Fun Valentine’s Day Makeup

Yay, I’m so excited about this one! Baby J had a long nap this afternoon, so instead of cleaning, doing the washing, blah, etc. I played around with my makeup collection! I’ve been planning a Valentine’s look for a couple of weeks and I really hope you like it. It’s quite OTT in some places, but you can use what you want from it. I took a no makeup selfie to start with, for a bit of ‘before and after’.

I haven’t gone into detail over my whole face prep, as I’ve done that before in my Christmas look and it hasn’t really changed much since then. I’ve taken a photo of everything I used and here is the list –

  • Soap & Glory Speed Plump Moisturiser
  • Carmex lip balm
  • L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Vanilla Rose
  • L’Oreal True Match Concelaer in Vanilla
  • MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as an eye primer
  • Collection Precision Contour
  •  Collection Eyebrow Definer
  • PS… Pro HD Mascara

I have put the focus of this post onto my eye makeup, as it’s the statement part of the whole look. For eyeshadow I used the amazing Makeup Revolution 144 Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette Collection 2017 (an amazing £10!) I’ve written about it before here.

I’ve taken step-by-step photos as I feel it’s easier to show you what I did, you can also see what brushes I used for each part of the eye, they’re from the Spectrum Eye Blending Set.

  1. I applied a peachy nude to my whole lid and up to the brow bone

2. A light pink in my crease

3. I went over the crease again with this darker pink shade

4. The darkest pink in that column was then applied to my outer corners

5. I used the neon pink as a liner on half of my under eyes

6. I then used the bright lilac on the other half of my under eye and blended them together for a gradient effect

7. I used a bright, shimmery, light pink on the centre of my lids

8. I completed the work with the shadows by applying Unicorns Heart highlighter – the pink shade – to the inner corners to make my eyes pop!

Here’s how it looked when they eye shadow process was complete –

To make the look fun and unique, I applied The Sparkles Store Valentine’s Mix loose glitter to my inner corners and then picked out the cute little hearts and stuck them with glitter fixing glue on my outer brow bone.

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Now for the lashes! These are called #Sexy and are from Beauty Atelier Shop. You can purchase them here. You can also use this code – KER 10 – for free shipping, woohoo! The eyelashes are handmade and 100% silk. They are so comfortable to wear and create an instant car eye look! Beauty Atelier Shop also have other amazing and exclusive items that you need to check out. I will be uploading a video about some of their products in the next few days.

For highlight, I used Glitter Eyes highlight in the shade ThatGlo. My blush is from a palette in the Makeup Revolution 12 Days of Christmas box.

And finally…lips. I used the awesome Makeup Revolution Retro Luxe Matt Lip Kit in Echelon .

And there we have it! I’m so pleased with the final result! Unfortunately, my camera didn’t pick up the prettiness of the highlighter, it has an iridescent pink shimmer in certain lights. Believe me when I say that it’s beautiful.

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What will you be doing on Valentine’s Day?

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2017 Sparkle with Kerry readers! Love you all!

Kerry x

OOTD featuring the Superpeach Kimberley Collar

Well this is exciting! Welcome to my first Outfit Of The Day post! Along with my beauty haul on Friday, I also got a couple of items of clothing. However, today it’s all about my beautiful accessory. This is the Kimberley Collar from Superpeach.

Superpeach is an awesome accessory, socks and underwear online store. I’m lucky enough to be a Superpeach Princess and will be blogging about many other items from the store in the future. I also have an exclusive discount code for you, so you can save yourself some money off anything that takes your fancy! Keep reading to find out the code. 

The Kimberley Collar is currently in the sale for just £7.00. It’s a sure-fire way to glam up any outfit instantly. It’s a classic black with beautifully detailed gold embroidery. There are some lovely beads sewn around the edges for extra prettiness.

I decided to jazz my outfit up with it today. As you can see, it made what is a very basic, plain top into something much more eye-catching and elegant.

I went for smart-casual today. Here’s what I’m wearing –

  • Wine coloured, long sleeved top from Primark – £2
  • Grey midi length pencil skirt from Primark – £6
  • Rose Gold Converse
  • Kimberley Collar from Superpeach – £7

I just love this outfit! It’s simple, but made me feel body confident and happy. The collar makes a big impact and instantly made my outfit look and feel exciting. I’m excited to try it with many other outfits I wear and you’ll be able to see the results on my Instagram over the coming weeks.

If you too would like a Kimberley colour, with an extra discount of 20%, just click here and use the code sparklewithkerry20 (expires 22/2/2017) at the checkout. Take a look around the shop and SALE for other beautiful accessories, socks or knickers. It’s all gorgeous!

To find Superpeach on Social media, check out –

Twitter – @superpeachlife

Instagram – @superpeachlife

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/superpeachlife/

Kerry x

Happy New Year 2017! 

Wow, I can’t believe we’re in January already! I hope you all had a lovely New Year’s Eve and you’re chilling out and enjoying today. 2016 saw this blog reinvent itself and grow and I’ve loved every minute of writing it. 

This year has been an emotional roller coaster and I won’t go into details about this because that’s not what this blog is about and talking about my personal life is not something I do, but I just wanted to say a big thank you for supporting it. All your comments, shares and ‘likes’ really make it all worthwhile and really spurs me on. A special mention to Gareth, my Mum, my sister Emma, Emily and her sister Charlotte, Natasha, Hollie and Leanne for being so kind about what I do and encouraging me to do more. 

That’s enough of the soppy stuff! I thought I’d share my New Year’s Eve makeup look with you. 

Face – 

  • Barry M Colour Correcting Primer
  • L’Oréal True Match Foundation in Vanilla Rose
  • L’Oréal True Match Powder
  • L’Oréal True Match Concealer 

Eyes – 

  • Morphe 35N Eyeshadow Palette – I used a pink shade all over the lid and black on the outer corners and lower lash line, forming a cat eye 
  • Too Faced Nikkie Tutorials kit glitter over the top of the pink shade

  • Mascara was my old fave, Primark’s PS Pro High Definition Mascara 
Yes, I wore cat ears! Why not, hey?

Lips – 

I used the darkest shade of the Makeup Revolution Lip Gloss Nude Edit which came in my 12 Days of Christmas box. I made the gloss matte (look out for a blog post on how to do this tomorrow!) 

Blush, Contour and Highlight – 

  • Blush – Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette in a pink shade
  • Contour – from the Tanya Burr Peachy Glow palette
  • Highlight – Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild 

And there we have it! I’m especially pleased with my eyeshadow work this time and I put that down to my brilliant Spectrum set of brushes from my husband. 

Tell me all about your NYE! 

Kerry x