This is my most recent foray into repairing my super soft nails. I really like Essie as a brand, some of my favourite nail varnishes are from them, I especially love Fifth Avenue, it’s the perfect orangey red! Anyway, I picked this up as I’d run out of base coat and this is supposed to really make your nails super strong and stop them peeling and doing all that rubbish that usually happens.
This product is one I’ve looked at for a while and wondered whether it was worth a go! Luke and I went into Boots the other day and it was 2 for £4 and he uses another product of theirs anyway at at £3.79 each I thought why not give it a go. So, the next day was hair wash day and I tried it out after I’d blow dried and straightened my hair and just gave it a little spray under some layers and it was really pouffy and texturised, worked really well. It didn’t last all day of course, I brushed my hair a few times and played with it like normal but the overall effect was really good and I’m glad I bought it! So, definitely recommend this for a little bit of bounce and texture.
I haven’t done one of these for a while so I thought I’d do an updated post on the contents of my makeup bag! I love reading these posts so if anyone has any then feel free to send them my way! I’ve got some old favourites in here and some fairly new additions that I’ve been loving recently. It’s also a mixture of both high street (drug store) products and some more expensive bits, they’re just what I’ve been using on the regular at the moment. If you’ve tried any of these products or love them as much as I do, leave me a comment and let me know.
Clarins’ new summer makeup collection – Colours of Brazil is simply beautiful. The packaging is so pretty with the aztec pattern on top of the bronzer and the eye shadow palette it really gives it something extra. I love the fact that the eyeshadows themselves are embossed too, it gives such a lovely touch. The gem in this palette is the gorgeous peach coloured eye shadow, something that I would never have thought of wearing before! Previously I would have always avoided anything that was vaguely pink near my eyes but this in the inner corners of the eyes creates a gorgeous look. Paired with the two taupe and deep brown shadows on the left hand side in a smokey eye this looks amazing.
Thierry Mugler – Alien is a really familiar scent to me as my best friend wears it. I love it and whenever anyone walks past me wearing it, I think about her! So shout out to you, H!
Angel, is the counterpart, the first Thierry Mugler perfume and sister fragrance in the range to Alien. The bottle is beautiful and it’s such a pretty night-time scent. I think it’s best left for the evening as for me, personally, it smells quite rich. They say, that it has a ‘celestial top of bergamot and helional with a heart of fruit and honey and a passionate base of vanilla, chocolate and caramel’.
I’ve been after this lip pencil for months now, I’ve wanted the perfect orangey red lipstick for so long and just couldn’t find what I wanted on the high-street which was making me frustrated! I was buying lipsticks and they just weren’t right, so I’d buy another one, telling myself I couldn’t afford the NARS one, but after all if I buy the perfect one I won’t need to buy any more, right?! Well this is the plan. Come back to me in a month when I’ve bought 3 new lipsticks…
As we know, I’m on the hunt for the perfect primer, and this one comes pretty close! I don’t know whether it’s because I’ve changed up my skincare routine a little bit and I’m using a new moisturiser too which may suit my skin more than my old one, I’m going to feature that soon! Anyway, back to the primer, this is the Bourjois Happy Light Matte Primer, all the words in that title. They have a satin or radiance version too, but of course, I got the matte one for my oily skin. It’s £10.99 from ASOS or any high street retailer which I think is quite a good price for something that really holds my makeup in place! This really does feel mattifying on my face as soon as I put it on! Also my makeup has been lasting considerably longer, and if it does fade off a tiny bit, it’s even, and not patchy like normal! This is great, especially around my nose, where I find that I’m most oily, I don’t have the annoying residue of my foundation like I normally do. All in all, I’m really impressed and this is definitely one of my favourites this month already.
Stella McCartney is a woman and a brand that just exudes a crazy amount of chic elegance in my opinion. This is my first fragrance by McCartney but I’ve been tempted before by her as a fragrance brand. This is L.I.L.Y, a gorgeous perfume for the evening. It smells absolutely beautiful, it’s quite masculine and ‘earthy’ with a lot of seduction thrown in. From the Harvey Nichols website, I quote ‘It features top notes evoke the rich, mineral freshness of truffle. At its heart are notes of green and luminous lily of the valley create an irresistible addiction. The base notes reveal the earthy warmth of oak moss.’ This is definitely the perfume for you if you want a sexy evening scent without being too girly and floral, this is definitely masculine and strong but with a feminine edge. Much like Stella herself, I’d imagine and quite how I like to see myself!
I picked this beautiful blusher up from Superdrug this week and had to share it with you because it’s so pretty, perfect so summer. It’s a stronger summer blush and easily lends itself to the perfect tanned, bronzed look. It may be more suited to brunettes as I can’t see this colour working very well with blonder hair just due to the intensity of it, if you’re blonde and it works for you, let me know, I might be wrong. This is Sleek blush in ‘Sahara’ and at only £4.49 it’s a bargain. I actually picked mine up for £3.04 because of student discount and a tiny bit of Superdrug Beauty Card Points!
This is another (& the last) of my duty free buys from Tokyo. I’ve had my eye on this for a while after I’d had a recommendation on Twitter for what to pick up in duty free. I don’t own any bronzey-peach blushes like this, the majority of mine are quite strong or deep pinks so this is a nice change for me. It looks really good with a tan and makes you look more tanned when you wear it, I like it just above a matte bronzer contour for a bit of shimmer on the cheeks. It’s described on the MAC website as a mid tone beige with gold pearl. It is such a pretty shade and I’m really glad I bought it.