With a bit of a lust-affair with L’Oreal fresh on my mind – the 6 Oil Nourish Extraordinary Oil worked wonders on my hair out in the sun this Summer – I thought I’d give the L’Oreal Professionnel Wet Domination* a go. It fits the bill as a hair styling product, one of my favourite product categories: they ease the job of a hairspray by holding the style, but work fantastically on their own for lazy ‘don’t give a damn’ days.

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With everything a little up in the air at the moment my usual beauty routine has taken a back seat. You just have to look at my chipped nails, unruly brows and slightly on the greasy-side locks to suss that one out (painting a ravishing picture of myself there, eh?). But with today having absolutely nothing to do, I’ve christened it ‘Sort Yourself Out Woman’ evening. First stop, the face mask routine of all face mask routines – so good in fact I call it the ‘Triple Threat’ facial – three steps and your skin is left as smooth as a babies bottom, true story. It’s a pretty lengthy process, but definitely worth setting an hour aside, wallowing in the bed while you slather on the masks to wave hello to a new layer of skin…

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trip to maybelline

When something big happens in my life, I treat myself to a ‘commemorative’ lipstick. It’s true. I finish my last exams at college and end up walking through the checkouts with Rimmel’s Summer 2011 Collection in my hand, I graduate and a Faces Go Chic Lipstick is mine, every Diwali I pick myself up a Revlon lipstick. OK perhaps the last example is a little tenuous, but you see where I’m going here – I like any old excuse to pick up a lipstick. With my brother’s impending plans to fly the nest and move out (which has rapidly swooped into a slot next month) and my Dad’s Birthday (which was last week, eek), I figured that was enough justification to treat myself to a Maybelline lipstick or two…

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BB creams – the face product phenomenon that just won’t seem to go away. Conceals and covers, protects and perfects, these nourishing skincare-rich potions claim to do it all and lets face it – BB creams are old news now. Hell, now it’s CC creams that are close to hitting our shores. After brushing off the hype for so long I’ve caved over the last few months and given some a road-test and the above line-up contains a star, a thumbs up and 2 duds. Read on for my BB edit…

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Paris Beige Suit

Over the past few days I’m going a wee bit crazy for beige nails. Yep full whack, nudest of nude talons. I’m not quite sure what happened. Well actually here’s the backstory – I was invited to my niece’s naming ceremony. Before the event my cousin offered to do my manicure and as my nails were looking god damn awful and (shock horror) were unpainted I drew up a chair and picked out the shade Beige Suit which I’ve been wanting to try for yonks.

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bitten by revlon

by revlon

revlon

My makeup this week has been simple – a light layer of Revlon Photoready BB Cream in Light, a dab of Almay Line Smoothing Concealer in Light/Medium, Marks & Spencer All-in-one Mascara, a touch of Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Fresh Coral on my apples (still haven’t managed to put that blush down) and then whatever lip product I feel like that day. Most of the week I’ve been reaching for a product that I hunted high and low for – Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Adore.

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MAC Viva Glam Miley

Firstly I must preface this post by saying that I actually wore the results of this ‘Trend’ post outside, in front of people. I gobbled down a burger, slurped on a milkshake, chattered away for hours and this lipstick didn’t go anywhere. One sneaky reapplication in the loo of Phoenix is all that was needed and I was one happy bunny. Surely that deems this a fully wearable trend, right? Touches of hot pink were splashed across the runways of SS15 shows – cheeks, eyes, lips – you name it. But I thought I’d ease myself in with a simple hot pink lip…

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