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  • The only way is... Lauren's Way Launch
    on Mar 3, 2012 in event VIP Event
    Above - Anne, Moi and Louise from MakeupLoveer.The Only Way Is Essex is one of my (many) guilty pleasures, in fact, all dramality shows are and I'm not ashamed to admit it!If your as hooked as I am, then you'll have seen last Sunday's episode, which...
  • Whatta mighty good box!A Salt N Pepa song popped into my head while I sat thinking about how to convey my love for Carmine's February box to you and if I'm honest I think it sums up this months offering perfectly, so in the words of the hip hop trio:'Whatta box, whatta box...
  • Lana Lips!!
    on Feb 21, 2012 in Review YSL Look lipstick
    Lana Del Rey's pout, real or fake, is perfect; it's big but not overpowering, plump but not too pillow-like and so even in shape, total dream lips.I suspect that since she's been on the scene, plastic surgeons have been inundated with requests for 'L...
  • An old flame - Nars Laguna
    on Feb 18, 2012 in Nars bronzer haul
    You may be wondering why there is a red rose in the picture above and it is an odd combination I grant you, but it wouldn't have been had you seen it on Tuesday like you were supposed to have done. Damn computer virus!Valentines Day was of course jus...
  • The knotted plait
    on Feb 9, 2012 in hair Look
    Every time I get my hair done I always leave the hairdressers with that beautiful but painfully boring 'salon done' hair. You know, the big, bouncy, shiny style that you could never in a million years recreate at home.After years of this and probably...
  • An impulsive buy - Chanel Le Vernis in June
    on Feb 8, 2012 in Review Nails Chanel haul
    My buying habits have changed a lot over the years of being a beauty blogger and I'm much more restrained than I used to be.It isn't often that I make an impulsive purchase nowadays, however, the occasional slip up does occur and funnily enough it se...
  • IMATS 2012
    on Feb 3, 2012 in show IMATS
    If your make-up crazy then I've no doubt you will have heard all about IMATS, the International Make-up Artist Trade Show, which takes place this weekend in London.It's heaven for the make-up obsessed, a shopaholics dream. Alexandra Palace will be pa...
  • An injection of colour
    on Feb 2, 2012 in ootd fashion style Look
    It's not often I do a style related post as, a) I don't have a boyfriend/photographer, b) there aren't any edgy locations I could use as a backdrop near me, c) I'm no model, nor am I particularly photogenic either and d) my outfits aren't exactly wh...
  • Carmine's January BoxThere's nothing better than receiving a parcel, especially when it's contents are a complete surprise and I suspect, this is the very reason that some of you subscribe to beauty boxes.Content wise, they can be hit and miss from month to month but the...
  • Chanel Perfection Lumiere -an initial review!
    on Jan 22, 2012 in Review Chanel haul foundation
    When Chanel announced they were discontinuing two of their best selling foundations, Pro and Mat (my HG) Lumiere, to replace them with one super, do it all, base I was mortified. Mat Lumiere, you see is my 'go to' foundation and one I always go back...
  • Dream cream - YSL's Eyeliner Effet Faux Cils Long-wearing Cream linerI had thought using gel eyeliner was a thing of the past for me after I lost interest in them years ago when all my pots of Fluidline and BB Long-Wear Gel dried up and became hard to use.As soon as this happened I swiftly moved on to liquid liner and...
  • Festivities
    on Jan 2, 2012
    I had meant to do separate Christmas and New Years posts but you know how it goes around this time of the year; there's little time for anything other than eating and being merry!Some giftsMy Christmas lookFace - YSL Teint Resist (foundation), Estee...