Wednesday, 26 November 2014
There's no beating around the bush with this little beauty! I adore the Beauty Blender!
I have shared my favourite face brushes with you here, but since then I got my hands on a Beauty Blender and haven't looked back!
A damp beauty blender (all excess water squeezed out) blends liquid foundation easily and evenly and you're left with a beautiful flawless base.
I will say that my absolute favourite thing to use this for is blending out my under eye concealer, it is flawless!!! It blends seamlessly and doesn't leave any creases!
Sometimes I will still use a brush to apply my foundation, as it's a bit faster, and then go over it with the Beauty Blender to ensure it doesn't go cakey.
You can also use this to blend out liquid highlighter and cream blush for a more even finish (I also find highlighters less harsh this way)
This particular Beauty Blender came with the Blendercleanser which is the cleaner they recommend you use, it's like a bar of soap and works really well cleaning it. The only thing I will say is that a lot of pink dye seems to come out when cleaning the beauty blender, no matter how many times I clean it! I've heard they have a white one now so might look out for that.
You can find the Beauty Blender here for £14.30 (cheapest I found) and I think it's worth every penny! You can get the white one here for £16.00.
Overall this is quite possibly the best beauty tool I own and I own a lot!
Have you got/tried this yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Ever need to slap on make up in a bit of a hurry but want to look like you've made an effort? Well i've got just the thing for you...
One Sweep Wonders! These are what I refer to as eye shadows you can apply really quickly but you're left looking like you actually spent some time on your eyes.
Loads of brands have their 'One Sweep Wonders' and my two favourite MAC eye shadows (in my current collection) for this are All That Glitters and Satin Taupe. Patina and Sable are also great but I don't have them at the moment.
|L-R All That Glitters & Satin Taupe|
They're both beautiful shades that are multi tonal and really easy to blend out, which is why you get that effortless look on your eyes! I take the colour on a fluffy brush (like the MAC 217) and pack the colour on the lid and then blend it out and up into the crease/socket.
that Glitters is actually quite a hard colour to describe. It's a rose gold/peachy
with a hint of bronze shade and is shimmery which is why it's so great as a one
sweep wonder, it looks completely different on the lid to how it looks in the
Satin Taupe is a mauve/brown shade and is just beautiful! You can build the shadow up really well so it's darker where you need it. Blended out in the crease (eye socket) you can achieve a really gorgeous effect. It has a slight shimmer to it but not as much as All That Glitters and my favourite out of the two.
|L-R All That Glitters & Satin Taupe|
So what do you think, What would be your pick from these two? and do you have any recommendations for me?
Monday, 24 November 2014
I received my 'My Little Box' on Friday, the 'Cosy' edition and as my love for this is still going strong, I wanted to share it with you.
I cannot believe the quality of this box, it really has blown all the other subscription beauty boxes out of the water for me!
Every month you get a little poster/card with a cute quote on it and the magazine. The first product I saw was a microwaveable cushion 'My Little Bouillotte' by Tsumori Chisato. This can sit on your neck/shoulders and help ease tension.
Next up is the cutest little mug, I suppose it's an espresso mug, which I don't drink and it's really too small for anything else, so it may hold pens on my desk.
Then in the little bag there was a My Little Beauty (own brand) Mascara, a Arcancil Waterproof Eye liner in black and an Yves Rocher Eye shadow in 112 Brun Cafe Mat (a matte dark brown).
|Swatches on Left are the waterproof eye liner and the eye shadow in 112 Brun|
Every month I look forward to getting this box and it continues to be the only one i'm subscribed to. The box is £14.95 per month including P&P.
Do you think you might subscribe if you're not already?
Friday, 21 November 2014
When I saw Barry M had released a few new shades for Autumn/Winter I couldn't help but pick some up!
I got 3 new shades Ballerina (Dusky Pink), Paprika (Burnt Orange) and Vintage Violet (Dusky Purple). I also got the Nails inc polish as a freebie in this months Glamour magazine and thought I would include it in this post as I adore the colour, its a warm toned grey (it has a hint of brown to it).
|L-R Ballerina, Paprika, Vintage Violet, Marylebone Mews|
I'm currently wearing Marylebone Mews and I love it! Had to apply 4 thin coats to get the desired opaqueness, but it hasn't chipped yet!