Friday, 27 March 2015

March Favourites

Can you believe that it is time for another favourites post!? Crazy I know and this month has been a great month really with settling in at my new job and just generally feeling more positive about my future and Spring is coming! 
This month i've really enjoyed trying out loads of new products, including both makeup and skincare of which I have used practically everyday this past month or so and I just couldn't not share them with you guys!

Kicking things off with the makeup products that i've been loving this past month, and my favourite brow product of the past few weeks has been the Maybelline 'Permanent Taupe' Colour Tattoo (£4.99). Now I never thought to use this as a brow pomade but it works so well to define, fill and generally give my brows a little more life, and it stays put throughout the day. Honestly, if you haven't tried this and are looking for a new brow product, then give this a go!

Next is my favourite lipstick of the month, which i've actually lost so i'm crying inside but MAC 'Lovelorn' Lipstick (£15.50) is the most perfect light pink shade that i've ever found. I've been wearing this literally every other day and is s lovely alternative to the nude pinks we've been seeing everywhere. I must find this, failing that purchase a new one. Last of the makeup is two of my favourite blushes and these are the new Max Factor Creme Puff Blushers (£7.99). I picked up two of these and i've been loving both shades so far, as they give a lovely pop of colour and glow to the cheeks at the same time. If you haven't tried out these blushers, then you need to!

Onto the couple of skincare products and firstly is the Weleda Skin Food* (£9.95), which is amazing for dry skin. I've been using this at night time, applying it to any dry areas and it soothes the skim, whilst making it less dry and irritated. It's also great for using on the elbows or knees, not just the face. Lastly is the Organic Surge Nourishing Rose Day Cream* (£21.50), which has been my daytime alternative to the previous product. I've spoken about this before and it is just a lovely daytime moisturiser as it is lighy weight enough but also provides instant hydratiom, which is all I need for a daytime moisturiser. 

What products have you been loving this month?

Thursday, 26 March 2015

What's On My Face #7 - MeMeMe Cosmetics Eye Look

It's been some time since I posted a makeup look and when a few goodies arrived on my doorstep from MeMeMe cosmetics, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to finally get one up from you guys, seeing as you all seem to enjoy them so much.
When I have a little more time on my hands I always opt for a bronzy eye look, but on a day to day basis a quick coating of mascara is all my eyes get. Now when these products arrived I really liked the look of the eyeshadow quads, as they looked really nice in quality and the shades are so wearable.

Now the main focus of this look is the eyes, so i'm not really going to talk about the products I used as my base but I know some of you would wonder. For primer I used the L'oreal Lumi Magique Primer (£9.99), great for a radiant glow. My new concealer the Max Factor Master Touch Concealer (£7.99) is great for hiding any blemishes or dark circles and then for foundation I used my favourite Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (£9.99). For blush I used the new Max Factor Creme Puff Blush (£7.99) in the shade 'Lovely Pink' and then contoured with Nars Laguna Bronzer (£27.50).

Now onto the eye look, where I used all MeMeMe Cosmetics products to create this look. For the eyeshadow I used the MeMeMe Eye Inspire Beautifully Baked Set* (£15) where I used the 'Goddess Eyes' Quad* (£6.95). The quality of the baked eyeshadow is so lovely and I think i'm really starting to get into baked powders, I just find them so easy to work with and they apply so nicely to the lid. These you really have to work into the eye, as they aren't majorly pigmented but for me that's great as I prefer to build up an eyeshadow look. For the rest of the eye look I used the MeMeMe Create The Look 'Smokey' Set* (£17.50), which is great set as it contains everything to create an eye look. 

Once i'd got the eyeshadow down, I went onto line my lids using the Eye Sweep Precision Eyeliner* (£6.95), which is a lovely felt tip eyeliner. Now i'm a huge fan of felt tip eyeliners, they just aren't pigmented enough for my liking but this one is great and so far i'm loving it! To finish off the eye look, I then used the Dark & Divine Mascara* (£8), which is an amazing mascara as it lengthens the lashes and also gives them so much volume. I also really like that the wand is plastic, as I just prefer them when it comes to mascaras as the bristles just grip the lashes really well and give them so much more volume compared to fibre bristles. To finish the look I applied MAC 'Girl About Town' Lipstick (£15.50) as I hadn't worn it in a while and I thought a hot pink lip would look great with this eye look!

So far i'm really impressed with these products from MeMeMe Cosmetics and these little sets would make cute little birthday presents for any beauty lover!

Have you tried out any products from MeMeMe Cosmetics?

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

5 Daily Staples

Taking things back to basics today, as I haven't really talked about products that i've loved and continued to love for quite some time. I was having a look around my makeup stash and I realised that I really do stick to the same products for quite a while, so I thought i'd share some daily staples within my current makeup bag.
With starting my new job recently, my makeup on a daily basis doesn't really change all that much apart from a different lipstick colour here and there, so these products have really been my makeup best friends for at least the last month, others i've been using for longer.

First up is my current brow go to, and believe it or not but yes i'm talking about the Maybelline Colour Tattoo (£4.99) in the shade 'Permanent Taupe'. I recently saw Lydia Rose posting about this being a dupe for the Anastasia Brow Dip, which i've not tried but as I already owned this shade, I thought i'd give it a go. I honestly could not believe how good this was for my brows, as i'd been struggling to make it work as an eyeshadow and finding another use for this is great! It applies so easily with an angled brush and by brows look so defined and so on point, my brows honestly have not looked so good in a long time all thanks to this product.

Onto base products and my primer love affair is just no existent, I have just never found one that wowed me but the L'oreal Lumi Magique Primer (£9.99) is just amazing. The main thing I like about this is the glow it gives to my skin, as it instantly makes my skin look awake even when it's not. It's also a great primer and mixing this in with my foundation just allows my skin to look healthy and dewy, whilst also keeping my foundation stay put throughout the day. Speaking of foundations, if you're a regular reader then you'll know how much I love the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (£9.99). I've had this same tube since I picked it up late 2014 and it's still going, even though I use it everyday. It just covers everything, blemishes, redness, dark circles, everything! It's also got great coverage but feels so lightweight on the skin and I can see myself using this for many years to come.

Onto the Makeup Revolution 'Golden Sugar' Blush & Bronze Palette* (£6), which has been my favourite palette of the last few months and one that I use every single day. It has everything I need for when i'm in a rush in the morning, but I especially use the two contour shades mainly because they work really well for my skin tone. The blush shades are also lovely and I use them all of the time, but my blush collection is too big to use just these on a daily basis.

When whittling down these products I couldn't not include a makeup brush, and when it comes to makeup brush I have several different ones for foundation and blush, but when it comes to contouring there is only one brush that I use and will continue to use. This is of course the Real Techniques Flat Contour Brush (£22), which I have used everyday since I purchased this and I do not regret it one bit. It is amazing for contouring and this brush is the only brush that you will ever need for contouring.

So those are a few of my daily staples, products that i'd highly recommend and ones that I will continue to love for quite some time.

What are your daily staples?

Monday, 23 March 2015

OOTD - The Spring Coat

As i'm writing this post, the sun is literally beaming through my window and it's so warm outside, which means Spring is on it's way. Now with living in the UK, our springs are still quite mild and this means you tend to need a coat still but one that is maybe more lightweight and i've recently found the perfect coat to add into my spring wardrobe.
As always, I usually stick to the monochrome feel during the spring but I also like to introduce subtle colours into the mix as I do love a bit of pastel colours, especially minty blues and greens. When it came to picking out a spring coat, I wanted a colour that was going to keep me cool but still warm, as black coats and jackets just aren't going to work when it's warm but I wanted a coat that would still work well with many different outfits.

I recently was browsing the Showpo website and came across this lovely Boston Grey Coat* ($50), which reminded of the duster coat trend that we've seen a lot of over the past year and I just knew that it would fit into my spring wardrobe really well. I love the design of this coat, and the fact it has no collar just brings something different. As I mentioned wanting a lightweight coat, this is exactly what I was looking for as it is light enough but also would work layered over a cosy knit if the weather were to be cold.

I've paired the coat with my current favourite Topshop Stripe Funnel Neck Crop (£30), which I picked up around Christmas time in a bigger size so that it wasn't as cropped but i've only really just started wearing it. I really like the roll neck trend but I have to be careful not give myself a double chin, but this top is lovely and so comfy especially for work and pairing with my Topshop Ripped Leigh Acid Wash Jeans (£38), which I picked up in the sales at Christmas also. They too are so comfy and the rips are just so on trend for right now.

Are you thinking about your Spring wardrobe yet?
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