Shopping My Makeup Stash June 2016

June 2016 Shopping My Satsh

Shopping My Makeup Stash June 2016

I love doing these Shopping My Stash posts each month, I discover makeup that has been neglected & forgotten about & fall in love with it all over again. These are my rediscoveries this month & I can’t wait to see everything.

Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint

During the warmer months I always reach for a lightweight base, thats not to say this Rodial BB Skin Tint doesn’t offer a good amount of coverage because it does but it feels extremely comfortable and lightweight on my skin. This is a great natural looking base that wears very well throughout the day and having quite a few foundations I seem to go through phases and this BB Cream had been pushed to the back of the drawer but Summer is here (in Cornwall anyway) and I will be wearing this on the days I want coverage but also a nice fresh, glowing finish.

bareMinerals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer

I don’t think I have used a concealer as good as this one, its amazing coverage, hydrating and so easy to blend. I like that it brightens whilst covering dark circles and it has a lovely lightweight consistency. I’ve been trying to use up a few half finished concealers and so I hadn’t reached for this one in a while. I’m thrilled to have it back in my makeup routine & if you’re in the market for a new concealer then I highly recommend this one.

Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette

BareMinerals Pop Of Passion Lip Oil Balm

I haven’t been wearing much makeup everyday but I do like a little colour on my lips & these bareMinerals Lip Oil Balms feel like you’re wearing a lip balm but they still have a really good amount of colour. I have been wearing the more neutral Blushing Passion shade quite a lot and thought it was time for more of a brighter Summery colour & Pink Passion is a perfect sweet pink shade. This is going straight into my handbag & I can’t wait to wear it.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette and I can’t believe Its been so neglected. I haven’t used this in so long, (I blame my out of control eyeshadow collection), I have looked this out & will only be using this all month long. It has 8 gorgeous shadows and they’re richly pigmented and just the best quality. You would never know this was a $3 palette, its up there in my top palettes. If you can get your hands on one of these you must add it to your collection, I promise you won’t regret it.

Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

It’s not a secret that Roller Lash is my favourite Benefit Mascara, in fact its up there in my top 3 mascara’s of all time. I love that it separates my lashes, holds a curl like no other and makes them look fluttery. I get no clumping or smudging throughout the day, it is jet black too! I forgot I had a fresh, unopened tube in my drawer so I am excited to have this as my mascara over the next couple of months. I think the packaging of this is just super sweet too.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Moray

I have quite a few of these Stila Eyeliners, I really like the colourful shades. This green one had been totally forgotten about and I swatched it the other day & thought how well this would go with the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette. It is a pretty deep green and has a touch of shimmer running through. These eyeliners glide on & are easy to smudge out but also stay pigmented for hours.

June 2016 Shopping My Satsh

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Formentera*

This is a beautifully packaged cream cheek tint and if Summer isn’t the perfect time to use this then I don’t know when is. It is a pretty sun kissed rose shade and I think its a great shade for my quite pale complexion. I’m aways a little scared of cream products but this is just too beautiful to sit looking pretty in my makeup collection. I have been watching YouTube videos on how best to apply, blend and wear this product & I am ready to use it, A LOT! Oh & this has the most delicious vanilla scent, I haven’t smelt a makeup product quite like it.

*PR Sample

Ooh! Oils Of Heaven

Ooh! Facial Oils

Ooh! Facial Oils

I love being introduced to new brands, especially when they’re quite new and have a strong ethical mission statement & I think Oils of Heaven are a company that really do that

‘Oils of Heaven was established to scour the world for the most effective beauty oils known to humankind and bring them to a wider audience. Oils whose effectiveness in repairing cells and healing skin has stood the test of time over centuries. Once identified, Oils of Heaven strives to source these oils from small local suppliers in a fair and equitable manner, trying to help particularly women to establish a  livelihood for themselves and for the community. Oils of Heaven strives to bring you the absolute best of nature in a sustainable, equitable and natural way to make the world a more beautiful place.”

I have been trying out two of their facial oils and being someone that loves using face oils in their skincare routine I was excited to see how these compared to some of my holy grail products (lets just say one of them has become a firm favourite).

Ooh! Natural Cacay Anti Aging Face Oil* £39.00

This face oil only has one ingredient, it is 100% Caryodendron Orinocense Nut Oil, (Cacay Oil). This oil originated in Columbia and Oils of Heaven are the very first brand to bring pure Cacay Oil to the UK market. This Oil has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin E and Linoleic Acid (omega-6) which have effective results in skincare.

Vitamin A (retinol) – is an wonderful anti-oxidant which helps to kick start the skin’s natural renewal process, rebuilding, replenishing cells and skin tissue. It also leaves the skin velvety smooth, radiant and wrinkles appear less noticeable

Vitamin E – again this is anti oxidant rich which helps replenish moisture in the skin. It will also repair and protect the skin against environmental aggressors and treat the first signs of aging by promoting new skin cell growth and speeding up cell regeneration.

Linoleic Acid (omega-6) – which helps provide a healthy balance of moisture in the skin, soothe inflammation, minimise scaring and protect the skin from environmental aggressors.

So this is quite the wonder oil & it does a little bit of everything. This oil doesn’t feel too heavy or greasy and after a couple of minutes its absorbed in to the skin leaving it soft, smooth and very hydrated. This facial oil can be used day or night and I have used it in place of my serum and that seems to work well under my moisturiser without feeling too greasy.

Cacay Facial Oil

Ooh! Organic Moringa Anti Oxidant Face Oil* £19.00

This oil also only has one ingredient, it is 100% Organic Moringa Oleifera Kernel Oil.

Organic Moringa Oil is an excellent cleanser and moisturiser as it contains high levels of natural anti-oxidant as well as oleic acid, vitamin A and vitamin C. It is ideal for preventing free radicals and other skin damaging agents.

Oleic Acid – this is a really effective moisturiser and will also help reduce inflammation.

Vitamin A (retinol) – is an wonderful anti-oxidant which helps to kick start the skin’s natural renewal process, rebuilding, replenishing cells and skin tissue. It also leaves the skin velvety smooth, radiant and wrinkles appear less noticeable

Vitamin C – keeps your skin supple, radiant and it also fights the effects of free radicals.

This face oil is great at giving the skin a real luminosity, so if like me you have quite dull skin you would benefit from adding this to your skincare routine. I also love using a few drops under my face masks, just for a little extra hydration and glow.

I think Ooh! Oils of Heaven are a brand to keep your eye on and if you’re into natural, organic skincare then they’re a brand you will want to check out. I found their oils gentle, hydrating and very nousishing on my skin. I have to say the Cacay Anti Aging Face Oil was my favourite of the two. It calmed redness in my skin, gave such a boost of hydration and helped reduce dark marks left from blemishes. How could I not love it.

Have you heard of this brand? Let me know what your favourite face oils are.

Oils of Heaven are available in the UK from www.lovelula.com

*PR Sample

Jurlique Hand and Nail Care

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream 2016

Jurlique Rose Hand Cream 2016

I’m excited to Introduce you to 3 new and exciting products from one of my favourite skincare brands, Jurlique. They are releasing a complete hand care ritual and I think you are going to love them!

A little background – Jurlique is an Australian brand which was started back in 1985 by a husband & wife dedicated to harnessing the power of nature to create incredibly effective products. Their ethos was Nature + Science = Beauty and to this day Jurlique develop high performance skincare, using potent, biodynamic (Biodynamics is a spiritual-ethical-ecological approach to agriculture, food production and nutrition), organic and natural ingredients sourced the world over.

I always get excited when Jurlique launch a new product and to have 3 to share with you today is pretty special. Jurlique have extended their hand care range to include an Exfoliating Treatment Mask, a Nail & Cuticle Treatment Oil and also a limited edition Rose Handcream Handpicked. Everything you need to keep your hands looking and feeling their best.

Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment

Jurlique Exfoliating Hand Treatment* 100ml £20

This has a cream texture with tiny exfoliating Jojoba beads which provide just enough scrub without being abrasive. I like that this is a multi benefit 2 in 1 treatment mask and scrub. Apply a generous amount to the backs of your hands, fingers and forearms, relax for 5 minutes then with a little warm water massage off making use of the Jojoba beads. It leaves your hands velvety soft, smooth and nourished. It includes,

  • Red & White Clay – to absorb impurities
  • Jojoba Beads – to gently exfoliate
  • Shea Butter – to soften and hydrate
  • Calendula Extract – to nourish and protect

I can really see a difference in my hands after using this, they look healthier and they don’t get dry as quickly. I know a specific hand scrub isn’t a must have but if your budget allows for one then this Jurlique offering is luxurious and very effective. I have promised myself to make it part of my weekly manicure routine. Got to look after those hands, after all its one of the areas that shows the first signs of ageing. You get 100ml of product and so that will last a good few months.

10ml for £12, I think this oil is a bargain & a product that will serve you well and last for ages and one that I am very excited to have in my collection. My cuticles will be in tip top condition.

Jurlique Nail and Cuticle Treatment Oil

Jurlique Nail & Cuticle Treatment Oil* 10ml £12

I have to say that I have terrible cuticles, they are always dry, flaky and need a little TLC! This oil is just what I needed, it couldn’t have arrived at a better time. Its an indulgent treatment oil that will nourish, condition and soothe cuticles as well as strengthening dry brittle nails.

This has a very fancy & fuss free pipet dispenser so you only need a very small amount of oil on each cuticle, I would say 2 – 3 drops will be enough for both hands. I gently massage the oil around my cuticle and nails then leave it to sink in. Its quite greasy so you may want to do this treatment when you have time to relax & not be on your computer, phone etc. The oil contains,

  • Rosemary Extract – to strengthen dry brittle nails
  • Horsetail Extract – to strengthen dry brittle nails
  • Carrot Root – to soothe cracked cuticles
  • Calendula – to nourish and soothe dry cuticles
  • Almond & Macadamia Oils – to intensely hydrate and restore moisture

Jurlique Rose Handcream ltd Edition

Jurlique Rose Handcream Handpicked* 150ml £36

This Jurlique release is a limited edition version of one of their most iconic and best selling products – and I have to say this offering is my favourite Jurlique handcream to date. This Rose handcream is simply beautiful, everything from the outer cardboard packaging right down to the cream itself is so luxurious and smells so good.

This 2016 limited edition Handpicked version features Jurlique’s unique Rosa gallica Flower Extract. This precious extract is drawn exclusively from this years vintage of the pure and potent Roses grown at the Jurlique Farm in the Adelaide Hills.

All the roses used in this limited edition product were handpicked and all the Rosa galica Flower Extract from this years harvest has gone into this luxurious handcream so it won’t be used in another Jurlique product this year.

  • Sweet Almond Oil – to moisturise and soften
  • Rosa gallica Flower Extract – to protect, restore moisture and soothe
  • Macadamia Oil – to intensly hydrate and restore moisture
  • Calendula – to soothe, soften and protect against dry skin

Its a rich cream that will nourish, deeply moisturise and replenish dry hands. Leaving them feeling velvety soft and smelling beautiful. This isn’t a cream for your handbag, this is a beautifully packaged cream that will be beautiful on your vanity or bedside table so you are reminded to apply it throughout the day. You get a whopping 150ml of product and you need only the smallest amount to feel the benefits. This would make a really thoughtful gift or treat for someone special.

Which of the new Jurlique releases are you most excited for?

All three products are avialable from www.Jurlique.co.uk also at Debenhams, and www.lookfantastic.com

*PR Sample

Exploring Cornwall Week #8

Harbour View Cornwall

Exploring Truo City

Truro Food Festival 2016

Sunshine Cottage Cornwall

Cornish White Cottages

Plants For Sale Cornwall

Pink Cherry Blossom

Sea View Cornwall

St Agnes Shopping

As you read this I’m in Scotland visiting family, we drove up to Manchester to see a gig, Puscifer at the Bridgewater Hall & also visit friends. Then we headed on up to Scotland so next weeks post will be full of photos from north of the border.

Before heading off on our road trip we went into Truro & visited the food festival, it was great to see so many local companies there and we discovered some delicious Vegan treats. Apart from that we stayed pretty local to our village and just enjoyed the sunshine and coastal walks. I need to invest in a cute picnic basket, now the weather is warmer, I want to get out and visit some of Cornwall’s glorious golden beaches and take a blanket & delicious picnic.