Can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of September? In some ways the summer has flown by but in others, it feels like we really had a long summer as the good weather pretty much started in May. Regardless, we can't stop the hands of time and with Autumn almost upon us, I have been thinking about the products that I want to put into rotation over the coming months (not too soon though because I go on holiday next weekend!). I have a selection of nails and makeup and when I look at these colours, I am *almost* excited for the change in season!
Friday 31 August 2018
Thursday 30 August 2018
For my birthday, my lovely friends Dagmara, Leanne and Dorota gave me the Becca Be A Light Face Palette. Those ladies know me so well - they knew that this palette would be right up my street! Anything that promises to blur pores and enhance the complexion will always grab my attention and I had wanted this palette for a while so was thrilled to receive it! Becca is a brand that most people associate with highlighters but this palette shows that the buttery soft formula extends beyond one product.
Wednesday 29 August 2018
I love a dramatic look to my lashes but I have tricky eyes - oily lids, watery eyes and quite sensitive eyes so it's very important that I bin mascaras after around 4/5 months, even if there is plenty of product left in them because of risk of infection (I didn't always stick to this rule and my eye lids would swell, which resulted in my brothers calling me the beast from Beauty & The Beast!) . Because of that I always have a stash of mascaras on the go and I want to share my thoughts on my most recent additions with you today.
Tuesday 28 August 2018
A hit and a (semi) miss from Natasha Denona: Review & Swatches of Camel eyeshadow palette and Sculpt & Glow Face Palette
When I saw the preview of Natasha Denona's Camel Palette, I couldn't resist ordering! I love everything about her eyeshadows - the pigmentation, texture, blendability and wear time. The shade selection also really appealed as they looked pretty much like my everyday colours.
Monday 27 August 2018
Hands up if you're a member of #charlottetilburyaddictsanonymous? I am but I guess it isn't very anonymous given that I'm sharing my lipstick collection with you today! This idea really only came to me when I bought a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick holder during her summer sale and realised that I should have bought two because they don't all fit in one! I'm only talking about traditional lipsticks today because I only own one of her liquid lipsticks and if I'm honest, I never wear it so it's going into my clear out pile that I'm gathering this week as I know that somebody will like it and wear it more than I do.
Friday 24 August 2018
Hyaluronic Acid is a powerful humectant, which makes it a key ingredient for all skin types as we age to keep skin looking firm and plump. I use hyaluronic acid products on a daily basis and couldn't imagine what my skin would look like without using H.A. products! I always maintain that it is better to pay more for your serum than moisturiser as serums do more work as they penetrate the skin more deeply. I have four Hyaluronic Acid serums to share with you today, with prices ranging from £36 to £75. Obviously, you don't need all four - I'm a skincare junkie and enjoying trying lots of products!
Thursday 23 August 2018
It's that time of the month again when payday is approaching and lots of us are thinking about the possibility of treating ourselves. I usually post three budget categories but this month, I am including an under £10 section because I have an absolute bargain to share with you!
Wednesday 22 August 2018
If you read my Foundation for Dry Skin Edit, you will have noticed that I didn't include any stick foundations - the reason being that I personally have never found them the easiest to work with. That being said, they do give an even flawless finish so when I was recently sent Diego Dalla Palma Makeup Studio Eclipse Foundation, I was determined to make it work. This foundation has a creamy texture, which means it is off to a good start but I have found that the key to making stick foundations work for dry skin, is primer and I have three to recommend.
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Want to save almost £60 on Clinique products? Of course you do! Lookfantastic have teamed up with Clinique to produce a limited edition beauty box. It contains both skincare and makeup products, with a value of £93 but it's priced at only £35, which is amazing, considering that three of the products are full size. So, what's inside?
Monday 20 August 2018
We can apply all of the products in the world topically but the best way to improve our skin and overall health is through what we eat and drink. It can be tricky to get all of the nutrients that we actually need through our diet so this range of supplements from Rejuvenated are ideal for supplementing our diets. I have been taking the supplements for almost five months now and loving the results so I wanted to share my thoughts with you today and also offer you the chance to win a set of supplements worth almost £120!
Sunday 19 August 2018
Everyday products don't always get a lot of coverage on blogs, probably because they don't seem very exciting but at the end of the day, they are all essentials so why not talk about them? I have some new products in my routine that I want to share my thoughts on with you today.
Saturday 18 August 2018
It was my birthday recently and I was lucky enough to receive some beautiful gifts and I wanted to share the beauty ones with you today! It may serve as inspiration if you have a birthday coming up yourself or if you have a beauty lover to buy for soon.
Friday 17 August 2018
Now that the intense heatwave has finally left us, it's time to deal with the consequences! Congestion, dullness and dehydration are some of the issues that we are left to deal with so I wanted to share the products that I find most effective in dealing with these issues.
Thursday 16 August 2018
When you have dry skin, finding the right foundation can be tricky because some can accentuate the dryness, which in turn ages the skin. Some foundations go patchy where they cling to dry patches, leaving a mottled look on the skin and others sink into the crevices of the face and highlight fine lines. I've always had dry skin and have bought so many foundations that just didn't work for me but I have a nice selection to choose from now that I'm sharing with you today with varying degrees of coverage and types of finish. Of course, primer plays a part too but I know not everyone likes to use primers so I will do a separate post on those.
Wednesday 15 August 2018
After the success of their previous influencer collaboration, MAC have teamed up with two new beauty youtubers to release two new limited edition lipsticks. They go on sale today and are exclusive to Selfridges, MAC Freestanding Stores and online. The two youtubers involved are Jamie Genevieve and Patricia Bright. These lipsticks are bound to sell like hot cakes so if you like the look of either (or both), you need to act fast! Read on for my thoughts on the lipsticks and swatches.
Tuesday 14 August 2018
Just the thought of applying a matte lip product even five years ago would have made me shudder. I have dry skin, dry hair and dry lips and matte lipsticks never did me any favours but things have come a long way since then and *comfortable* matte lips are now actually a thing. Clarins recently extended their Joli Rouge line with Joli Rouge Velvet lipsticks and I was kindly sent two that I want to share my thoughts on with you today.
Monday 13 August 2018
Every month, Cult Beauty has a Brand Of The Month, which means that there is free worldwide delivery on all products from that brand. This month, it's Hourglass - a brand that I love so I wanted to share my five favourite products with you. It wasn't easy to narrow it down to just five, especially as some amazing new products were released recently but because they are so new, I couldn't legitimately call them favourites.... yet!! This post isn't sponsored - I just wanted to share because I think the free international shipping is a good deal!
Friday 10 August 2018
Taking some time out to relax is good for the soul. We all need to dedicate time to resting and relaxing but it's something that most people find difficult to do. Trying to find balance in a busy life is no easy task but it is essential - burnout can occur from illness, working long hours, being a parent (which can mean broken sleep), partying hard or a combination of all of the above so taking a small amount of time out to relax is a must. Sometimes even the idea of a pamper session involving a facial, defuzzing and a hair mask can seem like hard work so today's post is purely about relaxing and features some gorgeous products from L'Occitane's Relaxation range.
Thursday 9 August 2018
Unless you've been in hiding, you will have seen the latest palette release from Urban Decay - the Born To Run palette. In a departure from their Naked line, this palette is larger and colourful and has covered every shade you could possibly want or need. You all know that I'm a palette addict so I was delighted to get my hands on this one & I want to share my thoughts with you today!
Wednesday 8 August 2018
One of the best things about shopping in Duty Free before going on holiday, is seeing what travel exclusive sets are available. I leave my husband in a book shop and have a proper browse around Duty Free to see what's available. There's something special about buying something that you can't get on the high street or any other site! One such set is By Terry My Beauty Favourites Set - A World Duty Free Exclusive, which is a brilliant way to try five products from the luxury brand By Terry for under £40.
Tuesday 7 August 2018
It's my birthday tomorrow and whilst I'm not doing anything mega exciting, I still want to make an extra effort with my makeup as I'll be going on a dinner date with my husband. I thought I'd share the products I'll be using with you today!
Monday 6 August 2018
We all remember the mixed reviews (a.k.a. hate) on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture palette last summer and then the non-reaction to Prism but ABH managed to turn it around with the release of Soft Glam earlier this year, which was universally praised. They got it so right with everything from the shade selection to the texture and pigmentation of the shadows. Therefore, my hopes were set high for the Norvina palette.
Friday 3 August 2018
We all know that I'm an eyeshadow palette addict but what I am asking myself is why I've never tried a Bobbi Brown palette before now? I was delighted when World Duty Free sent the new Bobbi Brown Rosy Nudes Edition palette over, not just because I'm new to Bobbi Brown palettes but also the shade selection is different from all of my other palettes. It is limited edition and exclusive to Duty Free for another few weeks so if you're passing through the airport soon, you'll be able to pick it up before it hits the high street or even if you aren't flying yourself but you know somebody who is, you can avail of the Reserve & Collect option, where you reserve your shopping in advance and then collect (or ask somebody else to collect) in the airport!
Thursday 2 August 2018
We've all seen how Korean skincare has taken the beauty world by storm over the last few years and one of the brands that I have been really enjoying is Erborian. Last month I was sent some of their lotions and also capsule masks, which I found really interesting because you can basically make your own sheet mask and customise it to provide whatever your skin is craving at that moment.
Wednesday 1 August 2018
|On the left, the original Glow Powder in the shade Light. On the right, Super Glow in Light/Medium|
Did I need another highlighter? Absolutely not, but when Natasha Denona releases a new product, I am always going to want it! If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will know that I am a huge fan of Natasha Denona products (posts here, here and here) and I really love her original Glow highlighter, which made me curious to try the new Super Glow powder. But are they really so different?