Perfect Eyeliner In A Flash

HellO there lovelies,

Today I’m talking about that never ending struggle we all face, liquid eyeliner. Why is it one always turns out ok then sure enough when it comes to doing the other eye it looks as though a toddler drew on you while you were asleep.
I’d pretty much given up hope of ever doing a decent lined eye until I started using something that lives in every single one of our homes. Cellotape.


Here’s what I’m using. MUA Gel Eyeliner (£3). Like it says on the bottle it’s a gel, so careful with how much you add when dipping the brush in as it can get messy quickly.


Cut maybe an inch of tape off, stick it down on a towel & peel off, do this a few times to dull the stickiness.  Now line it up just under the corner of your eye & pat it down.  Run the gelled brush along the tape then up your lash line, make it as thin or thick as your wee heart desires.  Let it dry for a minute then peel it off slowly.
Et voila!  A perfectly straight line!


Now that the base is down it’s time to have a bit of fun.  I’m still in love with my MakeUp Base pallette so I brought out the rainbow eyes again.  


As you can see from both angles the line is perfect.  It really is impossible to mess this up, believe me! If I can do this anyone can. 
Again the only things to remember are to make sure you’ve lined the tape up under the corner of your eye.  Take your time applying the gel & also go slow when taking the tape off. 
You’ll have the perfect foundation that’ll really make your eyeshadow pop. 
You could do this with glittered or coloured liner also, there are so many options with this one. 
Give it a whirl & have fun with it.

Thanks so much so stopping by.

~ LoVe & huGs ~

* MaRiA *




Hey there folks!

As I mentioned in a previous post I’d been on annual leave the previous 9 days. I got into a bad routine of sitting up later & later each night watching films I’d seen countless times before until silly o’clock. My body clock was well & truely out of sync.

Last night I didn’t sleep a wink, not a one. As you’d imagine today has been a long & tiring one, but it was the pain in my eyes that was the real kicker. They were throbbing & bloodshot. Seeing as I was at work there was no magical fix I could go & procure from the shop or chemist.

All I wanted was one of those blue gel eyemasks you put in your fridge to chill so when you wear it it soothes tired eyes. Well that wasn’t going to happen so I’d to make do with the resources available. Tea bags. Yes, I said tea.


So how would the humble tea bag help me feel better?!
Here’s how, tea cantains caffeine, which is an anti inflamitory.
So the next time you’re making a round of rosey lee put the used teabags in the fridge to chill. When they’re cold make yourself comfy & put one on each eye. Caffeine constricts blood vessels making it ideal for reducing redness in the likes of rosacea or puffiness so it’s perfect for under the eyes.
This is exactly what I did & I kid you not 30 minutes later I felt brand new. I was more awake & my eyes no longer throbbed or ached.

So before you run out & spend silly money on fancy creams give this a try first. I promise you won’t be disappointed & you have to agree it’s some serious value for money.

If you have tried this how did you feel after? I’d love to know.

Thanks so much for stopping by you cool cats.

~LoVe & huGs~