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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A shimmering duo from Becca

I was possibly too excited when Becca released the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Pearl as an individual shade – finally, the ghostly of face could be über-glowy too. I loved the look of Champagne Pop but it was just too dark for my skin tone, looking like a shimmery stripe, albeit a rather pretty […]

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August shopping list

Jo Malone Peony and Moss Charity Candle

I really should start calling this my monthly wishlist because if I always bought everything on it, I’d be permanently broke and our honeymoon would remain out of reach forever (rather than just several years). Still, it’s good to know what I actually want, rather than the things I pick up on a whim when I’m […]

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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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Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow in Nude Beach

The Sunset Pink collection from Bobbi Brown is really rather gorgeous. It’s inspired by the colours of the late afternoon sun in Telluride, Colorado, which Bobbi thinks make everyone look radiant and soft-lit – who doesn’t want to look like that all the time? There are three new Highlighting Powders, three Sheer Colour Cheek Tints, […]

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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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Worth the hype? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

I’m (very) late to the party with this but good lord, isn’t it pretty? Combining two of their best-selling Ambient Lighting Powders (Dim Light and Radiant Light) with a shade exclusive to the palette (Incandescent Light), the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is a one-stop glow shop. I have to admit that I thought all the hype […]

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Everyday blushers for summer

It’s taken me years to realise the benefits of blusher. When you’re as pale as me, it’s far too easy to go over-the-top with it and end up looking like a clown* but whacking on a bit in the right tone just adds a bit of life to my face – hooray for not looking […]

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