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GOLD JEWELLERY

I wanted to dedicate this post to a few little pieces bringing me a lot of joy this month. On a recent trip to Melrose Trading post, I picked up some really sweet gold hoop earrings and my collection keeps growing. Since I cut my hair, i’ve become obsessed with gold hoop earrings in all shapes and sizes. I picked up an oval shape pair with a studded texture on them and a pair of slightly smaller hoops that combine three hoops in one that gather at the top of the earring. These were cheap as chips (two pairs for $5 to be exact) and I’m not going to lie, I could have easily bought more. When it comes to earrings I’m happy with cheaper metals, but for necklaces I do like to opt for a better quality finish, and one that stands the test of time.

I’ve long been a fan of Missoma Jewellery, in particular the Lucy Williams Roman Collection. I’ve always loved coin necklaces, and it’s only been in the past year that i’ve really got into mixing metals and introducing more gold pieces into my collection. I started with one piece from the collection and since then have bought two more. I just love the roman inspiration behind the collection, and there’s something very timeless about each piece. They also layer perfectly so I feel as though I can style up the pieces differently with every outfit. It’s also worth mentioning you get 10% off your first purchase when you shop online at Missoma.

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NEW BEAUTY BITS

In terms of makeup, Make Beauty has been Setting the bar high for exciting makeup launches, and after falling head over heels with their Dew Pots, I discovered the Make Custom Finish Effects Matte/Dew. The perfect little palette with one side for a colourless dewy sheen and the other side is a matte balm, which is perfect to mattify any unwanted shine, plus I love this to fill in fine lines around my eyes, and it’s a great way to refresh your concealer throughout the day if you do find concealer tends to crease on you.

I’ll admit I’m late to the party on this one, but can we please talk about Dior’s Diorific Khol Powder Lipstick possibly one of the most beautifully designed lipsticks i’ve ever seen! Talk about satisfyingly heavy, it’s a work of art, plus the lipstick itself is just as stunning inside as it is outside. This is style and substance I’m happy to report. I went for the shade Bold Amethyst a darker berry hue with a satin finish, which I’ve been loving. I’ve noticed since I cut my hair, i’ve really stepped out of my comfort zone and worn more shades of lipsticks that I usually wouldn’t reach for unless it was a special occasion.

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pretty little things

pretty little things

LUXE TOOLS

I love makeup, that’s a given, but brushes, well that gets me super excited! I appreciate the craftsmanship of a great makeup brush, and much like makeup, not only must it perform, it must feel good in my hand, it needs to be aesthetically pleasing. Great brushes are just as much apart of the overall experience of getting ready as putting on my makeup. There’s nothing worse than scratchy bristles that look and smell cheap. I prefer my brushes to look sophisticated, professional and simple, and these new brushes from Chanel are the DREAM! They are head to toe black which makes them very sexy indeed, yes I did just call makeup brushes sexy! The hair is soft and floats over the skin. They are pure luxury, and I love that Chanel has really modernised the shapes of the actual brush heads too, and how the hair is cut to a rounder more domed finish. These blend with ease, and make me feel fabulous every time I use them.

pretty little things

pretty little things

THE MANTRA

Last but not least is a gift from a friend who knows me well, a huge thanks to my Full Coverage Podcast Partner Lindsey for this awesome makeup bag. It fits so much in, i’m pleased to report this little bag has become a real work horse carrying all my makeup essentials as well as an obscene amount of lipsticks I have every intention of wearing but have yet to! Love me some Elizabeth Taylor, and if I had to have a mantra, the one on this makeup bag is one I will happily adopt. So there you have it, a few goodies making my February a little brighter.

Let me know the pieces getting out through the winter months. Photos by me using Olympus Pen F

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