Clarins’ new summer makeup collection – Colours of Brazil is simply beautiful. The packaging is so pretty with the aztec pattern on top of the bronzer and the eye shadow palette it really gives it something extra. I love the fact that the eyeshadows themselves are embossed too, it gives such a lovely touch. The gem in this palette is the gorgeous peach coloured eye shadow, something that I would never have thought of wearing before! Previously I would have always avoided anything that was vaguely pink near my eyes but this in the inner corners of the eyes creates a gorgeous look. Paired with the two taupe and deep brown shadows on the left hand side in a smokey eye this looks amazing.
Thierry Mugler – Alien is a really familiar scent to me as my best friend wears it. I love it and whenever anyone walks past me wearing it, I think about her! So shout out to you, H!
Angel, is the counterpart, the first Thierry Mugler perfume and sister fragrance in the range to Alien. The bottle is beautiful and it’s such a pretty night-time scent. I think it’s best left for the evening as for me, personally, it smells quite rich. They say, that it has a ‘celestial top of bergamot and helional with a heart of fruit and honey and a passionate base of vanilla, chocolate and caramel’.
I’ve been after this lip pencil for months now, I’ve wanted the perfect orangey red lipstick for so long and just couldn’t find what I wanted on the high-street which was making me frustrated! I was buying lipsticks and they just weren’t right, so I’d buy another one, telling myself I couldn’t afford the NARS one, but after all if I buy the perfect one I won’t need to buy any more, right?! Well this is the plan. Come back to me in a month when I’ve bought 3 new lipsticks…
As we know, I’m on the hunt for the perfect primer, and this one comes pretty close! I don’t know whether it’s because I’ve changed up my skincare routine a little bit and I’m using a new moisturiser too which may suit my skin more than my old one, I’m going to feature that soon! Anyway, back to the primer, this is the Bourjois Happy Light Matte Primer, all the words in that title. They have a satin or radiance version too, but of course, I got the matte one for my oily skin. It’s £10.99 from ASOS or any high street retailer which I think is quite a good price for something that really holds my makeup in place! This really does feel mattifying on my face as soon as I put it on! Also my makeup has been lasting considerably longer, and if it does fade off a tiny bit, it’s even, and not patchy like normal! This is great, especially around my nose, where I find that I’m most oily, I don’t have the annoying residue of my foundation like I normally do. All in all, I’m really impressed and this is definitely one of my favourites this month already.
Stella McCartney is a woman and a brand that just exudes a crazy amount of chic elegance in my opinion. This is my first fragrance by McCartney but I’ve been tempted before by her as a fragrance brand. This is L.I.L.Y, a gorgeous perfume for the evening. It smells absolutely beautiful, it’s quite masculine and ‘earthy’ with a lot of seduction thrown in. From the Harvey Nichols website, I quote ‘It features top notes evoke the rich, mineral freshness of truffle. At its heart are notes of green and luminous lily of the valley create an irresistible addiction. The base notes reveal the earthy warmth of oak moss.’ This is definitely the perfume for you if you want a sexy evening scent without being too girly and floral, this is definitely masculine and strong but with a feminine edge. Much like Stella herself, I’d imagine and quite how I like to see myself!
I picked this beautiful blusher up from Superdrug this week and had to share it with you because it’s so pretty, perfect so summer. It’s a stronger summer blush and easily lends itself to the perfect tanned, bronzed look. It may be more suited to brunettes as I can’t see this colour working very well with blonder hair just due to the intensity of it, if you’re blonde and it works for you, let me know, I might be wrong. This is Sleek blush in ‘Sahara’ and at only £4.49 it’s a bargain. I actually picked mine up for £3.04 because of student discount and a tiny bit of Superdrug Beauty Card Points!
This is another (& the last) of my duty free buys from Tokyo. I’ve had my eye on this for a while after I’d had a recommendation on Twitter for what to pick up in duty free. I don’t own any bronzey-peach blushes like this, the majority of mine are quite strong or deep pinks so this is a nice change for me. It looks really good with a tan and makes you look more tanned when you wear it, I like it just above a matte bronzer contour for a bit of shimmer on the cheeks. It’s described on the MAC website as a mid tone beige with gold pearl. It is such a pretty shade and I’m really glad I bought it.
This post comes to you courtesy of a pretty amazing boyfriend. Picked all by himself, bought all by himself, I had no idea this was going to land on my desk the other night all beautifully wrapped next to my cup of tea. Such a good boy.
MAC Sheen Supreme isn’t a line that I’ve even thought about trying, I haven’t strayed away from the usual bullet shaped packaging at all but this is a little beauty. In a gorgeous deep purple/red colour, Good to Be Bad is an amazing texture, buildable to a deeper colour and is actually really nice once it’s worn off too. After worn for an hour or so, drinking, talking etc, it was still looking really good, obviously it had lost it’s shine but there was a good stain left on so it didn’t look like it had worn off too badly! A plus point, meaning that you don’t have to worry about your lipstick 24 hours a day if you wear it like some.
I’ve been dying to try this GLOW highlighter from Topshop for ages now! I took the plunge and bought one the other week on a procrastination trip to town. I went for the ‘Polished’ shade as opposed to the darker ‘Gleam’ one because I thought it was slightly prettier and would be more suited to my skin for this time of year as I’m not as tanned as I would be in the summer. This gives such a gorgeous highlight and is perfect for the tops of cheek bones and brow bones.
Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a sexy little red polish to get you all in the mood for tonight.
I haven’t done a nails feature for so long. For some reason, I’ve just started going off a lot of colours of my nail varnish, perhaps because it’s the winter time and I don’t think that bright pinks and minty greens look right at the moment with my outfits! I’ve been wearing pillar-box red or a really dark burgundy pretty much non-stop. I like a good nude too but I’ve been really focused on reds for a few weeks now. I picked this gorgeous red, which is in between the two I’ve been wearing, in the airport on the way home from Japan. It’s a gorgeous dark red colour once on the nails with two coats, it appears slightly lighter in the bottle but it’s a fab dark red once applied. A really chic colour and goes really well with my standard style of stripy top and black skinny jeans!