Mermaid Monday …

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Primark have the much sought after metallic gradient make-up brushes, with fish tail handles, purple tinted hairs and the ultimate shape and texture to achieve the glow of the unicorns! At £10 for a set of 5, they aren’t as pricey as similar sets. I have a feeling these beauties will sell like hot cakes!

Considering Girls With Attitude’s 9 piece Fantasy Collection, which boasts two tone gradient handles and hairs, will set you back £49.99, Primark’s offerings are set to add some serious wanderlust to dressing tables and make-up bags without straining your post-holiday purse strings.


Girls With Attitude Fantasy Collection, 9 brush set of unicorn inspired professional brushes, £49.99

GWA Mermaid Mythical 6 brush collection are not dissimilar in colour scheme to Primark’s and are truly mer-mazing, slightly cheaper at nearly £35… 


Mermaid Mythical 6 brush collection, £34.99, GWA


Girls With Attitude have a variety of tools that will cater to your every face need, and they’re oh so pleasing on the eye, but at nearly £50 for a set of 9, and £35 for a set of 6, if you want a set of mer-mazing brushes but you’re watching the pennies after that beach break, look no further than Primark!  

I also noticed Amazon have an amazing selection of mermaid’s tail brushes, some of which are pastel metallic, pink with gold and even rainbow, for a reasonable price.  It’s well worth a rummage on there for a wider variety at a good price range, there are some generous sellers that have thrown in free shipping too.  


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Sleek Make-Up have added to their hugely popular collection of spellbinding highlighters with the Distorted Dreams palette.  

Made up of five ethereal shades, 3 of which are cream and 2 powder formula, these light reflecting, holographic pigments have your every highlighting need covered.  


Sleek Distorted Dreams Palette, £10.99, Superdrug

With a glimmering variety of duochrome tones in its creamy shimmer shades, Distorted Dreams can be used to illuminate your cheekbones, eyelids and lips. Cream with green glitters, cream with blue glitters, and a gold and pink duochrome cream. The powder shades are amazingly stunning too; a shimmery gold powder and a pale pink with purple-pink glitters, which isn’t dissimilar to BECCA Prismatic Amethyst Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighter.  


Becca Prismatic Amethyst Skin Perfector highlighter

Matte Me Metallic Lip Creams combine the revival of the 90’s Metallic lip trend with the current liquid lipstick trend.


Sleek Matte Me Metallic Lip Creams (from top: Volcanic, Roman Copper and Rusted Rose), £4.99, Superdrug. 

Three new shades of metallic liquid lipstick are part of Distorted Dreams collection and they are called Volcanic (frosty muted purple toned rose), Roman Copper (red toned shimmery amber) and Rusted Rose (frosty pink rose).  


They apply like normal liquid lipsticks that dry down to a long lasting, velvet matte finish.  Applying a layer of lip balm before applying these will ensure extra comfort and stop the dreaded “matte lip crack.” 

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Indulge in all the deliciousness of French patisseries this SS17, without all the calories… oui oui!

You won’t be able to resist six sweet Essie shades that will keep your mouth watering all summer long. 


Inspired by all the glittering confections of the finest Parisian cafes, the S’il Vous Play collection will take you on a whimsical journey through the chic streets of the city of style, decadence and love with soft pastels and a shimmering metallic that is absolutely delectable.



Anything with a Parisian theme or style has always drawn me in, and I know I’m not the only one attracted to the kitsch wanderlust of the city of lights.  Seeing this Essie collection is making me crave macarons, maintenant…



This soft iridescent sugar white will have you licking your lips all the way to the confiserie!


An irresistible lilac cream inspired by the tastiest macarons dans la Rue!


An unforgettable lavender pink foil that will remind you of the most frosty cake icing and the sweet namesake of this collection.  I’ll take the petit gateau avec Glacage Rose s’il vous plait!



Tres fondant of this sparkling apricot marmalade shade!

Romantic rose candy cream that will evoke all the passion of the city of love.


The prettiest pastel Parisian blue that says casual summer all over it!

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I discovered Too Faced Melted Metal liquid lipsticks the other day and couldn’t be happier with the formula and shade variety.


The 90’s foiled statement pout has made a comeback in the form of lustrous liquified metal.


Melted Metal is a multi faceted lip colour like you’ve never seen before.  It’s velvet smooth applicator makes light work of gliding on creamy metallic shine  that coats lips in fresh bursts of glazed colour without the sticky, heavy feel of similar liquid lipsticks.  


Debutante (far left) has to be my favourite shade.  A neutral peach that isn’t as coral-y on as it looks in the tube.  

Make-up Monday …

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Maybelline New York have many exciting new launches just in time for Spring & Summer 2017…

You won’t be able to resist the all new Baby Lips balm crayons, their first colour crayon infused with moisturising oils that combine creamy, crisp colour and twelve hour hydration – and all in sleek, a twist-up stick!


If you love a good eye make-up look and like to experiment with different looks, you’ll fall in love with the City Minis palettes.  Each City Mini features six vivid shades that are perfect for creating custom eye make-up looks.  


Six highly pigmented palettes are available from street inspired Grafitti Pop shades to hazy Rooftop Bronzes and Chill Brunch Neutrals, to Urban Jungle olives and sparkly Girls Night Glimmer, City Minis have all your smoky Eye wishes covered!


For a pop of colour and a healthy glow, Master Blush is a beautifully curated collection of blush and highlighter shades in a versatile palette.  For vibrant and dimensional cheeks, Master Blush by Maybelline Facestudio features 3 blush shades and a pearlescent highlighter which allows you to blush your own way.


If you are looking to enhance or refine your cheekbones and want to speed up contouring, Facestudio brings you Master Contour V-Shape Duo stick. This is Maybelline’s first 2-in-1 stick that has been absolutely raved about! The 2 coloured twist-up bullet makes light work of contouring. Simply use the darker bronze side to define then illuminate with the highlighting side. Easy, peasy! 


This is an already much loved phenomenon, thanks to it’s creamy matte texture that delivers a sculpted look that lasts all day.


Not everyone is lucky enough to be blessed with a naturally perfect complexion, and if you seldom get blemishes, count yourselves very lucky indeed!  Those of us not so lucky never underestimate the power of a good concealer to camouflage our way to that insta-perfect canvas.  Enter Master Camo, a six-strong concealer palette that focuses on colour correcting.  Master Camo makes saying goodbye to redness, dark circles and dull areas possible thanks to the innovative colour correcting technique, once only reserved for make-up artists.  


Master Camo puts all the tools you need to correct, conceal and highlight in a New York minute in your hands!  The green shade is designed to neutralise areas of redness while the yellow shade will brighten tired looking under eye circles away.

And on a final note, don’t forget your brows this summer! Every beauty buff knows your eyebrows are the coat hangers for your face! With that in mind, if you’re looking for one easy to use product that will fill, fix and tame brows at the same time, look no further than Maybelline’s Brow Drama Pomade Crayons.  

The ultimate celebrity inspired sculpted brows can be yours in seconds by using this ultra blendable formula to fill in sparse areas of your brows and sketching in the direction of natural hairs.  

To find out more about these exciting products and more, visit the official MNY website! 

https://www.maybelline.com/

Make-up Monday…

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Rainbow, unicorn inspired everything is here to stay. It’s safe to say every cosmetics brand has dropped their own mythical version of the colourful craze. Lottie London are the latest company to come up with their own dreamy rainbow highlighter called Mermaid Glow, available at Superdrug stores.  

TAM Beauty, the company behind Make Up Revolution, Freedom and I Heart Make Up have come up with their Unicorns Heart, which they have gifted to I Heart Make Up. Unicorns Heart is the dreamiest, pastel shimmery rainbow highlighter that is boxed in the shape of a heart.

Essence Cosmetics are another brand to embrace all things technicolor and glowing, they have bought out not one but two variations of the make-up must have that sent the Internet crazy. Prismatic Rainbow boasts four vivid shades of red, orange, yellow and blue. Blossom Dreams is a calmer take on the rainbow with its spectrum of 5 pastel shades. 



Bitter Lace Beauty, the Etsy store that stepped up the glow game with the handmade rainbow highlighters that swiftly sold out, is believed to have sown the seeds of the rainbow revolution. Any make-up maestro and beauty addict knows highlighting is the gateway to that perfectly on-point glow.


Beauty junkies have bid up to a thousand dollars on eBay for the original Prism highlighter from Bitter Lace Beauty, which has a waiting list of up to ten months for people wanting to get their spectrum glow from their Etsy store.  


If you can’t wait for your unicorn shimmer fix, rest assured, there are some fantastic dupes starting to emerge on the wider market, thanks to the likes of Lottie London, TAM Beauty, Essence and even Forever 21!

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If you were to juice peaches, oranges, blackcurrants and cherries together you’d come up with the freshest scent for this Summer which is the super fruity, ultra sparkling Candy Gloss by Prada. An Eau De Toilette, even though refreshingly light, it still packs some fun, sweet notes. It’s £75 for an 80ml bottle.


Bold, wet look lips are so in, Max Factor’s new Colour Elixir Lip Gloss Honey Lacquer combines the vivid colour payoff of a HD lipstick with the shine of a gloss. Now available in 8 gorgeous shades at Boots stores, £9.99 each.


Eight Hour Cream, everyone’s cult beauty favourite, now comes in an invigorating facial spritz. The formula is bolstered by coffee seed extract and aloe juice to wake up tired skin. Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist is £21 from Debenhams and John Lewis.


Let Tom Ford’s summer fragrance whisk you away from the office to the shade of a lemon tree on the Italian Riviera. Sole Di Positano is bursting with notes of juicy bergamot, bitter orange and lemon. Sole Di Positano Eau De Parfum is £155 for 50ml, from Selfridges and John Lewis.


L’Oréal have an all new innovation in Summer skincare… Hydra Genius Liquid Care. Inspired by Asian skincare rituals, this mega-moisture booster is as fresh as water and as hydrating as a cream. Formulated with skin loving aloe water and Hyaluronic acid, it recharges your skin for up to a whopping 72 hours without feeling sticky, greasy or heavy. Currently on sale at Boots for £6.65, it’s normal price is £9.99. Cutting edge skincare, for under a tenner!