Marks and Spencer is not the first place I would look for makeup although in the past I have found one to two gems there (like this lip and cheek tint). This time I found these amazing eyeshadow mousse pots. They come in three colours Gold, Chocolate and Russet and are £7.50 each. I of course got all three (well they were on a 3 for 2 offer!). I kept the Chocolate and Russet and gave the Gold away as a gift.
The Chocolate and Russet are most definitely perfect autumn shades (see below). The texture is definitely mousse like and incredibly soft. They glide on beautifully and the colour can definitely be built up. Once on the colour does not crease and stays put all day. I have to say the Russet is an incredible colour. Somehow this reddish brown just looks amazing. I am really loving these shades and am wearing them all the time!
Russet on left and Chocolate on right,above.
Wearing both the Russet and the Chocolate shades together.
I have made a few recent purchases some while I was in Mumbles during my girls weekend away and some online from Zara. I have to admit that Christmas featured heavily in my purchases as I am already planning what I am going to wear to various parties! So that should explain the very blingy nature of some of the clothes!
First up is a lovely blouse from Dorothy Perkins. Its a gold satin with beautiful gold metal collar. I was drawn to the colour, texture and the lovely bit of gold on the collar which I think is great to dress up with smart black trousers but could also be worn with jeans for a more casual look. The blouse hangs really well and I think is very flattering. At £35 I thought it was a good purchase.
Next is my Zara purchase – I ordered a few trousers from Zara as I was looking for some evening trousers. As you can see I came home to find a very big box of goodies! After trying them all on I decided to keep the skinny black trousers with embossed pattern and zips (I am wearing them in all the photos on this page). Its very chic and wearable not just for the evening which is great. The trousers were £29 which I think is very reasonable. I particularly liked it with my Dorothy Perkins blouse which is a bonus!
And finally I bought this amazing top from Mumbles. Now I know its really annoying when people wear something you really like and its from some “boutique” shop far way but that’s exactly what happened with this top! Its a beautiful gold knit that I just fell in love with. Its glam but so easy to wear and I love the loose fit. I had to have it! I am sorry that you wont be able to buy it but you could go for similar options like this one from Asos.