MAC Mineralise Skinfinish – as eyeshadow

I’ve had this MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in Earthshine for a long while now and to be honest I didn’t really know how best to use it. I absolutely love the colours but as a skinfinsh it is very strong and heavily bronzed so I could never get it to work on my face without looking way over bronzed and shiny!

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One day I decided to try it as an eyeshadow and OMG it is just stunning!

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It is a beautiful reddy, bronze, gold mix that just looks amazing on.

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I am hooked! I wonder how may other MAC Mineralise Skinfinishing powders would work as eyeshadows..?!

My Little Box – Frenchie

This month’s My Little Box is in collaboration with Ines De La Fressange – French model and muse.

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As always the box and packaging are so adorable.

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Inside there was a lovely iPhone case and a little bottle filled with inspirational notes.

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From the beauty side I was very pleased to see a By Terry Crayon Khol Terrbly eye kohl and it was full size! The pencil is a really lovely black with little gold flecks in it (Holy Black).

Also included were DHC Oil Blotting Papers comes in a cute little pink handbag friendly case and a L’Oreal Brow Pencil.

From the My Little Beauty range was an “Embellisseur” a peachy toned  complexion enhancer – I haven’t tried this yet as I think it won’t suit my skin tone so I am saving it to giveaway to someone who can use it!

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Another lovely collection of things looking forward to next month!

Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain

I finally decided to give this lip stain a try, it’s the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain and I got three shades (£7.99).

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Shanghai Sizzle on the left, Barcelona Nights in the middle and Parisian Passion on the right (in pictures above and below).

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As you can see the doe-foot applicator is a perfect shape and size. The colours are really bright and vivid. The formula of these stains is amazing, it is creamy and shiny and lasts for ages without drying out. You can also play around with the intensity you want. For example if you can just dab a bit on and blend it in for a light flush of colour. I have taken photos of all three building up the colour to show you.

So first two images below are Shanghai Sizzle. In the top photos I have applied it very lightly and in the second more intensely.

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Next is Barcelona Nights

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And finally Parisian Passion

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I really love this formula, its easy to wear and the colour is so flattering. I am sure I will be getting lots of wear out of these!

Mis en Dior Earrings – the real thing!

I have been lusting after a pair of Mis en Dior earrings for a while now. I even wrote about the Mis en Dior dupe earrings that I found here!  Then in Heathrow Terminal 5 there these were and I just couldn’t resist! These are the most gorgeous of the Mis en Dior earrings I have seen so once I saw them I knew they had to be mine. These were part of my 40th birthday gift from my mum so not an impulse purchase in any way!!

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The combination of pink pearl and the silvery crystal is just stunning and very classic.

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They look amazing on and go with everything!

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Nars Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

I picked up the Nars Domination Palette in the Duty Free on my way to my holidays and I love it. I think this was a limited edition palette, so I am not sure its going to be easy to find now – sorry! I didn’t know if the colours would suit me but they do. The  two blushers on the right are gorgeous as is the highlighter. The bronzer is perfect for me as powder when I have a tan! The only colour thats not perfect is the blusher on the bottom left but even that I can make work by blending with the other two! As always another winner from Nars!

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White Company for my Brushes

I love the White Company and especially their candles and every time I finish one I recycle the containers to store my brushes. They look so chic on my dressing table.

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So far I have an amazing silver one for all my larger brushes.

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A large clear glass one for all my eyeliners and concealers and I also recently purchased a tea light votive for my smaller brushes  – the one on the right below (I think it was £8).

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I think this is such a good way to reuse these beautiful containers and display your brushes elegantly!