This Christmas I’m trying to buy as many presents as I can from local and independent sellers as opposed to the mega-big retailers that I usually buy from. I want to buy more thoughtful and good quality items. And, I think it’s so great to make an independent seller happy by giving them a sale. And, more often than not their products are so awesome and not something you’d usually find on the high street.
Ever since I can remember I’ve loved beauty products of any kind. Firstly, it was all about the makeup. I was seriously fascinated and wish that we had YouTube way back when because it would have been my absolute favourite thing, I’m sure. I was obsessed with What Not To Wear and any makeover show on telly. I read Glamour Magazine from about 15 years old because I just wanted to read the beauty pages and look at the amazing products and read about what they could do to someone’s complexion. Remember graduating from Glitter Babes in Boots to Natural Collection and then taking another step up to 17 makeup? Those were the days!
Since actually getting myself a beauty cupboard in my new bathroom as opposed to just a crammed drawer of everything I have ever owned I’m feeling a bit more organised and wanted to share a few faves and a few newbies that have sneaked in.
First up my love for Magnitone continues but I also kind of hate mine right now. I bought some Soft & Gentle replacement heads and changed it up, probably should have done it months ago because now my face has exploded because it’s getting a deep clean. Ugh. I hate that I’ve broken out but I know that it’s because there was a load of crap there that needed to come out but break outs still suck. I feel like none of my products are working to really combat it either so I’m just hoping it’s a storm that will pass! I’ve spoken about this before in my ‘Why breakouts can be a good thing‘ post.
Don’t you love it when you discover a new brand that you haven’t heard of before and they’re stuff is totally cute and just works? This is how I’m feeling about Korean skincare and beauty brand Erborian right now. This packaging though, it’s so super cute and I’ve been loving these products so far. I get sent quite a few new launches from some lovely PRs and I don’t always blog about them all if they don’t set my world on fire but I’ve really fallen for this brand and wanted to share some of their lovely bits with you.
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This post was going to be my May favourites but I didn’t quite get around to sorting my life out so it’s a general summer-themed jumble of some products that I’ve been loving recently and wanted to share! There’s everything from tan to library books so I hope you enjoy!
1. The blonde booster
I noticed when I was tidying round the other day that all of my favourite products at the moment are following a super cute orange and peach theme. I tend to leave my favourite products out on the top of my Muji drawers as I’m using them and this little line up appeared! There are tonnes of products here but I wanted to run through some new and old beauties that are right at the top of my routine at the moment.
Facial sprays are one of those little luxuries that I just love to have in my skincare and beauty routine. They just start or finish off my base so perfectly and make my skin feel really comfortable and fresh. I have three favourites that are in my routine at the moment and they all have different uses so I wanted to share them with you babes.
If you know me well, you’ll know that I love skincare. I always have! It’s just something that I look forward to everyday. Taking my makeup off at the end of the day is a treat for me so I love to have luxurious products to do this with. I also once read that Beyonce said that she goes to bed ‘with greasy skin’ and that’s why she always looks so glowing. For some reason this has stuck with me and I love a really intense night cream or oil to apply before I go to sleep.
I like to think I’m somewhere in the middle when it comes to being high maintenance about my appearance. I definitely care, I wear makeup pretty much everyday and I spent money on getting my brows, hair and nails done. But, I feel like I’m fairly relaxed because I don’t spend hours and hours on it and I don’t want to look like I’ve just walked off Love Island. Basically, I unashamedly love beauty and I find it really fun to experiment with makeup and beauty trends. Here are my four rules for getting perfect lashes and brows because sometimes that’s all that makes you happy sometimes and that’s OK.