Author: Gauri

One of the best bits of delivering a daily dose of beauty stuff to you guys is the messages that I get after each post. Witty, intelligent and always hilarious. It’s nice to see makeup mavens flock together and share our passion for copious amounts of lipsticks, MUJI storage and the newest ‘OMG, HG, need-it’ products. Case in point, last week’s ’10 Signs You’re a Beauty Addict’ post which had me belly-laughing for a full five minutes while taking in all the messages. Some were just too good not to share, so here’s a selection of my favourite beauty addict anecdotes:

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LOreal Paris Color Riche Moist Matte Lipstick Arabian Nights

Colorbar All Day Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick in Goldshow

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in Coffee Shimmer

Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask

Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic Activated Bamboo Charcoal Face Pack

Over recent weeks I’ve been gathering quite the collection of new-in products that I’ve been meaning to share. They’re not at the stellar standard that would deem them worthy of a spot in a monthly favourites just yet, but they’re well worth a nod and who knows maybe they’re destined for best-of-the-month status? But for now here’s a speedy show-and-tell and mid-month check-in of debuting stock that has got the G&M seal of approval.

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When it comes to nail art, I’m pretty lame. Partly due to the fact that even painting my right hand is a struggle for me and and partly down to the fact that while I love looking at crazy ‘gawd you could have someone’s eye out with those’ jewelled-up, blinged-out talons (check out last week’s post), it’s sort of a look but don’t touch thing. There is one trend though that I can dip my tips in to without too much trouble. The accent nail. It’s genius. You only ever need to puff, pant and paint something fancy on one nail of each hand. Dots, lines, textures – whatever – throw it on the ring finger and be done. Here are my top 3 effects to lacquer up that one special nail with:

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Streamlining Your Travel Kit skincare

Streamlining Your Travel Kit makeup

You know I have a bit of thing when it comes to travelling with beauty bits. Over the years through stints at college, home and travelling back and forth across the country to friends and family I’ve got packing down and slept on some rather interesting ‘beds’ in the process. But last weekend on a trip to stay with my grandparents I managed my biggest feat yet. Every single beauty-related item I needed for those two days was squeezed and sealed into my rather averagely sized clutch: body bits, hair, skincare, makeup, the lot. I ended up taking so little back with me that I packed it all down into my handbag; no suitcase required. Now the brief for the weekend was ‘chillax’ meaning that I didn’t need any fancy products, nor garb aside from a pair of comfy PJ’s. Still, I’m impressed. Next time you’re off for a low-key weekend away here’s what you actually need:

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You ready to press ‘follow’ on a fresh batch of beauty Instagrammers (if you didn’t see my last installment click here). Cause I’ve got five gals that are snapping up a storm on my feed and I’m ready to share. They’re all Nail Artists, top of their games and lacquering up some of the biggest names in the world. Prepare for a whole load of inspiration with a whole lot of point…oh and glitter.

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Deborah Milano Nail Colour in 54 Amaranth

Lakme 9to5 Nail Lacquer in Berry Business

Nuance Nail Polish in Azalea

Spoiled Nail Polish in Bite Me

One of my favourite beauty phenomenon to discover are one coat required berry nail polishes. Formulas that with a single stroke can transform a bed from bare to chic in five minutes flat. They are a bit of a rarity to find but I’ve got enough in my collection to see me through ‘damn I have to leave the house in a matter of minutes and am not sporting a mani #disaster’ days. I kid. Though if you’re lacking an uno-application rouge in your stash, here are a few of my favourites for ya:

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Hello 2018! To kick off this year of G&M posts I thought I’d start by injecting a little humour into the month with some self-observed actions I’ve discovered recently all put together under the ’10 Signs You’re a Beauty Addict’ umbrella…

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