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Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Alice in Wonderland.

I feel i have been awaiting the arrival of this film for my entire existence, excitement does not even cut this feeling. Alice in Wonderland is one of the first memories I have as a child, weather it was the book or one the many movie or TV adaptations created many years before my birth. Having asked my parents why, it wasn't even something that was even pushed upon me, it was true love. A childhood obsession with alternate realities, lotions, potions, rabbits and crazy queens. A lot of that previous sentence I can quite easily relate to my everyday life 22 years later. How worrying.

With Tim Burton's Direction and appearances from actors such as Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Steven Fry and Anne Hathaway, I feel disappointment is not on the cards for this one. I await the 5th of March Release date with great anticipation.

So, having been excited about this for a approximately ...forever, imagine what happened when I found this:

Urban Decay Book of Shadows, Alice in Wonderland Edition.
Due for release on March 1st 2010

Kids, I nearly died when i found this. I think I did die, for a teeny tiny second.

Lets start with the packaging, cute as a button pop up book style top, featuring a tiny Alice walking through giant fantasy forest, with a mirror nestled in the middle.

A pull out draw encloses 16 shadows, each named aptly to fit in with the film.
All are re-brands of older colours, but with names like Jabberwocky (originally Oil Slick) and Drink me, Eat me (originally Sin) who can possibly say no?!? Not me!

You also receive two mini 24/7 liners and a mini Primer Potion!!

I believe this is going to retail at £28, that is a BARGAIN!

So come 9am March 1st expect me to be flying around Liverpool city centre like a lunatic purchasing one of there bad boy's. Or two, Possibly.

Love Love LOVE!!

Hannah x

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Jodie - Kirsty Doyle A/W 09 look.

Kirsty wanted to keep the makeup natural but with a little drama around the eyes, and as you can see, this is exactly what I have done, and this is how:

Face- Keeping the face fresh looking is the key to this look, I moisturised and primed Jodie's skin before I started then followed with a concealer, a little under the eyes, on the eye lids, around the nose and on any other imperfections. After this I applied a light/ medium coverage foundation all over the face to even out the skintone and give a flawless looking finish. I set the foundation with a TINY amount of translucent powder as I did not want the look to be completely matte, just a natural looking finish with no shine.

Eyes- I primed the eye with a cream eyeshadow in a skintone colour. The key getting the eyes right is blending so I used a fluffy style brush and a mid to dark, warm brown eyeshadow to shade the socket of the eye bringing it down to the outer edge of the eye, blending well to give a very diffused natural looking deposit of colour. On the lid I swept over a pale gold lightly, for a very subtle finish. On the lower lash line I used the same brown colour and put a touch of the same pale gold on the very inner corners to open up the eyes. Finished with brown mascara to keep it super natural.

Cheeks- I used no colour on the apples of the cheeks at all, but did contour with a warm brown blush to bring out the cheekbones even further.

Lips- To keep the lips natural but defined I used Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Cream then worked the pale gold eyeshadow into the centre of the bottom lip and highlighted the cupids bow on the top lip.

Thanks for looking,

Hannah x


How exciting to find my work in the February edition of Vogue! is A) on page 2459842568689 and B) Each the size of a postage stamp and C) in the advertisement section.

But it is also VOGUE!! VOGUE VOGUE VOGUE!!

I'm probably slightly over excited about the whole situation, ahhh well!'s VOGUE...did i already mention that? Sorry!

The images below were the ones used

Hope and Winkle Vintage Jewellery

Lola Love's Boutique

Check it out...its called 'Love, Life and Liverpool' featuring 14 top places to visit in Liverpool!

Big love,

Hannah xXx