Category: Edit

I’m not sure if you’ve realised but I’m one of those hot weather moaners. In fact, I’m constantly hot throughout the year, even in the cold of winter I’m sweating under a t-shirt or questioning weather it’s OK to wear skirts on a night out (answer – it is, as long as you don’t mind holding your sweaty hair up in an apple-like fashion all night when you forget to bring a hairband out with you). So I think it’s time to bring out the big guns and indulge in some autumn SOS…

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An autumn nail polish line-up. Cute, huh? Well this green to rose rainbow of hues is what has been gracing my nails over recent weeks. Now please note that none of these shades are from the actual Autumn 2015 collections as each time I’ve visited a stand in Lifestyle the counter has been ram-raided by fellow nail polish lovers like myself and there are no new shades to be seen. So for the meantime I’m sticking with right on greens and downright dirty greiges…

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Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Enamel in Balsam Fir is absolutely gorgeous. I love a green nail polish and this one is spot on!

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Please excuse the misleading title of this post, but with my woeful love for alliteration, it would have been criminal not to mention the phrase ‘New Nude’ in this post. But let’s move on for the non-OCD folk and chat nudes. When it comes to nails I tend to go for extremes on both sides of the colour spectrum, brilliantly bold – I’m thinking Bourjois Bleu Water (remember that one?) or stylishly simple. Right now, I’m embracing the neutral side of proceedings…

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BB creams – the face product phenomenon that just won’t seem to go away. Conceals and covers, protects and perfects, these nourishing skincare-rich potions claim to do it all and lets face it – BB creams are old news now. Hell, now it’s CC creams that are close to hitting our shores. After brushing off the hype for so long I’ve caved over the last few months and given some a road-test and the above line-up contains a star, a thumbs up and 2 duds. Read on for my BB edit…

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Lip pencils aren’t what they used to be – oh no. Although the classic matte-formula ‘draw around your lip line’ thingies are still around, there’s a new generation of lipstick/lip balm/lip stain hybrids all packaged up into handy pencil form that seem to be the flavour of the month right now. So here’s a run-down of the 2 that I’ve got locked up in my stash…

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I’m not too much of a stickler when it comes to wearing certain scents at particular times of the day or year – I’m a perfume maverick in that sense. Carolina Herrera 212 Surf gets thrown on in the heat and a light dash of Issey Miyake can make an appearance in the depths of the winter. However there is a summer spritz that I’ve been reaching for this season and coincidentally there’s an offer for the floral, powdery and fresh fragrance…

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