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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

March & April Favourites


May where have you come from, I feel like the last two months have disappeared. I've blinked and April is already over. Although, alongside eating as much chocolate as possible for easter even without Easter eggs, I've managed to get out of my NARS Isolde and CT Kim KW comfort zone and have finally introduced some new products to my routine.

Zoeva 221 Luxe Soft Crease
Zoeva 228 Luxe Crease

There aren't any words to describe Zoeva brushes. The two I've been loving recently are both crease brushes and blend eyeshadow beautifully. 221 and 228 are different sizes of the same shape brush, giving you the choice of either a softer or more defined look. What I love about these brushes is how well they clean. They don't stain in the slightest and are just as soft after washing as they were when I got them.
Burberry Eye Colour Contour - Pale Copper
MAC Eyeshadows - Woodwinked and Sable

I love using cream eyeshadows as a base and Burberry Pale Copper has been my shade of choice everyday for the last month. It has a very creamy formula but sets quickly making it harder to blend if you leave it too long. On top of that I have been adding two MAC eyeshadows. Woodwinked, which is quite similar in shade but has a slightly more gold tone all over, and then Sable in the crease which is more of a plum-tone to add some depth. They are some of the softest eyeshadows I own, very pigmented and blend like a dream.

L'Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim
Bourjois Liner Pinceau

Liquid eyeliner was my comfort blanket a few years ago and have fallen back in love with the same products. L'Oreal Superliner is a pen design making it easier to get that perfect flick as you have more control over wear you put it but is a bit more time consuming. Bourjois Liner Pinceau is a liquid so much quicker to apply on your lash line with the brush but can make it harder to get a more defined flick. They are both very long-lasting and I haven't noticed either of them wearing off or smudging throughout the day.
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer

Ever since I got my hands on this I've been reaching for it over my Collection concealer which is saying something. It's as creamy as it describes so it blends into the skin really well and you can layer it without it making you look like a cake. I have the lightest shade Chantilly and I've never known a concealer to brighten under my eyes as well as this one does.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick - Valentine

I'm slowly stepping away from Kim KW, and Charlotte Tilbury's Valentine is starting to become my go-to lipstick. It's a petal-rose pink shade and has a very creamy formula which doesn't dry out your lips. What I love about this shade is that it wears off evenly leaving a stain of colour on your lips. I hope this isn't limited edition or I'm going to need a backup.
Top to Bottom; Charlotte Tilbury Valentine | MAC Woodwinked | MAC Sable | Burberry Pale Copper | NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer | Bourjois Liner Pinceau | L'Oreal Superliner

The Vampire Diaries

Why I didn't watch this sooner I have no idea. My friend introduced me to The Vampire Diaries a couple of months ago and spent the majority of March catching up in time to watch the last episode. If you are looking for a new programme to watch, give it a chance and trust me you'll be hooked. Now that it's finished you can binge watch it to your hearts content and you won't have to wait a week to find out what happens.

13 Reasons Why

If you haven't heard anyone talking about 13 Reasons Why recently then you must be living under a rock. It is a series based around a girl who commits suicide and it shows you both her life up to that moment and after. It is a programme that is quite difficult to watch at times but sends a very strong message about mental health. I was hooked but I will suggest not to binge watch it as it has very hard-hitting storylines. (Watch The Vampire Diaries between episodes instead.)


The weather is very on-off in the UK at the moment but I'm so excited for May where everything becomes full-on spring. What have you been loving for the past few months?

Bye for now xxx

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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
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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.

 Palettes
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.

Eyes
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.

Blush
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.

Lipsticks
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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