Friday, 30 November 2012

Silver Smokey Eye

Hello everyone :)
Recently I tried my hand at a silver smokey eye, I really like the effect and think this look is great for the holidays, or any time your wanting a bold eye but not to in your face.

To get this look I used a few product I picked up from work (The Body Shop) and some from E.l.f.

First of all I took my blue shimmer cubes and used the mid silver tone all over my lid right up to the crease. Then using the dark blue shade I put this along my crease and down towards the lash line, blending really well to get the smokey effect. Next I took the palest shade and put this on my inner corner as a highlighter. As for the black shade I put this along my bottom last line. Not all the way across just half way. For a more dramatic smokey eye use more of the dark blue shade and blend out well.

Finally I used E.l.f.'s waterproof eyeliner pen to create the line across my top lash line, creating a small flick at the edge of the eye. Also Body Shop's Super Volume Mascara to add definition to my lashes. 
Thats it the finished look hope you enjoyed and try this out for yourself :)

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                                                                           Tarra x

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Hedgehog :)

For part of my 3rd year modules I have to approach a charity and create a short animation for them. I have chosen the Eczema Society, because my little brother has suffered from eczema for a long time.

My main idea I wanted to go with was promoting the wet wrap technique but after receiving feed back from the charity the want to go in the direction on emollient creams.
I am going to share with you some of my initial designs and even though they will not be used I still enjoyed designing them :)

A hedgehog character I designed. He is super itchy and dosn't know why!

A small boy character based on my little brother. In the image to the left he has his pj's on and on the right he has been bandages in wet wraps making his skin feel better.

I wish the charity had wanted to go in this direction but the whole point of a live brief is to be able to adapt to their requests.

Anyway Tarra x

©Jessica Hollings 2012

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Todays nail of the day is fantasy fire by Max Factor. I love the colour of this nail varnish, and although it takes a few coats to get the bold purple colour I think its worth the extra coats. This polish has a duo chrome effect of gorgeous blues and purples.

This nail varnish lasted about 4 days without chipping, but by the fourth day I started to notice some bits chip off. I got my polish as part of a 3 for 2 in Superdrug so if you want this nail polish get yourself to Superdrug or check out their website.

Tarra x

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Its a big pie!

After reading blogs from many years and watching youtubers, I have decided that its time to get a piece of the pie for my self! My blog is going to be filled with lots of different stuff ranging from beauty to animation and travel!

About me.
My name is Jess and I am 20 years old. I am in my 3rd year at university studying animation and I'm loving it on the most part. The world is a huge place and I want to explore it!

Tarra for now x