My New Favorite Nude

Chanel Lipstick

One of the new Chanel Rouge Coco lipsticks, the one in the shade Adrienne of course, has quickly been crowned my favorite nude lippy. To say our relationship kicked off to a disastrous start is an understatement. A shopping bag containing a few items, including this one, was stolen. I was gutted as I had been so excited, and I guess my mum felt sorry for me being she suprised me with a brand new tube. How nice is she?!

Giddily I ran to the mirror to apply it. It went on so smoothly and I could just tell how good it would be for my lips, nourishing and hydrating. It applied evenly and with a sheer bit of colour, but it quickly builds to your desired level of opaqueness.

The colour ticks all the right boxes for me, a beautiful mixture of peach, browns and pinks which will suit most complexions. Nude lipsticks are definitely something I go for other anything else as I definitely enjoy more muted make-up. I think the only problem is going to be rationing it’s use, it’s not overly long lasting and if I start wearing it every day, like I definitely want to, it’s going to be gone way to early than I can deal with.

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February Favorites 2015

feb favourites I don’t have a whole lot to show you in this post as not many products have particularly stood out to me. Firstly, of course, we have the Benefit Roller Lash – which I’m sure practically everyone rushed out and picked up the sample of in Elle. I actually have felt myself feeling less and less impressed with this mascara, but it has still been my staple throughout the month and I would purchase full sized. It grips your lashes unlike any other I have ever tried! Next is my L’Oreal Touch Magique Cncealer – which is very yellow toned and brilliant for undereyes and is super blendable and smooth looking. In an attempt to save my skin from the harshness of winter, I’ve been exfoliating with the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Scrub, which has 3% glycolic acid and a few beads to help take away any dead skin. When used in collaboration with the Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask, you will be left with beautifully fresh, smooth and renewed skin. And finally, I’ve been looking Chanel’s Rouge Coco Shine in the shades antigone and desinvolte. Despite their bright colour in the tube, these apply very sheer and glossy, giving your lips a beautiful tint.They apply so smoothly and don’t show my currently very dry lips.  I’m not one who goes OTT with my lip colours and when you’re bored of your nudes these are a perfect alternative. I apologize for the weird shine on one of the lids! What have been your favourite products in February? Let me know in the comments below, if you have your own post feel free to link it!

5 revolutionary products

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There are certain products which you love. And I mean, love. They have completely changed your skin, your make-up, or your confidence for the better. This is a celebratory post for those products, I love you, my five beautiful babies.

Clarins Hydraquench: I originally tried this moisturizer as a mini tube given to me by my mum’s bestfriend, and clearly – I loved it enough to purchase it fully as the soonest possible opportunity. It was just coming into winter and my skin was flaky, dry and gross on my nose and forehead, and every other moisturizer seems unable to conquer it (or made me bright red and sore, Yes to Carrots I’m talking to you). This cleared my skin and left it beautifully soft in no more than 3 uses. It soaks into the skin so quickly, my skin just drinks it up! It has such a silky soft texture that goes such a long way, and I definitely recommend it.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair: I was contemplating whether or not to include this. I love it, I really do, it’s a wonderful product that instantly improves the texture of my skin to leave it so smooth. The reason for my dilemma is because everyone loves it! It seems to be a beauty staple for everybody and their mother, and I have never met a person who tried and didn’t like it. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy, it soaks right in, and I wake up with my skin looking a little bit more radiant, so I guess I understand why.

Benefit Porefessional: Again, I know, so unoriginal. This is a product in every beauty blogger’s make-up collection – but I think it deserves to be. This super silky products gives your skin a wonderful base that allows for smooth and beautiful application of your favourite foundation, helping to disguise any surface flaws some foundations like to point out and scream about, such as large pores and bumpy texture. I have only tried a handful of primers, with this being the most recent, and it has pushed itself to No.1 position.

Chanel Noir: I am a perfume obsessive, and somehow manage to go through bottles like it’s water. I’m also one of them who keeps their empties because hey, the bottles are beautiful and I paid for it. My dressing table was overflowing with flowery bottles, and I wasn’t fully sold on my current perfume, so I went  smelling and searching for one with a sleeker, edgier look and a sexier scent. I found this one to be the most jaw-dropping scent I had ever come across. I can’t describe it, because I know nothing about scents, except that it’s good and it’s wonderful and I am certain you’d love it to. The amount of compliments I have received since wearing this means every time I put it on, I get an instant confidence boost. Who doesn’t want that?

Real Techniques Stippling Brush: Make-up brushes are an area I’ve never spend too much time focusing on. I know what the different brushes do, obviously, but spending £30 on a single, quality brush was never something that interested me (or I could afford). Instead I stick to ones I can find in my local Boots. My foundation application was something I kind of struggled with, some days it would look fine,  some times it was too streaky or wasn’t the right amount of product. I decided to ditch the beauty blenders and the flat foundation brush and picked up this. It gives my foundation a perfectly smooth and streak free application which looks truly airbrushed and has completely enhanced my foundation application. And of course, it can also be used for other products such as cream blush! Just remember to wash it in between to avoid pink streaks on your forehead.

What’s your revolutionary product?