Urban Decay Makeup Setting Sprays

New Urban Decay Setting Spray Packaging

New Look Urban Decay Makeup Setting Sprays

I’m loving the new look Urban Decay Makeup Setting Sprays, I have re purchased the All Nighter Spray countless times and I swear by it for keeping my makeup locked in place and looking it’s best. It really is a staple you need in your makeup bag. When I saw Urban Decay had given these a makeover and re designed the packaging I was super excited.

The old packaging was white & purple so it would show the dirt quite easily & mine always ended up with foundation and bronzer all over it which used to annoy me. I really like the new design and think the black bottle looks super sleek with the purple sprayer and a frosted white cap. The darker bottle will for sure stay a lot cleaner and look nicer in my collection.

New Look Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

These setting sprays come in three options

  • All Nighter* – Probably the most well known and the one I use, this will ensure your makeup stays in place for up to 16 hours & let me tell you that is no exaggeration. This is one seriously impressive mist which features patented Temperature Control Technology which in a nut shell means it lowers the temperature of your makeup to keep foundation, eyeshadow, blush and concealer in place.I think everyone needs a bottle in their makeup arsenal.
  • De-Slick – If you like your skin / makeup to have that matte finish then this is the setting spray for you. De-Slick makes makeup last as it controls oil & deflects surface shine whilst keeping your skin looking beautifully matte. This oil free formula will stop your makeup looking greasy and lock it in place.
  • Chill – I had never heard of this one but I am intrigued as it features time release technology that cools the surface of your makeup to help it last for up to 12 hours. So your makeup will remain smudge free and looking glowing and vibrant, If I wore makeup to the gym this would be the spray for me, it might be good for those warm sunny days when you are active but not going out, out!

New Urban Decay Setting Spray Packaging

Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray

Don’t panic though, the formula of all three setting sprays has stayed the same, which is great to hear. So you can expect the same reliable product just in new revamped packaging. Out of the three sprays which is your favourite?

Makeup Setting Sprays are £23.50 each from urbandecay.co.uk

*PR Sample

This Weeks Happy – Exploring Fowey

Pretty Fowey Town

Exploring Fowey Cornwall

I live less than 5 miles from the beautiful harbour town of Fowey but I very rarely go there. I tend to head in the other direction but I wanted to go there for a sunset walk while it was Winter and quiet (before all the tourists descend).

I love exploring the cobbled windy streets & taking photos of the beautiful houses. One of the things I love about Fowey is the river, its beautiful and it makes me feel calm and peaceful. I like to sit looking out over the river whilst the sun sets and it’s the perfect end to the day.

Fowey Houses

Fowey Villas

Fowey River Feb 2017

Fowey Centre

Pretty Fowey Town

Light Shop Fowey

Fowey has the perfect selection of shops including my favourite homeware shop Brocante, a very small but well stocked Joules boutique as well as lots of places to eat and get yummy cakes to take home. Also on this lastest visit I stumbled across this Industrial Lighting Shop which was incredible and well worth a visit. They had a huge selection of nautical and industrial reclaimed options, I have my eye on one in particular and I think I am going to pop back and treat myself to it.

Hidden Streets Fowey Cornwall

Rooftops Cornwall

River Fowey Sunset

Sams Diner Meal

We really wanted to visit our favourite place to eat in Fowey, Sams but it was closed for refurbishment (typical) so we drove to their new Diner. To my surprise they had quite a few Vegan options, including a Vegan Hot Dog (which sounded very tempting) but I opted for the Falafel Burger which came with chips and a cabbage salad. It was delicious & huge. I love an old school sesame seed bun, not these brioche buns which burgers seem to be served on nowadays.

The Diner is new and I thought it was a little cold inside and I am not 100% sure about the decor, it was a little hit & miss but the menu is good and the staff were very helpful when letting me know about their Vegan options. They also do an extensive healthy breakfast menu, so we might pop back one morning to give that a go, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day.

We are planning a day to Penzance next week and quite honestly I can’t believe we have lived in Cornwall for 18 months and haven’t visited yet. I’m really looking forward to it, if you have any recomendations for places to eat and drink in Penzance let me know.

This Weeks Happy – Celebrating 17 Years

2000

2000

Portsmouth 2000

2002 New York

New York 2001

John and Me 2003

London 2002

2004 Manchester

Manchester 2003

2004

Manchester 2004

2005

London 2005

SF 2006

San Francisco 2006
London 2007

London 2007

Edinburgh 2008

Berlin 2010

Berlin 2009

Perth 2011

Perth 2010

Dundee 2012

Dundee 2011

2013

Wiltshire 2012

Merseyside

Liverpool 2013

2014

Amsterdam 2014

Cornwall 2015

Cornwall 2015

Scotland 2016

Dundee 2016

2017

Cornwall 2017

This is a different kind of post from me today, I’m taking a day off from beauty products to celebrate my lovely husband, John, the love of my life.

I thought I would share a photo of John & I from each year that we have been together & I am proud to say that 17 years ago this week I met John who quickly become the love of my life. He was just 16 in the first photo back in 2000 and I had just turned 21, how young we look! I just can’t believe how quickly the years have flown by. We have lived through so many major life events at both ends of the emotional spectrum and I have never doubted our relationship or questioned John’s love for me. John is the most selfless, humble and determined man I know and has shown me that through the most unimaginable pain and grief you can still be optimistic and let go of anger.

I feel like the luckiest lady in the world to have such a supportive, understanding and damn right handsome partner. I could tell you so many stories and reasons why I love this man but one of the earliest ones which stands out for me and it isn’t one that is OTT with fancy gifts or involved spending money.  So way back in 2002 when we lived in our first, very small flat together in Scotland, we didn’t have a car or a mobile phone, I worked in quite a rural location and there wasn’t any shops or facilities near by. After I had left that morning to go to work John noticed that I had left my lunch at home in the kitchen,  he knew I would not be able to get anything else and be really hungry (and grumpy) so he walked 5+ miles each way just to bring me my lunch. All my colleagues couldn’t believe that he walked all that way in the freezing Scottish Winter just to drop off my lunch, which was just a simple can of soup and walk all the way home. What a sweet thing to do & still 15 years later it still makes my heart full of love just thinking about John walking all that way.

Here is to 17 more years of happiness, living adventures and perusing our dreams but mostly to snuggling up on our sofa talking about everything and anything.

Shopping My Makeup Stash February 2017

Shopping My Makeup Stash Feb 2017

Shopping My-Makeup Stash Feb 17

Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in amp’d up apple 

I am 100% on board with the Clinique Chubby Sticks, they’re effortless and so easy to use. This is one of their cheek chubby sticks and it is in the most beautiful rosy pink shade. This gives a pretty healthy flush of colour. I find this doesn’t last too long on my skin but I do have quite oily skin so that might play a part. This does apply and blend really well and I adore the shade. I am looking forward to wearing this more as we head towards Spring.

Tarte Tarteist Mascara

I have a few mascaras on rotation at the moment and this one from Tarte is my favourite for giving definition and length to my lashes. It is a great everyday mascara and really holds a curl. If you prefer your lashes to look more dramatic and full this isn’t for you. This coats every individual lash and is intense black. I have enjoyed all 3 of the Tarte mascaras I have tried and I want to give their foundations a go next. If you have recomendations of Tarte products I would love to hear them.

Rimmel Kate Lipstick in Boho Nude*

I haven’t been wearing very adventurous makeup so far this year & I’ve been enjoying the low key, natural look. This lippie is one of the 6 nude shades released by Rimmel to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Kate Moss and Rimmel London’s beauty collaboration, this Boho Nude is perfect for my current mood, it is a very easy to wear true soft brown nude. This is one of those lipsticks you can keep in your handbag because it would look great for any occasion, it is easy to apply and feels creamy smooth on your lips. It doesn’t have the greatest staying power but I don’t mind having to reapply throughout the day. I love the rose gold packaging too.

Stila Smudge Stick Liner in Moray

I have these smudge stick liners in an array of colours and to be honest I like them all but there is just something so pretty about this moray shade. It is a stunning olive green with a very subtle hint of sparkle. These are waterproof and have some serious staying power. It adds a little pop of colour to your eye look without being in your face and it is often nice to wear something other than your usual black eyeliner.

YSL Touche Eclat Le Teint Foundation

YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint Foundation in B30 Almond*

I have been applying this new YSL foundation with The Body Shop Buffing Brush and I think they’re the perfect duo. This applies beautifully and wears well throughout the day. It has a medium coverage and gives my skin a healthy radiance which I like. I also think that this looks better throughout the day and its lightweight formula means it doesn’t look or feel heavy.

It contains Vitamin E which protects against free radicals and also has SPF 22 to provide sun protection. I was a little worried to try this at first as I have heard YSL foundations often break people out but I didn’t have any problems at all. I have the shade B30 Almond and it is a great match for me, this foundation is available in 19 shades and YSL have great Touche Éclat Shade Finder so you can chose your ideal match.

INGLOT Eyeshadow Palette

I made this 10 pan freedom palette a couple of years ago in the INGLOT store in Amsterdam. I still love all the colours I chose but I just haven’t been using it much these past few months. INGLOT eyeshadows are amongst the best I have ever used, high-end quality with a purse friendly price tag. If you get the chance to visit a store (i know there isn’t too many) you have to make your own palette. They have a huge selection of shades, finishes and textures, I’m excited to start using them again.

bareMinerals Foundation

I have totally fallen back in love with mineral foundation, I forgot just how pretty and natural the coverage looks. It feels lightweight on the skin and you can build up the coverage if you wish. I also use this as a setting powder on top of a liquid foundation if I want that full coverage look and this powder leaves your skin looking so silky smooth and flawless. If you haven’t tried a mineral foundation before I highly recommend this one, it comes in 20 shade options and has SPF15.

Shopping My Makeup Stash Feb 2017

Shopping My Makeup Stash Swatches

Clinique Chubby Stick / Rimmel Boho Nude / Inglot Eyeshadows 407 / 452 / 405

*PR SAMPLE