Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Autumn Mrs Pharmacy Wishlist

Mrs Pharmacy wishlist
Seeing as it's Autumn and I'm skint thanks to spending all my spare money on buying baby stuff, I thought this would be a good time to create a wishlist of some Autumnal makeup goodness.

1.  Clarins Rouge Eclat lipstick - £18.50
Any of their more berry-toned lipsticks would have made it onto the list, colours that are perfect for Autumn.  I'm a fan of Clarins makeup (as you probably know) but have never tried any of their lipsticks, but I can only imagine they're amazing, if the rest of their makeup is anything to go on.

2.  Mavala nail polish in shade Glasgow - £3.80
I've tried a couple of Mavala nail polishes in the past and I was really impressed with the quality - both the pigmentation and staying power.  This shade is perfect for Autumn and to accompany the other pieces I picked out.

3.  Clarins eye quartet in Violet - £31.00
After sampling Clarins eye shadows I can vouch for their quality.  Purple is also my favourite colour and love to wear it on my eyes.  The deep dark shade on the bottom left is stunning, imagine that paired with strong eyeliner and big lashes, lovely :)

4.  Lancome ombre hypnose eye shadow in violet divin - £18.50
Notice a theme here? Yeah, another deep purple eye shadow - this I'd smoke out with a dark colour on the outer v and under the eye for a really dramatic look.  The only Lancome makeup I've tried is the Hypnose Star mascara, which I loved!  I'm not sure if I loved the mascara or the packaging more, but both were great :)

So there you have my Mrs Pharmacy wishlist, what would be on yours?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Beauty Confidential event - House of Fraser

Beauty confidential

In case you didn't know, House of Fraser are having a 'Beauty Confidential' event where from the 8th - 23rd September, they have £10 off loads of different beauty goodies like the 2 in the picture above when you buy one of your favourites at it's normal price, a pretty nice deal if you ask me, especially if you're in the market for some of the products on offer, which I might add, seem to all be cult products.

You could get £10 off any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes (and their electric palette), YSL fusion ink foundation, sought after skincare from Origins and Kiehl's, Guerlain Météorites and even the cult 'Creme de la mer' - this offer is both online and in stores.

The lovely people at House of Fraser sent me these (pictured) lovely skincare treats to test over the coming month or so, expect a blog post reviewing them in due course!  So far I've only used the Kiehl's midnight recovery concentrate as I was super keen to get started on that - I've only used it for 3 nights, but my first impressions are good - my skin feels so velvety the next day.  But more on that later :)

If you want to take advantage of their beauty confidential here's a link to their event, who doesn't love £10 off their favourite products!?

Monday, 15 September 2014

August 2014 favourites

August 2014 favourites

I know we're half way through September so this is a little late, but I figured it's better late than never. August has seen me start to wear foundation a little more than in the previous few months, but still not crazy amounts, and I've been wearing some slightly different products, these are the ones that have really stood out to me (tip of the cap to Bourjois for having 3 in my top 6).

Bourjois radiance reveal healthy mix foundation
A beauty that I reviewed earlier this month, my current favourite foundation (don't worry, I'm so fickle this changes all the time).  This is my NARS sheer glow dupe, it gives a beautiful finish that's both quite matte and glowing at the same time.  It lasts well and sits beautifully on the skin.

Bourjois 1 seconde mascara
I love how this defines the lashes and makes them look amazing.  I love that it doesn't crumble and flake out onto my cheeks, it stays put, even this version the non-waterproof one.  It has a thick rubbery wand that grips the lashes really well.

Bourjois liner pinceau (liquid eye liner)
This was a recommendation from Sandra from The Black Pearl Blog - it's the one she's always raved about.  In fairness, I've grown to really love it too.  It sets pretty matte, and jet black.  The brush is flat so you can turn it on its side to get more precision.  It dries quickly and stays put until you're ready to take it off with no transference to the lid, that's my kinda liner :)

Clarins ombre matte eyeshadow in Sparkle Grey*
I was very lucky and received 3 of these from Clarins from their Autumn collection and this one has to be my favourite, I adore the colour, the finish and everything about it.  I've worn it a LOT over the last month and just by itself, with liquid eyeliner and mascara.  I'm not one of these people that think it's lame to wear just one colour, in fact I think wearing just one colour is often more elegant :)

Sephora blusher in healthy rose
I just can't get enough of this blusher.  It's pretty much been a staple favourite of mine since I bought it in Jan/Feb this year.  If you have pale skin it looks absolutely gorgeous, like a fresh flush of colour on your cheeks, perfect for any of the seasons.

Maybelline quad in Smokey Cinnamon
It's no secret that I'm a big fan of wearing green eyeshadow, especially dark greens.  Ages ago I saw Emily Noel (Beauty Broadcast) create a gorgeous look using this quad, and I've been pretty much recreating it ever since (give or take the lime colour in there).  It's a gorgeous look for Autumn and I'm just in love with the deep green with the subtle cinnamon on the outer edge.  Et voila!
Maybelline quad in smokey cinnamon on my eyes

So they were my August favourites, what were you loving in August?