Moody Blues – Gorgeous Blue Shades

It's been a wee bit wet this last week, but let's not dwell on that - it's August, and somewhere the sun is high in the sky and someone is diving into the glorious deep blue sea! August makes me think of hot summer holidays, and in turn that got me thinking about blue skies and seas - and my favourite eyeshadow colour ever - BLUE! I also love a blue nail, I've tried a blue lip, and at some point I had blue in my hair. So, I've rounded up some … [Read more...]

Beach Colour Beauty

Beaches - gotta love them. All glorious golden, shimmery sands, deep blue seas. and pure blue skies. Oh yeah, and the big , bright yellow ball of sunshine to finish the picture! Summer beauty utilises all  these lovely beach colours in eye shadows, powders, glitters, nails and more. So. I decided to literally paint a beach scene with beach colour beauty products! Okay I'm not going to win any art prizes, but it was fun to do, and you get the … [Read more...]

Colour Atelier with Shu Uemura

There are loads of beauty brands out there, and even as beauty journalist, it's impossible to keep up with them all. So, I was delighted to be reacquainted with Japanese brand, Shu Uemura yesterday, at a 'Colour Atelier' appointment at the beautiful counter in Harvey Nichols in Edinburgh. I had no idea what the 'Colour Atelier' appointment was, and when I found out I was going to have to do one of my own eyes after Jacqui on the counter had done … [Read more...]

Baby’s Got Blue Eyes…

...and nails, but let's get to that later. Blue eyes are a massive trend for this Autumn, so be prepared. We've come a long way from the pale blue eyeshadow of our teenage years, thankfully. Blue is a brilliant colour for an alternative smoky eye, and I've been looking at two very different blue palettes this week. First up is The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes (£16), which are innovative palettes, of shimmery eye colours. Each is made up of four … [Read more...]