#100DaysOfMakeup : Day One!

Well hello there! It’s the first of September and so I have decided that from now until the 9th December I shall be taking on the #100DaysOfMakeup challenge over on my instagram!

For those of you who don’t follow my instagram (though you totally can here), I’ll be posting the looks here with a mini step by step and the list of products I used so you can re-create them if you wish.

So today I’m kicking it off with a look I’ve named Rocky Road because the colour scheme reminded me of the sweet treat. My product list is as follows:


So for the eyes, I firstly drew my wing in black liner. My top tip would be to draw the height of your wing first i.e from the outer corner of your eye up towards your eyebrow, and then, with a sponge so you don’t get grubby fingers on your makeup if you’re the kind who does foundation first, gently pull the skin taut. Then draw a line from the most hooded part of your eye until it meets the line you’ve previously drawn. You should then get the perfect flick and its just a case of joining it to your lash line.

I then took a pink liquid liner and lined the top edge of the wing. With a white liquid liner, I placed a splodge on my hand and dipped a small dotting tool into it to create the dots in my inner corner and underneath the wing.

For the lips, I first outlined the lips in a brown liquid lipstick. I then took a light pink lipstick and a small lip brush and painted in the middle. To add more colour and shimmer, I stippled on some pink pigment and it was as simple as that!

I hope you’re going to join me on this journey and are looking forward to it as much as I am. There’ll be a category on here so you can find all my looks easily.

Sparkle On! -Ellie .xx

Mani Monday : Pink Diamonds and Gold

Welcome to the start of a new installment on this blog, we have Mani Monday! I love doing nail art and trying out new and quirky designs and so I’ve decided that I’m going to share each new one I do with you on a Monday (mostly because the repetition is cool, not because I do a new mani every Monday 🙊).

For the first one, I have a little something I did with my new paint can, which I’m obsessed with and you can find a full review on it here, and the nail polish I received free for becoming a NailsInc VIP.

I decided to do each finger a little bit different. After painting on my base coat, I went ahead and sprayed my ring fingers with the Good As Gold paint can just so I could get the messy bit out of the way. I then painted the rest of my fingers with NailsInc Westbourne Park Road.

On my little fingers, I painted a chevron tip in white polish and stuck a tiny pink diamond in the centre of the bottom of the nail. Using a dotting tool, I created tiny flowers on my middle finger and used the same pink diamonds as the centres. If you don’t have a dotting tool you could always make one from a hairpin or toothpick! On my index finger, I first drew a straight line (or as straight as I could make it) down the centre of the nail and then used the large dotting tool to make three dots along the line. In the centre of each of those went a pink diamond. And finally, on the thumbs, just to keep it simple, I placed a single diamond in the centre of the bottom of the nail. To finish I applied a top coat and voila!

I really love the way it came out. I think the colours look classy and I like having a different design on each nail. It keeps things interesting!

Here’s a list of the nail products I used:


Sparkle On! – Ellie .xx