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Friday Fives: Beauty

11th Jan 2013

This week’s Friday fives are my last five beauty purchases. I haven’t written many beauty posts and the reason’s simple- I am pretty clueless when it comes to make-up and ridiculously unadventurous in trying new trends. Ummm I’ve only just got my head around BB creams and the beauty/fash packs according to the glossies have moved on to CC creams? I might have heard of CC creams but do I know what they really are or which is the best? Nope- not a clueeeeee. Well seeing as it’s a new year I am going to try to master some eye shadow colours that aren’t gold or bronze and to whack on a bright lippy now and then. (I made a start- look below!)

11 jan 1

Burt’s Bees lip balm. It’s full on ugghhh winter in London and I alternate between Burt’s and Carmex.

M.A.C Ruby Woo- it is true this shade really does suit every skin colour (check out the video I made with make-up artist Dipali Damji on how to apply bright lippy here)

Shahnaz Husain Shamoist Plus Intensive Moisturising- I recently tried out a sample of this product and found it really soothing on my dull winter skin so have just ordered it online.

11 jan 2

M.A.C Hanging Loose Dirty Pink Nude. I thought I’d get on the S/s 13 nude nails bandwagon. I like this easy shade from M.A.C’s Apres- Chic collection.

Rimmel Exaggerate Eyeliner. I’ve been using this eyeliner for years. The long nib makes it super easy to use and perfect for adding a retro flick and unlike some other brands the colour stays a true black on dark skin too.

Images M.A.C, Burt’s Bee’s, Rimmel and Shahnaz Husain

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Essie: Off the shoulder Summer 2012

13th July 2012

Every girl has a beauty indulgence that they never forgo and mine is my pedicures! After two weeks of sandals and flip-flops my feet needed a little pampering (I’ll be posting my hol pics soon) The Essie Summer 12 collection was in the salon and I ummmed and ahhhhed about going for the hot trend choice with the bikini so teeny (the powder blue one) but when it came down to it I choose the easier Off the Shoulder pink. It’s described by Essie as a hot pink but I think the colour slightly softer and the colour looks more creamy than a true hot pink (If that makes any sense!)

From L-R Fear or Desire, Off the Shoulder, Cascade Cool, Bikini so Teeny, All Tied Up and Mojito Madness

Again my creative pic taking is dubious but you get to see the colour on my skin tone. I’m wearing my Dune Head Over Heels leopard sandals.

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