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As you all may know.. I love my Natural and Organic skincare! I am also trying to lead a more Greener life style, so when I was sent an EcoTool brush I was very chuffed!

EcoTools, from what I hear have been around for some time, there unbelievably soft brushes are one of the first to use sustainable resources to minimise negative effects on the environment.  The brushes feature bamboo handles, a highly replenishable resource and cruelty free taklon bristles. Recycled aluminium ferrules are used to construct the brushes.

These brushes have fast become favorite makeup tolls for celebs and pro makeup artists who themselves believe in a greener lifestyle. I have been using my blusher brush everyday since I received it, I cant seem to change it over because the coverage I get from it is so even. The brush is super soft and makeup glides on like you have skin as smooth as satin. The bristles are not at all harsh or sharp so you’ll Have no prickly sensations like you can get from other brand Makeup brushes. The great selling point of these fabulous makeup tools is the price, considering the quality and the Eco friendly nature, these brushes start at as little as £3.99, not bad at all I say!! Amazing quality and you get to help out the environment too.

EcoTools are available to buy from Tesco and Superdrug stores nationwide.

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I came across the Lord & Berry brand whilst browsing on ASOS (as you do). Lord and Berry is a brand that is not very well known in the U.K with only one retailer (that I know of) who sells the range. Its fast becoming one of my favorite makeup brands along side NARS of course. Lord and Berry deal solely with eyes and lips and woooaahhh are the products amazing!!

Lord & Berry Active Spa Extra Care Lip Balm SPF 15 (£10) – A lip balm that provides the highest level of moisturisation, keeping your sexy pout exactly that! Also contains an SPF15 which appeals to me in a big way. I have been using this a lipstick base, I apply this about 10 mins before putting on my lippy, it really helps to keep your lipstick looking fresh whilst delivery that high level of moisture you need in these icy cold months.

Lord & Berry Black Wardrobe High Definition Volume & Treatment Mascara (12.50) – A mascara that gives you definition, volume and treats your lashes at the same time! What more would you want? Considering Lord and Berry are a brand that concentrate on lips and eyes, I can tell you that this formula is amazing!! I will add a lash picture soon 🙂

Lord & Berry 20100 Shining Long Lasting Lipstick Crayons (£8) – I LOVE these lipstick crayons, the texture is basically like a matte lipstick with a slight tinge of shining gloss coming through. I have this in the colour NUDE! Lasts long and doesn’t dry out! I recommend for sure.

Lord & Berry Black Wardrobe Raincoat Protecting Waterproof Mascara (£8.95) – Another fabulous mascara, protects your lashes whilst keeping the colour run free! If your a fan of water proof mascara you will love this one. 🙂

Lord & Berry Black Wardrobe Silk Kajal Kohl Eye Liner (£9) – I have to say that this liner is probably one of the BEST I have used! For starters it’s the longest eye pencil I have ever seen so the value for money is amazing. The pencil is thick and the colour is so saturated that it lasts for ages. It smoothly applies and feels like silk!

Lord & Berry Matte Velvet Lipstick (From £8) – I’m totally in love with these lip shades! The Red is called ‘China Red Vogue’ and the dark cherry colour is ‘Black Red Vogue’. im not much of a lipstick wearer but recently I have decided to start wearing more daring shades, these two shades are definitely VERY daring for me who normally wears a nude or very light pink lip colour. These lipsticks are amazing, you guys should check out the colours for sure!

Lord and Berry products are available from ASOS. You can also check out the latest from Lord and Berry on their site.

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Founder and creative Director François Nars has always had a fascination with Japanese culture., especially the concept of Kabuki makeup. After travelling to Japan many years back he bought back with him a small pot of Japanese Kabuki makeup for the lips.

After many years, debuting this Christmas is the ‘Bento Box Set’- a limited edition set of two Kabuki cups that were hand-poured with a new exclusive to NARS lipstick formula in highly pigmented shades containing Vitamin E, also included is a Kabuki Lip brush, designed to give you the best and precise application.

 

Ladies, if your mad about lippy and want to get hold of one of these then please be fast! The stock levels are very limited! Available at NARS and most NARS counters, I know Selfridges had stock of them! £95

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I’ve always been curious about Shu Uemura cosmetics, it’s a small brand that has been around for some time which I think is very impressive. I hopped along to the Covent Garden store a few weeks back and met with the Store Manager Daniel who talked me through some of Shu Uemura’s best sellers.. so here they are:

Shu Uemura Pro Concealer £16.50- If like me you’re an individual who finds it very hard to get a brill concealer then look no further. Shu Uemura’s pro concealer is a orangey peachy shade that I honestly thought I would NEVER go near! Daniel explained to me that the peachy orange shade helps neutralise the look of dark circles giving your eye that instant pop and lift. This concealer can be worn on its own or underneath your normal concealer. It really does do the job that most concealers don’t.

Shu Uemura Fresh Performance Cleansing Oil £27 150ml- An oil cleanser which melts away all the makeup, grime and build up from the day. Apply a small amount in to the palm of your hand a massage into your face gently. Wash off with water and the oil turn to milk. This cleansing oil is great for combination skin and leave your skin clean and fresh. If you have a different skin type Shu Uemura have many different cleansing oils to suit your skin type.

Shu Uemura UV Under Base Moose £28- This product gave me a little trouble in the beginning as it can leave a very annoying white residue on the face if you use to much. I was advised to use about a walnut size on my face but found that this was way to much. I use a smaller amount and evenly distribute it on my face, when used correctly this moose is a brilliant primer and really does help to keep your makeup fresh all day long. It also contains an SPF 30 making it even more of a magic product.

Shu Uemura Glow On Blush £19.50 – A fabulous blush that really does enhance your glow. Very easy to apply and lasts all day! Also great for blending with other colours and contouring the face.

Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow Price TBC- Save the best till last, Stage Performer is one of Shu Uemura’s newest and best-selling products. A multi functional beauty cream which helps enhance the finish of makeup. When you look closely the cream has very small gold particals which melt upon application to give you a super fabulous glow. Daniel informed me that the little gold particles are in fact real gold. Contains Ginkgo Leaf extract to fight oxidation. Instantly, skin appears more luminous, translucent and smooth. provides 24-hour lasting moisture. What more could you want? Liquid gold on your face!!!!

To check out more of the products please visit www.Shuuemura.co.uk

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 A list of current products you will find in my makeup bag!! If you haven’t got these in your life…. you NEED them!! Simples!!

Dr Perricone No Foundation Foundation (yes it is actually called that) $50- Best foundation ive used so far! I hate the caked, dry, orange look! This formula gives you a dewy flawless look and provides translucent coverage, corrects skin undertones, instantly smooths fine lines and boosts skin’s natural moisture throughout the day, all the while delivering antioxidant benefits. Magic stuff indeed!

Inika Organic Eyeliner Pencil £10 (approx) – Fab formula, easy on the eyes and love that the lid has a sharpener!

NARS Downtown Lipgloss (2010 Holiday Collection) £17 – Love this entire Holiday collection! Fabulous sheer lip colour, glides on well and very this season!! Mucho Love!!!

NARS Estruque Eyeshadow (2010 Holiday Collection) £16- Gotta love a vintage gold eyeshadow. Long wearing, crease resistant and you can wear this wet or dry!!

NARS Little Darling Lipstick (2010 Holiday Collection) £17 – Gotta love a good natural lippy! I love natural lips.. this lippy is fabulous! Moisturising and dewy, wear it alone or add a clear gloss on top to make your lips really pop!

NARS Sex Appeal Blush (2010 Holiday Collection) £19.50 – ‘sex appeal… you either have it or.. you don’t! In terms of this fabulous blush… I have it’  With this seasons colours being so bold this peachy blush is just enough to highlight your cheeks without being waaaayyy over the top.

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick £18- Matte but moisturising, I totally cannot live without my pure matte lippy!

PIXI Endless Silky Pen Price £11- Glides on like butter and is water proof! What more could you want! Comes in lots of fabulous colours too.

TooFaced Cosmetics leopard Love Complexion Perfection kit $30- Love a good bronzer.. this give you 3 different choices depending on what mood you’re in!

Shu Uemura Pro Concealer £16.50 –  Provides a high but natural coverage! Great for under circles and balancing out skin un even skin tone! Can be used alone or underneath your normal concealer!

What are your faves?

x

 

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I’m totally in love with NARS makeup at the moment! Ever since my invite to try out the Pure Matte lipstick (which I cannot live without BTW) I have been so intrigued by the brand! What do I find so intriguing you ask? Well…. the fact that they have not been bought out my Estee Lauder is probably NO.1 on my list! (it guarantee’s the quality of makeup) Yes I did just make a dig….. and what! Also the fact that besides being such a big brand its stayed quite small and true! Anyhoo.. moving on, the NARS holiday collection is ‘Right up my street’.

OKINAWA £32 – The name inspired by Japan.. these exotic colours do encompass its name! The shade of triad silver, deep cobalt blue and black onyx are sooo amazing! You can really create some amazing looks with these! Stand out this season with a smokey eye with a hint of originality!

Melusine £23 – From the meaning free, spirited woman, this modern eyeshadow duo really is something! The pale silver lilac and matte purple work in harmony to achieve an eye-popping look! Create a contoured eye look with or try putting the pale silver over the purple for that extra hint of fabulosity!

Etrusque £16- This amazing shade of antique gold can be used wet or dry! It really does light up your lids and gives that real va va voom effect! I’m a sucker for gold eyeshadow and this one is really special! I love the antique hue that makes it timeless!

Sex Appeal £19.50 – “you either have it, or… you can get it” A soft peach blush that gives a moment of calm throughout this holiday collection! It’s a light shade that gives real depth to the contours of your cheeks!

Petit Monstre £17 – Meaning ‘Little monster’ this luscious berry pigment has a satin luxurious finish. A fabulous colour for this season! 

Little Darling £17 – The perfect shade of Nude! This romantic shade of lippy is soo me! Those of you who know me, know how much I love my nude lips! Great for that natural look and sheer enough to be coupled with another one of your favorite NARS lippy!!

Downtown £17 – More of a busy lifestyle than a real place. This party perfect metallic pink gloss will have you lips ready for the party season in a flash. Also contains an  iridescent shimmer for that extra something, something!!

Bougainville £17 –  This amazing pomegranate lipgloss infuses lips with a dramatic splash of colour! It has a deep pigment but yet quite sheer to wear! Be a show stopping diva wearing this baby!!

Poker face £13 – A vibrant purple orchid nail polish apply once for a more subtle shade add a second coat to really stand out!

Bad Influence £13 – What people like to call me on a night out :p, this warm smokey taupe polish is anything BUT boring!!

So ladies.. and Gents (if you like) get your bums down to your nearest NARS counter and have a peak at this amazing Holiday Collection! It truly is yummy! I’ll be testing out the products over the next few days so I will let you guys know how I get on! Let me know your faves from the collection!! I’m finding it hard to choose a fave :)! It’s all so WOWZA FABULOUS!

P.s Apologies for my terrible swatches.. im terrible at them and dont do them very often! I just wanted to try and show off the amazing colours on skin!!

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The Christmas season approaches fast and so do all the fabulous new releases.. Here are a list of my favorite current products enjoy 🙂

Orly ‘Tis the season’ holiday collection my fave colour is ‘Naughty Or Nice’ (top right) it’s a deep purple cherry colour.. I LOVE IT!! looks great with this seasons trends. Check out the collection at www.orlybeauty.com £8.75 each

Orly Matte Top coat is such a versatile product, instead of spending out and buying the new latest craze of Matte polishes.. turn any of your polishes at home into a fabulous Matte finish by using this top coat. Works a treat 🙂 Orly Matte Top coat £9.75 (approx) www.orlybeauty.com

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick is an item I never leave the house without.. these fabulous Matte Lipsticks are just gorgeous! My fave colour is Bangkok a beautiful soft rose shade! Easy wearing and so far the best Matte lipstick I’ve ever tried 🙂 www.narscosmetics.com £18 each

Shu Uemura UV Under Base Moose SPF 30 – the perfect primer.. apply a small walnut size amount of this moose after applying your moisturiser, a fabulous pre makeup product.. really sets your makeup and perfects your canvas 🙂 www.shuuemura.co.uk £28 (can leave a white residue if not rubbed in correctly and if too much of the product is used, so be careful)

Inika Mineral Blush- Peachy Keen.. unfortunately this picture doesn’t do this product justice… it’s an amazing, vibrant orange which looks amazing on.. great for people who have a fabulous holiday tan… such an amazing blusher great for oilive – medium skin tones! www.inikacosmetics.co.uk £14.00 (approx)

Inika Eyeliner- Black… I love this organic eye liner, great dark colour, feels smooth to apply and its ORGANIC!! wooohoooo! Also love the sharpener feature on the lid! Happy days… go Inika eyeliner!! www.inikacosmetics.co.uk £10 (approx)

Shu Uemura Stage performer Perfecting cream… This amazing cream actually contains gold particles that warm and melt on to your skin whilst you apply it giving you an amazing glow, Apply under your foundation or alone! All depending on what look you want! I often wear it alone with few brushed of bronzer on my face… WOWZA PUURRRRFEEECCTT!! www.shuuemura.co.uk price TBC

Too Faced cosmetics Leopard LOVE complexion perfection An amazing bronzer palette.. with a  choice of what colour you want to use wear! I sometimes tend to use this everywhere including the eyes! Great on the go makeup.. to create a fab look!! www.toofaced.com $30

I could go on forever but I wont!! Enjoy and let me know if anyone is using any of these.. would love to hear from you 🙂

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