Friday, 24 July 2009

Cherry's pin-up look

As opposed to the usual choppy punk rock 'scene' hair I love, I've gone for more soft pin-up waves and classic pin up make-up to go with it. Red lips and I have never met eye-to-eye but ever since my skin has cleared up, I'm starting to wear more colour on my lips. If you skin is red and blotchy, red lipstick will highlight your entire face flaws so I used to stick to nudes and light pinks. Red should always go with near porcelain skin and this is as much as I can achieve for now.

I've used soft smokey colours for the eyes and plenty of slick eyeliner and mascara. If anyone is interested I may do a tutorial on this look.

Hope you all enjoy and have a wonderful day!


Thursday, 23 July 2009

Anime Make-Up Series: Sailor Mercury

Hello everyone

Welcome to a new series at Cherrychan108. I'm going to be doing a make up tutorial series as I already have a series going on for general questions (Cherry saves the day).

This make-up series will see me doing make up looks inspired by Anime cartoon characters and most of them will be my favourite characters! If you have any requests feel free to message me.

I'm kicking it off with the Sailor Moon series and I'll pick characters or do most of them!
Sailor Moon is one of my favourite Animes of all time and I watched this like others watched Sesame Street. It had such an impact on me as a child and this is my tribute to all my favourite characters!

The first one will be Sailor Mercury AKA Mizuno Ami. I chose to do her one first because I was coincidentally wearing blue - that's all. She isn't my absolute favourite but I do like her character as she keeps everyone together on the straight and narrow. My favourite character is probably Sailor Jupiter or maybe Mars or Neptune.
So Ami-Chan's colours are mainly a royal, dark and light blue. In all these i'm most likely to use a white and a gold as well.

This is what I came up with

Products used:

Too Faced eye shadow insurance (base)
Rimmel Ice Princess Palette - Dark Blue (crease)
Sleek Palette - bright blue (main lid colour), dark blue colour (liner colour)
KATE palette- white (highlight)
GOSH Eyeliner - Banana (lower lash line)
GOSH Amazing Length and Build mascara
Benefit Browzing - Medium (wax), Benefit dark brown eyeshadow (brows)

Revlon Colorstay (face)
Rimmel ice Princess palette - top blush with white eyeshadow (cheeks)
Mac MSF - medium plus

Body shop Hi shine lip treatment

Kate Palette

Sleek Palette (top to bottom) dark lining blue, bright main lid colour blue

Rimmel Ice Princess palette
(Left to right) Dark blue crease colour, peachy blush for cheeks

Body shop Hi-shine liptreatment

Hope you all enjoyed

Peace x

The future is looking bright

I was sitting here almost ready for bed, in my gigantic free t-shirt and just about to call it a day when I re-thought the partner thing. I've decided almost spontaneously that I would here declare some goals for my youtube channel 'career'. It's here that I'm going to make some promises to myself and follow through. I think I owe my channel much deserved devotion and if not for my channel then for my subscribers.

1) I want to firstly make sure I regularly do thank you videos for my subbers. I don't say it enough and in honour of their loyality and love I shall do something every so often to try and say thank you

2) I want to keep up the flow of videos, keep up with my requests but most of all I want to start directing this channel my way and start using my own initiative to create videos. There are things I want to do and I think I can spare some video time talking about my own topics

3) I'm going to make sure I do a contest in the near future. Money has been short but I am still trying and wanting. I need to do this; it's way overdue.

4) As a personal goal I want to set targets. I'm currently hitting 1540 subbers. I hope every month I can get another 500 subscribers and this I think is a realisitic goal. Therefore by mid August I should be at least 2000!

5) I want to update this blog more often.

6) I want to work on improving the qualities and effects of my videos. Learn to use Adobe Premier perhaps

Thats all I can think of. But I think I would use my optimistic juices whilst it's still here and write down these things so I can come back and re-read it when I'm in a rut. I've got down a lot of things I want to do in upcoming videos, some of which are:


wait, I'm not saying.... let's just say I want to be as original as possible! So!

Here's to positivity, improvement and a great future!

I love you all,


Youtube Partner

Hello everyone

I just thought before my channel begins to show tell tale signs and a much needed thank you video is posted on youtube, i would tell everyone here that I've finally made it to Partner on youtube.

I Just want to take the time here to say thank you everyone who is subscribed to that channel and if it wasn't for your loyal support and trust in my judgement then I wouldn't be where I am. I've had the most horrible two months and this has been lovely for me. I feel like there's hope and this has been one of the few good things that has happened to me in a while. I just know if you guys didn't exist, I'd still be sitting here having a rubbish evening.

Thank you again!

Lots of love,


Monday, 20 July 2009

Review: Maxfactor Lipfinity Color & Gloss


The Low Down

I've never been, what I call, 'a lip person', which makes it quite hard for me to do a substantial review on any lip product unless it's a lip balm. I have little experience and knowledge of lipsticks, colours and even the application of it. However there is one lip product I've been wanting to review and I've finally got round to doing it. Ladies, this is Maxfactor's Lipfinity Colour & Gloss, a duo lipgloss containing a creamy, pigmented and moisturising colour and a glossy and silky top coat. There are supposedly nine shades (as seen on website) however I have only ever physically seen four shades. These glosses contain 3ml of gloss in each tube and lasts up to 36 months. I've had mine for a while now and these are my 'go to' glosses as well as my 'must haves'.

The consistency of the gloss can only be described as creamy and quite plainly gorgeous. They smell like of a cross between dolly mix and candy floss but the smells seems to disappear once applied to the lips so fear not those who hate scented products.

And what do they claim?

"Long-lasting multi dimensional shine.
Be brilliant.

New Colour & Gloss is the next generation of lip colour; with the backing of top catwalk make-up artists it delivers the most high impact shine your lips will ever experience! The savvy combination of rich colour base coat and multi-dimensional glossy top coat work together to create a stunning 3D highlight and lowlight effect. There's no need to worry about your colour fading or losing its depth as results last for up to 10 hours." - Maxfactor website

How you can use the product

This product is super easy to use - I mean, it's a lipgloss! There is a simple step 1 gloss, then a step 2. Here I wanted to show what the colour on my lips look like; I'm also going to show in a picture what happens when you rub the product off with your hands, then the results.

Colour: Illuminating Fuscia

The test

And the gloss is still there!

Colour: Shimmering Pink

How did it work for Cherry?

I remember buying these lipglosses at Christmas and then buying more for friends and family; all of whom were very pleased and appreciative. Everyone has said these glosses gave suprisin results and everyone has complimented them on their creamy finish and long lasting power.

I love this product very much; I wish all lip glosses gave such fantastic results. There is nothing worse than glosses which give you drippy fish lips and not to mention the incredibly cement like glue stickiness that is bound to make your hair stick to your face (or your sandwich). I haven't had any problems with these glosses. I'm in love!


The actual downfall that I did manage to think of after filming the corresponding video is that at the end of the day it can take more than just one wipe for this gloss to come off of your lips. Understandable - this baby won't budge. To remove this try using an oil based cleanser or even just olive oil and cotton pad. Try not to scrub the hell out of your lips! Good luck!

And much will this cost?
This product costs £8.80 in the UK. Not expensive- not cheap.

Cherry’s final verdict?
In the video I have suggested a 5/5 for this product and even though I have managed to think of a downfall post video, I am sticking to full marks. It doesn't upset me that I takes a little bit more effort to remove the gloss- in fact, in makes me a little bit happy!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

New Bag, again!

I can't help it. I saw this bad boy (or girl I suppose) the other day, then when I went back it was gone. I found it again today. I almost died!

I can't tell you where to buy this because they come on a market stall from time to time in my town centre. It cost me £10 and I seriously just want to hug it to bed.

I'm particularly in love with its silver detailed buckle; kind of reminds me of a tiara. To me it's princess meets snake queen, raw against wholesome goodness.

And this purple - probably my favourite shade. Bright yet subtle and a completely alluring shade.

Also not to mention it's huge inside and has a super cute polka dot lining.

I'm in love!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Review: LUSH's Grease Lightening Tea Tree Spot Treatment

The Low Down

One of Lush's greatest selling products in its line has to be something incredible. With it's great natural ingredients and novelty names, Lush's popularity as soared through the roof in recent years. I've been a big fan of LUSH ever since they came to my home town and so it's not a suprise to me or anyone that one of my favourite products for my face is going to be from Lush cosmetics.

Today's review is going to be on Lush's Grease Lightening Tea Tree Spot Treatment. This little miracle in a small black pump contains 45g of natural ingredients that is designed to zap spots and blemishes, as well as heal problem areas and soothe irritated skin. Lush has concocted a potion including ingredients such as thyme, rosemary, tea tree, witch hazel and aloe vera gel to help solve your skin problems. Thyme is known to soothe skin and has great healing properties as well as rosemary. Tea tree and witch hazel are known for their anti bacterial properties with great 'spot zapping' qualities and my favourite aloe vera gel helps to soothe and calm irritated skin. They have also included sea water, again for its anti bacterial purposes, grape juice to soothe and lavender oil for light fragrance and moisture.

Ingredients List

Thyme; Rosemary and Tea Tree Infusion (Thymus vulgaris; Rosmarinus officinalis and Melaleuca alternifolia), Organic Aloe Vera Gel (Aloe barbadensis), Sea Water, Grape Juice (Vitis vinifera), Lavender Oil (Lavandula angustifolia), Witch Hazel Extract (Hamamelis virginiana), *Limonene, Perfume, Methylparaben
* Occurs naturally in Essential Oils

Each bottle purchased contains a clear gel that has a slight browish tint, this gel is inbetween runny and thick, and is easily absorbed into the skin. It dries invisible therefore you are able to apply all day to give your spots a big kick up the backside. The gel itself has no strong scent but obviously as these products are all 100% natural smells and colours will vary.

And what do they claim?
"Thyme for tea tree! Brand new, super effective spot zapping face gel, aloe and witch hazel.
The Tyme, Tea Tree and Rosemary anitbacterial gel dries invisibly and you can feel the Witch Hazel shriveling up potentially volcanic spots at once." - Lush website

How you can use the product
As mentioned this product can be applied throughout the day. I find one pump is suffice for the entire face (obviously depending on the severity of your skin problems/acne). I personally dispense one pump of gel onto a clean finger and dab onto those areas in the morning and if my skin is needing a quick recovery i will apply throughout the day for approx. every 3 hours. In the evenings I become slightly cheeky and apply two pumps and work throughout my face. With such simple ingredients I find this feeds my skin great nutrients and does not irritate my skin.

How did it work for Cherry?

Yet again I have a new holy grail product. Recently, I'd say in the last couple of months, my skin has changed and it's gone from regularly blemished, itchy, dry, irritated and flakey to soft, spot free, glowing and smoothe. I'd say I can attribute this outcome to this wonderful product. I've also wanted to take pictures of spots and shown progress however I haven't had any spots to show! Isn't this crazy?

I'm not saying its a wonder product and nor am I saying it's going to work for everyone; however those who are a fan of Lush, love natural ingredients, and whos skin agrees with natural ingredients such as aloe vera and tea tree will love this product. I would recommend this to most of my friends and family. What I like most is that I no longer stare at my spot treatments and worry that it will make me even more dry and itchy. This has got down soothing to a T. In most spot treatments it usually jam packed full of inconspicuous ingredients with names so long it gives me a headache. Here I'm reading Thyme, Rosemary and and grape juice- if it's good enough for my tummy its good enough for my skin!

And much will this cost?
At Lush you can purchase this lil baby for £4.95. I'd say this is a bargain considering the cost of other spot treatments that are most likely to cause other problems to your skin. For me, this is definitely a find!

Cherry’s final verdict?

On the basis of what I've said in this article, I would give this product a 4.5/5. The reason for the half star mixing is probably the bottle size and dispenser. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it however I do wish wish wish the bottle could be bigger and possibly more slim line. The pump may or may not clog up but mine has not so far- but who knows. I'm not a big fan of pumps but at least that keeps it hygienic.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Shopping has never been so dissatisfying

Hey people

Back with another haul. Todays shopping was particularly stressful, I wanted to buy so much but since I've had my head in this "no money, don't buy" state of mind I've found it hard to buy anything. I always have a reason why I shouldn't, let that be "I already have something similar" or "it's not a necessity item"

Until I picked up the first item.

Before I show you the pictures I'll tell you why today's shopping trip was particularly dissatisfying. I went out there quite pleased with myself because finally I could blow some money on myself and I knew I'd feel good. My intentions were to not buy ANY make up at all. I decided that from the start. I originally wanted a new bag, new purse, shoes, clothes and to develop photos. In the end I got these....

I got sucked into Benefit again. I don't know why this happens to me but it does and I'm sure it has something to do with their uber cute packaging. I went in there and checked out 'Powderflage' which is something I've been wanting for a while but after much discussion with myself, in my head (of course), I decided against it and picked up "You rebel lite". I figured it wouldn't make sense to buy another foundation for the summer and this is going to be my new contender for the Botantics Tinted Moisturiser. I also picked up "That Gal" which is a brightening face primer. I've been asked to review this and so I've finally got it (it's also because I have a penchant for face primers. I can't help myself. I have the same thing with concealers too.... thank god I ran away before I picked up Boi-ing as well (I still have some :)!)
Also Benefit are giving away a full sized bottle of their newest fragrane "B Spot" which I've liked for a while now. Buy any two products and you get it free so obviously thats why I picked up two items as opposed to the one. I'm quite pleased, this is a much more stronger and intense smell than my usual favourtie "Maybe Baby" by Benefit and this lasts a lot longer. Yay for new summer smell!

I am also finally out of the MAC Fix+ and I got that at Christmas so it's lasted me for a long time, especially as I use it everyday. However I know for a lot cheaper, Body Shop's Vitamin E mist is supposed to be just as good if not better. So I picked that up too...

I also went out and found my bag at Aldo. This is my new baby...

That bag can be fastened on the inside to make two shapes, the one above and more relaxed version below. The one above obviously makes it more secure. I love the reptillian detail (is this a snake? A croc? I think it's snake) and I am loving this colour. This will go well with my yet another 'brown' coloured bag. DAMN IT!

OK so here is the story. I went into River Island and tried on a bunch of clothes. I went to pay and then realised I was out of cash; worst still my mum has my debit card which meant I was fresh out of money. I almost cried.

So I picked up this vest only which I love and proceeded to speed back home and bought the rest online :P

I love this grey leopard print vest. It's so chic and really well structured. I'm in love!

Below are print shots of what I purchased, when they're here I shall take proper photos.

I love this - it's possibly the most weirdest shape top that will be in my wardrobe but once I put it on it's actually very nice. It channels a relaxed summer nautical vibe, I plan to wear either jeans or shorts with it and depending I can wear my converse or even flip flops sandals.

Below are some jeans on sale. I wanted to get these other relaxed boot cuts but I changed my mind and picked these regular bootcut ones. I think I might go back and get the relaxed light denims later.

I won't make a video for this yet, shall keep it as a collective haul for later :)

I'm off to hug my bag now.



Saturday, 11 July 2009

Purple Haze

Hello Everyone!
As you might be aware I am back from a long break (from posting, not holiday - I WISH!) and I'm starting off with a new make up look. The video tutorial will not be up on youtube yet as I'm still editting it but I thought I'd give you the heads up with some reference pictures first.

I was asked by user '503408' from youtube to do a look using dark blues and purples mixed together. I was excited to give this a go and as the request didn't specify and 'wearable' look or any specific theme, I thought I'd look for some inspiration.

Below is my muse:

I'm particularly attracted to the blue and purples hues. This original picture is a gif
and moves with twinkling sparkles but unfortunatly you might not be able
to see it right now. I decided to use the colours I see here and try to recreate
something mythical with a Cherrychan edge.

Below are the results!

I'm using this magi-tape stuff to create a clear cut
edge on the side. It gives the shadow a shape and definition.

Products used:

  • Two faced shadow insurance
  • MAC pigment in Violet
  • Lancome eyeliner
  • 2True blue eyeliner
  • GOSH Amazing length mascara
  • Sally Girl eyeshadow (that white one!)
  • Too faced eyeshadow - Skinny Dip
  • Mac Fluid Line Black Track
  • MAC eyeshadow -yogurt
  • Rimmel Blush (ice princess palette) - top one
  • No 7 Concealer- tone II
  • Shu Uemura Make up mousse base
  • Lancome lipgloss- Peche
  • Maybelline mineral foundation

Peace x

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