Brow Cheating, Bronzed Eyes & Blogging Babes

Five Things

It’s time to bundle together the best of beauty from the past seven days (with the odd bit of style thrown in for good measure). Edited down to five of the top products, videos, posts, releases and the rest that have had me clicking away:

1. Cheating on my Hourglass Arch Brow Pencil. Yep I am and I’m loving it. Shhhh – don’t tell. Slowly but surely I think that the Anastasia Brow Wiz in Soft Brown is making my brows happier than ever. The spoolie rocks – and we all know that is a very important part of the equation – but the nib just makes filling in the sparse spots so darn effortless. It’s like falling in love all over again.

2. Sparkle the Lisa Eldridge way. I can’t believe that it’s taken me this long to touch on this sparkler of a Lisa Eldridge video. Pulling off a triple dose of shimmer on the face, eyes and lips is no easy task but Lisa makes it look easy peasy and more importantly, über chic. Time to pick up the glitter gloss gals.

3. The most beautiful palette CHANEL have ever made. As if I haven’t mentioned it enough times already, CHANEL’s newest limited edition addition to their autumn line is bloomin’ beautiful. Between this and the Lorac Pro Palette, my lids have been sorted for the past few weeks, but there’s just something about the top left shade that I can’t get enough of – Bronzey/taupey/pink/gold perfection.

4. BeautyMinded. What a great site. I stumbled across this recently on Twitter and have been addicted ever since. The clean photography alone is enough to draw you in, but the clear layout and well written copy will keep you browsing for hours. Shopping lists at the ready as Katia is quite the enabler.

5. Could & Other Stories be my new Whistles? If you spotted my recent clothing additions then you would know that I lost my shizz (in a good way) in & Other Stories recently. High quality garments, with a high street-ish price tag and a neutral colour palette, I was feeling it. Only time will tell if it overtakes my beloved Whistles. Though their new drop of winter coats may win me back…


  • EvaBBlogt

    Yay for Katia from Beautyminded!

  • You’ve made me want to try the brow wiz even more, I think I’m going to have to take the plunge I just can’t decide on a colour.

  • Anna Blush

    Lisa Eldridge makes everything look so easy, her tips are always so helpful. Definitely going to check out BeautyMinded x

  • Sophie ♥

    So awesome to see Katia getting a shoutout! She’s one of my new favourite bloggers as well. Brow Wiz is tempting me too-I’m going somewhere that sells Anastasia products next week so I may just have to ask them if I can try it out.

    Have a fab weekend Anna! x

    • Thank you so much, Sophie! I still can’t believe it. This means the world to me.. <3 And keep me posted on that Brow Wiz shizzle! I'm intrigued.

  • Beautyminded is also one of my favourite blogs! Ah, and the Chanel quad is very pretty indeed!

  • Clicked the link to BeautyMinded even before I read about it – love a good new blog:) Also, may have to pick up that CHANEL quad as I’ve wanted one for soo long!

    Esmé // CloudEsmé

  • BeautyMinded is such a beautiful looking blog, definitely one I’ll be reading again 🙂
    Also love the Lisa Eldridge vid!

  • Rachel White

    That Chanel palette looks absolutely stunning…need to get paid ASAP so I can get my hands on the bugger!

    Great post!

    Rachel xx

  • I’m dying to try the Anastastia brow wiz!! Looks so good 🙂

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • I have just become addicted to Beauty Minded, thanks for letting me know about it!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

  • Bella

    Thanks for alerting us to Beauty Minded, I cannot stop browsing her site!!

  • Chantal

    I really want the Chanel palette, the colours in it are beautiful. 🙂 x

  • ahh the chanel palette looks so beautiful, loved how you used it in your last vid 🙂

  • That Chanel palette is really beautiful!

  • I must try the Anastasia Brow Wiz real soon! Time to ditch my Benefit’s Gimme Brows hehehe! And that Chanel palette is really pretty xo

  • Lisa Eldridge manages to make everything look SO easy! She even manages to take her eye make up off in a glamorous way, whereas I am left looking like a scary clown!
    Danielle / Party Violets

  • & Other Stories seems amazing!!

    Sophia |

  • PeonyandPeach

    Lisa Eldridge can do no wrong!

  • Lux Veritatis

    Great post !

    I’m also new to this world of blogging so it would mean a lot to me if anyone checked out my blog and followed? Thank you:)

  • Daniella




  • Lisa Eldridge.. absolute perfection! That woman is everything I want to be/look when I get older (not saying she’s old, ofc haha). So full of class!

    | |

  • I’m so happy for Katia to be featured onto VDM. As she’s a fellow Belgian blogger I’m even more proud. You go Katia! 😉 Ouch, I have tried both brow products and to be honest, Hourglass Arch Brow still rocks my world – and I have you to thank for!

    X Alice

  • Purely Sandy

    I agree, the Anastasia brow wiz is the BOMB. I love it and can not live without it anymore.

  • Just checked Beautyminded , and it is such a lovely site!! I watched that Lisa Eldridge video when she uploaded it and I was left amazed. She is so effortlessly chic and classy. I really really REALLY LOVE the Chanel quad. It is perfect.

    All She Needs

  • Lisa Eldridge is like some sort of makeup GODDESS, she makes everything look effortless and easy, even when she takes her makeup off she looks flawless, whereas I look like I haven’t slept in about 16 days……Anywho, the Chanel palette looks stunning so may just have to purchase that..
    Zariel xx

  • Alexandra
  • I’m with you re: the Anastasia Brow Wiz, it is easily one of the best brow pencils, or products for that matter, that I’ve used. So impressive!

    I’ve also noticed & Other Stories getting a lot of mentions around the web lately, I’ll have to check them out, for sure. Thanks for sharing!

    – Amanda | The Chic Counsel

  • Thanks for introducing me to Beauty Minded – what a gorgeous blog! Adore that Chanel palette too!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • Maria Jorge

    hey anna i would love to see your review of the matte lipsticks by charlotte tilbury

  • The Chanel palette looks awesome and I’m checking out And Other Stories now – those jumpers!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Ella

    That Chanel quad is GORGEOUS- there’s no link though, is it the tisse camelia one? Seriously need to get my hands on some new brow products, mine are looking pretty shabby lately. Have a great Sunday!

    thank you for sharing!
    Click here for a similar blog!

  • Roshni Mistry

    Need to try the Anastasia Brow Whiz! Though I’ve been pretty happy with my Soap and Glory Brow Archery!

  • Wish we had a & Other Stories in the US.

    Magee /

  • Emma and Emily

    You have made me want Chanels new palette so badly! I want that golden/copper/pink/champagne!

    • Candidly Catrin

      I totally agree! She has mentioned it so many times that i’m just itching to get my hands on it! xo

  • Allison

    but all those beautiful whistles bags! their leather pouches are everything
    Allison from

  • Sabrinna Baglio

    aghhhhh i love all of your blog posts

    fashion, beauty, music and more x

  • That Chanel palette has my name written ALL over it! Lovely post Anna 🙂

  • MyCityMyLondon

    Anastasia stuff are AWESOME for brows! her nake up pics also all look stunning! flawless