Thursday, 15 January 2015

5 Looks with the Limecrime Venus Palette

Lime Crime Venus palette
I feel a bit naughty for posting about Lime Crime's Venus palette now as it is currently sold out everywhere.  However it is already difficult to limit this post to 5 looks, and that is just going to get more difficult the more I wear it. 

Lime Crime describe it as the grunge palette, inspired by the early 90s and Botticelli.  A very warm palette with a great amount of matte shades and a few beautiful shimmers.

Read on for swatches and my looks.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Nars Audacious Lipsticks - Anna and Anabella

Nars Audacious lipsticks in Annabella (top) and Anna
When the Audacious lipstick range from Nars was announced in August I swooned.  40 shades of opaque luxe lipstick in really pretty packaging  
I was lucky enough to receive an Audacious lipstick for Christmas, albeit not the shade I'd asked for.  My husband went to our local counter armed with a short-list of shades and somehow the lady sold him the wrong one.  Admittedly Anna could be confused name-wise with Annabella (there's also an Anita!)  Anyway, despite it not being the my-lips-but-better shade I was hoping for, Annabella is a rather gorgeous orangey red/ reddish orange that surprisingly suits me rather well.  He later treated me to Anna as well and so I can show you both.

Read on for lip swatches and my review.

Monday, 5 January 2015

What to get in the Illamasqua SALE

Illamsqua shadows Vapour, Pivot, Burst and Vulgar
Illamasqua is one of my favourite brands and it is so exciting every time they have a sale.  They're a fairly pricey brand but their sale are always excellent, this one starting at 50% off.  I thought I'd round-up what I can recommend from what's on offer at the moment.  I made a few purchases from the sale currently on and there are some things I've bought from them before.