The Week #59

The Week in Instagrams @nanawintour: *Sleepy kitty *Getting experimental with some recent additions to the beauty bazaar *Farmers Beauty Club reward vouchers are the best. Keep an eye out for that cream shadow in an upcoming post *Watched The Great Gatsby and loved it. Such an amazing film *Carpe Diem *A ring of lipsticks *Time out during study week with magazines and cream blushes. Again, keep an eye out for them in an upcoming post *I went to the X Factor on Monday night. Such an awesome experience. Nothing beats being there live *A good luck charm *Post-exam celebrations with macarons from Milse *Behind the scenes on this post and this one *A nostalgic rainy afternoon. 

Must-Watch of the Week: Marilyn Monroe had such a simple yet iconic makeup look. Shimmery pearl-white eyeshadow, winged eyeliner, defined lashes and of course a bold red lip. This week I was watching some videos on Tanya Burr's channel when I stumbled upon this Marilyn Monroe tutorial. Aside from the winged eyeliner this looks relatively easy to recreate. Give it a go this weekend.

Product of the Week: Urban Decay's Naked 2 palette has been getting a lot of love this week. I use shades like Foxy and Bootycall most days but the others sometimes get abandoned. I've been pairing Chopper and Half Baked with my Mac Eclair Paint Pot and the effect is really lovely. Shimmery eyeshadows just seem to go so well with cream eyeshadows as a base. 

Added to the Wishlist: After thinking about tomorrow's post I realised how much I love the Real Techniques brushes. They're extremely soft, are a dream to apply product with and also dry quite quickly for such dense brushes. The Core Collection set takes care of base application, precise contouring and more. I'd say this kit would be worth it just for the buffing brush alone which everybody seems to love.

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