Monday, July 6, 2015

Grey Day

Something about winter is just so lovely; the big pots of peppermint tea, bringing the throw rugs out and snuggling up after dinner to read a book (or play some Trivia Crack on the iPad, let's be real) The dark winter wardrobe I favour lends itself quite nicely to a wide variety of makeup looks - I can flit between a bold blush one day, bright Bourjois-velvet clad lips the next before getting smoky with some dark shadows...for this winterfied palette, I've gone down the fresh grey path when pulling things from my makeup drawers.
Hazy Grey Eyes
When I think winter, I automatically think grey and wearing it on the lids is definitely easier than rocking something like the much lauded Chanel Notorious, don't ya think? I prefer greys with a hint of brown to them to warm it up a notch, and my fall back grey palette is this Lady Grey MAC quad (especially the lower right hand shade, Hazy Day!)
The Classic Grey Mani
I love a good greige mani all year round truth be told, but it's never better than when it's chilly outside and you're all rugged up in a cozy knit scarf rocking the most elegant nails out there. I initially overlooked essie Take It Outside* but I love love love it on the nails - even on my nubbins it manages to look decent, so imagine it on perfectly shaped ones...*sigh* The magpie factor made me throw a coat of essie Hors D'oeuvres* over the ring finger, because bling bling!

Flush of Blush
I'm breaking away from neutral cheek shades for a second to dally in pinks flushes, but nothing screams "hi there I just came in from the cold can you pour me a cuppa?" than a RED flush - so natural on the cheek, yet so scary in the pan! Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Natural Beauty is just that, but the deep red tone of essence Renesmee Red is my personal favourite for a red cheek. Crème blushes aren't really my fortay but the old discontinued YSL Crème de Blush is the bees knees regardless - it's a nice powdered finish that I like in the winter. I've also turned a bit icy this season, with the new essence highlighter Enter Wonderland from the brand new Hidden Stories collection.

What is the best part of winter for you?
I'd love to know what your favourite hot drink is, I'm totally obsessed with big mugs on the couch right now!
*Provided for consideration. Honesty, always.


  1. I like winter too! But its way colder here haha. How cold does it get there in the winter? Lovely picks, especially the blushes! ;)

    1. Oh it's totally not cold compared to Canada I bet - around 14 Celsius is what we have in July which I think is around 50F? We don't have to deal with hassles like snow or ice though, just rain and general grey days haha

  2. I have been loving wearing Tarte Natural Beauty too this winter ! Hazy Days looks pretty. The mani is absolutely stunning !

    1. Natural Beauty would look amazing on you Saumya - I have to be careful when applying it but I love that sort of colour :) I am head over heels for the mani too, so simple but I feel so elegant

  3. Throw rugs are definitely a positive in winter :-) I bought a new mohair throw just recently as a bit of a winter splurge - so lightweight and yet so warm!

    Oh yes - I love that grey polish! Must head back to the Essie stand again!

    1. Oh a mohair throw sounds lovely - we keep a lookout for any that don't look like they'll attract Charlie's fur, as he is a big fan of curling up on them when we're out during the day!

  4. omg! I have that quad from MAC too! I really love the color combo of this quad, how perfect for rainy days!

    chloé⎪ status.chlo


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