Monday, January 24, 2011

Bubblegarm's 'Make me up' Sigma Competition

Hi ladies

I've done a further two entries for the lovely Bubblegarm's 'Make Me Up' Sigma Competition in the 'Make Me Blush'(Pink)and'Make Me Cool'(Teal).

'Make me Blush' (Pink)

'Make Me Cool'(Teal)

The pink is certainly not a 'wearable' look but make up is all about having fun and expressing yourself! The eyelashes are great fun and I was pleased to use them.

For the teal look I went for a tropical theme. I adore turquoise, blues and teals and this is definitely something I'd wear.

I will update with product information soon.

I would love to know what you think!

Love Lottie xxx

Are you entering the competition?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bubblegarm's 'Make me up' Sigma Competition

Hi ladies

This is my entry for the lovely Bubblegarm's 'Make Me Up' Sigma Competition, the look I've gone for is: 'Make Me Classy' (black).

Inspired by a Clarins visual from a few years back, I've gone for something edgy and editorial with my own spin. Obviously this is not something you'd wear out!! I just enjoy being creative with make up and seeing how it turns out. :)

Hopefully I'm going to have time to do entries for the other categories: 'Make Me Blush'(Pink),'Make Me Cool' (teal) and 'Make Me Crazy' (Purple).

Products used:

Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Colour Directions Mineral Photo Touch Foundation in "Linen"
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in "Blonde"
MAC Studio Finish Concealer in "NC20"

Colour Directions Brow Blender in "Soft Taupe 02"

Colour Directions Signature Shadow Quad in "Muse"
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear gel Eyeliner in "Black Ink 1"
Colour Directions Powder liner in "Fog 06"
L'Oreal Superliner in "Silver Black"
MAC Eye Shadow in "Plumage"
Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara

Girls Aloud False Lashes in "Nadine"

YSL Rouge Volupte in "8"

Would love to know what you think.

Love Lottie xxx

Are you entering Bubblegarm's competition?

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Good Afternoon everyone!

I hope you're happy a lovely weekend.

After saving up I treated myself to a camera instead of buying anything in the January sales.

It's a Canon EOS 1000D SLR. I must admit, I'm not really sure what I'm doing yet but on first impression the quality is fantastic and I like the fact that it's light to carry.

Here's some practice shots taken before the Christmas decorations came down, always a sad moment!

And a couple of other textures and items around the house:

I'm particulalry pleased with the close ups our bedroom's beaded lampshade. I really like interpreting patterns and textures in close up.

I decided to use of of the images for my new blog banner using the free editing software that came with the camera. I hope you like it!

Hope everyone is having a good 2011 so far.

Love Lottie x

Are you taking up any new hobbies or restarting old ones in 2011?
Any suggestions for beginner photography blogs?

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy 2011 to all my lovely blog readers!

I hope 2011 is the year all your dreams come true and you had a lovely new year's eve. We had a lovely night in with thai green curry and champagne to start the new year.

I'm excited about the opportunities 2011 will bring. There's nothing like a new shiny year to start you thinking about resolutions.

I've got a pretty little notepad to write them all down so I can keep check of progress.

My first goal is the greatest new year's cliche there is - to lose weight. Last year I managed to lose half a stone on Weight Watchers. However, I started to let slip of tracking my points, exercising stopped taking priority and I started eating too much of the wrong foods and having too big portions!

I have now dowloaded the Weight Watchers app for my iPhone and it's so convenient. It's going to make keeping track much easier.

Since Boxing Day I have been setting myself up for success by using the app and exercising most days. I already feel much better.

I need to remind myself when I feel tempted to slip back to old habits why I want to lose weight. Obviously getting married is my major incentive and my specific goal is to lose 19lbs for the big day.

I need to be realistic about how long my progress will take and take it a day at a time.

By checking in on this blog at least once a week with how things are going I hope I can motivate some others who are in the same boat. I hope to also update with health and fitness tips.

My other resolutions are to become a better marketer and to become a better make up artist too.

To set a proper budget and stick to it in order to save for things I really want.

Improve my blog and update it more often.

And most importantly make my life as much of a stress free zone as possible without anxiety and worry!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!

Love Lottie x

What did you do for New Year's Eve?
What are your goals for 2011?