Monday, 13 October 2014


If you are new to contouring and trying to figure out the best contouring for your face shape. I found this great poster online to help you.  Keeps me right.   

I have quite a wide face-my sister says it's 'heart shaped'.    I probably try to contour the areas specified in picture one but also incorporating shading around my nose to make it look thinner, as shown in picture five.  

I completely believe in trial and error.  I will get it right one day I'm sure.   One thing to remember is to blend properly, there's nothing worse than harsh contour lines.  Keep blending for a natural, softer finish.  

I find the Naked Basics palette hosts great contouring shades - eyeshadows I know, but also great for shading.

What face shape do you have?  Please share your hints and tips below. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Makeup Revolution Focus & Fix Eye Primer

I have well and truly caught the Makeup Revolution bug.  I have a few items lined up for review but today I want to quickly talk about the Focus & Fix Eye Primer.  

 On a day to day basis I really rely on make up primers - especially primers for the eye.  My day starts at 05:15 and doesn't finish until I come in the door around 18:45.  For me it is important that my eyeshadow lasts. If I forget to wear a primer it will be creased and fading by midday.  
Focus & Fix Primer

Monday, 6 October 2014

Dune Ankle Boots

Well, the husband only went and did it again.  This time, instead of throwing out a bag of my makeup, he managed to throw out not one but six pairs of my shoes by 'accident'.  They magically ended up in a black bin liner and ended up at the tip did they?  He kept saying 'they're only shoes', which added fuel to the fire.  I swear if one of his many cycling mags went missing he wouldn't be happy.  

Pug Boots

Anyway cutting a long rant short - one of the pairs he threw out were my favourite ankle boots - you know the old reliables.  Well on Saturday, I finally replaced them with these beautiful boots from Dune.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Irregular Choice - The Scottie

Scottie Shoe

 I am a huge fan of Irregular Choice shoes.  Each pair are so beautifully designed, you can tell a lot of passion goes into the design of each and every pair.  Most of you will know my love for any thing with a 'Scottie Dog' on them.  I have cushions, boxes, key rings, doorstops and now.. look what I find.  Irregular Choice have for sale these absolutely, to die for, Scottie shoes. How amazing are they?! £75.00

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Say it with Cake.

cake cetera
 After a long day at work, what a surprise to come home to these absolutely delicious Macaroons, very kindly sent to me by the lovely Polly at Cake Cetera.  What an absolutely brilliant idea, say it with cake instead of flowers.  I have never tried a Macaroon before and for my very first taste of these little delights I was very impressed.  No one else in my house got a look in.  They really cheered me up today.
Cake Cetera don't just make macaroons they do an array of cupcakes, please check out their website  they cater for all sorts of occasions.  Do you know someone who has just had a baby? Don't send them flowers, send them a bouquet of cupcakes!

I will definitely be taking full advantage of this wonderful service. 
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