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Monday, 19 December 2011

Where am I?

 Hey guys!

 Sorry to have been absent from my blog and youtube channel for so long. Some of you may be aware that I am eight months pregnant with my first child. I've not had an easy run of it and the last thing I have felt like doing is sharing all things beauty with you when that is the opposite of how I have felt.

 My skin has broken out, got oilier, got drier and generally kak. That said I have found some winder products that have suited me down to the ground. I do plan on sharing them with you as they will now be on my holy grail list!

 Thank-you guys for checking back on my blog and being so loyal.

 I'm sure you will be seeing posts from me real soon.

 K x

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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

My new favourite You Tube Channels....

 Hey girls and guys,

 I am going to share so major YT love with you today. I mist admit over xmas and the new year YT sucked. It was all about the same people and the same videos. Obvs the amazing Pixiwoo and Lisa Eldridge are the exception.... But the following peeps have made it all good again! 

 Emily Jessica B TV 

 This girl rocks and as you know we have recently collaborated. She deserves so many more views than she gets.My favourite video is of course her interpretation of Andrew Gallimore. Tell all your friends about her!

 Samantha Schuerman

 Sam is from America and some of the products she uses I can't buy but I don't care! This girl rocks my world and I cannot get enough of her tutorials. She manages to make every look fresh and her playful attitude is a breath of fresh air. Her vlogs are awesome too. My favourite look is the playboy inspired recent vid. Fudgerooo!

 Jean Francois CD

 This guy is SSIIIICKKKK with his make up application. Every look he completes is flawless and I hope one day I have his liner skills! My favourite video of his is Gaga for Gaga-Cook-n-kill. Everyone was doing telephones looks and this was the best! His outtakes are proper funny too.

 Check them all out as they are too awesome for words.

 Big hugs


Saturday, 30 April 2011

 Beauty Marked oh how I love thee!

 Yes I am in love with an eyeshadow. This is an eyeshadow from Mac called 'Beauty Marked'. I bought it after seeing it being used in a Pixiwoo video. It looked amazing paired with Twinks in the video but as it is a bit dark in the pan I avoided using it especially on brides. However I my bride this week the gorgeous Katie and her sister Kirsty gave me a dramatic purples and plums creative brief and I ran with it! I will share the pictures with you when I get them from the wedding photographer Ross Little

 Back to BM. MAC describes it as a 'deep blackened red with a sparkle/twilight effect', I do agree with this kind of. It is certainly a red-purple. It is a velvet finish and I have really grown to love it. For my bride and CB I used Urban Decay Primer Potion as the base and this added an awesome vibrant base. 

 This is close up swatch of the colour. It a very easy colour to blend and I plan to be using it in lots of looks coming up.

Let me know your favourite unexpected eyeshadow discovery?

 Big hugs

 x x

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Special announcement!

 Hey guys!

 I have a special video announcement today. I have collaborated with the A-may-zing Emily from Emily Jessica B TV on You Tube. I've been following her videos for a while now and we we're chatting on Twitter and Facebook and Emily suggested a collab video. We both love Jessie J and her key MUA Andrew Gallimore,so we decided to reacreate one of his looks. Andrew is a fab make up artist and can knock out the most amazing editorial and beauty shots you have ever seen. If you appreciate the art of make up check out his portfolio here 

 We each chose a look of his to recreate.This is the look Emily chose. Lush eh? Here is Emily's video

And here is mine. I love the light eyebrows and harsh liner complemented with the smokey yellow and black. Awesome! 

 I used Eve Pearl HD foundation and concealer in light, Elf HD powder, MAC's blacktrack fluidline gel eyeliner, Urban Decau eyeliner in Zero, The black,champagne and yellow for the Sleek curious palette,Max factor false lash effect mascara in black,Dermablend concealer in D12,MAC's Harmony blush and vaseline lip salve.

 Hope you enjoy and don't forget to check out Emily's videos. She deserves so many more views as she is so lovely and talented! 

 Big hugs,


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Just a play about


 I have been very inspired by my new make up room that I have created at my new home. I have bought the same furniture from my last house with me but I have made it more personal and I love it! I have filmed a quick tour of the room which i am sure will be on my You Tube channel very soon!

 I was sat clearing up all my make up on sunday and I found myself playing with the Wonder Woman palette I purchased in February. The palette I bought was the 'Lady justice' quad which I paid £36 for.  It has four colours (Obvs) and is blue in tone. The shadows are Lady Justice, Insurmountable, Bold Babe and Deep Truth

 Lady Justice is a silvery, frost finish, limited edition shade. I used this one on the brow bone, along the bottom lashes and inner corner to highlight. I like this colour as it is sheer and it blends very well indeed. 

I used Bold babe on the middle third of my eyelid and also underneath the eye. This colour is a steel blue colour. It has a silver sheen and it is also a limited edition shade. this is my favourite. It's very flattering and worth the purchase on it's own. It blends well with the other colours and is a great compliment to my brown eyes. 

I then used the only permanent shade in the quad 'Deep truth' in the outer v. This is a deep navy with a frosted finish. I like the frosts and this one is also pretty awesome. This really added depth and is highly pigmented so a little went a long way!

 I lined my top lashes with a flick using L'oreal super liner in Black. To add something extra I ran Avon super shock gel liner in silver across the top of this flick. These products get top marks for adding awesome colour payoff to a look! I used L'oreal volume million lashes mascara and used a pair of false eyelashes (Can't remember which ones now!). I used MAC's 'Pink Swoon' blusher on the cheeks and MAC'S 'Preppy' lip gellee on the top. This one was from the Lily Pulitzer collection but it's the first time I've used it!

 I hope you like it and excuse the pout! Let me know your 'Just playing around' look?

 Big hugs

Friday, 22 April 2011

My beloved iPhone

Hey guys! 

One of the things you may not know about me is I am addicted to my iPhone 4. This was recently confirmed by three weeks without it due to a silly water accident. It appears that my beloved iPhone is sensitive to a bit of water! So I gave decided to tell you a bit about what I love about it weekly! In fact I am typing this from
It. This weeks favourite app is 'Get running' It's a couch to 5k app. I have always loved the idea of being a runner so I have tried a couple recently and this is the better one as it works outdoors and on the treadmill and allows music to play with audio commands over the top. Brill! It was about £1.30 I think! Go search for it! My favourite iTunes tune is 'Bang, bang, bang' by Mark Ronson. It's good for running and is totally unique. 99p from iTunes. Best game by far is 'Angry birds rio' Addictive and very likely to get you the sack if you play it at work! You can get a free version in your app store.

Hope you enjoy and feel free to let me know your favourite apps and songs in the comments!

Big hugs,

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Natural, defined eye make up tutorial


 While I love my dramatic eye make up tutorials and I regularly wear a red lip (Viva Glam Cyndi if you are wondering!) I however love natural defined eye make up for when something more demure is needed. I use this look when I want to appear natural and beautiful.

 This tutorial is using my favourite high street eyeshadow product the 'Smoky Eye' palette from Bourjois. They have three colours in the palette-light,medium and dark and come in nine colour combinations. These include greys and purples as well as the brown and black. When I got mine from Superdrug and they were priced at £7.99.  I did a quick smoky eye tutorial back in January which is here using the black version.This video for some one special and I hope they and you enjoy. Click here to view.

 These are the products I used;
 NARS sheer glow foundation in Deauville
 Dermacolour concealer in D66
 Bourjois Smoky eyes palette in 04 Nude ingenu
 Maybelline eyestudio long lasting drama gel eyeliner in 01 Black
Bourjois La creme des Levres in 03 Rose doux
Accessorize merged Blusher in 3 Pretty Pink
Bourjois Delice de poudre bronzer in 52
L'oreal volume million lashes mascara in Black

I used a lot of Bourjois didn't I!

 Hope you enjoy and I'd love to know what are your favourite products from Bourjois are in the comments box below!

 Big Hugs

My Jessie J 'Nobodys Perfect' Make up tutorial

Hey guys,

 Long time no blogging!

 You guys who know me I love Jessie J. I could not contain my excitement when I saw her new music video pop up in my subscription box. The song itself is my favourite from the album, full of angst about making a mistake that hurts someone you love. We have all been there and this song sums up the feelings perfectly. The album 'Who you are' is a great listen and I also love the song 'Abracadabra'. The make up in this video is completed by Andrew Gallimore who has been the key make up artist on all of Jessie's video since 'Do it like a dude'. He is a chameleon make up artist who rocks the beauty shots as well as male make up and editorial. His portfolio can be found here Jessie is also known to do some of her make up herself and she has such a strong sense of style so I am sure she will have had a say in the make up brief! 

 I gave the red lip look above a go using the following products;

Chanel Prolumiere foundation in 10
Derma colour concealer D66
MAC Rubenesque paint pot
MAC Carbon eyeshadow
Urban Decay 'Jabbawocky' from the Alice in Wonderland Palette. It is just re re-named for the palette. True name 'oil slick'
MAC Vintage gold pigment
Urban Decay 24/7 pencil in 'Zero'
Max Factor false lash effect mascara in black 
MAC Redd lip liner
MAC kissable lip colour 'Strut your stuff'

 I do not have Jessie J's confidence to pull the same look!

Hope you enjoy!

 Big hugs 
 Katie x 

Monday, 28 February 2011

Moving home...

 Hey guys,

 Katie loves make up is getting a new home! Yay!

 Unfortunately I have been told I'll have no internet connection for at least two weeks-AArrrggghhhhhhh!

Follow me on twitter for all my updates in the mean time...

See you on the other side...



Sunday, 13 February 2011

Video: Tulisa from Ndubz inspired make up 'Morning Star'

 Hey guys,

 I was researching new make up inspiration when I found the new Ndubz video 'Morning star'. it's my favourite song on the album so I was over the moon to see this video. I feel in love with the stand out blue eyeshadow look and could not wait to re-create it for my subs. However I could not find the perfect blue- I found a shimmer one in my kit but not a matt dupe. In the meantime my lovely subscribers Jo and Annabellatina had requested this look. I found the perfect blue in my Sleek Circus palette so i hope you like the look and video.

 The products I used were:

Vichy dermablend foundation in 15
MAC studio sculpt concealer in NW20
Sleek brow pencil in brown
Sleek circus palette
L'oreal super liner in carbon gloss
Avon supershock gel liner in black
Collection 2000 big fake mascara in black
Eylure girls aloud lashes 'Nadine'
MAC's viva glam gaga lipstick or Barry M dolly pink listick
MAC's pink swoon blusher or Sleek blush in 'Flamingo'
Barbara Daly for Tesco powder highlighter 'Light and easy'

Hope you like and as always let me know what you think!

 Big hugs


Monday, 7 February 2011

January 2011- The review

Hey gorgeous peeps!

New year for me brings lots of promise-A new me, a new body, a chance to right the wrongs from 2010...  
 I was doing so well until the lead from my camera broke on day 23. I was in the recording groove and had loads of ideas left to do but I couldn't do them-aaarrrrggghhhh!

 I immediately ordered a new lead and 5 days later it arrived and the race was on the finish my 31 days of videos. I completed it today with my Jan faves video

 My faves are:

 Mac strobe cream
 Mac Boy bait cremesheen gloss
 Rimmel stay matte powder translucent
 Sleek pout polish in Scandal
 NYX false lashes no. 129

My undecided: The eraser foundation by Maybelline in Ivory

My worst: Divine lip tar by OCC. Just for the colour mind....!

 My highlight of Jan 2011: Talking with Eve Pearl at IMATS

 My low of Jan 2011: Breaking my camera cable!

 My monthly resolution for Feb 2011: Research new skincare regime as I'm breaking out every where!

I hope you liked my January review and stay tuned to my blog for loads more coming up.

Big hugs

Katie x

Jessie J 'Price tag' inspired video

For my new  VIDEO I was inspired by another of Jessie J's looks. She is fast becoming my new style icon. I love how she is more refined than lady gaga and just as experimental. This is the look I chose to recreate.

 I used Eve Pearl HD foundation, MAC's studio sculpt concealer in NW20, Sleek make up's safari palette, l'oreal super liner in carbon gloss, Max factor false lash effect mascara, Eyelure natralites eyelashes and duo glue, MAC's strobe cream and MAC's boy bait cremesheen gloss.

 I like that it's pretty but glam. This is my pic of it.

Hope you like it!

Big hugs

Katie x 

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Video 22 of 31: Sophisticated glitter!

 This my new video and these are the products I used;

 Mac glitter reflects in bronze

Collection 2000 mascara
Mac Tilt eyeshadow
Mac's delft paint pot
Eve Pearl HD foundation
Mac's stereo rose blush

 Hope you enjoy!


Thursday, 20 January 2011

Video 20: My 'You couldn't wear it to the shops' purple eye

 I got a bit freaky today with the Urban Decay Book of shadows 3-The New York inspired palette. I just thought i'd show it some love in this vid

 I used these products alongside the palette

 NYX jumbo pencil in Milk
 Eve Pearl HD foundation
 NYX lashes 129
Collection 200 big fake mascara
 Mac's Pink Swoon blush
 Maybelline colour sensational lip gloss in Naked Star

Hope you enjoy!

 Big hugs


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Video 19 of 31: My Mac starter kit

Hey guys,

 When you head out to Mac for the very first time then it is very daunting....and expensive!
In these tough times it helps to have products recommended to start off with before you part with your hard earned cashola.

 These are my recommendations for a first time Mac buyer in my latest video

Mac Face and body foundation
Fix plus
Vanilla eyeshadow 
Patina eyeshadow 
carbon eyeshadow 
Phloof! eyeshadow 
Painterly paint pot
Fluid line eyeliner in Black track
266 Brush
217 Brush
239 Brush

Let me know what you think but as ever check out what you like and speak with the MUA's they are all great.

 Big hugs

 Katie x 

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Video 18 of 31: Bronze goddess

 Hey guys,

 I thought I'd show you this bronze eye I created from the Sleek The Original palette in this video. I already completed my foundation with my Eve Pearl HD foundation before I started the eye. Once the eyeshadows were in place I used Molten sol liquid last eyeliner from Mac which is a lovely gold on the upper lash line and then Collection 2000 big fake mascara on the upper and lower lashes.

 To finish off i used Cheeky Bronze mineralised skinfinish natural on my cheeks and light and easy shimmering highlighter powder by Barbara Daly on the bridge of my nose, cheekbones and cupids bow. For the lips I used a slick of Maybellines coloursensational gloss in Naked star. 

 I hope you liked it. Just playing around on a tuesday evening....

 Big hugs


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Video 16 of 31 : The quick,easy smokey eye!

The smokey eye is the most requested look I am asked for  so i've broken it down how to get the perfect smokey eye every time. These are the products I used in my new video;

Bourjois smokey eye palette
Mac 239 217 213
Mac's phloof! eyeshadow
L'oreal super liner carbon gloss
Avon super shock gel liner in Black 
Max factor false lash effect mascara in Black
Maybelline creme mousse blush in Dolly pink
Maybelline colour sensational gloss in naked star

Try it out and let me know what you think. Girls, get ready to smoke!

Big hugs



Thursday, 13 January 2011

Video 13 of 31: Jessie J inspired make up

 Hey guys,

 If you have been in hibernation over the past month then chances are you have not heard about the next big thing in music. Jessie J hails from Essex and is a proud essex girl like myself. She has topped lots of 'ones to watch in 2011' and is currently steaming up the charts with her debut track 'Do it like a dude'. 

 My make up inspiration for this video  is from this music video which has a glam goth edge. I love unique make up looks so i had to put my stamp on it. 

 I have seen quite a few pics of jessie J now and I have serious make up envy. This girl has this seasons neon lips down to a t. She is definitely my biggest style icon at the moment.

 To get this look I used Face atelier ultra foundation in porcelain,Derma colour concealer,Barbara Daly shimmering highlighting powder, Avon supershock gel liner in black, L'oreal super liner carbon gloss, Avon lipstick in divine wine, Max factor false lash effect mascara,Eylure natralites eyelashes (trimmed and spiked) for the bottom and NYX lashes in 'side swept' on the top.

 You will certainly see a lot of JJ inspired looks in the future.


 Katie x 

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Video 12 of 31 : Paloma faith inspired

I love Paloma Faith. She is such an individual with her own eccentric, quirky style that makes her an icon. Her trademark liquid liner and red lips is quite traditional but with her straight,bushy brows and jet black beauty spots she makes it fresh and unique.

 I saw the headshot of this picture in cosmo and knew I had to give it a go.

 I used my trusty Eve Pearl HD foundation and concealer,L'oreal super liner carbon gloss in black, Mac's vanilla eyeshadow,Collection 2000 big fake mascara,Benefits eye bright, Avon super shock eyeliner in black,benefits Hoola bronzer, Rimmel 1000 kisses lip liner in red dynamite, Macs russian red lipstick and a red gloss by Primark.


This is not a look you'd wear to work but if you want to stand out then this is the look for you. To see how it's done click  Here!

As always guys

Big hugs!

Katie x 

Video 10 of 31: My worst products of 2010

To accompany the best products of 2010 I see it fitting to talk about the worst.

 You will have to check out the vid to see my reasons for not liking the products.

 I talk about the Sigma F80-flat top synthetic kabuki, Maybelline falsies mascara, Make up forever aqua smokey lash mascara, Collection 2000 fast stroke waterproof liquid liner, Make up forever aqua eyes eyeliner and the Tweezerman eyelash curlers.

 These products are not right for me but I am sure that if you've tried them then they may work for you.

 Everyone in life is different-It would be such a boring place if we were!

 Big hugs


Sunday, 9 January 2011

Video 9 of 31: My Make up room tour

Hey guys,

 Last September my husband and I moved out from our flat (with the lovely wall paper...) into a house. When picking our house I said I didn't mind what we had as long as I had a bath and a make up room. My husband delivered on both! 

 Sadly just as I was getting settled in we have to move again in March :-( so I will be on the hunt for another home with a make up room and of course I will show you when I do. Until then enjoy my little room of heaven here

 The books I had in my room are;

Face forward by Kevin Aucoin
NARS by Francois Nars
The ultimate beauty guide by Rae Morris
Lauren Luke Looks
Victoria Beckham 'The extra half an inch'
Gok Wan 'How to look good naked' and 'How to dress'
Face up-Ruby and Millie
Bobbie Brown Beauty
Face-Scott Barnes
Make up is art - AOFM
Make up makeovers 
Make up makeovers -Weddings 
Vogue-Make up
Marie Claire-Make up 
Pretty by Nylon magazine
Mary Quant - Classic make up
You are what you eat-Gillian Mckeith (Not quite fashion I know!)
Bobbie Brown-Make up manual
Don't go to the cosmetics counter without me
Make up masterclass Jemma Kidd
The complete guide to make up-Le Quesne
The art of Teese-Dita von Tese
The ultimate beauty bible
Eye Candy

 As ever I love when you comment and let me know what you think.

 Take care guys
 Big hugs
 Katie x

31 videos...

This weeks video stats : 20 lovely subscribers, 1 weirdo and 0 haters.
 Happy with that!

 Hey guys,

 You may be aware that last year I did the same series to kick off the new year. I decided to film and upload a video a day for the 31 days of January to give me a challenge and achieve something big in the new year. Well I did it and really enjoyed myself. I ended the month with what I purchased at IMATS and I will be doing the same this year.

 I didn't take the decision to do it again this year lightly as it is A LOT of hard work, rewarding but hard! Inspiration has flowed a little easier than last year and these are the videos I have done so far;

One- My favourite products of 2010
Two-  The Eve Pearl method
Three- Where do I put my eyeshadow/eyeliner again?
Four- Make up expiry dates
Five-Frankie Sandford 'Higher' inspired make up
Six-Frankie Sandford inspired hair
Seven- My favourite blushers
Eight-My neutral eye
Nine- My make up room tour

 To check out my channel click here

 I appreciate everyone who views my videos so feedback is appreciated

 Big hugs
 Katie x

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Video five : Frankie Sandford inspired make up from the video 'Higher'

Hey guys,

 I have always loved the Saturdays. I am a sucker for a girl band and pop songs so this is a great combo! I recently chopped my hair in a Frankie style which I love. It's so manageable and I felt so brave having my hair all cut off!

 One of my loyal followers Jojondubz requested a look from the Higher video and I thought what a better time to do a Frankie look. This is the picture I used for my inspiration.Click here for the vid!

The products I used to create this look are;

Mac eyeshadows; Bough grey,Tilt,Carbon,Nylon and Espresso.
Urban decay 24/7 liner in Zero
Mac Subculture lip pencil
Max Factor false lash effect mascara
NARS sheer glow foundation
Make up forever concealer

Tomorrow my Frankie inspired hair will posted!

Love it!

Big hugs

Katie x x 

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Video 1 of 31: The products I've loved in 2010

Hey guys,

 I have decided in true KLMU fashion to make the 31 videos of January a annual occurrence. The first video I recorded was a video homage to the products I have purchased and love in 2010.

 The video is Here so check it out!

The products I've loved are;

Garnier day cream - A great budget nourishing moisturiser.
Benefit porefessional primer - A problem solving wonder primer in a tube. A staple in my bridal make up kit.
Eve Pearl HD foundation - My go to foundation. This has cosmenutrients that benefit your skin such as astezanthin which is a very powerful antioxidant. We could all use a bit of that!
Sigma SS 187 - A micro fibre brush dupe for the coveted Mac version. Now known as the sigma F50.
Mac 217 brush -Blending holy grail.
Charles Fox 3/4 brush - A-MAY-ZING for packing on the colour.My base colour can applied in a jiffy with this brush.
Vaseline aloe vera-for taming my eyebrows!
Eve Pearl tri-fold razor -for taming my eyebrows! Again!
Sleek palette Bad Girl - Awesome smokey eye. Try the storm palette as this on is LE.
Urban Decay Naked palette - Awesome neutral eyes. This is in my wedding kit.
Urban decay 24/7 liners esp. Bourbon - Stays put and dos not budge. What you want from an eyeliner...
Rimmel Stay Matte powder - Sets my concealer like no other. 
Mac's Patina eyeshadow - Perfect complement for my red hair.
Max Factor False lash effect mascara waterproof - Extra volume and no panda eyes. Thumbs up!
L'oreal Carbon gloss liner - Gives a glossy true black line. Easy to use to!
Mac's Viva glam Cyndi lipstick and lipgloss - Perfect red for my skin tone. Must stock up!
Rimmel Stay glossy lip gloss - Perfect every day not in your face gloss.
Nars Dolce vita gloss. This amps up the drama but not too much. Dinner date gloss.
Asda eye brightening drops. For the morning after...

 If you grab any of these products you will not be disappointed!

 Here's to 2011. I have 30 more videos planned so please check them out and tell your friends!

 Big hugs