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This Week’s Most Loved… #17.

posted on: 13 January, 2013

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There’s been quite a stir in my  usual beauty routines lately – I’ve ditched foundations for tinted moisturisers, shimmery shadows for matte finishes and cleansing gels for oils! I’ve even strayed away from my usual Clinique mascara… there must be something wrong. Here are my picks from the week, including a very lovely Chanel nail polish…

When I first tried this much-loved Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil *a while ago, I have to say I wasn’t particularly a fan, the feeling of thick oils on my skin doesn’t always sit well with me. I reached for this whilst clearing out my bathroom products recently and decided to give it another chance – since then it’s worked it’s way in to my routine. It’s really light and makes taking makeup off such an easy task. I massage in a pump to my face, add a bit of warm water, massage some more before using more water and a face cloth to remove. Pretty simple and skin feels supple and purified.
Another product I’ve really fallen for is this Tocca Graciella perfume, I have this sample I got from somewhere and slipped it in to my handbag as it’s a pretty good size. I love floral scents and this is quite a sophisticated fragrance inspired by the lovely Grace Kelly. A full sized bottle has gone straight on my wishlist…

Moving on to makeup, I’ve been applying this Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm almost daily, the coverage is perfect and the finish is natural but long-lasting. A great product for those who like to feel like they’re wearing nothing but still have flawless skin and that added reliability from a long wearing base. As for eyes, the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette * is all I’ve been wearing this week. It’s a little plain but the shades are easy to wear together or alone, I tend to mix a few and create something different every time.
Now, just as we thought I’d never get over my Holy Grail mascara, I find this Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara *, a new launch from the brand that has got me swooming. It creates volume and curl and separates my lashes for maximum definition. I am sold! it

Lastly, how could I not mention the shade that has been gracing my nails lately, I’ll be posting about Chanel’s Spring collection in due course but here’s a little teaser in the form of this Chanel Emprise nail polish *. A muted pastel coral that is opaque from one coat and perfect from two, it lasted very well on my nails and I couldn’t stop looking at them all week! What do you think of this heavenly shade?

This weeks roundup has been a real eye-opener, who knew I had it in me to try so many new products in a week? Which one is your favourite?




Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.
  • Daria

    It looks like you’re moving towards more ‘spring/summer’ make up, which is happening to me too! :) I love that Chanel nail polish! x

  • Sarirah

    The Kevyn Aucoin tinted balm looks lovely. I’m hoping that as my skin improves i’ll be able to wear something like this too. :)

  • Sandy

    Love the look of that Chanel polish. I’ve started wearing lighter nail colours too and a tinted moisturiser has even made it’s way in! Bring on the warmer months already :)

    http://www.absolutebeaut.com

    xx

  • Hello October

    Hmmm me thinkies I need to hit up the Chanel and Kevin Aucoin counters ASAP!

  • Maddy Cane

    The mascara sounds really good, love how all the makeup is becoming more spring/summery again! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Eda

    Great post lovely, I really want to try the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil – thanks for sharing your thoughts on it lovely!

    Eda ♥

  • Hannah Cagney & Lace

    Love the sound of the Kevin Aucoin tinted balm, think this could be right up my street.

    Hannah http://www.cagneyandlace.com

  • Katie

    I really want to try some Urban Decay shadows, and also some matte shades, so I’m contemplating getting the Naked Basics palette…. Hmm!
    Katie xx
    http://gravityandshe.blogspot.co.uk

  • Mimi

    I want everything -especially the chanel nail varnish; its the perfect neutral shade!

  • LIKE-ENCHANTED

    HAN … I love it.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

  • Hearts&Crosses

    That Chanel polish looks gorgeous and I’d love to try the tinted moisuriser! I love my naked palette, so this is a must in my eyes

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

  • Lucy Loves To Blog

    I’m desperate for one of the Urban Decay palettes but after treating myself to the Stila in the light palette this month I can’t really justify it! xx

  • Jen

    Kate the She Eumura cleaning oil is packed full of mineral oils and not good for the skin :(

  • Esme

    Kate what are your thoughts on the urban decay basics palette? It seems quite expensive.. help me please? xx
    http://esmeonthemooon.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Judith

    Urban Decay is fabulous for naked basics , loved the naked pallet 2 more than the naked pallet 1 bt this new one is perfect.

    Brilliant blog love it, new to blogging world maybe you could visit my blog some time.

    xoxox

    judith

    http://greatlittlefinds.blogspot.ie/

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