Here are some beauty products I use, which have really become some of my favourite staple items.
Coco Chanel mademoiselle
Love this! It’s a long term favourite of mine. It has a classy scent… not too sweet, not too overwhelming, but potent enough to get noticed! I get a lot compliments from both men and women when I wear this.
Revlon colorstsay foundation
I recently came across this and love it. It gives me great coverage and a nice oil free finish. I mix the the caramel and the cappuccino colours to get my blend. It comes in many different shades for most skin tones. I have combination skin, so I use this formula. A nice liquid foundation, which is also very easy on the wallet….
An oldie but a goodie. If you use the lotion and then apply some of the body spray, you get a longer lasting fresh scent. Love!
Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette
Recently bought this. The third in the Urban Decay Naked series of palettes. I love the metal outer case. I also have the first Naked palette. This palette has a great mixture of nice, bright, simple colours.
Have you used any of these? How do you find them?
I will add some more of my faves in a future post….
As the weather starts to change with the change of season, so does our style. I recently wore this outfit. I wanted to dress simple, comfortable and weather appropriate, so I decided on skinny jeans and a loose top. I’m often accused of wearing a lot of black, so I added this coral coloured number. The top has ‘cut outs’ on the inner sleeve, but it was difficult to capture in the photos.
Its so cliche…but so true. We can look gorgeous on the outside, but the true beauty comes from what is happening on the inside. What makes up this inner beauty? There may be many different answers and different opinions on this but ultimately I think we all have to discover and work on our own inner beauty.
I believe the fundamentals should be a gentle spirit, compassion, be slow to speak, quick to listen, kindness, joy, love, generosity and confidence. Your words should not cut through the delicate layers of another individual.
Remember the film Shallow Hal? If we don’t have the inner beautiful going on, we might as well forget the external physical beautiful. Sometimes the most beautiful thing about a person is when they don’t even realise how beautiful they are physically.
I love trying out new beauty products, makeup, developing my style etc, but my inner beauty is just as important, if not more so. I think we can all work on a few of these things, myself included. At the end of the day we are all a work in progress.
I recently picked up these beauts. They were a steal on sale from Nine West in House of Fraser. The price tag was £59 reduced from £105.
Open toe high heels with the side buckle detailing. They will go very nice with some of my outfits.
When you look for shoes, do you go for style or comfort? Which is more important? I have a friend who will always go for style over comfort and her feet are paying for it now!
Now I know we have all experienced that feeling when you see a pair of shoes that give you palpitations, sweaty palms and generally get you over excited. They would usually have a killer heel and sometimes a killer price tag. They felt a bit tight in the shop, but you thought “I’ll work it”. When you buy and wear them, you feel super sexy. You leave your house with your head held high, with poise and class…untouchable.
Fast forward a few hours later after dancing, socialising etc and you will find that you’re now walking with your back hunched over, knees knocked together and taking pigeon steps. This is because those same beloved shoes are attacking your feet!! You look down at them and your toes look like they have been taken hostage. The class, poise and general “togetherness” have gone and you have a corn that wasn’t there before. You wish you had on those comfortable soft slippers waiting for you at home..lol.
Style or comfort?
I personally aim for both, for the reasons I just mentioned, but if I had to choose I’m afraid…its comfort. I have suffered in the past. To combat this problem I sometimes bring a pair of foldable, cotton flat ballet pumps out with me which can easily fit in my bag. You can find many shoes which provide both style and comfort, you just have to find the right retailer.
The shoes in this post are an example. They look stylish, but the heel is wearable and not so narrow and high, so they provide stability and help me with my not so narrow feet. I sound like an old woman I know, but these things are important…..lol
So which is it…style or comfort? Please leave your comments, like and share.