The September Makeup Stash

Since upping and moving somewhere a little more central, the boy and I sold the car and have been embracing something called “walking to work” – I think they call it that anyway. I have a 20 minute walk every morning – half of what my commute used to be. As a result my complexion is starting to improve and I’ve been sleeping in more, resulting in the need for super speedy makeup and a few new (and some old) makeup pieces being thrown into rotation.

Simple and Sheer: Although my skin needs very little coverage, I’ve been using the This Works Perfect Look Skin Miracle to protect my skin from the busy congested roads around us on our way to work. It contains hyaluronic acid which helps to hydrate skin too – perfect for the colder months. I’ve also been giving my nails a break and opted for a more sheer Essie offering – Not Just A Pretty Face – a sheer, shiny, milky pink – the perfect nude shade to compliment minimal makeup. Keeping with the sheer, pink theme, I’ve been sweeping the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfecter over my lips to pull everything together.

The New Discoveries: A few weeks back I discovered that my Sleek Pout Polish in Electro Peach not only acts as a lip balm, but a beautiful (if not slightly tacky to touch) cream blush. It adds the perfect sheer pink/peach wash to my cheeks, and adds a lovely dewy sheen at the same time. I’ve also been trying out a few new bits from Clinique which get the good ol’ thumbs up – the Clinique Chubby Stick for eyes in Ample Amber* is a lovely peachy cream version of All That Glitters by MAC and i’ve been sweeping it over the lid and blending with my fingers for super speedy application. I’ve also been getting to grips with the Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara* – a rocky start but a few days in and we’re getting on much better now. It gives length and Volume (in the not-so-natural kind of way) and comes of super easily with a swipe of Bioderma. Big. Thumbs. Up.

*PR Samples


  1. Izzy
    19 Sep 2013 / 8:06 am

    I've been wanting to try one of the Sleek pout polishes! There's so many pretty colours though, I wouldn't know which one to choose :)xo

  2. Gavina
    19 Sep 2013 / 8:19 am

    You look so gorgeous and fresh faces. I love the look of the Sleek pout polish as a blush!

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  3. Anna Blush
    19 Sep 2013 / 8:28 am

    Looking gorgeous Suzie! This natural glowy look really suits you x

  4. Daria
    19 Sep 2013 / 8:36 am

    Really want to try the Sleek Pout Polish, it looks gorgeous on you! xx

  5. Renate
    19 Sep 2013 / 8:48 am

    You really look gorgeous with the natural makeup its so complimentary and polished.

    Renate from

  6. Jade Waterfield
    19 Sep 2013 / 8:54 am

    I love walking to work, it takes me 35 minutes, but i look forward to doing it!
    Great choices, that mascara sounds great, your lashes look awesome!

    Gracious Silhouettes

  7. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    19 Sep 2013 / 8:55 am

    Gorgeous look – really fresh faced and pretty! Xx

  8. annie.
    19 Sep 2013 / 9:14 am

    I love that Clinique mascara, it is so good

    Annie |

  9. falafelwaffle
    19 Sep 2013 / 9:27 am

    I never realised that this works skin miracle contained hyaluronic acid.
    Love the sound of that Clinique mascara.

  10. Sara Chergui
    19 Sep 2013 / 9:52 am

    You look lovely ! ♥

  11. Leanne Marie
    19 Sep 2013 / 9:53 am

    I want to try some of the This works range! I see it in tkmaxx sometimes. I might have to hunt some bargains down!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

  12. Anya
    19 Sep 2013 / 10:08 am

    The Clinique mascara is my absolute faaavourite! It gives me lashes like no other. I love the super minimal makeup look, I'm definitely going to try this out x

  13. Yasmin Browne
    19 Sep 2013 / 10:34 am

    im loving the fresh face look – looks beautiful – i would love to pull that off 🙂 x

  14. TheMacaronAddict
    19 Sep 2013 / 10:47 am

    I didn't know sleek did cream blush! Need to go look at them soon!

  15. Marta
    19 Sep 2013 / 10:55 am

    You are one of those people who look stunning with minimal makeup. Wish I was more like you ;)x

  16. Roshni K
    19 Sep 2013 / 11:07 am

    I really want to purchase one of the Sleek pout paints and Clinique chubby sticks, they're so lovely! I just can't decide what colour to choose!

    Roshni’s Journey

  17. Emily McCue
    19 Sep 2013 / 11:18 am

    You look gorgeous! Love the clinique chubby sticks for eyes!

  18. Jackie
    19 Sep 2013 / 11:28 am

    SO pretty and I love the simple and natural look that the products create!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

  19. avmademoiselle
    19 Sep 2013 / 11:31 am

    Love the blush idea!! I'm curious to try it on myself…

  20. Lillian ParisianToBe
    19 Sep 2013 / 11:32 am

    Gorgeous…but I'm not surprised! I think I'll venture into using more lip products, but on my cheeks. And that Essie shade is going on my wishlist.

    xo Lillian from

  21. liza prideaux
    19 Sep 2013 / 12:16 pm

    So gorgeous, I love that you found another use for the pout polish too.

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  22. ABeautyRomance
    19 Sep 2013 / 12:41 pm

    Great post, you look so pretty! I really want to try the This Works perfect skin miracle, I've heard so many good things about it 🙂 ♥

  23. Bunny. I ♡
    19 Sep 2013 / 12:54 pm

    I love the clinque high impact mascara, really want to try the sleek pout polishs xx


  24. Maddy
    19 Sep 2013 / 3:29 pm

    Love the natural polish, looks like a beautiful one for everyday! xx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  25. vicki
    19 Sep 2013 / 4:06 pm

    My husband & I are moving more central & selling our car too! Hoping I get a little fitter & less stressed.
    I like to wear minimal makeup and have more time in bed. I like your picks, the chubby sticks are perfect for a quick eye look & I like the colour range.

    You look beautiful with minimal makeup!

  26. Madeline
    19 Sep 2013 / 5:27 pm

    Gorgeous as always !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  27. Natalie Stubbs
    19 Sep 2013 / 6:41 pm

    Not Just A Pretty Face is my go-to for a pretty, nude nail. I'm intrigued by the Sleek Pout Polishes too, they might have to be added to my wishlist!


  28. Nicola
    19 Sep 2013 / 8:54 pm

    This make up look is really pretty, I love Sleek pout polishes might have to give it a try as a blush 🙂 xx

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  29. Emily Allen
    19 Sep 2013 / 9:02 pm

    Love this look, I really want to try that the this works perfect look skin miracle I don't know what has happened to my skin but it needs something hardcore for whatever rebellious phase it is going through :p xx Emmi

  30. Amber Hunter
    20 Sep 2013 / 2:07 am

    I really love the look of the chubby stick! This makeup looks beautiful on you; understated and simple but still gorgeous.
    Lovely Notions

  31. Heather
    21 Sep 2013 / 5:09 pm

    Great post x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

  32. Nita
    21 Sep 2013 / 5:45 pm

    I need to get my hands on the Sleek Pout Polish. It looks lovely!


  33. Hayley
    28 Sep 2013 / 10:11 am

    This make up is so simple but looks amazing on you! Need to invest! 🙂

    Hayley xo