Monday, 27 October 2014

Autumnal Clarins Spurge

I recently had an Autumnal 'Clarins Splurge'.  Nothing better than Clarins to cheer you up!

Clarins Autumn 2014
What I chose:

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Party Palettes #1 - Lancôme Hypnôse Star Eyes - Brun Adoré

 With the party season fast approaching, the time has come to update our party wardrobe.  Lets not forget to treat our eyes to some new pretty eyeshadows to make us twinkle all night.  The first in my mini series of 'Party Palettes' is this little beauty by Lancôme - Hypnôse Star Eyes - Brun Adoré.  


Lancôme Hypnôse Star Eyes - Brun Adoré

Monday, 13 October 2014

Contouring

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.
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