How I found the perfect nude and lived happily ever after 

Finding the right nude nail varnish is to the millennial as finding the right red lipstick was to our mother’s generation. 

There are so many different shades of ‘nude’ from pinky-nudes to browny-greys, it could take even the most diligent girl several months to find the perfect colour. That being said, I happened upon a pretty perfect shade at Boots completely by accident, and that’s where our tale begins…

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Impartial Review: MAC matchmaster foundation

I haven’t always worn foundation; back when I was about 13-years-old I had one compact of beige pressed powder I sometimes wore, and for special occasions I’d add some lipgloss.

Now times have changed, not only in terms of how much make up I wear, but also in the technology that goes into creating cosmetics.  Let’s see if the new techy kid on the block, MAC matchmaster foundation, actually works.

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Leomie Anderson exposes what it’s really like to be a black model on a white runway

“Why can a white model sit in anyone’s chair and feel confident they’ll look okay but black models have to worry?”

“Why is there only ever one black hairdresser backstage yet they need four hairdressers to inspect my weave?”

“Why is it that the black makeup artists are busy with blonde white girls and slaying their makeup and I have to supply my own foundation?”

These are the questions London-based model Leomie Anderson was asking in a series of tweets on February 17.

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How to Make Your Own Natural Lip Balm

Feeling crafty in the run up to the festive season? Or are you terrified about how many toxic chemicals there are in beauty products?

Either way, it’s easier than you think to make your own completely natural lip balm.

I went to one of Midas Touch Crafts’  make-up making classes hosted by the hilarious Naz and her mum, here’s how to make just one of the products she taught us about, a natural lip balm. 

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Beauty Fix or Beauty Fail: Nip and Fab’s Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum 

Dragon’s blood? Actual Dragon’s blood?! 

Don’t worry you haven’t accidentally stepped into one of Severus Snape’s potions classes, it’s just little old me, and a bottle of one of Nip and Fab‘s kookiest products. 

Smell

This product smells like freshly washed hair. You know the smell when you flip your hair around after it’s been washed well with shampoo? It’s a soapy smell with an almost nutmeggy base note, which is delightful.    
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Beauty Fix or Beauty Fail: Nude by Nature Liquid Foundation 

I don’t know about y’all, but when I wake up in the morning I look and feel like a startled mongoose, and then usually by the time I get to work I look human-ish again. “How do you perform this amazing transformation?!” I hear you cry, well a large part of it is foundation.

Liquid foundation has a special place in my heart because it’s easy to apply and doesn’t leave my face all cakey and dry. This month I went to the UK launch of Australian brand, Nude by Nature and after I peeled myself away from the canape and cocktail table at the Charlotte Street hotel, I was talked through the make up range and colour matched (I’m W3, natural beige).

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Rosie Fortescue talks Made in Chelsea, perfect nails and liquid lunches  

On a list of things that Made in Chelsea‘s Rosie Fortescue holds dear, perfectly manicured nails is pretty high up. She changes her nail colour twice a week and thinks a good manicure is the perfect way to finish off a look (I’m inclined to agree).

So it’s no surprise that the reality star and writer has launched a 28 shade nail varnish range with Nailed London. The colours are inspired by Rosie’s love of high fashion, socialising and even her dog Noodle.

I went along to the launch at the Soho Hotel in London to find out more.

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