British Beauty Blogger for Marks & Spencer – Eyes

Seeing as though Jane’s the talk of the blogging town at the minute (again!), I thought I’d finally get my arse in gear and post about her range with Marks and Spencer. A couple of weeks ago she asked on Twitter if anyone would like to review the liners and lip crayons, and I was lucky enough to be picked. British Beauty Blogger Marks and SpencerWhile I was curious to try them, I’ll admit I was curious enough to buy them. I don’t know, I’ve just never been big on buying sets! So obviously this one’s got a lot of work to do to impress me. Read More →

Melt Dark Room

Stop the press, there’s a new lipstick in town! And I am, because it’s my blog and I have the power to do so. So everyone in the US probably already got theirs, but I’m a bit late to the party because of the Atlantic and the fact I missed the original delivery. Anyway, I’ve finally got my hands on it – Melt Dark Room.

Melt Dark Room

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The other day I wrote about my recent purchases from Nars. While I’ve worn the shadows loads, I hadn’t really had a chance to give the lipstick a go.

I had to film a lil’ something and picked up this stripe top from M&S for the occasion just so I could wear the lipstick. Don’t ask me where the logic is in that, I have plenty of other outfits that I could wear this with. Moving on … I love the combination of orange red lips with green eyes, the contrast is there but not as obvious as when you’re wearing a shadow.
NARS LanaProducts used:

Illamasqua Skin Base 3.5 + 2.0
OCC Skin Conceal Y1
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #1
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer #1
Illamasqua Hollow Cream Pigment
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Illamasqua Heroine Eyeshadow
The Body Shop Honey Bronzer #1
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blusher in Diffused Heat

Illamasqua Aura Multi Facet Palette Shadows
Illamasqua Masquara
Illamasqua Eyebrow Cake in Stark

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Lana 


Baby It’s Cold Outside

When the weather really starts to turn, I begin to crave all those warming winter fragrances. Especially first thing in a morning, there’s nothing better than a hot shower with a product that leaves you and the whole bathroom smelling like a Christmas candle. I love it.

Lush Christmas

Lush make some of my favourite shower treats of all time, especially when it comes to festive limited editions. So here are my absolute favourites from their Christmas range.

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Little Gems

Do you ever get that feeling when you buy makeup and you’re just so excited to use it? Like it’s Christmas or something? That’s how my recent mini Nars haul had me feeling.

Sheffield has just got its own Nars counter. I’ve never really been a big fan of Nars, probably because I wasn’t able to just go and browse and swatch to my heart’s content. Now I’ve had a chance to take a proper look at what the brand has to offer, let’s see why Nars has got me hot under the collar.

Nars Little Gems

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4 Step Winged Liner

I get asked a lot how I get my winged liner so pointed. Believe me, it ain’t easy. I’ve been practising for a long time and when I apply my liner I’m still always as close as I can get to the mirror. If I don’t like it I’ll take it off and start again – no concealer, no cotton buds – just time and patience.

A while back I wrote a post for Tales of a Pale Face about how to wear colour which included a liner tutorial. The images on Kat’s blog are bigger and with the format there’s more detailed instructions, but here is the 4 step tutorial I put together for Instagram. I hope you like it and find it helpful!

Easy Liner

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