A Grey Area

I have a colour confession. I’m head over heels for grey. It started with slouchy sweats and socks, moved on to dresses and accessories and has now crept it’s way into my makeup bag. It might not appeal to everyone, but besides feeling effortlessly chic and going with the majority of outfits in my monochrome wardrobe, it matches the current grey streets and skies (and sea, most days) of Brighton, something I’ll never fall out of love with.

It started creeping in through the subtle purchase of the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder and then the acquisition of the Bobbi Brown brow kit* (subtle grey hues, obviously). Then in the form of Clinique’s nail enamel in Concrete Jungle and Smouldering by Revlon. But my most recent favourites have got to be Essie’s Master Plan polish and Origins cream eye shadow in “perkle”*. Both so beautiful they have become a regular feature in my makeup bag over the past few weeks.

Safe to say, grey is officially an obsession. I might have even just purchased a new item from the colour family earlier this week. Somebody stop me!


  1. Jenny
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:07 am

    Grey is a lovely shade!

  2. Chloe Walker
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:12 am

    I always love your posts so inspiring!
    And your photos are always so deliacte and cute.
    I adore the colour grey!


  3. A.Elinor
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:14 am

    What a wonderful post! I've never really considered grey as much of an option outside a smokey eye but I look forward to giving it a go πŸ™‚ Work appropriate and easy to build for night! Love. xx


  4. Stephanie Tang
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:15 am

    I find grey such an underrated color! Personally I love brights and all, but every time I want to go for a more understated look, grey is the color I turn to. I actually really love how grey eyeshadows look too – there's something so subtle and yet so classy about them, right?
    Stephanie | Love, August

  5. Jemimah A
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:17 am

    love it

  6. Gemma Oliver
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:17 am

    That Origins cream eyeshadow looks gorgeous! I love grey too but tend to go with more darker greys as I'm pale and look more washed out if I use/or wear light greys! Annoying πŸ™

    Gem x

  7. Emma Dunderdale
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:27 am

    I think I'm also slowly becoming addicted to grey! I can never resist a grey hoodie, or slouchy jumper, and picked up my first grey Rimmel nail polish in store the other day. I'm also currently on the hunt for some grey suede boots, which I am convinced will just complete my life nicely x


  8. Sara Chergui
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:32 am

    This blog post is so lovely ! The pictures are cute !

  9. Becca Hill
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:42 am

    I have a serious weakness for Grey nail polishes!


  10. GabriΓ«lle La Croix
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:43 am

    Lovely post dear x

  11. Megan Close
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:58 am

    I love this shade! Suits you so well too!

  12. jessica rose
    08 Jan 2014 / 11:05 am

    Ha! one of my goals this year…is to stick to a colour palette…and greys is one of my colours!


  13. Sophie Lorraine
    08 Jan 2014 / 11:10 am

    My favourite colour is grey. No shame in that game. I think, like black and white it just goes with everything. It's just a classic.

  14. Talisa Tossell
    08 Jan 2014 / 11:11 am

    Grey eyes are ace!


  15. Cat
    08 Jan 2014 / 11:21 am

    I love grey too, can be worn and used in so many ways x

  16. Rachel
    08 Jan 2014 / 11:28 am

    gorgeous photos, grey has always been a favourite of mine! you look lovely πŸ™‚

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

  17. Katie Purdon
    08 Jan 2014 / 11:49 am

    Grey is gorgeous! Try The Thames by Nails Inc – it's just perfectly understated chic xo


  18. casuallyawkward
    08 Jan 2014 / 11:50 am

    Grey is one of my go to colours as well so don't worry you're not alone with this little obsession (:

  19. Michelle
    08 Jan 2014 / 12:18 pm

    lovely post and definitely loving the grey tones!


  20. Pippi
    08 Jan 2014 / 12:31 pm

    grey is such a good colour though, it goes with everything !!

    heypips.blogspot.com xx

  21. lolakate
    08 Jan 2014 / 12:34 pm

    I have leaning towards Grey recently, the older I get the more muted my wardrobe gets. I love monochrome you can do anything with it x

  22. lolakate
    08 Jan 2014 / 12:34 pm


  23. Elissa Hudson
    08 Jan 2014 / 1:01 pm

    I want ALL of these things! That Origins cream eyeshadow is beautiful!

    Elissa | styleaffix.com

  24. Nicole
    08 Jan 2014 / 1:06 pm

    Love the grey tones! Love your blog too, just started mine. You should do a wardrobe tour!

  25. Jo
    08 Jan 2014 / 1:14 pm

    I rarely wear bright colours and grey has always been one of my go-to shades! Absolutely love this post and now I need to go and get myself some grey nail varnish.

    Jo xxx


  26. Siska
    08 Jan 2014 / 2:09 pm

    would love to try out the kevin aucoin powder!

  27. Eleri Roberts
    08 Jan 2014 / 2:15 pm

    Grey is my favourite πŸ™‚ I didn't know you lived in Brighton – I love it! xx

    Eleri Roberts

  28. Madeleine S-B
    08 Jan 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Grey's a fab colour haha – it really suits you, too! I find that cool tones are the most flattering (:


    • Madeleine S-B
      08 Jan 2014 / 2:47 pm

      And if you want a cooler-toned brow colour, Illamasqua's Eye Brow Cake in 'Motto' is really good!

  29. Hannah Cagney Lace
    08 Jan 2014 / 2:57 pm

    Just a little bit in love with that grey nail polish from Clinique Suz, what a beaut!


  30. Olivia Boros
    08 Jan 2014 / 2:59 pm

    I like grey…especially clothes, eye shadows and nail polishes. I love your eye makeup.


  31. Dollyfaces
    08 Jan 2014 / 3:16 pm

    You look stunning! x

  32. Rachel
    08 Jan 2014 / 3:22 pm

    i love grey too, it's so minimalistic and stylish πŸ™‚ what's on your lids, is that the origins eyeshadow in perkle? looks gorgeous on you!

    rachel x

  33. Lys
    08 Jan 2014 / 3:50 pm

    I have so many grey nail polishes, but I have to admit that apart from one eyeliner pencil, I don't own any grey makeup products. This needs to change!

  34. Michelle / Daisybutter
    08 Jan 2014 / 4:19 pm

    Grey is my absolute favourite too, so simple and chic. Beautiful photos, Suzie!

  35. Eden Simpson
    08 Jan 2014 / 4:43 pm

    Grey is a great colour crush to have i love it's freshness. And that Michael kors clutch is a beaut!

  36. Tiff
    08 Jan 2014 / 4:57 pm

    I really love this colour, it's so cosy and so sweet, especially with a sweet pink!


  37. beauty visions
    08 Jan 2014 / 5:01 pm

    I'm totally with you on this one! My closet is filled with all kinds of grey and I may even be wearing grey nail polish as I'm typing this:) The Origins cream eyeshadow looks beautiful! xx


  38. Rachael McClenaghan
    08 Jan 2014 / 5:01 pm

    Really agree. Grey is such a different colour and so effortlessly chic. love it!

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  39. Sybil Mae
    08 Jan 2014 / 5:11 pm

    One of my favourite colours is grey πŸ™‚ and I have to say that I love your Michael Kors iPad case! πŸ™‚


  40. Josephine Cheng
    08 Jan 2014 / 5:19 pm

    Love that nail polish


  41. Amelia G
    08 Jan 2014 / 5:20 pm

    That Essie polish is gorgeous. I've always loved grey.


  42. Chris El @ MyFashionTrendencies
    08 Jan 2014 / 5:28 pm

    Love this post as gray is my favorite color (or lack of).

  43. WillowTea
    08 Jan 2014 / 5:42 pm

    Love the photos, grey is one of my all-time favourites too!x


  44. The Vague Handbook
    08 Jan 2014 / 6:08 pm

    I love grey, it goes with everything! x

  45. Maddy
    08 Jan 2014 / 6:16 pm

    I love grey too, such a beautiful and chic colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  46. Sandy Pear
    08 Jan 2014 / 6:47 pm

    Grey is a wonderful shade and I have to say that grey is my obsession as well. Grey goes well with almost everything like how white and black do! Great post!

  47. Mads
    08 Jan 2014 / 6:54 pm

    That eye shade is stunning, I want to run out and buy it right now !!

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World | Check out my MAC lipstick giveaway

  48. Liesa
    08 Jan 2014 / 7:31 pm

    I'm afraid I won't be able to stop you, Suzie. I love grey as well, perhaps a little too much.. xx

  49. Megan Lillie
    08 Jan 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Oooh I wouldn't think of grey eyeshadow, it looks stunning on you!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  50. Hattie
    08 Jan 2014 / 8:13 pm

    I love grey nail varnish, I think it's really underrated!xx


  51. Tabitha
    08 Jan 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I can't get enough of grey at the moment either! Have you tried the grey-mauve matte nail varnish from Barry M? It's beautiful!

    – Tabitha at Scared Toast x

  52. Vintage Frills
    08 Jan 2014 / 9:11 pm

    I love wearing grey as an alternative to black, and have lot's of grey nail polishes but don't really have much grey make up. I usually go for browns, will have to give some grey eye shadow a try as I always think it looks lovely. xxx

  53. Karolina
    08 Jan 2014 / 9:44 pm

    I developed love for grey too.

  54. Alice Porter
    08 Jan 2014 / 9:56 pm

    You need to get MAC Scene eyeshadow! It is such a lovely grey!



  55. Ana Leote
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:11 pm

    The nail polish is beautiful!


  56. rosaliejayne
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:26 pm

    I love this, I'm a bit of a fan of grey, it's so easy to style and goes with everything x

  57. A Buckley
    08 Jan 2014 / 10:36 pm

    I love that nail polish! I have a darker grey but it's too depressing for the winter months πŸ™

    Bucks x


  58. Adleina
    08 Jan 2014 / 11:05 pm

    Yes! Glad i'm not the only one that has a growing obsession for grey! X


  59. Carina
    09 Jan 2014 / 4:06 am

    Any tips on pulling off grey eyeshadow? They turn ashy on me, and I think we may have similar coloring. πŸ™‚

  60. Celina
    09 Jan 2014 / 5:13 am

    I definitely need to purchase Essie Master Plan. The Origins eyeshadow is lovely as well! I'm starting to really fall for greys!
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  61. CharlieFace
    09 Jan 2014 / 8:03 am

    I love grey as well. I especially like the way in which it can soften the harshness of any black I might be wearing. x


  62. Kayleigh Holloway
    09 Jan 2014 / 1:28 pm

    I love grey too, I usually get told off by my husband for buying even more grey!

  63. Olivia
    09 Jan 2014 / 3:31 pm

    I love grey, white and black! It takes over my wardrobe and general taste, haha. That polish is lovely by the way, and gorgeous photos! xx

    Olivia | Thoughts, fashion and beauty.

  64. Melane
    09 Jan 2014 / 4:46 pm

    Grey is amazing, it basically suits everything!

    xo MΓ©lane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Positivity

  65. PrettyLittleSecrets
    09 Jan 2014 / 5:08 pm

    This has me written all over it
    Katie x

  66. Sandra hairlikesalacia
    09 Jan 2014 / 8:19 pm

    This is a stunning collection of grey you have πŸ™‚ x

  67. Claire
    09 Jan 2014 / 9:42 pm

    Ooh that nail polish is stunning! I'm not normally a grey fan, I'm a specifically no grey clothing person, it just washes me out too much but nails…I could be coming around πŸ™‚

  68. Claire
    09 Jan 2014 / 9:58 pm

    I love a good grey!

  69. Jasmine
    10 Jan 2014 / 8:51 am

    Soooooooooo pretty <3
    Jasmine xo | rabbit-wood.blogspot.com

  70. Lux Veritatis
    10 Jan 2014 / 10:57 am

    Grey is also my favourite color ! People think that I'm depressed or sometihing just because I'm always wearing something grey…:D


  71. Chelsey
    10 Jan 2014 / 12:18 pm

    What shade is the Origins eyeshadow? It's a lovely colour! x

  72. Almeida
    11 Jan 2014 / 3:48 pm

    What a lovely eyeshadow look, suits you perfectly πŸ™‚

  73. Wardrobe Block
    11 Jan 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Lovely shades – grey is so classic and chic! x

  74. Charlotte Thomas
    11 Jan 2014 / 10:22 pm

    I love all of these! Lovely picks!

    Charlotte – www.blotandreapply.com xx

  75. Ciara Pollock
    13 Jan 2014 / 12:31 pm

    Grey is such a nice colour; I also really like the look of that Essie polish!


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