Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

clinique take the day off cleansing balm

As you can see by the huge dent of product in the picture below, I have been loving my great big tub of Clinique balm cleanser ever since I bought it. I honestly just got it to go with another Clinique purchase in order to bag the free gift (such a sucker for marketing) but have completely fallen in love with the stuff, even going as far as to neglect my beloved Liz Earle Cleanse And Polish.

It has a firm, lard-like texture which melts on the skin and lifts all the make up away leaving clean, soft skin without that odd film that some cleansing balms leave. It passes the Caroline Hirons ingredients test, which basically means there's no nasties or unnecessary fragrance. 

It is a slightly pricey pot of stuff, but for the money you get a huge amount of product and a little goes a long way. Once again, Clinique have come through for me! You can buy here.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

A New Look Autumn Haul


We're two weeks into September and I've already gone and done a little Autumn shopping spree. I couldn't help picking up these little gems from New Look as soon as I spotted the new A/W stock hit the shop floors. I absolutely love dressing for Winter, so I reckon these will be getting a lot of wear right up into next Spring.

I chose a faux fur collar to add some glamour to my green tweed coat, a burgundy cotton v-neck tee, a pair of brown cut out buckle boots and some boho costume rings.


What's in your Winter wardrobe?

Thursday, 11 September 2014

My First Mac Product

my first mac product marilyn monroe blush legendary

I've never blogged about the first Mac product I've ever tried, so I thought I would give it some attention. It is a limited edition blush from the late 2012 Marilyn Monroe which I then bought in 2013 at our Mac outlet in Swindon. I can't believe I bloody missed the boat with the collection, but at least I have this.

This is my go to natural blush which gives the effect of glowing from the inside out with it's almost pearlescent finish on the skin. It has zero shimmer in the pan, the fine glitter really shows up when swatched. It has very low colour pay off at first and needs a lot of layers, but is quite buildable.

my first mac product marilyn monroe blush legendary

The shade is 'Legendary' which in all honesty doesn't have a lot to do with Marilyn Monroe. Looking back at the whole collection, I find the shade names really generic when they could have gone to town with all her movies and songs. That little gripe out of the way, I love this blush and it's durability and would definitely repurchase given the chance.

my first mac product marilyn monroe blush legendary

What was your first Mac product?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Instagram: August 2014


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Stealing an awesome strawberry and cream granola from the boyfriend's Graze box  I can't believe all this hair came from my head Tried a battered pizza and regretted nothing! The pool in Spain Some lovely flowers planted at the front of the Spanish villas Catching up on my reading Mazarron beach Nice little air balloon picture on the way to work The tomatoes are coming along! This book blew inner teenager's mind! Read it now! Made blackberry crumble squares Tried my hand at contouring, don't worry, I did blend it after this pic! Enjoying having curly hair with my Mark Hill Wicked Waver My nan's trifle with hand picked raspberries Some nice flowers for the house A lovely day golfing at Coate Water park
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