Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Current Favourite Foundation Brush

I'm always searching for great brushes, especially ones than can cut my time in half. Personally I don't spend much time on my own make up on a day-to-day basis. I wear a little every day, giving myself 15mins for application in the morning. 
Having a wide foundation brush, gets the job done quicker. 

Now, I have quite a big face with large features, so a wide brush works great for me, you might find that its too big for the job and prefer something a little small - it's personal preference.
I have a lot of different types and sizes in my actual make up kit but for personal use I've  been using the Ruby and Millie Face Brush for years, it's a great brush at a very good price and you can easily pick one up in Boots without even thinking about it.

Suddenly, I came across this foundation brush by Cosmetics a la carte. It's a great short handled brush at nearly 6 inches in length, fits in your make up bag easier than long handled ones and costs £30!

But, the best bit is - it's just over an inch wide
(The Ruby and Millie brush is under 2cm wide)

I'm very pleased!

If you're after a wide brush you can buy online here!

Love Le Riche x

Friday, 9 December 2011

Half Price Xen Tan!

Saks Hair & Beauty salons are now stocking Xen Tan products and offering spray tans!
You know I love Xen Tan - and everyone needs a little more colour this time of year! 

You can currently enjoy this award-winning tan for half price! (14 November – 31 December)  

There are two in-salon treatments to choose from. 
The first is Xen-Tan’s Signature Spray Tan Treatment, which transforms your skin in seconds, to give you a stunningly natural olive glow. Perfect for when time is of the essence, it is the quickest way to achieve a professional finish and a fool-proof tan. £25 (prices may vary depending on the salon)
The second treatment is a hand-applied Luxurious Tanning Treatment, with all the same benefits, but provides a tan that lasts even longer as the sweet-smelling lotion glides onto skin, leaving it wonderfully nourished and silky smooth. This is the ultimate pampering treat that will make you and your skin feel great and is the ideal gift for a loved one this Christmas. £40 (prices may vary depending on the salon)

To find your nearest Saks salon offering Xen-Tan, please visit

Love Le Riche x

Our Studio....

After a few months in our studio, we found another one upstairs which we prefer.... so the walls we built had to come down...........

We shall start again on December the 29th! x

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Recent Shot....


Base - Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
Make up Forever HD Foundation
Make up Forever Camouflage Cream Concealer
Smashbox Photo Set Finishing Powder
Becca Mineral Blush in Wild Honey

Eyes - Becca Eye Tint in Mushroom Beige
Make up Forever Aqua Cream in Peach
Smashbox Eye Shadows in Java and Blackout
a la carte Divine Lash Mascara
a la carte Brow Ink

Lips - Becca Lip and Cheek Creme in Coral Pink

Hair - 
Bumble and Bumble Styling Lotion and Styling Creme

Hope you like it

Photography: Rahel Weiss
Styling: Lauren Dietze
Hair and Make up: Me

Love Le Riche x

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Quick Hair Update...

My current hair length. (and its natural crazy state)
I'm off for a cut and colour tomorrow so will keep you posted on that, but for now - it's still growing slowly.

This is the next stepping stone....


Columbia Road Christmas.....

For the four Wednesdays before Christmas, all the lovely shops on Columbia Road are open for a few hours in the evening, there's mulled wine, mice pies, Christmas trees, music, dancing, and a wonderful, warm Christmasy atmosphere!

5pm - 9pm

I went along last night, I live so close I'll probably go every Wednesday, but last night I picked up a few bits between drinking warm cider with dark rum and watching a fire breather casually wonder down the street. 

The lantern is actually from my mama, I don't know where that ones from, sorry x

Wrap up warm and have a winter wonder down Columbia Road!

Love Le Riche x

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Christmas Smokey Eyes....

Some of my favourite pencils are Laura Mercier, they are kit staples and I've been using them for years!

I think they are especially great at Christmas time as these two have a little sparkle. 

Black Gold and Brown Copper.......

And these four are kind of inky looking...

Black Navy (top right)

Black Violet (middle right)

Stormy Grey (bottom right)

Purple Sapphire (middle left)

All the pencils are really creamy and soft, smudgable yet long lasting.
I like to use them as a base over the whole eye lid then add some shadows to create a smokey eye, they work just as nicely inside the eye, on the water line or along the lash line.

They make it so easy to create a smokey eye!

You can get them from Space Nk here in the UK    - £15.50each  x

Rankin's HUNGER......

So here it is, it's out and it's massive!


Andrew Gallimore's beautiful work has graced the pages...............

and I was assisting!

I really love these x

Monday, 28 November 2011

Stocked Up On Organic....

Have you seen Dr.Organic skincare, it's a great vast organic range at really reasonable prices, so if this is your thing, then you need to know about it.

I've tried quite a few of their products now, I've been pleased with every one.

They also just won this - Beauty Insiders' Choice Winners! The 2011 Glosscars: Face and Body
Best New Brand - Dr Organic

They have nine different lines within the brand, obviously all with different benefits, so there is something for everyone, you can pick and choose what works best for you.

This time round, I've gone for a whole routine of Dr.Organic products and mixed through the different lines.

Vitamin E Body Wash - Restoring and hydrating

 Rose Otto Body Scrub - Toning and Anti-ageing (great on covered winter skin)

 Royal Jelly Cellulite Cream - Skin Regeneration (lovely for the thighs, leaves a tingling firming feeling)

Vitamin E Body Butter - as above (used on the rest of my body)

Manuka Honey Hand and Nail Cream - Moisturising and repairing (always in my hand bag)

There are currently lots of offers on at Holland and Barrett on Dr Organics so have a look there if you fancy it!

Organic ingredients

We strive to use organically grown ingredients. Where an organic ingredient cannot be used we will always source sustainable natural alternatives.

Bioactive ingredients

We use certified bioactive extracts to ensure each product is truly functional by nature.

Natural ingredients

Natural ingredients are used in all formulations.

No harsh chemicals

We do not use ingredients often criticised for their side effects.We never use parabens, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS), perfumes or artificial fragrances.

No animal ingredients

All our products are suitable for vegetarians. In some products we used by-products from animals, most of which revolve around honey, these include; honey, royal jelly, propolis and bees wax. We also use milk protein in our conditioners.

No animal testing

Our products are always tested on human volunteers to ensure they are completely safe and effective.No animal tests are ever performed on finished products or raw materials.

No mineral oils

Petro-chemicals such as paraffin and petrolium are avoided, plant based oils and extracts are used.

No GM ingredients

Genetically modified or genetically engineered organisms are avoided to ensure all formulations are as natural as possible.


Where necessary preservatives are used to guarantee product safety and shelf life. Only the highest grade broad spectrum naturally derived preservatives are used.

Love Le Riche x

A Little Extra...

During winter my skin gets dry, my nails get brittle, I eat too much, I do less exercise and generally feel a little rubbish, I know this is the same for many people but I thought this year I would try to keep spirits high, and take a daily multivitamin. 

I've been taking Ultra Woman from Holland and Barrett for about a month now and I do really feel they are helping, my nails are growing like mad, I'm hoping my hair is growing faster to. I feel more balanced, my workouts are great, and I even feel okay about getting out of bed early! 

This is what they say - H&B Ultra Woman is a full spectrum multi-nutrient to meet women's daily needs and to support bone strength, the immune system, nervous system and heart health. The synergistic blend of essential nutrients supports energy metabolism, vibrant skin, healthy hair and nails and provides nourishment for the stress of daily living. H&B Ultra Woman also offers antioxidant protection from free radicals.

£10.35 for 100 caplets 
and of course there is an Ultra Man

Love Le Riche x

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Jessie J.... Who You Are....

The Platinum edition of 'Who You Are' is out now on iTunes: HMV
Music video by Jessie J performing Who You Are. © 2011 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Once again Andrew Gallimore was called in to 'make up' Jessie J for her latest video - Who You Are. I was very pleased to receive a call to assist him! 
It was great to see a full set built including pyrotechnics and lots of rain!

Well done glam squad for all the retakes x

Is That Lipstick Airborne Unicorn?

I think it is, you know that's my lipstick right?!