About a month ago I received an award at work for some extra worky stuff I had done, in the form of a £75 House of Fraser voucher. I was going to get something for the house but ended up going on a little makeup splurge instead... I wanted to round my parcel up to exactly £75 so I also got a random milk jug for £1.50 though, so that counts as something practical at least!
In terms of the makeup I ended up going for a few 'holy grail' products which have been really popular for a while with beauty bloggers and real people(!) alike, as I figured if I'm going to invest in some high end makeup I wanted to be sure they were things I would value.
Nars Blush in Orgasm
Nars blushes are possibly their most famous products, as much for the names as the items themselves! I just love the sleek packaging on this, and the colour is such a perfect pink. I almost don't want to use it to keep it looking so perfect!
Mac Paint Pot in Bare Study
This is such a lovely champagne colour, I can see it being the perfect eyeshadow for everyday wear. I love the (much cheaper!) mabelline colour tattoo eyeshadows but they are a bit on the sparkly side for me to wear all the time, so as I heard the paint pots are a bit like a more subtle version of them I thought I would give this one a try.
Clinique Chubby Stick in Chunkiest Chilli
The only thing I don't like about this lipstick is the name. Chunkiest chilli? I think they could have found something which sounds a bit more appetising! Still the colour is just gorgeous, one of those 'your face, but better' products that looks great sheer, or built up to more of a lipstick consistancy. This is one of the chubby stick intense versions, so it had a gorgeous strong colour too.
Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
I've been thumbing through various makeup books recently in search of something that will help me get a bit better at the actual art of applying all these pretty things I keep buying, but also give me some lovely pictures to gaze at too. I think this book will soothe my craving! I really cannot wait to read every last page.