Festive Christmas Day Makeup Tutorial

I’ve said it about ten times already but I’m feeling super festive! I always love getting into the Christmas spirit but this year I feel even more Christmassy than ever. The run up to Christmas Day seems to have gone so fast that I’ve barely had time to do any proper planning. Luckily though, all my presents are purchased, the fridge is full and now I just have two more restless sleeps until I can have my much anticipated Gothic…

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December Favourites

I’ve had this nail varnish forever and I never seem to wear it, maybe it’s because when I’m not painting my nails nude I opt for something more bold like bright red. When I came to paint my nails this time however, I was feeling rather festive and so this O.P.I shade, Bastille My Heart, seemed the perfect Christmassy shade. I’ve not stopped using it since so it’s definitely a December favourite. I’m often asked how I treat my hair…

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Halloween Skull Face Paint Makeup Tutorial

This is a follow on from the previous post, on how I did my skull doll Halloween makeup. My boyfriend also opted for skull makeup and I was quite surprised at his results. It’s always slightly awkward when your boyfriend does a better job at makeup than you, don’t you think? Look below to see step by step of how he achieved this look:   What he used:   For the application: A sponge. A bust set.   He used…

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Skull Doll Halloween Makeup Tutorial

My Halloween festivities┬ábegan on Saturday and in true Samio style I had to add a bit of colour and sparkle to my first Halloween creation. Not one to do things by half, I went all out with a full face of paint, a wig and giant lace bow. Who said Halloween can’t be fabulous! Look below to see step by step, how I achieved this look.   What I used: Snazaroo Classic Colours, white face paint. Snazaroo Classic Colours, black…

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O.P.I Rust Gradient Effect

On Saturday I was out for a friend’s birthday. Before hand I had my outfit all planned and I’d picked out a cute stripe and floral print dress I hadn’t worn before. I decided to paint my nails to match my dress and go for what I like to call a rust gradient effect. How I achieved this nail art effect… Step one: What you will need. As I wanted my colours to match my dress I chose three nail…

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