Saturday, 6 August 2011

Sleek Saturday Series – with 2 oh so special girls …

It's Saturday, and do you know what it means? It's Sleek Saturdaaaaayy. I am very excited this week and I have 2 girls joining me: Ellie from Missy Ellie Beauty Blog and Helen from Nice Things.


The idea behind Sleek Saturday is to forget whatever grudge you have with the brand encourage myself and whoever who would like to join me, to play with these sleek products you have in the cupboard and which you don't reach out very often. Today, I wanted to play with Oh So Special, a very recent addition to Sleek Make up I-Divine eyeshadow palettes. Trying to get hold of 'Oh So Special' has been an adventure and if it hadn't been Navilicious Beauty, who were very kind to custom purchase it for me, I am not sure I would have been able to get my hands on it.

Here is it in his splendid beauty:



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This palette is unusual for me: such a drastic change from the bright vivid colours I am used to. Oh So Special is definitely more neutral and demure than many of its little sisters (palette in French is feminine) but I am welcoming it in my house and on my eyes with open arms as it’s about time I tried my hands at a more wearable daytime look.


Oh So Special has a perfect mix of matte and shimmering shadows which suit me perfectly. All the shadows are really pigmented and very easy to work with, apart BOW and PAMPER. My favourite shades are WRAPPED UP and GATEAU. This palette, strangely reminds me of a mix of the STORM palette meets the AVOIR LA PECHE  palette, which I can’t wait to play with and blog about.



 


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My look had to incorporate WRAPPED UP and GATEAU, with a dash of RIBBON and BOXED. For the highlighter, I just had to ‘cheat’ and use my trusty Vanilla from MAC as BOW could simply not deliver.



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I am quite happy the way it turned out. Since creating this look ‘for the blog’ I found myself recreating it twice after that. It makes me very happy and ‘oh so special’ is definitely going to be a keeper.



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Not much else is going on the face, although I am very excited to tell you about my new lip product. So excited, in fact, that I wanted to devote its own little blog post. Click here to see what I’ve got on my lips.



I would like to dedicate this episode to Kellie (Big Fashionista) who inspired me to use the ‘Oh So Special’ this week hoping she will play with her palette soon and would like to thank Missy Ellie and Helen for having joined me this week.



Click here to see Ellie’s and Helen’s ‘Sleek Saturday’ Looks


Same time, next time for another episode of Sleek Saturday? You bet!

17 comments:

Charlie said...

This is a beautiful look! Love it!

cornflakegirl said...

What a fab look, especially the eyes.

Sarah Ali / Glossicious said...

Gosh your eyemakeup is so stunning . Now I want to recreate this look

CherrySue said...

Just stunning, have yet to see a better talent for blending than yours.

This palette is in the post office waiting for me, pesky light knocking postman!

Can wait to play with it!

Carlito86 said...

Liloo I love this! Looks great. I don't own this palette, it looks so pretty! x

Claire@Eyelining said...

Love it! Gateau is one of my favourite shadows that Sleek have come out with x

MsDriftedSW said...

may i join the Sleek Saturday Series once Im back on the proper blogging? xxx

Strawberry Blonde said...

So sophisticated! Love these colours on you & jealous of Yr gorgeously smooth skin!
Nic x

Alhrayth said...

Awwwwwwwwwww that's just gorgeous - simple and sweet and really beautiful on you! I wish I had found this palette around here (they sporadically appear @ Sephora) but it never happened! I really would have gotten it immediately... I checked the shipping if I were to order it, an it's as much as the palette itself... not good! :( p.s. the lip stuff looks amazing too!

BeautyBangs said...

Gorgeous! Such a wearable but striking look! I am lusting after this palette now.

Steph xxx

MissMathful said...

looking lovely as usual :D

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mizzworthy said...

Gorgeous gorgeous look Liloo - you are fab!

femketje said...

i love that look!

Fum said...

Beautiful look. Going to have to play with my oh so special palette more.

Sue said...

Very pretty and soft! I am going to Spain on september so I am looking forward to find Sleek there, The curacao palette is calling me!!

Beauty addict said...

It looks so pretty! I really like this palette and I'm going to create a look with it today :)
Also, I love the look on you :)

SilhouetteScreams said...

The lid shades are so purrty and girly ^___^

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