Beauty bits and Homewear Haulin’

May was a bad month to be my bank balance, so bad that the evidence had to be divided between 2 videos, yepp. So the first is what I got in the world of beauty and homewear and the second is all the fashion bits I got in preparation for my holiday !

Check back for part 2 – the clothes haul – next week !

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Eco Tools Brushes.

I’ve been asked a lot to recommend good make up brushes on a budget, as with anything I believe you have to pay for quality so give me the likes of a MAC or Sigma brush any day. However, after being eased in by the truly wonderful Real Techniques brushes I was feeling a little more adventurous. So during my perusing in boots I came across these. The Eco Tools brushes are made from sustainable Bamboo and all recycled, ‘cruelty-free’ materials. Honest to god, they’re the softest darn things and feel truly high end. I got a pack of 6 and bought an additional flat eyeshadow brush because they were buy one get one half price.

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Products Used

Face – Estee Lauder Double Wear and YSL Le Tient Touche Eclat, buffed in using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush
– Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
– Barbara Daily Matte Perfection pressed powder
– HD Brows Blush ‘Blusher 2’

Eyebrows – MAC eyeshadow in ‘Espresso’

Eyes – Revlon Colour Stay gel eyeliner on the upper lash line
– MAC eyeshadow in ‘Passionate’ along the bottom lash line
– Illamasqua pencil in ‘Elate’ used on the water line

July Favourites

July Favourites

I’ve skipped monthly favourites posts the last 2 months, mostly because I don’t change my routine very often. I tend to find products that I like and use them religiously for months on end so I find it hard to come up with a new set of products that I love every month and I just don’t have a the bank balance to feed multiple monthly additions to support my high end beauty addiction. However, this month I’ve found some real gems consisting of a healthy high end – high street mix ! Continue reading

Summer Base

Summer Base copy

 

If you’re anywhere near as make up-obsessed as me you’ll have experienced an overwhelming urge to run out and buy the YSL Touche Éclat foundation so, just before my holiday to Skiathos (and you can read all about that here and see some holiday snaps!), I went out and did just that. Yes, I got over excited on a John Lewis trip a week before I went to get a tan and got a foundation colour matched to my pasty, british skin.. I know. So half way through my holiday getting ready for dinner out I realised my catastrophic mistake as I ghosted (ghosted?) up my face. My make do resolution was to mix it with my slightly darker Estée Lauder Double Wear with the Touche Éclat and whoa what a resolution it was. Since trying this the first time I think I’ve worn this, with my Bobbi Brown creamy concealer kit, everyday since ! Continue reading

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush

P1010583I got laughed at when I picked this up, partly because I was already struggling to hold on to everything, but mostly because my justification for buying it went something like this –

‘babe ! look it matches my nails !’

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Rimmel Match Perfection

After being on the losing side of a quarrel with Rimmel’s ‘wake me up’ for a month or so I felt like my faith in Rimmel foundations had been knocked a bit. So when it came to doing a bit of a drugstore haul I expected to gravitate to something a tad different… well, I was clearly mistaken.

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Empties !

This is my box of empties which I slowly fill up until I think that I have enough to share with you and most importantly let you know if I will (or already have) repurchase them.

First and foremost; my Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser. Not a lot to say – a beauty cult product and absolute must have, to be repurchased before it runs out !P1010548

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Lips Bee Healthier

imageJason‘ is a brand that I had honestly never heard of before until it landed on my doorstep in my glossy box last month. They’re one of many growing companies striving to encourage the use of naturally effective ingredients in beauty products. In this case a combination of Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Green Tea extract, Peppermint oil, Almond oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E extract has created a gorgeous product that smells incredibly like after eight mints !

I suffer horribly with dry, fussy lips which don’t like it if its too hot, cold, windy or humid. After a few hours of using this my lips felt 10 times better without feeling greasy in that petroleum wayLips Bee Healthier is now my mum’s favourite lip balm, especially after she found out it’s only £1.99 (you can’t go wrong, can you?) and its definitely up there for me !