The Week #3

The Week in Instagram @ViviannaMakeup: Two new additions to the evening routine // Generic snow/wellie shot // I think candlelit bathtimes with ELLE should be made compulsory // Another week, another Ryan Gosling related purchase // Creamy cheeks // My view for the week has looked a little like this // Gooey goodness – see below for recipe // Light’s camera action – and the finished product // Snow shot – a cold snap skincare edit.

Product Pick of the Week: CHANEL Le Vernis Nail Colour in Frenzy – this was the week that I rediscovered this beige beauty. It’s not the most opaque offering, nor long-lasting but its understated tone and non-interferring colour makes a change from the seasonal perky pinks.

Blog Post of the Week: I’m always scouting out new makeup storage solutions, being a highly organised Virgo and all, and Mariannan’s first pic of her Instagram post has got me yearning after an alternative home for my nail polish. Somebody get me some decorative crystals too – stat!

Must-Watch of the Week: Not a beauty related view, but it’s a must share. I’ve been on the hunt for a Ben’s Cookies-esque recipe for a while and Ladies and Gentlemen. This. Is. It. Doughy, gooey, cookie goodness. Just don’t tell anyone I’ve been eating them for breakfast, yeah?

Added to the Wishlist: This section is fast becoming a ‘What I Will Buy This Week’ prediction, so I’m going to put my Mystic Meg hat on and say a bottle of NARS Sheerglow is on the horizon. I’m desperately searching out a dupe for my beloved (and almost all used up!) Jemma Kidd Light As Air Foundation so fingers crossed.


  • Sophiabencks

    Nars Sheer Glow is amazing! I’ve used up many bottles.  I’m currently on Mac Studio Sculpt (first ever Mac foundation), but I will go back to Nars Sheer Glow – the packaging is annoying though, unless they make it with a pump now…

    • Claudia

      you can buy a NARS foundation pump seperately.. which is still annoying but when the bottle is done you can reuse the pump for the next bottle 🙂

    • Thanks for the recommendation! :) 

  • I would love to try the Nars foundation  – great post!

    • I think it’s going to have to be purchased ;) 

  • Melanie

    I want to try the Nars Sheer Glow too!! Not sure if I can justify when I have about 19 other foundations! Oops! Thanks for introducing me to Mariannan too! Great find!


    • No worries love – her blog is so pretty! :) 

  • Those cookies look so yummy! I think I’m going to bake some today

    • Oooo do it – tweet me a pic of the results, I’d love to see! :) 

  • Carefreeblondie

    I love the Chanel nail colour in frenzy the finish is amazing

    • It is – beigey nail goodness :) 

  • Maddy Cane

    The cookies look amazing! xxx

    • They were – if I say so myself ;) 

  • Laura Carless

    Anna, I was inspired by your snow photos and did some of my own hehe! I included them in a winter makeup post, I would love it if you could check it out: Black & Gold
    Also…I LOVE the Gosling book…that man is a god among men haha

    Laura xx - Black & Gold

    • Haha he really is!!! :) 

  • Liora Tamam

    i love these posts! xx

    • Glad you like them hun :) 

  • Can’t wait for you to find a dupe for the Jemma Kidd foundation! Was gutted to find out that JK Makeup was going into administration 🙁

    • Me too – when I find a dupe I’ll be shouting from the hilltops! :) 

  • Bella

    Nars sheer glow! Nars sheer glow! Be sure to buy the 5 euro pump though, rip-off Nars company!

    • Haha! Will do :) 

  • bethwood823

    I own both Jemma Kidd and Nars Sheer Glow and I have to say I don’t find them too alike. Sheer glow is quite a bit heavier (despite the name ha) but still nice! I am in mourning over the death of Light as Air… it really was perfection!

    • Me too – desperate to find a dupe now!!! :) 

  • Pippa Jones

    Looks like you have a busy week.  Love the generic snow photos! 🙂

    Pipp xx

    • Haha – it had to be done ;) 

  • katherine.parkes

    those cookies look amazing! times like that I wish I could eat dairy 🙁 haha x

    • Ah boo – a little nibble ;) 

  • Claudia

    ohhh, those cookies!!! God, now I want some.

    I kinda miss your old instagram posts though.. I’m always confused by the different picture sizes of these new posts. too small to see much!

    the NARS Sheer Glow is definitely no dupe for the JK Light as air! I’ve used the SG for years now and when I tried the LAA I was so disappointed because the SG is lightweight but you can achieve everything from light to almost full coverage – the LAA didn’t feel light at all on my skin. also it clogged my pores, le sigh. but that whole dupe thing aside – the Sheer Glow is an excellent foundation, I’m sure you’ll love it 🙂

    • Thanks for the feedback hun – I’ll see if I can make it clearer next time 🙂 I must give Sheer Glow a go! 

  • Cagneyandlace

    I adore Nars Sheer Glow, trying to find something similar with a slightly lighter coverage but nothing’s come close yet.


    • Right – that’s it, this week, I’m purchasing! :) 

  • Another fab post Anna! X

    • Thank you! :) 

  • Hearts&Crosses

    I really want to try Nars Sheer Glow, I love this weekly posts!

    • Glad you like them love :) 

  • Fiona Barber

    Such a good post! ill look out for you on instagram!! Check out my blog if you get chance? @fionabarbs 

    • Thanks! :) 

  • Oooh NARS Sheer Glow is a fun one.  I always felt like a super star when I wore it! x

    • Haha well that’s sold me! :) 

  • Ashley Bernier

    I absolutely adore your new rendition of the Saturday posts.