My navy In Love with Fashion jumpsuit is one of my favourite items of clothing. I have limited its outing to nights out but decided it needed some more showing off so built it into my day wear. Feeling brave I … Continue reading
Pastel Tops and Polka Dots – Outfit of the Fortnight My mint Topshop Jumper is by far my fave clothing purchase of winter 13/14 even if the idea of pastels in winter season took me a while to get my … Continue reading
Winter is well and truly here and the last thing we all want to do it trapes around in the freezing cold in and out of shops, taking off soggy clothes and baring our bits in a cold changing room. … Continue reading
Just a quick one. I was lucky enough to win the Semichem search for a beauty blogger competition. I won this great Hamper that was stacked full of goodies. OMG sooo much stuff! Along with the hamper I won £100, … Continue reading
It never fails to amaze me how quickly time disappears at the time of year. We have gone from too early to be organised for Christmas to mad panic and not enough time to fit it all in. John Lewis … Continue reading
The office Christmas party need not involve photo copied cheeks of any kind. It could however involve stylish surroundings, scrumptious food and tasty cocktails. The exclusive Missioni hotel in Edinburgh has a whole range of packages starting at a very … Continue reading
I have still to master the art of the outfit selfie. That combined with my lack of makeup and how awful my skin is at the moment means I don’t have an actual photo of me wearing my OOTD – … Continue reading
On Friday evening (4th October) I spent a few hours at the new home of the Make up and Beauty Studio with Christine Alison (one of the Studios directors) and a couple of bloggers ( Leanne, Gillian and Lynne). It’s … Continue reading
I am super excited about my girls day out at pout on Saturday. Today I got the opportunity to pop along and see one of the exhibitors and try a couple of the treatments they will be offering over the … Continue reading
When I think of Semichem I think; bargain shampoo, hairspray, good value suntan lotion and St Moriz fake tan. I don’t or rather didn’t think; staple skin care products or make-up must haves. Yes we would all love to treat ourselves to high end make up brands on a regular basis but sometimes circumstances don’t allow and even if they do, nothing quite beats the buzz of finding that little bargain product. Semichem have bargain products a plenty! As the nights draw closer and rain begins to fall new season make-up trends start to creep in. This year we welcome berry tones and pastel shades creating a brilliant light and dark contrast. Foundation finishes move from matte to velvet and all those things combined create super lady like looks that wouldn’t look out of place in the glamorous 60s. Some of this winters looks will last a life time others just a season. When trying out new looks no one wants to spend a fortune. Release you inner fashionista and feed you make up must have needs without spending a small fortune. These are the semichem bargain essential make up products: Barry M Bold waterproof eye liner in purple £3.99 – perfect for creating a glam 60s cat eye look in an on trend berry colour.
Benefit eyeshadow in Guess again £4.99 – yes I did say benefit and yes it is from Semichem. Used to create a smokey eye look or along crease to make you eyes look bigger than they really are. Elizabeth Arden flawless finish foundation £11.99 – a premium product at a not so premium price. Ideal for providing a velvety base and covering imperfections.
Barry M eye shadow pencil in Gold cream £4.49– highligh brow bones and use blended on cheek bones. *top tip used in the cuspids bow as a highlight makes lips them appear fuller. Used in the inside corners of eyes makes them appear brighter and more awake.
Rimmel eyebrow pencil £2.99 – the fuller defined brow is here to stay. Unleash your inner Cara Delevingne with this perfect brow pencil.
Barry M Lip paint lipstick in royal raspberry £4.49 – it’s the closest to royal I am ever going to get. Such a lovely berry colour, essential for creating the must have statement lip.
Elizabeth Arden eight hour kit £24.99 – Just because!
Get the look: Rimmel liquid eye liner and Rimmel Kate lipstick in shade 22. Both available in store.
What make-up trends do you love or hate? What products have you found in Semichem that are must haves? Future blog posts are in the planning. What would you like to see? Make up demos? Alternative uses? Surprise finds?