Sunday, 30 April 2017

Luxury Products Worth The Splurge

Luxury Products Worth The Splurge
There is something oh-so special and exhilarating about indulging on high-end products. I mean, our bank cards might not agree, but at least we have a new toy to play around with and take endless photographs of for our Instagram. Today I wanted to share some products that I think are totally worth the splurge.

Zoeva Makeup Brushes | I've always believed in order to achieve a flawless base you need the right applicators. As much as I love my Beauty Blender, Zoeva Buffing Brush is definitely a favourite of mine for blending in my foundation. I find when I use this brush my foundation is blended into my skin so quickly, which makes it the perfect tool to have when you are in a rush. I've had this brush for almost a year now and the bristles have not broken and my makeup still looks flawless when I use it, which makes it a good product to splurge on. 

Hourglass Blushers | Hourglass is that perfect definition of luxury, everything from the packaging to the quality of the product. If I had the chance I would definitely buy all of Hourglass Blushers as they are so amazingly pigmented, a little goes a long way. Some of their blushers have a slight shimmer to it which is perfect if you are wanting that healthy glow.

YSL Volupte Shine No.8 | This is a lipstick I definitely don't regret paying the price for. I asked for a shade that was suitable for everyday wear that added a bit of 'your lips but better' and this is that. This has a touch of pink, nude and a tiny bit of purple, so the colour is perfect for all occasions. It is very moisturizing which I absolutely love because a few hours later, my lips are still moisturized. The packaging is gorgeous, definitely a product that ticks all the boxes for me!

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet Perfume | I feel like Dior is the perfect definition of luxury, everything from the signature logo to their famous red lipstick. This perfume is definitely my favourite perfume ever, which is why I only like to use it on special occasions. If you like fruity/floral scents definitely give this a smell. The bottle is definitely a perfume you want to display.

Kiehls Midnight Recovery Oil | I cannot scream about this product enough, it really has made a difference to my skin. A little goes a long way so you can be sure to have this little gem in your stash for quite sometime. I apply two drops of this oil twice a week onto my skin just before bed and let it work it's magic overnight. I find my skin feels more energetic and awake when I use this. It also seems to reduce the appearance of any imperfections, which is why I absolutely love it.

Daniel Wellington Watch* | Having a DW watch is the perfect accessory to compliment any outfit. I have owned my St Mawes Classy watch for almost 2 years and still to this day it looks brand new. I never really thought about indulging on a more expensive watch until I laid eyes on one of these stunning pieces. What makes these watches that extra bit special is their timeless, elegant feel to them.

What luxurious products have you bought that are worth the splurge??

Monday, 17 April 2017

My 12 Hour Makeup Edit

My 12 Hour Makeup Products
What is that strange warm glowing ball in the sky I see before my eyes, oh yeah it's the sun? Something here in the UK we have all been unfamiliar with the last couple of months. The weather is slowly starting to warm up and the days are lasting longer, which is great for us blogging gals wanting that bright photo. However, the weather isn't that great for our make-up. These are the makeup products I tend to reach for if I am on my feet all day and don't really have time to be touching up my face.

If I know I am going to be wearing makeup all day a primer is essential for keeping my makeup at bay. The primer I tend to reach for at the moment is the Hylamide HA Blur*. This product is amazing to use as it not only minimizes pores, it blurs and plumps the skin too. Which is exactly what I need if I am working a long shift at work as this keeps my foundation in place all day. I find my foundation glides onto my face so much easier when I have this on my skin. Speaking of foundation if I want full coverage I reach for Estee Lauder Double Wear every time. This foundation is amazing for covering imperfections and giving you that flawless base that doesn't move all day. It's a little bit pricey but totally worth it. Similar is The Ordinary Fluid Primer £5.00.

A concealer I absolutely swear by that has changed my life and my skin is Urban Decay Naked Skin. This concealer is amazing for hiding dark circles, covering spots and brightening your complexion. It can sometimes be a little too heavy which is why I tend to only reach for it when I am wearing makeup all day. I have tried loads of highlighters over the years and the only one that I'd go as far as to say is my holy grail is the Mary Lou Manizer. This powder highlight is incredible for giving your face a healthy glow. I find the more hours I wear it the healthier my skin looks, not sure if that's because I have oily skin but hey it's a good'in!

To set all my makeup in place I tend to reach for either the NYX Matte or Dewy Setting Spray, depending on what I fancy. These sprays are affordable and help keep your makeup in place for a little while longer. The Urban Decay Setting Spray is my favourite setting spray, but unfortunately, I ran out and I now use this as an alternative.

What makeup keeps your face in place??

Thursday, 6 April 2017

A Few Bits I'm Loving Right Now

A Few Bits I'm Loving Right Now
I realize I have been AFK way longer than I had anticipated and resulting in this I have past the practical days to post my March Favourites, so we are going to call this 'A Few Bits I'm Loving Right Now'. Lately, I have been enjoying a lot of new things, including skincare, TV Shows and even books, so I decided to grab all my favourites and talk through what I've been enjoying recently.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
Unless you have heard of this wonderful skincare brand that has taken the Internet by storm, then you won't have any idea what this product is. To break it down, this is basically an eye contour gel-like product that contains 5% caffeine and supplemented with green tea leaves to help reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eye contour. I have been applying this product both AM and PM and can really notice a difference in my eyes, especially in the mornings before I apply makeup. I usually have to apply quite a bit of concealer under my eyes to cover my dark circles, but since using this I hardly have to apply any! I don't know what it is about this product but it is amazing for achieving healthy eyes!

Alpha H Liquid Gold
After spending countless hours on Cult Beauty's website, I decided to indulge in something a bit more high-end and give this a go in the hope it will help clear up any breakouts. I like to apply this to my skin overnight so once my makeup has been removed and my skin is cleansed, I apply this to a cotton pad and all over my skin in areas where I have blemishes. By the next day, my skin is completely different, blemishes are reduced in size and in colour. I don't know if my skin is growing out of as many spots or it's the help of this product, but my skin has never looked better than it has these past few months. My confidence has grown so much since using this product!

Daniel Wellington Classy Sheffield 26mm*
DW is one of my favourite brands for watches, they are so timeless, classy and go with just about every outfit. I was head over heels when I was contacted to review one of these beautiful watches. I wear my Classy Sheffield watch with the brown leather strap every single day, so because I love that one so much I was kindly sent the same one but with a black leather strap instead. The finish of this watch creates a beautiful harmony between the band and the exclusive Swarovski crystals, and the slim dial makes it a watch that oozes classy femininity.

Fluffy Sliders
You either love them or hate them, but since I already love anything pink and fluffy I just knew I had to buy these. I got these from Primark for £6.00 and have not been able to take them off my feet. I've been wearing these as slippers around the house as they are so so comfy. I haven't quite had the guts to embrace them outside yet, but I do want a black pair to wear so who knows!

Random Bits
I've been having a lot more 'me time' lately to wind down in the evenings, some of the things I have been doing include colouring in and reading more books. I am always downloading the free Kindle books from Amazon. I have also been enjoying watching new TV Series on Netflix, including Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why and Shadow Hunters. I would definitely recommend checking them all out, each has a different genre so there is something for everyone. Easter is near so of course I have been devouring delicious Bunny Shaped chocolate, I can't wait for Easter I definitely need to bake some nests!

What have you enjoyed lately??


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