Wearing my Nails Inc nail polish in ‘Caramel’.
This polish is part of the 2011 Diet Coke Collection, which I blogged about here.
Announcing a new feature to my happy hump day posts: from now, each week, I will add a song I’m loving! First to feature is Britney Spears! Yes…I downloaded her new album ‘Femme Fatale’ today & I have to say, I think it’s one of her best albums yet! Super fun & makes me wants to dance! This is my current fave song on repeat :)
Starting today I will be taking part in the Power Oral-B Challenge! I got chosen to trail the PC500 Power Brush for one month to see if it can convert me, to using a power toothbrush over a manual one, forever. Late last week I received my Oral-B ‘Britain’s Brush Box’ which included the Oral-B PC500 Toothbrush, a Union Jack Washbag, a Best of British Trivia Game and a blue hand towel. Merci Oral- B ♥
Recently I was contacted about the VIE ‘One Step Face Base’ Foundation which is one of their best selling products. They claim that they sell one in the UK every 2 minutes!! I’d never really heard of this brand before but the reviews and records sounded pretty impressive so was keen to give this product a go.
The foundation comes in a pretty blue transparent case, with a mirror and sponge applicator. I like the VIE logo printed into the foundation and the packaging has a nice luxury feel to it. The foundation is available in 6 different shades, Alabaster, Caramel, Honey, Ivory, Sabe & Soft Beige. I got Soft Beige which is a nice shade but possibly a little too dark for me at the moment. It gives me a little more of a tanned look but probably more suited to my summer colouring, as opposed to my current pasty white winter look! ;)
♥ How to apply:
The VIE face base can be worn alone for a quick and easy, soft and natural complexion or applied on top of your favourite liquid foundation for great full coverage that lasts right through the day. I found to get the best finish, lightly dust a small amount of the VIE base all over your face using a large, soft powder brush after applying your liquid foundation. This gives your face a lovely flawless and soft finish.
Sharing a recent Face of the Night. Love this smokey brown/taupe eye with a pop of gold!
Face: MAC Prep Prime Skin (all over face – makes skin super smooth for better & longer lasting foundation) //MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC20 // MAC Studio Fix Foundation in NC20 // MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in light medium // Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder (to contour cheekbones) // 17 Blusher in First Kiss
Eyes: MAC Paintpot in Black Ground (all over lid – until crease, as base) //
MAC Wedge Eyeshadow (in crease to blend out the black base) //MAC Satin Taupe eyeshadow (all over lid – up until crease & along outer lower lash line) // MAC Carbon eyeshadow (small amount blended into outer crease) // MAC Woodwinked eyeshadow (inner lid, tear duct and along inner lower lashline) // MAC Smolder kohl-liner (waterline & along upper lash line, smudged into lashes) // Makeup Forever – Lash Fibers // Eyeko Big Eyes Mascara
Lips: Lip20 Treatment Gloss by KaplanMD in Berry Sparkle
“KaplanMD introduces the first dermatologist developed anti-aging Lip Treatment Gloss designed to deeply moisturize, repair, add natural fullness and protect with SPF 20. Unlike many other lip plumpers that cause irritation, sting or burn, LIP 20 Treatment Gloss is an all natural, non-irritating formula that combines an extraordinary anti-aging treatment with a glossy shine.”
Am loving this gloss at the moment! Such a nice colour, soft & natural on my lips while helping me to get a fuller pout ;) Get it online from CultBeauty
After months of teaser clips and campaign stills, the full commercial for Keira Knightley’s latest Coco Mademoiselle fragrance commercial is finally here! The new mini-movie was directed by Joe Wright (known for Atonement & Pride Prejudice). The vid features a sultry Knightley in a beige catsuit riding through the streets of Paris before heading to a photo shoot with a hunky photographer.
Joe says the ad is begins as a “story about the male gaze, but becomes about the female gaze. The idea is the artifice of projected sexuality.” As for what makes the British actress so appealing to film, he added: “It’s like being asked why you love your wife, and it’s rather bland to say she’s talented and beautiful and bold, because it’s such a subjective thing. On a purely superficial level, she just gets more beautiful – which is very fair on the rest of us as we all get to admire her.” Check out the video below:
Song: It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World by Joss Stone
Coco Mademoiselle is definitely one of my favourite perfumes (check out a post about that here). I think the ad is cute, sexy and love the choice of song. What do think of the new Chanel commercial??
I am back in London again after my overnight stay at the lovely Country Club Hanbury Manor this week. It was really nice being out in the country, but then again didn’t see that much of it because was pretty much stuck in a Boardroom for about 11 hours of the day…Here some quick pictures I took on my iPhone while at the hotel.