Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Glamour Magazine Does It Again!

So as you may have read last month I was so happy to see that Glamour magazine were giving away an Eyeko Skinny Liner with their £2 July issue. Once again they have made me buy their August Issue. This month issue has a Clinique Chubby Stick worth £13.50 and the issue is once again just £2.

I am loving these "chubby stick" style lip colours at the moment and have quite a few from different drugstore brands so was quite excited to try the original. I choose the colour Super Strawberry, not only because I have read that this is the best selling colour in the U.S but also because I wanted to get something different, the other colour I had to choose from was more of a baby pink, which the majority of the lip colours I own are! Super Strawberry is a muted red shade. I really like this colour its definitely an everyday colour, its one of those "your lips but better", sort of colours. It is a tinted balm so not highly pigmented but I felt like it gave a nice sheen and definitely made my lips feel moisturised, it doesn't cling to dry patches and doesn't bleed.

Overall I really like this product but don't feel like its worth the retail price £17.00 as I feel this is near enough identical to my Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain which is just £7.99. Saying that at £2.00 you cant really complain!


Tuesday, 17 June 2014

My Summer Must Haves

Hi Guys, it is finally getting warmer which has made me switch a few things about in my make-up bag!

Blusher | 

I have started wearing either a cream or a liquid blush instead of my usual powder. I love wearing cream blushes and this Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in the colour Honey is one that I have been regularly reaching for, I apply this to the apples of my cheeks using my Real Techniques Stippling brush. Another product that I have been using is my Benefit Benetint, I apply a small amount to my cheeks , then dab it with my finger. I love the dewy finish of these products and these formulas never feel cake-y like powders can, which is great when the weather is hot!

Highlighter |

Another powder product that I have swapped for a liquid is my highlighter. I have gone back to an old favourite of mine the Benefit Highbeam I have used this product on and off for years. This is a beautiful highlighter, it leaves a natural, glowy sheen. I apply this by dabbing some of the product on the tops of my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose, above my cupids bow and occasionally a little bit in the centre of my forehead. I sometimes add a little bit into my foundation as well which leaves a lovely glowy complexion.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir | 

So I recently gave into the hype, joined the bandwagon and purchased this (using my Birchbox points!). Since using this I am in love. I use this in the morning before applying my moisturiser, it smells amazing and really wakes your skin up! When I read that it ‘smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion a real boost of radiance’ I didn’t believe it at all, but I have found that after using it my skin feels and looks better and my foundation applies better. It’s also nice to carry around in your bag and give your face a spritz throughout the day, this is especially nice if it’s a hot day!  

Lipgloss | 

I recently noticed all of my lip glosses were bright colours and I didn't actually own a nice nude lip gloss, that was until I picked up this Revlon Super Lustrous in the colour 215 super natural. This lip gloss is lovely and it is one I have been grabbing every day. After using this I really want to get some more colours in this formula. It’s not sticky it has no scent which personally I prefer in a lipgloss, it feels moisturising and top marks on the packaging which I feel looks a lot more expensive than it actually is!

I hope you all enjoyed this little post to update you all on a few changes that I like to make in the summer. Are there any products that you mix up in the summer months? 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

June | Birchbox | 2014


Today I recieved my birchbox and I must say I was very pleased with it! The box was themed for the world cup. Each product is from a different country in the world cup. 

Naobay Body Radiance Lotion | £14 
A Lemony fresh organic body lotion with shea butter, olive and avocado oils for soft skin. 
- I love the scent of this products I am obsessed with citrus scents and this smells beautiful.

Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick | £9.90
A sheer, glossy lipstick infused with moisturising cherry oil to leave lips lusciously soft. 
- This is a very sheer lipstick, which I quite like. It smells incredibly fruity and it does leave your lips feeling very moisturised

OPI Nail Lacquer | The Brazil Collection | £11.95
A vibrant polish inspired by Brazil's tropical rain forests and sandy beaches. 
- As much as I love OPI nail polishes I am not a fan of this colour it is a glittery purple colour. 

Silk + Honey Shea Butter Hair Mask | £55 Full DIY set 
This deeply nourishing mask protects and softens hair, while fortifying its elasticity.
-I am really excited to use this product, as I bleach my hair it is in bad condition, I love hair masks!

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate | £12.99
This cult French moisturiser soothes skin with natural ingredients and is suitable for all.
- This is the item I am most excited about, I have heard everyone talking about this moisturiser. My friends who are make-up artists are obsessed with it. 

Birchbox | Extra | Brazil inspired keyring
A fun flip-flop keyring to brighten up your bag.


Monday, 9 June 2014

Current Everyday Make-up!

Good Evening my lovelies! 

I thought I would update my everyday make-up as it was ages ago that I posted one of these and my make-up routine has changed a lot! My current moisturiser is Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser for dry/sensitive skin. As I have mentioned on here before I suffer with dry skin and find it difficult to find a good moisturiser. When I won a Birchbox instagram competition a couple of weeks ago this was one of the products that I bought. I love the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish as it is one of the few cleansers that doesn't irritate my skin so I thought I would try the moisturiser. After using this for a couple of weeks I love it, I use it day and night and my skin feels so much more hydrated! 

After moisturising I use foundation and concealer. I would usually do my concealer last but as I only use light eyeshadows for this look there is no fall down so no need to touch up afterwards. I use my Real Techniques buffing brush to apply both my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (No51 - Light Vanilla) and my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Fair No1), buffing the product right into your skin using this brush creates a flawless look. This foundation feels really light on your skin but you can get a medium coverage with it. It leaves you with a glowy/dewy finish which I personally prefer than a matte coverage. It says it lasts for up to 16hours I'd say it lasts around 7-8 hours on my skin before I need to touch it up. This foundation has been great on my dry skin as I find it really hydrating and I love the fresh fruity scent! 

I would then use my E.L.F eyebrow kit (light) using a small angled brush. On my eyes I use my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette I use the colour Strange all over my lid and as a highlighter under my brow. I then take the colour Limit into my crease and blend. If I want to add more colour I will occasionally take the other matte colour in the palette, Nooner, and work that into my crease also. I then line my upper lash-line with Eyeko Skinny Liner in black adding a slight flick. I finish my eyes by using Maybelline The Falsies Volum'express Mascara on my top and bottom 

On my cheeks I use my Bourjois Bronzing powder into the hollows of my cheeks, up on my temples and either side of my forehead. I then use Benefit Highbeam on the tops of my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and above my cupids bow! I hope you enjoyed this update on my current make-up!