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!

HUNGER

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.

Preservatives

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: http://bit.ly/JJpniand HMV http://bit.ly/JJpnmhv
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?! 

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Christmas Make up Lesson....




Please feel free to get in touch with any questions, as always, but also if you want to buy someone a gift of a Make up Lesson or a Group Lesson or just a Make up Application for a few of you,  or for just the one of you or even a Hairdo for your party! 

Gimme a shout - mail@rhealeriche.com
07813260044

X

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Bobbi Brown Party Collection.....



I wanted to post these, as I've just seen them on the Bobbi Brown website hence the screen grabs, and thought they were great for the Christmas season.

You may already have these colours in other palettes or as singles so check before you go and spend £36 but the I thought the colour combinations were really nice.

My personal colour combo for Christmas is going to be navy and gold, I'm going to wear a navy smokey eye, no light blue, no silver blue - A navy and black smokey eye, with a little gold glitter or a thin gold wing.

I love navy x

Monday, 21 November 2011

Current Favourite Lipstick.....



This is founder and creative director of Lime Crime, Doe DeereLos Angeles-based makeup artist & blogger she teamed up with a group of chemists to create the kind of makeup she's always dreamed of -- bold, magical, alive! and no doubt you have seen these visuals flying around.





The wonderfully colourful range currently consists of Lipsticks, Eye Shadow Pigments, a great Primer (reviewed here) and the very recent addition of Lip Glosses. 


I picked up a Lime Crime lipstick in Space NK months ago,  I went for 'Airborne Unicorn' which is described online as being a - Medium violet-purple lipstick with a neon note. Hue as mysterious as the animal itself. Full coverage on all complexions, from super-pale to extra-dark. This color combines lipstick and lip stain for prolonged wear.


As you can see the packaging is super cute.....yes that is a holographic unicorn you can see, amazing!
It's really nice actually, to have a fun lipstick case to pull out of your bag.
Unfortunately the bottom half of my unicorn has now completely disappeared from me using it everyday, for months.






It's actually a tad more lilac than the above picture is showing so I've added this snap also - it's the darker one out of the two. And just for a comparison the lighter milkier shade is Barry M Palest Lavender - which is just too pale on my lips.




The lipstick itself is very creamy and soft, it's a solid opaque colour, which great colour pay off. As it wears off it does change colour slightly, to a more pinkie violet, this is fine for me, I just reapply after eating. 

You might be able to tell in the last picture here - 



 

The bullet is a little soft so go gentle when applying, only ever turn the lipstick up just enough to use and you can always pop it in the fridge over night if you need to. 

I literally love it and have had it on pretty much every day, sometimes I wear a liner with it just to sharpen the edges, I have an eyeliner which is a perfect colour match. 


I have one in my kit, which I have used on a whole host of skin tones, any complexion could wear this, it has just the right amount of punch!


I feel like it's my 'all time' favourite ever..........I can't think about wearing anything else haha


'Airborne Unicorn' £15 from Space Nk
Lime Crime online
Lime Crime on Twitter


Lime Crime Love, Love Le Riche x



AVON Calling...



You may have noticed that AVON seem to be popping up every where at the moment, and launching some great new products, does this mean AVON is back?


I know they recently added Sam and Nicola Chapman (Pixiwoo) to their 'Professional Make up Artist Team' which also includes Jackie Tyson and Liz Pugh. 



And I know that they have some lovely products, which I do have in my kit. So wishing all the best to AVON and the team, keep it coming!


Also, Alesha Dixon has just been named the 'Beauty and Empowerment Ambassador for 2012', so will be appearing in the catalogue and launching a new range of make up. Alesha will act as spokeswoman for Avon’s make-up category and it's domestic violence cause.


Avon UK has donated over £500,000 to its domestic violence charity partners Refuge, Women’s Aid and UN WOMEN, to help end violence against women and Alesha will look to help increase that figure next year by promoting Avon’s Empowerment product.


@Avon_UK on Twitter for launches, product info, any questions etc! 

Love Le Riche x