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Five Favourite Things- January 2018

Instead of a blog post, I’m sharing my second Five Favourite Things video.   Just like when you hang up the phone with someone you remember all the things you forgot to mention in the conversation, I keep remembering things that I forgot to mention in the video!  I’ll note some of them here.  First and foremost, I keep forgetting that I can’t add links to the bottom of my YouTube videos yet (you have to produce more content before you’re allowed to do that), so I’ll add them here on the blog.  The second is be sure to order your regular size and not go down a size (like the Amazon reviews suggested to me) if you order the Spanx leggings; you lose the ‘leather’ effect if they are too stretched.  Lastly, sorry about the cut on my finger; there’s no way to edit that out!

I hope you enjoy watching.  The links to all the products are below the video. xx

  1. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings:  UK link: Amazon  US link: Spanx
  2. Sigma F80 Kabuki Brush: UK link: Cult Beauty US  link: Sigma Beauty
  3. Trinny London:  Just a Touch foundation, Flush Blush, and BFF Cream.  Try her Match 2 Me system to find your colours.
  4. Charlotte Tilbury Bitch Perfect Lipstick: UK link: Charlotte Tilbury UK  US link: Charlotte Tilbury US
  5. Cocorose London: Foldable Shoes
  6. (bonus!) Bright Coral Merino Cardigan: Kettlewell Colours

 

linking to: stylesplash, notdressedaslamb, notdeadyetstyle, fakefabulous

 

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25 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle
    February 4, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    I am loving your regular feature Five Favourite Things Lisa. I’m seeing red hot Podcaster in your future woman! I mean seriously you are a natural xx

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 4, 2018 at 9:20 PM

      Oh goodness, thank you so much, Michelle. I certainly find it easier to talk than have my photo taken, so maybe I’ll eventually be a vlogger instead of a blogger!? xx

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    1010parkplace
    February 4, 2018 at 9:09 PM

    I totally agree with Michelle! You’re gorgeous, natural on camera and have great suggestions! Brenda

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 4, 2018 at 9:20 PM

      I really appreciate that Brenda, thank you so much! I’m glad you like the recommendations. xx

  • Reply
    Patti
    February 5, 2018 at 1:17 AM

    I love this feature, and those faux leather leggings! thanks for linking up, xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 5, 2018 at 2:12 PM

      Thank you Patti! xx

  • Reply
    Ann
    February 5, 2018 at 1:17 AM

    Nicely done, Lisa! I continue to think you should be on the telly / tube / big screen.

    And one of these days, please tell us about the facial treatments you MUST undergo that make you appear as though you’ve signed a very favorable contract with a deity to look like you were born yesterday. Honestly, that glow is getting brighter.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 5, 2018 at 2:12 PM

      Oh thank you Ann! If only everyone felt like you… you cannot believe how many email unsubscribes I get every time I do a video! Video shows a different side of you; not everyone who likes you in a photo likes you in a video.

      Facial treatment wise, I can tell you what makes the biggest difference in my skin is eating 14 ounces (400 grams) of vegetables every single night at dinner. Since I’ve been doing Bright Line Eating, my skin has totally transformed. For my eczema, eating a few generous spoons of ground flax seed on my porridge every morning helps a lot too. Other than that, I can only say that the lighting (when I do video, I face directly into a window) and my makeup both help a lot! Maybe I’ll do a makeup or skincare tutorial video one day. Then you can see the before and after. xx

      • Reply
        Ann
        February 7, 2018 at 12:34 AM

        Lisa, I’d LOVE to see both skincare and makeup tutorials. Please consider those. xoxo

        • Reply
          Lisa
          February 10, 2018 at 3:03 PM

          Oh, I’ll do that then! I have such cantankerous skin, so I generally figure anything that works for me will be twice as good on anyone else. xx

  • Reply
    Sylvia
    February 5, 2018 at 11:50 PM

    Looking truly gorgeous here Lisa. Gerat video.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 6, 2018 at 9:11 AM

      Thank you so much, Sylvia! I’m so pleased you like it. xx

  • Reply
    Stella
    February 6, 2018 at 7:38 PM

    First of all I love so much to see a video of you, I really missed you! Totally obsessed with these seamless faux leather leggings! I missed so much pieces like this during pregnancy! And how cute are the Cocorose slippers? I look forward to more of these videos (and to seeing you again of course 🙂
    PS: You look so gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Stella

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 10, 2018 at 2:59 PM

      I’m so glad you like the video, Stella! I can’t wait to see you again too, and I can’t wait to meet your little boy when he arrives. Love to you, and thank you xx

  • Reply
    No Fear of Fashion
    February 6, 2018 at 9:25 PM

    You are a natural at this. The BBC might be calling soon.
    For some reason, make-up just isn’t my thing. At all. Strange isn’t it? For a woman who loves to adorn herself.
    I have done the colour thing and I agree that it works, but sometimes I just ignore it. Or apply the same tricks as you do. With exception of the different make-up haha.
    Gorgeous colour on you too, that coral.
    Greetje

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 10, 2018 at 3:02 PM

      Thank you, Greetje! I feel very out of my depth in video, but I try to pretend like I’m just chatting to a friend and forget that there is a camera. I’m surprised that you aren’t into makeup, very surprised! You are into hair, THAT I know from reading your blog. xx

  • Reply
    Marianne
    February 8, 2018 at 9:03 PM

    Lisa

    I’d really love make-up tutorials by you too – your make always looks exquisite.

    I’m going online for the Trinny BFF, next.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 10, 2018 at 2:58 PM

      Oh, thank you Marianne! I’ll get a makeup tutorial together then! Let me know how you like the Trinny BFF. xx

  • Reply
    Little Red
    February 9, 2018 at 5:55 AM

    What do you like so much about the brush?

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 10, 2018 at 2:57 PM

      I like that it isn’t made out of animal hair. I like that it doesn’t eat my foundation; so many of my foundation brushes seem to absorb twice as much foundation as I use on my face. It gives an amazing finish to any makeup I use, AND it doesn’t leave any brush tracks on my skin. I really need to have a backup one, just in case! xx

  • Reply
    B
    February 12, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    Frustrated that Spanx doesn’t sell petites. If I’m spending $100 on leggings, I want them to fit perfectly, without having to roll up under boots or to get hemmed at additional cost.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 14, 2018 at 2:00 PM

      Yes, I completely agree with you, it is surprising that they sell plus sizes, but don’t do petites. Check the measurements of the XS or S sizes; they MAY work for you. The regular sizes tend to run a little short, so they just might do the trick, depending on how petite you are. It is worth a shot if returns are free (like via Amazon). xx

  • Reply
    Dottie
    February 12, 2018 at 5:44 PM

    I really enjoyed this video. I’d love to see how you use the brush to put on your makeup. Do you need to wash it after each application of the cream foundation? I would think that it would stick to the brush a lot. Do you use the brush to apply other makeup as well?
    BTW, that color does look great on you.
    One more question… How do you do your lashes? They look great.

    • Reply
      Lisa
      February 14, 2018 at 2:05 PM

      Hi Dottie! I’m so glad you enjoyed the video! I do a swirl and tap technique with the brush… perhaps it would be a good idea to do a video sometime to demonstrate. I don’t wash it after cream foundation application. I probably wash it about once a month? It doesn’t ‘eat’ and absorb makeup in the same way that most foundation brushes do. I only use it to apply cream or liquid foundation and concealers.

      For my lashes, I use the Kevin Aucoin eyelash curler. I also use the Rodin + Fields lash serum (for growth on upper lashes) and I use Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara or Mac False Lashes mascara.

      Thanks so much xx

  • Reply
    passion fruit, paws and peonies
    February 24, 2018 at 7:29 AM

    Hi Lisa I really enjoyed your video! You are so natural and watchable on camera. Thank you for all the tips, I’m off to check a few bits out now xx

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