Wednesday, 1 October 2014

A Mini Haul | Boots

Hello My Lovelies!

Today I popped into Boots and picked up a few things, I thought I would share them with you. My local Boots currently have lots of Stila items reduced, I am guessing this is due to the store no longer stocking Stila.

I managed to find a smudge pot in the colour Kitten I have wanted to try this for a long time as I have seen lots of great reviews on it. This normal retails at £13.00 so when I saw it was only £6.00 I had to have it. 
I love the colour of this it is a golden, champagne colour, I think it will be lovely as a base or even look great on its own across the lid.

I then noticed there were a few of the individual Stila eye shadows and the colour oasis stood out to me straight away I am obsessed with golden eye shadows and this one is perfect!
This retails at £12.00 and was also just £6.00!

Finally I needed a new liquid liner as I am running low. I was going to pick up the one I usually get which is L'Oreal Superliner but I then saw the Soap And Glory Supercat which was slightly cheaper than the L'Oreal liner so I thought I'd get it instead. 
Although I haven't used this yet it looks good. 


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?