Google+

Entries Tagged as 'Weekly Most Loved.'

This Week’s Most Loved… #80.

posted on: 13 April, 2014

Ooh, a round number! Well I just had to have a jazzy (who says that) background this week to celebrate such a milestone. As you can see, my weekly selection has a slight summery theme – despite zero signs of warmth here.

To start, I finally got my hands on the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (£21), you may have noticed that this stuff has done a pretty impressive job of being sold out everywhere so I was very keen to make it mine. Always the way, isn’t it? So many of you  have recommended this stuff to me, and I love any makeup remover that whips off my makeup efficiently. I’ve used this two or three times already and I have to say I’m impressed, the balm is a little like coconut oil but slightly softer – you can get your hand in there to dig it out yet it’s still quite firm. It melts on contact with warm hands and you can massage it in to skin really easily. It really does remove makeup so well – even tough eye makeup. It doesn’t leave a film on the skin either which is ideal! I’ll be sure to review this in full in no time.

A new addition is this Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion (£2.49) – I always use gradual tanners over self-tanners as I find the result it way more natural and it’s almost impossible to go wrong with. I have tried many gradual tanners in my time but I think I’m pretty settled on this Dove offering, I get the ‘Fair to Medium’ version because I like to gradually build it up, but there is a deeper offering too which I used to always get – it works just as well. This has virtually no scent when applied, although I usually do it before bed so it develops over night. Lovely stuff for us pasty girls!
To tan my face, I’ve been using the Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning (£15.80) which is a primer with a tint, that also develops in to a subtle but flawless glow within a couple of hours. I love this as it actually smoothes and refines the skin and adds an instant caramel tint to. Then, it becomes a lovely glow that lasts a few days. I tend to keep up with application though as I like more colour than just a glow. Again, you really can’t go wrong with this!

Last of all, I’ve been reaching for this Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in Elusive (£7.99) – I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really a matte kinda girl but this is just delicious! It’s so, so creamy – unbelievably creamy! I have quite dry lips and I don’t often care for them but this hides any chaps and helps to smooth over the lips – it’s such a velvety, flawless formula. Elusive is also the perfect pink, it’s cool-toned and effortless. Just the way I like it.

Have you tried any of these?

This Week’s Most Loved… #79.

posted on: 6 April, 2014

IMG_6175

It’s that time again! – I have no idea why I insist on starting these posts with that opening line, I’m hellbent on making it my Krusty the Clown-esque catchphrase. Anyway, another round of amazing products coming your way – for once I can say I have used each of these products every day this week!

To start, I’ve been spritzing on this Sachajuan Leave In Conditioner (£21), something I bought recently as I have extremely tangly hair. Extremely tangly. Sometimes I even get my boyfriend to brush through it while I distract myself playing Connect Four (the app, that is. This is 2014).
I mentioned on Twitter recently that I have been reverse-washing my hair, that is using conditioner first and then using shampoo. Insane, am I right? The reason being is that my hair is quite fine yet tangly (did I mention it was tangly? Oh I did, pardon me) so I use quite a lot of conditioner but it doesn’t wash out all that well, leaving my hair looking lank, dull and weighed down. Since I’ve been opting for the reverse method, my hair has been super shiny, soft and bouncy – but I can’t get the brush through it as easily. Enter this conditioning spray, the light mist softens any knots and makes it easier to brush through. It also helps to keep my hair healthy and glossy – a bit of a winner in my eyes. My Sachajuan obsession (obsacha-juan? No?) is getting out of hand, truth be told.

Next up, a new skincare addition that I have been elle oh vee ee… you get the point. I’ve been trialling a fair bit from Omorovicza lately, but one product that has stood out to me is the Queen Of Hungary Mist (£46) – probably the most expensive toner ever! Before I got in to toners (all of six months ago), I would never have even considered paying this much for such a product, but I just had to see what all the fuss was about. This aims to rejuvenate the skin, freshening up the complexion with every spritz and just generally leaving the skin dewy and hydrated. I always use it when I come out of the shower to soothe my skin, it works miracles on redness, and helps to create a nice moisturised base for my treatments and makeup. I also use it throughout the day to revive makeup, and if I’ve overdone it on the powder. It’s pretty lovely but also very pricey.

This leads me on to my next product, my current base of choice. The Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Cover Airbrush Powder Foundation (£34) – I’ve been looking for a foundation powder for a little while now and I have most certainly found it in this little wonder. The super perfecting powder has been concealing my acne scars so well, and it looks so natural when applied. It comes with a brush which is just perfect for buffing in the product, and the design of the tub means that although it’s a loose powder, there’s never any mess. I will do a full review this week, but just know that I am obsessed!
(Just a heads up, though – this is what I was wearing on my skin in the brow tutorial post!)

Also a favourite of mine this week is the NARS And God Created Women Palette, which was released some time ago but I tend to still use it in my everyday routines which is why it’s a bit gross looking now. I try not to own palettes that are limited edition because it feels like I can’t use them again, but luckily for you lot this contains shades which you can buy singularly or in a duo. The shades that I use often are Kalahari (the shade on the top left) and Galapagos – although I love and use them all. I love Kalahari all over the lid and it’s pretty much an everyday shade for me. So easy to wear!

Finally, the YSL Gloss Volupte Lipglosses (£21) are currently my lip product of choice at the moment. I have two shades, seen here is 203 which is the perfect coral shade. I’ve never been much of a gloss person but these are lovely, subtle but noticeable colour, lip-plumping shimmer and they have the most gorgeous watermelon scent. Highly recommend!

Have you tried any of these?

This Week’s Most Loved… #78.

posted on: 30 March, 2014

IMG_5914 copy

It’s that time of week again! Not a very inspiring photo there, but I promise this week’s selection will just blow you away.

First up, a new addition to my everyday routine – the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eyeliner in Bronze (£20). While I’m really getting in to wearing liner at the moment, I opened this, saw the colour and immediately named it my new favourite eyeshadow. The creamy formula means it blends and smudges so well, you can use a finger to really work it in and create quite a soft finish. I think the best way to wear it is smudged in to the lower lashes – it’s such a flattering colour, not too harsh and with a slight warm, copper hue to it. I’ll be doing a full Tarte roundup in no time, I absolutely love everything I’ve tried so far.

Next, another new addition. The NUXE Anti-Imperfection Care (£12.33) is something I spotted on the shelves of City Pharma in Paris – despite being quite the NUXE fan I had never heard of it. It’s basically a light moisturiser for blemish-prone skin, it aims to regulate oil and balance the skin while helping to keep the skin hydrated. It also minimises pores and helps to clear up blemishes – I feel like it works really well when I apply it, either morning or night. After application my skin looks a little clearer, spots seem less noticeable and my skin has an almost matte but slightly glowing look to it.
It doesn’t dry out the skin at all which is ideal too.

As for makeup, I’ve been using the NARS Blush in Deep Throat (£22.50) constantly lately – this is an old favourite of mine so I do seem to work in cycles here to be honest. I haven’t really been interested in powder blushers in ages but I can’t say no to the flawless NARS formulas, these are just perfect. I love the soft, shimmery coral tones of Deep Throat, it always applies seamless and looks gorgeous with whatever makeup I opt for.
Finally, another old favourite. MAC MSF in Lightscapade (£22) is such a lovely product that I’ve promised myself I will wear more. When I first purchased it I thought it was a limited edition release so I was careful with it (it’s so, so pretty) but it’s been on the MAC website for years so I guess I can be a little more liberal with it.
This is a soft face powder, I want to say highlighter but it’s really so subtle so I wear it all over to perk my skin up and give the complexion a boost. It looks beautiful and really awakens the skin. I definitely recommend giving it a swatch when you’re in store next, it leaves my skin looking so flawless.

Have you tried any of these products?

This Week’s Most Loved… #77.

posted on: 23 March, 2014

All hail the weekly favourites! As much as I love everything in this post, otherwise they wouldn’t be in this post, I have to say that these tall, large bottles are really getting to me as they’re ridiculously hard to photograph, I’m really not sure what the other option is though – a backpack of cleansing oil? An IV drip of sea salt spray? Who knows.

Anyway, a kind of spring inspired roundup this week as there has been sightings of sun this week in Glasgow.  The first product on my list is the Elemental Herbology Harmonise Cleansing Oil (£29), as you’re probably aware I’m completely in love with Elemental Herbs cleansers, I have three now and the other two I’ve repurchased more than twice. The cleansing oil is no different, capable of removing even the toughest of makeup and leaving skin looking and feeling lovely. My skin is supple and smooth after use and the balancing formula sloughs away impurities and controls excess sebum. What a dream.

Next on my list is the Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray (£33) a product that I’ve had for ages now but something that kind of got shoved to the bottom of the pile when I was trying other things. I recently rediscovered it and have fallen in love with it all over again! It’s a kind of sea salt spray for beachy waves, but without the stiff feeling – it’s quite mild and has light oils in there for more of a glamorous look. You can apply it on wet or dry hair and it makes soft, lovely waves without much effort. I adore it, it always gives me such a nice style (even on my straight hair) and really has a sultry, tousled effect on my locks.

I’ve also recently become a big fan of the MAC Pink Rebel Lustre Drops (£18) and the NARS Smudge Proof Shadow Base (£19.50) which I have in a sample size. I’ve had both for ages but never really gave them the time of day until recently – the Lustre Drops are amazing for adding in to foundation and moisturiser for a warm dewy glow. I can’t be without them now and they look so much more natural than powder or cream highlighters. The reason for the eyeshadow primer is that I have been wearing liner so much more lately and sometimes it smudges against my upper lids (I think I have chubby eyes) and so this has been keeping my makeup fresh for longer. Definitely the best shadow primer I’ve tried.

Lastly, the Revlon Powder Blush in Haute Pink (£7.99) – I am in love with this stuff! The colour is divine and the quality is amazing, especially for a budget brand. I highly recommend you add this to your collection, it really is perfect when applied. I’ve already named it my Spring blush of choice, I have been wearing it every day and I just can’t seem to get enough of it.

What are you loving right now?