faubourg peach

Sunday 29 January 2012

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick in Faubourg Peach (30)

This is by far the most beautiful lipstick I have ever owned.

YSL lipsticks have always been one of those items that are forever on my 'wishlist' to buy in the future but I never really get around to, or have the money to, buy from the prestigious brand! 

However, much to my excitement, a YSL lipstick was the best gift I received this Christmas, thanks to my lovely auntie! Fabourg Peach is the most perfect soft pink, peachy colour that has ever graced my lips, and with its infamous non-drying, ultra creamy formula there really is nothing left to fault!

It has predictably made it only my 'favourite lipsticks of all time' list and will be there for some time! I am looking into other shades of the YSL's for my next purchase and they are all so pretty I cant choose, suggestions please?!

my eyebrows!

Sunday 15 January 2012

My eyebrows have always been a bit of an oddball compared to the rest of me, somehow they have winded up about 5 shades darker than my natural hair colour and change shape so regularly I can't keep up. I have been cursed with the 'disobedient eyebrows' gene where the hairs rebel from any position I put them in; an affliction for which I blame my mother's side of the family entirely for!

Although I'm always baffled as to why my eyebrows have decided to be so much darker than my actual hair colour, I really don't see it as an issue but as more a 'feature of my face' which I embrace wholeheartedly and I am now a full devotee to the whole 'filling in the brows all day everyday' group!

Tweezerman are my weapon of choice when it comes to taming my unruly brows and are so sharp and powerful they really make the job of brow taming quick and relatively pain free, and are the best tweezers I have ever used, hands down!

I also use a MUA shadow in Shade 19- Matt, which is dark matte brown on a random old Argos angled brush from my collection, to speedily dust some colour through my eyebrows every morning, counteracting the gaps and darkening the ends. By no means am I a fan of the infamous 'scouse brow' (link here) but a fan of dark and bushy brows, I am!

A quick tug with a brow comb and my brows are complete for the day, even if they very rarely stay in place and will most likely squirm out of position faster than you can say 'eyebrows'! 

What's your 'eyebrow routine' and have you got any miracle brow product recommendations, I need a change from my old favourite MUA eyeshadow!

Have a lovely week! 

top of 2011!

Saturday 7 January 2012

Liz Earle Skin Polish - Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream - No. 7 Tinted Moisturiser - Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer - MAC Hue - Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels - NYX Cream Blush in Rose Petal - No 7 Stay Perfect Eye Mousse in Vanilla & Fudge - Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara - Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner

These were the front runners of 2011 and the lucky products that get to live in my makeup bag 24/7. 2011 was the year of smokey eyes and finally having clear-ish skin thanks to miracle eye and skin products above, and I should hope these will be in many favourites posts to come! Surprisingly a couple of products in this group were also favourites last year... possibly suggesting I'm not as makeup-whorish as first thought!

These really were the only products that had me hooked all year and are definitely on their way to the 'holy grail' makeup category- a prestigious and highly commended prize in anyone's books!

What were your favourites of 2011?!

my year - 2011

Monday 2 January 2012

my highlights of 2011...

turning 16 - prom! - first job interview - first job! - attending makeup workshop at the v&a - ending compulsory education, passing my exams and staring 6th form! - Spain - Christmas 2011! - new years eve!

Have a wonderful 2012!