CLARINS CONTOURING PERFECTION SPRING 17 MAKEUP COLLECTION

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FACE

FACE CONTOURING PALETTE
Composed of three universal shades, this palette comes with a specially designed pro brush. In a few easy steps, the features are sculpted with a play of light and shade, and a final radiant touch of pink blush.

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Features a matte light beige highlighter, a contour bronzer shade and a pink blusher, I cant wait to get my hands on this. Isn’t that blush gorgeous? look at it, those little flecks of gold shimmer. The idea of a matte highlight is mind blowing. I need to try it out. I can’t wait to swatch this. Also it comes with with a really cool sculpting brush.

4-COLOUR ALL-IN-ONE PEN
An all-in-one pen with four coloured pencils – three for the eyes and one for the lip contour. A single product to accentuate the eyes and shape the lips, and also intensify eyebrows or draw freckles.

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I decided to put this under FACE as its such a multi purpose product. I think that the busy woman is going to enjoy having this in her makeup bag, just because its so simple. Where was this product while I was still dating my husband and spending weekends? I think also for ladies who travel often this is perfect! It reminds me of those colouring pens that were popular in the 90’s so def a little nostalgia here too. So this for me is a must have.

EYES

LIMITED EDITION – OMBRE IRIDESCENTE 
The fusion texture of the Shimmery Eye Shadow melts on the eyelid and has a cream-to-powder formula that is easily applied for a sparkling look. Finally, radiance is right at your fingertips! In 3 new limited edition shades:

08 Silver White – pearl, 09 Silver Rose – delicate pink, 10 Silver Grey – dark gray silver

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I like using a cream as a base some times just to add a touch of shimmer. I am very excited by the Silver White, I have something similar from max factor so I am looking forward to swatching this. 

LIMITED EDITION 4-COLOUR EYESHADOW PALETTE
A palette of charcoal shades enriched with mineral pigments to structure and intensify the eyes. The formula includes carnauba powder wax to provide comfort. Use wet or dry.

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This palette makes a refreshing change, both Chanel & Dior have quite a golden theme to their Spring 17 collections. I love using a mixture of greys, and would shake it up by adding a pop of pink. This quad’s shades really compliments eachother, usually there is always that odd shade that won’t be worn. I think that you can get a lot of use from all 4 shades.

LIPS

JOLI ROUGE BRILIANT
Colour your lips with an intense, long-wearing shade. Lips are comfortable and moisturized thanks to plant ingredients, organic marsh samphire, mango oil and pro-ceramides. Three new shades: 

31 Tender Nude – beige nude, 32 Pink Fuchsia – hot pink, 33 Soft Plum – plum

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Three new shades, plum is still high on trend for spring judging from this and the collections over at Dior this season. I am surprised by the hot pink as to me this is more a summer colour, yet it makes a nice change. The tender nude is a warm brown colour, which I think would be popular with ladies who are fed up of the pink nudes currently on the market.

Are you looking forward to seeing this collection hit the shops?
Love Steph x

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MANI #39 “PRIM ROSE AND PROPER”

I have been a Gelish trained nail tech for almost 6 years now, my love for the brand grows with each collection. I have a thing about nudes and one of my favourites is “Prim-Rose and Proper” from the Spring 16 collection. Since I did this set just before the new year I added in “Oh What A Knight” from the 2014 Once Upon a Dream collection.

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I love that “Prim-Rose and Proper” is a milky off white pink. It’s a beautiful clean colour, and mixes well with the shimmering metallic “Oh What A Knight”. I love using a matte topcoat especially in the winter months. I think a velvet texture is perfect for this season.

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I couldn’t resit adding an extra bit of sparkle using one of my BM stamping plates (sorry I forgot which one I used) and a gold konad stamping polish. I felt the matte vs shimmer and pink vs gold to be a really pretty colour combination. I am really happy with this set. 

I hope you love them as much as I did!
Love Steph x

WE DID IT.

So we finally moved, 3.5 weeks ago to be precise, it feels so good to be living with my partner, and getting into our new routine.

I have spent so much time cooking, we haven’t had a single takeaway or delivery (except the day we moved). I have an amazing oreo cheesecake recipe ill have to share with you all soon. I have some skincare and makeup reviews to work on 🙂 and I have some event post’s on the way…

I am hoping now I’m more settled I can really get back on track. This year has been a whirlwind. The blog hit 3yrs this month, and I know this last year I have been completely AWOL, I really want to work on that.

Expect a much larger lifestyle content, more recipes, more home decor shopping sprees. I might even get into DIY…

I cant believe in 1 month it will be Christmas!
This year I will be hosting it, which will be a fun and exciting challenge.

Big Kisses
Love Steph x