Friday, 30 January 2015

The New Additions

I know Christmas wasn't that long ago, but I've been doing quite a bit of shopping and picking up some bits that have been on my wish list for some time. January is such a depressing month for many of us - It waves good bye to Christmas ( my favourite time of year) and welcomes cold gloomy days with nothing to look forward to till spring. So I thought what better time to treat myself and escape the January blues with a few new beauty purchases?!

Tom Ford Sable Smoke - Tom ford lipsticks are the height of luxury and this shade has easily become one of my all time favourite nudes. The packaging and formula are everything you expect from a high end brand making this lipstick one of the most creamiest, pigmented and comfortable ones I own. You can read my review with swatches here.

Hermes Des Merveilles - not some much a new addition but a repurchase. This is my all time favourite perfume. If I had a signature scent, this would be it. It's peppery and warm but with a freshness that makes it a really unique fragrance to have. Every time I wear this someone always compliments me, and since I first got it 6 years ago it has remained one of my all time favourites scents.

Armani Eyes to Kill Silk Eye shadow- I don't know why I bought these but I had some vouchers to use up and the name stuck in my head as something I needed in my life. I haven't tried anything from the Armani beauty line and the shades looked absolutely stunning and unlike anything I own. I got the shades 27 - a silver pewter with flecks of red. And shade 2 which is a black with red flecks encased in it.
They're a pressed pigment which look beautifully and interesting in the pot, and having only played around with them a few times I'm sitting on the fence at whether or not they're worth the money. I'll keep you posted.

Shu Uemura Eye Lash Curlers - I've heard all the hype around these saying they're the best eye lash curlers on the market, and since having my eyelash extensions removed I noticed how straight my lashes have become, so decided to see if these really live up to the name.
I don't know what makes them different from cheaper brands but they really are! They curl the lashes with ease, and what makes them even better is they hold the curl - something I found budget brands don't do!

Lorac Pro Palette. I've been wanting to get my hands on this for ages, but unfortunately it's not ready available here in the UK so I got mine from Roses Beauty Store. I had to pay more than I would of if bought from the states, but in my mind it was worth it just to finally have it in my possession. The shadows are buttery soft and deliver fantastic pigmentation which blends out seamlessly with little fall out. The colour selection in the palette is everything a neutral lover would want, and with the added bonus of a few coloured shades to play around with. Since getting this I haven't touched my MAC palette and now fear I need the Lorac 2 in my life! *sobs at my dwindling bank account*
Have you tried any of these out? What beauty buys are on your shopping list?


  1. Everything you've picked up is gorgeous! January is such a bleh month. Happy you've been able to treat yourself to some goodies. :)

  2. Been dying to buy the Lorac Pro Palette. So pretty and versatile. What about the Shu Uemura eyelash curlers? Are they actually worth the price tag or are they just the same as cheaper ones? I'm always wondering about that. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  3. Oooo that Tom Ford lipstick looks good! That is currently on my wishlist! Cannot wait! Xxx

  4. Lovely post Lou, I have a few of the ETK shadows and I barely ever use them. My tip is to store the upside down tho because they dry out fast-and also to keep the little plastic 'stopper' in the pan as it helps keep the pigment together

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict


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