Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Monday, 16 September 2013
When it comes to love, in order to find 'the one' it is necessary to kiss a lot of frogs.. and the same is true when trying to find a dark lipstick - you need to swatch, swatch and swatch. I went through a range of 'too plum' to 'too brown' before I found mine - in this case MAC's Diva - and even then I probably wouldn't have made it out of the store if I hadn't someone there to tell me I wasn't crazy.
Do not even think about applying something so dark without getting a lip liner to go with it. MAC's Burgundy one matched this perfectly and kept it from smudging onto my chin - it's not a good look.
Anyone else found their perfect dark lipstick ?
Saturday, 14 September 2013
Despite having a on-line thesaurus to hand for all my alternative adjective needs, it's incredibly hard to accurately describe a perfume. The best I can do? Well it has quite a warm berry smell to it, but doesn't come across as sickly - infact it's quite a refreshing berryness - I told you my ability to be descriptive isn't great right now!
Today's post has a competition element to go with Joop!'s Miss Wild Perfume* - how jolly exciting. In order to enter, take the test on www.joopmisswild.com/ and share your results via instagram with a wild detail of yourself (see what I did there) and using the hashtags #misswild #badfeelssogood. Don't forget to tag me as well (@p0larmilk) Best photo.. Wins. Judges ? Me. What do you get ? Your very own bottle of Joop! Miss Wild. Again I say.. how jolly exciting.
I'll choose a winner by the end of Monday, 16th September and let you know via twitter or instagram!
Friday, 13 September 2013
The Ren No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm has been completed used up.. to the point where I've even attempted standing on it in the bathroom to squeeze out a little bit more. Now that I've tried using a balm as a cleanser, I am completely converted - I even feel like it moisturizes my skin as it cleans it. Needless to say it's taking incredible will power not to just go out and repurchase this item again.
I picked up the Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins at the same time as my housemate Amy about 4-5 months ago (my god, time flys). Although I do like it and it's been brilliant over the summer, I feel as though it lacks amazing ooomph. Think I'll keep searching for 'the one'. Hmm.
The Origins Make A Difference Moisturizer, designed for people who's skin is as dry as an elephants, has been brilliant. It's not heavy, has never left my skin greasy and doesn't take too long to soak into my skin before I wack my make-up on. I would definitely repurchase this if I wasn't so keen to try out the new Origins GinZing Moisturizer - told you I was fickle!
Finally the Clarin's Instant Smooth Self Tanner has been mentioned in posts in the past and it's still without a doubt my favourite face tanner. What I love so much about this product is how it leaves my skin feeling like I've slept in an over night mask - heavenly.
I've already persuaded Rosie who I work with to pick up the Lancome Bi-Facil Make-Up remover. If you're committed to waterproof mascara (how else have you survived the humidity this summer) then you know the pain of getting it off at night. Not with this wonder product! It's a shame it's £21 though as I go through it at quite a rate. Sigh - any cheaper recommendations ?
Always love to hear what you guys have been loving.
Thursday, 12 September 2013
My cheeks are rosey enough as it is, so instead of a blusher, I've been using my NARS Laguna Bronzer (major product love) and just a touch of Mac's Mineralize Soft & Gentle Skin Finish across my cheekbones and nose to give a little bit of definition to my face.
I felt like I got into a bit of a rut with my eyes recently (everyday was liquid eyeliner day), so after a lesson at the Bobbi Brown counter, I picked up their Rich Chocolate Eyeshadow Palette and have started recreating a smudgey cat eye esq shape. This is always followed by a lick of my trusty Waterproof Lancome Mascara - panda eyes be gone!
Finally the Georgio Armani Maestro Eraser Concealer comes out to combat my sleepy under eye areas, I pop a light pink lipstick on like Bobbi Brown's Binkini Pink on my lips and I'm good to go. Quick, simple and hopefully not to sweaty.