Lakme for Colour-Scared Cats

Deviating from your favorite brown eyeshadow and nude lipstick is an intimidating prospect for a lot of us. Just looking at some of the colorful eye palettes can scare people. If you put down your beloved Urban Decay Naked palette for just a second, you will see that there are ways to add a hint of color to your beauty look that won’t make you look like a Nicki Minaj wannabe and without searching too high or low, with a brand that has been around here since ages: Lakme. And putting on red lipstick isn’t the only option. Want to rock a some colour, but don’t know where to start? I have just the ticket for you…

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Monday Makeup

Lakme Eyeconic Kohl Kajal in Royal Blue and Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

Tuesday makeup

Colorbar Eye Shadow in Goldshow, Revlon Eye Shadow in Gunmetal and Maybelline Hyper Curl VolumExpress Mascara

wednesday makeup

Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Blamed Blue, Colorbar MesmerEyes Kajal and Colorbar Zoom and Whoosh Mascara

thursday makeup

BeYu Eye Shadow Palette in 328 Mermaid Blue and Maybelline The Falsies VolumExpress Waterproof Mascara

friday makeup

MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

This week I thought I’d set myself up as the subject of an experiment that consisted of two parts. One – take a picture every day. Simple. Two – wear five different eye shadow looks throughout the week. No repeats. Now that second brief is a little tougher. Here are the results; take a peek into my eye shadow diary for the past week…

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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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