First and foremost apologises for not blogging for the past two months, life has been non stop with wedding planning, moving out plans, holiday booking and of course work work and more WORK!
On the Birchbox front you haven’t missed out on anything the past two boxes have been rather poor I’m expecting this month to have improved dramatically… lets get onto the fun stuff!
So with me working so much i haven’t had the opportunity to go into the City centre so one has indulged in the comfort of internet shopping… Space NK, allbeauty, Bodyshop, Cult Beauty to to name a few.. i have found some absolute gems!
Lets get started…
I have been getting more and more involved with BareMinerals products i just find for me (dry skin) that i haver no problems with anything sticking to dry patches or looking cakey, i have got a sample of the new BareSkin foundation which i was matched for today so i shall report back with how i found it, the prime time primers both for eye lids and skin are amazing! the eye lid primer really kept my eyeshadow in place all day and the skin primer feels like silk (ahhhhh) foundation whether it be liquid or mineral looks flawless on top of this and this gets me onto the next product MAC fix plus a spritz of this over your finished make up and Hello! dewy sexy skin! nothing looks cakey or fake just airbrushed and it smells lovely. The Bareminerals blush i have is called the confession a very pretty natural shade.
Lip Products…. who doesn’t love lip products i must say they are my favourite make up items of all….
Body Shop solid oil lips from the Argan oil range is actually amazing its on par with my L’occitane shea butter stick which i thought i would ever say! smells like heaven and feels like it… moisturising and nourishing without stickiness and only £4 bargain!!
We also have Tanya Burr lipgloss in picnic in the park a lovely smooth vanilla scented gloss thats not tacky feeling in a nice fun pink shade, also we have the Boujois rouge edition lipstick in the shade rose tweed I’m rather impressed with this formulation its hydrating and the colour is very opaque with just the first application thumbs up to Bourjois for this affordable number.
Last of the lip products is charlotte Tilbury i have wanted to get my hands on these for ages… as they are on the pricey side i kept putting it off, i am so glad i gave in well worth the hype.
I have Charlottes lip cheat pencil in the shade Nude create full symmetrical luscious lips in a couple of strokes… basically look like a super model without the painful surgery, i also have the lipstick that goes with the pencil in the shade Nude Kate , just look at the packaging! B E A U TIFUL so luxurious and the formulation is so creamy… love it.
I am currently obsessing over eyeshadow sticks!! so quick so easy and the finish you get from a cream shadow i find personally is gorgeous… the two products i have here are By Terry ombre blackstar in the shade bronze moon again the packaging is really sleek but the shadow is so creamy almost like butter and once it sets in place thats it until its time to take it off which is what i want from my make -up i don’t like to top it up during the day I’m far too busy for that, the other pencil comes from the lovely Charlotte Tilbury in the shade Golden Quartz which is specially formulated for hazel eyes. These colour chameleon pencil use light reflecting technology to bring out the undertones in your eye colour so every eye colour has a different shade, this particular colour i use more for the evenings but you could use it during the day if you prefer a darker eye make-up.
The last item in this section is by BareMInerals again can you tell I’m having an affair with this brand right now…. loving it! This mascara is their Lash Domination which has a twisted brush which your twist as you pull up your lashes and wow wow wee wow the volume is insane! boll lashes here i come well worth the cash!
Last on the agenda is eye brows and enhancements which of course are my shu Uemura eyelash curlers! i was so late to this party but my gosh they are fab haven’t used curler like them effortless curling thats what i like to see, also Estée Lauder double wear concealer i have the shade 01 light ok.. so you have heard of the double wear foundation which is a massive seller and understandable why really its a very heavy duty full coverage foundation that does not budge so if your after that in your base then look no further so of course it made sense to get involved with the concealer which of course didn’t disappoint doesn’t crease nor budge until you take it off! bye bye under eye bags!
The last two products are for the brows and lets face it brows are what frames your face and brings your make-up together so we all take care plucking, waxing tinting and filling in our brows whether they are full or sparse these two products above give you that precision brow in just a few strokes Hourglass arch brow sculpting pencil i have the shade soft brown has a spoolie on one side and an angled waxed crayon in an ashy brown shade on the other end which i like as i do not like my brown products to have to much red tones in them i feel they don’t look as natural and the other item is the Estée Lauder double wear stay in place brow lift duo one end has a highlight on it for under your brows to lift the area and the other end is a teeny tiny pencil so you can mimic hairs and get that natural full brow without the draw on look both of these i use for different looks but both are fab as the other.
There is a lot to read through there i know so grab a cuppa and a biscuit… hope this gave you so ideas of products you might like to try and i shall keep the blog going on time in the future!