My favourite things – January

Here’s my beauty and foodie favourites from January… There’s a few!

rimmel nudeimageRimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Nude EyelinerEek, what’s with the long product names? My super thoughtful friend lovely Caron sent me this from Aussie after reading my whinge in a blog post that Rimmel doesn’t sell this eyeliner shade in NZ (Kiwis:  But we can get it online). I know what you are thinking… “Why the heck do you use a nude eyeliner for??”  To wake up tired eyes, that’s why! You know when you are tired and the rims of your eyes go red?  Well, run a nude colour eyeliner on the waterline (i.e. your inner eye rim) and you are sorted: The red is neutralised back to ‘flesh colour’.   Because this pencil is waterproof it will last a lot longer on that part of your eye (‘coz it’s slightly damp). Genius. You can, incidentally, use a white eyeliner, but a nude shade is so much more natural looking.  Rimmel NZ: Please start stocking this shade!  Here’s a photo of me (right) wearing this eyeliner on my waterline.
Price: NZ$9 (from ASOS with free postage)


You really should get that line seen to…

Avon Clinical Anew Line Corrector Hydrating Cream with A-F333 blog reviewAbout three years ago a wonderful friend (who shall remain nameless) and I were bitching and moaning about the perils of aging, including the overnight onset of wrinkles. Not to be outdone by her whinging about her wrinkles I pointed to the crease running across the centre of my forehead.  “Oooooh yes”, she said, peering closer. “You really should get that seen to!”. Ouch!    I guess that serves me right for pointing it out in the first place!


Su (Makeover using the Naked Palette)

naked palette tutorialMeet Su. New Mum of one of the most gorgeous babies I’ve seen in a long time, talented marketing whizz kid (she designed my Beauty Foodie logo) and a great friend.

I wanted to do a look using the pinky/purple hues from my new Naked palette and Su, with her gorgeous blue eyes was the perfect model to showcase the colours (oh heck, and blue eyes makes a nice change from seeing my brown eyes  all the time, right?)


DIY Body Scrub – Great gift idea!

SAMSUNG CSCLooking for some last minute Christmas presents?  Not feeling brave enough to join the crowds and hit the shops? Or maybe your wallet is crying out ‘no more!’ Look no further than a super easy DIY body scrub! It’s bodylicious…. If you like scrubs from Lush, you’ll love these and they are a smidgen of the price! (more…)