30 September 2014

Autumn 2014 Nail Polish Picks

Last autumn I was all about the demure pastel shades but this year I am feeling a different vibe for my nails. There are still some subtle shades in my top five - Little Bo Peep I'm looking at you - but they aren't quite so feminine. I threw some different finishes in the mix too: Burgundy Crush is from Barry M's AW13 Matte collection (you can still buy it, don't worry), and Mercury is a kind of metallic/duochrome finish, one that I don't usually enjoy but this is a beautiful colour. 

What shades are you going to be wearing this autumn?

28 September 2014

Eleven Years

Yesterday was my eleven year anniversary with the boyf. We don't tend to buy each other big presents as we have so many other things to spend money on but I was pleasantly surprised this year when I got a Kate Spade 'Emma' notebook and some Charbonnel et Walker truffles (my faves). 
The notebook is so pretty that I don't want to start writing in it! I feel like a notebook this nice should have something poignant written in it, like the start of a novel or something but no doubt it'll end up housing my random little thoughts which will materialise into not much of anything. Then it can join the thousands of other random notebooks I have!
A bit about me and the boyf. We find it very difficult to take a decent photograph with each other. I would not be surprised if memory cards were thought of with us in mind because if we had to rely on film we would just not take couple pictures. Above are some of the good, the bad and the damned-well ugly (I include only myself in this category as it seems most pics are destroyed by me pulling some sort of hideous face). I'll let you decide which are good and bad. 


22 September 2014

August Beauty Buys

I'm not sure what happened last month. I was supposed to be good and not spending very much but turns out there were so many beauty products I needed! Technically I only needed three of the products I bought but we all know that nobody just buys the things they actually need. 
Lancome Buys
Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in 005 (the palest shade available!)
Galatee Confort cleansing milk

Free gift: Bi-Facil eye make-up remover, Hydra Zen moisturiser and eye cream, Advanced Genifique serum, red lipstick, Hypnose mascara (not pictured)
Drug Store Make-Up
Sleek Eye Palette in Au Naturel
Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Peach Club and Ole Flamingo
Models Own nail polish in Beach Bag
Nars Buys
Eyeshadow Duo in Bellissima
Creamy Concealer in Vanilla
Topshop Buys
Lipstick in Trigger
Matte Lip Bullet in Call Me Queen Bee
Bronzer in Mohawk

Let me know if you want to see a review of any particular product otherwise I shall throw a few at you in the coming weeks. The Lip Bullet is definitely getting an in-depth review as I am in love with it!