Entries from July 28th, 2012

Daily Makeup #5.

posted on: 31 July, 2012

Rock n Rose Nora Cown – £36 *

Clarins Instant Smooth PrimerLaura Mercier Silk Creme foundation; Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer;  MAC MSF in Soft and Gentle; Jemma Kidd Blushwear Creme in Paw Paw*; MAC Paint Pot in Groundwork*; UD Naked 2 Palette eyeshadow in YDK; Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara*; Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 01*.

I’ve been shaking up my makeup recently, I used to always wear MAC Groundwork Paint Pot on its own, but I’ve discovered it works so well under eyeshadow too (late to the party!), and it means i’m discovering shadows I never use (ahem, Naked 2 palette!).
Of course I’m wearing my much loved Silk Creme foundation (review here), this has replaced all other foundations and I can definitely see myself repurchasing this again and again. It’s the perfect shade (Cream Ivory) and its good coverage and long wearing whilst also having a lovely dewy finish. It goes so well with my all time favourite primer, Clarins Instant Smooth (review here).
Of course, I’m still going for that natural look! I can’t live without MACs Soft and Gentle and Jemma Kidd Paw Paw blush (review here), they’re a dream combination!

I feel so lucky that the lovely girls at Rock n Rose sent me one of their gorgeous, gorgeous crowns as a gift. I’ve loved Rock n Rose for as long as I can remember and have always wanted one of these gorgeous headpieces.
I wish I could wear this every day, it’s beautiful! I’m not sure what I will wear it to, but hopefully something will come along soon. I know Pixie Lott wore the Nora Crown at one of her gigs and looked lovely.

Rock n Rose have some amazing pieces, I know this Crown will be next on my list – I love mint! What do you think of my floral Crown?

NUXE Creme Produgieuse Moisturiser.

posted on: 30 July, 2012

Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Moisturiser - £19.50 *

I was given the chance to review this Nuxe moisturiser by Glossybox. Being a massive fan of Nuxe products (and of course, Glossybox!) I happily accepted and I’ve been using this ever since.

Creme Produgieuse is a moisturiser for normal/combination skin which helps to revive and protect the skin, whilst also leaving a matte finish. It’s a day cream, to be used in the morning, and I’ve been using this constantly since I received it. As with all Nuxe products, it smells incredible. It leaves my skin feeling soft and fresh for the day ahead and also helps with excess oil.

I mentioned this product in my French Pharmacie video also.

What do you think of this moisturiser?

Instaupdates #9 – London.

posted on: 29 July, 2012

afternoon tea in Glasgow; Jordan singing; tie dye leggings; Shard; outfit; playsuit; nice hair; Facebook HQ; YSL & Facebook palette; St James Park; Big Ben; my love; cocktails; cable cars; over the Thames; Jordan; silly; camera; picnic times; sunny day; mint cardigan; matching outfits; polaroids; undefeatable topknot; skincare; filming; outfit; crown. 

I wish I did Instagram updates more often to be honest! I quite like looking over what I’ve been up to recently. 
A few of these photos are actually from Glasgow, but mainly they are from when Jordan came to London last weekend for a visit. We walked around St James Park at 8am and had breakfast at Bills in Covent Garden and then had a lazy day after that. 
It was so sunny, I actually got really burnt when we were having a picnic (silly!) and then we went for dinner and to see Batman (amazing!).
We took the cable cars over the Thames which was incredible and so much fun, and had lunch at Westfield before heading over to Camden. 
It’s been a busy few weeks, I also had an event for YSL at the Facebook HQ which I will post about soon. 
I hope everyone has had a great weekend! I went to see Spiderman and had a swim this morning, pretty uneventful. I also have a new video up, go and have a watch!

PS. My Instagram username is gh0stparties

Review: Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Palette.

posted on: 28 July, 2012

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Palette – £48*

This little wonder actually appeared in my Minimising Daily Makeup posts (Post One & Post Two), which were a big hit. I have had this beautiful palette for about a month now and I’ve used it every day since. 

The palette contains eight beautiful shades, meant to represent late summer colours, and comes in a handy, travel size palette. As far as palettes go, this has it all – lovely soft pinks and browns with a subtle shimmer, a couple of more shimmery pearl shades of rose golds and rich browns and also two matte shades, one a simple pink/cream and the other an easy to wear brown (also perfect for fairer eyebrows) – all in a palette that fits in to your hand.

I’ve been reaching for this palette every day, I’ve actually been experimenting with a more smokey eye but I can say that I have used every one of these shades and really loved them. The colours work beautifully together and are a hit with most skin tones, they apply and blend well and last all day. 

The mirror is also a dream and means I can take it in my handbag with me if I know I’m going out. 
I really can’t hype this product enough, it’s really beautiful and has quickly replaced every other eyeshadow and palette in my collection. I can’t believe how compact it is, and how much use I get out of it – every colour seems to suit me (despite never really going for warmer tones). 
What do you think of the Desert Twilight palette? What else do I NEED from Bobbi Brown?