I am a little bit of a Jessica Stam stan. When I saw this photo pop up on my screen, I literally eep-ed. Apart from Tyra Banks and Christie Brinkley, this is the first supermodel – that I can recall – to become a “CoverGirl“, and she’s doing it with all sorts of Stam-Specific Beauty.
Get that coin, girl.
Vaseline is one of those ‘magic products’ that cure almost any beauty ailment. Make-up remover, lip moisturizer, highlighter, night cream (when heated), eyebrow tamer, eyelash conditoner, the list goes on and on!
The smell, though? Nothing to write home about. Until now. As a complete creme brulee addict, I was thrilled to find out that after their Aloe Vera and Rosy tint releases, the brand has now released a limited edition Creme Brulee scent! Limited edition at Selfridges (also online) only, for just £2.99.
Food porn, for your time…
If you already love the brand’s teas (like I do!), you are bound to fall in love with Pukka Ayurveda Skincare. Created by Pukka Herb’s Ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, Pukka Ayurveda Skincare welcomes highly concentrated and sustainable oils, herbs and fruits (which have used a CO2 extraction process) into your skincare regime.
Ayurveda is the celebrated Indian philosophy of health – and beauty, to coincide – and the product I have used that really brought this philosophy to life was Pukka’s Nourishing Brightener. Though it looks like grounded woodchips, the Nourishing Brightener is actually a luxurious dry exfoliant, packed with almonds and bilberry, that you mix with your cleanser to brighten your complexion and slough away any dead skin. Best exfoliant I have used in years. Incredibly – for such a highly concentrated product – it is only £13 for 15g!
Additional products in the new line a cleanser, toner, day and night creams, serum, face oils, and an eye cream; all as nourishing as the last, and none of which will break the bank. Check them out for yourself at Harrods and Wholefoods!
95% of the time, when someone asks me how they can be taught to apply eyeshadow, I direct them to a quad. That’s why when I was invited to try out the latest from Rimmel London, I knew I was going to share it with you guys!
Their new Glam’Eyes eyeshadow quads come in a few different colour combinations, but I used “Bold Behaviour” here, which contained a champagne-coloured nude, a teal, and a red-toned and blackened purple. Intimidating for anyone new to make-up, I’m sure, until you see the foolproof instructions that Rimmel provides for colour placement on the back of the quad!
Though the hues are rich, I did a quick sweep of the colours using my fingers only and loved the toned-down results. Champagne over the entire eye area, a very light swipe of teal close to the middle of the lashline, the red-toned purple on the outer corners to add dimension, and the blackened purple in and above my crease, blended out with a clean finger. A soft yet glamorous eye in less than 5 minutes!
I topped it off with Kate Moss’ new lipstick, Lasting Finish in #008, to balance the look out but keep the focus on my eyes.
What do you think?