It’s probably been the mildest October I can remember in a long time but be prepared for the turn! Embrace the cooler days with my pick of beauty must haves this Fall:
Wild Rose Beauty Balm £37, Neal’s Yard – A great beauty all rounder that I cannot recommend enough. It’s a rich cleanser, gentle exfoliant (when used with warm a muslin cloth) or deeply nourishing balm. I use it as an intense night moisturiser for when my skin needs that extra hydration.
Redken Diamond Oil £28.25, Feel Unique – Forget argan oil that just seems to sit on your hair. Try this new hair oil from Redken which comes in two strengths. It not only leaves your hair smooth and silky on the outside, it nourishes and really penetrates your hair from within without leaving any greasy residue. Frizz can go do one!
Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette £20, Debenhams – Create that three dimensional glow with this great palette. Bronzer to contour, blush and highlight. It’s all you’ll need!
Essie in Twin Sweater Set £5.95, Beverly Beaute – A vibrant crimson to stand out against the dull hues of Autumn.
I cannot stress enough the importance of using primer before applying any makeup. Especially in this heat wave we’re having! Not only will it help your makeup to stay put it will make your makeup appear more vibrant and clear. There are several products on the market but its best to ask for samples to see what works with your skin type but try to stick to ones that are light in consistency. Here is my pick of the best:
NARS Light Optimizing Primer SPF 15 £25, NARS
Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion £19, Debenhams
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Light £25, Smashbox UK
The POREfessional £24.50, Benefit
I’m using summer as an excuse. Yes, I know I live in London and that season doesn’t exist but I’m standing by it!
Chanel Pantos Sunglasses (A/W 2013), £219.00 Liberty
YouTube has always been a great source for makeup and hair tutorials but amongst the great ones are some really horrendous videos! I’ve been a makeup artist for a while now so over the years of scouring for tutorials I can now share with you the best of those. These girl’s are my favourites and there’s something for everybody!
Camila Coelho – MakeUpByCamila2 (She has a Portuguese channel too but started an English one about a year ago. Worth checking out her other channel too MakeUpByCamila)
Chloe Morello – ChloeMorello (She has the best eyebrows!)
Lyric Rochester – JamaicanMakeUpArtist (I love her accent, she’s so cute!)
Alli – MakeUpByAlli
Michelle Phan – MichellePhan
Radio Rooftop Bar
Nine Storey Atrium
I love a rooftop bar! Over the weekend I came across a new hotel (only opened in January) with the most impressive interior I have ever seen! The lobby opened out into the Marconi Lounge which is a cool almost space age looking bar. On the first floor is the Nine Storey Atrium, a stunning 80ft high skylight where hotel guests can enjoy a complimentary welcome drink at the champagne bar and the incredible projected moving images against the huge slanted glossy walls. At the top where the skylight meets the roof is the Radio Rooftop Bar and Restaurant. The views over London are impressive but especially when you can look down into the skylight from the 10th floor down to the 1st floor! Open until 3am, this just may be my new favourite bar!
ME London, 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
NARS have just released their new Satin Lip Pencils following on from the popular Velvet Gloss and Velvet Matte versions. Want!
NARS Satin Lip Pencils, £17.50 NARS
Sex and the City Afternoon Par-Tea, £38/£45 @ The Churchill, Hyatt Regency London
Fashionista’s Prêt-à-Portea, £39/£49/£55 @ The Berkeley
VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea, £30/£40/£42.50 @ Fifth Floor Harvey Nichols
Mad Hatter’s Tea, £5/£45 @ Sandersons Hotel
Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea, £50 @ Sanctum Soho Hotel