Make Me Up!

I am on a never-ending quest for that ever elusive magical make up. I’ve found a couple of products that come pretty close, these are just some of my current favourites;

Lancome Teinte Miracle Foundation

This is a very new addition to my make up bag. It happened after I put a call out over Twitter for foundation recommendations. The gorgeous Maria from Crashing Red came to my rescue and said that this was the best she had found. After a trial, I decided that she was absolutely right! It provides a beautiful medium coverage and has a lovely silky finish.

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat

I started using this years ago to help cover my dark circles. I use it very sparingly now, usually when I’ve had a few sleepless nights and really need a bit of extra help, or if I have a special occasion.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers

These eyelash curlers are a favourite among many make up artists, so I’ve been using them for the past few years.  My eyelashes need lots of help, and these curlers seem to do the trick pretty well. (Although I could always use more help in this department!).

Lancome Hynose Mascara

As I just mentioned, I need lots of help in the eyelash area, and this mascara works quite well. With other brands, I seem to have a problem with the mascara transferring onto the top of my eyelids (is it just me that this happens to?) but this one behaves itself and stays put. I am always looking for an amazing new mascara if anyone can recommend one.

Loreal Colour Riche Lipstick in Freshly Candy

Australian beauty queen Zoe Foster recommended this lipstick in her book Amazing Face, and so of course I went searching for it. It is a lovely fresh shade of pink and is perfect for during the day, or at night with a slick of gloss.

MAC Eyeshadow in Phloof

Another make up staple that I’ve been using for years, this is a great base colour and a touch of this on the ‘v’ on the inner corner of your eyes really opens them up and makes them pop! (I read this somewhere in a magazine, so it must be true, right?).

What are your all time favourite make up staples?

Have you discovered any amazing products recently?

Please share your tips, tricks and favourite products!


A few of my favourite things….

 La Vie en Rose Art Print

I found this print online and immediately loved it. I thought it was perfect for Little Miss’s room and I absolutely adore the sentiment.

I wish for her to always see life, people and situations through rose coloured lenses.

You can find this beautiful art print here.

Lancome Juicy Tubes in Melon

I’m a lip gloss addict. I love it and wear it each and every day.  I really enjoy discovering new glosses, but Lancome Juicy Tubes in Melon is one that I keep coming back to time and time again.  It has a great consistency, colour and the melony taste and smell is just too delicious!  You can order Lancome Juicy Tubes in Melon here.

The Body Shop: Japanese Cherry Blossom Shower Gel

This shower gel was a gift from a very dear friend, and I’ve loved it ever since.  It has a beautiful clean, fresh fragrance and is amazingly soap free.  This is my 5 minutes of happy every morning and night.  You can find this and a whole array of other Japanese Cherry Blossom products at the Body Shop or online here.

 Charbonnel et Walker Pink Champagne Truffles

These were yet another gift from a gorgeous friend. They are exquisitely packaged and are a delightfully decadent indulgence or a very special gift. You can find them at David Jones or online here.

What are a few of your favourite things?   

What’s your 5 minutes of happy every day?