27 Nov 2014

BEAUTY: Winter Makeup Favourites


I do love the rich tones of winter. The berry shades, the golds, the reds and dusty pinks - I look forward to piling it on when November rolls around. Today, I'm sharing my current winter makeup favourites and they're good'uns I promise.

I've went back to using the classic NARS Sheer Glow foundation recently and I had forgot how much I love it. It's medium coverage, leaves a glow to the skin and is long lasting, perfect for a busy day. I really want to try the Matte version of this foundation too!

I am partial to matching my cheeks with my lips, so pairing my favourite Stila Convertible Colour in Poppy (a beautiful berry-red) and NARS Audacious Lipstick in Charlotte (a gorgeous rich berry) has been my favourite option recently. I literally adore this new lipstick release from NARS, the formula is amazing and I'll be picking up a lot more shades in the future!

On my eyes I've been loving the Bobbi Brown Mini Eye Palette they've released as part of their Christmas collection. It has the perfect combination of warm and cool tones, giving you options from an every day subtle eye to something a bit more smokey. I like how it's a mix of matte and shimmer shades too, so there's something for everyone.

I've swapped out my favourite Clinique mascara in favour of the YSL Shocking Mascara and I really love it. It definitely gives my lashes the false effect (aka they look enormous!) and it separates them really well. This is only the mini size, but I'd consider purchasing the full size as I'm really impressed.

Finally, I had to opt for a berry nail shade so Nails Inc Savile Row has been top of my list lately. I love how it's dark, yet chic and is opaque in two coats.

What are you loving at the moment? Let me know!
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Helen x
Check out these blogs: A Dash of GingerGyudy's Notes of BeautyErika Eventually and Jordan Alice.
Some of these items might have been sent to me for review purposes, see my full disclaimer here.
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26 Nov 2014

TODAY: Herringbone

coat: See By Chloe (very similar here) | jumper: Primark | jeans: 7 For All Mankind | boots: Jones Bootmakers* | bag: Phillip Lim | necklace: Muru* 

Yet another first outing for a coat, I seem to have been saving them all for outfit posts. I bagged this little number from TK Maxx for a bargain price and I really love it (RI are doing a similar one though!). It's not often I go for brown or neutral colours, but it's just the perfect oversized-but-not-too-big fit and the length that I've got a bit of a thing for at the moment. This was also the first outing for this rather dark lipstick, a shade I haven't worn since my teenage goth days. Still not sure I can pull off the beauty that is NARS Train Bleu, but I'm gonna try!

Keepin' this post quite short today as the rainy weather is making me sad. Only plus side is now I get to wear my duvet-esque Canada Goose coat so I feel like I'm in bed at the office. Hope you're having a lovely day!

Don't forget to enter my huge £660+ Christmas beauty giveaway! Check it out.

Helen x
Check out these blogs: A Dash of GingerGyudy's Notes of BeautyErika Eventually and Jordan Alice.
Some of these items might have been sent to me for review purposes, see my full disclaimer here.
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25 Nov 2014

TODAY: New In | Phillip Lim Mini Pashli


Guys, I have a new love in my life and its name is the Phillip Lim Pashli Bag. I've had my eyes on this style since it came out god knows how long ago (I tried to look it up and failed) and it's always been at the back of my mind when mindlessly browsing. I was torn between the medium and the mini, but settled on the smaller one as they're my thing at the moment. This particular one is the softest black suede with leather crocodile print and gold hardware. It's the perfect size for my large purse, headphones, sunglasses, phone charger makeup, hand cream and keys with room to spare, making it ideal for daily use.

I (well, my wonderful boyfriend *heart eyes emoji*) picked this up from Vestiaire Collective, as it was the style I wanted, which I couldn't find in the shops anymore, and the seller had only used it once or twice. I've got quite a few things from Vestiaire recently, as I literally can't fault their service and the items I've received. You know you're getting a genuine item, that's in really good condition (which is checked by the team before it's sent to you) and it'll be delivered by trackable courier. You can get some absolutely bargains on there too! I recently bagged a pair of Gucci loafers for £70 that hadn't even been worn - amazing considering the RRP is over £400!

It's my new favourite thing ever, so expect to see it in a lot of outfit posts! Apologies in advance for that...

Do you have your eye on any designer bags at the moment? Or any you'd love to add to your dream wishlist?
Don't forget to enter my huge £660+ Christmas beauty giveaway! Check it out.

Helen x
Check out these blogs: A Dash of GingerGyudy's Notes of BeautyErika Eventually and Jordan Alice.
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