Monday, 28 November 2011

November Favourites...

Here are a few things I am loving lately...

YSL Touche Eclat - Perfect to brighten under my tired eyes!
  • YSL Rouge Volupte #2 Lipstick (Sensual Silk) I forgot how much I love this shade, it's perfect with any look and feels so luxurious on the lips.
  • MAC Snob Lipstick - Just another lovely cool pink shade...
  • Maybelline Dream Touch Blush-I love this cream blush it's such a beautiful shade, it's either peach or apricot (it doesn't indicate on the tub) it brightens my complexion with a gorgeous creamy but non greasy finish.
  • Sleek Luminous Pressed Powder - Beautiful! I have only used it a coupe of times and really love the finish it gives, I'm not sure if I could use it everyday as my skin is so sensitive as I'm wary of my skin breaking out. I would rather use my Chanel pressed powder for everyday use (not that I wear powder everyday!)
  • TRISH MCEVOY Fan Brush - I have been using this to apply the Sleek powder for a light and weightless application and love the results!
  • Sleek Eyebrow kit (Light) - I love the wax in this kit, I have been using it non stop!

    • N-SPA Vanilla Creme Brulee Shower Gel - Smells divine and you can't go wrong for £3!
    • VICTORIA'S SECRET CupQuake Body Mist - I love layering this on after I get out of the shower, it compliments the shower gel beautifully.
    • XEN TAN Deep Bronze Luxe - A much needed treat for a new mummy, a bit of a natural looking tan makes anyone look healthy. I love this particular one as it doesn't have red or orange undertones, instead it has a green tinge which enhances an olive complexion creating a lovely faux tan!

    GIELLY GREEN HAIR CARE - I was sent these at the beginning of the month, and oh my their range is beautiful, my husband has even been stealing my shampoo for his few millimeters of hair, he says it makes his hair feel "soft"! The deep conditioner works wonders but the serum is my favourite, it smells divine, detangles and softens all without weighing it down. I have been using it on damp and dry hair and I have only used about 10% of it, a definite repurchase for sure!

    Moving on!

    Meet Orly's 'Fowl Play' from their birds of a feather collection...

    I love how it looks black from far away, but upon close inspection you can see the tiny flecks of smooth multicoloured glitter. It took 3 coats to achieve the finish below and application wasn't streaky or difficult. I think it looks rather special...

    Other polishes I have been loving and will be loving some more include...

    American Apparel - Pinto, Barry M - Indigo, OPI - Jade is the new black, Essie - Sew Psyched, OPI Skull and Glossbones, Sephora by OPI - Metro Chic and Revlon - Facets of Fuchsia.

    And lastly my Eeyore phone sock! Very professional I know...

    What have you been loving this past month?

    I'm off to get a much needed hair cut, I shall update on that later! I did want to do a drastic short haircut but hubby keeps persuading me to keep it long!

    Sunday, 20 November 2011

    Bits 'n' Bobs...

    I didn't walk away empty handed with yesterdays visit to Superdrug, one can't help being a make up addict and as soon as I saw '3 for 2' I was sold.

    Here's what bits I got...

    I have been wanting to get the Revlon 'Facets of Fuchsia' polish for ages, but it's always been sold out, finally it's mine!

    It has a black base with tiny fuchsia glitter particles along with hexagonal glitters. It's totally gorgeous, and I can't wait to wear it.

    I have never paid attention to the 'Sleek' powders before, but after 1 swipe of the 'Luminous powder' in shade 2 (perfect for NC35 Skin tones) it had to be mine as the colour match just seemed spot on.

    There are teeny tiny finely milled glitter particles in it...

    But, once you apply it to the skin it almost disappears. I'll let you know if it performs as nice as it looks in a forthcoming post.

    Now, the brow kit is what I intended to get as it's brilliant.

    It includes a powder, wax, brushes and tweezers all combined in a compact that includes a mirror.

    I was sent the darker shade a while ago and have used it everyday since. However, even though I'm brunette I found the dark wax to be too harsh on my face, so I went out and got myself the lighter shade which I prefer. See swatch comparisons below.

    On the subject of 'Sleek, I don't know how I found the time, but I depotted my Sleek eyeshadow palettes to potentially get more use out of them, and now they sit comfortabley with their other brands of eye shadow friends.

    Lastly I'm wearing Orly's 'Sweet Peacock' on my nails, it's a shade I was sent from their recent 'Birds of a feather' collection. It's a foiled blue that's shot through with silver and has a matte finish, as much as I like it, it's not my favourite from the collection. Plus, yesterday my friend said it was a smurf blue, which I totally agree with however, I'm not sure if that's a good thing. My favourites from their recent collection has to be 'Fowl Play', 'Nite Owl' and 'Sea Gurl'.

    I must say it feels nice to be thinking about the colour of my nails after not painting them for weeks! :)

    Do you own any of the 'Bits 'n' bobs' I mentioned? If so, what are your thoughts?