Tuesday, January 29, 2013

...Beauty Wish List...

Hey Everyone,

Here's a quick peak at what's currently on my beauty wish list. 

 1. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre
I may be a bit late to the Party on this one but I've been reading some good things about this moisturiser.  A rich consistency and suitable for dry skin.  
A make-up artist must have ! - Lets see shall we ???

2. Tom Ford Lip Color - True Coral
 I mentioned how much I loved my Tom Ford lipstick in Indian Rose in My 2012 Favourites post.  Well True Coral is next on my list - I'm a sucker for coral lipsticks... ;)

3. MAC Archie's Girls Collection
A few products from this collection are catching my eye.  Betty's Pearl Matte Face Powder in Flatter Me.  This powder/blush has a golden peach base with coral hearts and looks adorable.  Veronica's Spoiled Rich Eyeshadow Palette containing a range of purple hued eye shadows also looks very pretty.  Can't wait to swatch these to see if they're worth adding to my collection. 

4. Burberry Lip Glow - Pink Sweet Pea No.20
Burberry packaging together with a beautiful pink gloss.  If you haven't guessed already I'm a sucker for beautifully packaged makeup.  It makes you feel that extra bit special when you're using it.  This one definitely stood out in their Spring/Summer Collection.

5. Inglot Double Sparkle Rainbow Eye shadows
I already have 10 of the Inglot matte rainbow eye shadows so I thought these would be a nice addition to the kit.  I like the versatility these provide although the palettes are rather heavy which don't make them ideal for traveling with.
6. Burberry Complete Eye Palette
I am hoping these are still available when I manage to get down to London as they were part of Burberry's Holiday Collection.  I hate buying makeup without swatching it first - especially expensive makeup. So please, please, please keep one of these waiting for me :)

7. Tom Ford Cheek Color 
Tom Ford is going to be one of those cosmetic brands that absolutely
annihilates me.  There's something about that rich mahogany packaging with gold accents that just says buy me, buy me !!!  I have read some good reviews about their blushes so why not eh !!!  I can't make up my mind between Narcissist (pictured above) and Flush an orange-coral shade.

My London shopping trip is planned for February so hopefully some of these beauties will be coming home with me.  Can't wait !!!

What's on your current Beauty Wish List ?
Have you purchased any of the above products? If so, what did you think of them ? 

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Sleek - Blush by 3

Hi Everyone,

I hope you're all doing well !!! The snow in the UK has been relentless - we really do not do snow well here - but it's so beautiful you can't help but love it !!!

I was in Superdrug the other day and picked up two of the Sleek Blush by 3 Palettes.  I've been meaning to try these for a while but whenever I have looked for them they have been sold out - Don't you just hate that !!!??  So when I saw them in store I just couldn't help myself :)

The two that I picked up were in the shades Pumpkin and Lace

Sleek - Blush By 3 - Pumpkin

Sleek - Blush By 3 - Lace

 Each palette contain two matte shades and one shimmer shade.  These can be worn alone or mixed together to create a variety of different looks.  I love how pigmented these blushes are - a little does go a long way.

Pumpkin Palette Shades: Lantern, Squash, P Pie
Lantern: Is a red shade with orange undertones and has shimmer.
Squash: Is a bright matte pink.
P Pie: Is a bright matte orange.

Lace Palette Shades: Crochet, Guipure, Chantilly

Crochet: Is a matte bright coral.
Guipure: Is stunning, it has gold shimmer mixed with an orange and pink base.  It has an almost duochrome effect when swatched.
Chantilly: Is matte, a bright coral with more of a red base than Crochet.

Overall I do really like these palettes.  They are a little powdery but if you apply them with a light hand and blend them well then they are definitely workable and wearable.

My favourite colour from the two palettes is Guipure.

I would definately recommend these.

You can buy them here

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

My Favourite Products of 2012

Hi Everyone,

I thought seeing as it's January I would write my very first blog post about the products I have enjoyed using in 2012...



Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser (Almond) 

I don't like to wear a foundation on a day to day basis.  The Laura Mercier Tinted moisturiser is quick and easy to use and provides pretty good coverage for a tinted moisturiser.  Big thumbs up for this one.

Chanel Vitalumiere Liquid Foundation

I like to use this foundation if I am going out or when I want to make a little more effort.  It gives medium, buildable coverage and leaves skin looking like skin.  I had a small sample of the Vitalumiere Liquid foundation which lasted me ages.  I think I will be purchasing a full bottle of this once I have used up some of my existing foundations...Can't wait !!!

  Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation Compact

This is very similar to the foundation above in terms of coverage.  I like it for touch-ups when I am out and about. 

  Sigma Flat Top Kabuki (F80) 

 I love this foundation brush for buffing tinted moisturiser and foundation into the skin.  It gives a flawless finish.  One of my best buys for 2012.

Bobbi Brown Corrector (Dark Peach)

 There is nothing worse than dark under eye circles.  That's where my Bobbi Brown corrector comes in.  The peach toned product banishes them away - until I have to take it off of course.  

Nars Blush Bronzer Trio
MAC 109 Small Contour Brush

When I saw this product I knew I had to have it.  My favorite Blusher, Bronzer and Highlight in one handy palette.  Great for traveling - A perfect combination when teamed with the MAC 109.



  Tom Ford Lipstick - 04 Indian Rose

I chose this lipstick as my first Tom Ford purchase.  This product isn't cheap but it was definitely worth it.  It has a beautiful creamy texture and feels luxurious on lips. 
I love it !!!!  
This part of my collection will definitely be expanding in 2013.  
My Tom Ford wishlist is building as we speak lol ;)

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense - 04 Heftiest Hibiscus

 I have always liked the idea of The Clinique Chubby Sticks but every time I swatched them at the Counter I was disappointed with the sheerness of them.  Enter the new Chubby Stick Intense Formula - highly pigmented and beautiful to wear, my favourite is the coral shade above, Heftiest Hibiscus.





Urban Decay Naked Palette
Urban Decay Naked Palette2

The Urban Decay Naked Palettes are so versatile.  There are so many looks you can create with these.  Easy to travel with too.  They have made my makeup case much lighter when I go away !!!  

Benefit They're Real ! Mascara

There is a lot of hype on the internet regarding this product and it is definitely worth it.  It separates, adds volume and curl (for me anyway) and yes I have been asked if I am wearing false lashes and I can proudly say "No they're mine"
MAC 226 Small Tapered Blending Brush
MAC 217 Blending Brush

I love that with these two brushes I can get a complete eye look with minimum hassle.  I love the 226 for crease work and the 217 for colour application and general blending.
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

 Love Love Love these eyelash curlers !!!  They do what they say on the box and live up to their reputation as the best out there.

Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Palette

 I picked up my customised Inglot Freedom System Rainbow palette when I was in Vegas last February.  I love that I have so much colour choice in one palette with different gradients of the same shade.  I think Inglot eyeshadows are some of the best out there, buttery formulation and great pigmentation and colour payoff.


  Marc Jacobs - Dot  

I just love the bottle design on this product.  The moment I saw it I knew I had to have it.  Doesn't hurt that it smells good too...


Babyliss Big Hair

This styler drys and shapes your hair whilst adding volume at the same time.  It has even made me put away my GHD Hair Straighteners - something I thought would never happen !!!
You know that beautiful sweeping fringe you usually get from the hairdressers but can never recreate at home ? Well this product can give you that ! Love it !!! 

What are your favourite products at the moment ?

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