New In My Beauty Stash #4

new in my beauty stash May 2017

Over the past 5 weeks or so I have made a few purchases so I thought I would give you a quick low down on them.

Nip & Fab Eyeshadow Palette in 01 Sculpted £10.95

I know most of you are aware that Nip & Fab have added makeup to their range and it is available in some Superdrug stores. I was super excited to see the stand in my local store and I was very restrained to only buy one item, when I could have gone to town and bought the entire collection. I almost bought the foundation but I just couldn’t resist this beautiful 12 pan neutral eyeshadow palette, it is so ‘me’ and all the shades are ones I wear on a daily basis which means I will (and have been) get alot of use from it.

The packaging is slim, sleek and feels so nice, I like that it is clear so you’re able to see all the shadows, there is something so satisfying about that! As I said you get 12 shades and they’re a good mix of creams, deep browns and taupes. 8 of the shades matte but you also get 2 shimmers and 2 shimmer infused mattes, so a great selection.

nip and fab eyeshadow palette

new nip and fab eyeshadow palette

Bath & Body Works Pocketbac in Melon Forever £2.50

I always have a couple of these hand sanitisers on the go they’re so good to pop in your handbag for keeping those pesky germs at bay. This Melon scent is from their new Summer launches and it smells damn good, a mix of sweet and fruity. Let me know what your favourite scents are, I quite often get the Warm Vanilla Sugar or anything Christmas scented.

B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes £2.99

I have bought a few products this year from the B. Pure range which is exclusive to Superdrug & I have been impressed with them all so far. These Micellar Wipes were free when I bought their Exfoliating Cleanser and I have to say as far as face wipes go these are very good. You get 25 wipes in a pack and they have a hard plastic close top which is fantastic at keeping the wipes fresh and moist for longer. The wipes are soft, fragrance free and gentle on the skin, they are enriched with Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Aloe and Cucumber extract. So very hydrating, antibacterial and soothing for the skin. I have purchased a second pack of these because they’re super handy to have in my makeup bag. If you haven’t tried the B. Range from Superdrug then I highly recommend checking them out, they have a great selection of makeup and skincare.

Bath and Body Works Pocketbac in Melon Forever

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser £5.99

I can’t get enough of the Superdrug own brand skincare, they have a few collections all focused on different skin concerns. This time I picked up their hot cloth cleanser which also came with a muslin cloth & it was only £4 which is an utter bargain. This has such a creamy texture which feels so nice on the skin when you’re massaging it in. It breaks down makeup with ease but I would say if you like to wear quite heavy eye makeup then you might want to go in first with an eye makeup remover as this doesn’t always remove all my mascara. Using a muslin cloth is a great way to gently exfoliate the skin without being abrasive and I love the feeling of cleansing my face using a warm cloth. The cleanser was so gentle, it didn’t sting or irritate my eyes and it left my skin feeling smooth, clean and refreshed, I might even go so far as to say radiant.

essence luminous matte bronzing powder

Essence Luminous Matte Bronzing Powder in 01 Sunshine £3.00

Essence have released some beautiful products into their Spring / Summer collection and I couldn’t leave the shop without this bronzer. This bronzer is available in two shades, I opted for the lighter of the two and it gives me that perfect mix of warm and glow. The outer bronze ring is matte and the inner ring has a subtle luminous glow. I swirl my brush so it picks up both colours and add it to my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose and it leaves my skin looking healthy, bronzed but with a subtle fresh glow.

The powder feels silky smooth and it reminds me of my beloved Soap & Glory Solar Powder and it gives a very similar satin finish. As I said it has quite a subtle colour pay off which makes it a great everyday bronzer.

So those are a few new additions to my stash this month, let me know if you have tried anything from my roundup & let me know what new products you have discovered recently.

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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New in My Beauty Stash #2

Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Palette

New Beauty Products 2

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.

ESPA Nourishing Lip Treatment*

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

New makeup in my stash

HJ Manicure in Tropical Sunset 

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

Stila Perfect Me, Perfect Hue Eye & Cheek Palette

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)

Stila Perfect Me Perfect Hue Palette

Lancome Grandiose Eyeliner*

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.

New Beauty Products in my Collection

What is new in your beauty stash & have you tried any of the products I have mentioned?

*PR Sample

New in My Beauty Stash #1

New Beauty Products on Sale Now

New in my beauty stash

Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Liquid Highlighter

This is a beautiful product for Summer – its a soft-matte nude pink and it gives the skin a Iovely radiant glow. I use it as a subtle highlighter on my cheek bones and it reflects the light and makes my skin look fresh and adds a glow. If you’re a fan of the classic High Beam then you will like this more subtle option for those days you want a more low key but fresh faced look. This is great for minimal makeup days just to give your skin that effortless glow without a hint of shimmer or shine. Oh & how beautiful is the rose gold packaging?

Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry*

This is the first Redken product I have used and having thick hair a product that promises to reduce drying time is a product that catches my attention. So this new release from Redken is promises to

  • Reduce blow-dry time
  • Protect from heat up to 230˚
  • Help reduce breakage
  • Provide 24-hour lasting volume

I like that its a heat protectant as well as a styling product & any product that reduces the time I use heat on my hair is a plus for me. As I said my hair is very thick & usually takes an age to dry, I’ve used this a few times now & off the bat I noticed how soft and smooth my hair felt and looked after blowdrying. I would say it helped my hair dry a little quicker and I noticed my hair didn’t look as frizzy. Although its a cream and often cream products can feel heavy and make my hair feel greasy quickly this wasn’t like that at all. So if you want a product that protects against breakage and heart damage, as well as giving you a little added volume then thins new Redken release would be a great product to have in your haircare arsenal.

New in my Beauty Stash

Bare Minerals Lash Domination

I do like the way this Mascara makes my lashes look but it seems to smudge on me so bad. This separates my lashes and makes them look so long and healthy but by the end of the day I have quite a lot of product under my eye and thats not a good look. Its such a shame because this ticks all the boxes, its jet black, I love the wand and it gives my lashes volume. The formula is quite wet so maybe as it dries out a bit that might make a difference. If you have tried this mascara let me know how you get on with it.

Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitiser

I love these hand sanitisers & my brother recently went to Dubai & kindly bought me back a stash of the summer scents. The one I am using at the minute is Vanilla Cupcake and is sweet and smells good enough to eat.

New Beauty Products on Sale Now

Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction Foundation*

This new addition to the popular Dermablend range from Vichy is quite an exciting one. Its a full coverage matte finish foundation, at first it appears to be quite a tic texture but once you start to blend it in to your skin its quite fluid and easy to blend. It gives your skin a smooth soft focus finish and if you have scaring or uneven skin tone that you like to cover then this works a treat. It gives you fantastic coverage without feeling heavy or looking cakey, and I found it to be really effective at counteracting redness. This foundation is 100% oil free and has,

  • Alliagel TM – which is a texture innovation exclusive to Vichy, the pigments and soft focus agents cover and blur imperfections to make the skin look even and velvety smooth.
  • Salicylic Acid – This is an ingredient in skincare that helps soothe irritated skin, prevent blackheads and unclog pores.
  • Eperulin – This is a great anti inflammatory so its fantastic at calming blemishes and any problems areas.

So its nice to see a makeup product that incorporates a good amount of skincare. This also has SPF 25 and is 100% oil free. Its ideal if you have oily skin, blemish prone skin. Its pretty fantastic and I love how the silky smooth my skin feels when I wear this. I have the shade Nude25 & my skin is quite fair & this is a great match.

What products are new in your beauty stash this Summer?

*PR Sample