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17 May 2016

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Camellia

I have been a bad blogger. And no, I'm not just referring to my sporadic posting frequency. You see I was sent the full shebang from Becca Cosmetics - 6 of their Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous blushes. When they arrived it was a real moment. They sparkle sensationally in the pan and they all have an allure that makes a blush addict's heart race. Yet a few weeks on and whilst I have dabbled in a couple I have become stuck, reusing the same colour day in and day out.

People, say hello to Camellia.
15 May 2016

It's all about Limo-Scene

I need to be upfront about this. I cannot slyly pretend that using Limo-Scene as a pretty finishing coat is my wondrous idea. This has been 100% appropriated from Essie during an event I went to last month. 

It's now a few weeks later and I remain obsessed - so obsessed in fact that I actually bought my own bottle to have at home. If we keep in mind that I rarely/never paint my own nails (I've lived in Dubai way too long) then I think this speaks volumes about how meaningful this purchase is.
20 Apr 2016

TAG: My Husband Explains the Purpose of Make-Up

Full credit for this tag goes to Kirsty at Life in Excess.

I read her post and felt compelled to quiz my other half.

The premise is simple - list out a series of beauty products and then sit back and listen to the perception of their purpose.

I did think that having been together for over a decade he would have absorbed a degree of understanding about makeup. Prepare yourselves for construction analogies and lots of talk about layering of slap, something he has no doubt observed from yours truly.
19 Apr 2016

Carrying off culottes

A thought that repeats itself in my mind when wearing culottes: do I look like a spanner or am I carrying this off? 

Culottes are deeply confusing.
17 Apr 2016

Christening Sephora

If you have ever been to Battuta mall in Dubai you will know that there is not a lot going on down there. Sure there's a supermarket that keeps me stocked in eyelashes and a Forever 21 that offers a consistently decent stock but there's no Zara and no Sephora. From a retail perspective, this makes it pretty much dead to me.

This weekend though something momentous happened. Sephora opened. If that's not a cause for celebration I don't know what is. I christened the store with a mini haul and secured three hard to find things.

I was elated with this when I got home and I duly uploaded a pretty Instagram before I got stuck in and starting playing with the items. One day later and my feelings have decidedly cooled, with 2 of the 3 items currently sitting on very shaky ground. Here then are some very mixed first impressions...