Last week I bought you a little edit of things non-kittenish, this week I present: FULL-ON KITTEN. And owls. And pretty floral prints. Let’s start with Paul & Joe, shall we? They have something of a penchant for featuring cats in their makeup range and this season’s collection is no different. Girl in cat mask, tick. Little slips of pressed-eyeshadow papers, decorated with cats? Cat eye pencil? Tick. Cats cats cats. You can find this set, which includes a makeup bag, lip balm, cheek colour, eye pencil and eyeshadow sheets, at ASOS here. Apparently the sheets can be used up to 100 times – what a brilliant idea! Especially if storage is a problem, but even if you just want to be able to slim down your in-handbag makeup kit.
From cats to gorgeous printed packaging. We have Pai’s Rosehip Oil encased in a decorated carton, £22 here (the oil is exceptionally good, read my review here); Roger & Gallet’s hand cream cracker, £6 here, Ciaté’s Olivia Palermo Eyeshadow Palette, £35 here (the most beautifully soft and velvety eye colours, see below) and the amazingly packaged Kaffe Fassett-designed body lotion for Heathcote & Ivory. What’s inside the boxes, you ask?
Ding! Your wish has been granted. How lovely is the Kaffe Fassett design on the lotion bottle? This body lotion smells amazing, very heady and with a long-lasting scent, and the formula is nicely rich and hydrating. It’s £12 here. I’m going to try and use the Ciaté palette tomorrow, the colours are so posh and glimmery. Keep an eye on my Instagram.
Oh, I nearly forgot: owls.
I love everything about this sweet little Paul & Joe eyeshadow; the cardboard box that looks as though it should contain old buttons or spare bits of thread, the pretty owl motif and the swirl of impossibly flattering makeup inside. I must get a photograph of this shadow on my lids because it’s a great everyday brightening shade to just wash across the lids. You can find it online here. It’s £18, which was (for some reason) more than I was expecting, but it really is the kind of shadow you’d get a lot of wear out of. Hold the front page, I’ll get a pic of it for you asap.
I’ve just given myself at least two extra tasks to do when I’m supposed to be “on holiday”, but I’d rather be clarting about with eyeshadow than hoovering the house, so I’m not exactly complaining….