25 Oct 2014

BEAUTY: AW Beauty Picks


Autumn/Winter beauty to me is rich berry tones, warm copper and gold, the perfect red pout and creamy formulas which leave skin feeling cushioned and hydrated. So, I've put together a few beauty bits that I love and will be wearing throughout this Autumn.

Starting with a base, the Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Complexion Base adds such a lovely glow under makeup. While I do like a matte look in winter, it's nice to carry a bit of glow throughout Autumn so your face doesn't look completely flat. For foundation, the RMK Creamy Foundation is such a dream to wear. As the title suggests, it has a very creamy consistency but blends like a dream, offering medium-full coverage without being too heavy. If you like EL Double Wear but find yourself wanting to take it off after a few hours, then this would be perfect for you!

For cheeks, NARS Blush in Douceur hasn't been off my face in the past few weeks. It's the perfect dusty pink but slightly berry toned blush and just looks so natural when applied! Definitely one to look at if their errr, more raunchy titled blushes aren't quite your thang. For eyes, I always go back to my staple MAC palette (see full post on mine here) for the perfect Autumn shades. I adore Woodwinked (the perfect metallic gold), Patina (a softer gold), Satin Taupe (a cool toned metallic), Mystery (a great matte brown) and Sable (for a more copper tone).

On my lips I swap between the classic berry tone and more red tones shades. For berry, I've been loving Topshop Lipstick in The Damned, as it's a great MAC rebel dupe and the formula is actually great. It's a great berry shade and a perfect one for those who want to branch out into the tone, but don't want to go too dark as it's very wearable! Next is Revlon Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow as, not only does it have a cute name, but the shade is so pretty. It's a pink toned red, but is very flattering on and lasts ages on the lips too.

Finally, to finish off an AW look, I'll apply two coats of Essie Bahama Mama (see my insta for a pic of it on) as it's the most perfect berry shade! It's rich and chic and I adore it. I don't mention perfume often on here, but I had to include the new Michael Kors White EDP in this post, as it's such a great AW scent. It's floral, yet quite deep but definitely works as an everyday perfume. I love the sleek packaging and it stays on the skin for hours and hours! It would make a beautiful Christmas present (uh oh the dreaded C-word...).

Enter my new giveaway to win RayBans of your choice worth £129! Click here - ends tomorrow!

Helen x
Check out these blogs: LeLoreA Dash Of GingerAgent SmythAbracadabra Girl and Gyudy's Notes of Beauty!  

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24 Oct 2014

TODAY: The Check Jumper

 jumper: Blue Vanilla* | coat: Maison Scotch | jeans: Paige Denim | boots: H by Hudson* | bag: Michael Kors | sunglasses: Celine* | watch: Daniel Wellington* (15% off with code 'lovecatsinc')

Another day, another mostly black-white-grey outfit. I am partial to this jumper though, it's the softest material (literally, it's like a hug), the print is really nice and it's easy to work it into an outfit. Blue Vanilla are the new guys on the scene for affordable, trend-aware styles which are great quality. They only launched recently, so be sure to check out their site (oh and their Facebook and Twitter), I'll be doing another outfit post with one of their pieces soon!

Oh also, can we discuss the boots? I remember seeing them a while back and literally stalked some woman to ask her where she got them from. So glad they're finally in my possession as they're the most comfortable boots I've ever owned! Plus the suede and the straps make them different from all my other ones, which is great as I have about a billion pairs of black boots now - need a cull!

Anyway, last night I went out for cocktails and the most amazing curry with my friend last night. It was oh so delicious and I could probably eat it every day and never get bored. I do need to sort out my eating habits, however, as I've had takeaway's and restaurant meals all this week and I'm going out for lunch today! Bad bad bad. Tasty though...

Make sure you enter my new giveaway to win RayBans of your choice worth £129! Click here - ends this weekend!

Helen x
Check out these blogs: LeLoreA Dash Of GingerAgent SmythAbracadabra Girl and Gyudy's Notes of Beauty!  

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23 Oct 2014

WISHLIST: High Street Loves #11


Just a little wishlist from me today, as family drama means I had to put this post together pretty quickly. I seem to be feeling grey, navy and dark green for this Autumn, which I'm totally ok with as they're some of my favourite shades so glad the stores are stocking them! I'm obsessed with polo neck jumpers at the moment too and have been wearing them so much recently, they're so snuggly and easy to style.

Anyway, stand out pieces have to be the green fur coat. It's insane and I love it! Those stud toe shoes could come home with me too, along with cest la vie tee, as everyone needs a good slogan tee in their wardrobe. The bad girl bag would be a good option for that too!

I'll leave it there as I need to literally run out of the house, but let me know what you're after this October! Oh and make sure you enter my new giveaway to win RayBans of your choice worth £129! Click here - ends this weekend!

Helen x
Check out these blogs: LeLoreA Dash Of GingerAgent SmythAbracadabra Girl and Gyudy's Notes of Beauty!  
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