This week it’s 20% off Topshop with a student card, so I have taken advantage! I’ve mentioned before I’m a massive fan of Topshop blushers and although I’m new to cream blushers and have more faith in powder blushers, I absolutely love the colours of the Topshop cream blushers! I already have Pinch and Neon Rose, so I knew I had to add Flush to my collection (and what a collection it is). It’s a lovely coral pink, and I don’t actually think I have anything else in this colour. It’s gorgeous on, I know people prefer to see them on but no doubt you’re a bit sick of my face by now. I’m still learning to use cream blushers, I find that it’s really easy to get different amounts on each cheek. I sometimes get to work and look in the (unforgiving) mirrors and find that one side is a bit deeper than the other. Definitely need to work on that. I also bought a powder in Nude 02 which is really nice. I always, always wear powder and I like to try different ones. I have two MAC powders but the majority of my powders are just from Boots or whatever. This is really nice and I find that it’s not too soft so it doesn’t create a lot of powder when you swirl the brush around, sometimes it’s really easy to cake powder on.
I also picked up some Ruby and Millie brushes in Boots, as they’re on clearance because R&M is leaving us! RIP. But still, 75% off if there’s any left. I got a foundation brush, a lip brush, a cheek brush and two eyeshadow brushes. BARGAINS GALORE. They’re all great quality, especially the eye brushes which I would definitely recommend! The makeup has been completely destroyed at work so I haven’t got any in the sale, has anyone else picked up any R&M bargains?
&. The Sanctuary 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask: I purchased this recently with a £5 off discount voucher from Boots and I’ve been using it a lot ever since. I love self heating masks and scrubs, and this really relaxes the pores for deep cleansing. It’s really good for oily skin prone to blemishes as it absorbs excess oil and also softens the skin.
&. Soap & Glory Clean On Me Shower Gel: I usually don’t spend much on shower gel but this is quite a big bottle and it smells incredible! The signature S&G scent, if you’re wondering, which I love. It doesn’t linger but my bathroom smells of it all the time and it’s lovely to wake up to in the morning.
&. Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Hand Creme: I posted about this recently here and I’ve been using it every day since I got it. A lovely, lovely scent which I can’t get enough of.
&. Caviar Anti-Aging Hair Spray: This sample was sent in this months Glossybox and although I was slightly wary of putting caviar on my hair, this smells absolutely incredible (I’m really into scents this month!) and makes my hair feel and look lovely. I’d love to purchase more from this range, maybe when I’m a squillionairess.
&. NARS Powder Blusher in Orgasm: Full post here. I had to mention this as it’s still one of my favourite blushes. I know some people have said it doesn’t live up to the hype (well, it is a massive hype to live up to!) but I really think it does and it looks beautiful, blends incredibly and makes me skin look so smooth and flushed.
&. Simple Eye Makeup Remover Wipes. I’m one of those people who are completely against face wipes (awful things) but when it comes to the eye area and fussing around with cotton wool pads and makeup remover, I’d rather just have something I can grab and use then. These are great for taking off eye makeup (obviously) without being greasy or oily. I sometimes worry about getting too much oil near my skin as it screams breakout to me. I recommend!
&. Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser: I recently repurchased this as it’s lovely and really helps my skin. I use it every day (sometimes twice a day) and it removes every trace of makeup and generally just feeds my skin. This is another one of those products that has been massively hyped up, but definitely hits the nail on the head if you ask me.
You know those days where you just want to take an outfit post and get on with your life but your face/camera/outfit just won’t agree with you?! That was definitely today. I really don’t like way the photos came out, but I like the outfit. I’m trying to find things to wear for the next two weekends as I’m working in between and won’t have time. This weekend I’m off to London for Russ’s birthday and also, Graeme has a gig which will be awesome! I love love LOVE going out in London so massively excited. The weekend after I’m off to Scotland for the night for Rockness, a festival in Inverness which Graeme is also playing at. Really excited for that too! I hate camping so I only really go to festivals when Graeme plays so I can stay in a hotel. Wooop.
I haven’t posted a lot recently (well, for me anyway) because I’ve been absolutely shattered. I went to bed at 9pm last night after a busy week at work and I’m still really tired. I had a good shop today though, I found some nice things including this skirt in the Urban Outfitters sale. I don’t usually shop there because it’s so expensive (overprices in my opinion) but my boyfriend buys ALL his clothes there which makes me very jealous.
What’s everyone doing for the bank holiday weekend? I am working. Le sigh.
So I splashed out on a Chanel blusher in 99 Rose Petale after a massively awful day at work! If you follow me on twitter you will know all about this but it was basically a rude man asking about ingredients who told me he “came from a science background which I clearly didn’t know a thing about” needless to say, he was put in his place when I told him I had a degree in forensic science and also study cosmetic science on the side. I WIN.
You can’t even see the beauty of this blush in my picture, but it is absolutely gorgeous. Such a lovely texture, and so easy to use. By swirling my blusher brush over it, it turns into such a fine powder which means it goes on so smoothly and looks really natural. The packaging is amazing and obviously iconic, I will happily get this out on the train/at work/everywhere to reapply.
I chose this colour because for my first Chanel blush, I wanted something versatile and a “go to” blusher which would work with any look. I also chose quickly because its a big spend and I didn’t want to a) back out or b) change my mind when I looked closer at the other gorgeous colours. You can see from the swatch that its a lovely rose pink with a slight natural shimmer (although I still use my highlighter for a bit more of a glow).
I’m so happy with this product, and I can see myself getting a lot of use out of it. It’s easy to apply, blends incredibly well and lasts all day. I was actually surprised when I saw myself after an 8hour day and my blusher was still in place and I still looked ALIVE.
You must all buy. What’s your favourite Chanel product?