I don’t think I’ve ever done a post about what beauty products I usually use in the morning, so I think this is a good time as any other. As you can see on the picture below, there’s a good variety of products – but trust me, there’s loads more where those came from. Recently I was having a conversation with a good friend, she says that it seems that the plethora of products, potions and powders only tends to increase. I find that to be true, not sure if a consequence of getting older and being more interested in makeup than I was when I was younger. Maybe I feel the need to disguise imperfections a bit more, maybe I’m more permeable to product adverts or look books, who knows. The fact is, I don’t like getting out of the house without some makeup on (although I do that on occasion, as sometimes going to the office doesn’t register as worthy of that effort every day), As such, here’s a glimpse into my beauty routine.
Before Christmas I attended one of the most interesting events I’ve been to so far, to launch a few new products by Paul & Joe Beauté.
Who hasn’t at least heard of this brand? Between the amazing packaging design they’ve been consistently putting out (remember the cat shaped lipsticks?) and the good quality of their products, it’s no wonder that it’s so popular. This was an unusual event because we had not only the chance to see the new SS15 collection first hand but also saw Paul & Joe‘s Artistic Beauty Director & Global Make-up Artist Craig-Ryan French perform his art and teach us about eyebrow styling.
Happiness can be a lot of things. the unexpected kindness of a stranger, good news from a friend… but those cannot be photographed. So for this post, I have chosen to show you nice things that have made me happy lately.
One of the cutest makeup sets I’ve ever owned, by Pupa.
A pair of hot pink satin killer heels from Reiss. Hurry! You can still get them here, on sale!
Mr Tibbs’ smile.
A lovely 60’s poppy dress and a Welsh tapestry cape I got from a blog sale.
Finding vintage items with the original tag still on.
My beautiful gauzy original Biba, via Kinky Melon’s Retro Boutique.
How about you? What has made you happy lately?