Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ThanksGiving Inspired Makeup Tutorial.

Hey Guys!
Tomorrow is ThanksGiving in the US and I wanted to do a video for my viewers who celebrate the holiday and hopefully offer some inspiration to anyone still unsure of what makeup to wear for the day. 
The eyes are inspired by candle light, thinking of the gorgeous dinner spreads I've seen on TV of Thanksgiving feasts, and all the products (listed below) are available in the US!!
Plus I kept the focus on the eyes so your lips wouldn't be ruined while stuffing yer faces :P
Hope you all like the look.

Exotic, Cat Eye Makeup Tutorial | Angelina Jolie Eyes.

Want sultry, almond shaped cat eyes but don't have them naturally? Follow the tips in this video to make your eyes look more like Angelina Jolie's cat eye shape.
This technique is great for people with a round eye shape who would like to make them appear more almond in shape, it's also perfect for people with down turned eyes who would like to make them appear more lifted.
No Liquid Eyeliner needed!!!

'Rusted Metal' Smokey Eyes Makeup Tutorial ft; Zoeva

I decided to put my new Zoeva 'Mixed Metal' palette to good use after being sent one as a sample before it's release earlier this week. I already own 2 of their other palettes which I love and wasn't disappointed by the quality of this new addition. The texture of the shadows is like butter and I didn't bother using a base/primer under the shadows for this look to show just how intense and strong the pigments are!!
As well as amazing colour pay-off straight off the bat, the makeup lasted the entire day without any creasing or fading on the lids.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Shiv's Stash: What's New?? (A.K.A; Beauty Haul)

After a bit of a dry spell, I was recently sent a good few bits from various beauty brands as well as picking up a few items myself locally and definitely had more than enough to throw together in a 'Haul Video', though I quite hate that term so I'm giving 'Shiv's Stash; What's New?' a go to see how I get on with that. 
I'm in Makeup Brush/Eye Shadow Heaven with this lot so watch the video below to find out more about what has been added to the stash, and scroll on further below for any extra information.

Sparkling Purple Eyes Makeup Tutorial.

Who doesn't love a good purple smokey-ish eye for the Christmas Season, especially with a bit of sparkle thrown in?!
I flippin' well do, in fact its easily one of my favourite looks to do!
So I decided to bust out some of my old favourite purple MAC eyeshadows and create a purple-with-sparkle party eyes look to really kick off the Christmas inspired looks for this year.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Used up Beauty Products: Love or Regret? | Empties #9

I personally love looking at other people's 'Empties' videos on Youtube. There's something about nosing into people's rubbish I just can't resist! ha ha.
I am on my 9th instalment of my own 'Empties' Series on my Youtube Channel and am genuinely always surprised about how many products that stack up after a few weeks!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Taylor Swift - Blank Space | Music Video Makeup Tutorial

Coming up to Christmas & Christmas Party Season, requests for tutorials involving red lips has increased 2 fold easily on my Youtube Channel.  And who am I to deny the masses?? :P
On Monday, Taylor Swift's new music video for 'Blank Space' was released on Youtube which sees her sporting a gorgeous bright red lipped makeup look and I figured I'd kill 2 birds with the one stone and use that as one of my red lip inspirations!!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

How to prevent Oily Lids! | Shiv's Tricks

A quick tip I recently picked up on how to prevent the dreaded oily lids eating your eyeshadow! 

Long Lasting Lipstick Routine | LetzMakeup

When I apply my makeup in the morning, my main aim is to have it last as long as possible without the need for touch-ups! Here I share my long lasting lipstick routine that always gets me through a long day at work or just when I am on the go.

Cosy Winter Haul | Primark, NewLook, SheInside

Autumn/Winter Fashion Haul featuring Primark, NewLook & SheInside.
 Are you guys as bonkers about layering as I am? xx

SheInside Floral Dress; (Out of Stock)

NewLook Wide-Neck Top;

Music is Royalty Free & Provided by
Song; 'Matiere Noire Vibrante'
Licensed under Creative Commons "Attribution 3.0""


Grungy Smokey Eye GRWM | First Impressions ft; Coastal Scents & Olay

Hey Guys! 
I was heading to the cinema to see 'Night Crawler' (which was class btw) and to a Halloween party afterwards, so decided to film a get ready with me makeup tutorial, plus it's a first impressions, trying out some new makeup goodies! 
The Brushes and Cream were sent as samples for consideration.