Winter hues

I love winter, the cooler weather works better for my European blood. Plus there’s coats and scarves galore! In my opinion fashion and trends really shine in winter, mainly because I love wearing that season of clothing/trends. The one thing that never seems to shift are winter hues in lipstick, they’re always deep and dark, mainly consisting of reds and plums.

I’ve taken some photos of my favourite winter hue lipsticks in my current collection for you.

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I prefer to wear minimal makeup with darker lipsticks, unless it’s a big event. I find heavy makeup either takes the attention away from the lipstick or I look too over-done.

I can see my winter hue lipstick collection growing this year, what do you recommend?

❤ MJG

Winter hues

Sample to full sized

I love samples, who doesn’t?! Especially if you want to test something out you have a feeling you might love. I was quite lucky in 2014 and received a lot of samples that year, not only from my The Parcel subscription but from other circumstances as well. I’m not really one to ask for samples in stores, but in 2015 I shall learn to conquer that fear! Anyway, to the point. I have fallen in love with some samples I have, so much so I want to purchase them full size.

IMG_4480Urban Decay Setting Spray. What can I say, this makes my makeup last all day with minimal touch-ups. It doesn’t stink and dries fast on my skin. It’s perfect for the climate I live in and I feel I cannot live without it! It shall forever have a spot in my beauty collection.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. This lives up to it’s impressive hype. My skin feels so soft and supple the morning after I use it. It’s such an expensive item that I only use it twice a week, I feel that’s all my skin needs. I’ve never tried a serum that has compared to this and I can see why it has an exorbitant price tag. My skins ageing has slowed greatly since using this, and anything that helps me hold onto my youth deserves bonus points to me!

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye. Similar to the serum but this is targeted to the eyes. My dark circles, puffiness and fine lines have greatly decreased since using this. Again and exorbitant price tag but it actually works! Only a tiny amount is needed and I just think it’s simply divine.

Too Faced Primed & Poreless. After much deliberation I’ve decided this is my new love. It helps to create a flawless canvas for my foundation to sit on and also helps it last longer on my skin throughout the day. I use it more for night time or weekend wear as I have a daytime SPF primer I use for that purpose. It’s not that expensive and a little goes a long way.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel. Now I’ve cheated with this one as I actually have a full sized tube in my acrylic drawers. However it deserved an honourable mention! I have never found a brow product I’ve never been more in love with. I use it every day and it makes my brows look polished and perfect all day.

Sephora Outrageous Curl Mascara. I actually have one of these full sized coming to me from the USA. Cheating again, but technically I don’t have it yet 😛 To me it’s similar to Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, yet it doesn’t clump at all and is more wet. I have a sample sized Too Faced BTS mascara but it dried up after a few weeks of using it, which you can imagine didn’t impress me. It’s not waterproof and creates such lovely long, thick and curly lashes on me. I think I’m also falling in love with “comb” mascara wands rather than the traditional brush ones.

Benefit the Porefessional. Using this with the Too Faced Primed & Poreless is a match made in heaven! It helps to fill my salada face and create a smooooooth canvas. I love it and so do millions of people! I suggest you get a sample size and try it out! Oh and it’s another affordable primer.

Buxom Lip Cream in White Russian. Who would’ve thought that I fell in love with a LIPGLOSS. It smells like lolly heaven and it’s minty tingly sensation is addictive. It’s perfect over everything or just by itself. Because it’s super thick and not so tacky it lasts for ages on my lips. I can see why this is a cult favourite and I want to own allllll the colours!

2015 will bring some interesting purchases for me, I cannot wait!

❤ MJG

ps – this is my 100th blog post! Thank you to all my followers, I’m almost at 50!

Sample to full sized