Friday, 6 July 2012

Ralph Lauren Tennis Blazer

This blazer is by far one of my favourite items in my wardrobe. It's definitely an investment peice but it's so versatile and I always get so many compliments on it!

I ♥ my new jumper

Photo edited with 'PICFX' app 

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

M.A.C Saint Germain

Saint Germain lipstick from M.A.C £13.50

I purchased this lipstick during my most recent visit to M.A.C and it's become one of my favourites. The cremey formula feels lovely on the lips yet looks quite matte. It's very long lasting and isn't too dis-similar to Pink Friday (or so I was told). I had never even heard of this shade before I purchased it and I can't understand why it isn't more raved about!

NARS Laguna Bronzer: Does it live up to the hype?

NARS Laguna Bronzer: £25

NARS Laguna Bronzer has to be one of the most talked about and equally raved about beauty products. It's a make-up bag must have for any beauty obsessive, like myself. It's a matte bronzer with a slight shimmer, which isn't noticeable on the skin. Personally for me, the fact that it doesn't have more shimmer is actually a downside for me, as I love shimmer! However, the fact that it's matte makes it perfect to contour. 

At £25 you get more than your money's worth and the packaging is lovely, as always with NARS products. It's very long lasting on the skin although, as with all powder bronzers, but particularly with this one, I would recommend setting your foundation (if it's liquid) with a loose translucent powder as otherwise this can look slightly patchy towards the end of the day. I sometimes find that if I wear this, without setting my foundation, it can slide down my face.

So does this product live up to the hype? It certainly does. It's very pigmented and the colour pay off is incredible, you hardly need to use any and considering the size of the product, I can see this lasting a long time so it's definitely worth the price. Although it's a dark shade I find it suits so many skin tones. It's something I can absolutely see myself repurchasing! 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

My New Bedroom

All bedding/cushions: Next
Dressing Table: Restored Antique, cupboard knobs: John Lewis
Dressing Table Mirror: Dunelm
Make-up light up mirror: NO.7 @ Boots
Wall Art: Gifts
'LOVE': Next

Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman brushes review

1. Powder Brush: £12.99
2.Buffing Brush
3. Small Foundation Brush
4. Detailer Brush
5. Contour Brush
6. Stippling Brush: £12.99
All brushes purchased from Boots, available online or in store. 

I cannot say enough fantastic things about these brushes. I purcahsed them way before I became a fan of the amazing PIXIWOO sisters and I see no reason to use any other brushes for my daily make-up routine. They are so reasonable priced for the beautiful quality, they are unbelieveably soft. 

The buffing brush blends in any foundation to give an even and flawless finish. Even when I use my hands for foundation I always go over with this brush to blend in my foundation or creme blush. As mentioned in a previous post I used this to apply my Soleil Tan De Chanel. 

The stippling brush, the first RT brush I purchased is also great for foundation and powder or creme blush. I always use this brush to apply blush to the apples of my cheeks. I also use it to apply my primer.

The countour brush is faultless and fits perfectly in to the hollows of my cheeks to give me a fantastic contoured look, it can also be used to apply blush to the apples of the cheeks. 

The detailer brush is my least used of the brushes but still a great brush, it's great for covering up small blemishes and applying colour, closely, under the eye.

The small foundation brush is great for applying concealer to the under eye and blending foundation in harder to reach areas, i.e. sides of the nose. 

I can't recommend these brushes enough and will definitely be purchasing the rest of the brushes to complete my collection!