New In My Beauty Stash #3

New products in my Beauty Stash

New products in my Beauty Stash

Collagenesis by Skinn Stem Rejen Facial Serum

I am excited to use this, it contains ingredients to help firm, lift and contour the skin’s appearance it is formulated with three new active ingredients: Glacier Water, Snow Algae Powder and Alp Rose. This serum sounds hydrating and just what my skins needs right now

KIKO Less is Better Eyeshadow Palette 

I’m going to be that person who declares their love for a palette that has sold out. The lovely Steph gifted me this KIKO palette which was from their recent 20th Anniversary Collection which centres around the no makeup, makeup trend. It is such a cute size and you get 9 neutral, wearable colours. They’re not all incredibly pigmented but you can build them up. I am excited to use it a little more.

New Beauty Products

Tangle Angel Detangling Brush 

If it is good enough for Kim Kardashian, the word on the grapevine is that she uses one of these Tangle Angel Brushes and she has gorgeous hair. The Tangle Angel brush has flexible detangling bristles. It is anti static, antibacterial and heat resistant oh & it is also pink! My niece keeps trying to pinch it, so I am going to have to buy her one too.

The Body Shop Eye Colour Stick in Nevada Gold 

I love an eyeshadow stick – they’re great for applying your makeup super quick and you don’t need to use a brush, just blend it out with your finger. These ones from The Body Shop are waterproof and enriched with babassu oil and beeswax. They don’t crease and the colour stays put. I have the Nevada Gold shade which a pretty champagne gold which works for me as an everyday colour.

New in beauty 2017

Lancome LA Base Pro Hydra Glow 

I have only used this a couple of times but it does give a nice subtle dewy, glow to your skin and it makes a lovely primer. Unlike most primers this Lancome offering is formulated to have some fantastic skincare benefits too. It contains a, Cocktail blend of 14 actives, the Nourishing-sensation intensely hydrates, plumps, and continuously charges the complexion with moisture for rose petal smooth and healthy skin, perfectly prepared for the layering of foundations, with extend wear all day long.

DHC Oil Blotting Paper

These are handy to have in you bag for days you want your makeup to last but you don’t want to keep applying powder to dull the shine. These natural hemp fiber papers are brilliant for discreetly stopping shine on the go and are more effective at absorbing oil than synthetic alternative. I always have a pack in my handbag, they don’t lift off your makeup but are great at absorbing oil.

B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes

Theses were free when you purchased another product from B at Superdrug. These wipes are very moist and great at removing eye makeup. They don’t try out my skin or leaving it feeling tight. I have since purchased a couple more packs, great for having in the cupboard.

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Travel Size Skincare for Berlin

Travel Skincare Samples

Travel Skincare Samples

I am heading off to Berlin this week and I have raided my sample box – these are the ones that I am taking with me.

Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Eye Mask

I love to use eye masks and I always save a pack of my favourite ones for when I go on holiday. These Shiseido ones are super fancy and you only have to leave them on for 15 minutes to get the benefits, so they’re ideal to use when you’re rushed for time. They are expensive so I do try and leave them on as long as I possibly can. These just pep up the skin and help hydrate, depuff and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark circles. I love them

GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment

One of my favourite face masks – and I have been saving this sachet to take with me on holiday to keep my skin looking its best. I like that you can use this mask as a full face mask or a spot treatment – I think I will just use it on my nose & chin to keep my blackheads at bay and my skin smooth.

&Other Stories Sardonyx Fire Body Lotion

I haven’t tried this Sardonyx Fire range yet but I know I love the &Other Stories body lotions. I have been through quite a few bottles of the Fig scent and find the formula to be nourishing and quite thick. This sachet will keep my legs smooth and looking their best whilst I am away.

Skincare Samples for Travel

La Roche Posay Rosaliac CC Cream

I have had a couple samples of this CC Cream and have been impressed with how well it covers redness and imperfections. It is lightweight but the coverage is pretty decent. It also contains SPF30 which makes it a great base to use whilst I am on my City Break. This small tube will last me the whole time I am away.

Estee Lauder ANR Synchronized Recovery Complex 

One of my favourite night treat treatments also how cute are these mini sizes! This is incredibly hydrating and helps my skin look well rested. It reminds me that I need to invest in the full size version ASAP.

CoLab Dry Shampoo 

The only dry shampoo I buy now. It never leaves my hair feeling dirty or full of product. I like all the scents but I came across these minis in Superdrug for 30p each so I cleared the shelf & now I have a supply of minis for days!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer 

I don’t use a primer but I we are planning to go out in Berlin so I thought I would make an effort. This makes my skin look so smooth and my makeup does wear longer when I use it.

Skincare For Traveling

Origins Ritualitea Feeling Rosy Face Mask

You have to add water and mix up the powder then smooth it over your face. This one is South African Rooibos Tea & Rose which they say will feeling fresh, smooth and rejuvenated. It is soothing and comforting which sounds perfect for combating the travelling and pollution of a city break.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Bath & Shower Gel 

Not a brand I have used too much from but I like to take my own shower gel when I go away. I don’t use it as a shower gel but I take it out and about with me to use as a handwash, I hate the handwash they have in public toilets and I am that person who takes their own.

Origins Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay 

Made with Mediterranean Rose Clay, Canadian Willow Herb and exfoliating Jojoba beads this is a two in one face mask. It exfoliates and deep cleans and is the perfect mask to keep my skin looking its best. I like how it keeps my skin smooth, soft and refreshed.

 

Best Lipsticks For Spring

Spring 2017 Lipstick Favourites

Spring 2017 Lipstick Favourites

Winter seemed to last forever and I am so happy to see the nice weather returning. Spring always gives me a push to have a clear out and my makeup stash is always in need of a cull. Whilst I was in the process of having a right good sort out I took the opportunity to switch up the products in my everyday makeup drawers and I am sharing with you the lipsticks I want to wear this Spring. Now that I have them all lined up I can see that I haven’t really pushed any boundaries and that pink is for sure featuring quite heavily.

bareMinerals Pop of Passion in Blushing Passion

I adore this because it gives the lips a very light wash of colour & is very much a tinted lipbalm so it is perfect option for popping on so you look somewhat put together. It has a nice creamy texture which feels comfortable and hydrating on the lips and the colour is nice and neutral. These are available in 8 shades and would be a nice Spring addition to your makeup bag.

Rimmel The Only 1 Matte in Salute*

I don’t own too many matte lip products but the Rimmel The Only Matte Lipsticks are incredible. I have popped this pretty nude pink shade into my makeup bag and I have been wearing a lot already, it does feel dry on the lips but in no way uncomfortable. The staying power is damn good and the colour is gorgeous and freshens up any Spring look.

Armani Lip Magnet in 505 Second Skin* 

Now I have spoken about the Armani Lip Magnets on many an occasion because they’re simply fantastic. They apply with ease and feel incredibly comfortable on the lips, the weightless formulation which is a combination of water, oils and pigments means that it fuses to your lips giving you that high concentrated colour. The water gradually evaporates allowing the oils to deliver a rich, intense colour that is also 4 times thinner than a liquid lip colour. I like this shade because it is a very pretty nude pink, its so easy to wear and looks fresh on the lips. The Lip Magnets come in a range of 18 shades from wearable reds and pinks to more vampy plums.  Switch Up Your Lipstick For-Spring

Clinique Chubby Stick Super Strawberry

Lip crayons are just so effortless to apply and so many brands have released them over the past few years but there is just something about the Clinique Chubby Sticks that I absolutely love. The Chubby Sticks come in 16 tint shades & 8 intense shades they’re all wearable I’ve been using the Super Strawberry shade these past few weeks, it is a sheer rosy pink shade. It has a glossy sheen finish and because it is also a lip treatment and is loaded with mango, shea butters and vitamin E, your lips feel nourished and protected. These are fab to have in your handbag / makeup bag, let me know what shades you wear.

Urban Decay in Backtalk

This is one of my all time favourite lipsticks because It it the perfect nude and it works as a daytime lip option if you’re going for minimal makeup or as an evening option to compliment a more intense look. This formula is the Comfort Matte and I would say it has a soft creamy, matte finish and doesn’t dry out my lips at all. Backtalk is a mauvy, nude shade and like I said is a gorgeous everyday colour, if I use a lipliner underneath It wears for hours without going patchy or gathering in my lip creases. If there is one lipstick you buy from the Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Collection it has to be this one I guarantee you’ll wear it all the time.

Spring Lipstick Favourites

L-R bareMinerals Pop of Passion in Blushing Passion / Rimmel Matte in Salute / Armani Lip Magnet in 505 / Clinique Chubby Stick Super Strawberry / Urban Decay in Backtalk / Essence in 12 Blush My Lips

Essence in 12 Blush My Lips

How vibrant and pretty is this pink shade from Essence it screams Spring. I tend to shy away from bright colours but this just brightens up my makeup and does some sort of magic which compliments my skintone perfectly. I have said it so many time but Essence Makeup is one of the beauty industry’s best kept secrets I am starting to see more people talking about them, especially now that their range is sold in Wilko Stores. If you haven’t tried them you really need too they have a fantastic range of affordable but fantastic quality makeup and I can’t say enough good things about them.

Do you like to switch up your makeup bag for Spring? Let me know what lip products you’ve been using lately.

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DECIEM Launch New Brands On QVC

The Ordinary 5 Piece Anti Ageing Skincare Set

Mark your calendars people! Deciem are doing an 1 hour long show on QVC on Tuesday 18th April at 6pm. The show and will introduce new DECIEM brands that have not been previously available on QVC. In true QVC style they have some incredible deals and skincare bundles so you can stock up on your favourite DECIEM products or try them for the first time.

The Ordinary 5 Piece Anti Ageing Skincare Set

NEW! The Ordinary 5 Piece Anti-Ageing Set, £33.50 includes

Buffet, 30ml – 
Advanced Retinoid 2%, 30ml 
Lactic Acid 10%, 30ml 
Natural Moisturizing Factors, 30ml 
Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG, 30ml

Stemm 3 Step Hair Thickening Set

NEW! Stemm 3 Step Hair Thickening Set, £51.60 (RRP £88 a saving of £36.40) includes

Density Stimuli, 60ml
High-Amino Shampoo, 480ml
Black/Gold Fulvic Conditioner, 480ml

The Chemistry Brand Home and Away Set

NEW! The Chemistry Brand Home & Away Set, £20 (RRP £27 a saving of £7)

Hand Chemistry, 100ml
Hand Chemistry, 30ml

NIOD 4 Piece Dermal Science Skincare Set

NIOD 4 Piece Dermal Science Skincare Set, £59.88 (RRP £140 a saving of £80.12) includes

Copper Amino Isolate Serum, 15ml
Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex, 30ml
Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate, 15ml
Sanskrit Saponins, 90ml

Fountain Hyluronic Molecule Duo

Fountain Hyaluronic Molecule Duo, £37.52 (RRP £56 a saving of £18.75) includes

2 x Fountain Hyaluronic Molecule, 240ml

Chemistry Brand Hyluronic Concentrate
Chemistry Brand Hyaluronic Concentrate 240ml, £24 (RRP £28 a saving of £4)

NIOD Flavanone Mud

NIOD Flavanone Mud 50ml, £24.50 (RRP £29.00 a saving of £4.50)

I’m a huge fan of the NIOD range from DECIEM and my absolutely favourite product is the Flavanone Mask which will be available at a great price during the show. I have been so excited to try The Ordinary for months now and I am going to enjoy putting this 5 Piece Anti-Ageing Set to the test. The Ordinary are so well known for being super affordable but not compromising on quality or results.

Let me know if you have tried any of their brands & what you’re most excited to try from them.

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