Friday, 20 March 2015

This and that

Hey everyone! Quiet week on the makeup front here, my skins been as bad as ever so really have tried to avoid makeup as much as possible. The look below is as exciting as it got, although I must say a simple nude eye has been kind of nice to do for a change, it's saved me about an hour each morning not blending a million eyeshadows together. I believe here I'm wearing Indianwood Pro Longwear Paintpot and Malt eyeshadow, both by M.A.C. 

Obsessed with the number 4 lashes as well, very natural, but still a little sumthin' sumthin'. 

I did order some new Z Palettes from a few weeks ago, which I'm delighted with. I had my old one for about 5 years and believe me when I say, it was rank. I was going to take a picture of it to show you, but had to chuck it in the bin as soon as I was done transferring my shadows over. 

I love Z Palettes, they're the handiest things ever. There's something incredibly therapeutic about depotting eyeshadows as well. Can't wait to fill up my second one up. I would have loved the lavender ones but they were out of stock, although these white covers have a nice clean cut feel to them. 

How do you store your eyeshadows?

Much Love xxx

Saturday, 14 March 2015

New Treats

Hi Everyone! A small haul sort of post for you today, my skin has got so awfully dry that there's no way I'd subject you to look at pictures of it, nevermind bringing myself to photograph it hahah. Gonna have a bath in Bepanthen tonight I think. Just wanted to show you a few things I've picked up recently, mainly to ask if any of you have tried these, as they're all new to me. 

So I picked up my first Philosophy products this week, total impulse buys mind you, since they're very hard to find here in Finland. I love me a coconut scented shower gel and Philosophy's ones are a cult classic, so that was a no brainer. I fell in love with the Hands of Hope hand cream after the tester didn't sting my poor dermatitis ridden claws. The L'Occitane Repairing Shampoo came home with me after watching easyneon's hair care routine on YouTube although I don't actually think it's the same one she mentioned. I thought I was getting a sulphate free shampoo, but I picked up the silicone free one instead, but I guess it's alright? Haven't tried this yet, any thoughts on it? 

I picked up some new lip pencils from M.A.C as its one part of my makeup collection that's a bit lacking in variety. I finally got my hands on the ultimate over lining shade, Stone, as well as two of the new colours, Edge to Edge (desinged to match Snob lipstick) and Heroine both of which I'm sure you'll be seeing plenty of on here in the coming months.

Chloe's new See By Chloe Si Belle EDP was most certainly a payday impulse treat as well, I hadn't even heard of such a scent before yesterday. It's one of those hate it or love it scents I think, kind of reminds me of Roberto Cavalli's aqua one, like if that and the original See By Chloe had a love child. Notes include neroli, birch leaf, gardenia, orange blossom and white musk if those mean anything to you haha. 

I saved the best for last I think, how gorgeous is this Ripe Peach ombre blush from the M.A.C x Toledo collection? So divine, I can't bring myself to use it just yet hahah. 

Have you tried any of these products? Feel free to share your thoughts here :) 

Much Love xxx

Monday, 9 March 2015

It Was All Yellow

Hi Everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start. I'm obsessing over unusual and/or bright colours in the inner corner at the moment, so I decided to spruce up my Monday morning make-up with a pop of bright yellow. I paired it with a muted plummy smokey eye and some ridiculously big lashes as you do. I kept the brows, skin and lips very simple and natural. Really love how this turned out, though I'll admit, I was heavily influenced by a fab tutorial Karima did a few weeks ago, have a look yourself here


- Mac Brule 
- Mac Blanc Type 
- Mac Cozy Grey
- Mac Quarry
- Mac French Clay
- Sleek i-Divine Ultra Mattes V1 Palette (yellow shade, no idea what name it's got)
- Mac Black Tied
- Gosh White Eye Kohl
- Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash
- Mac 48 Lash 
- Anastasia Powder Duo Medium Brown
- Anastasia Clear Brow Gel

Skin & Lips

- Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation 52
- Mac Pro Longwear Concealer NW20
- Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Medium

- Mac Plushglass Ample Pink

Guys, I'm having some serious dry skin issues at the moment, so any tips and/or product recommendations are welcome. I have these big dry areas where it feels like there's a build up of dead skin, but it's also very irritated whereby when I put anything on it, it stings. Pretty gross. Any peels I've tried don't seem to help much and my skin just sucks up any cream and seems to be left even drier than before. So if this sounds familiar to anyone please let me know! 

Much Love xxx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Blue | Brown

Hi Everyone! I think I may just be getting the hang of this blogging malarkey, actually managed to snap a few photos of my make-up today before going to work. Feeling totally inspired right now, I think my outdated layout really killed my blogging mojo to be honest. Speaking of which, what do you guys think of the re-vamp? Yay or nay? Also please let me know what you think of the ginormous photos, are they too big? I just felt that since my blog is so picture-heavy, wouldn't hurt to make them huge hahah. Not sure about them myself though.

I was feeling the jewel tones today and you guys know I'm not a blue eyeshadow sorta gal, but boy am I obsessed with the Blue Brown pigment by M.A.C. Drool.


- Mac Paintpot Blackground
- Mac Blanc Type
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Caramel
- Mac Pigment Blue Brown
- Mac Pigment Vanilla
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Warm Taupe 
- Mac Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20
- Mac Fluidline Blacktrack 
- Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash
- Mac 48 Lash
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Ash Blonde
- ABH Brow Powder Duo Medium Ash
- ABH Clear Brow Hel

Face & Lips

- Mac Mineralize Moisture Foundation
- Mac Prolongwear Concealer
- Mac MSF Natural Light & Dark Golden
- Mac Powder Blush Dame

- Mac Lipstick Angel

Really love the orangey brown next to the peacock blue. What's your favourite bold eyeshadow? 

Much Love xxx

Monday, 2 March 2015

Safely Sable

If anyone out there is still reading this blog, hello, I'm back and I'm sorry I've been MIA this past few months. I think I'm finally ready to come out of my hibernation and feel like I have the energy again to start posting a few looks for you here and there. 

I went for an ├╝ber safe, neutral look today to kick things off. Sometimes you just have to go for a look you know you will feel good in, as boring as it may seem. Absolutely loving these muted pinky-browns at the moment though. 
-Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden
-Mac Blanc Type
-Mac Brule
-Mac Malt
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Warm Taupe
-Mac Embark
-Mac Sable
-Urban Decay YDK
-Mac Copper Sparkle
-Mac Fluidline Blacktrack
-Mac Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20
-Mac Extended Play Gigablack Lash
-Mac 48 Lash
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Taupe Dipbrow Pomade

-Nars Sheerglow Foundation Deauville
-Mac Pro Longwear Concealer NW20 & NC20
-Mac Highlighter Light Boost
-Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Light & Dark Golden
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Powder Fawn
-Mac Powder Blush Style
-Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle
-Mac Lip Pencil Boldly Bare
-Mac Lipstick Patisserie
-Mac Cremesheen Glass Paper Lantern

I guess you could call this my fail safe, go-to look at the moment, can't wait to get more creative looks done again soon. Sorry again for that hiatus, just had a very busy couple of months and the blog had to take a backseat for a while. Follow my Instagram @sarakalimamakeup for marginally more regular updates and if you're interested in what I eat and stuff (haha) you can follow my personal account @sarakalima 

Hope you're all having a wonderful start to the week <3
Much Love xxx