victoria secret makeup

Is Sunday glam a thing? Call me lazy but these are not the days I go the extra mile with my make up looks. Saying that, impromptu dates to the village pub after taking Akira for long walks in the woods has me wanting to make a bit of an effort

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nars velvet matte foundation stick. naked flushed palette streak, kiehl's daily reviving concentrate, benefit gimme brow, maybelline lash sensational

I’ve recently added a few new additions to my make up routine in general – pieces from NARS, Becca and Tarte. I have say, addicted to it all already. Shape Tape has a whole lotta hype around it but i totally get it – it’s a glorious under-eye concealer for me that makes it look like I’ve had more sleep than I have. Hand down the best for coverage.

easy smokey eye makeup

This beauty look uses ten products to get an effortless sultry eye with a nude lip that is low maintenance when out for a casual day. Don’t let anyone ever tell you it’s unacceptable to smudge your eyeliner with your finger and call it a day. Words I live by!

naked flushed cheek palette streak huda beauty lipstick swatches

  1. Kiehl’s – Daily Reviving Concentrate
  2. Nars – Velvet Matte Foundation Stick – Barcelona 4
  3. Tarte Cosmetics – Shape Tape in Light
  4. YSL – Les Sahariennes Healthy Glow Balm Bronzer
  5. Charlotte Tilbury – Kohl Liner in Barbarella Brown
  6. Maybelline – Lash Sensational Mascara
  7. Huda Beauty – Bombshell Liquid Lipstick
  8. Benefit Cosmetics – Gimme Brow #5
  9. Urban Decay – Naked Flushed Cheek Palette in Streak
  10. Becca Liquid Highlighter – Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal

ysl bronzer swatches


Enjoy friends! xo

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chocoalte eyes beauty look too faced

My 2014 beauty mantra has been all about experimenting with bold lip colours. This year I ventured in to the world of unusual (for me) shades like deep purples, blackened plums and a shade I once said I would never wear on my lips- reddish browns.

This year will see a lot of changes for me — I’m moving back to England! So excited to be in London again and with that comes an awesome promotion with the company I love and the chance to see my friends again. WHO’S EXCITED?!

With this new found excitement and life change, I’ve been experimenting a bit more about what I consider my “signature beauty look”. Hit ‘read more’ to see which products are helping me get this look!

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face of the week the burgundy book favourites

face of the week the burgundy book favourites

{June favourites: Luxury look of the week}

This week has been nothing short of exhausting and having to show a LOT of face for work. Amidst such busy times I needed a beauty-set up that would hod up it’s end of the bargain. Helping me put my best face forward were pieces from the likes of Yves Saint LaurentGivenchyGuerlainMaybellineDior and Benefit.

ysl youth liberator foundation serum

{Yves Saint Laurent – Youth Liberator Serum Foundation}

This little number is magic in a bottle for your skin. Combining YSL’s award-winning serum with a luminous, medium-to-full coverage foundation. Topping it all off with a modest SPF 20, I love everything about what this does for my skin short term and long term and I get sooooo many compliments when I wear it!

yves saint laurent touche eclat beautezinexysl

{Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat No. 2}

Touche Eclat has for years been my favourite product for masking dark discolouration on areas of my face that need illuminating. I recently ran out of this beauty staple but my girl @Beautezine gifted me with my very own engraved version at her BeautezinexYSL event. Woohoo!

givenchy prisme libre loose powder

{Givenchy Prisme Libre – Loose Powder – in Delicate Beige}

I have been obsessed with this powder. I hate to say it but Givenchy’s Prisme Libre isn’t out in Canada until 2015 BUT you can purchase it online here. I usually hate loose powders but this one reduces shine with the perfect luminous finish. The quad contains 4 shades that work to adjust redness and illuminate your skin tone. No more chalky cheeks!

benefit theyre real push up liner dior it lash maybelline brow drama

{The eyes}

This trio has been my eye opening go-to for the week. Maybelline’s new Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara is pretty awesome in adding depth and setting my brows. The only downfall to the product is that you still need to fill your brows in to add a sense of volume — for Gimme Brow I am forever grateful.

Dior’s It Lash Mascara is serious false-lash effect business. Man does it give volume and separate my lashes without my having to work too hard at it. It’s taken first place in a close competition of mascaras for the time being.

Benefit’s they’re Real! Push Up Liner feels like it’s been my first born child. You all know I work for the brand but let me be real (no pun intended) with you for a second. Before this I would avoid liner like the plague simply because It was  too much work and I always messed up. With this liner I get it it right every time and it stays on all day. No really, literally, all day.

My only downfall with this God-send is the fact that after using it once, the outer layer of each use after that can be a bit dry. Bound to happen when you’re storing a wet product in a chamber. My solution was just to wipe the top layer sideways on the back of my hand to warm it up. BOOM wet liner ready to go again.

guerlain terracotta 30 ans limited edition

{Cheek popper}

This Limited Edition Terracotta Sun Celebration Palette by Guerlain is such a special item to the geekiest of make up buffs. Featuring two bronzers, a peach blush and a pink blush, the gold middle is a fancy addition. The huge magnetic mirror is a bonus and the main reason I’ve carried it in my purse all week.

rema gouyez beauty look

{The staple look}

Today I’m wearing it with Julianne’s Nude by L’Oreal Paris for The Exclusives collection but during the week I was wearing a red lip for more drama.

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maybelline hi-light master glaze blush stick highlighter

maybelline hi-light master glaze blush stick highlighter

February seems to be the month of blush — who am I to complain? If it’s not a bold lipstick I’m cooing over it’s a brightly pigmented blush. I’m a sucker for colour. Maybelline’s on a roll with it’s offerings and this round of blushers is a shining example.

maybelline hi-light blush light bronze review

{Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Light Bronze}

Oh hello gorgeous and glittering higlighter/bronzer hybrid. If you’re a beauty nerd you’ll know how iconic the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick is for what it does to your cheeks. The Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light blushes offer a variety of packed powders in one palette for poppin’ cheeks. Warm Nude is a blend of illuminating pinks and shimmering golds — the light catches the product perfectly on your J-Lo-esque cheekbones.

maybelline hi-light blush review pink rose

{Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Pink Rose}

The shade Pink Rose I would accept as more of a blush than a bronzer or highlighter – it might be a little too intense to sweep this over your forehead and chin so I’d recommend saving this for a multi-dimensional, romantic flush instead.

maybelline cream blush stick master glaze

{Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Sticks}

If I had to be selective about the formula of my cheek colour I’d choose a cream blush over a powder any day. That is if I’m judging entirely on the finished effect on my cheeks. There’s something about a cream that allows for a much more natural flush. Wouldn’t you agree?

maybelline master glaze face studio blush stick warm nude

{Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Warm Nude}

maybelline master glaze face studio make a mauve

{Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Make a Mauve}

Maybelline review face studio master glaze pink fever

{Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Pink Fever}

maybelline hi-light bronzer face glaze blush stick swatches

{Swatch party!}

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Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Pink Rose

Maybelline Master Hi-Light Blush in Light Bronze

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Make a Mauve

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Warm Nude

Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick in Pink Fever

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