Tuesday, 26 January 2010

My New Favourite Nails...

Ciate Paint Pots
These babies are amazing!!

I've started using these at work and I absolutely love them. The colour is perfectly opaque, one coat and the nails look gorgeous. The packaging is so cute, the bottle is shaped to fit in your hand, the brush is nice and long but not too thin, wonderful bows and great names!!

I'm so happy I found these, every single one that I have tried, has given me the same brilliant results, and staying powder to die for.
I will fill my kit to the brim with these!

Look at these colours.......I LOVE.....

and this........ smells delicious, remover that smells like white chocolate, it's so good, and a lovely large glass bottle x

These bottles will be all over London Fashion Week!!
I'm so excited! I LOVE CIATE! x

You can buy them online for £9.00 http://www.ciate.co.uk/index.php

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Vintage Look.....

Because I have very hooded eye lids, I can't wear large winged liner, wear a wing that suits your eye shape, I love heavier wings on liner and really wish I could wear them, so if you can wear them, wear them well!

My new favourite lipstick that my mama picked up for me..... Lancome Colour Fever in 140 x

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


A Kryolan Make up Case.....

It's an aluminium case, so its nice and light, with twin 2-step storage platforms and 3 large spaces at the bottom. It also has a body strap.

It measures 27cm in height, 36cm wide, 23cm deep and weighs 3.5kg

I've had it for a few years to store some of my make up, but I haven't really used it to actually carry my kit in, there are a few little dents in the side but its perfectly fine apart from that.

I paid £54 for it from Charles Fox

If anyone is interested please email me mail@rhealeriche.com
I don't want much for it, I can post it out or it can be picked up

Thanks x


Monday, 18 January 2010

Winter Skin....

needs protecting, so give it a little extra TLC.....

'Cure all' wonder products

Butler's Pommade Divine is a super balm, 200 years old and still going strong. The thick salve is perfect to ease chapped lips, cracked skin and is an excellent moisturiser that leaves skin naturally replenished and glowing. It also works wonders on cuts, bruises, grazes, itches, stings, sunburn and rashes. £17 for 50ml

Full Ingredients -
Cinnamon Oil, Cinnamon Leaf, Nutmeg Oil, Cloves Oil, Prepared Storax, Arachis Oil, Lanolin, White Petroleum Jelly, Benzoin.

Buy online with free UK shipping - http://www.pommadedivine.com/index.php

Alba Un-petroleum is a multi purpose Hypo-allergenic jelly, which soothes, moisturises and softens, perfect for dry chapped skin. Full of nourishing plant oils and healing vitamin E, with no harsh preservatives, parabens , petrolatum, mineral oil or paraffin. Can also be used to remove eye make up and it helps to prevent chafing and windburn £3 for 100g
Full Ingredients -
Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Castor Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate and Vitamin E.

Lucas' Papaw Ointment is an Australian remedy that has been around for 80 years. To be used on dry cracked skin, cuts, burns, boils, stings, bites, rashes, wounds, spots, scars, sunburn and swellings. It's antiseptic and has a pleasant smell £3.65 for 25g

Full Ingredients -
39g of Fresh Fermented Paw Paw, Unguent Carcia, Papaya, Rhus Succedanae Wax, Glycerine, Canola Oil, Caster Oil, Beeswax, Corn Starch, Petrolatum and 0.1g of potassium sorbate as a preservative

Buy online with 99p UK shipping http://www.pawpawshop.co.uk/shopping.htm

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream was created in the 1930's and helps to restore, relieve and calm chapped, cracked and dry skin. Soothes roughness, redness and minor skin irritations. It's an anti-inflammatory and contains vitamin E. £12 for 50ml

Full Ingredients -
Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin E, 56.8% Petrolatum, Castor Oil, Corn Oil, Propylparaben, Tocopherol, BHT and Iron Oxides

All of these products are initially a little greasy, but they will be absorbed into the skin within a few minuets, they can all be used on eczema, heels, cuticles and as lip balms, a night treatment, hand cream and after shaving. They also make great protectants for winter weather.


Saturday, 16 January 2010

Black Eyes......

A few really quick and easy eyes.....


Thursday, 7 January 2010

Chloe Butcher.....

What a lovely face she has, gorgeous make up artist Chloe Butcher asked me to help out with a Schwarzkopf shoot just before Christmas. She has done some lovely work, mainly in music videos including loads of Girls Aloud.

She also writes for Lady Pearls Vintage Boutique, which is a great little website http://blog.ladypearls.co.uk/


Okay kids lets talk about primers.....
Some people think that there is no need for a primer, in some cases there isn't, like if you're working on great skin and it only needs to last for a few photos then don't bother. But any other time, I strongly suggest a primer is used. Especially for weddings!!

There are two types of primers, both will make your make up last longer, both will slightly even out the appearance of you skin and both will act as a barrier, helping to protect your skin from the environment. They are all generally clear in colour and are easily available. The difference in the two types is that some will actually act more like a filler, to really give a super smooth effect on the skin filling in large pores, scarring and wrinkles.

Seeing as I have quite a lot of texture on my skin, for personal use, I like to use one that will fill in my pores, the best primer for this is the new Loreal Studio Secrets Professional Smoothing Resurfacing Primer. This really makes my skin look amazing and at £12 it's a steal!!

There are a few very popular ones which I always see backstage, firstly is the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, this is a great one, £27 for 52ml, more of a gel texture which allows it to feel super light and is available in Oil Free. This has been raved about for years now, I always have a few in my kit.

Smashbox Photo Finish is next on the list, this one is silicone based which means it feels quite slippery but gives a lovely finish to the skin, not so great for acne prone skin but it has won a few awards so people must rate it. £23 for 30ml.

Philosophy also do a good one called The Present, £16 for 56ml, I loved this for a good 3 years. It does a great job as a primer and you can also use it throughout the day to dab on any shine that pops up to instantly mattify and at night time use to on top of any night creams or treatments to help keep them on your face and not the pillow.

There are many others available but these are the ones I rate and the ones that always appear in magazines and professional make up kits x