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Friday 24 April 2015

Spring Beauty - Dior Kingdom of Colours - House of Greens

You can find this exact palette at Debenhams here, and other shade variations here and here.


The other day I was pondering over the difference between blogs and instagram. Besides the obvious; you scroll through your feed on Instagram and pass the pretty pictures, double tapping as you go, but a blog is something you have to actively seek out. Because of this, I often feel like a blog deserves more effort and more time spent over the content. As someone who reads beauty blogs frequently, I notice that the writers often create posts in which they're simply saying; 'hey, this is a new and nice thing.' Not a review or a tutorial, just sharing the product. Personally, I really enjoy that style of post. It's a style that's simple, informative and quick to read - as quite frankly, who has time to endlessly browse the new-in beauty section of the Debenhams website? In a sense, it's pretty similar to an Instagram post, and that's what I like about it. It's a quick fix of prettiness along with the essential bits of information about the item; a sort of Instagram and blog post hybrid.

Essentially what I'm trying to say is that I'm planning to start doing those - I want to be able to create fun, quick little posts more frequently. Gosh. Sorry, that took a while to explain. Rather ironic as I just explained that I like these posts for being quick and easy to read. 

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 Every spring, I like to pick up a new item or two to spruce up my collection. Not an extreme overhaul - I'm not enough of a makeup experimenter to justify buying more than a few bits and bobs. So here, as a little injection of colour, I'm showing you the House of Greens palette from Dior's Kingdom Of Colours collection. First of all, and entirely irrelevant to the product itself, I love the palette names. House of Greens; rather Game of Thrones-esque, don't you think? 
Dior released two different palettes; House of Greens and House of Pinks; with both palettes featuring a mixture of shimmer and matte shades, all differing in pigmentation strength (and what palette would be complete without those little pointless, sponge applicators that none of us actually use?). I've linked a few different shades of Dior palettes above and below for you to take a look at if you'd like to.

 Do you pick up any new makeup with the changing seasons? If you have any recommendations, I'd love to hear them!


  1. I love the colour green and I love how this palette looks! I'm much of a seasonal buyer, although not always necessarily in the order they appear... ;) Nice pictures!



  2. this palette looks beautiful, the shades are gorgeous <3


  3. Love the names and I agree, very Game of Thrones-esque x

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  4. Gorgeous palette, lovely for spring!

  5. What a pretty palette and it is so pretty for the season and so unique in color.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |


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