Category: Notes

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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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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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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Having been quiet on the skincare front for a while I thought it was about time I dropped in for a complexion-centric show-and-tell. So here’s the deal. With the cooler weather creeping in things have got a little dry concerning face-wise, a bit redder and it’s not all that great. I’m not painting the best picture here am I? But, there are a few products that I’ve successfully slotted into my routine that seem to be doing the trick from some debut brands to my line-up. I’ll fill you in…

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Glamorous Block Heeled Sandals

Ladies and gents, the ‘throw on with anything, pretty comfortable, grab and go’ sandal void in my wardrobe has been filled. By the Glamorous Block Heeled Sandals with Tie-Up to be precise. There was a position vacant for a sandal with some levels of handsomeness but with a kinder to my toes nature and that’s where the Glamorous sandals come in. They are sort of like a chic Mary Jane sandal (never thought that would be a phrase I typed), with a block heel construction and a tie-up detail – I do love a good tie-up detail, I do. The heel is the perfect size for long wear; enough for a bit of elevation without being too demanding on the pads of your feet. Plus, they look fab with jeans or paired with tights, though I envision them at their best with bare legs and a nice little tunic in the summer.

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I’ll be the first to admit I’m not that adventurous when it comes to my tresses. It took me about two years of umm-ing and ahh-ing to work up the courage to get an ombre and take my first foray into hair dye, but back in the day though I may have been precious about its length I was quite daring in the fringe department. I had them all; from swept-to-the-side affairs to full on blunt-cut eyelash skimmers and the standard between washes ‘wide tooth comb’ look. It’s been a few years since I rocked any of the aforementioned but there’s something in the air that’s tempting me back to the bang side. So I thought I’d assemble together a makeshift pros and cons list to weigh up my options:

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Tools and brushes have their place, but sometimes you just can’t beat getting down and dirty into makeup with your tips and palms. Easier to spread, easier to blend and it’s like your very own makeup hotplate and mixer at your hands. Literally. I’ve been finding more and more recently that I’ve been getting rather handsy in my application; not just directly but smooshing products on the back of my hand before, to heat them slightly and get the formulas face-ready before mine has even got anywhere near it. Now not all products require this step but I’ve taken notes on some of my favourites that benefit from this additional ‘hand palette’ treatment.

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