A warm toned Smokey Eye


  

I just can’t stay away from neutral eyes. This time I used the Too Face Semi Sweet Chocolate Palette which finally landed in Ireland and I don’t think I have ever been more excited about getting this palette.

On my eyes I used Peanut Butter and Truffle in the outer third of my eye. I actually lined my eyes with Catrice Black Kohl pencil which is something I never normally do and Im not sure if I will do it again. I just can’t deal with the smudging! and for mascara no surprise that it is Benefits roller lash.

What to see more neutral smokey eyes, take a look at theses; one, two and and a surprise post from here.

Sony Lens G Review

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Anytime I whip out this camera I always get a million questions about it! Mainly because It is so different to any camera we normally see!

This is a Sony Lens G,DSC-QX10 basically what it is, is a lens that you clip on to your phone or you can have it free standing and it takes amazing quality photos and videos. It is so handy for blogging and vlogging as it’s so small you can bring it everywhere! The reason I bought this camera was because I wanted a fancy DSLR but couldn’t part with the best part of €500 for one, so this was my alternative.

I am so glad I bought this lens and heres why;

  1. So easy to use
  2. Photos automatically load onto my phone, laptop.
  3. Photos are clear and good quality
  4. Can use my phone, iPad as a viewfinder for filming video’s and taking blog pictures.

Lets get into the technical stuff but don’t worry I am a camera novice so lets understand what those fancy photography terms mean to you and me!

  • 18 mega pixels – How clear your image will be,
  • 10x optical zoom and automatic stabilisation, how far away your image can focus in on, and how stable the camera will be after your shaky hands.
  • HD Video

To control your camera you need to download the play memories mobile from iTunes or android. Its free don’t worry!

On Play Memories Mobile you can;

  • change camera settings my favourite is superior mode as in low light like winter and when your in restaurants the camera automatically adjusts the light so that the image is bright and clear. This has been a lifesaver for me!
  • You can zoom, focus. All the basic stuff!

The reason why I love this camera is because its not fussy obviously if you want you can adjust the camera to your own settings but for me I like the superior setting it comes with. Its such an easy camera to use sometimes having to attach your phone is a bit of a faff but the images are then on your phone so you can upload them to twitter, instagram, Facebook your blog. If your in the market for a new camera, I would check this one out,

Its €179 which I think is personally an amazing price for such a good camera!

You can find more details about the camera on Sonys Website

 

Cranberry Smokey Eye

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Im a huge fan of a smokey eye but a cranberry smokey eye is probably my most worn and most loved smokey eye. Unusual I know, but i just love the pop of colour and its something unusual.

So for this post Im saying embrace colour and let’s get our smoke on!

To crete this eye look, I used all MAC cosmetics eyeshadows. The shades I used to create this look were Cranberry, Sketch (deep purple) and Wedge (soft brown).

1. Apply a primer to your lids, I used MAC Soft Orche surprise surprise!

2. Apply wedge into the crease with a fluffy brush this is going to be our transition colour.

3. With a flat shader brush apply cranberry (isn’t it beautiful) all over the lids. I like to pat it on to get an intense colour.

3. Blend Blend Blend with the brush you used to apply Wedge (fluffy brush)

4. Apply sketch to the outer third of your eye with the other side of your flat brush, you could use a clean one but Im too lazy!

5. Blend Blend Blend the outer corner with the same fluffy brush.

6. Apply wedge to the lower lash line with a pencil brush

7. Apply cranberry to the outer half of the lower lash line with a pencil brush.

8. Voila ladies you’re done!

 

You can add liner if you wish I didn’t in this picture but sometimes I do. Its up to you!

Tell me what you think of this look and if your recreate it tag me in it or #laurenaalice so I can find it!

 

Cara Delevingne Chanel Look

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Cara’s look for this Chanel ad is classic and simple. It is really easy to achieve at home!

For this look you need to have flawless skin, I used the L’Oreal True Match foundation as it covers my imperfections and adds a subtle glow. In the picture you can see some subtle definition in the cheekbones, I used Chanel Tan Universal to create this bronze look. As it is a cream formula it looks just like skin.

The eyes are what really caught me, a subtle line across the lid is all you need, no crazy flick to see here. The black line adds definition to your lashes without being too in your face.

For lips I thought it was best to leave them natural, I removed any excess foundation from my lips with a cotton bud and applied some lip balm.

Thats the look, complete.

What do you think about this look?