Monday, 28 October 2013

Be Decisive

de·ci·sive (d-ssv)
1. Having the power to decide; conclusive.
2. Characterized by decision and firmness; resolute.
3. Beyond doubt; unmistakable: a decisive defeat.

Vintage, classic, rock and roll, period, of an era; however you put it there is something truly beautiful about a red lip and I know that I am not alone in my love of them. I thought I'd share with you a fabulous red that I have been wearing over the past few weeks...

Friday, 25 October 2013

The Cat's Whiskers

So many of the face paint options available on the high street and in supermarkets take the form of crayons or pencils. Generally at the cheaper end of the market, these are a great choice for those of you who aren't to handy with a paint brush, however they are not without their toxic ingredients. There is another pocket money priced product out there however that is free from the heavy metals and synthetics...

Monday, 21 October 2013

Behind The Brand: Dr Hauschka

With a history that spans over forty-five years, Dr Hauschka Skincare is truly a stalwart of natural beauty. The first organic brand I found with any regularity in the pro make-up and department stores, Dr Hauschka offer a range of Skincare and cosmetics based on a holistic philosophy.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Angel or Demon?

This post brings you another of my non-toxic face paint finds. I actually discovered these by mistake when browsing the Internet for something else (don't you love it when that happens?!) and so promptly placed an order...

Monday, 14 October 2013

Love: Fresh & Flawless by ECOTOOLS

A collection that has caught my eye in recent weeks is the new Fresh & Flawless Complexion Set from the high street friendly, masters of the bamboo brush - ECOTOOLS.

Friday, 11 October 2013

Lions & Tigers & Bears...

Last week I highlighted the worrying issue of heavy metals in some face paints and theatrical make-up products. As promised, here is the first of my follow-up posts (in plenty of time for halloween) on natural alternatives to conventional face paints.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Top Five: Orange shadows

One of the eye colours that reigned the catwalks at this the Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion weeks is orange. Whether from the runways of Givenchy and Altuzarra, it was worn simply; a wash over the lids into the crease or lining the undereye.

Possibly not the first choice for most of us but whether it's down to the tone, the way you apply it or simply how daring you are, believe it or not orange eyeshadow can be a very wearable colour. Why not give it a go?

Friday, 4 October 2013


Last months post on my Top Five Metallic Eyeliners was definitely inspired by this next product. A liquid liner that has seen much use of late and is always one of the first liners I go to if I want something a little more special than the traditional blacks and browns...

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Painting Faces

As the evenings draw in thoughts are turning to Autumn and all that it brings. I love this time of year and one of the highlights for me is the Halloween celebrations just a little under a month away.

Face Painting comes part and parcel with halloween fancy dress for both children and adults alike and, without a daub of fake blood or a few well appointed lines, the fright factor of the costume can be somewhat lessened (especially if you are 6 years old!). Hidden amongst all the ghosts and goblins however there are some truly frightening face painting facts that are all to frequently overlooked...