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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