If you want to see my first New In My Beauty Stash post <—- Just click the link. So this month I have 4 really lovely new products in my beauty stash, I’m excited to tell you all about them.
Lip oils seem to be the product of the moment and quite a few brands are releasing their version, from Clarins to GOSH. This ESPA offering is brand new and it doesn’t disappoint. It has a doe foot applicator which makes it easy and mess free to apply (even on the go). This oil feels extremely comfortable and soft on the lips, not at all sticky or greasy. I love using it throughout the day to keep my lips soft, give them that lovely glossy look and they feel hydrated for hours. This Nourishing Lip Treatment is packed with skin loving ingredients including,
- Indian Gentian Leaves – this blurs the appearance of fine lines and visible smooths skin, boosts collagen and elastin production
- Konjac Root & Hyluronic Acid Filling Spheres – these plump, smooth and deliver long lasting hydration
- Omega rich Raspberry & Pomegranate Seed Oils – Both are deeply nourishing and help keep your lips in a beautiful condition
- Pink Grapefruit Essential Oils – This soothes and gives the oil a fresh flavour
This came in the July Little Known Box and it is a beautiful juicy looking colour for Summer. This is a boutique brand offering salon quality nail polishes at affordable prices. HJ Manicure have a lovely selection of 20 colours in their core collection and I have 2 colours but this Tropical Sunset is my favourite. Its a beautiful glossy orange, coral that has a super glossy finish. Its opaque in 2 coats and the formula is so easy to apply. Its just a lovely Summer shade and I am going wear it a lot this year. HJ Manicure are proud to be
- 5-Free Nail Polish
- Free from Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP and Camphor
- Cruelty Free & Vegan Friendly
OK – how beautiful is this palette!? I am totally in love.The packaging is rose gold & the mirror is huge, which makes me very happy. This palette is available in four different shade options, Fair/Light, Light/Medium, Medium/Tan and Tan/Deep, I have the Fair / Light palette and it has everything you need to create a cute neutral look for fair skin (in terms of eye & cheek colours). You get 2 blush shades and 5 eyeshadows and they are all beautifully pigmented and so easy to blend. I like that there is a mix of matte, shimmer and pearl finishes.
In this Fair/ Light Palette you get the these beautiful shades
- Eye Shades: Alluring (soft pale pink), Breathtaking (soft neutral white), Passionate (champagne pearl), Dynamic (soft taupe), Glamorous (warm chocolate brown)
- Blush Shades: Romantic (soft pale pink), Playful (soft rose pink)
Now I really wanted to like this & I even used it for an entire week, trying to make it work for me. Sadly I just can’t seem to apply my liner very neatly with this. I love wearing liquid liner, I like a cat eye or just a simple very close to the lash line look but with this liner I found both of these so hard to achieve.
The actual flexibility of the eyeliner wand is what makes this liner different from most others on the market & I liked the innovation and concept, a lot! You adjust the handle which clicks in to place making it more ergonomic for applying the liner, that does take some getting used to but I can appreciate that it allows you to get a better angle for applying liner. I just don’t think it made it easier (for me).
The formula is a very deep rich matte black, which is great and the colour doesn’t fade throughout the day. The nib is flexible and tappers to a very thin point which is good for achieving that precise line, I just found it quite hard to work with and couldn’t get my liner to look as good as when using my trusty Soap & Glory Liner. I’m not writing this off, I think its more to do with the way I have learn’t to apply my liner over the past 15 years & I’m set in my ways. Change isn’t always good for me, I urge you to pop along to a Lancome counter so you can test the product, it might be just the liner you’re looking for. I am not going to let this beat me & plan on watch a few tutorials so I can attempt to master it.
What is new in your beauty stash & have you tried any of the products I have mentioned?