Tag Archives: New Obsession!

New Grunge Palettes – Five Top Picks!

Back in the day (in the actual nineties) wearing warm toned eye-shadow that made you look like you’d been crying was dubbed ‘heroine chic’. This edgy look was far from mainstream but nowadays the rust-red ‘grunge’ eye-shadow trend is super popular and shows no sign of abating with yet more brands adding their spin. I’ve scouted my Top 5 New Grunge Palettes from high-end […]

A BRIT-POP of Colour from butter LONDON

Recently Butter LONDON were kind enough to send me some products to review (lady’s choice) after I raved about their polish and lip-gloss I bought online. I was excited to try more of their cool quirky line in cosmetics, so I chose a ‘Cheeky’ cream blush, matte lipstick ‘Lippy’ and ‘Wink’ liquid eye-liner for my […]

My Make-up geek custom palette

On Make-up collecting and Mental Health

This is not a beauty blog but I’ve been sharing my love of cosmetics here lately. Because make-up has always been a thing of joy in my life. I still fondly recall my first products and looks I wore in the past. And Make-up brings out the collector in me. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for […]

Gourmand fragrance recommendations

Gourmand Fragrances- My Top Five

Perfumes to me are like a tonic, a real pick-me-up, or a comforting hug from a friend.  My love of scent goes hand in hand with my love affair with make-up, they have the same origin story. My earliest fragrances as a 90’s teen included Arden’s Red Door, Dior’s Poison body lotion and a glitter gel fragrance from Avon called […]

butter london - Spring nails and Vamp lips

Spring Nails and Vampy Lips from Butter London

It’s the little things that I’ve been living for lately (like glittery nails), and a surprise gift from a friend prompted me to check out Butter London where I got myself some treats in their sale. My friend Chiaki and I share a fondness for Bowie best described as reverent, (lol) and things of a glam […]

Orange is the new Black- last of the summer

Life Lately… Orange is the New Black

Lately according to my Instagram gallery I’m drawn to all shades of rust, red, copper, orange and ochre: Clockwise from Top Left: Bringing the last of the summer in from the garden, orange Irish wildflower Montbretia (Crocosmia)/ Whose been sleeping in my bed? My ginger tabby Sam / And so it begins, the first of the […]

Grunge eye palettes featuring mac burgundy x 9

Top Five Grunge palettes for Autumn Eyes

I’m obsessed with finding the perfect red/copper/brown eye-shadow combo. Currently described as a ‘grunge’ look , it’s essentially a sultry warm smokey eye that’s been around forever. It can be difficult to pull off but new matte formulas afford a more subtle application, boosting this style’s popularity. Here’s my Top 5 pick of russet hued palettes ranging from high-end to budget: Clockwise from Top Left: Lorac: Pro Matte / […]

The 70s via the 90s

Lately…according to Instagram – 70’s Ninties’ style

Lately according to Instagram I’ve been loving a little 70’s style  – Clockwise from Top left: Black peep toe clogs from Lotta’s/ Ring from Indiska thanks to Swedish friend Chiaki/ A very seventies via the 90’s style floral with red Mary-Jane Lottas/ Denim jacket with 90’s Tv show memorabilia by Bunny Miele. I’m especially fond of the 70’s seen via […]

MUA Lux Velvet Lip Lacquer-

Liquid to Matt Lips: MUA Lux Velvet Lip Lacquer review

I may have mentioned before that I’m a bit obsessed with the idea of liquid to matte/lip creme formulas. So I was excited to see an albeit limited selection of the MUA Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer range in my local Superdrug. I’ve not tried any Make Up Academy products before but at £3 each I thought these were worth […]

Penny Dreadful inspired Jewellery

Penny Dreadful inspired Jewellery Wishlist

So Penny Dreadful, who’s been watching? If you haven’t seen it I’ll sum up by saying its basically a gothic take on Alan Moore’s League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, where a whole host of literary characters like Dorian Gray and Victor Frankenstein co-mingle with gothic archetypes such as werewolves, witches and vampires, and the action revolves around original character Miss Vanessa […]

Gem stone crystal rings

Lately…according to my Instagram- Gemstone Jewellery

My Instagram feed in recent weeks has been filled with jewellery! I can’t get enough of the witchy/indie/ boho vibe: I adored crystal pendants, mood rings and anything with a crescent moon on it back in the 90’s. Now charms on chokers and gemstones on leather cords are all the rage again and it makes my […]

Top Five under £5 Make up

Beauty Best Buys – 5 for under £5

my top five current beauty buys for under £5 featuring Sleek and Make-up Revolution

Note book addiction

My Note Book Addiction

I read somewhere that you know you’re a writer if you collect notebooks. And I’ve kept notebooks, sketchbooks and diaries going back decades now. However I’ve only recently begun caring what these books look like. I used black spiral bound notebooks for years almost exclusively so I could tear out any offending pages, saving special notebooks ‘for good’ (meaning I’d never […]

Clog Love -Lotta From Stockholm

New Obsession- Clogs!

I haven’t had a proper shoe obsession in a while now. In my teens it was DM boots (Doc Martins), and in my twenties I had a thing for cowboy boots. I’ve had flings with vintage shoes, pumps and platforms, but this year my eyes have been opened to clogs! I blame Swedish Blogger in […]

Grunge Jewellery for Witches and Goths

Gemstone Jewellery for Witches and Goths

I have recently discovered some gorgeously original gothic gemstone jewellery on Instagram . Witches and Wicca are back in vogue like it’s 1995, and these indie shops with their hand-made and custom designs have more than a little magic and mysticism about them. Introduced in order of affordability from impulse (buy now), to splurge (pay-day) and savor (save up for!) […]

Five Festive Films

Five Alternative Festive Films

Indulge in some festive movie watching with these off the wall holiday season film recommendations.

prometheus- honest movie review

Prometheus: All fired up!

Oh Prometheus, what a heavy handed mess you are.  Welcome to Bridgeen’s unpopular opinion corner: today’s rant is on Ridley Scott’s uber hyped return to Sci-fi Prometheus. So many things bugged me about this movie I barely know where to begin. Firstly the script is dire, the characters might as well use semaphore they’re flagging […]

lana del rey- fact or fiction

The fact or fiction of Lana Del Ray

By now you’ve probably heard of Lana Del Ray. My first encounter was online where a blogger was musing on whether they’d have embraced her music if they’d seen what she’d looked like first. That isn’t to say Ms Del Ray isn’t beautiful, quite the opposite, she’s almost impossibly so. Describing herself as a “gangsta […]