20 October 2014

Zoella Beauty Blissful Mistful

I was super excited when I found out that Zoe Sugg would be releasing her own range of beauty products, her Youtube channel has been one of my most favourite for a very long time, and I feel so happy and proud for her that she has come so far. The range of Zoella Beauty products all look so amazing, and the product that stood out to me the most was definitely the fragranced body mist. 

Top notes: Wild Strawberry, Grapefruit
Heart notes: Violet, Jasmine, Gardenia
Base notes: Vanilla, Musk

The fragrance is a mixture of floral and fruity notes, revealing a light, fresh and clean scent, making it especially perfect for spring and summer, but it also means that it is wearable during any other season.

The peachy pink liquid is housed in a sturdy glass bottle, with adorable polka dots and red detailing that corresponds with the layout and design of her blog, which I personally love the idea of. 

This product is available in 45ml, and can be purchased from Superdrug and feelunique.com for £8, which is a great affordable price!

13 October 2014

Lush Halloween & Christmas 2014 Wishlist

I was never really a big fan of Lush before, until I discovered and fell in love with the Christmas collection last year. As I only tend to take baths during the colder seasons, i've been really looking forward to this year's Autumn and Winter releases, and of course, I am very very excited, so here are a few things that have really caught my eye that i'm dying to purchase for myself. 

Lets start off with the Butterbear and go around clockwise, the original Butterball is a very popular product, but a cute bear shaped one would be even better! This cute little bath bomb contains cocoa butter which is great for nourishing and moisturising, leaving your skin very soft, perfect for the colder seasons when it tends to become a bit more chilly. 

An adorable halloween number is Wizard, this bubble bar contains tangerine oil, juniperberry and fennel essential oils, it was designed to energise and purify in order to dispel any stress and tiredness. 

The Luxury Lush Pud, this bath bomb is the product that started it all for me last year, it's just so divine, and smells absolutely incredible. It includes lavender, which is really relaxing and calming. The tonka absolute, benzoin resinoid and ylang ylang oil added into the mixture simply creates a gorgeous warm and sweet scent. 

Another cute little animal in the collection, The Christmas Hedgehog. This is similar to the Butterbear, but in a bubble bar form, it is made with organic shea and cocoa butters in order to deeply replenish and moisturise the skin. I am super excited to try this out for myself, but I know that my heart would probably break a little when crumbling this under the tap. 

Another bubble bar is Holly Golightly, according to Zoella in her new Lush haul video, this is the most Christmassy smelling product out of all the new releases, and that completely sold me on it. This pudding contains festive spice fragrances, including patchouli, persian lime, clove leaf and sweet orange oils to get us into the Christmas spirit. 

The Christmas Penguin is a delightful bubble bar that has been released every year during this season (from what I know of), it was created with orange flower absolute, bergamot and sicilian lemon oils to perk up and revive the skin. 

Sparkly Pumpkin simply just looks so festive with the pretty glitter smothered all over it. Developed in order to energise the skin and uplift your mood, this bubble bar comprises of juniperberry, lime and grapefruit oils.

One of the products that I am the most excited about it the Northern Lights bath bomb, this is something that you definitely need capture a video of when popping it into the bath, fizzing away with a ray of colours, imitating the beautiful night sky. It contains jasmine absolute and ylang ylang oil to calm you down and enter into relaxation mode for the evening.

Last but not least is, Shoot for the Stars, another amazing multi-coloured sight in your bath that includes shimmering silver lustres to mimic the trails of shooting stars across the water. This bath bomb mainly consists of brazilian orange and bergamot oils, which reveals a mood-brightening and sweet fragrance. 

I really cannot wait to purchase and try these products out, they all seem so perfect for the colder weather that is slowly taking over England at the moment, and i'm sure i'll really enjoy using them. Have you tried any of these?

6 October 2014

My Everyday Makeup Routine #3

I haven't done a post on my everyday makeup for over a year now, so I thought it was about time to do an updated one since it has changed quite a bit. Allow me to explain to you the situation of my skin at the moment, it's rather complicated, I have a very oily t-zone, normal cheeks, the occasional dry patches, and mild acne and scars almost all over my face. 

First off, of course, sunscreen is a must have product that you should be applying everyday no matter what the weather is like, as it is extremely important to protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays, I have really been enjoying the Innisfree Eco Safety No Sebum Sun Milk

Then I apply the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 52 all over my skin with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, I absolutely adore this foundation as it provides a natural medium coverage, and isn't dewy or matte, instead, it leaves a satin skin-like finish. 

I have been on the hunt for the perfect concealer for quite some time now, and I still haven't discovered it yet, however, I have found a good combination of products that work very well together. So, in order to cover up any blemishes and scars on my face, I mix the two Collection Lasting Perfection Concealers 2 and 3, and the Aritaum Full Cover Liquid Concealer 2 in a 4:4:1 ratio. 

Then I use my most favourite setting powder of all time, Mac Blot Powder, with the Real Techniques Blush Brush to seal in the makeup, this powder is the best i've tried so far, and is amazing for controlling my oily t-zone.

The next step is something that I rarely used to do, and that is using bronzer. With the Real Techniques Powder Brush, I apply the Topshop Bronzer #Sandcastle, concentrating on my forehead, temples, cheekbones and jaw line in order to add more colour and dimension to the face. After that, I apply my holy grail Natural Collection Blush #Peach Melba, which is a gorgeous neutral peach colour that really compliments and brightens up my complexion with the Real Techniques Duo-Fiber Face Brush. 

Swiftly moving onto the eyes, I like to use the Maybelline Brow Drama to add a little colour and fullness to my brows in a very natural way. I then curl my lashes with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers to open up my eyes, and apply the Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara to subtly define and lengthen them. 

Finally onto the lips, this part of my routine is what changes the most frequently depending on what I am feeling that day. I almost always use the Benefit Benetint as a base for other lip products to lay over, and for that, recently i've been gravitating towards the Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick 107, which I like to dab onto the lips for a more natural stained look.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post, I do I have reviews on most of these products, so if you would like to know more, be sure to look them up in the search box. What are your staple everyday products?