M.A.C AW15 TREND FORECAST

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Makeup lovers, I have a limited edition M.A.C release for you to feast your eyes upon and most certainly get your hands on!

Please give a warm autumnal welcome to M.A.C AW15 Trend Forecast Palette/Eyes, and M.A.C AW15 Trend Forecast Palette/Lips RRP £35.

Both limited edition palettes feature all of the top forecasted shades for AW15. Pearlescent Purple, Pure White, Sweet Salmon, Boys in Blue, Beautyberry, Calypso Fever and more.

M.A.C Trend Forecast Palette/Eyes houses Cream colour bases and Pro cream Shadow formulas, whilst M.A.C Trend Forecast Palette/Lips features Amplified and Frost finishes. We’re talking rich, creamy, builadble colour with the usual super staying power that we all know and love M.A.C for.

Available at Free Standing Store Soho, Free Standing Store Covent Garden, and www.maccosmetics.co.uk.

I think we’re set (that pun was unintentional, promise).

Love Ms.Raé xo

ORELIA IS A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

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I’ve just been introduced to the lovely Orelia – a costume jewellery brand that champions aspirational luxury at affordable prices. Each piece features gorgeous Swavroski crystals, and semi-precious stones. Ooo la la.
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Orelia have just launched their aptly-named FINE collection. The range showcases super chic sterling silver, gold plated sterling silver and rose gold plated sterling silver designs. So on-trend.

Orelia ‘FINE’ pieces range from £20 to £60 and are available online.

Shine on.

Love Ms.Raé xo

ASOS WHITE: SS15

*NEW SEASON STYLE ALERT!*
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The weather’s still a little on the cold side at the moment but ASOS White’s SS15 collection launches this week. Whoop! Anyone up for a spot of wardrobe planning? It’s all about forward thinking after all.

Let’s just ignore the nippy climate for now and show some love to ASOS White SS15.

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I love the laidback Cali cool vibe. ASOS does it so well. A predominantly white, silver, and citrus colour story featuring graphic linear prints on boxy dresses, shirts and shorts, floaty cotton midis, stonewash denim, lightweight knits, and day-to-night jumpsuits juxtaposed with cool kicks. Oh yes.

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I just need the weather to play ball now.

Love Ms.Raé xo

GREAT PLAINS SS15

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It feels like winter has been going on for way too long – is anyone with me on this one? Although I’d rather be cold than hot, the perfect place for me is somewhere in between.

Now, whilst I love the whole Autumn/Winter season (for fashion reasons) I must say I’m ready for something new. Have you noticed that the sun’s rising and setting earlier? This can only mean one thing – Spring is on the way hurrah *starts planning wardrobe*.

Great Plains’ Spring/Summer 2015 collection (pictured above) is the perfect transition from those wintry months into those milder ones. The Fashion basics expert and French Connection family member knows that SS15 is all about wearable, and accessible chic.

The collection draws on the balance between vintage inspiration and modern ideas. There’s a piece to suit every mood (£18-160). Maxi dresses, lightweight knitwear, cotton blend shirts, and peg leg trousers. Culottes, co-ords, tunic dresses, floaty midi skirts, and well-loved jersey basics. All wonderfully featured in an array of fancy florals, cute checks, ditsy shapes, and block colours. The shoe of choice? Well, the block heel sandal of course.

Available online now!

Oh Spring, where are you?

Love, Ms.Rae xo

COOKING WITH MERCHANT GOURMET

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I’ve recently come across the oh-so fantastic Merchant Gourmet. Well known for bringing speciality ingredients such as dried porcini mushrooms, and sundried tomatoes to the mass market. The ready to eat Merchant Gourmet range features innovative mixes. It’s all about healthy grains and pulses that don’t scrimp on flavour.

The best bit? All healthy mixes are low carb, low GI, and contains three times as much fibre as brown rice. You’ll feel energised, and fuller for longer. All in favour of not feeling hungry every second of the day, say I! *hand raise*.

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So far, Merchant Gourmet Freekeh (£2.00) is my favourite mix. Freekeh refers to a roasting process made from processed durum wheat that is harvested whilst still young, soft and green. The stalks are roasted and smoked over open wood fires to preserve nutritional value and vibrant taste before being hulled. Freekeh retains higher levels of protein, fibre and minerals than those usually found in mature wheat. It has a full and smoky aroma, and tastes good too. The perfect rice or couscous replacement. Think Middle Eastern recipes, salad additions, veggie burgers, risottos, pilaffs, and paellas.

Check out Merchant Gourmet Grains, Red Rice, and Quinoa Mix, Merchant Gourmet Spelt, Merchant Gourmet Lentil Du Berry Porcini and Thyme too. Simply warm them up, or eat them cold. The healthy yet yummy possibilities are endless.

Available from Sainsburys stores nationwide.

You get what you put in – it’s true, and that goes for food too.

Love, Ms.Rae xo

JOHN FRIEDA REPAIRS AND RECOVERS

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When it comes to affordable, and fuss-free haircare, John Frieda is definitely way up there on the favourites list. New product range I hear you say? I’m in!

The next time you embark on a beauty run, check out John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Repairing Shampoo (£5.89),and John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Repairing Conditioner (£5.89). Touted as the wash and go formula that ‘instantly reverses 75% of surface damage for 3x smoother hair’.

The John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery range features a unique formulation of a moisturising and fortifying Amino Repair Complex which helps to restore the lipid layer of the hair as well as fighting against the effects of damage. Perfect for hair that has been exposed to a lot of heat, colouring, and or intense cleansing regimes.

Say hello to smooth, manageable, and healthy hair.

Available at Boots stores nationwide and online.

Love, Ms.Rae xo

M.A.C LIGHTNESS OF BEING – ON COUNTER NOW!

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What would candyrae.com be without need-to-know beauty updates? Hmm, I shan’t ponder on that one. Without further adieu, here’s the first M.A.C update for 2015 *insert multiple cheers*:

The limited edition M.A.C Lightness of Being collection is on counter as of…now! If you haven’t heard about this ‘welcome to Spring’ type collection, you’ve come to the right place.
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M.A.C Lightness of Being is all about the transition from winter to spring (in the beauty world, that is). A carefree collection inspires by whimsical flights of fancy, and the stuff that beauty dreams are made of. Pastels take centre stage in some way or another every Spring and this year is no different. Push those dark shades aside, and make room for the likes of pearlised champagne, frosted lavender, creamy coral, and pale mint green. Sheer pastel eyes, dewy cheeks, rosy lips, and nude nails are the way to go this season.

Mineralize Rich Lipstick, Mineralize Glass, Mineralize Eye Shadow, Mineralize Skin Finish, Mineralize Blush, M.A.C Studio Nail Lacquer, Eye Pencil, and Brushes: RRP £10-£34.50.

Available at all M.A.C locations, and maccosmetics.co.uk.

Fancy free.

Love, Ms.Rae xo