Bobbi Brown Skin Serum Corrector and Concealer

IMG_0122As mums, we know what it’s like to feel and look tired. Katie has always suffered from dark circles, even before she had Harriet, and so is constantly on the search for eye brightening make-up. She has tried what seems like hundreds of concealers and brighteners since she was a teenager, finally settling on the Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector and Concealer duo some years ago. She stuck with the these for some years (though was never fully happy with the result) until now…

Bobbi Brown have now come out with a far superior duo of products – the Intensive Skin Serum Corrector and Intensive Skin Serum Concealer.IMG_0195The Corrector is available in 16 shades. Yes, 16! The correct shade for you is matched to the tone of your dark circles (blue, purple, brown, grey) and used to counteract the colour of your shadows and erase them. You then use the Concealer (which is available in 15 shades) to bring back your natural skin colour to the under eye area.

With a weightless liquid consistency, the serums are so easy to apply with their handy doe foot applicators. They simply glide on and then can be very easily blended with your ring finger. They don’t dry the under eye area at all, and as a result leave no cakey or patchy looking skin.

Bobbi Brown Serum Corrector


We can highly recommend trying them if you haven’t already. Dark circles be gone!

Do you suffer from under eye dark circles? If so, what are your favourite products to use to conceal them?


Review | Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

Hourglass Ambient Lighting EditGeorgie loves makeup but has been a little slow at trying the brand Hourglass which was talked about endlessly by beauty bloggers last year. Hourglass have just brought out their Ambient Lighting Palette with two finishing powders, a highlighter, two blushers and a bronzer and as Georgie had been able to see Hourglass’s products in action whilst wondering around the oh-so magical Liberty Beauty Hall, she thought she would try the palette out.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit minis and more

From top are swatches of Diffused Light, Iridescent Light and you can just see Dim Light at the bottom.

The finishing powders included are Diffused Light (a yellowy toned powder) and Dim Light (a peachy/pinky toned powder). Georgie’s favourite is the Dim Light as it gives a very subtle warmth to the face. The highlighter Iridescent Light, which is new for the palette is a very pretty and flattering pink with sheeny finish.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit minis and more

From top : Luminous Bronze Light, Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure at the bottom.

The blushers (Luminous Flush, a rose/peach blush and Mood Exposure, a plum blush) are both very flattering whilst the bronzer, Luminous Bronze Light is not too dark and can be used to contour as well as add a bit of colour – is looks quite orangey on the swatch but it is more subtle when blended out.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

Left: Georgie with just a base of Chanel CC cream and Collection concealer. Middle and Right: Completed look using the palette plus eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss. No adjustments or editing have been used in the photos (except for cropping) so you can see how the products truly look.

Georgie has also been using the palette on her eyes to create a soft daytime look using her beloved Charlotte Tilbury Classic eyeliner and a bit of mascara to complete the look.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit minis and more

For the eyes Georgie used the highlighter as a base and then the two shades in the Mood Exposure blush and Dim Light as a wash.

This palette is perfect as a pick-me-up for busy mums. Everything is housed in one place so no messing around with different containers in the mornings. It makes Georgie feel less scary-looking on the school run – we’d hate to scare our little ones’ friends when dropping them off. We feel it is priced well for what you get at £65.00 and is available here.

What do you think of Hourglass cosmetics – has anyone tried any of their other products?

by terry ombre blackstar eyeshadow review…

The By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow sticks have been around for a while now – years in fact. Georgie bought a couple when they first came out as easily transportable eyeshadows to apply in a hurry when she arrived at the office when she was a commuter. She loved them then and still loves them now. They are perfect for makeup on the go, so as a fully fledged full-time mum they are ideal for when you have to get out of the house in a hurry.

They come in a variety of colours and below are a selection of those available. Once they have been applied they can be blended easily and look great when you use two different shades together. The colour really does last all day. Perfect for taking on holiday or to simply add a finishing touch to your make-up before rushing out of the door.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow

From left to right: Beyond Gold, Ombre Mecure, Blond Opal, Frozen Quartz, Misty Rock, Bronze Moon

By Terry ombre Blackstar eyeshadow

From left to right: Velvet Orchid, Midnight Forest, Blue Obsession, Black Pearl, Brown Perfection, Black Matte

Georgie uses the paler colours all over the eyelid and the darker shades in the socket and as a liner – they are brilliant multitaskers and if you’re in a rush it means you don’t have to rummage around your make-up bag for numerous products.

By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow review

From left to right: Black Pearl, Blond Opal, Bronze Moon, Frozen Quartz and Misty Rock

By Terry Ombre Blackstar eyeshadow

In this photo Georgie wears Frozen Quartz on her eyelid and Misty Rock blended into the crease and along the lash line.

They have been repeat purchases which, for someone who LOVES makeup and trying out new products is a big deal. The colours next on our list to try are Brown Perfection and Ombre Mercure. They are available at Space NK.

Do you have make-up favourites you keep going back to?


Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Sticks review

Talk about enhancing what nature gave you! We’re talking about eye colour… and what the fabulous Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Sticks do to enhance your natural eye colour.

Colour Chameleon coloursBlue, Green, Hazel and Brown – she has us all covered. These highly pigmented, shimmery, quick and easily blendable (though be quick mind, they do set) Colour Chameleon eyeshadow sticks can be worn as thick liner or alternatively smudged with your finger or an eyeshadow brush (we love the MAC 217) for an all over the lid look.

They are perfect for this time and year and would make a great addition to any Summer travel make-up bag as the shades stay in place all day.

The 8 shades available (2 for each eye colour) come in ‘Day’ colours and ‘Night’ ones too if you want to be a little more dramatic. They are…

Blue Eyes: Day – Champagne Diamonds & Night – Black Diamonds

Green Eyes: Day – Bronzed Garnet & Night – Amethyst Aphrodisiac

Hazel Eyes: Day – Golden Quartz & Night – Smokey Emerald

Brown Eyes: Day – Dark Pearl & Night – Amber Haze


From left to right here are swatches of: Bronzed Garnet, Golden Quartz, Amber Haze and Black Diamonds

Obviously the rules don’t have to be followed. Wear whichever shade you like, when you like. So far, each colour we have tried is utterly divine. When you wear the shade that Charlotte Tilbury recommends for your eye colour, your eyes really will pop. Believe us!

And if you like to wear very heavy eye make-up, then simply use them as a base for eyeshadow, and build.

Charlotte Tilbury Bronzed Garnet

Here is Katie wearing the Bronzed Garnet for GREEN eyes shade. This was applied with a quick sweep of her finger and a line on the lower lid.

Charlotte Tilbury Amber Haze

Here is Katie wearing the Amber Haze for BROWN eyes shade. This was applied with a quick sweep of her finger and a line on the lower lid.

So, if you are looking for a new make-up purchase, then we cannot recommend the Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Sticks enough. They are £19.00 each. If you want to go and try them out before buying then head on down to Selfridges.

One word of warning, the lids aren’t the tightest. They can be a pain and come off. So just be warned if you keep them thrown in a make-up bag.

If you are already a fan, then let us know your favourite shade and how you like to wear it, and if not, and we have persuaded you to try them, then do let us know what you think. We promise you won’t be disappointed.