Thursday, 20 November 2014

Current Favourites: Bourjois Rouge Velvets

Grand-Cru / Nude-ist / Frambourjoise 

I’ve had Bourjois Rouge Velvets for quite a while now but I’ve never blogged about them. They were covered pretty well by most blogs on their launch and have gone on to become a firm beauty favourite. I really get why. They’re easy to apply and last for absolutely ages. Nude-ist is the perfect nude for my lips, it’s just a shade darker than my natural lip colour, and it’s perfect. It’s definitely one of my favourite lip products that I’ll definitely repurchase. Frambourjoise is a beautiful red-pink and again I absolutely love this. It really helps brightens up my complexion. And finally is Grand-Cru, unfortunately it doesn’t swatch brilliantly but it looks amazing on the lips, it’s a stunning cool toned burgundy, the perfect winter shade. 

The only problem some might have with these is that they’re a bit drying on the lips as they set to a matte finish when dry. But if you can handle this type of product on your lips I HIGHLY recommend them. These are great lip products for a very reasonable price. Bourjois Rouge Velvets are very similar to Guerlain Rouge L'Extrait but MUCH cheaper.


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

Slowly but surely I'm starting to find my way back into the world. Giving birth almost 10 months ago really had knocked me for six. I've only recently started to feel like myself. It's taken longer than normal because I have a disability and we went through a traumatic labour. I have blogged about Edinburgh Farmers' Market before, but not framed by these circumstances.

The farmers' market is located in the shadow of the castle ( did you know Edinburgh castle is built on an extinct volcano?). It's at an ideal location for someone with walking difficulties as there's a car park right next to it. This is a God send in Edinburgh with all its winding, cobbled streets and surprise inclines. It really is a difficult city to navigate if you're disabled and the parking is extortionate. So the market is perfect for a little day out. It has an array of food and drink stalls, and other assorted goods such as handmade soaps. I bought ginormous meringues, brownies ( double chocolate, they defeated me) and feta cheese tarts. It's not the cheapest but it is always good.

The last photo is of what I wore. The jumper is from fashion union, available from here or here Under it is a mock shirt from Cos, available here 

Oh and it isn't long until the Christmas markets start, woo!

Have you got a favourite market to go to?


Edinburgh Farmers' Market

Edinburgh at Christmas 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

The Hambledon Nutcracker Advent Jewellery Box

(all images from The Hambledon: source)

I've seen a lot of different advent calendars this year ranging from Lego (link) , to whisky (link) to beauty (link) but this Nutcracker Advent Jewellery Box is one of my favourites. Both it's concept and design are utterly charming. There are 23 charms and a silver bracelet behind the doors, and it also comes in at a very reasonable £16. It's available from The Hambledon.


The Hambledon

Will you be treating yourself to an advent calendar this year?

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