Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Antipodes Worship serum.

The Worship Superfruit Antioxidant Serum is the latest wonder-product from Organic and glorious skincare range Antipodes and it's up there with the rest of the products I have tried from them. I have fallen in love with literally everything from this skincare range : It's full of good stuff, is still active/anti-ageing, all smells (naturally) yummy, this brand have intergrity and it just WORKS on my skin.

If you are unfamilar with this skincare brand it is from New Zealand and it uses home-grown botanical and natural ingredients that target a huge variety of skin solutions from the teen skin to mature.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Makeup Crush Monday #21 | Bareminerals Bareskin foundation.

I haven't used any foundation from Bareminerals for so long, since the loose powder mineral foundation I think, so was really excited to try the Bareskin foundation from them. It's kind of known that I'm not the biggest fan of any powder foundations, so was already feeling this serum foundation before I had tried it. The blurb sold it to me with words such as brightening, bare and seamless.

It is a mineral foundation AND skincare serum in one. This is nothing new, as over the last couple of years, quite a few brands have been launching these 'treatment foundation' but I really like them and I think that anything that sits on large areas of your face shouldn't just make you look pretty.....if they also brighten and infuse the skin with vitamins like this one from Bareminerals, then it's a thumbs-up from me. 

June Beauty Favourites.

A mixed bunch from my monthly top picks and most-loved items, and actually mainly new-ish bits to the collection. I have been all over the Too Faced bronzers lately and these cucumber eye patches have been saving my puffy eye situation in the mornings. I'm not sure if it is hay fever as I have never suffered from it, neither do I have any other symptoms, but over the last few months I have been waking up with REALLY puffy and sore eyes?! Anyway, these bunch of beauty treats have seen me through, impressed me and caught my attention. Here are my July favourites..

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Blusher Love ; My Current Favourites.

Blusher. The one thing that can give your skin life in 0.03 seconds. I would be pretty lost without it as I just look pretty sallow and dull without anything on my cheeks. I like to hit up the slightly brighter tones for summer and these are currently my favourites that are taking top spot at the makeup table.

Cream blushers
The majority of the blushers I use in the summer are cream formula. as my makeup in general tends to be lighter. I like the easy and quick fingertip and blend application and the radiant, dewy glow that you get from a cream blusher. 70% of the time I will use a cream blusher....if my makeup is really heavy or I'm going out then it will usually be a powder. 

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

XEN Tan Dark Lotion | Review & Giveaway.

I'm super excited to share with you this giveaway because not only is it one of my favourite beauty products EVER but I also have a whopping 10 to give away to my readers. I have always been a really big XEN tan fan. It is not only the best tan in the whole entire world (I've used ALL the brands!), but there is also a huge selection of different types of tan to choose from so everyone can find the perfect one for them. I wish I was joking when I say I have Every.Single.One...but I'm not, I really do. 

When I first started buying this fake tan , it wasn't readily available in all the shops, but fortunately now, it is so much more accessible and is sold in stores all over the UK, and very recently into M&S. To celebrate the launch they have a great offer on running from 1st-31st July online AND instore : If you spend £25 on XEN tan then you get a full-sized bottle of Dark Lotion (worth £29). This is a great deal if you just wanted to try the range or even if you already use the dark lotion, you can buy one and get one free!

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The New Beauty Buzzword : Strobing.

Yeah, you've only just learnt how to master the art of contouring and now it's been kicked to the curb.
I'm not a fan of fads, crazes and in a word, what is sterotypically 'Instagram Makeup' (aka airbrushing selfies, hideously overdrawn eyebrows, stripey contouring pics, cut creases everywhere and...meow I'll shut up now). You imagine how I recoiled in horror when I started hearing the new buzzword 'strobing' being banded around over social media & instagram. 

Monday, 29 June 2015

Makeup Crush Monday #20 | Too Faced bronzers.

I am a girl-fan of Too faced makeup and one of the products I have used consistantly since I first tried it, has to be their fabulous bronzers. The textures I find really easy to blend and apply, and more importantly they do SUCH a great selection of shades that you can always find one to suit you - summer, winter, holidays....the choice is vast, they are of a superb quality and they last for absolutely ages! I have used the Chocolate Soleil for probably a good year now and am yet to hit the pan.

I am a sucker for packaging and I think Too Faced makeup is one of the brands that always has me wanting to touch and try the different products just from the way they look. The bronzers are housed in a sturdy gold plastic compact that are not only easy on the eyes, but I have dropped mine and travelled across America with it in my handbag and there has never been a crack or a breakage which can be a problem with some bronzers. Cough NARS Laguna.