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I am a naughty girl with a bad habit... a bad habit for all things beautifying and seductively glamourous. Mr Tom Ford is my not so secret crush and don't get me started on the genius of Mad Men. So please join me in my expedition of Beautyland and all things deliciously decadent. And when I am not immersing myself in Beautyland I am imbuing myself in the world of Loving Kindness - Thai Yoga Massage. Please visit my blog Loving Kindness to explore this wonderful domain.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Lip lust

                  Collection 2000 Cherry Pop  NB Bleeds like a ******

Friday, 15 June 2012

Lark laments

You are familiar with the scenario - girl meets 'OMG - can't live without' product - product gets cruelly discontinued. The End of that beautiful affair.
Well in my life I have been 'abandoned' a few times by products that I believed was 'happily ever after'. Oh MAC Rubine how you haunt me ( that was the best matte rasberry reddy/pink ever).
Sorry, I digress. My sad lament today is for Becca's Bird of Paradise face gloss.
I've had my little compact for years and as I hit pan I know the end is near.
You see there are plenty of face highlighters, shimmers, glosses about but for me, this delievered that perfect wet, sheeny look without the excessive stickiness.
Summers won't be the same without it #sigh#.
It was discontinued last year and I was unable to stock up.
So farewell....
F x
You can see a detailed review HERE

                              What products have you loved and lost?

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Lip Lust

Illamasqua - Encounter lipstick with Maybelline Fatal Red

Love F x

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Foot fetish

This was originally going to be a longer post, however I have revision to do so this is a quickie.
So much for sunshine and warm weather in the UK, but to fool myself into thinking it's summer I headed for a pedicure at my local salon.

I shunned the citrus brights for a classic red with an added layer of glitter (not quite Dorothy's shoes... but nearly).
I brought along my own Illamasqua's nail varnish in Ruthless which I requested they layer on top Barry M 150 red glitter. I love the subtle twinkly efffect and at least I can say I have happy feet!

Illamasqua HERE
Barry M HERE

What nail colours/combinations are you flaunting this summer?
Love F x

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Lark Life - Cats!

You have seen the title of this post and are probably thinking  - warning - 'mad cat lady' alert.
Not far wrong.
You see I have always had cats (I grew up in a house that was pretty much a cat sanctuary) and well I love 'em!
I thought I'd introduce you to the feline family members  (Missy and Chowmein) and others sadly no longer with us (sniff).

Missy Poo!
Chow mein!    

Juicy Bruce RIP
Tuff puff RIP

Friday, 8 June 2012

When you are not the bride

Wedding season is upon us and even if we are not the bride, looking good is still a priority.
Now in the world of Asian (Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi) weddings there is no such thing as outdoing the bride. Everyone wants to look super glam, super made up and super duper really.
There is usually enough bling in the room to put Blackpool Pier illuminations to shame.
I am not a fan of dressing up like a Christmas tree to these events and certainly don't wear the whole colour wheel on my face - unlike some - I kid you not.
Duochrome shadows in such instances are great.
They give the vibe of several tones without looking garish.
MAC's Club is a favourite for this - especially layered over a black base it really intensifies the look.
The great thing about this shadow is that it is shot with brown so is very wearable, sultry and downright sexy!
Teamed with bronzed cheeks and nude (eek!) lips you are good to go.
This is a statement worth making.
I'd love to hear what looks you love for weddings and parties. Post a pic or two.

Love F x

Thursday, 7 June 2012

I didn't win the lottery but I did win these!

Now I am not the kind of gal who wins things (lottery, bingo or Scrabble... FYI I have never played bingo) but after posting some reviews on the Organic Surge website I was lucky to win some goodies.. the fab Five Bundle to be precise. I already use some of the products in the range and I love those (Daily Facial Wash, Gentle Meadow Hand & Nail Cream and Moisture Boost Shampoo), so to sample some others was a treat.
Here's what I won.

A quick low-down of the products:
Daily Facial Wash - gentle and non irritating /doesn't leave skin feeling tight or dry.
Tropical Bergamot Shower Gel - some may not like the fragrance, but not over powering. A good wake me up.
Spiced Lily Foaming Bath -  makes me want to fall asleep and drift off to exotic climes.
Gentle Meadow Body Lotion -  didn't think this would be hydrating/nourishing enough for me but I was proved wrong. I am a cocoa butter fan, really enjoyed using this and felt refreshing on the skin - good for hot/sticky days.
Blissful Daily Moisturiser - I did use this when it first launched in Boots, good for normal/sensitive skins - I need something a little more richer.

Overall, I am really impressed with the products. I love the ethos of the company - it does not use parabens, sls,and is free from harsh chemicals , and is so reasonably priced.

I would totally recommend checking out the range - whether your a teen getting serious about skincare or someone who loves to love their skin (in all its wholesome-ness). Discover HERE (limited two for three offer currently on).

Love F x

Mad Men inspired

Not a particularly original post I admit but I love the colour combination I used for this look.
All the products mentioned are very pigmented so I advise building up the colour gradually to achieve the intensity you like.
I love this look for summer days and it makes me happy!


 Skin:  Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF15
          MAC Select Moisturecover concealer
Eyes: Shu Uemura eyeshadow in ME Orange 250 (love this colour)
         MAC Blacktrack fluidline
Cheeks: MAC Salsa Rose (may not be available/or in Pro stores only)
Lips: MAC impassioned lipstick

I would love to know what summer looks you are rocking and the inspiration behind them.
Love F x

Monday, 4 June 2012

Jubilee face

It's bank holiday weekend here in the UK and thanks to Queenie it's a four day break... yayy!
Except true to Blighty weather it has been wet, cold and very grey... boo.
So to pull myself out of further glumness (purely weather related) I put on some slap and headed out to a party. It may have been a kiddies do, but the jubilation of the Jubilee was definately the focus.
I am mad for red lippy and Pixi's succulent lip twin in Poppy Red helped me to get in the mood.

                                                 The mug shot
P.S This colour is great for the cheeks too. Don't be scared by the colour as it blends beautifully. I prepped lips with No 7  Lip definer in Redd.
I'd love to know what makeup looks you lovely readers have been rocking for this holidays.
Love F x

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Recommended read

Heart warming and breaking at the same time.  Love F x

Lip lust

                                                        Pink Punch Maybelline