Thursday, 27 February 2014

Rose Gold Gorgeous: Zoeva Makeup Brushes

Helloooo Beautiful. 

Ah – I need to stop, I need to be sectioned! I think I have the biggest rose gold obsession ever...

Anyway, can you blame me? These brushes are not only beautiful, they are really great quality in my opinion. I'd only heard bits and bobs about how good Zoeva brushes are but they are a real pain to get hold of so I didn't bother until this little beauty hit the shelves. You can order online from the Zoeva website for 58 euros, I think it worked out at about £48 but then I had to pay an extra £7.50 for shipping since they're Germany based – yowch! Nonetheless, value-wise these synthetic and natural brushes are fantastic and they even come with this super cute brush clutch which I think will be fab for travelling – I can never fit all my brushes in my makeup bag so that was a nice bonus.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Primark Haulin'

Uh Guys, did I miss the news flash where Primark got kinda good again? Now I am not Primark's biggest fan and I'd say I've avoided it for at least the last two years in which time my occasional 'check-ins' have been fruitless. But since it's pretty much the closest shop to my work, I popped in on my lunch the other day and was actually pleasantly surprised! All this for under £30... now that's a proposition I like.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Six Truly Kiss–Proof Lips

With Valentines arriving at the end of this week, I thought it'd be a good time to discuss kiss-proof lip products which also look fabulous (way better than just a practical slick of lip balm). Not just kiss-specific by any means, they are by far the most practical lip products in my collection and require minimum effort and mirror-checking. The way I see it, you have two options... If you're going quite neutral, you can do anything really from a lipstick to a gloss but you just need formula that has zero stickiness and a nice smooth feeling. If you're going darker, you need something way more hardwearing, something stubborn yet gorgeous looking even with all the drinking, eating and occasional smooching. Challenge outlined, let's begin!

MAC Cremesheen Lipglass in Just Superb

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Belated January 'Dobos'

So what did we learn this January? Products not to waste your precious pennies on this year, or actually ever... Sometimes it doesn't matter whether you let your usual research slip for a second in a brief moment of urgency, or whether you've been gathering intelligence on a product for the 6 months prior to purchase – some stuff just ain't good. This month, my disappointing products have been quite limited really with only 4 making it into the pack (and these I'd been testing out for a few months), so I suppose we can call this a good run! Let's hope next month I can get it down to just 3! Or is that wishful thinking?

Monday, 3 February 2014

Pinky Nude Perfection

You know when you look a little bit dead and you just want to slap something on your lips to reinstate the humanness? I always think that day-to-day a nude is ideal – for work, for casual days, for nipping to the shop... but being quite a fair and pale lady, your traditional nude just looks plain gross on me.