Monday 12 May 2014


I'm all about the no fuss, quick swipe and go product.  I really like the concept of stick/crayon eye shadows, colour them on, blend with fingers and go.  Although the highend brands offer all different colours, shades and finishes, the highstreet has been a little slower on the uptake.  Much to my delight last week I spotted new shades had been added to the Rimmel Scandaleyes eye shadow stick range.  Previously bullet proof beige and bad girl bronze were the only two shades that were up my street.

Sunday 11 May 2014


Lately I have been drawn to taupe eye shadow.  Taupe can be described as a greyish brown with a cool undertone, I usually go for more bronze brown shades with a warm undertone.  However I have been enjoying the way in which the cool undertones in it bring out the blue in my eyes.

Friday 25 April 2014


Apologies that I haven't posted here in more than a week.  Life getting in the way but hopefully I'm back into the swing of things now.  I managed to pick up a few beauty items that have been doing the rounds of the blogging kingdom and give them a whirl.

Wednesday 16 April 2014


This is what I took away with me for a weekend away with my family.  I took my beloved Paul & Joe 'filofax' style make up bag with me, it is just so pretty, but it is a bit bulky for handbag use so I don't get as much use out of it as I would have liked.  We weren't going to do much while we were away except go for dinner one evening.  This make up bag covers the everyday simple make up look, with a few bits to make it a little more sophisticated for the evening.

Monday 14 April 2014


Now that spring is here, I decided to start getting my legs ready for when the weather gets warmer.  Although I love beauty, I can be quite lazy when it comes to the more time consuming tasks, like body moisturising, and Lord knows I need it.  The skin on my legs is so dry, my doctor once commented on them and prescribed me a medical grade moisturiser for them, when I went in with a sore throat!  As for fake tan I have had a few disasters in the past and I tend to steer clear of the stuff, no matter how jealous I am of the people who can apply it properly.  It is just not a talent which I posses!

Friday 11 April 2014


Since the sun has come out again, there is a touch of spring in the air and it has started to creep onto my nails.  I usually go for dark nails come whatever season, but now I'm all about white  nails.  Finding the right consistency in a white polish has proven quite tricky.  A couple that I tried were too thick and took too long to dry.  One was too thin and the results were a little streaky and patchy.  As in the story of Goldielocks and the three bears ''one was just right''.  Black nail polish throws up similar issues, which I posted about here.  This time though Rimmel wasn't the answer.

Thursday 10 April 2014


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Here are some of the new releases that have caught my eye.  It's going to take every ounce of my strength not to rush out and but these, so for now I can merely admire them from afar.  Very far away because if I see any of these in the flesh I'll end up buying them.