Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ready, Set....SUN





It feels like forever since I last sat down and typed away on my little blog, but I'm now back and ready to type till my hearts content. I thought I'd share with you a few products that I'm using this very gorgeous July and give you some summer vibes. One thing that I love about summer is that I can switch up my routine and explore the beauty department even more than I already do. So here are a few products that are getting me through this summer.

Kiehl's have just launched one of my favourite moisturiser the ultra facial cream with SPF 30, and boy I've never been SO happy to slap on a moisturiser in all my life. I'm lazy when it comes to applying SPF so this has saved me a job, it's slightly thicker than the original moisturiser & smells different. My makeup sits on top of this cream like a dream & I'm so glad Kiehl's have finally made this moisturiser with SPF. Summer wise this is fabulous and really hydrates your skin but also protects it at the same time, I would highly recommend this one especially for this summer.

You can't start summer without gorgeously dreamy & glowing skin & Charlotte Tilbury's Wonder Glow Primer does just that. It's a stunning Light Reflecting Primer that I simply love, it instantly hydrates my skin and gives it this lit within luminosity & really awakens my casper skin. It's just an instant hydrate, wake & plump skin dream in a bottle, it makes my skin look & feel SO healthy, I honestly would recommend this product to anyone it's just beautiful and well worth the hype & money.

I'm very much about dewy glowing skin this summer and two products that I'd recommend are the Hourglass Lighting Powder in Luminous Light & of course MACs Mineralise Skin Finish In Soft & Gentle. Hourglass products are beautiful, very creamy, easy to blend and give the most beautiful glow & lift to your skin, the lighting powder in luminous light is my favourite one, my skin looks so healthy and I've noticed a huge different in how my makeup looks in photos when I use this, a lot of people who I know keep saying my skin looks really healthy & flawless, I honestly feel like it's down to this product alone. It just gives you a soft focus candlelit glow & adds a bit more dimension to my face. I'm just obsessed with it, very finely milled and my makeup looks nicer & lasts longer when I use this.

MAC Minrelized Skin Finish (MSF) in Soft & Gentle, everyone & their mum owns this it's SOOOO pretty, this stunning bronzed highlight is something that I've used religiously & always pull it out of my makeup draw this time of the year. At the moment it's just a permanent staple in my makeup bag that I won't be parting with anytime soon. 

When it comes to styling my hair in the summer it's either a messy bun, down and wavy or in a pony tail however on the days where I want squeaky clean beach wavy hair I love nothing more than using my Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo along with my Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray. Lush's dry shampoo is one of the best on the highstreet my hair can't get enough of this stuff it's citrus scented & really absorbs the oilyness on 3rd day hair. Toni & Guy Sea Salt Spray is something I've talked about on my blog multiple times it's my favourite hair product ever, instant beachy waves for them summer days, be sure to carry your hair brush with you though sea salt means knotty hair.

What are you summer essentials?


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Monday, 3 July 2017

June Favourites | 2017



Howdy! 

It seems to have been a while since I’ve actually sat down and typed a blog post, so today I thought I would type my June Favourites. Some favourites you will have seen before and some are new to me. 

One thing you may or may not know about me is that I am a huge lover of good body moisturisers, as when it comes to moisturising my body and actually helping my dry skin I’m a lazy so & so. However one product I have been loving hugely is a hand & body lotion from Lush called Sympathy For The Skin. This is the perfect body lotion for somebody who isn’t a fan of scented lotions & potions, It’s really moisturising, extremely light and soaks in beautifully into your skin. I love how it doesn’t feel oily and smells light. It’s packed with bananas, cocoa butter & sweet vanilla pod infusion. In other words heaven in a tub.

Sticking with Lush another product of theirs that I have been loving this month is the No Drought Dry Shampoo, I’m a batiste girl at heart but I have been thoroughly enjoying using this it’s a lot more healthier for your hair compared to batiste, I have found that the smallest amount goes a long way & you really don’t need a lot with this dry shampoo. It’s really lightly scented and doesn’t leave white streaks in your hair. 

The Body Shop Mojito range is probably one of my faves. I got SO excited when I saw that they were releasing a Mojito themed range including body butters, scrubs ect. Mojitos are one of my favourite drinks however I don’t drink so I always have a mocktail one. As you have probably guessed it smells exactly like your classic mojito it’s fresh fruity & just screams summer. I’ve really been loving this.

Makeup wise there are a fair few things, one being my Nars Tinted Moisturiser I’ve done a proper review of that here so I will not bore you.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is one product I have a love hate relationship with, love the actual product itself but I HATE the smell it makes me gag ever so slightly. My makeup stays longer and looks a lot nicer when I use this, instead of my face of the day slipping off by the late afternoon it lasts me to infinity & beyond when I use this, it’s hydrating and doesn’t feel sticky or sit uncomfortably on top of your skin. All in all I do love it just wish they’d change the smell.

The Bobbi Brown Tinted Eye Brightener is something I’ve talked about a fair bit already and it’s because it really is amazing, I feel like everyone should own one of these, I put this underneath my concealer and it really brightens my horrid dark circles & hides them completely, it makes your eyes look awakened and hydrated instead of tired and lifeless. 

When it comes to eyeshadows we all know how much I love a neutral shade so when I saw Stilla had finally launched one of my all time favourite shades which is Kittens into a single individual eyeshadow pot I had to get my hands on it, It’s this pretty neutral whitish pinky toned shadow that goes with any eye makeup, from a simple wash all over the lid to the inner corners of your eye it’s fabulous. It works really nicely with a simply winged eyeliner look too.

Brush wise there have been two stand out favourites this month. One is my Real Techniques Sculpting Brush I have been loving this brush for foundation it buffs it in beautifully leaves a flawless finish and makes foundation application an utter walk in the park. The other brush is again from Real Techniques & it’s the multitask eye brush, I use this one daily to blend in my Bobbi Brown Tinted Eyebrightener, this brush I don’t actually use for eyeshadow I use it for either my correctors or concealers or on spots it’s a nifty brush that I simply can’t live without now.

That is everything I have been loving this past June. What products or things have you been loving this past month?






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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Summer Fresh Skin




I’m a huge NARS fan and I love practically all their beauty products from their gorgeous peachy pink toned blushers to their creamy concealer. Nars for me tick every box, especially as they seem to be one brand that has actually grasped the truest of true shade of Caspar the friendly ghost (between me & you I mean fair skin). Being extremely fair is something I love & I’m proud of, even if people always ask me “Are you feeling under the weather?” 24/7. Nars are one brand that I can always trust and turn to for makeup for the fairest of them all.

I recently purchased the Nars Tinted Moisturiser, which I mentioned that I’d been loving it hugely in my May Favourites. I wanted something a bit more lighter and a little bit more breathable for my skin instead of using my trusty Nars Sheer Glow In Siberia this summer. I hadn’t really heard anyone talk about the Nars Tinted Moisturiser apart from Emma Stone’s Makeup Artist Rachel Goodwin (who is the most talented MA I have ever seen). I knew that Rachel used this on Emma at this years Oscars, Emma is fair skinned and personally uses a lot of Nars products so I saw a list of all the products Rachel used on Emma and decided to purchase the tinted moisturiser in Finland. Finland is the exact shade Emma wore at the Oscars and it looked like the perfect match for my skin. So purely based on the makeup emma wore to I  purchased this tinted moisturiser on a whim that 1. it would match my skin ton & 2. I would like it.


I’m now completely obsessed with this tinted moisturiser it feels SO incredibly light and just evens out my skintone beautifully if you want a really fresh, dewy, makeup less makeup up look then you need to try this. It has SPF 30 so great for the summer months and it’s extremely light, it doesn’t look heavy infact it looks just like your skin but with this healthy glow, it doesn’t cling on to any dry patches on your skin it’s really hydrating and it makes you look extremely fresh faced. It lasts all day and doesn’t go patchy either. Shade wise it matches my skintone perfectly, I like to pat this into my skin using my beauty blender and it works a treat. Gives great coverage. If you are worried about shades I’m the shade Siberia in the Nars Sheer Glow & the Tinted Moisturiser in Finland matches my caspar like face perfectly. If it hadn’t of been for Rachel I probably wouldn’t of ventured into this product as I’m obsessed with my Sheer Glow.

I just can’t put this tinted moisturiser down it’s honestly fab. I mean if Emma Stone can wear it to the oscars I can wear it. If you have fair skin then seriously check this out but also check out Rachel’s Instagram for different makeup looks she’s done.

OVERALL THOUGHTS


I’m hugely impressed with this Tinted Moisturiser (as you can see from the photo above), colour wise matches my skin tone perfectly, feels like my skin but healthier, isn’t oily, doesn’t stick to any dry patches on my skin, evens out skintone and just in general is a fabulous summer makeup product I especially love that it has SPF as it’s always one skincare step I always miss out on because I’m too lazy to be bothered to add sticky sun lotion.

All in All, if you like something light, breathable and dewy for your skin this summer then do check this out it feels beautiful and is really moisturising. I just can’t put this down, & if it’s good enough to be used on the likes of Emma then it’s good enough for me.

Trust me when I say Nars have got it spot on when it comes to colours and makeup for fair skin.

Have you tried the Nars Tinted Moisturiser before?

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Monday, 12 June 2017

REVIEW | NARS Liquid Blush




Whenever NARS launch new products, I ALWAYS get far too excited as NARS are one beauty brand that are almost always scattered in my makeup bag or my makeup draw. From Blushers, to Lipstick to their famous Sheer Glow Foundation. I can’t live without a lil bit of NARS in my life. This being said, they have just recently launched some brand new & very very exciting products, one of which I couldn’t contain my excitement & just had to purchase straight away. It’s the NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush.

The NARS Orgasm Liquid Blush is part of their new orgasm collection, and is all based upon the cult blush from them. They haven’t just done a liquid blush and various other makeup products including lipsticks in this shade they have also done a bunch of other well loved NARS products including Lustre, Dolce Vita ect.

Anyway down to the actual product. The new formula of this blush is stunning it’s super super pigmented, you literally need the tiniest of tiniest pumps. It’s super pigmented yet a very blendable liquid at the same time. It’s a really thin runny texture that I like to apply to the apples of my cheeks using my trusty beauty blender, It’s a lot more pink than the original orgasm powder blush & has a beautiful amount of shimmer, it’s just gorgeous, it gives skin this really healthy luminous glow and adds this beautiful flush of pink on my cheeks in this really natural way. When I say super pigmented I emphasise on the word SUPER, you literally need not even a pump let alone half a pump, honestly the tiniest press of the pump and it will do both cheeks.

It doesn’t go patchy or look over the top, it’s just an even more beautiful version of an already timeless blusher. Packaging wise top marks all around, it has the classic NARS Matte glass and looks like an extra large nail varnish till you pull of the top and surprise it actually has a pump. That’s one thing that I WISH NARS did, I wish they made their foundations so that they all had pumps ready and you don’t have to go and buy one, because whenever I do they are always sold out. 

ALL ROUND THOUGHTS.

It lasts all day, doesn’t oxidise and it’s nice and dewy but not heavy, my favourite thing about this product is not the price tag by any stretch of the imagination but the gorgeous healthy glow it gives to my skin, it’s definitely on the peachy-pink side and has this gorgeous shimmer running through it. All in all I think we can let the price tag slide for this one as it really is my new favourite blush, & really is worth it for that lit within summer glow that everyone wants.

I’m just obsessed with this liquid blusher right now.


Have you got your hands on the new Nars Liquid Blush?

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