Monthly Archives: October 2012

Christmas with Illamasqua.

Evening my lovelies. Hope you’re all doing well? Last week I got sent a lovely little package from Illamasqua which I’ve been trying out for the past few days & thought I’d share. They are bringing out LOTS of fun & new Christmas gifts this year which I’m super looking forward to. I always say that you can never go wrong with getting your mum, sister, cousin, friend or girlfriend some make-up & Illamasqua have made it just that little bit easier for those that are stuck on what to buy (BIG thanks to the Illamasqua peeps). Some of their new Christmas gifts include:

  • Limited Edition Lipstick & Brush Set for £85
  • Lip Palette for £34
  • Lip Twin Set for £26
  • Nail Duo Set for £24
  • Freak Perfume Gift Set for £80
  • & last but not least…  Powder Blusher Duo Compact* for £34

This was the first Illamasqua powder blush that I have tried out. They never fail to disappoint me when it comes to pigmentation, meaning that this little gem also hits the spot! It’s quite nice that you get 2 blushers in this duo pack, a bright pink for the night & light peach for the day time.

I LOVE the names Illamasqua give to their products! That would be a great job… to name make-up! I could do it all day long :)

They are quite powdery but are gorgeous shades. I don’t quite have a pink like this & would have never in a million years picked up a peachy shade like ‘Lover’ but it’s become one of my favourites! It looks so lovely on the skin – not too much & not too little. I reckon it’s the perfect shade for those who are venturing into wearing blushers :) Would I have necessarily picked this up? Probably not, but I’m so glad I’ve got it now as I get to share it on with you!

I’m very much looking forward to getting my hands on the lip palette as I’m obsessed with lip products! Their Christmas gifts are out to buy for loved ones NOW :) You can see them all by clicking HERE.

Have you tried Illamasqua products before? What are your favourites? If not, will you be trying anything out in the near future?



*This product was sent to me. 100% honest views, as always!

Guerlain Terracotta Kohl

Happy Sunday, my lovelies! I hope you’re all well. Cold weather aside, I’ve not had such a great start to October this year but I’m hoping things will look up very soon for me – fingers crossed! I few weeks ago, I headed out into town & picked up a little gem from the GUERLAIN counter. It was non other than the TERRACOTTA KOHL EYE POWDER in the colour BLEU. Knowing me, the packaging sold it to me straight away! My grandma used to use something similar, which a lot of her Arabic friends swore by. It was called ‘surma’ which was very similar to this. I grew up wearing it when I was little (you could say that my love for beauty products runs in my blood!).

Guerlain Terracotta Kohl Eye Powder in Bleu RRP £23 available from HERE.

For £23 you’re basically paying for the brand itself, because you can get similar powder eye liners from Asian/Arabic supermarkets for a few pounds. But, to be honest I really didn’t mind the price tag, as I felt like treating myself :) It comes with a stick which you run along both upper & lower waterlines – so it’s super easy to apply. I would say to put this on BEFORE any of our other make-up as the powder can fall onto your face.

It’s such a BEAUTIFUL blue colour (which I wish was a little brighter!) & works really well with brown eyes. It lasts me pretty much the whole day. Personally, I opted for the blue colour as the black didn’t do anything for me. I like to get little bits & bobs in colours, textures, looks & feels of things that I wouldn’t necessarily be able to get a hold of.

If you know me, you’ll know that I love a pop of colour in my beauty regime… Whether that’s a bright eye or bright lip, it’s something I feel everyone can wear! Here’s a quick run down of what I wore in this look…

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation
MUFE HD Powder
Sleek Contour Kit
Tipsy Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush
Sun Rush MAC Lustre Drops
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Liner in brown
Revitalish Mascara
Coy lip crayon by Topshop
Turkish Delight lip gloss by NARS
Angel Delight Cream Puff by Collection 2000

Have you tried anything from Guerlain before? I have some of their perfumes, a liquid blush & this eye liner & so far I’m really pleased with their make-up range! I will definitely be keeping an eye out for them :) Here’s to another week of work/uni/school! And… For any of you that have had a rubbish week like me, I’m hoping it’s 100x better than the last :)