Monday, 13 December 2010

Perfume Collection

This is my modest perfume collection, I am very fussy when it comes to smellies! I love the distinctive smell of Chanel perfumes, but only wear them on a night out because the smell is a bit much for the daytime.

Estee Lauder's Bronze Goddess is a lovely summer fragrance that smells of holidays, and Crabtree and Evelyn's India Hicks Island Nights is a lovely perfume that suits day or night, but my favourite daytime perfume at the moment is Philosophy's Amazing Grace, it is a lovely clean fresh fragrance and I don't think I will ever get tired of the smell, the only downside is it doesn't seem to last very long. I also have Stella, I bought it when I was pregnant and I don't like the smell anymore it reminds me of being sick!

They sit upon a lovely glass cabinet that I restored, I simply took the back away and replaced the plywood and wallpapered it, I store my nail polishes and going out bags, as well as some other bits and bob that find their way in!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My Make Up Storage

I thought I'd give you an insight into how I store my cosmetics:

I have three acrylic pots from Homebase to hold all my brushes, pencils and mascaras, and my favourite make up is kept in this lovely gold bag from Anna Lou.

My lipsticks are stored in these acrylic shelves from Homebase where I can easily see them, I have also some stored in an old Ferrero Rocher box, as well as some random pencils in a MAC Counter inspired Pyrex jug

I keep my foundations as well as some other bits on these shelves:

Next post perfumes and toiletries storage/display

Friday, 19 November 2010

KG Boots

I have been lusting over these Kurt Geiger boots, but at £280 they were just a tad too expensive, luckily I found these beauties in Bertie's on Sale!! £50 down from £125, result, I will wear them with black tights and skirts and short dresses, I will try and get cracking on an outfit of the day post!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Posh in a Tangerine Dress

Recently Victoria Beckham has been seen out in a bright dress, Topshop has a similar 60's offering:

I don't think the colour would do anything for me but loving the brights!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Kate and Wills

I'm really excited about this Royal wedding, and I'm shocked because I haven't a drop of blue blood, but I get these two. At first I thought she was boring and unworthy of the Prince of Wales, but now I see a beautiful and demure woman who after all these years of dating William, is making a real commitment to not just him but his family, she must be one hell of a woman, oh and they live on Anglesey!...Bonus X
What will the bride wear? Here are my suggestion:

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Selfridges Haul

Inspired by a host of lovely bloggers, I made some hefty purchases today, all of which I love!! (I haven't tried them all but the packaging alone gives me goose bumps!)

Chanel Mat Lumiere 30 Cendre
Chanel Soleil Tan de Chanel
MAC Compact
MAC eye shadows Shroom, All That Glitters, Carbon
MAC Paint Pots Bare Study and Constructivist
YSL Rouge Volupte Sweet Honey 4
MAC Lady Danger

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Eye Make Up Remover

Although I'm a beauty addict I don't tend to wear much make up on a daily basis apart from concealer (Clinique line smoothing )and mascara (I'm a bit of a mascara whore but flirting with Revlon at the moment!), so one product I use loads is eye make up remover, and I have tried most of them through the years apart from the Lancome one, I don't want to try it in case I love it and it's expensive! I always go back to my Boots basic one above. I have used it for the past 12 years at least and I still think it cuts the mustard, and if you haven't tried it for £1.39 what have you got to lose! Let me know what you think and feel free to recommend.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Topshop AW 10 Capsule

Topshop AW 10 Capsule
Topshop AW 10 Capsule by mwynfa on

This selection from Topshop will be my capsule for this Autumn Winter, I am yet to purchase the Penny loafers and the leather skirt....maybe next month!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Today's bargain purchases -Inspired by other bloggers

I am usually a bit of a make up snob, that is I tend to buy make up from beauty counters rather than drugstores.

Anyway since being absolutely addicted to beauty blogs, I have treated myself to some cheaper products that have had good reviews, and I love them!

My shopping list included:
Barry M lip gloss in Toffee - lovely flavour, colour and consistency

No. 17 lipstick in Beehive - I am a fan of Mac Cremesheen, because I don't usually like the feeling of lipstick but I find these moisturising as well as providing an array of beautiful colours, anyway No 17's Beehive is a lovely nude coral colour and feels nice on the lips.

Me Me Me blusher in Rouge - (Benefit Coralista dupe) Great colour more pigment than Coralista, and you don't need much so this is going to last ages!

Bourjois 8 hour sleep effect col.74 - There are only 6 shades available and I had trouble deciding between 73 and 74, ended up taking 74 and am pleased with the result. I don't tend to wear foundation every day because I don't like the feel of it, but this is just the right amount of coverage and I could do with the 8 Hour sleep effect ( new baby!)

Umbertto Giannini Morning After Dry Shampoo - Will tell you Tuesday!

Umbertto Giannini Backcombing in a Bottle (not a recommendation rather giving in to temptation) - Will let you know when the needed arises!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

In my bag

Although I am currently using a change bag a ( new baby ) this is what's in my normal bag:

Topshop Bag
Billy Bag Purse
Business card holder
Tom Ford Sunglasses (Veronique)
Liz Earle hand cream
Miss Budd Purse
Mac lipsticks in Lovelorn
Lipstick Queen in Fly (lovely wearable colour)
Mac tinted lip conditioner in gentle coral
Juicy tube in strawberry funk
Mac cremesheen glass in richer lusher
Barry M lip gloss in Toffee
Clinique Almost Powder Make up in 03

Future posts to look out for:
Make up bag
My favourites of the moment
Slave to beauty blog purchases
New purchases inc clothes