Beauty on the go

I spend a good proportion of my life on trains. So much so I know a couple of the refreshment vendors on a first name basis, blimey. I actually enjoy being on trains, it gives me half an hour or so to gather my thoughts, look at my emails (yeah i’m lying I really mean Facebook) and most importantly DO MY MAKE UP. I know i’m not the only one here ladies, I see you all with your compacts and careful mascara work.

So when your on the move, don’t let you make up bag weigh you down. Pick your most compact, day wear friendly, multi-use products you have. Honestly it’s not as hard as it sounds, as you can see below.

Sleek contouring and blush palette in Medium, Soap and Glory Trick and Treatment under eye concealer, Maybelline Colossal volume Cat Eyes, ModelCo illusion lip liner in nude, The Body Shop All-In-One BB Crean (03) and The Body shop Born Lippy lip balm in Pink Berry

Sleek contouring and blush palette in Medium, Soap and Glory Trick and Treatment under eye concealer, Maybelline Colossal volume Cat Eyes, ModelCo illusion lip liner in nude, The Body Shop All-In-One BB Crean (03) Rimmel waterproof liquid liner (black) and The Body shop Born Lippy lip balm in Pink Berry

The finished product!

The finished product!

The trick is to make sure every base is covered eyes, lips, and face. And if its not covered, think of alternatives. Like if I don’t bring my Benefit browzings kit to work one day, i will put a tiny bit of mascara in my brows to darken them. Things like The Body Shop all in one BB Cream are great because there is no need to cram your moisturiser in there too!

So ladies, does your bag need taking down a peg or two??

Until next time 🙂 xxxxx

The StyleDriven Love Story

First of all, apologies for being so…well….lame. I have recently started a new job and just when I thought I was getting back into the swing of things, my bag got stolen which had my beloved digital camera in, my phone..and basically my whole life!

But onwards and upwards, I’m back on track and so glad to be writing about beauty again! Please excuse the lack of non editorial pictures, when I get a new camera I will more than make up for it!

So, my beautiful sister got married recently, so I was lucky enough to have a make-over with a great MAC make-up artist who did a great job. But while the theme was very natural and soft, I couldn’t help but notice the StyleDriven range….the Pro longwear Lipcremes in particular.

With Long wear technology, this range really does what it says on the tin…but in all honesty, i was more drawn to the bright pink lipstick (Love Forever!)…it was like love at first sight. I had been looking for a bright pink, semi matte lipstick for over a month now, and just like fate, there it was…(don’t judge me, make up gets me excited!)

I had already spent my months wages on wedding make-up, so with an emotional goodbye, I parted with my new love and hoped we would meet again.

Luckily my friends are just as make-up mad as me, and my love friend Bea treated me to the lipstick about a week later…we haven’t been apart since…true love!

Don’t get me wrong, I love my gloss and other..shall we say..timid shades..but this one is a keeper, a lovely semi matte finish and true pigment colour. Goes perfectly with false lashes and thick liquid liner for that 50’s inspired look or to complement a delicate smokey eye.

So now I have shared my new love with you, it’s time to find yours, the range has over 12 shades to choose from, as well as a complete eye shadow range, super long lasting lip liners and new shades of pro-longwear lipglass for those who are still addicted to the glossier side of life.

and they lived happily ever after 🙂 xx Until next time xx

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