Sunday, 11 April 2010

Nail colour of the week

I've done my own nails this week. I know, how on earth did I cope?! And with the sun properly shining and spring here at last, I decided to go for Movers and Shakers by Essie. It's a very bright pink that I bought for my toes but is actually much nicer on fingers.

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energising Mask

I bought this last week after blogging about it. It was sold out in Harvey Nichols. So trusty Peter Jones did me proud.

I am not going to beat around the bush, it's fantastic. My skin is glowing, pores are minimised and I am completely sold. You put it on instead of cleansing (although I wouldn't put it on top of make up) and it's a sort of coral gel. Then it foams up on your skin and turns white and bubbles. It's quite fun. You leave it on for 5 minutes and then rinse off.

I've used it twice since Monday (it says up to three times a week) and my skin really does look good. It is very expensive but you hardly need any so I think it will last a long time.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Things I want but didn't realise it until today

I have a confession to make. On Saturdays I buy The Daily Telegraph. Not for the news, not for the right-wing polemic, not even for the fashion. No, I buy it for the cryptic crossword. All that paper (and there are loads of sections) just for one little crossword. Why don't I do it online? Because I like to hold a folded up newspaper when I do a crossword. I'm old-fashioned like that.

What has this to do with beauty? Well, I always read the magazine that comes with it. The first 6 pages or so are good. Mary Portas critiques a shop (surely a job that, by rights, should be mine?) and they have a Fashion & Beauty page. And to this I turned in my bath earlier to be confronted with two things I need.

First up, Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask. Described thus by the reviewer: "One of the hardest working masks I have used, this is rich in vitamin C and lightens, brightens and tightens skin after one application." Yup, I need it.

Then I read this... Givenchy Printed Lip Pens. "The perfect lip-dressing if you like statement colour without stand-out shine or sense of 'load' that lipstick can give." Got to love how beauty editors write haven't you? Oh, my lipstick is so loaded, what to do?! Anyway, I am intrigued and although my Chanel lipstick is still delivering the goods, I like to be alert for any must-have trends.

And now I don't feel so bad buying the Telegraph since I've shared this wisdom with you all as well.


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