Something A Little Bit Different

I’m going for a different kind of post today on Phee’s Makeup Tips. It’s one I’ve thought about a lot and spent a lot of time worrying how it’s going to be received.

Everyone has their own preferred diet and exercise routines, what works for one person might not work for another. So I think it’s important to mention: I’m not claiming to be an expert, claiming people would want to look like me, or suggesting you should follow this diet. I mean, I don’t even know if I’m going to stick to this. So these posts aren’t all preachy preachy if you’re not doing this you’re wrong.

This post is just a bit of help and insight for people who are curious about this type of diet.

So here’s a little bit of background into why I’m doing what I’m doing:

After Christmas I decided I wanted to work on my body. I’m all about making sure my makeup is flawless and my hair looks just right, but I wasn’t comfortable with the way my body looked any more, so I decided to start lifting weights. I didn’t want to be watching my weight, counting calories, I just wanted to go on how I looked.

A big factor in choosing weights instead of something like running to get into shape is that I simply can’t. After almost breaking my foot in September 2012, even walking too far or wearing heels for a little bit too long makes my foot ache.

With lifting I was eating loads and feeling hungry all the time, and up to now I’ve been eating whatever I want to get enough calories to make progress at the gym. However this has given me a little layer of insulation I’m not too keen on and some bad eating habits too. So in an effort to get lean, I’m going to try Intermittent Fasting.


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Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer

Okay so I’ve been a very bad blogger lately. I don’t think I’ve posted in a month, maybe longer than that? After my last post – which itself was pretty forced – I didn’t want to keep making myself write when it was the last thing I wanted to be doing. But now I’m back, and I’ve got a variety of posts planned for you guys over the next couple of weeks.

Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer

I’m easing myself in with a good old fashioned review. The Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer is a much raved about product within the blogger community. Why shouldn’t it be? He’s the master of contouring and many makeup artists are fans of his other products like the sculpting powder and celestial powder. I succumbed to the hype during a trip to Space NK, so here’s how I got on with this cult fave.

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Illamasqua Glamore Collection

I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to pick up a parcel than I was with this one. It doesn’t take long to figure out I love a new Illamasqua launch and the Glamore collection was no exception. I’ve only had these products a couple of days and already I’m in love.

Illamasqua Glamore

Starting with the two lipsticks – Soaked and Glissade. There is a third called Luster, that’s a real vibrant Barbie pink. The Glamore lipsticks are new to Illamasqua, not just the colours but the finish too. Instead of the usual matte finish these lipsticks are satin finish, good news for those of us out there not too keen on matte lips and the inevitable dryness that comes with them.

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OCC Swatches

OCC Swatches

Here are my recent OCC purchases swatched on my lips so you can get a better idea. As I said in my post about the new Lip Tars, worn on its own Plastic Passion really picks up on every single flaw in your lips. By the time I was swatching this my lips were protesting about having products applied only to be taken off a minute later!

I’m really impressed with the Cosmetic Colour Pencils Grandma and Poolboy. They’re both so soft that they don’t drag at all.

You can pick up all of these and more from Love Makeup!


OCC Plastic Passion Lip Tars: Pleasure Model & Mannequin

A couple of posts ago a reviewed the new OCC Cosmetic Colour Pencils. Ever since I’ve been itching to write the review of these gorgeous new Lip Tar shades because they are just perfect for Spring. The Plastic Passion collection from OCC is bang on with some super girly shades and the new bright, matte finish Lip Tars.

Obsessive Compulsive Plastic Passion Lip Tar

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]

A couple of weeks back when Escentual were asking on Twitter for bloggers with blemish prone skin to trial a new product, I had no idea I’d be signing up to try La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+]. I’d seen various photos floating around Instagram and I was super excited to see how different – and how much more effective – this new version of my old favourite Effaclar Duo would be.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo

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