Pale concealers, part II

Pale concealers, part II

One of my most-read posts is this one, proving that there’s definitely a market for super pale base products. I’m thrilled that more and more brands seem to be cottoning onto the fact that 10 shades of foundation/concealer just isn’t enough but there is still huge room for improvement at each end of the end […]

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Spring shopping list

Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil Rose Lemonade text

Guess who’s back, back again? Mouse’s back, tell your…..yeah, ok, sorry. Definitely not cool enough to pull that intro off. It’s been quiet around here for the last couple of weeks – starting a new job is always hectic, especially when you’re in a new city, and I have to admit that most of my […]

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Current favourites #1

Current-favourites

End of year favourites posts are the only ones I’ve ever done, but I thought it would be good to introduce some a little more regularly. It’s primarily to stop my Happy Happenings becoming all about products, rather than feelings and experiences; it’s fine for things to make one happy, obviously, but I’d like to […]

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Pale concealers – who’s the fairest of them all?

As I may have mentioned once or twice I’m remarkably pale-skinned. Whilst I like pretending that I look like Snow White, and that my skin actually looks like alabaster or porcelain, it makes it stupidly difficult to find base products. I wrote about some foundations (mostly) work for me here and thought that it was […]

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Three perfect cream highlighters for pale skin

Everyone and their cat seems to be loving highlighter at the moment, whether it makes you look subtly glowing or like a freshly glazed Krispy Kreme (other shiny doughnuts are available). I swing between wanting a delicate refined sheen and hankering after a gleam you could see in space. Rather surprisingly it’s when I want something more […]

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July shopping list

Unlike most months, June seemed to last about 94 days. The last week in particular has been slightly hellish in the UK, in the aftermath of the EU referendum (which I’m not going to talk about on here but…*sadangryface*)  so I think a lot of people have been really looking forward to July and the […]

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June shopping list

Did May feel like a particularly long month to anyone else? And by long, I mean that it felt as if we hadn’t been paid for about 78 days by the time payday rolled around. I’m trying to cut down on unnecessary purchases this summer, partly to save for our honeymoon (how long after the wedding does […]

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Top of the taupes

Taupe eyeshadows are my go-to for when I’m in a hurry and/or can’t really be bothered to blend eleventy shades on my eyeballs. My favourites have enough silver or copper to complement my sometimes brown, sometimes hazel eyes and are also subtle enough to look polished without having to make much of an effort – my […]

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My current travel makeup bag

I’ve called this post my ‘current travel makeup bag’ as if I’m one of those people who’s jetting off on trips at the drop of a hat – I’m really not, sadly. Having said that, these are the things that were grabbed last time I went away with Mr Mouse for a night in Edinburgh […]

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Foundation – is anything pale enough?

As I  may have mentioned once or twice, I’m really very pale of face. I’ve been struggling to find a base pale enough to wear everyday for years before I discovered the joy that is MAC  Face and Body in White. Annoyingly the white shade only comes in the pro-sized bottles (120ml) and I only need to […]

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