Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Overnight miracles | My current favourite night creams.


Some people have a huge arsenal of serums, day creams, oils, lotions and potions. Others just a simple wash & face cream does them just fine. Whether you sit one one side of the scale or the other, a good night cream, that suits your skin can make a world of difference. I usually stick to the rules that day creams are for protection (SPF) and antioxidants (anti-ageing) and night creams are for replenishing & restoring. 

As you relax and sleep at night, your skin is doing the opposite and goes into regenerating mode and becomes more active than in the day. Your skin is more receptive to ingredients you put on the skin so choosing a product that addresses your needs is vital.

I am one of those who has various different creams depending on how my skin looks and feels, and what it needs on a day-to-day basis. That just seems to work for me. After double-cleansing in the PM, I will 90% of the time use a night cream or oil but I dip in and out of different ones all the time and am never quite loyal to one. Here is a handful of my top picks at the moment..

Saturday, 25 July 2015

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils | 5 you need.


These are always cropping in my makeup looks and mentions, but I am yet to dedicate a whole post to the NARS Velvet Matte Lip pencils and now is the time. These are some of the best, most longwearing lip colours I have ever used and if you are yet to try them out....then you really should. You need these gorgeous oversized pencils in your life ; the hype about these is founded.

These have been around for many, many years, and they are loved by makeup artists and consumers alike, due to their great colour range, easy application and great quality.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Paul & Joe Beauty | Midnight Sangria Collection.


Launched just last month from Paul & Joe Beauty is the Midnight Sangria Collection ; lip glosses, nail polishes and eyeshadow duo's come in this limited edition range and here is a little look at what it's about. Inspired by late summer nights, parties, this range reflects decadence and a splash of sensuality. The shades are vivid yet wearable and there is a nice mix of more vibrant/daring shades and a bit more muted for those who like a subtle finish.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Beauty products that are no longer here but should be. R.I.P.

How many times do you go to replace a beloved lip colour or foundation to be told by the over-blushered sales assistant that it has been discontinued? Oh but they have a new formula....it's improved and better......no. Not it is not. I want THIS same exact one because I love it. I love everything about it, and I am going onto Ebay to buy it instead and I will never love anything like I do this. That's the kind of the conversation I have in my head when I hear this somewhat devastating news. 

Why do brands do this? Quite simply, the products are either specifically produced to be limited edition therefore only X amount were ever made, it isn't selling to the masses although YOU love it or they need to change the formula as an ingredient is now been taken off to EU regulated list of 'safe' ingredients. NARS eyeshadows anyone? There is a reason they are 90% off the counters at the moment. (Nothing to worry about at all, you could buy the same ones in America right now, we are just way strict over here.....le sigh)

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Roger & Gallet | Fleur De Figuier Eau De Parfum

Brand new from Fragrance house Roger & Gallet is this Eau De Parfum from their best-selling Fleur De Figuier range. It's one the of the most gorgeous freshest summery scents that I own and I have worn it for a good few years now...this is just an amped up version that lasts longer on the skin and has a higher concentration of oils.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Makeup Crush Monday #23 | Ciate Liquid Velvet Matte Lip Slick.



This week's makeup crush comes from Ciate, a bit of an unusual one right, as I for one, only knew this brand for their glorious nail polishes. (I really need to try out that Olivia Palermo range/collaboration!) Recently they broke into the makeup category too and have so far introduced a simple and effective range of colour ; eye pencils and this, the Liquid Velvet lip colour in Risque.

Thursday, 16 July 2015

The new thing | Erborian Pink Perfect Creme.


If you were ever to be sold a product just by how is sounds and looks then this *could* be it. It's a pink cream, in a pink tube, in a pretty pink box. It's pink. PINK! OK let's get past that (I'm talking to myself), this is the latest launch from Korean skincare range Erborian and it is described as a 4-in-1 primer and wonder balm that preps your skin perfectly for makeup. Say hello to the Erborian Pink Perfect creme..