There’s no place like home Dorothy: park that stay in the EMERALD CITY…

Eyes to go with Cargo : Limited Edition Lovely-ness ALERT HOT EYES start here

Rating ; Dorothy maybe said there’s no place like home in the Wizard of Oz; but I say click your heels and STAY in the Emerald City any day with Cargo’s EYE-POPPING Limited Edition Palette of lovely-ness!

Inside scoop; found this in TK Maxx (yup AGAIN a TK Maxx haul) and couldn’t believe the price or the dazzling colours. Cargo are my go – to eye brand and I just can’t stop buying their palettes, fine powders, last all day NO creasing, blend / change / shade / contour / highlight ; that’s less than a penny a look!!!

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Bright eyes ; Spree vs Steal, Luxe vs High street : Eyes-down for the results

Spree vs Steal ; Charlotte and Kate go head to head in the ring! Who’s gonna win??? Eyes down for the big reveal…

Rating ; The eyes have it with these 2 hot, on trend must try palettes for effortless ‘nude’ eyes. So which is it Spree vs. STEAL? I put 2 pretty much EYE-dentical palettes under the microscope...

Inside scoop ; Nude eyes – must buys; suit all shades from subtle Sunday to sizzling Saturday everyone needs a palette of suit-all nude eyeshadow.  But do you splurge or save…sure we’d all like both.  So I tested Rimmel London nudes eyes vs Charlotte Tilbury’s holiday eyes Xmas ’17 (well I will be if I can get my hands on it….).

Palettes are my go-to format for eyes, cheeks and anything powdery.  Why? Gives you options, lets you experiment and you rarely get bored.

So the question is Spree?  Or Steal? …read ON…Charlotte T or Kate Moss for Rimmel…

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Serum Sunday ; BRYT Byrt Hurray!

Bryt Bryt Bryt Hoo-ray Sunday skin just get soooo much softer

Rating ; soothing or smoothing, cooling or calming, ageing less or no stress this range has it all and a teeny bit more.  Serums are my Go-to Sunday (or any day) pick me up for skin come good especially after a possibly-later-than-I-thought oops drunk a little more than I thought night!  I need a skin-fix fast.

Inside scoop; BRYT-BRYT-BRYT hoo-ray Bryt skincare Bryt Bryt HOORAYSunday just got soooo much lazier.  Not sure if you pronounce it ‘Bright’ (as it does to your skin) or ‘Bryt’ (as in Brit Awards) but this English brand is likely to soon become a National Treasure.

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Benefit’s a Brow-mance made in heaven

How Brow-mantic the eyes have it with this Brow taming super brand ; a Brow-mance I’m sticking with.

Rating ; Brow archingly banging.  Super-brow, eye-wow, get them now.  Whether you’re into archingly-eye lifting bold brows, blended face framers or somewhere in between brow-grooming is a super-craze you can’t close your EYES to. Well groomed, super slick, go large or bang-out your inner werewolf.  Brow-parlours, brow-tips, brow taming is beauty’s go to can’t live without, come to think of it brow jokes & brow quotes are even trending hard right now also. 

Inside scoop; Brow-me-away its good; Benefits range of brow-loving super groomers is easy ,versatile, AND usually comes with a department store demo and a quirky Benefit-trademark chat with one of their Benefit-beauties.  I learned from the best so my love for Benefit’s brow-bar runs deep.  It’s the perfect start-to-advanced brow expert go to range.

Whether you’re a seasoned-sculptor, or venturing into your first timid pencil line, once you shape there’s no going back plucking is SO last season, threading (for me) just a bit MEH, I fly solo on my brows and like to primp, preen, shade and shape them daily for a face framing subtle look.
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All that glitters; gold rush

Rating ; Gold rush ; looks lush; spree AND steal alert; 2 for 1 post. “Gold” a surprisingly wearable eye shadow shade to suit all, I’m a complete magpie so the more glittery the better. So don’t hold back from gold, red carpet alert no more, gold just became wear-able.

Inside scoop; Go for GOLD. BOTH of these on the shelf now  – look-alikey – powders are ultra-light, crease-free and surprisingly suit ALL. Blend – shade – layer or swoosh, gold is summer’s hottest shade. Team it with a black cat-eye flick  you’ll be party ready in a flash.  For the less confident, gold is NOT colour to avoid it has a habit of reflecting back and enhancing any eye colour.  If you go easy ‘am’ you can glam-up for evening and add a little depth ‘pm’ for a soft day-night eye-so-flattering look.

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L’OREAL’S : https://www.amazon.co.uk/LOreal-Paris-Color-Riche-Eyeshadow/dp/B00M0F752O

CHANEL’S : https://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fragrance-beauty/makeup/p/eyes/eyeshadows/ombre-premiere-longwear-powder-eyeshadow-p176010.html#skuid-0176034

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Fake it ’til you make it

Rating ; Orange-you-glad we met; orange mitts, patchy bits, get glow-ver it. This is my tan-tastic top self-tanning product for a gentle tan without the tango look!

Inside scoop; no potato alert!  Ever noticed how most self-tan products leave a slightly odd sweet/potato-smell behind on the skin.  Over the years I think I’ve oddly grown to like it.  Well no more, now you can tan-over a new leaf with this no-orange, gently-developing self-tanner.

Vita liberata self tanhands This super-light cream-gel, absorbs in an instant & has it all for me.  Develops gently during the day, absorbs in an instant and you can get dressed in quick-time. My top tip for all-over even application is to rub a bit of baby oil / dry oil after you’ve applied it on elbows, knees and inside of your arms to help avoid any tell-tale streak lines.

https://www.vitaliberata.co.uk/shop/self-tan/fabulous-self-tanning-tinted-lotion-medium

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Fe-Line-Fabulous

Rating ; PURR-FECT cat eyes in a stroke; I know a product is good when somehow I’ve got 4 of them on the go at home, or maybe more like 7.  AND it costs way less than £10.

Inside scoop; There are ALOT of liquid eyeliner/penliners out there.  Some good, some not so good, some doomed to give you Gene Simmons from KISS eyes [not always a great look!].  This precision tip, no run, last-for-ages low-cost brush pen will give you cat-like eyes in an instant for a purr-fect finish every time.

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Flirty-flicky-fabulous eyes come no easier than this brush like pen.  Key is a light touch and a feather like tip.  This one by the clever folks @ soapnglory is my Number 1 for eyes in an instant.  Lifts / opens / widens and adds a touch on black flirt in a brush.  It seems to last for ages, dries quick-fast & never runs.

http://www.soapandglory.com/supercat

Comes in black, black oh yes and black. 2 pen sizes, but I recommend standard.  You can layer it up or dress it down, for me it’s an everyday staple, above my Monday morning look today, but for others maybe worth saving for the weekend and you can practise.

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