A few months ago I was kindly gifted the new Jimmy Choo Exotic* for 2014 by Fragrance Direct. To my surprise (I'm very picky over perfumes) it's quickly become one of my favourite and go-to perfumes. The packaging as you can see is the classic Jimmy Choo grenade shaped perfume, this time in a vibrate orangey-red, it really sticks out in your collection.
I leave for Turkey in 5 days, and consequently my brain has turned to all things holiday. I personally love packing and I love flying, so packing my inflight bag is my favourite part of pre-holiday preparation - to the point where I've already planned what I'm taking 5 days before hand. So today I'm letting my packing obsessed self take over the blog and show you my essentials for travelling.
Never try to take outfit photos in heels on soggy ground. You will sink. And there will be a million photos of you falling over. And your evil cat will take this as an opportunity to start nibbling on your leg.
Can I just say well done to all the bloggers who take photos throughout the winter months? Even with the steadily improving British weather I will was freezing my bits off today trying to take these photos. I was also joined by an ice cream van half way through taking these photos, which seemed wildly inappropriate given the weather, and also resulted in swarms of people staring at me and my camera whilst purchasing their ice creams. The worst part? I didn't even have money on me to buy myself one.
Today's review is going to be on a product I've been loving recently; the Maybelline age rewind concealer. This concealer boasts an 'active formula and micro-corrector applicator' that 'erase dark circles, puffiness and fine lines easily', which is basically a fancy was to say "look! it has a sponge!". The 'active formula' it mentions contains Haloxyl, a combination of active ingredients attributed to absorbing coloured blood pigments (ew) in the skin, aka dark circles, and firming and toning the eye area. All things that are generally awesome in an under eye concealer.
I was inspired recently whilst playing about with makeup by the Chanel SS/14 makeup (which you can see here, if you haven't already - it's beautiful). The look's a fairly simple one, super bold winged eyeliner (which I chose to do with gel eyeliner to replicate the matte look) with winged out mixed glitter underneath. And it's super pretty - although I'm not sure my dad thinks so, "what's happened to your eyes" were his exact words when I facetimed him earlier. Probably not the most suitable look for day to day wear, but very pretty for when you're feeling something a little more 'out there'. Keep reading if you want to know what I created this look with.