This week its half term so I've been doing quite a lot of magazine catching up whilst the boys are off school. They've been whizzing about here there and everywhere and I've been catching up with Grazia, New Woman, Good Housekeeping and more. I've just realised we are now almost at the end of October, which means ... its nearly winter! And, there are "however many" weeks/days until Christmas so my children tell me (but I'm ignoring it until I have to deal with it). So, as I looked at my dressing table on Monday morning, in its usual higgledy piggledy state I thought I'd better make an effort with my make up, Monday morning was what I call a "pyjama day" where you want to stay in your PJ's all day and not go out, it was raining and very dark, so dark in fact, that I had to put my little make up light on and made a mental note not to overdo the blusher for fear of ending up a bit too pink when I went outside! This has happened to me before and I end up furiously scrubbing it off my face guided by the rear view mirror in the car!
Berry Lips (Grazia)
|Dainty Doll Blush by Nicola Roberts|
I chose an autumnal eye colour, Astor Gold and brown/black mascara and a black/brown liner. I put my faithful Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts blush on (which is like a little bit of springtime on your face) and then had to ponder, which lipstick? Lipstick was definitely required, face too pale and tired to leave the house without it, but which one? The magazines I've been reading have been raving about winter berry colours, which I've been excited about for weeks because I love those deep colours but my favourite Olay one was discontinued years ago and I've failed every time I've tried to replace it. After much rummaging in various make up bags I found a Rimmel London long lasting lipstick, called Drop of Sherry so I popped that one on. With this lipstick, as well as being a lovely rich colour it is also long lasting and moisturising and tastes a bit like almonds. I'm not really sure why it was squirreled away in an old make up bag but I am glad I found it, it'll be at the easily available on my messy dressing table for the rest of the winter.
I've realised you can't go wrong with Rimmel London, the range, the colours, the cost, its pretty fantastic actually. Plus, they always have fabulous adverts and very well known models wearing the brand, if its good enough for Kate Moss then its good enough for me! I "liked" their facebook page the other day and even their posts that come through on my newsfeed are entertaining.
Anyway, I've been wearing Drop of Sherry every day since Monday but I am going to try some of the other berry colours that Grazia magazine and others are recommending. So watch this space for another berry review.
|Gold, by Astor|
|Lovely red nails (Revlon advert)|