March Favourites………..2 Years Running, My Skin Care and Running Gear!

•March 29, 2015 • 8 Comments

Hi Everyone,

A bit of a different favourites this month. I have just realized that i have been running now for 2 years and i still love it.

2 years ago i was very heavy and getting heavier. I was starting to gain more and more health problems related to my weight and something had to give. My knees, literally!

March Favourites 2015

I was quite depressed and hated looking in the mirror. One day, i decided life was far too short for feeling sorry for myself and it was time to change.

Changing required a whole new thought pattern as well as introducing an exercise routine into my life.

How I Started My Weight Loss

Me in March 2013Then(1)

Me in March againI started by doing a 20 minute power walk around my local park. This lead up to running half way around the park and now, i regularly jog 2.5/3 miles at least three time a week with sprints.

Although i am absolutely no fan of any diet and i don’t follow them in any way, i did start to think a bit more about what i was eating. It wasn’t like i ate unhealthy; however, i did pack it away.

The only significant change i did make was cutting cheese out almost completely. I was eating cheese and crackers at 12 am of a night, at my biggest. I do love cheese and i just eat small amounts every now and again and i will have the odd bit of cheese on toast at lunch time rather than at midnight. This helped significantly in my weight loss.

I would still like to lose another dress size, but i am in a good place within myself, so if i don’t, not a problem!

Another wonderful move i made was starting this blog. I love it so much. It’s my baby. I am trying to move forward with it a bit more each year.

I now have the confidence to show my face on my blog, which i think makes it that bit more personal. Baby steps!

I wasn’t going to show the before pictures; however, if it inspires others do get out and do something about their weight, then it’s worth me feeling embarrassed about putting them up for the world to see.

Now onto my favourites:

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L’Oreal Active Anti- Wrinkle Matte Fluid Protection SPF 50+

I use moisturizers and SPF’s when i’m running. It’s amazing when you build up a sweat, the blood rushes to the face and this makes it catch the sun far quicker than normal. A 25 minute run can result in a sun burned face on a mild day. Not good at all.

I use this SPF moisturizing cream when i’m running only. It’s a bit chalky otherwise, It’s great at protecting my face.

Adidas Boost 2 Trainers.Sorbithane heel pads in my runners

These trainers are fantastic. Comfortable, they fit like a glove to my feet. Very bouncy on the feet too. This has helped with my injury problems; in fact, i haven’t had any Tendinitis, (a runners worst nightmare) since owning these and yes! I will buy them again. They are expensive but if they keep you injury free, believe me, they are worth every single penny.

Adidas Running Clothing.Me getting ready for my morning run

The best out there. I wear Climaheat in the winter and Climacool in the summer. It really helps. I get stiff knees in cold weather and i find it difficult to run when it gets really warm during summer.

3kg Hand Weights

I do hand weights two – three times a week for ten minutes at a time. When i was a Pastry Chef, i had very toned arms due to lifting heavy trays in and out of ovens most of the day. Now; i have squidgy arms. I find the weights keep them a bit more toned.

Sorbothane heel pads (Pictured above inside my trainers)

When i developed Tendinitis last year, twice, i was out of action running for nearly 3 months. This is a long time and i put half a stone back on as a result. I was told by a fellow runner to buy these and i would never have it again. Well i never have, touch wood! I did also buy a much better pair of running shoes too. I think both factors have helped save me from injury.

M&S Extra High Impact Sports Bra.M&S Extra High Impact Bra

I love this bra for running in. It keeps me in place. If i ran marathons, i would probably buy a shock absorpber bra but at the moment, this one is doing just fine. http://www.marksandspencer.com/l/lingerie/bras/dd-bras/sports-bras

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Lastly, it’s all about finding the confidence to change your circumstances when things don’t work for you anymore, (and you can). This was one of the big reasons why i was overweight, because i didn’t want to change what i knew had to. It all fall’s into place when you listen to your intuition.ahhhh a well earned cuppa

Now, time for that 5K and then a cuppa. :-)

Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

 

Dior Summer Tie Dye Makeup Collection 2015…………Preview!

•March 25, 2015 • 9 Comments

Hi Everyone,

As well as doing hauls, favourites and reviews of beauty products i buy, i also like to keep up with new collections due for release. I generally report on the ones i find the most exciting and yes, they usually involve Dior, Chanel and Guerlain. I don’t bother with MAC because they release a collection every week and i don’t have the time to keep up with all that.

I am loving this new collection coming from Dior and especially the blushers, which look fantastic. So here goes;

Diorskin Nude Tan Tie Dye, Limited Edition

  •  Pink Sunrise
  •  Coral Sunset

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Diorskin Nude BB Cream 

  • 025

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Tie Dye 5 Couleurs Palette, Limited Edition

  • 746 Ambre Nuit
  • 556 Contraste Horizon

 

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Tie Dye Diorshow Khôl, Limited Edition

  • Pearly Turquoise
  • Pearly Board

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Diorshow Iconic Tie Dye Overcurl Waterproof, Limited Edition

  • 451 Bleached Turquoise

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Dior Addict Tie Dye Lipstick 

  • Red Bliss
  • Coral Trip
  • Hypnotic Plum
  • Cosmic Pink
  • Fuchsia Utopia
  • Nude Ever

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Dior Addict Tie Dye Fluid Stick 

  • 229 Beige Passion
  • 379 Tropiques
  • 449 Ciel Rose
  • 779 Plaisir

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Dior Addict Tie Dye Lip Maximizer

  • 006 Beige Sunrise

Dior Vernis

  • 319 Sunwashed/milky yellow
  • 239 Sunkissed/rosy nude
  • 464 Sundown/radiant hibiscus

Dior Tie Dye Top Coat

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The Mascara, kohl sticks, lip maximizer and BB cream have my name on them. I love the look of the lipsticks too. No surprises there eh!! What do you think of this collection?

April release in UK and Europe. Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

 

 

 

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipsticks 2015 & Pencil………………424 Edith; 402 Adrienne and 93 Beige Innocent.

•March 22, 2015 • 12 Comments

Hi Everyone,

When Chanel decided to re-formulate their Rouge Coco lipstick line, i was intrigued. The reason for this was, i loved the Rouge Coco formula anyway. Highly pigmented with real staying power. What wasn’t to love!

Chanel Edith Adrienne and Beige Innocent Pencil Rouge Coco 2015

All products do need to be updated though, even if it’s only new colours and Chanel have made some marked improvements.

The new rouge! 

The original formula could be quite drying on the lips and this is where Chanel have made some changes, along with updated colours and with some shades, not so frosty finishes. The new formula now contains mimosa, Jojoba and sunflower plant butters to give ultra hydration and a lip plumping effect.

Having tried out 5 samples of the new formula shades, i have now purchased two; 424 Edith. (one i haven’t previously tried out) this was my wonderful nan’s name; and 402 Adrienne, a lovely rosy beige nude shade. I also bought one of the four limited edition lip pencils as well; 93 Beige Innocent.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick, 424 Edith.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 424 EdithChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 424 Edith Close upChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 424 Edith Swatch in lower light

A lovely medium rosy pink shade, slightly blueish tone. I seem to gravitate towards these colours often and having my nan’s name, that sealed it further. This applies lovely and with great pigmentation, not unlike the original formula at all in that respect. The difference is that it does have quite a bit more slip. This shade in particular, does feel a little sticky on the lips. I also noticed that it transferred very easily to the cup of tea i was drinking while wearing it, although it is still very long wearing, (four hours, roughly).

So what’s good about it? It is a beautiful, very wearable colour for most people and i like the feeling the plant butters leaves on the lips. It is still a long wearing lipstick compared to many out there and i’m not disappointed that i bought it. I will probably buy more now that the formula is similar to Rouge Allure because i own a lot more of those shades.

I have shown comparisons below.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 424 Edith and ComparisonsChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 424 Edith and Comparisons with Flash

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick, 402 Adrienne.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 402 AdrienneChanel Rouge Coco Shine 204 Adrienne Close UpChanel Rouge Coco Adrienne Swatch

I have already reviewed this one but would like to extend it by saying that this one seems to be super creamy compared to Edith and is not sticky on my lips. I guess the colours added must effect the formula slightly with each lipstick. I noticed this when i tried out Emilienne from the shade card. It was very pigmented but quite drying after a few hours wear. although this did offer the longest wear of them all.Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick Adrienne Swatch

Adrienne is a lovely rosy beige shade that wears well on my lips and doesn’t wash me out. It has proven to be one of the most popular shades so far in this collection and is going to be great for an everyday natural look or with a deep, smokey eye. It is a very versatile shade, a ‘must have’ for fair to medium toned skin.

Comparisons are below.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 402 Adrienne and ComparisonsChanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 402 Adrienne and Comparisons with Flash

Lip Defining Pencil, 93 Beige Innocent.

Chanel Lip Defining Pencil Beige InnocentChanel Lip Definer Pencil 93 Beige Innocent Close UpChanel Beige Innocent Lip Pencil Swatch

A rosy beige pencil with a creamy formula. You can apply this one all over the lip or just line the lip. It’s super creamy and doesn’t drag at all. Stays put once set, as usual. This shade works perfectly with Adrienne; however, you can’t go wrong with a natural pencil because it will work with every colour. All four lip pencils are limited edition.

I have swatched some comparisons with other natural shades below.

Chanel Lip Defining Pencil Beige Innocent and Comparisons

Final Thoughts

I do see a marked improvement in the lipstick formula. It does give a buttery smooth texture to the lips while still remaining highly pigmented. There is a very good colour spectrum in 5 base shades from oranges to purples and nudes. Gone are the frosty finishes which have become quite dated, to be replaced with very strong vibrant colours.

I personally haven’t noticed any lip plumping; however, they are very impressive and yes, still the best out there, ha! ha! You knew i was going to say that!Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick 424 Edith Swatch Have you tried out the new formula Chanel Rouge Coco Lipsticks yet? Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

The ‘InStyle’ Magazine Best Beauty Buys For 2015…………..My Thoughts!

•March 18, 2015 • 4 Comments

Hi Everyone,

InStyle Magazine has released it’s best in Beauty for 2015 in association with John Lewis. I am always interested in their picks each year and i wanted to share with you what i own from their choices. I also want to point out that i don’t always agree with their choices either; however, they are mostly great.

InStyle Best Buys for 2015

Here are the products i own from their list of 104; their thoughts on it and mine.

Best Eye Makeup Remover; Lancôme Bi-Facil .

‘Non-greasy and feels fresh as water’.  I agree although i don’t think it feels like water. It does remove eye makeup without any issues and in speedy time though.

Best Eye De-Puffer. Origins No Puffery Roll On for Eyes.Origins no puffery

‘Deflates puffy bags’. I have the gel version, which i like but i wouldn’t re-purchase. It felt a bit sticky on my eyes and slices of cucumber works faster, feels much more refreshing and is much cheaper.

Best Cream/ Gel Blusher. Chanel Le Blush Crème.

Le Blush Creme De Chanel 64 Inpiration‘The oil free formula means it stays put’.  I totally agree. I wish there were more shades available. It stays put all day and is completely grease free with a gorgeous matte finish.

Best Under Eye Concealer, YSL Touche Éclat.

‘It’s the perfect mix of colour, texture and design’. I do love this one and it lasts such a long time too. Guerlian Precious Lights is another great one.

Best Eyelash Curler. Shu Uemura.

‘The Rolls Royce of eyelash curlers and worth every penny’. I also totally agree. Fabulous!

Best Self Tan for Body. St. Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzing Mousse.

Quick to develop and easy to apply’. It is wonderful, never streaks and i won’t use any other one on my body. Leaves a gorgeous natural finish and without the biscuity odour.

Best Nail Polish Range. Essie.Essie For the Twill of It

They’ve made more iconic shades than any one else’. I do love the shades they create. ‘For The Twill of It’, is one of my all time favourites and i get a lot of comments on it because it is a gorgeous purple/green duo chrome. Very unique!

Best Dry Shampoo. Batiste.

‘The light texture is great for adding volume or to give an instant refresh’. Agreed on both counts and fairly inexpensive.

Best Heat Protector, Kérastase Nectar Thermique.

‘This product leaves hair soft and shiny’. I love this. I won it in a competition on Facebook and i will be repurchasing it forever! It just makes my hair lovely and smooth’s down the hair cuticle. I really notice when i don’t apply it and that’s a good enough reason to buy it again.

Other Wins. 

Kérastase won a few other categories; however, i don’t currently have the products to show. Very worthy winners though.

MAC won a number of categories but i don’t agree that they produce the best eyeshadows. I find a few of them incredibly grainy, but that’s just me.  I do love their eye pencils and they won that category too.

Chanel Vitalumiere won best liquid foundation. I use the Vitalumiere Aqua for my oily T-zone.

Some of the skin care products were very high end and out of my budget and i thought Nuxe, Vichy and REN deserved to be on the list for their cost effective, anti-ageing products that actually work and La Roche Posay for problem skin, should have made the list as well. I don’t think John Lewis sell these products, so maybe that’s why they are not on the list but JL need to start selling them

Have you seen the top 104 products for 2015 by InStyle Magazine? What are your thoughts?

Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

Disclaimer.

The quotations above marked in green italics are direct quotes taken from contributions to InStyle magazine by various beauty professionals. 

Recent Haul…………….Chanel, Real Techniques, MAC, Dior Kingdom of Colours!

•March 15, 2015 • 12 Comments

Hi Everyone,

Recently, i have picked up some new beauty items and i had forgotten to write about them. I’m ashamed to say, i buy so much sometimes, it would take up too much of my minimal spare time to write about each item in an individual post.

Mini Spring Haul 2015

I don’t think writing a whole post about an eyebrow pencil is such a great idea either. You’d all be yawning away at me waffling on; so i have put all the things i have bought recently into a haul post instead. That should hopefully grab your attention a little more, i think!

Lets begin.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation, 20.

This is already featured in my Feb favourites post here and i have only used it a few times. It is fast becoming a ‘Holy Grail’ foundation. Wow and Wow. It works wonders on my oily T- zone by absorbing the oil so i only have to touch up once in a whole day.

It dries down to a matte velvet finish but the really clever part is; it still gives a glow, not shine, no! A glow to the skin. Absolutely beautiful and if that wasn’t enough to get you all racing out to buy it; it completely covers my blemishes without having to build up and yet; it feels like i have no foundation on at all. I love it!

Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection. 301 Contour Brush.

I have never bought a single Real Techniques brush before. Reason being is that i hate the fat handles. They just would take up too much space and that alone  is a deal breaker for me. Enter! The new collection called Bold Metals. A collection of 7 brushes of which; i have one so far.

301 Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Contour BrushReal Techniques Bold Metal Collection 301 Contour Brush

Slimmer handles that finish at a point. Excellent! Beautiful colours and the contour brush caught my eye straight away because it is so unusual in design and very unique.

The handle is reassuringly weighty. It has a lovely small head packed tight with very soft synthetic bristles and most of all, it’s a very targeted contour brush. It blends out very nicely. Does it have the super soft bristles of the Chanel retractable Kabuki brush, no! It is also quite pricey at £24.00 but i was willing to give it a try.

Real Techniques Bold Metals 301 Brush Head close upRT 301 Contour Brush Packed Bristles

It is great for the hollow of the cheek and the sides of my nose. It has taken a bit of getting used to but i’m glad i’ve stuck with it. I do think this brush is a bit useless on my temples and may suit women with much slimmer faces than mine. I could be using it wrong though, in fairness.

RT Bold Metals Collection 301 Contour BrushI am not planning to buy any of the other brushes but that’s because they are not anything different to what i already own.

MAC 213 Eyeshadow Brush.

I own one of these brushes already and decided i needed another. I do love MAC brushes. They are reasonably priced and great quality. They’re not scratchy at all and certainly not this one.

I use so many eyeshadow brushes and most are by MAC and i have never been disappointed, ever!

They wash lovely, keep their shape and never shed. It’s a no brainer. You spend £80 quid on a pony hair brush that’s super soft if you like, i know i don’t need to! Eww I am being a bit controversial tonight, lol. I have ‘The Real Housewives of Cheshire’ on in the background. Hmmmm need to change that channel!

Chanel Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil, 30 Brun Natural.

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I have tried so many eyebrow products over the past couple of years and once again, end up using MAC products. The penultimate brow marker pen is fab, as is the eyebrow gel in Dirty Blonde.

I decided to try the Chanel eyebrow pencil out because after all, i use a lot of Chanel products that i’m completely happy with.

This pencil is certainly no exception. It is so easy to work with. Whether you want to apply the pencil in feathery fine strokes or use it to create a bold stronger line, it is perfect. Blends lovely with the attached spooly and stays put all day. The colour is an ash brown, which creates an incredible natural look to brows.

MAC Technakohl Eye Liner, Plank.

MAC HaulA very nice golden bronze eye liner pencil. I really like this under my lower lashes to give a lighter line with a hint of golden shimmer. It isn’t good at my age to have a strong, dark line under my eye but i do still like to frame my eyes with makeup, all the same.

This pencil sets in seconds, so it can also be worn on the water and tight line too.MAC Technakhol Eye Pencil Plank Swatch

I am a huge fan of the kohl eyeliner just because they can be smudged out with other colours and also because i’m so useless at lining my eyes with liner pens and liquid liners. Shaky hands going on everywhere!

Dior Kingdom of Colours, Kohl Stick, 039 Pealy Silver.

I wasn’t too sure about this one when it was released. It looked a little chunky for my liking. Well! I love it now. A gorgeous silver shade that can be Dior Kohl Stick 039 Pealy Silverworn in a few different ways.

Dior Kohl Stick 039 Pearly Silver Swatch

I like wearing it under my lower lashes to create a hint of reflective light over a darker liner and in the inner corner of my eyes too. It wouldn’t be useful as a precision liner but is still a lovely shade and the best of the ones on offer. It sets and stays put as well.

Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow, from Kingdom of Colours Spring 2015, 531 Myriade.

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I really like this one, although it doesn’t show up on my eye so well. (Its going to be lovely on darker skin). It is great for highlighting and using it over another stronger shade as a pop of colour to brighten up the eyelid. A pearly peach shade with pink micro shimmer that reflects quite well. Very nice!Dior Fusion Mono Eyeshadow 531 Myriade Swatch

That’s my recent haul bought in Liverpool and Chester over the last couple of weeks.

Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

Diorskin Nude Air…………….. Healthy Glow Invisible Loose Powder, 012 Rose/Pink.

•March 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Hi Everyone,

Having recently tried out and reviewed Dior Nude Air Serum Foundation; loving it and how it works with my skin, i thought it might be time to invest in the loose powder.

Dior Nude Air Loose Powder 012 Rose Pink

I don’t own a loose powder without shimmer so i saw this as an opportunity to justify buying one.

I bought mine on the fab website http://www.escentual.com. They nearly always offer 10% off on premium beauty brands including Dior. I also managed to collect 546 pretty pennies over the past year with them.

Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder 012 BOX(1)

What are pretty pennies? Each time you purchase a product with escentual, you are allocated pretty pennies and can collect them to redeem off products. You have over a year to use them up. One pretty penny is one actual penny.

I managed to get my Dior Powder for £26. 94 instead of £36.00. That’s with the 10% off and £5.46 in pretty pennies. Not bad! Check them out.

Dior Nude Air Loose Powder 012

Initial Thoughts on Dior Nude Air Loose Powder.

I chose the pink powder as i love the soft sheer colour it leaves on my skin. First off, i love the new packaging. There is 16g of powder in the plastic container with the silver lid embossed with Dior’s famous print. It also comes with a powder puff.

The powder is very light and yet mattes down my skin instantly while also leaving my skin velvety soft. I didn’t need to powder my skin for the rest of the day, (i have normal/oily combination skin) however, it was a cold, dry day too.

Dior Nude Air Loose Powder Packaging

It is invisible, although i did note a hint of pink and as i mentioned before, i like that very much. I am not a huge fan of beige coloured powders on my face, they tend to make my skin look a little dull. So in this case, i would say it does give my skin a healthy glow.

Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder 012 Rose PinkDior Says.

Gives skin a healthy glow effect like a long day out in fresh air.

This powder contains sweet orange extract combined with vitamins and minerals to tone the complexion. The non-occlusive, pollution fighting formula limits the absorption of toxins without affecting the proper functioning of the skin.

Disclaimer: I paraphrased this to shorten the description.

Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder 012

Overall Verdict.

I really do like this powder and it will probably take me the best part of six months to use up; however, i think it is a quite over priced for what it is.

Most high end face powders offer almost double the quantity of powder, with the same quality for a similar price to the 16gm Dior offers.

It does leave my skin shine free with a hint of gentle pink and gives a nice velvety soft feel to my skin.Diorskin-Nude-Air-Powders-Protect-Against-Pollution

There is no caking, as would be expected from a high end product. Healthy glow ! The pink does leave a lovely finish on my skin; i wouldn’t say that it gives that stunning healthy glow, blurred effect that Chanel Les beige gives, but i still really like the finish for the matting down effect.

The real positive is that it protects the skin from harmful substances found in the atmosphere, although i don’t really know how much protection it can offer when i only apply a very light dusting of this down my T-zone. It also offers almost twice the skin protection of the compact version (see above right).

Dior Nude Air Loose Powder Swatch

Above heavily swatched.

Have you tried out any of the Dior Nude Air range yet? Take care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

February Favourites……………..Dull Skin and Dry Hair Sorted!

•February 28, 2015 • 5 Comments

Hi Everyone,

February and still freezing cold. I really want it to be Spring now! I have been wearing colours to warm up my skin this month and i have noticed my hair has been very dry at the ends too, so hair care has been a priority.

February Favourites 2015

Here are my monthly favourites for February 2015.

Body Shop Seaweed Iconic Clay Mask.

I really like this clay mask. (I am a big clay mask fan) It is a great price and works very well at removing blackheads and refreshing the skin. A classic.

La Roche-Posay Redermic R for Eyes. Dermatological Anti-Ageing Concentrate.

The rep was in Boots and gave me a sample of this when it was first released last year. It was a 7 day sample. I was so impressed that after the second use, i went back to Boots and bought the full size and i got it with double points.

Ideal for ageing skin; it contains pure Retinol and it really does reduce lines around the eyes and anything that can do that instantly, for the mid £20 pound range is pure gold to me. The best eye cream i have used to date for targeting fine lines. Sadly, it doesn’t reduce dark circles but i have used eye creams literally 6 times the price which haven’t done a thing other than give me soft skin. This is fab!

Nuxe Nuxellence Jeunesse Youth and Radiance Revealing Cream.

Packed full of natural ingredients that just makes skin lovely and soft. I have been trying out samples of this for a month or so now and it is a lovely, mildly fragranced highly moisturizing cream that doesn’t irritate my skin at all. Nuxe are my go to skin care brand for 2015.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation.

I have been wanting to try this foundation out for over a year now. I do love Vitalumiere Aqua too and re-purchased this instead.

Two weeks ago, i decided it was time to take the plunge. This is a lovely foundation that smoothes my skin and sets to a lovely velvet finish and yet feels like i’m not wearing anything on my skin. It covers my blemishes a treat and makes the skin glow. Fast becoming a Holy Grail, i think!

Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick, Coral.

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A very nice product that gives a light, multi-dimensional finish to the cheeks. It’s a little bright for all over the face; however, it gives a nice glow to the cheekbones with a touch of golden shimmer. I love it for winter skin. Full review here.Chanel Joues Contraste Blusher Swatch 190 Angelique

This pairs beautifully with the Chanel Joues Contraste Blusher, 190 Angélique as it has a lovely pinky/coral colour to it. This blush also pairs very well with the lipstick i’m about to describe underneath.

Dior Rouge Baume Lipstick 668 Cotillon.

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The most gorgeous lipstick formula which is ideal for winter. It is a balm type lipstick similar to Chanel Rouge Coco Shine but with greater pigmentation. Moisturizing to the lips and this particular shade from Kingdom of Colours Spring Collection 2015, is a gorgeous pink with a touch of peach to it. Lovely and i may buy another one as back up yet.

Philip Kingsley Elasticiser.

An essential product for my hair in winter. I use it on the ends of my hair. It is a pre-treatment that makes hair lovely and soft.

Designed by the man himself for Audrey Hepburn while she had to wash her hair between takes on set,  she noticed her hair was becoming very dry, so he invented this for her and now we all benefit from this wonderful non-heavy or greasy product.

Kérastase Nectar Thermique Nourishing Milk.

I won this in a Facebook competition and i will be re-purchasing it. You apply it to semi dried hair and then finish blow drying. Makes hair lovely and soft without weighing it down. It also smooth’s down the hair cuticle. Gorgeous, as every Kérastase product is. Review here.Chanel Joues Contraste Blusher 190 Angelique

These products have helped with my winter skin and hair and some have given a bit of colour to my face while my skin is looking a little bit grey.

(Pictured right is Chanel’s new Spring 2015 Joues Contraste Blusher, 190 Angélique and swatched above)

Take Care and i will see you all soon. ;-)

 
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