5 March 2015

February Favourites 2015

It's finally that time again where I talk about the products i've been loving throughout the past month, so without further ado, let's just get straight to it...

I was extremely excited when Tanya Burr announced the release of her book - Love, Tanya, I picked it up as soon as it hit the shelves and finished it within a few days. It was so sweet, I loved how it included such a variety of different topics like her life, beauty, baking and many more, I especially love the photography, she looks absolutely incredible in every single photo.

Some of you may know, but I am very low maintenance when it comes to my brows, I typically just slap some tinted gel through it and call it a day. However, I thought i'd try out the Lioele Eyebrow Cake that has been sitting in my collection for a while now, and although I need to brush up on my skills, the results aren't too bad, I think i'm slowly getting there, and practice makes perfect right?

As I have a ridiculously oily t-zone, after hearing rave reviews about the amazing oil control of the GOSH Prime 'n Set Powder, I had to purchase it. I must say, this didn't work as well for me as i've heard it's worked on other people, and it isn't the best powder i've tried, but I thought it was worth mentioning it since it still does a pretty decent job, and it has a pretty interesting concept as you can apply it both before and after foundation. 

If you read my December Favourites, you would know that i've been using cream products to contour, and I was for a few months, but then I recently went back to my holy grail Topshop Bronzer, and of course, it is still the same old great product. Another favourite is the Real Techniques Blush Brush, which I really enjoy applying the bronzer with, the tapered point and fluffiness of the bristles distribute the product in such a natural way, blending the bronzer very well into the skin, leaving a lovely diffused sun-kissed glow.

Although it is still quite cold in the UK, I can't wait for Spring and Summer, and my excitement has been showing through the not-so-wintery lip products I have been using recently. First up is the more subtle option of the two, Revlon Lip Butter #Juicy Papaya, it's such a beautiful peach shade that feels very moisturising when applied to the lips. Next up is the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon #Orange Punch, it's a stunning orange colour that isn't too out there as it has a hint of red undertones in it.

That's it for now, look forward to next months favourites, as i'm sure I will be trying out quite a few new products since there has been many newly released products and collections for SS15.

What products have you been loving lately?

26 February 2015

Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Liquid Soap

Quite a few of my favourite bloggers have recommended this soap for washing makeup brushes, and the product I was previously using was just not cutting it, so when I saw this in TK Maxx for a discounted price, I purchased it immediately.

The packaging it very simple and basic, a plastic bottle with a white cap. The one complaint I have is that the opening of the bottle doesn't dispense the product very well, therefore causing the liquid to go all over the place, which wastes products, and can be very messy. 

I mentioned this in my January Favourites, but before, I would use any hand soap that my mum bought to wash my brushes, I thought they did a pretty decent job, however, there were a few brushes that no matter how much I washed them, they still had product left on them, so I just assumed that they were "stained" from makeup, but once I used this soap, those so-called stains were completely washed away, which is quite gross, but i'm so glad they're gone now. 

There are quite a few variations in the range, I chose the Baby Mild one as it is unscented, which would be more suitable for my sensitive skin. Because it contains quite a few essential oils, it really helps to keep the bristles of my brushes lovely and soft, which is amazing.

I absolutely love this, and will never stray away from it, it does such a great job, and isn't too expensive either. This can be purchased from ASOS, Feel Unique, and maybe sometimes TK Maxx, there are quite a few sizes available, so the price ranges from £5 - £13.

What do you use to wash your makeup brushes?

22 February 2015

New At The Drugstore #3

I haven't posted one of these for a very long time, I think I may make it into a seasonal post since new products tend to be released when we enter a new season. As we are entering Spring, many brands are bringing out new collections for the upcoming season, so let's get into some that have peaked my interest...

The Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection looks incredible, the edgy looking design draws is so luxurious, yet at the same time, very practical and well though out. Each individual brush is cut into rather unique and professional shapes. The face brushes especially appeal to me, I definitely need to get my hands on them soon! They are available from Boots ranging from £10 - £25.

I've read quite a few reviews where bloggers would compare the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes to the very much coveted Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes. Each blush is baked with a combination of two colours swirled together, there are 6 shades available to suit different skin tones. These can be purchased for £8.99 at Boots & Superdrug.

Next up is the Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation, it is claimed that the formulation gives "impeccable yet undetectable coverage" which is quite a bold statement, I am rather interested to see how it will perform. The teardrop shaped applicator is quite unique, and seems almost slightly odd to me, but it's supposed to "deliver the perfect amount of product for fuss-free application". This is £8.99 from Boots and Superdrug.

Soap & Glory brow products are very well-loved, their newest addition to the range is the Archery DIY Brow Bar, it includes 2 brow powder shades, a highlighter, a wax and two angled brushes with a spoolie. This kit seems to contain everything you would need to create the ideal brow look you'd want. Can be purchased from Boots at the price of £12.

The Barry M Speedy Nail Paint claims to "dry at lightning speed for a perfect mani in seconds", I always have the issue of nail polish smudging or getting imprints, so I definitely will be purchasing some of these to see if they helps solve my problem. All the colours in the collection look beautiful, I think they look perfect for the upcoming Spring and Summer weather. Available from Boots & Superdrug for £3.99.

So that's it, I hope you enjoyed reading, and found this helpful, be sure to let me know if you like these posts!
Are there any new releases that you're interested in, or have tried?