Wednesday, 29 June 2016

♥ Half Price Stila Steals

I know what you're thinking. It was only last week I posted my High End Foundation Wishlist which included three potential purchases for a more glowy, dewy base. Believe it or not, I almost mentioned the Stila Illuminating Liquid Foundation but I couldn't find enough about the product to make a well informed decision as to whether or not it was something I was truly interested in. However, at the end of last week I came across a cosmetic store that had a whole lot of affordable products you can't find in most places - like the American versions of L'Oreal products, the rip off Naked palettes from W7 and a ton of affordable Royal brushes. In amongst all those, though, there was a Stila counter and pretty much everything in it was half price. I couldn't believe it and I would have picked up much more if there was more stock available, but I did manage to swatch a little and pick up this foundation and concealer.

Monday, 27 June 2016

♥ June Favourites

June has been the most insane month for me. I finished university and got my results for my dissertation (I was marked a first in both sections, who'd have thought it!) and moved out of my cosy little student house with my four best pals and back into my family home. Boo. I went through a tough breakup and my brother had a bad bike crash, so it's been super hectic and everything has happened all at once, but I'm okay, I'm alright and I'm staying super positive and optimistic. Of course, I have a bunch of new favourite things to talk about and a few more interesting life changes to mention!

Friday, 24 June 2016

♥ Ardell False Lashes: Demi Wispies | Review

It seems like the Ardell Demi Wispies are everybody's go to false lash. I'm not joking. I've read about them and watched girls put them on time and time again and it took me such a long while to go and pick some up. That's probably because I'm not a huge lover of false lashes. For an everyday look, I never really understood why they were necessary. To me, they didn't seem worth it at all. That may be because I have naturally dark, thick lashes anyway and they hold a good curl - so I never really needed them. If it ain't broke - don't fix it, right? I have, however, always been a fan of wearing a pair when I had the opportunity to get really dressed up. So, when the end of university events started up I thought what better time to invest? It hasn't ended all too well, I'm afraid...

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

♥ Cheryl Strayed: Wild | Book Review

When I finished my degree, the first thing I thought to do was buy a good book and get totally lost in it. I've never really been one for reading non-fiction, but the older I get the more interested in the lives of others I become. University certainly helped introduce me and encourage me to discover new genres and styles of writing to get stuck into, too. When the film Wild was released at the end of 2014, starring Reese Witherspoon, I was intrigued. I was seeing it being advertised absolutely everywhere and the book shot straight into best sellers lists, despite being published in 2012. I read the blurb and thought 'I'll read that one day'. A year or so later, I finally bought it and started reading.

Monday, 20 June 2016

♥ High End Foundation Wishlist

Sadly, I'm nearing the end of my Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation. I bought it in September after hearing loads of rave reviews on its coverage and lasting power. I loved it, and I'll no doubt purchase it again at some point. But right now, I'm after a foundation that's a bit more dewy and natural looking. Double Wear is my go to for long days out. It stays in place and covers my bad acne reasonably well. It's great but it's the finish of it that I just can't stand at the moment. It's far too matte and leaves my face looking flat and lifeless. Because of this, I'm looking to purchase a different foundation and to get exactly what it is I'm after. I'm prepared to spend a bit more to get a foundation that's going to look flawless, cover every imperfection and still make me look as radiant as possible in the warmer summer months, so here are the few I'm thinking of picking up:

Friday, 17 June 2016

♥ Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water | Original vs Oil-Infused

When micellar waters gained huge popularity a few years ago, I never thought they would be such a staple in my evening routine. Now, I get through the stuff like crazy. I wear much more makeup now than I ever really have before and removing my makeup before cleansing is something I try to do to ensure I'm as gentle as can be around my eyes and lips. To remove makeup, I love using cotton rounds and a water based makeup remover and when I spotted the new Garner Oil Infused Micellar water I knew I had to compare it with the original.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

♥ I BOUGHT IT! MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Soft & Gentle | Review

I have been after this highlighting powder for longer than you can probably imagine. We're talking years. I don't know why it took me an age to pick it up but last week on a cheeky outing to Exeter, I popped into the MAC store and just went ahead and bought it. The MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle is described as a gilded peach bronze baked face powder with a radiant finish and girls, let me tell you something, it definitely is all that and so much more.

Monday, 13 June 2016

♥ Make Up Geek Haul & Swatches

Last weekend Beauty Bay had the best sale ever on. They were offering half price off all Make Up Geek products and I just had to add some more shades to my collection. It all got pretty insane pretty quickly and most shades I had originally opted for sold out as I went to check out, but I did manage to get a few so I just had to share them with you.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

♥ Testing out Mario Badescu Skincare

I'm not into skin care at all. However, now my skin is very problematic, I feel determined to get some skincare that is full of the stuff that's going to fix up my flare ups. Having spots is not fun whatsoever and there's not a lot that seems to be helping my situation, so in my recent Beauty Bay orders I picked up the Mario Badescu skincare samples that were available to me, for free, in a bid to test out some bits that might help. I mentioned these bits in my May Favourites, and here's why:

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