Sunday, September 23, 2012

FOTD - Sick day !

Hi Everyone!


ANYWAY... I have been so ill this weekend and I am starting a new job tomorrow YAY!
Today was spent with my lovely friend in Starbucks and I sneaked myself into superdrug and bought myself few bits (I do not want to admit how much I spent) haha, am I the only one that does that?

But yesterday I had to go out in the day but I woke up with the worst cold in a long time! Here are my few steps for a fresh looking face when you feel like just staying in!

First of all... I put on some refreshing peel off mask to wake up my dull complexion. (I did take a photo of me wearing it and put it on my tumblr)


These masks from Superdrug are so good and the are only 99p, I have been using few of them and I am thinking of posting a review soon :)

When you are sick/ill (what ever word you want to use)
The main thing is.. use as little make up as you can. 
When your face is tired and looks bad you might want to pile on the stuff but it shows especially when your ill, your eyes are tired and your nose is puffy, you need the right things to hide it. 


I used my Wake me up Foundation from Rimmel, wait first of all I did moisturize my skin and then I used  my foundation! It is a really good foundation and if you want more details about it please let me know in the comments:) 
Then I used my Wake me up Concealer from Rimmel under my eyes and to cover up the redness around my nose.
To top everything, I used my High beam from Benefit as my highlighter on my cheekbones and the bridge of my nose.


I tried to keep my eyes very natural, I filled in my eyebrows with my Rimmel Brow pencil in Hazel.
I used my NYX jumbo pencil in Milk and highlighted my inner corner and brow bone and blended it out. 
The eyeshadows I used are a pretty highlighter color and a taupe color from NYX trio. 
I applied them very lightly and then took a black eyeshadow from sleek and used that as my eyeliner, just a tiny bit :)


Here are the pretty colors.



Very natural, soft and makes your eyes look less sick, (trust me, I looked so bad before, the magic of makeup haha)



For my lips, I used very lightly this color, link here


So this is my final look 
All that is missing here in this post is my blush, and it is my stable - MAC pinch o' peach.

What is your 'sick'day makeup?

I have to say, I think the mask did so much for me and the foundation just worked wonders. I have been having trouble with the Wake me up Foundation but it really did help me yesterday!


Hope everyone has been having a good weekend :) 
Its Monday tomorrow! New week and a new job (btw I'm considering a diet)

Thanks for reading

Margret 
X





Friday, September 21, 2012

Products of the day - Minimal makeup

Hi Everyone :)

Today I was woken up too early by builders! 
I did not have a busy day but needed to go and get my eyebrows done and find white shirt to start my new job! So I did not want to put too much makeup on today and I wanted 'no makeup' face for today.


These are all the products I used for my whole face :)


Face : Garnier BB Cream (Reveiw coming soon)
Garnier under eye tinted roll (more about that in this post)
Stay matte Powder from Rimmel (more about that amazing powder soon)


Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balmstain in 015 Cheris Devotion - LOVE IT
I am going tomorrow to pick up one more shade :) and I will keep you updated on how much I love these. 


Eyes are just basic, this is a Clinique mascara, small tube that I have. 
And my MAC eyelash curler


To add a bit of life in my face I just dusted tiny bit of Dallas from Benefit Blush on my cheeks.


I only used the big powder brush from Real Techniques and a small random angel brush for my blush.

Well I did take a photo of myself but it really was not in focus and writing this now I have taken my makeup off! haha

Anyway, just a post of the products I use to get a very natural minimal makeup :) 
What are the products you use everyday?


In the next few weeks I am going to try to post a blog every other day or everyday with things like mini reviews and continue with my sample challenge.

Have a great weekend :)
Until next time 

Margret
x


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Update + Small Sales Shopping

I got a job!!
Yes it was a short unemployment and the best thing it is a job that I really wanted.
I will be working in one of the larger Boots store in North London and the make up section is massive! Yayy!! 

Anyway until I start, which in the beginning was supposed to be the second week of October and now it is next Monday (again yay), I have been trying to keep myself busy with blogging and cleaning and boring stuff. (REALTY TV!)

Anyway, I am planning few new things in associate with this blog and if you are from Iceland (60% of readers are) you can check out this online store that I have: My Little Corner Boutique

A lot of readers don't have a blogger account so if you want to follow this blog, my tumblr, and all the beauty related things I am up to, please 'like' My Little Corner Facebook Page. (I am just starting it today so be the first one to like it lol)

This is what I have been up to today: Went to Strabucks, ordered a large Frappochino with extra Caramel on top and drank that in minutes. 



I stopped by in Store Twenty One, and found that all of their jewelry were two pounds or cheaper so I picked up two very pretty necklaces, both statement necklaces, and three small stud earnings only for 5 pounds!!
Then I went to Boots and I had 3 pounds off No 7 makeup voucher, and found this super pretty blue/green nail polish and paid only 2.50 pounds!!


Pictures are from Instagram: Follow me there as margretscorner

This is just a big random ramble blog post and I need to get back into a routine blogging.

Hope everyone is having a good week so far and tomorrow is Friday! 

What are your plans for the weekend??

Margret
x


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Random phone blog post #1 - cleaning/organizing make up

Hi everyone!
This is just a quick post, I'm trying something new... Blogging from my phone! Yayy

So I will be doing small posts like this on random things once a week or every couple of weeks..
I do update my tumblr with random instagram photos, inspiration stuff and random fun things every day

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Here is random phone blog post number one.

Tomorrow I will hopefully be cleaning my make up area and organizing everything, throwing things out and 'shopping my stash'
That means hopefully finding something that I haven't been using for ages and falling in love with it all over again.
I will be posting photos as I go tomorrow and perhaps I will be making a better blog post about how I organize my makeup tomorrow or next day... Let me know if you are interested :)

Hope everyone is having a great week so far, I know it'd Monday but...

P.s. I stopped by at superdrug today and picked up Revlon Kissable lip stain for free with my loyalty card!! Made my day



Margret
x

Thursday, September 13, 2012

FOTD - Job hunting

Okay... a little too soon, in my last post I talked about my new job but guess what... Last Friday they told me they couldn't afford having me anymore... Just my luck.

But to be super positive, I will be spening my days applying for jobs, so this is my face of the day on Job Huntng day number one. 




Forgive the hair,  had a haircut that night.


So all I wanted was a bit simple eye look but not completely boring. 


I used the very last of my MAC paint pot in Trophy, Mac eye shadow in Floof and in Antiqued





The face was left pretty normal,  have been loving my Revlon Colorstay Foundation.
For Lips I used Rimmel lip pencil in 063 Eastend Snob and a Rimmel Lipgloss in 330 Snog


As you can see it is all about the little flick at the end.
I love playing with colors like this and still keep it pretty natural.


The complete eyelook - 
Mac Paint pot in Trophy
Mac Eyeshadow in Floof
Mac Eyeshadow in Antiqued

What do you think? Have you ever 'rocked' the Antiqued rustic liner?

Anyway I hope my job hunt will be short but Sweet, I got a big interview coming up in the next few days so wish me good luck :)

Check out my Tumblr. 
All my updates are posted there, Instagram, random inspiration photos and blog posts

Thanks for reading 

xx 
Margret

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Review: L'Oreal Color Appeal Eye shadows (I am BACK)


First of all let me start by saying, Helloooo everyone, I AM BACK (again)..


Yes I am a lazy blogger but that does not mean that make up is not on my mind 24/7...

So to get back into blogging gear, I have so many new fun things up my sleeve it is exciting. 
I just started a new job (2 months ago) and somehow I got super busy and I am trying to get more organized and do things that I enjoy.

And the best part... with a new job came weekly shopping trips for make up, Here are some of my latest finds... Hope you enjoy...


I have never been a one eyeshadow girl, but that might all be about to change...

I used to like the value of buying eyeshadow pallettes or a trio, quads and so on. But the other day when Superdrug had 3 for 2 on L'Oreal I tried these Color Appeal eyeshadows, and these colors were amazing. 









I swatched the first one I bought and it is called Metal Plum (number 153) and it was one of my favorite color for the fall.
It is a metal purple/brown/taupe color. 
These sort of colors are my favorite because you can just sweep it all over the eyelid and it does the job perfectly. 




Then I couldn't stop thinking about this other color I saw and I ran back to superdrug and picked up Platinum Beige (number 152). 

It is such a pretty color, the name perfectly describes it. I would say it is a bit yellowish/goldish/ platnium metal color with the prettiest shine, with tiny  (super tiny) sparkle, you can hadly see it. 





I know the photos can not give these colors justice, it was very late and hardly any proper light when I took the photos tonight, but the colors are just oh so pretty. 

These eyeshadows are not new in store but they are new for me. 

Here is what L'Oreal says about them : 

Color Appeal is a super-smooth eye shadow designed to provide long lasting colour in a soft silky format.
The super-smooth ultra-fine texture glides smoothly over the eyelid for even comfortable colour that doesn’t crease.


Color Appeal uses Micro-Jet technology designed to create an exceptionally fine, versatile powder that is easy to blend and beautiful to wear.

I agree!

One thing.. The colors are very similar and I might go and pick up one ore two more, but I dont think some of these colors are unique enought to get all of the other colors.

Have you ever tried these eyeshadows? What did you think?


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Instagram: margretscorner

Most of all, If you want to, please comment and tell me what you think? Do you have any L'Oreal eye shadows or do you want any?

xx
Margret

Friday, June 15, 2012

NOTD - Mint Green for sunny days!

I don't know why but i have been tiny obsessed over mint green pastel nail polish.
Every time i saw someone with that color I just thought it really made the whole look complete.

So I really wanted one, but I already had one from Barry M!
I can not believe I had forgotten about this color.
I used it all the time last summer and I bet this summer will be the same.




How super cute is this nail polish?

Perfect for summer :)


Please comment or share :)

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X
Margrét

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sample Challenge #1 Maybelline Foundation Super stay 24h


Starting on my sample stash... #1
Maybelline Super Stay 24h Stretch formula, Non-transfer, up to 24hr make-up.




This is what the Maybelline website says: Do it-all, Through-it-all makeup, 24-hour wear, no tr
ansfer and medium coverage.

Well I tried it, and this sample lasted two-three days, i just kept it in a bag and used it the next day.

First impressions:
That small sample lasted me 3 days, which means that you only need a little bit to get good coverage.
What I liked about this foundation:
Good coverage, the color did match me (it is a sample, what you get, is what you get). It did stay on through the day, (including an hour nap). It did not stay 24 hours, (I clean my face at night) (and who would want makeup on 24hr anyway) but it did stay through out the day. If I would be going out that night, I would freshen up with concealer.
I did not have to use powder over the foundation, the foundation really did not smudge.
No transfer so a big plus for that.


The foundation did mattefied my face, which I am not sure if I did liked or not, I am all about having fresh dewy face these days, but on the other hand, matte face is also something I like occasionally.
What I did not like about this foundation:
I feel that it did stick to dry spots, It is bit drying. I do not have dry skin, I have normal skin, so if someone has dry skin, I would not recommend this foundation.
I have normal size pores (not big at all) and all of the sudden this foundation found all of my pores and just gathered there...
It did not blend that well into my skin. Even though I had a brightening primer under. It probably needs to be smoothing primer under the foundation so it will blend a bit better.
I only use my fingers to apply so maybe if I would have buffed it into my skin it would blend better.
I really feel that my skin was a bit dull and the way the foundation gathered in dry area and around my nose was just not good.

So to get all that in few words.

Pros: good medium coverage, staying power, good color. did not transfer
Cons: drying, sticks to dry spots, sticks to pores, did not blend well enough.

And the big question is...

Will I be buying the Maybelline Super Stay foundation?

No,
I feel that there are so many better foundations out there that do have a great staying power on, so unfortunally this foundation will not be ending in my make up bag.


But do keep in mind that all skin types are different and even thought I did not like it, you might.
Just start on trying a sample :)

So this is my first sample finished.

Do you have any experience with this foundation

Try out your samples and do the sample challenge :)



Please comment or share :)

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X
Margrét




Monday, June 11, 2012

Sample Challenge (intro)


Wow.. month and a half since last post! I keep taking photos and writing down in my book but somehow I just do not get on the laptop. That is changing here and now, Summer 2012 will be known as The Summer of blogging! 

Anyway, The other day when I was unpacking my make up and then packing it again (story for later).  I noticed few of my samples from magazines over the last few months. Every time I get one of these sample I always throw them in my bag and then when my bag is being emptied it ends up somewhere around the room or in my make up shelf. 




So actually getting all of those sample in one place gave me an idea. I have few shampoos, foundation, creams and good stuff. So why not use them?


We all are guilty off just throwing the samples away and I am so stopping that now..!

Basically, what I am doing, I am going to use the samples, and decide will I purchase the product or not. That is what these company are doing by putting these samples out there.... right? 


I will post my first sample tomorrow and I think it is going to be a bit interesting, will just one sample do the product justice and what are the first impressions... 


What do you think? 
Do you have any samples of your own to try at home?




Please comment or share :)

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Margrét


Sunday, April 15, 2012

NOTD - Baby Blue


Keeping it cute

Models Own in Blooboo





Cute Pastel color that is a bit different 

What do you think?

Margrét

X

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Three Products = Complete Look


I had to go the other day and buy a present for my sister.


I am a firm believer in books for everyone, even people that don't read, you can get them a book about their hobby, or something.

But since she is back in Iceland it had to be something small so of course I bought her make up, like last year.



I will be going home in May and then she will get more gifts (it is her graduation) and of course kisses and cuddles.

So while I was in Boots, I couldn't pick one product, so I picked three...



And these are my three products that I think make a look!




So how to transfer your look, with three products, day time and night time.



All you need is a eyeliner, lipstick and a nail polish.


For me, when I complete a look, I always make sure my eyes are popping, and I feel that a bit of eyeliner does that.
In the end you always grab something to put n your lips, if it is a lipstick, lipgloss, or just a lipbalm. It really does complete the look.
To take a look to the next level, for me I love my Nail polish, I have got them in every color so I think for a night out, a new color on your nail is a great way to glam your self up.
Or on a sunday night, dreading monday... just put on a pretty soft color for the week.

With a basic face, all you need to use are these three products and in my opinion you get an instant glam. 


So basically I picked my favorite products to show you guys.




Day time: this is all about minimal make up. Soft pretty look that suits everyone.



Eyeliner: A soft pencil, kohl eyeliner, that can be smudge and softened.
Lipstick: Nude/Pink lipstick, something to put on your lips and makes a different without overpowering the look.

Nail polish: For this spring of course pastel colors are perfect for the day look. 



Essie: Angel food
Models Own: Bloo Boo (NOTD coming soon)
O.P.I:  Chapel of Love



Lipstick: Avon in pout (as seen here)
Eyeliner: Black Kohl by Topshop, a very soft smudge eyeliner.



Night time: I like extreme make up but I want to keep it wearable, I picked products that gave me a polished look.


Eyeliner: For a night time look, a liquid liner is perfect
Lipstick: A pretty red is a basic, if you are not excited about red lipstick, a red lip stain is a great option as well
Nail polish: It is super easy to go with a black color but I like darker colors. 
Purple is perfect and that dark burgundy color is amazing as well. And you can even go a bit on  trend and go for a bright strong color like the bright blue from China Glaze. 



China Claze: Frostbite 


Ciaté: Wait until dark

O.P.I. : Midnight in Moscow


Lipstick : Rimmel Lasting Finish in Alarm 170 
Eyeliner: Rimmel Glam eyes liquid liner


This is just my basic day and night look, and if I am running home from work and we are going out, I use the liquid liner over my smudge eye kohl and then put the red lipstick on and I am ready!

I know it takes a bit more than a minute to change your nail polish but still, I love nail polish and I think that having a clean looking nails with a great color is what makes you glam.


What are your three products that gives you an instant glam?

Please comment or share :)

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Margrét



   

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Favorites: March 2012

How fast is this year going by...

Few things were purchased this month and I did make an order from Avon, and I will make a post about the hair care products that I bought from Avon soon. 


Anyway, I have just four products this month, Because I have been trying to focus on glowing skin and minimal make up for the summer. 

I used a tinted moisturizer from Benefit last summer, and I will try to stay away from foundation this summer again.. So the arrival of the B.B. creams is perfect. 




Garnier B.B. Cream. 

This product needs it own blog post, I don't know where to start.
Everyone has been talking about the B.B. creams and I had to try one out. This one is great. Does everything it claims to do and more! My skin looks very good these days. All I use is the cream and then a concealer and powder tiny bit over it! So glowing and natural!


The only flaw is the packaging. I would like a bit more ''nicer'' packaging :/
And not to forget the smell of it. Only when I am applying it, I can smell it.
It does not smell bad at all, it is just that I am so picky of the scent of my foundations and powders. 


I still love it, and am currently using it every day!


Rimmel, Match perfection, 2-in-1 Concealer & Highlighter: Skin tone adapting concealer
I really like this concealer, I bought it only because I really needed a new concealer and I did not have any time to look for a new one. So coming home and trying it. It was super good. It stays on, covers my under eye area and all my blemishes. 


It is a concealer and a highlighter, which makes a whole lot of difference.
The formula is not to thick and not to thin.
The Garnier concealer i was using before was thin and sometimes did not cover all my black circles under my eyes (I have really bad ones)


It does not crease and blends very well


It does have this brush applicator and all I do is dab a bit on the areas that I need concealed and than bland it with my fingers into my skin. 

Avon Lipstick in Pout, Satin finish.

I LOOOOVE IT.
I made an Avon order and picked this lipstick out, (it was cheap, and I wanted to try it)
And what a surprise!

I love this color so much,
I am not sure what it reminds me of, but come on, rosie/nude/pink
It is perfect and in all honesty, I haven't been grabbing my MAC Hue as much after I got this lipstick.
The formula is so smooth and soft.
It will go with almost every look, it is that sort of lipstick that when you don't know what goes with  the look, you would grab this color.


Very sleek and good packaging. 




The lighting was not the best when I took the photo, but it looks very natural on the lips. 



Avon Face pearls

These face pearls are the illuminating ones, (there are also these bronzing ones)
These do not have any glitter or sparkle, only a great glow

They have a peachy/pink tone to them and a darker skin tone can use these as a highlighter but because I am pale, I use this as a blush. And I love it


The packaging are again great and very sleek


On my skin, They come off as pink with a peachy glow!
Exactly what I have been wanting for summer!


I am so pleased with these and could not be happier with a illuminating pearls like these

That is it for March favorites..

I have to admit, Avon did a great job with these products, I did order a lip gloss as well and that is amazing but I haven't been grabbing for it, mainly because the lipstick is so smooth and gorgeous on its own.


What were some of your favorite products last month

xx

Margrét













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