Saturday, 19 February 2011

My Favourite Reads This Week

The Modesty Brown household has turned in to the house of unfortunate illness at the moment. I suspect this weekend is going to involve a lot of blog reading and looking at pretty things to take my mind off the horrors. I may even indulge in a spot of online shopping. In the absence of FOTD or swatch photos to write about, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite reading from this week.

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This week Makeup Magpie shares a first look at her Chantecaille Sea Turtles palette including a comparison to Chanel's Regard Perle. These look so beautiful and I believe they will be available in the UK in a couple of weeks.

I loved reading Grace London's guide to looking and feeling good as a new Mum. A subject very close to my heart and coincidentally how I discovered beauty blogs in the first place. Good makeup and beauty products really can get you through those early years!

Visionary Beauty reviews the new undereye concealer from the By Terry stable and compares it to Touche Veloutee. Interesting reading if you're currently considering purchasing one of these pen concealers.

Over at Cafe Makeup I was interested to get a first look at the new Hourglass Aura Cheek Stains. The cheek and lip stains have just arrived at Zuneta and the cheek stain in Rouge is definitely top of my shopping list this week!

Gaia at The Non-Blonde brings us the latest Le Metier de Beaute Kaleidoscope, Smouldering Embarkment. It certainly looks like another beautiful combination of colours from LMdB. I shall be interested to hear if this will make it to British shores unlike the previous Holiday Kaleidoscope. As an aside, I really hope that Le Metier does return to the Selfridges website.

Always keen to learn about new brushes to try, I enjoyed reading about The Beauty Look Books favourite eye brushes. I've definitely added a few to my list to investigate.

I'm in the market for new foundation so I was very interested in Lipstick Rules post about DiorSkin Nude. With an extensive makeup collection finishing a product can be a bit of a rarity, so an empty bottle means praise indeed!

Get Lippie tells us about the new Guerlain Rouge Automatique lipsticks. I love the old yet new style and quite like the fact that they've named shades after other Guerlain classics. It sounds like the texture is superb too.

What has caught your eye this week? Are you planning any new purchases this weekend?


  1. Great selection! I've read all of these articles too, and there's so much great information in them. I really want that Chantecaille palette *sigh*

  2. I really want the Chantecaille too but I want it for the USD price! It's just that bit too steep for me to just go for it. I talk myself in and out of it all the time. I shall go round the houses with my shopping decisions this weekend too, still that's part of the fun for me, the long dance beforehand! ;)
    Jane x

  3. Thanks for the mention :) I really want that turtle palette, but then I also want about a hundred other things. I can't make up my mind about the new Hourglass, not sure that the colour would work on me.
    Do you happen to know what the Becca spring collection consists of ?
    Hope your little ones get better soon.

  4. oh such beautiful links that could convince me to be so much in debt! Everything from Chantecaille always looks so beautiful but I've only ever managed to purchase a (very good) concealer from them!

  5. Thanks so much for the mention, and hope everyone feels better soon! :)

  6. @Replica: I know what you mean about wanting lots of other things. I’m currently doing a basket dance with the Batiste Grayling. I’m not sure if the colour will work for me. I still haven’t heard any more about Becca Spring though I’m very keen to see what they will release. I’m wondering if they will go for a similar palette formation as Fallen Angels again.

    Still the house of poorly people. I was trying to have a little rest from playing nurse but it seems that only Mummy will do!

    @A Certain Vintage: Yes, I do have a love of looking at the pretty things! I have been admiring Chantecaille for a very long time and I think their palettes always look beautiful. I only have one of their lip chics but that just serves to tempt me even more!

    @Makeup Magpie: You’re very welcome and thank you for the well wishes. I really hope everyone is on the mend soon, it’s not been much fun!

    Jane x

  7. I feel your pain. We have the house of cold with tummy trouble here, including me, and still only Mummy will do! Lots of coloring, stories and telly with 'me surfing my iPhone when I can. Hurrah for technology! Now if only someone would make a magic pill that either makes you immediately better....


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