I heart Dubai

Friday 30 September 2011

Since my holiday to Dubai a couple weeks ago, I haven't blogged as much as before and I do apologise! I'm defo working on it though and aim to have more frequent posts of both makeup looks and product reviews, so watch this space!

I thought I'd share some of the pictures from Dubai, as I've only managed to upload them all (it took so long with the big files!), but for those of you who haven't been I would definitely recommend going there as it's an amazing country, with so much to offer!

The weather was still very hot at the beginning of September (41 degrees was the lowest temperature in the week that we were there!) so if you're looking for a holiday with a guaranteed tan, Dubai can offer it.

I managed to shop a bit of beauty too; bought a Victoria's Secret perfume at duty free on the way there (why we don't do VS in London is beyond me), and also some makeup whilst in Dubai.

Now for some pictures of the views:
 Ladies Taxi!
 JBR - Marina Walk
 Waterfall inside Dubai Mall
 Tallest building in the world - Burj Khalifa
 Burj Khalifa at night
 The Dancing Fountains
 Beautiful Architecture
 At The Top - Burj Khalifa view
  At The Top - Burj Khalifa view with dancing fountains below
Posing in the desert!
 Safari shisha
 Atlantis at night
Atlantis by day
Skyscraper view from our speedboat
 World's 7 star hotel Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel

I loved every bit of the holiday, so much so that I'd like to live there for a while sometime in the future!
Have you been to Dubai before? And if not, which holidays would you also recommend?


Blogversary All-Urban Giveaway!

Friday 23 September 2011

Hellooooo my lovelies!! 

First of all I want to apologise for not blogging for a long time, after I came back from holiday I was out of sync with stuff, work, makeup appointments etc, so I sincerely apologise!

On the plus side, I've managed to put together a giveaway for my blogversary as promised, so fear not, I am back!

This giveaway is particularly generous as I would like to show my appreciation of my followers over the past 12 months.. 
Since discovering blogging I've been more aware of beauty products and the beauty industry. I've learnt beauty tips from other beauty bloggers and vloggers, been introduced to new brands and most of all had fun experimenting with new makeup looks and sharing them with like-minded people.

So as a thank you I'm giving away all Urban Decay products:
> Vegan Palette with trial sized original primer
> All-Nighter setting spray (full sized)
> Supercurl Curling mascara (full sized)
> Primer Potion in Greed (full sized)
> Baked 24/7 eye pencil (LE, full sized)
> Lust 24/7 eye pencil (sample sized)
> Stardust eyeshadow in Retrograde (sample sized)

Here are your ways to enter:
Note: You must be a follower of my blog to enter (I do check!)
Post a comment saying "enter me" leaving your email address; this is mandatory =)
Extra entries:
2 entries (each bullet point):
  • Add a picture of my giveaway (using the first picture in this post) in your side bar.
  • Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/frootibeauty and tweet about this giveaway. You can click the Twitter symbol/logo underneath this blog post which will take you to Twitter and post about this giveaway. Leave a link of your tweet in your comment below for 2 extra entries. 
  • Join my facebook page: frootibeauty (don't forget to post a link to your facebook name)
Competition rules:
> You must be a follower of my blog
> One comment/entry per person - I won't count any more than one!
> No anonymous posts
> Email addresses are needed
> Closing date: Friday 28th October 2011.
> Open worldwide.
This giveaway is open internationally. It is your responsibility to know your customs laws to make sure that you receive the products. Once the items leave my hands, I am no longer responsible.

Good Luck!

Happy first year anniversary to Frootibeauty!

Sunday 4 September 2011

Without realising, it's come up to my first year anniversary on blogger! In light of this, I'll be holding a giveaway after I'm back from my holiday next week!
I haven't yet decided what I'll be choosing for the giveaway, but if you have any ideas please do post them!
I look forward to hearing your suggestions and thank you to all my lovely followers I've gained in this year.. I love blogging but without followers that actually read my ramblings, it isn't quite the same; so thank you!


Naked Arab makeup look..

Friday 2 September 2011

.. or should I rephrase: Arabic look with the Naked palette!

I thought I'd delve into this favourite palette of everyone's, as I haven't done many neutral colour looks/FOTDs. Personally, I love my bright colours, but as this palette is undeniably a better best seller out of all UD palettes I may aswell use it to do a look that can inspire others =)

I chose to do another Arabic look as I'm getting in the mood for my holiday to Dubai on Sunday.. So I'll be away for a week but I'll be back soon, so bear with me!

Products used:
> UD tinted moisturiser in Bulletproof
> NYX JEP in Milk
> Naked palette: Virgin, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse and Creep
> La Femme pressed eyeshadow (refill in Z palette) White 
> MAC fluidline in Blacktrack
> UD 24/7 eye pencil in Zero
> MAC studio concealer in NC35
> Eylure Girls Aloud lashes in Nadine 
> UD brow box in Brown Sugar
> UD baked bronzer in Toasted
> Sleek blush in Pan-Tao
> UD lip pencil in Wicked
> Sleek pout polish in Sugar May

After using Bulletproof tinted moisturiser all over the face and filling in the brows with the Brown Sugar box, I used the UDPP all over the eyes followed by NYX JEP in Milk.
For the inner corner I used Virgin, followed by Half Baked and Smog on the middle of the eyelid. For the outer corner I used Darkhorse and Creep to make Darkhorse darker. I used La Femme white eyeshadow for the browbone, but you can use any white eyeshadow for this.
To line the eyes I used MAC fluidline in Blacktrack, making sure to line the waterline all the way round, including the inner corner of the eye. Using a thin liner brush, I drew another flick with MAC fluidline creating a "V" shape from the outer corner of the eyes.
I added Eylure lashes in Nadine from the Girls Aloud range, although I think Kimberley lashes would have suited this look better!
After concealing under the eyes, I used UD baked bronzer on the cheeks forehead and chin, followed by Sleek's Pan-Tao blush on the cheeks.
The lips were filled in with UD Wicked lip liner (soft pink colour) and Sleek pout polish in Sugar May.
And here's how it looked:
I hope you like this look, I loved doing it and am quite pleased with the results.. so here's some inspiration for the Naked Palette lovers out there!

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