Sunday Tittle Tattle: Treating Myself

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This week I have mainly been treating myself to things in an attempt to scrub up my appearance and look vaguely normal. For months I have been slobbing about in the same pair of trainers (or my one pair of available flip flops, if it’s hot) and I have been wearing the same two outfits on rotation. My hair roots were down to my ears.

So on Friday I paid a visit to Trevor Sorbie in Covent Garden to see my brilliant colourist, John Spanton, who blondes me or “caramels” me depending on what faddy notion I’m having at the time! I’ll be writing more about this visit, because John used a very intriguing new conditioning and strengthening treatment on my hair and it needs investigating, but for now, behold: I am very much blonder.

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And I love it – it feels very fresh and summery. I also had a bit of a trim and shape courtesy of Frederico – everything is now swishy and my dry ends are gone. New hair, new woman – I can’t tell you how much it has lifted my mood!

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On the lust-list: just about everything from Hush’s Autumn collection, which has just landed. In the photos above I’m wearing the Plaid Shirt, which is much thicker and warmer than your usual plaid shirt, but I am seriously hankering after the Cashmere Bea Jumper, the Contrast Rollneck (would look amazing with black skinny jeans) and the winter version of my beloved Star Pyjamas. Hush have 10% off this bank holiday with free delivery and returns – the code is AWXX15 and you can use it here.

I’ve had other treats (including these lovely Steve Madden boots) but I need to take photos of them and also decide whether the dresses I’ve bought are “keepers” or not. I’ll get back to you! No pet photos this week because the cat is still at my Mum’s and Dexter the dog moves too fast to catch, but if you want life and baby updates then they are all over on The Uphill.

Read about my embarrassing “when’s it due” situation in Tesco…

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The Cat-in-a-Box, The Sock Thief and The Cult Beauty Goody Bag.

cult beauty goody bag

1) Cult Beauty have kicked off March by launching a really lovely goody bag. It’s free when you spend £90 – easily done when you consider that Cult have their virtual shelves stocked to bursting with all manner of desirable and quirky items. They have also recently started stocking the gorgeous beauty brand Aurelia, who make one of my favourite cleansers and the most decadent dry body oil in town and they have Alpha-H, Emma Hardie, Verso, Jouer Cosmetics…

Beauty highlights inside the gift-with-purchase: full-size Grown Alchemist Hand Cream (£14), Oskia Renaissance Mask 15ml (approx £14), Omorovicza Night Cream 30ml (approx £30), Verso Day Cream 15ml (approx £24), full-size Odacité Glow Serum, £46 and a 30ml Eve Lom cleanser, worth around £16. A nice and hefty haul, even if you don’t include the makeup bag (not pictured), the GlamGlow eye masks, the Philip B shampoo and the “Wellness Bubbles”. Oh, and a Jouer Kabuki brush worth £11! You can read more about the goody bag and shop until you drop here – the bag is added automatically when you spend £90.

 Free gifts with purchase at Cult Beauty!

mr bear the british shorthair cat

2) I had a lovely quiet morning on Friday, sorting out my beauty samples ready for when I move house. (Temporarily moving house: we’re having ours renovated, which might sound mad considering I’m having a baby in early June, but there’s no way around it, we’re in too deep!) Whilst I sorted makeup into little boxes, Mr Bear sat and watched me from a bigger box and the dog trotted around the table bringing me various socks he had stolen from the laundry basket. My idea of a perfect morning, really…domestic bliss!

dexter the cockapoo

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Review, Ingredients, Swatches: Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil: Boosts Skin’s Radiance, Nourishes, Hydrates Skin

Billed as the “next generation of face oils” and formulated with patent pending microalgae oil, the Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil ($79.00) is said to “deliver the performance of a powerful anti-aging serum with the unique experience of an oil.” Algenist claims that it is “fast-absorbing and non-greasy, “ and that it “instantly replenishes the […]

Silver Holographic Makeup Tutorial

ud eyeshadow primer potion – eden
kat von d shade n light palette
mufe step 1 primer
bobbi brown bronzer golden light 1
mac blush – prism
becca hightlighter – moonstone
tarte shape tape – light
nars creamy concealer – custard
kat von d tattoo liner – trooper
kat von d foundations
colourpop eyeshadow – liberty
laura mercier translucent powder
nyx glitter glue
nyx lipliner – nude beige
colourpop liquid lipstick – chi

Beauty Bites: Getting Plump Lips

Hello Makeup Geeks and welcome to BEAUTY BITES! This is a new series full of quick tips to help you get out the door and on your way. Each video will focus on a different product that will help you on days you are in a rush but still want to look your best. 🙂

Today we will be looking at how to achieve that perfect pout everyone desires.  As we age our lips tend to thin and for some of us, we were born with thinner lips, but no matter how you got them hopefully these tips and tricks will have your lips looking luscious in not time.

White Liner

I know this may seem odd, but by lining the Cupid’s Bow with a white liner and blending it slightly, it will emphasize the upper lip giving it a fuller appearance. Some of my favorites are:

  • NYX Slim Eye Pencil in White – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • NARS Santa Monica Blvd. – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Rimmel London in Pure White – (Amazon) (eBay)

The BEST thing you can do to get the appearance of fuller lips is to wear a light color lipstick and a light lip gloss. Lip gloss will instantly make your lips look bigger because it reflects the light and bounces it off.  Some of my favorite lip glosses are:

  • Maybelline Color Sensational  #290 Flash of Pink –  (Amazon) (eBay)
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