Beauty… 3 items you need in your life…

Beauty Needs


1. Chanel – Les Beiges, All-in-one healthy glow fluid – I had my makeup done at Chanel recently as she used this product on me. I have been in love ever since. I am not a foundation wearer and even struggle to wear tinted moisturiser. This formula is a mix between a tinted moisturiser and a BB cream. It has an SPF in it and it’s is just divine. It’s light coverage that really does smooth and light the skin. You can’t tell I’m wearing anything but I just look better.

2. Essie – Instant Dry Oil – I love having painted nails and with two kids I rarely find the time to paint them and wait for them to dry even with quick dry polish. At night I was always too tired and when they were sleeping I had other things to do and murphy’s law would state as soon as I sat down to do them or I had just finished they would wake. Not to mention that my mani’s never last that long. I wash my hands so often during the day and with the kids I am just really hard on my hands so it just never seemed worth it. Well…. enter Essie’s instant dry oil. It really does dry my nails in an instant so having to wait for your nails to dry is a thing of the past. I LOVE this product and now find myself with my nails polished all the time. YAY!

3. Chanel – Eau Douceur cleansing water – I am really quite lazy with my skincare routine. When this was introduced to me I instantly fell in love. You squirt it on to cotton makeup pads and wipe over your face. It removes all makeup and is gentle and cleansing on your skin. There is no need to additional cleansing. So no running water and a washer. I love it and find my skin has never been better because I am more consistent with my skincare.

So, anyone already use any of these? Any other awesome products I should know about?…


Navy nails… yay or nay

What do you think?…


I’m loving navy nails this Winter… I’m loving them as either a mani or a pedi…

Here are some navy shades to try…

Navy Nails... Yes or No?


1. OPI – Light my Sapphire | 2. Chanel – Blue Satin | 3. Bobbi Brown – Navy | 4. Essie – Midnight Cami | 5. OPI – Russian Navy | 6. Giorgio Armani | 7. Revlon – Urban | 8. OPI – I saw… U saw… We saw… Warsaw

I really want to hear what you think? Yay or Nay? Tried it before?


The Little Black Jacket…

I can’t wait for this to come out…its release date is August 25, 2012. It’s available for pre order here

The book description on Amazon says..

This book is Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld’s reinterpretation of Chanel’s iconic little black jacket. Lagerfeld has redesigned the jacket, transforming it into a modern, adaptable garment to be worn by both sexes of all ages. The Little Black Jacket contains Lagerfeld’s photographs of celebrities wearing the jacket with individual flair – sometimes classic, sometimes irreverent, but always Chanel – and each styled by Carine Roitfeld. A range of accomplished actors, musicians, designers, models, writers and directors gets the little black jacket treatment, including Claudia Schiffer, Uma Thurman, Kanye West, Tilda Swinton, Baptiste Giabiconi, Yoko Ono and Sarah Jessica Parker. This book shows the astounding versatility of Chanel’s vision in Lagerfeld’s hands, and ensures the little black jacket’s future as a timeless classic.

Will you be buying a copy? 


A slight obsession…

I was cleaning out one of my bags today and these were all in there……needless to say I think I have an obsession with all things lipstick, lipgloss and lip balm..

Image: Jessica Flett

Image: Jessica Flett

These are some of my favourites. They are all pink, soft and the glosses are very sheer.

I have been a fan of the Stila lip glaze for a long time. I have them in several colours but these are the two I use the most – Strawberry and Apricot. You can find them here.

My latest lip balm crush is Christian Dior’s Creme de Rose. Mentioned previously here. I love the creaminess of it and the beautiful rose smell.

The little Chanel is the divine Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle. It is a lovely pink and the lipstick has a nice light texture. Find it here.

The M.A.C is Lustre lipstick in Syrup. I was given this by a close girlfriend when I was Bridesmaid for her 4 years ago and I have been wearing it ever since. It is the perfect dusty pink that you can wear with everything. You can find it here.

As mentioned previously here I am a recent fan of the YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy lipstick in succulent pomegranate #4. I love how sheer the colour is and the choice is yours to wear it sheer or build up the layers for a stronger effect. You can get the range here and here

The Bobbi Brown Lip Glosses are great. They are nice and thick but still sheer and not too sticky. They also don’t dry my lips out too much which is a huge plus as I have a big problem with many glosses and lipsticks for that reason. The ones I have and are pictured above are Popsicle and Marina Pink.

Do any of you have a borderline obsession with all things Lipstick, balm and gloss like I do? If not do you have any other make-up obsessions? I’d love to hear about them.