The Week in Instagram @ViviannaMakeup: Gotta love these Essie Xmas duos // Byron burger – get in ma’ belleh // Chop chop // Insta-hauling // Staring through the window at Choccywoccydoodah // Spotted at the YSL counter // Pudding at the Grain House // And so the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil collection grows

The Week in VDM Posts: The Beauty Bag: December // November Favourites // CHANEL Christmas ’13 and ‘That’ Palette // Bye, Bye Ombré // Short Hair Daily Grabs // What To Get Him // Festive Flavour // Shu Uemura S Curler // The Foundations Went in Two by Two // Jouer in Person in the UK

Product Pick of the Week: By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Festive Gold – it’s rare you’ll see me rave over a liner, but this one is just awesome. A richly pigmented ambered gold it glides onto the waterline and lid in such a fashion you’d think it was a gel and boy does this stay put. I tested it out on the back of my hand and only after running it under a hot tap, drying it and vigorously rubbing did it eventually give up. Obviously you’re not going to want to put your peepers through the outlined experiment, but the proof is in the pudding – this stuff really is waterproof and darn hardy. Oh and the shade is just begging to be sported on a Christmas night-out.

Blog Post of the Week: It’s got to be Nouvelle Daily’s ‘DIY Homemade Christmas Wrapping Paper’ post. Just stunning. Easy enough to do and guaranteed your presents will be looking rocking up the tree bundled up in your ‘do-it-yourself’ wrapping job. I’ve just added sheet music to my shopping list.

Must-Watch of the Week: Lily and I worked on a Christmas Gift Guide video with The Body Shop which I thought I’d throw in there in case you’re still in need of some pressie-inspiration and yes the festive jumpers come out to play again. But that aside the video I was most enamoured with this week was Body Talk’s ‘Boozy Mince Pie Recipe’ that I will most definitely be whipping out this weekend.

Added to the Wishlist this Week: Sophie Mini Matte Leather Shoulder Bag lustings aside, this week I just can’t seem to get the new MAC Masterclass Brushes out of my mind. They’re not out in the UK till January, but they’re just such a departure from the other brushes on the market I have to give them a go. Like gigantic toothbrushes for the face and supposedly good for cack-handed individuals (that’s me), I’m excited.

  • Cornelia Kennedy

    I really enjoyed this week, lovely to see such a variety of posts, I’m excited for the new MAC brushes too, although I always get the picture of whales teeth when I see them, just me?

    Ineffable Beauty

  • Anna Blush

    Those Mac brushes look kinda weird but I still want to try them all the same

  • Chas

    I’ve never commented on your blog before, but as a musician, it will burn a hole in my conscience if I don’t tell you this…sheet music is so expensive for what it is, please don’t buy it just to use as wrapping paper! If you don’t mind the notes actually on the page, try google imaging sheet music instead and using those printouts ;)

  • Monica

    I love your ‘comme ci comme ca’ top wheres it from?

    • K

      its from whistles :)

  • Emily Allen

    My gosh those Essie duos look so good! I loved your november favourites video most this week :) xx


  • Maddy Cane

    Love your new hair, it looks gorgeous! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD


  • Alice

    The NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils look soooo gorgeous!

    You do so many blog posts, you must work so hard on your blog :)

    alicekatex ♥

  • Daniella

    Great post!



  • Silje Eid

    I’m in love with the lip pencils from Nars, need them in my life asap!

  • Emma and Emily

    Love your new hair! You are making me want to go for the chop!!

  • CoMichellex

    I really want some of them Essie sets!!

  • Rachel

    Lovely posts this week, your hair looks really good! xx

  • slee1164

    Loving your new hair Anna! Looks beautiful! Can you do an updated hair routine video?

  • ThoughtsofGlam

    A great place to find Essie for less is Tj Maxx/Marshalls/Burlington Coat Factory etc. I always find them there for half off.

  • Sophie

    I love love love these round up posts and recommendations :)