photo ew-header_zpsf3f7facf.png

Why not try...

afterlight Emily/Twenty/London

Friday, 31 October 2014

October Favourites

If you've been reading my blog closely this month then I suppose these favourites won't come as a surprise. Personally, I'm proud of the plum theme. Finally I'm moving away from the blues and braving the bold!

Anyway, I haven't stopped used Clinique Even Better Foundation. My face has been suffering with a serious case of the grey and dull at the moment, and this has been such an easy solution. Easy to blend, and excellent (but not too heavy) coverage. A little bit has gone a long way! I suppose I've had a Clinique loving month with also reaching for their eyeshadow in Black Honey. A rich brown colour with that slight hint of red, I've really enjoyed wearing this as an everyday all over shadow or accompanying my Charlotte Tilbury palette on an evening!

Perhaps you will be sick of me talking about the Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 brow pencil but WOW I love this. Despite taking me a while to get use to the art of graceful brow strokes this has been my favourite tool to create a naturally defined brow. 

In terms of them plum tones, I've found Nails Inc Gel Effects in New Oxford Street. I love the colour and the formula is seriously long lasting. This colour has geekily got me in the autumnal mood!

I don't need to talk too much about the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Glam Plum Fulham. It does what is says: moisturising and a whole lotta perfect plum. My favourite Autumn lipstick for sure. 

Happy Halloween everyone! What have been your favourites of the past month?

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

What I Wore Autumn Evening Edition #6

For a girl who constantly tells you how much she loves staying in, you'll be surprised to hear that I've been socialising the past four Fridays. Crazy, I know. The best part of that for me has to have been the makeup procedure!!

For my birthday two of my beautiful friends got me my first Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in Uptown Girl - I'm eternally grateful for that present. I have been loving using this. The little niche I have found though, with help from this HelloOctober video, is applying the primer shade with my finger all over the lid. For a little Autumnal change I have then gone in with Clinique Black Honey Eyeshadow to create a "reddy-browny"smokey look. 

I have also finally mastered how to use the Soap and Glory Archery 2-in-1 brow pencil. At first I found it so fiddly and felt like I had a water colour brush in my hand! Now, with adopting some graceful skills, I am loving this pencil to create a natural filled in brow look. Obviously a big coating of Maybelline The Falsies to widen out those eyelashes!

On the cheeks is Nars Blush in Sin. This is just such a perfect plum, shimmer blush. I even gave my mother it and she now uses it every day!

Finally the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Glam Plum Fulham (isn't the name so cool!) has been a monthly favourite. The formula is as it says, seriously moisturising and creamy, and the colour is the perfect bam of plum. 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Nails Inc New Oxford Street

Whilst I may dislike the early dark nights when it comes to makeup Autumn is always my favourite season. The past two weeks I've put on a good effort with reaching for the browns and the berrys rather than my usual golds. 

So the other day when I was rummaging through my nail polished I reached for this new one Nails Inc Gel Effect in New Oxford Street. It's a lovely, deep burgundy/plum toned purple which I think is perfectly appropriate for this time of the year. I also have to praise the Nails Inc formula, the shine is seriously pressive and I'm yet to report of a chip! 

Next month though I think I'm going to have to purchase that dreamy Nails Inc Snowflake polish!

What are your favourite Autumnal polishes?

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Empties #1

I've wanted to film this video for a long time! Here are my thoughts on a collection of empty products. Apologise, I'm still new to the world of youtube and editing!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The Brow Diaries

A large chunk of my life has been dedicated to maintaing my brows. Sad but true. I've had some waxing incidents and some mono-brow horrors, but most importantly, I've never over plucked. My brow obsession led me last year to having a picture of the ultimate Delevigne brow pinned on my uni bedroom wall...but perhaps I shouldn't have admitted that. Anyhow, the point I'm getting at is I've got quiet a few products in my makeup bag dedicated to getting these brows in grooming perfection.

A trusty boy, and the first member to begin the collection was Benefit Brow Zings. This is the ultimate handy brow tool, with wax one side a powder the other, and some mini brushes and tweezers so your brows can be looked after on the go. I now prefer to powder through (obviously with the brow brush of Mac 266) and then apply the wax just a little at the front.

My favourite, or everyday go to I should say, is the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil. With a spooley one end and a lovely creamy wax pencil the other this one is so quick and easy to use. I always get a thick, bold brow with this one. Recently however, my friends bought me the Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift Pencil and I have to say not only is the colour the perfect match to my brows but it creates an equal if not better brow than the Hourglass...expect big things from this!

The final pencil comes in the shame of Soap and Glory's 2-in-1 Archery Brown Pencil. This is a much smaller pencil and at the moment takes a bit more time for me to use this so I can my brows nice and even and not too scary. However, for the price this is seriously a firm contender with the luxury items of my collection.

And last, but not least, is my Benefit gimme Brow. I blooming love this and thing Benefit should be awarded a brow crown for its creating. Just a simple little mascara like wand that you sweep through the brows to shape and colour. I like to apply this on top on my Hourglass to keep the place nice in shape or on a more natural makeup day when I don't want too much colour in my brows. 

Its a long story when it comes to brows I'm afraid. What are your brow go to's?

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Clinique Even Better Foundation

I know what you're thinking. What is a foundation review doing on here. It's true. The only bases that are on here are BB creams and the odd outing of the Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua. However, after a seriously dodgy complexion recently, and by dodgy I mean grey and eurgh, I decided to look around the "high coverage" department.

After a lil' bit of research I decided to go for the Clinique Even Better Foundation. I'd heard it was medium coverage and was a bit of a pro in terms of giving an even, brighter coverage with a dewy sort of glow. Now we know I love the dewy glow over here.

So far I've been really impressed. I'm a pale faced gal with the shade Alabaster but golly does it sound stupid if I state the obvious?! This stuff is SOOO good at blending into the skin and evening out my skin tone. It gives a lovely glow that is just perfect for the dull Autumn months. The only negative I can say is I'm not enjoying applying it with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush...perhaps I need the buffing brush?

Besides that, I have a feeling me and this foundation are going to get on pretty well.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Intensely Moisturising

After a good month of using the Sarah Chapman Intense Hydrating Booster its fair to say I am more than ready to share my opinion. I'm not going to be dramatic or anything as I'm suuuure it wont come as a surprise when I say I have fallen in love with this little skin serum wonder. Not being dramatic, I promise. 

I have been using this every morning as my pre-moisturiser step. In the past I have tended to have some charming dry patches on my cheeks and thought investing in this may help to solve an embarrassing nuisance.   Adding two drops of the serum from a rather snazzy pipet I gently massage this all over my skin. The moisturing results of this have been so good that sometimes I've completely forgotten to put a moisturiser on and, haven't even noticed! I always notice that my BB cream/foundation blends better afterwards too. 

Whilst it's a rather pricey number (please remember I got this on discount) it seriously lives up to its value. I would thoroughly recommend this for dry skin gals or those who are looking for a boots of intense moisturisation for the up and coming winter months. 

Next on my wish list is the Sarah Chapman Overnight Serum...guess I better start saving my pennies!!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Finding Twinks

After a clean out and re-organisation of my makeup bag a few weeks ago (my favourite hobby) I cam across this little one. I purchased Mac Twinks a whileeee back. I do believe it was after watching all those back in the day youtube videos of 'my MAC eyeshadow collection.' After a few hours, and I mean a good 2 or 3 hours, spent watching those I think I was then compelled to purchase this brown/reddish tinge shadow. It doesn't take much to persuade me. 

However, this has not seen the wear as my Mac All That Glitters, I'm sorry Twinks. Feeling in the autumnal mood recently I've been more "experimental" in my everyday eyeshadow wardrobe and have been reaching for this one a lot more. 

I've never read any appreciation for this shadow but after loving its brown shimmery tones I'm surprised to not find more love.  Applied with a trusty Mac 217 its the perfect everyday brown staple and I seriously recommend it for green eyes.  

What are your MAC everyday favourites?

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Green Discovery

If you're a regular reader over here then you will be aware of my blue colour nail polish obsession.  Believe me, it's an unhealthy love. However at the weekend I decided to raid my mums stash of polishes. She's got quiet an impressive collection (I think over 70 polishes if I can remember) that I really will have to share with you one day - you'll have to see it to believe it!

Anyhow, during my rummage about I came across this little green gem known from Topshop titled Eclipse. I loved this metallic pigment shade and it certainly makes a change from my plain shades of blue. I will admit I forgot how much appreciate the Topshop nail polishes as so far I have no chips, and Im on day three which is a good record in my books! 

What are your favourite Topshop shades?

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Handbag Heroes

In every girls handbag there have got to be those key makeup items we need throughout the day. In my case its four heroes that I need for that afternoon touch up.  

Nars Creamy Concealor if you haven't heard me rave of this the where have you been?! This is radiating, instantly banishing dark circles hero. I love it and seriously need a top up in the middle of my library cries. 

Bobbi Brown Face Touch up Stick because one can never know when a pesky blemish is going to appear. I find this a really easy product for those powder room necessities. 

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in bronze is my favourite eyeliner of all time. I will never leave the house without it. At the moment I can only seem to find this online boots and super drug don't seem to be stocking me and my bronze lovin' needs. 

Reve de Miel Baume Levres  is a rather fancy lip balm. Its ingredients of honey and soya make this a seriously nourishing balm. I find it solves my dry lips instantly. The packaging is rather heavy for my weak handbag carrying arms but its a wonder-lip product. 

What are your handbag essentials?

Also shout out to my mum for buying me this lovely makeup bag. I have a thing for Frenchies you see!

 photo homeeee_zps214aed0e.jpg
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...