I know, I know. I don’t even particularly like Spring/ Summer. I’m definitely an Autumn/ Winter kinda gal. I like the weather cold, bleak and soggy (wait what?) like my soul. But I have to say that even I am starting to crave a shot of vitamin D right now and a little bit of sun and some bright colours might just do me the world of good. I suspect this phase will pass. In the mean time these are the bits and bobs that I’ve got my eye on.
The Marks & Spencer Limited Collection Multi Blush is adorable and I say that even as someone who oaths Valentines. The multi coloured heart and the twee cardboard packaging is just cute ok! Plus it’s only £6 so it would be a cheap pick me up for a miserable gray February day.
I’m slowly weaning myself off the dark, vampy berry lips I’ve been wearing all winter and I am starting to look at more cheerful options. Being a predictable creature I’m looking to corals/ orange tones to brighten my mood and my face. I like the 2 Revlon Lip Butters that I already own as easy to wear, chuck ‘em on and go products so I think the shade Tutti Fruiti could be a fun low maintenance option.
Yes I know I have a million dupes for these shades but damnit I want it anyway. I can’t even con myself into justifying it because it would be handy to have matte highlight, blending and a black shade all in the 1 palette because I have an empty MAC quad that I could fill with Blanc Type, Kid etc. Hopefully my lusting over the Urban Decay Naken Basics palette will end soon...
I simply adore the latest collection from Illamasqua. L’Imperfection is all about celebrating the things that may have been considered imperfections. It’s a fabulous positive makeup message and epitomises what I like to think makeup is about. It’s about having fun and embracing creativity, not trying to conform to an unreachable idea of perfection (she says clutching her under eye concealer like it’s the last tube on the planet). For me the stand outs from the collection are the Nail Varnish in Freckle (gorgeous quirky take on a nude nail but a touch pricey at £14.50) and the powder blush duo in Katie & Ambition (£26).
Finally I’ve been decorating the bedroom slowly and giving it a bit of a shabby chic feel. What can I say. I’m a total sheep. I think these scented candles from Ikea are gorgeous and at £4.25 for the two pack I reckon I can justify it!
What have you been lusting over of late?