Monday, 8 December 2014

WINTER WISHLIST | CHRISTMAS 2014


This is my compiled make-up wish list - I'm keeping in nice and short as the other things I'm wanting are part of my daily make-up routine anyway. So these are things that I see as super special, ranging from the affordable to the indulgent! 


First is Sleek's i-Divine palette in Vintage Romance. I love the berry colours as well as nude colours - I do not have any palettes with these shades in. Create stunning eye makeup with 12 shades of super pigmented eye shadow. i-Divine palettes are suitable for all skin tones adding a touch of stylish sophistication to take you from day to night.
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There is nothing I love better than a good concealer. Like many other bloggers, I tend to stick to Rimmel's Wake Me Up, but I wanted to try something new, and maybe something I wouldn't get through so quickly. I therefore want to try Maybelline's Eraser Eye Concealer in Light. Maybelline Eraser Eye does more than just cover! Its coloured pigments perfect the under eye area covering flawlessly. Enriched with Goji Berry the formula cares for the eye area that suffers most from a hectic social life and lack of sleep- the eyes. Available in 2 shades: Nude and Medium.
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I've been pining for a new blush for a while, and whilst I usually stick to powder blush, the cream to powder formula of Benefit's new Majorette blush beckoned my attention. You can also use this as a base for other powders. A cream-to-powder booster blusher that helps amplify the natural rosiness of your cheeks with extra staying power. The peach shade and pomegranate fragrance of this Benefit blusher will instantly lift your mood.
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What would a Laura Emily beauty post be without mention of Urban Decay?
The new Vice3 palette is just. Perfect. All the colours I'd use everyday, ranging from eye catching to neutral. And look at that blending brush.. Even the packaging.. Oh need I say more? 
You can never have too much of a good thing. Satisfy your eyeshadow vice with 20 velvety, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN shades—from an amazing soft black and a stunning burgundy to a rich, smoky red-black. (Source)

What would you like Santa to bring you? Or maybe a treat for yourself?

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

WINTER ESSENTIALS | CHRISTMAS 2014

Recently, Aimee Belle tagged me to complete the Winter Essentials tag!
Now we're into December, I'm feeling super cosy and this tag just makes me all fuzzy inside!


What's your ultimate party season lip product?
Russett Dream by Avon. It is a berry colour with a golden shimmer, yet doesn't dry the lips out! It appears that they no longer stock this shade, so I'm using it so sparsely when I want to wear it everyday!  

What's your essential makeup product?
A matte pink blush! I love transitioning from corals from Summer into the more pinky shades of Winter. My skin becomes paler, so a nice muted pink just adds a little pop of colour back in there. I use Benefit's Dandelion, as delicate as the name suggests. 

What are you most hoping to see under your tree Christmas morning?
Something that says 'You are going to Download!'
But on a more beauty related note, hopefully Jimmy Choo eau de parfum.. Ooh how I'm in love...

Name one beauty essential that's never missing from your bag during the colder months.
Lip balm, always lip balm.. An array of different ones.. Palmer's is my go to, but in my bag I usually find Honey Trap by Lush, a Nivea balm lurking, some vaseline, and most recently, Bee Good's Vanilla and Honey lip balm. 

What are your winter weather skincare saviours?
I can honestly say that my skincare routine is particularly awful.
However, I do look after my hands as they so easily chap. I apply hand cream so many times a day. The best I have found is neutrogena's Norwegian Formula and anything by Crabtree & Evelyn, my current favourite being Tarrocco Orange - it smells so nice! Although not a stand out Christmassy scent, as the scent can transition through the seasons, it does remind me of oranges on Christmas!

What's winter going to smell like this year?
Citrus. Always citrus. Nothing more to say..

Is the berry eye the new berry lip?
I really super would love to try out this look using Sleek's Vintage Romance palette. I feel like it could suit me due to having light skin and darker hair. I'd hope it to look vampy, but it would probably look more zombie.. 

What are your greatest winter indulgences?
Bailey's and hot chocolate snuggled up on the sofa watching TV with the Mister!
Simple pleasures, and sends you to sleep but feels super homely in the colder months.  

Lush Christmas: Your top pick?
Star Light Star Bright. Sparkly, citrussy and softening. I could not ask for any more.. 

Name one (or more) random winter essential.
A big massive scarf that's more like a blanket! I find myself wrapping myself up on a cold day at uni where I've forgotten to wear enough layers..

I tag:
Lucy from Lucycles