Gone are the days when you walk into a MAC store/counter that you can easily pick a lipstick. There are now around 9 formulas of lipstick and over 165 shades to choose from - yikes! Amazing if you have time to go and have a good half hour swatching session, confusing if you are going in just looking for a 'natural' lip colour as there are just so many. I have my firm favourites, some of which I have had in my kit for over 10 years (Hi Russian Red/Ruby Woo) and a couple are relatively new shades to my stash that I am really loving.
Monday, 23 May 2016
Sunday, 22 May 2016
I, for one, am prone to neglecting my body over the winter months and then as soon as it's time to get the skirts, shorts and bikinis on, I am in a flurry to get everything looking tip-top and summer ready in a flash.
Nothing can nourish and repair your skin quite like a body oil ; Formulas that sink into the skin without residue and work deep down will leave your skin nourished, plump & soothed with a wonderful glossy sheen. I have hand-picked a few of my favourites currently sitting on my shelf with a price range from £7 to £70.
Saturday, 21 May 2016
Last week I was invited along to the Sleek Makeup launch of their latest collection Whimsical Wonderland. It was a lively and themed affair ; fairground style, pink candyfloss, popcorn, neon lights and everything candy-esque and gorgeous...which pretty much reflects what's in the new products. The new collection has 1 x I-Divine eyeshadow palette, 3 x Lip VIPS lipsticks & 3 Gel blusher balms and has pretty pastels, candy colours and pops of bright neon.
Friday, 20 May 2016
YSL know how to do a good mascara so when I heard there was not one but NINE new shades coming out of the new Vinyl Couture Mascara I was a little bit excited.
It's a completely new and innovative mascara formula which I'm pretty sure has never been done before, hence why it has taken a whole 4 years in their makeup labs & over 400 lab tests to perfect. I think YSL has always been quite well known for their coloured mascaras (I used to LIVE for their purple & blue mascaras in the 90's!) , but these new shades are more versatile, wearable & sophisticated and I love that their is so much choice.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
For The Dreamers....
..is the theme if this month's Birchbox UK. It's not sleep related, as I first assumed, but more about your life dreams...which can kind of be anything I guess?! There's no particular relation to the products inside I don't think but the box is very pretty AND has scratch-off coating (which I only just realised as I was writing this) which reveals imagery underneath. TWO subscribers will also get a special message under this coating to reveal that they have won a dream holiday, so don't let this box go unscratched!
Monday, 16 May 2016
Food Type : Pan-Asian
Location : 1st Floor Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London W1B (nearest tube : Oxford Circus)
Courses : 3+
Price : Approx £50/head but with a lot of dishes & cocktails/wine
Book Ahead? Only in peak times
Website : www.okarestaurant.co.uk
Models Own, who are infamous for their bold, beautiful and vast range of polishes, have dabbled with a few makeup items before, but for the first time ever they are launching a full makeup collection which is promising game-changing colour, creative mix-it-your-own pigments & a comprehensive line of over 500 products. This launches TODAY (May 16th) in the UK and I have got a little preview of what kind of things to expect.
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