Hands up who loves watching the Victoria’s Secret Catwalk Show every year? Such a guilty pleasure! It personally heralds the beginning of the festive season for me as it airs the first week of December and usually sees me wrapped up in cosy PJs venting my frustration at those inhuman body goals with a large bar of chocolate and tea. But it isn’t all confidence knocking, for there is one aspect that really inspires me every year. The amazingly fresh, flirty and glowing makeup! For essentially, I am all about the glow. And luckily, this is one thing we can all appropriate easily, and without hours at the gym.. Although a better diet would probably help things along…but it’s Christmas, and all that. Keep reading to see my take on the VS makeup for this year.
I’ve done it again. I’ve went and spent a small fortune on myself when I should really be saving and planning ahead for Christmas! Damn instant gratification and online shopping. Unfortunately this month’s favourites are predominantly on the expensive side of the spectrum, but if any of them make your want-list don’t forget to drop hints for Santa. I’m actually very pleased with these purchases since I’ve been trying to really improve my skincare regime and I think I have the beginnings of a very good routine in place. Anyone else been overly indulgent in this area or have some suggestions?
It’s very rare that I will say this so brashly but – GO AND GET THIS PRODUCT. Just kidding. Kind of. So the Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil has been marketed as more of an oil than a lipgloss formula, a fairly unique and novel concept which appealed to me a lot considering my pout has been hopelessly dry since Winter began. It retails for £18 and comes in two shades, Honey and Raspberry, however both are ultimately clear on the lips so it is the scents you are choosing between. I picked Honey as it has a beautiful nectar-sweet aroma and looks like liquid gold…
I recently picked up the Sleek ‘Storm’ i-Divine Eyeshadow Palette which is a really affordable and suuuuuuper pretty set of deep winter colours. This was my first dalliance with Sleek Cosmetics and I will definitely be going back for more – a palette of twelve extremely wearable eyeshadows with great pigmentation for £7.99? Yes please! This post will be a quick look I threw together while dabbling with my lovely new colours. I’ve went for a cranberry shade blended through the crease, a gold shimmer patted along the inner corner, and a jet black cat-eye flick to create a look perfect for the upcoming festive season!
Disclaimer: These products will not prolong your life at all in the event of an encounter with the walking dead.
The shocking episodes of this season’s The Walking Dead have given me an idea for a tag-post! The idea behind this tag is to reveal the beauty products you feel that you just could not live without, even if it is the end of the world, and I’d love for any of my readers to adopt this as a tag and show me their apocalypse-essential products also! So while they may not save your life, your favourite products will likely aid your ability to live contently before becoming a human happy meal. Don’t worry, I don’t have utterly skewed priorities! I doubt I’d really care about my frizzy curls when brandishing a deadly weapon. In any case, the following list contains the items that will inevitably find themselves tucked away into my survival bag. And some may even have surprising uses. Continue reading