Thursday, 25 September 2014

A Few Favourites

A Few Favourites
Haven't been posting many favourites within the past few months purely because when summer kicks in I either just relax in the sun or go out on adventures too lazy or adventurous to even try new products. Over summer I have been rather boring with my makeup and skincare so nothing was worth showing in a favourites but since the weather is getting a bit on the nippy side I have been exploring a lot more! I decided to share a few favourites of mine.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Cleanser (here)
Cleansing gels get over looked a lot by people with oily skin - there has been discussions about whether it damages your skin or not but personally its helped mine. Basically this product has been a hero for reducing any access oil on my skin. My makeup lasts longer, I don't get shiny as quick and my face generally all round feels a lot healthier. If you have oily skin I would really check out this cleansing gel and don't be put off by it because of it being a gel formulation!

Toni&Guy Sea Salt Spray
Most of you's will know by now I refuse to use heat on my hair I used to rely on it a lot when I was younger but now I am completely heat-free. I know people associate texture and waves with the summer but, I really like texture even in the colder months it can totally revamp a pony tail by adding a bit of 'poof' to it. I discovered this spray at a car boot sale (50p bargain!) and use it every now and then to give my hair a lift. I vary between this and my VO5 textured spray but this is a little better. It gives texture without it looking sticky or as though you've glued your hair together. It is easy to apply to your hair and definitely gives you that 'texture sea salt' effect for a few hours.

Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer (here)
I love this stuff a little bit more than my Urban Decay primer potion it just blends in a lot nicer. Definitely keeps my eyeshadow locked on throughout the full day! I really recommend people try this out it is just as good as Urban Decay if not better. I really like how this primer uplifts my eyeshadow completely and remains that way for the full day.

TheBalm Cosmetics

Been digging out a few products I have had for awhile this being one of them, these are lip and cheek tints. I purely use it for my lips it just gives a lovely pigmented pink to them and lasts a fair amount of time. Doesn't last all day but does last quite awhile for a lip tint. I really like the packaging of this too super pretty and reminds me a lot of Benefit! - may need to try this as a cheek tint...

Benefit Watts Up Highlighter

I thought I was a powder highlight kinda girl but turns out I love the creamy formulation just as much if not better! I love this highlighter because you have more control with it as you simply rub it in the areas you want then blend it in. I blend it with my fingers you definitely see a bigger difference to what a powder highlight gives. I use this under my eyebrows just to brighten that area up and I am really impressed with the results it definitely highlights that area and makes my brows look a lot stronger and noticeable.

What have you been loving recently??
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22 comments

  1. I love Benefit waats up highlight a lot! also that cleanser sounds incredible I have really bad oily skin especially at the moment :( might have to try this out!

    Louise xo

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    1. I would recommend it if you have similar skin type to me as it has completely reduced my oil x

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  2. Great post! I love the too faced primer too, it's amazing! I like the look of the benefit highlighter xxx

    http://www.beyondthevelvet.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thankyou! Yes glad someone else loves the primer it never gets mentioned enough! xx

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  3. I love sea salt spray, not tried the Tony & Guy one before though. Will put it on my Christmas list... is it too early for that yet?!

    Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

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    1. never too early to add things on your Christmas list!

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  4. You got a real good bargain with that toni&guys sea salt spray - their hair products are amazing. Haven't tried this yet but I need to invest in it! I also want the watts up highlighter because I always use my friends when I am round hers. It is amazing and my favourite<3 Loved your post!xxx

    scarletslippers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know I was a bit weary of trying it because it came from a car boot but it seems decent to me! I can't recommend the highlighter enough definitely my favourite! thanks lovely xx

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  5. Can i just say how in love i am with your little set up! It's perfectly propped and the lighting is amazing. Serious envy aha xx
    Love VictoriaJanex

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    1. Aw thank you! it's all natural lighting I would love to buy them big boxes but I usually just stick to natural! xx

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  6. First of all i'd just like to say how lovely your blog looks! Its so pretty :)

    I'd love to try out the toni&guy salt spray for mine, as I use way to much heat on it and need to try and cut it out! Great post :)

    Sarah at theblossomcart.co.uk
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you that makes me happy to hear!
      Definitely try it, I avoid heat and just plait my hair most of the time then add a bit of this in x

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  7. I love Toni&Guy I might have to try this out! also that cleanser sounds amazing

    Amy xx

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    1. let me know if you try either out! cleanser has been a life saver! xx

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  8. Ooh really fancy trying that salt spray!

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  9. I love the Too Faced shadow insurance. Lots of people say the Primer potion from urban Decay is better, but I have found the shadow insurance lasts longer, even though the tube only looks small.

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

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    1. from my personal experience I thought this was more long lasting but anything that does the job! x

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  10. Too Faced shadow insurance is brilliant! I am really interested in you being heat free with your hair. Has it improved the condition and how do you style it?

    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com

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    1. I was considering doing a post on this sometime soon as I get asked this a lot. It has definitely improved the condition (my hair grows incredibly fast now) and I don't get split ends at all. I always wash my hair on the evenings then once towel dried I plait it and leave it over night then after a good 12 hours my hair is dry and when I pull my plaits out its wavy!

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  11. I hear so many great things about the Balm, especially their blushers :)

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine // My Blog Giveaway

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    1. yeah such a lovely brand need to try more out!

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