14 Oct 2015

Lancome - Teint Visionnaire Foundation

As it's getting colder I like to change to my favourite Autumn/Winter foundation, Teint Visionnaire by Lancome. I love this foundation for this time of year it is moisturising  and I prefer the dewy natural finish as my skin looks fresher and healthier. I have been using this foundation in the winter months for a couple of years now, so I thought I would share with you what I like and what I don't like about it. 


Pros: Good Coverage, Creamy and really smooth and easy to apply, I use a concealer brush to apply it. As it comes with the mirror on the lid it is really good for touch ups during the day.  The concealer is a shade lighter than the foundation, I usually buy my concealer a shade lighter than my foundation.

Con: The concealer creases on my skin so I have to put a layer of powder over the top to stop it from happening.  


Pros: The foundation is medium to full coverage, and it has a really creamy texture. I apply it with a foundation brush and it gives a really nice natural finish. I am in the shade 05 it matches with my skin tone perfectly. 

Cons: The only issue I have had with this foundation is it comes off if it touches my clothes, so I just add a setting powder over the top and then my bronzer.

I bought mine from Debenhams it retails for around £29.50.  

D'Atra Paris

12 Oct 2015

Autumn 2015 - Make Up Look

Hi Everyone, 

Last week I posted a blog showing my favourite Autumn lipsticks, here is a make-up look I  created using one of those lipsticks.


For my eyes I used Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Sin as a base and Perversion Liquid Liner. I filled my eyebrows in with MAC Brow Pencil in Stud and coated my lashes in Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara in Black. 

For eye shadow I used Clarins Pallet in Rosewood, I applied the darker pink shade to my lid and used the dark brown in my crease, for a highlighter I used an illamasqua nude shadow (the name has worn off). 


For foundation I used Clarins Skin illusion in Chestnut, MAC blush in Sweet As Cocoa with Benefit Moon Beam over the top. 

For my lips I used MAC Diva with YSL Golden Gloss 14 over the top. 

D'Atra Paris

11 Oct 2015

Home-made Scones

Hi Everyone, 

I recently baked one of my favourite treat scones. I thought I'd share with you how i did it and you can make them to. This recipe can be customised to how you like, you can add currants, chocolate chips or even some spices like cinnamon.  


240g Self-raising Flour
Pinch of Salt
50g Caster Sugar
50g Unsalted Butter 
1 Medium Egg
100ml Buttermilk 
1 Cutter (plain or fluted)
Makes 8 to 10 Scones


  • Heat oven to 220°c/ Gas Mark 7.
  • Sift the flour, salt and sugar in to a bowl. 
  • Add the butter and coat it in the flour then rub the butter in to create a breadcrumb texture.

  • Beat the egg and the buttermilk together then add to the flour mix. 
  • You can customise your scones at this stage. 
  • Work the dough lightly then roll out to 3cm - 5 cm thick. 

  • Cut out the scones using your cutter. 
  • Bake in the over until golden brown, for 15 to 20 mins depending on your oven. 
  • Sprinkle with flour and serve. 

Let me know if you give them a try. 

D'Atra Paris 

7 Oct 2015

Bathroom Decor/Make-over

Hi Everyone, 

In may 2015 we moved in to a new house and slowly we have been getting round to putting our own stamp on the place. We started with one of the smallest rooms in the house the main bathroom. I thought I would share what what we have done with it, we decided to go with a beach themed bathroom. There are still some finishing touches we need to do like buy a cabinet and a laundry basket but on the whole it looks less like an empty shell. 

Before and After shots of the sink area.

We added an oak shelf above the sink, the mirror we had at our old house and we decided to keep it. 

We got these hand soap, toothbrush holder and soap dish from The Range around£12 for all three. 

 Behind the door of the bathroom was a bear wall with just the radiator on it. We found this bunting at the range and it goes really well with the colour scheme. 

£5.99 for the bunting, in the same section they had these beach hut hooks, they go over the back of the door, I use these to hook our towels up, £5.00. 

The Lantern we picked up from a charity shop and the hook was made by my other half who sells them on his Etsy shop.  The rope jar is also from the range I sat it in the corner of my bath with a shell I picked up from a shop while on holiday.

My sewing room/office is next on my decorating list so I will blog it when its finished. 

D'Atra Paris

5 Oct 2015

My Top 6 Autumn Lipsticks

Hi Everyone, 

I can't believe its October already this is my favourite month of the year.
  Its time to dig out my favourite Autumn Lipsticks, I thought I would share 6 of them with you in a short blog post.

Black Up|Paris - No 31 and YSL Rouge Volupte - 22

Chanel Rouge Allure - Pirate 99 and MAC Diva 

Clarins Joli Rouge - Rose Berry and Clinique - Golden Brandy

I'm looking forward to wearing these over the next few months. 

D'Atra Paris 

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