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Monday, November 30, 2015

Nars Iberico


In the colder months there's nothing that I love more than a matte red lip, apart from snuggling up with my dogs and watching Netflix all day, but, moving on...

The Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Iberico is one of my favourite reds. It's not as dark as some other wintery reds out there, it's definitely more of a true cherry shade than burgundy. The wear on these is excellent, as with all Nars lip pencils, and you only need to touch up once to twice a day which is great for a bold colour. It doesn't dry your lips out either which is another reason why I love this for the colder months as it can be very easy to just stick to lip balm!

For me, Nars smash it when it comes to lip pencils, they tick all the boxes and if you're looking for a new classic matte red this one I would definitely recommend.

If you want a cheaper alternative to this, the Maybelline Colour Drama Lipstick in Fab Orange is a great one to go for.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

One Shadow Two Ways



I love finding eyeshadows that I can throw on all over the lid, or incorporate into different looks. L'Oreal Cafe Saint Germain is a beautiful taupe pressed pigment which has excellent colour pay off at an unbeatable price.

The first way I used this was on its own on the lid and slightly blended into the crease. It is a fairly shimmery product, but not enough to put you off, and it doesn't look flat on the eyes which is why it works so well. For this I would recommend using a densely packed blending brush such as the Zoeva Luxe Soft Crease Brush or the Real Techniques Base Shadow. Using a eye brush like this will help pack on the colour, yet make it easy to blend at the same time. Also running some of this on the lower lash line looks great for a more smokey look.

To incorporate this into another eye look I would use it on the outer half of my eye and lower lash line. Paired with a light champagne shade in the inner corner such as Little Beige Dress from the same Colour Riche line would look gorgeous for a day to day eye look. Alternatively I love this shadow over the lid with a cranberry shade blended into the crease and on the lower lash line. It really compliments all eye colours and is a great look for the Autumn. I love MAC's Cranberry or L'Oreal's Escape in Bordeaux, both are stunning shades. Finish off with lashings off mascara and you're good to go.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Autumn Lusting





It seems like we have completely skipped through Autumn and headed straight into Winter, very sad, but I still wanted to put together a few things I have my eye on this season. 

1// Kate Spade Watch - I think Kate Spade do come really gorgeous watch designs and if you haven't checked them out already, you should. I adore the worn leather strap with the gold hardware, such a nice combo for this time of year.

2// Stripe Only Dress - I love dresses like this layered with tights and boots, it's by far one of my favourite looks for the fall. I do have a dress like this but due to bad washing machine choices it's more like a top so I'm in the market for a new one. I love the length of the sleeves and the key hole design on the back is very cute and feminine.

3//  Pieces Cape - Capes are another thing I'm all for this season and the colours of this one scream autumn to me. There is nothing better than being about to wear, what is basically a blanket, out and about.

4// Burberry Trench Coat - Completely out of my price range I know, but isn't is gorgeous?! I love trench coats, I think they're chic, put together, yet casual. They make great transitional pieces and Burberry is the dream people!

5// Topshop Boots - If you know me, you know my love for boots. These are gorgeous, the heel is a bit higher than I would usually go for but I love them and the buckles are a nice touch. May have to pick these up at a later date.

6// Navy Chloe Faye Bag - My oh my! Again, I can never actually afford it, but if I could I think navy is something different but still a safe neutral colour for the fall. I think the design of this is beautiful and I love that it has a long strap!

7// Charlotte Tilbury Godess Clay Mask - I have heard so many amazing things about this mask, it has been quite hyped up and I'm dying to try it. It's supposedly the mask that does it all, literally, it hydrates, clears pores and blackheads, and delays the skins ageing process...I'll take them all!

8// Bobbi Brown Sheer Powder Brush - This seems like an odd one to put in but I've always had my eye on Bobbi Brown brushes, and this in particular is a great multi purpose face brush I can see myself getting a lot of use out of.

9// Charlotte Tilbury Marie Antoinette Cream Shadow - This women seriously knows her stuff when it comes to makeup and I had to stop myself from featuring her whole range of products! This shadow is a gorgeous bronze, taupe shade, right up my street. I've swatched it before and have been kicking myself ever since that I didn't pick it up. I am in London this week so we'll see! 
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