Wednesday, 20 August 2014

My week in Pictures: #1, August 20

Hi guys! I have been really busy and I am really sorry for neglecting you guys, but I have been working on improving Pêche et Crème as a more aesthetically pleasing blog. However, I have been taking somewhat of a photo diary of my past week so please enjoy!
I snuck into my neighbours yard and took this picture. I really liked the contrast of colours.
It took a lot of chasing to finally get this little guy to rest in one place but I got the money shot eventually.

This is a wild daisy that I found flourishing in a small patch of grass nestled between gravel patches. I liked the way the petals were overlapped and were asymmetric.
This boat was stranded on the submerged dock which had filled it with lake scuzz, but from afar it's grotesque truth is concealed by the stunning colours.

I hope you like my nature inspired week!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Make Up Goes in One Direction: Midnight Memories Limited Edition Review


Hi everyone! Sorry I have not posted for awhile but I have been busy with my full time job and that kinda takes away from blogging. Sorry! However, I believe I will make up for this indiscretion but giving you a sneak peek into what the One Direction make up line will look like. Markwins International sent me these samples for me to show you, isn't that cool?! Anywho, I shall reveal the much anticipated "Midnight Memories" collection.
 So this is what the inside of the "Midnight Memories" set looks like. I like how the packaging provides various eye colours and looks that will correspond well. It is a great introduction for younger teens or a nice collection item for fans.
 The packging of the individual items is sleek and graphic which is a nice aestethic and matches the alternative-pop nature of One Direction.


 The eye shadow has nice pigmentation and the colours are subtle and can be worn dark or light, depending on day and night. I am in love with the greys in this paellete because they are very wearable. With eye primer the eyeshadows will last longer but I found that I had to reapply after 4 hours, which I think is a good mid range product.
 This lip gloss, "Through the Dark" is nice however, it feels a little sticky for my liking but has very nice pigmentation. I would definetely reccomend this for a night out where you want no fuss. the colour apparently also changes when exposed to UV light, so thats kind of cool.

This lipstick, "Best Song Ever" is a dramatic crimson lipstick. It is definetly not for the faint hearted but it has a very rich undertone of blues which are good for cool tones like myself. Tip: Use a lipliner that matches your lip colour to avoid bleeding and to preserve the original colour. People normally reccomend the lipstick colour, however, the lip liner will never truly match so you won't get that pure colour you want.
 The eyeliner, also doubles as a body crayon to draw on the stencils provided in the kit. The formula is nice and spreads on easily, however, I think it is best applied by dotting along the lash line and filling in with an eyeliner brush as the actual crayon is quite thick.
 These are the swateches for the above products.

 The nail polish, "Right Now", will probably need two coats as it is sheer with just one.



 "Little Black Dress" Masscara has a nice applicator. Tip: When buying mascara buy for the brush design first then formula. Each wand serves a different purpose. This mascara is good for everyday use as it works as a volumizer. I am still on the fence but so far so good.

My overall impression: Good make up, nice packaging, reasonable price.
The Looks collection by One Direction will be available in the States at:
 Macy's - August 11th
Stage Stores- August 25th
Dillards-August 25th
Beauty Brands -August 25th
Lord and Taylor - August 25th
International dates of release have yet to be released.

If you are a fan of One Direction please look forward to The "looks Collection" coming soon!
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