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L'Oreal Color Riche Collection Exclusive Eva's Nude

Phew! That's a bit of a mouthful for a lipstick isn't it?

But lookit! Isn't it pretty. I have to be honest I had been completely bypassed the release of the L'Oreal Color Riche Exclusive collection last year. I've been on a bit of a perpetual spending ban for the last year and had been avoiding every make up counter I could so as to prevent frivolous spending. Obviously it hasn't worked 100% but it does mean a few things have skipped my awareness. 

Eva's Nude (Inspired by/Designed for Eva Longoria) was recommended to me by Laura at www.editor-in-chic.com. I had put out a request on Twitter for some recommendations and this was right up my alley! Described by them as a "Barely Gold" I'd put it as a nice coral nude with a hint of gold, dare I say rose gold? Slightly dark and daunting in bullet form but light and airy on the lips. It's super moist as well so, although you'll most likely have to reapply after lunch, you'll forget you…

Faeriwood Kitchen: Two ingredient Brownies.

Ooey, gooey, fudgey, deliciously chocolatey Brownies.

There's nothing better right? 
Unless of course you can make them with only 2 ingredients and cater to your ever growing list of gluten/added sugar/dairy/carb free/etc associates. Apologies to those allergic to eggs and nuts, this ones not for you. With myself being Dairy Intolerant through IBS, and my Mum being Coeliac and Crohn's, this is a rare dessert that we can both enjoy!

4 Eggs and 1 Cup (pretty much a whole jar) of Nutella. 
That's all that's in these awesome treats. 
The recipe is simple:
Whisk the eggs until tripled and size and pale yellow in colour. This will take between 6-8 minutes depending on your electric/stand whisk. I wouldn't recommend using a hand whisk unless you have arms like Chris Hemsworth in Thor. In which case well done you.

After drooling over Hemsworth pictures you slowly add, to the eggs, the melted Nutella (Melt it slowly over the hob or in the microwave, whichever is your prefer…

New Product Alert: Benefit Roller Lash

It's a cold Tuesday night and I'm being led towards the back of a lorry in a deserted car park. No this isn't the beginning of every slasher movie ever made, this is the top secret launch of a new Benefit Cosmetics product. 

Inside we are greeted with a much friendlier scenario. The truck is decorated as a cute kitschy salon as only Benefit could do. We are greeted with non-alcoholic wine, nibbles and the opportunity to coo over the awesome light fixtures. 
We're also surrounded by these giant brushes..




And then the penny drops!
Roller Lash is Benefits answer to the problem of How do you top the best selling Mascara in the world when you're the one that makes it?! Well you make it do everything it's older sister doesn't do!
So what does it promise?
• Specially designed curved brush with 2 types of bristles for both your upper and lower lashes. And no spikey ball. • A new formula designed to increase the curl of even the straightest lashes! Because brush alon…

A night at the auctions

Oh my, it's been a heck of a few weeks my good friends. In a slightly sooner than anticipated step I have moved out of Belfast, out of the world of grotty shared accommodation, and into my own wee flat. It's bliss. 
And with new digs comes new opportunity to put my own stamp on things. Something I've not been allowed to do outside of the bedroom before. Much excite!
Unfortunately after years living in glorified student digs I find myself with lots of stuff and nowhere to put it. So I decided to go to the auctions. I've never been to an auction before, I don't have a budget of hundreds of pounds and have no real plan but sure where's the fun in a plan, eh? 

I walked in to Belfast Auctions and instantly knew I'd be back. It's like a giant jumble sale but organised and there's a funny man in the corner talking really fast!  
I won 4 lots in my first outing and here they are.

Lot 1: Job Lot - £1 This was all shoved in a box and was quite hard to see every…