The Week #100

The Week in Instagrams @nanawintour: *More Friday fun. That Lush bath melt was so luxurious, an Easter treat without the guilt-factor. *Harry Potter stamps on a surprise letter from my friend Hannah. *Sometimes I go into shops just to spritz fragrances I love but don't own. This week's candidate was Miss Dior. *Recycling a box that housed PR samples. It now holds the products I am trialling this month. It's early days but I am loving a fair bit of what you can see in there. *Miranda Sings videos never fail to make a below average day better. *Essie Fall Fingertips. Currently After School Boy Blazer is my favourite from the new colour range.

Must-Watch of the Week: The 7 Seconds Challenge With Miranda Sings. Zoe and Miranda collaborated and the internet exploded, well at least it did in my corner. Just go watch it, it'll make you laugh. On a more serious note, Anna shared her latest 5 Minute Face, inspiration for the mornings you're in a rush. It's also proof that you don't need the standard 20+ minutes to look half decent.

Product of the Week: L'Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows in Amber Rush and Bronzed Taupe. These are definitely some of the best eyeshadows on the market at a more budget-friendly price point. They're similar to pressed pigments in terms of the foiled finish when you apply them damp but I prefer them just as they are. Both these colours are beautiful, they're easy to blend and with eyeshadow primer underneath they're pretty longwearing as well. Side note-You cannot get these shades outside America but you can buy them online.

Must-Read of the Week: Kate's '5 Things' series that she uploads on Saturdays is often one of my favourite weekend reads. Last weekend she talked about discovering new beauty brands. If you're looking for products that aren't as widely known then these tips will help you. I like her suggestion about looking for more exotic brands. It's certainly something I think about in terms of skincare as some of my favourite products come from French brands, British brands and of course New Zealand. Look around. Trawl the blogs and your Instagram feed.

Added to the Wishlist: Clearly The Beauty Look Book was a source of inspiration this week because both these products were found on their blog. Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet-A new foundation from Chanel with a lightweight oil free texture for a matte-velvet finish. Having combination skin means matte finishes with a touch of glow are what I like and this sounds perfect. Vitalumiere Aqua, also by Chanel has tempted me in the past but it is a very glowy foundation. I'll be keeping an eye out for this on counter. Next up we have a new product from Nars, the Contour Blush in Paloma. In each compact is a contour shade and then a lighter shade to highlight+blend. It sounds similar to this blush in that it sculpts the cheeks. Paloma has a rose undertone too, so rather than being brown or orange it'd flatter paler skin better. Finally, a contour shade for us fairer ladies.

*As always have an amazing weekend everybody! Today I have another driving lesson-I haven't driven a car for a few weeks so I'm hoping everything that I knew hasn't left my mind. I am looking forward to a weekend off from Uni work. I don't really have any plans as such at the moment but hopefully I'll be able to catch up with one or two of my friends. 

This week's highlight is definitely being a part of bloggersclub.com as you may have seen on my Instagram. It's a new platform created by nzgirl for New Zealand bloggers and it is all very exciting. Head on over there and look for my profile if you fancy. Oh and one last thing-there'll be a sneaky little bonus post this week going up on Sunday so check back then for it! xo


  1. Oh my gosh, seeing that picture of Miss Dior made my heart ache!! I ran out of my signature scent about a year ago and I'm dying without it! Miss Dior is the most amazing fragrance isn't it? Those infallible shadows are really good too, I recently bought a beautiful gold shimmer one to wear to my Aunty's wedding on Monday. :D
    Loved this post Soph! I really need to get my hands on that Teen Vogue. I haven't read The Fault in Our Stars yet but it looks amazing.
    xx Maria
    p.s: Good luck with your driving lesson! I need to book another one soon!

    1. Yes! It reminds me of Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel but not as intense. That eyeshadow sounds beautiful! You do need to read 'The Fault In Our Stars', I'm reading it again at the moment :).

      Have a great weekend & enjoy the wedding!

      S xx

  2. Ooooh how is the Teen Vogue issue with Shailene Woodley? She seems really likeable! I saw Divergent yesterday and it was actually pretty fab x

    1. I haven't actually read this issue yet but I did have a flick through when it arrived in the mail and it looks like a great issue. Her editorial is beautiful as well. That's good you liked Divergent! I just bought the book today to read before seeing the film which I am looking forward to doing. x