Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Mini Beauty Haul

It's no secret that I have a slight shopping addiction. I've been surprisingly restrictive recently but obviously couldn't go the whole month without treating myself to a few things I've had my eye on for a while.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette £59
Hourglass really don't need any introduction. I have their original blush palette and I wasn't too bothered about their 'edit' palettes but as soon as I saw this I knew I had to have it. There are 2 limited edition shades and one permanent all infused with their Strobe Lighting Highlighters. Hourglass blushes are some of my favourites so I can already tell I'm going to love this.

Benefit GALifornia Blush £24.50
Isn't this the most beautiful blush you've ever seen? I love the Rockateur blush so I knew I had to give this a try. It's a gorgeous pink shade with shimmering gold in the middle to add a touch of highlight. It smells incredible with the scent of pink grapefruit and vanilla. I think this is going to be the perfect summer shade.

Burberry Eye Colour Contour - Pale Copper £23
Burberry isn't a brand that I've ever looked at for makeup. In one of Zoe's vlogs last year, she used this shade as part of a makeup look and I've had it on my list ever since.

MAC Pro Palette Compact x4 £5
MAC Eyeshadow Pan - Woodwinked and Sable £10
I've had my eye on MAC eyeshadows for years but never knew which shades to go for. Woodwinked has always been one I've graduated towards. These two shades are also what Zoe used with Burberry Pale Copper, it's one of the few looks I've wanted to recreate.

L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream £8
Over the last year or two, my hands have suddenly been really dry and nothing I've tried has helped much in the long run. I've never used L'Occitane products before but from reading reviews, this looks promising!

L-R; Burberry Pale Copper | MAC Woodwinked | MAC Sable | Benefit GALifornia | Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush Palette

Is there really any better way to reward yourself for not spending with new makeup?

Bye for now xxx

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Shopping My Stash

I have a massive habit when it comes to makeup. I find something online, look up a countless number of swatches and reviews, buy it and then it just stays sitting in my makeup drawer unused and unloved.

I've decided that I want to change up my makeup routine a lot more this year instead of sticking to the same products every single day. So, I've had a look through my collection and picked out 7 products that I want to use more over the next few months.

Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette
NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette

I'm ashamed to say that I haven't actually used the Too Faced Palette and have hardly touched the Nars one. Everytime I do my makeup I just end of reaching for my individual products and always forget my palettes are there.
Natural Eyes is very similar to the original Naked palette and always end up reaching for that one instead. Blush tends to be the one thing I change each day and considering the amount of effort I went to to get hold of this palette I have no idea why I don't reach for this more often. It has the perfect shades for spring so I'm definitely going to start using this again soon.

Estee Lauder Eyeshadow Duo - Raisins
Ciate Precious Metal Eyeshadow - Collins Ave and Lincoln Road

Estee Lauder 'Raisins' is an old favourite of mine but can't remember the last time I used it. Sometimes I think I'm too scared to reach for it as it was discontinued and won't be able to get another one.
I never give myself enough time in the morning to think about changing my makeup so always reach for the same products. These pigments are beautiful and have amazing pigmentation. I need to take a step back from my usual eyeshadows for once and give them their turn.

Too Faced Sweethearts Blush - Sparkling Bellini

I kept changing my mind on this Too Faced blush but bit the bullet when I heard a rumour that it was limited edition. It's very different to the normal pink blush shades I go for and looks lovely for spring.

YSL Rouge Volupte - Peach Passion
MAC Lipstick - Creme Cup

Peach passion is the perfect spring shade and YSL lipsticks have a very moisturising texture. This will be top of my list of products to use throughout spring.
I'm sure MAC's Creme Cup was every blogger's favourite MAC lipstick at some point as it is the perfect nude shade. Cremesheen formulas are my favourite as they're very moisturising. I definitely went through a stage of using this everyday and forgetting about every other shade I owned.

Any products you've kept in your collection and have never used?

Bye for now xxx

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

January Favourites

Monthly favourites are some of my favourite posts to read and write because you get to see what products someone has really enjoyed using. Although, I actually find it difficult to pick out different products each month as once I find something I like I use it everyday.
By Terry Ombre Blackstar - Bronze Moon

I decided to take a step back from NARS Isolde for a while and give By Terry its turn. I always tend to stick to bronze shades and this is my new go-to. The texture is very creamy so it's easy to apply and blend and it lasts all day, the perfect option if you're in a rush.

Benefit Rockateur Blush
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Mood Exposure

For the past few months these have been the only blushes I've reached for. They're quite similar shades on the skin and both look very natural. Hourglass blushes are probably my favourite, the texture is soft and buttery and they're very easy to blend.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector - Champagne Pop
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish - Soft & Gentle

Champagne Pop was actually the first highlighter I ever used and now I know why it was so hyped up. The shade is beautiful, the pigmentation and colour payoff is amazing so you don't need to apply much for it to show up on your skin.
I've had my eye on Soft & Gentle for years and my friend Millie bought it for me for Christmas (thank you!) It's a beautiful shimmery pale pink shade but quite subtle compared to Champagne PopYou have to build it up a bit more but it's worth it.

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick - Kim K.W.

What can I say about this lipstick. It is the perfect nude shade and I've used it almost every day for months. It's one of the most moisturising lipsticks I own but the only issue I have is that it doesn't last a massive amount of time on my lips. Saying that I've just purchased a new one and it is the only lipstick I've ever bought a backup of, I think that speaks for itself.
Michael Kors Rose Radiant Gold Perfume

This is a newer favourite of mine. I originally purchased this in the 2015 Boxing Day sales but didn't really give it much attention. I started using it again towards the end of last year and fell in love with the scent. I'm useless at picking up what tones make up a fragrance so I couldn't even begin to describe this to you. It's not a overly feminine scent and it's definitely not floral but I've had compliments every time I've worn it.

Bye for now xxx

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