Monday, 9 February 2015

Weekly make-up favourites

After Christmas I vowed to have a make-up bag cleanse, throw out any old products and start again with a few staple pieces of make-up. These are some of the products I have been using regularly and loved this week...

Clinque High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara This is great for everyday use and does lengthen my eyelashes. I need a couple of layers for it to make more of an impact in the evenings.

Clarins Everlasting+ Foundation. I recently reviewed this here. It is a great foundation and have worn it pretty much everyday since getting it, it really does last all day!

Clarins Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour in 'Sweet Rose' This is another of my favourites from Clarins. It is from their new Spring collection and is very soft and sheer, perfect for a natural look.

Benefit Hoola bronzer I'm very washed out at the moment so need this for a bit of colour. Hoola is very matte so works well for highlighting and sculpting.

2True eyebrow pencil My eyebrow pencil recently broke and I didn't want to spend loads on a new one so picked this up from Superdrug for £1.99! It is double ended so has a brush on one end and pencil on the other, it's great value and does the job perfectly! The colour isn't too strong either.

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in 'Plushest Punch' I love Clinique's chubby sticks as they are really moisturising and work like a tinted lip balm. They also do the 'baby tint' range which has a hint of colour. The intense range has a stronger colour and is a bit more like a lipstick. I love this pinky raspberry colour.

Have you tried any of these make-up products? What are some of your favourite make-up products?

Saturday, 7 February 2015

OOTD: New Look Lilac coat.

New Look Lilac pastel coat

New Look Lilac pastel coat

New Look Lilac pastel coat

Today's OOTD is a chilly one. Despite the fact the sun is shining it was extremely windy so luckily I wasn't going far today as I had a day off work! I've been dying to wear this lilac coat for a while, which I picked up from New Look in the sale for £30! What do you think?

I teamed it with skinny jeans from New Look and heeled black boots from River Island. The stripy top worn underneath is from Free People at ASOS.

After a quick snap inside it was back to revision for my upcoming journalism exam. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

A Bare Minerals Haul...

I have become a huge fan of Bare Minerals since purchasing the Get Started kit a while back (see my review here). I recently stocked up on a few extras to add to my collection!...

Firstly I bought the Ready SPF 15 Touch up Veil powder in 'Light' (£22). This powder diffuses the look of imperfections while reducing shine. I love this powder and have been using it to set up my make-up and mop up any shine throughout the day. The thing I love most is that it brightens the face rather than looking cakey or chalky. It does have a translucent shade if you prefer not to add any hint of colour.

I also got the Ultimate Radiance Collection kit (£25) which contains four radiant face colours and a mini soft focus face brush. The radiance colours are very sheer and I use them on my cheeks to perk up my collection. The shades are flawless, ruby, luxe and pure - a range of rose, gold peach and cream.

Lastly I got the 'In a New Light' set which had been reduced to £23 in the sale. The collection contains an All-over Face Colour in 'Rose' (a very light pink blusher), Eye Bright eyecolour, Sweet Talker Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss, Well-rested face and eye brightener and a double ended luxe cheek and eye brush. Eye bright and Well-Rested have become some of my favourite products, they brighten the face instantly!

Finally, I received a free 5ml sample of the new Mineralixirs facial oil with my order. I have used this on my skin daily for the last few days and it has been very moisturising without being too overly oily.

Have you used any of these Bare Minerals products before? What are your favourite products from the bramd?

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Top Skincare Products for Problem Skin

As a teenager I had awful acne and although my skin seems to have improved slightly as I've got older, I am still prone to breakouts. Generally I find my skin flares up most when I am tired or stressed, so a good night's sleep is one of the top healers for my skin. I have also found that exercising more has improved my skin. However, when my skin is suffering these are the products I go to for help...

Skinetica ~ Skinetica is a scientifically developed acne treatment that works like a toner. It is a clear, scent free liquid that can either be applied directly to spots or all over the face. It is very gentle on the skin and doesn't have any side effects such as tingly skin. Once it has dried you're free to put moisturiser or make-up on over the top. It calms down my skin and reduces the size of large spots. £9.50 available online

Dr Organic Dead Sea Mineral Bio-plasma Mud Mask ~ I got this in my Latest in Beauty Party Prep Box and am in love with it! I've been using it every week. This is a detoxing and anti-ageing treatment that contains dead sea mineral salt, aloe vera, mint, Vitamin C and all sorts of other lovely goodness. It tingles when I apply it on my skin, which helps me to know it's working, then dries into a clay mask. When I was it off my skin looks a lot clearer and enlarged pores have disappeared. This is excellent value at just £7.99, available from Holland & Barrett. 

Origins Super Spot Remover ~ This little bottle is very powerful and has been raved about by bloggers for a long time. It is an award winning product and I can see why. This on-the-spot treatment gel heals spots quickly and diminish any redness. It is a little pricey at £15 but definitely worth it for targeted treatment. Available online or from Origins counters.

Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask ~ Often my skin might not necessarily be spotty, just a bit hormonal and congested. If you suffer with similar skin problems then this is ideal. It contains rosemary, thyme and lavender which re-balance and purify the skin. Best suited to sallow and congested skin types. It can be used on the whole face, as a quick fix or as an overnight spot treatment . £29 but can be found cheaper online!

Have you tried any of these products before? What are your favourite spot treatments?

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