Michael Kors Into The Glow Collection

The new Limited Edition Intothe Glow Colour Collection from Michael Kors is perfect for Summer. This collection centres around that sun kissed holiday vibe and includes vibrant colours for nails and lips also a bronzer and a dry oil spray so you can achieve that iconic Michael Kores sun kissed glow.

The products are all beautiful and look so luxurious in the signature gold MK packaging, it just screams take me on holiday!

Michael Kors Into The Glow

I have two products from the collection and the first is this gorgeous fushia pink Lip Luster Lip Gloss in the shade Getaway*. The colour is bright & summery and the finish is very glossy and thick but it still feels hydrating on the lips. This shade is really pigmented it would look really pretty with a tan. I’d say its the perfect holiday lip gloss. I found the gloss applied evenly and didn’t feel too sticky on the lips.

Michael Kors Getaway Lip ColourMichael Kors Lip Luster in Getaway

There are two new Hydrating Bronze Gel Cremes in this collection, I have the shade Sun Chaser*. This is a liquid bronzer for face & body, at first this product scared me & excited me all at once. I’m quite pale and I was really worried that this bronzer would make me look like an Ompa Lumpa, although this looks really dark in the pot once you blend it out on your skin its more subtle and adds a pretty glow to your complexion. So I use just the smallest amount of this & I apply it like a highlighter on my cheeks & it makes my skin look really healthy, there is a slight shimmer but its not disco ball – more sun kissed goddess.

Michael Kors Bronzing GelMK Sun-Chaser Hydrating Bronzing Gel

I have also worn this under my foundation as an illuminating primer, it is very lightweight and feels hydrating on the skin. It leaves your skin with a gorgeous glowing base for you to apply your foundation and look radiant and sun kissed. Its not shimmery but has an iridescent pear finish that catches the light and makes your skin look healthy and gives you that jet set glow. This pot is going to last me for many summers to come as you need just the smallest amount. So it might be an investment but one that you will get a lot of use from.

MK Into The Glow Collection

It was so hard to swatch the Hydrating Bronze Gel – this is it just swatched on my arm, I haven’t blended it in and its already quite sheer. When blended you’re left with a hint of colour & a luminous warmth to the skin. So don’t be put off by how dark / bold it looks in the packaging its not that intense on the skin, although it can be built up to give more of an intense look.

The Michael Kors Into The Glow Colour Collection includes,

  • Hydrating Bronze Gel Créme in Permanent Vacation and Sun Chaser £25
  • Lip Luster in Dew, Getaway and Fire Coral £21.50
  • Nail Lacquer in Blush, Daydreamer and Paradise £15
  • Bronze Powder in Glow £34
  • Liquid Shimmer Dry Oil Spray £40

Michael Kors Ito The Glow Colour Collection 2015

So its quite the Summer holiday collection, let me know if you’re jetting off somewhere warm this year & if you have your eye on anything from this collection. I have to say the nail polishes look gorgeous too!

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

5 From NYX Cosmetics

5 From NYX Cosmetics

Up until a couple of years ago NYX was quite hard to get hold of in the UK & we would all see American bloggers rave about their products, I for one was very jealous so when NEXT started to stock a selection of their products in their larger stores and we could also order from NYX online in the UK. I was so excited to get hold of a few bits & bobs. I thought I would share with you 5 of my most used NYX products. Let me know what products you use the most from NYX & if you have any recommendations for me to try.

Jumbo Eye Pencil in Sparkle Nude £5.00 – I have a number of these Jumbo Pencils and absolutely love them. I am obsessed with cream shadows and find them so easy to apply & blend and they last all day on me so they have fast become my favourite product. NYX have a quite a large selection of colours in these Jumbo Pencils but I have been wearing this Sparkle Nude on all over the lid on its own. It is a pretty champagne bronze with a touch of glitter running through, it brightens up my look & lasts all day. The glitter is quite chunky & not for everyone but I do like to wear a little sparkle on my lids & the colour is just so pretty. Oh & NYX do these pencils in 32 colours!

5 Products From NYX

NYX Illuminator in Narcissistic £9.00 – This is a very light champagne highlighter which looks so pretty worn on its own or layered with your blusher to give it a glow. The colour in this highlighter is very subtle and the shimmer is very fine & just catches the light on your cheeks and makes your skin look healthy. The powder is very finely milled and is easy to apply, a little goes a long way so don’t over apply, I like to take this on a duo fibre brush & lightly dust it across my cheekbones. Very pretty for the warmer months.

Powder Blush in Angel £6.00 – Its a peachy pink with a slight golden sheen running though and its one of my favourite blushers. I like that its not too pigmented and you can build it up without looking like Aunt Sally. Its so easy to blend and never looks patchy or cakey. It gives the cheeks a natural flush of colour & when the light hits the pretty gold sheen gives you a glow. Its not a glittery or shimmery finish but a very subtle sheen, I always travel with this & I love it for day or night.

5 From NYX Product Swatches

Roll On Shimmer in Nude £4.25 – I quite often pair this with my Jumbo Eye Pencils when I’m going out in the evening. The cream pencils act as a really good base / primer for the colour to really pop & it means these stay put all night long. This is the perfect colour for me as I love anything bronzy on my eyelids and it has the perfect amount of colour & shimmer. These Roll On Shimmers can be used wet for a really intense look that will stay in place without any shimmer ending up all over your face.

Fly With Me Mascara £11.50 – This isn’t my favourite Mascara but I do like that it gives my lashes length and holds a curl. Its not as black as I’d hoped but it does make my eyelashes look long and very healthy & I really like that you can remove this with hot water & a flannel so that is convenient. I don’t get any flaking or smudging when I wear this either.

Have you tried any of the NYX products I have mentioned?

Lookfantastic Beauty Box April 2015

Lookfantastic Monthly Box

Heads up – a sneak peak at April’s Lookfantastic Beauty Box* which goes on sale today!

Incase you didn’t know Lookfantastic is a monthly beauty box which allows you to purchase each box on a month by month basis for £15 so no subscription necessary, but be warned they only produce a limited number so these boxes sell out fast. Alternatively if you prefer you can sign up for a 3, 6 or 12 month plan & you will get a discount.

Every box has at least 6 beauty products for you to try & the contents of April’s box are worth £45!

Lookfantastic Monthly Beauty Subscription Box

So inside the April box are a couple of brands I have heard of and tried before and a few that are completely new to me, which is the beauty of these boxes as you get introduced to products you might never have purchased before. I think the April box has a great mix of makeup, skincare, haircare and they have included more of a lifestyle product in there too.

Inika Eyeliner Pencil

Inika Eye Pencil in Black Caviar – This is a jet black eyeliner, really pigmented and easy to apply, no tugging or patchy colour pay off. It’s the perfect creamy pencil to create a smokey eye with and has some great staying power. I love to wear black liner and I like how you can blend this one out for more of a softer look or really go to town and apply a bold feline flick. Inika is also Vegan and certified 100% Organic.

Forza Suppliments

Forza Multivitamins For Women – You get a 30 day supply of multivitamins. One tablet contains 13 different vitamins and minerals designed to meet the needs of women who are maintaining a low calorie diet. This is not meant to replace food or meals but help you achieve your daily requirement of vitamins. It contains Zinc, Vitamin K, C, B, D and Vitamin B12. I haven’t tried these as I am already taking vitamins and supplements so will be passing these on to my sister in law.

Korres Shampoo

Korres Aloe & Soapwort Shampoo 50ml – I thought this was going to smell overpowering from the name but I was completely wrong, it has a light fresh scent and is lovely in the morning. This shampoo left my hair feeling light and bouncy and very clean. It wasn’t stripping and I didn’t use a conditioner after so I could see the full effects of the shampoo & I was surprised that my hair looked as glossy as it did. I am a very big fan of Korres makeup and skincare so I was very excited to see this in the box. At 50ml it isn’t a full size but it its a deluxe sample size and ideal for travel.

Balance Me Revitalising Hand & Body Wash

Balance Me Revitalising Hand & Body Wash 100ml – This smells incredible and zesty. It contains a blend of calming mandarin, cleansing grapefruit, balancing bergamot and rejuvenating sweet orange, as well as a hint of mint to give a beautifully refreshing scent to help soothe the mind throughout the day. I have been using it as a handwash and it leaves my hands smooth, clean and feeling hydrated. You can smell the zesty fresh scent on your hands for ages after you use this & I love that!

CB12 Mouth Wash

CB12 Safe Breath Mouthwash 50ml – Now this might not be the most exciting product to find in your beauty box but this does promise to give you 12 hours of fresh breath. This smells quite strong & minty and only having used it once I can’t say how effective it is but my mouth felt clean and fresh. I do use a mouthwash every day but have never heard of this brand before. You get a cute 50ml sample in the box, its a good size for travel & thats what I am going to save it for.

TIGI Bed Head Manipulator

TIGI Bed Head Manipulator – This is such a blast from the past for me as I used to use this years ago & loved it. I had shorter hair & this worked wonders at holding the style whist still letting your hair be flexible. I now have longer hair so I have someone in mind that will love using this. You get 30g of product so its a good size and you need so little product. It smells so good, as do all TIGI products.

So what do you think of April’s box? I think it has a really good mix of products & well worth the £15. I’m excited about the Inika eyeliner, Balance Me wash and the Korres shampoo. The vitamins would be great but I’m already taking what I need, so those along with the TIGI haircare will be used by friends & I’m sure they will love them. The CB12 mouthwash isn’t jump up & down exciting but useful none the less.

If you get this box let me know if you received anything different as I know a couple of the products had alternatives.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

B. Cosmetics Makeup

B. Cosmetics is a makeup and skincare brand thats sold exclusively in Superdrug, I’ve tried a couple of their skincare products in the past and always been really impressed with the quality and the price. I have been trying out a few products from their extensive makeup collection and have been excited to tell you how I got on.

B. Cosmetics

First up I love using products that give my skin a glow, not make it shimmery but just leave my skin looking bright, fresh & healthy and thats exactly what the B. Prepared Illuminating Makeup Primer* does, it leaves my skin looking fresh and bright. This is such a lightweight non greasy primer, it leaves the skin feeling silky smooth and doesn’t add any slip or shine to the skin but instead it adds a beautiful luminous glow to the skin without any shimmer or glitter. It is a really nice smooth base for my foundation to sit on top of & it helps my makeup last all day whilst adding a healthy glow to my skin. It also has Hyaluronic acid and vitamin E which are great at hydrating skin and helping reduce the signs of fatigue.

B. Cosmetics Product Swatches
I’m a little scared of cream products & very much a novice when it comes to contouring but I have been using this B. Sculpted Contour Kit* and my contouring skills are getting better. This kit comes in three shade options light, medium and dark. I have been using the medium kit and that seems to be a great match for my skintone, I try to keep my contouring as natural as possible and I use a very light hand. I use the matte brown contour powder in the hollows of my cheeks to create the illusion of definition. The powder is so easy to blend and isn’t too dark.

The highlighter in this duo is cream but is still easy to work with, I like to use this on the tops of my cheekbones, brow bone & bridge of my nose. I use my fingers to apply and blend and find that works best. You need very little product to achieve a very fresh, illuminated look. The cream is a little harder to work with, its quite slippy and it doesn’t seem to last that long on my skin but when initially applied it looks pretty & does create a gorgeous highlight without being shimmery. I do have quite oily skin so if you’re skin is less oily it might have more staying power.

The matte contour shade in this duo is really good & lasts all day, it blends beautifully so even being a novice at contouring I was able to apply this without it looking like I had a strip of makeup on my cheek. I use a small Eco Tools brush with this & that fits right in the hollows of my cheek and more importantly doesn’t pick up too much product. Less is more when it comes to contouring! Oh & they include a handy guide on the back so you know exactly where to put the products to create the perfect highlight & contour. Very useful.

B. Cosmetics Mascara

B. Longer Lengthening & Defining Mascara* is a tubing mascara and that means it uses flexible polymers that wrap right around each individual lash to make your lashes look fluttery and long. The mascara coats each lash and keeps clumps, smudges and flakes at bay. It wears all day long without any flaking and your lashes still look incredible by the end of the night. To remove a tubing mascara all you need to do is use water, no makeup remover necessary just warm water which is easy & perfect for when I am feeling a little lazy. The packaging of this mascara feels luxurious & looks really sleek, it really does tick all the boxes.

I’m very impressed with this mascara & out of the three products its my overall favourite.

B. Cosmetics is proud to be Cruelty Free & Vegan

Let me know what your B. Cosmetics product recommendations are & if you only try one product from them make sure its the B. Longer Lengthening & Defining Mascara its a damn good mascara.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.