Monday, 24 November 2014

Lancôme French Idole: an Autumn Look

Lancome French Idole Look
I've been running a bit behind with the Autumn collections dance - so while Christmas collections are already rolling out, I'm still rocking the Autumn vibe. It also helps that there are only a handful of Christmas collections I actually like - last season (well, this season actually) held many more gems. Lancôme played with amethyst and golden green shades for their French Idole collection, an ode to the modern and effortlessly chic Parisienne. Judging on some pictures I found online the collection looks a little different in the US (although the shades in the main palette are the same) so what you're seeing is the European version of things. I went all out with this palette - nothing beats a good dose of gold(en green)!

Friday, 21 November 2014

I did it again.. Yankee Candle haul

I did it again.. Yankee Candle Haul
Me? A little fragranced candle crazy? No way.. Or yes way? I discovered the joy of the scented candle and now there's no turning back - I have them in every room of my apartment. That obsessed. I went Christmas shopping to a local British store (that's how much I miss the UK sometimes) and they always have a good stock of seasonal Yankee candles. Next to Bath & Body Works, Yankee Candle is definitely my favourite candle brand. I don't always have the funds to buy full sized candles so I often buy these smaller ones - I otherwise might go broke. So that's what I did when I just couldn't choose..

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Quick Daily Look with Dior Cuir Cannage

Quick Daily Look with Dior Cuir Cannage
My most used palette of all the Autumn palettes is definitely Dior's Cuir Cannage. It's a very warm neutral palette that is perfect to use on a daily basis, mainly because the shades are pretty safe but still versatile enough so you can amp it up to a full on smokey look in the evening. I've been wearing this palette a lot using just two of the shades and blending them together for a soft gradual look with slightly emphasised crease. This eye look takes more or less one minute per eye - so this is the perfect daily look for whenever you're running late but still want to add some fancy colour to your eyes.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday Favourites #3

Sunday Favourites #3
I'm back to dish about some of my favourites from this past week. I skipped last week's favourites post as I urgently wanted to tell you about the greatness of Burberry lippies (read all about that here), but this week I insisted on doing the favourites thing again because I've had a great week. I had a week off and filled it with long Autumn walks, family time, girlfriend brunches and.. Disneyland Paris! As I'm typing this I'm feeling not too well with a woozy headache, a bad cough and a painful chest - but looking back at the past week makes me feel all warm and fuzzy again.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Fresh Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes
Yesterday me and the girls did a DIY brunch and we all made something to bring to the table. I went for delicious fresh pumpkin pancakes, which made me remember that I've had some pictures ready for a blogpost on these for the longest time. I love baking and cooking with pumpkin - it's definitely one of my very favourite vegetables! I've tried using canned pumpkin once, but that wasn't that big of a success.. I like making my own pumpkin puree with fresh vegetables. It does take some preparation time, but it's well worth the time, I promise..