Clinique Beauty Hall

Yesterday I visited Boots Brighton North Road and was treated to a spot of pampering by Lauren, one of the team. She showed me a selection of lip products and beautifully did my lipstick for me. Luckily for me, it’s currently Clinique Bonus Time in Boots at the moment so I ended up with a few extra travelsize treats which will be perfect for an upcoming night away for my fifth wedding anniversary…


Mini Kiko Haul

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m no beauty blogger, no professional photographer, no make-up artist and not exactly an oil painting, so beauty blogging is always something I’ve stayed well away from despite loving make-up, beauty boxes and having an ever expanding collection. But on a recent trip into Brighton town centre, a rare for me, I ended up steering into the Kiko store, as it just looked so enticing.

I planned on just ‘looking’ at the sale items but came out with five gorgeously packaged, beautiful products that I know are going to become staples in my make up bag.

Firstly, after seeing Meg Says use the Water Eyeshadow some time ago, I’ve had my heart set on buying it. But living with chronic illness means I rarely go to town so haven’t had chance to get my paws on it, until now. I got it in the shade 201, a beautiful neutral shade I feel would suit everyone.

Also in the eyeshadow department I picked up the most stunningly sparkly, shimmery, lavender lilac Cream Crush colour in 12. A fine layer of this cream shadow is great for brightening my ever tired eyes on a workday, and I’ll be layering it up for a sparklier look for a friend’s wedding reception next weekend.

Next up, a scary garish looking pink lipgloss, Supergloss in 119. In actual fact it’s just a sheer glittery lovely shade on the lips that lifts a pale, very English, complexion like mine. A great bargain and definitely one to keep in the handbag.

Moving on to mascara, I picked up Maxi Mod Mascara in a jet black shade. It comes with a little plastic brush at the end of the wand which I know isn’t a favourite with everyone, but I find these great for my sparse, short, blonde tipped eyelashes as the wand gets to the roots and grabs the tips making the most of what little I have.

And last, but by no means least, heading back to eye colour, I threw Sparkling Trail stick eyeshadow in my basket. It was in the sale, and quite frankly, it would have been rude to leave it behind. A natural, sheer shimmer, I got colour 12, which I’m yet to try, but have it on my list of to use this week.

As I mentioned, next week I’m heading back tho the Midlands for a very special friend’s wedding reception. Having grown up in Brmingham I’ve always found the city centre a bit boring. But since I left Grand Central has built and filled with beautiful sparkly stores that appeal to the inner magpie in me. And yes, one of them happens to be Kiko. So who knows what I’ll end up heading back to Brighton with next Sunday!