Friday, 27 July 2012

My Current Beauty Favourites.

I believe if I did a monthly favourites it would almost be the same things over and over again, so here's what I'm loving right now..
Bioderma crealine, caudalie grape water, MAC, Elf powder brush, avon super shock, wet n wild,
MAC Studio Finish Concealer- My all time favourite concealer, it's thick and creamy and works well to cover my beasty dark circles. I have tried a few other concealers by MAC but they don't cover as well as this one. I have also tried Bobbi Browns creamy concealer which did an awesome job at covering but unfortunately creased like crazy! I am yet to find something as good as or better than this, it even has SPF 35 which is a bonus.
Mac Studio Fix Powder Foundation- I wear this almost everyday or at least the days I want to wear make-up. I only use liquid foundation now and again as this foundation is good enough for me. Light and natural looking but also has up to medium coverage.
Elf Powder Brush- My go to brush to put on my powder foundation, dirt cheap, soft and a good quality brush in my eyes.
Avon Supershock eyeliner- A great jet black eyeliner that glides on very easily and a decent price of £6 when I got it.
Wet n Wild Lipstick 904B- Andrea sent me this and I just love the colour it's a gorgeous rosy pink and very pigmented. Not as easy to get in the UK (that I know of) but it's a pretty cheap brand and I'd definitely recommend trying it out if you have access to it! 
Bioderma Crealine H2O - This cleanser is my go to for removing make-up, it's very gentle and refreshing rather than oily feeling and although in my opinion it's not the best for getting rid of eye make up such as mascara it's still a great cleanser. 
Caudalie Grape Water- This little baby I adore, my friend from Paris sent me it and it's 100% organic grape water in an aerosol can. It's supposed to be moisturising, refreshing and soothing and I'd agree to this to an extent, I still have to use moisturiser. I just love this product as I find it very refreshing to spray over my face especially on hot days and mornings. It's also great to spray over make-up to set!
Maybelline Lash Stiletto- My all time favourite mascara which I have mentioned before here. I think it's good as Benefits 'They're real' and much cheaper too. Great for lengthening and defining your lashes. 
Benefit 'They're real' mascara- Again a great mascara for lengthening and defining lashes. I've been using this alot since my Lash Stiletto ran out and I really like it although it's on the pricey side. I originally gave in to the hype and bought it to see what the fuss is about but don't think I'd repurchase as Lash Stiletto is just as good but cheaper. 

What are your favourites?

Thursday, 19 July 2012

What I got from Links of London..My pretty bracelets.

I have been meaning to do this post for a while now! I randomly strolled into Links of London and it turned out there was a sale going on that had just started so I picked up a couple of things.

The first bracelet I got is this rainbow threaded friendship bracelet, each one was unique some were brighter than others, some had more pink or blue in them but I was drawn to this one. Not sure if I'm going to keep it though..

Links of london skull
And the other one is this gorgeous skull bracelet, I have wanted one of their skull friendship bracelets for so long, originally the black one but could never justify the price for them but when I saw the pink one on sale I was so pleased! I love it.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

June Lux Box contents and review

It was nice getting this little box in the post today just because it cheered me up and of course because of the things inside!
Let's get straight into it..
Lux box
So in this months box we first have...
Dawood Tanner Tooth Cleanser 100ml (Full size) RRP £3.00
This toothpaste is developed by two specialist dentists Dawood and Tanner, it does the usual things toothpaste does...restoring natural whiteness, removing plaque,preventing decay, healthy gums and a fresh breathe. The added bonus is the natural essential oils in the toothpaste, it's available in Garden Mint (which smells lovely and is bright green), English Peppermint, Brazilian Lime and Sicilian Lemon (would be weird brushing teeth with lemon and lime flavours but interesting nonetheless). I quiet like the packaging for this too,  much quicker than squeezing out of a tube.
I like this product and will be getting my use out of it for sure.
Next we have
First Aid Beauty- Daily Face Cream 30 ml (Full size 60ml is normally £15 so this is worth £7.50)
I have heard many people rave about this brand and have seen people get it in other beauty boxes, this is the first time I have owned any of their products so I already look forward to using it.
Good for sensitive skin, paraben, fragrance, phthlates and irritating ingredients free and instead have antioxidant boosters such as liquorice root, white tea and feverfew.
Described as light weight and is for combination, acne prone or oily skin types and is matte so great for under make-up and 'Non-comedogenic' which means it won't clog pores! Sounds pretty great right?
Murad- Time release Acne Cleanser 30ml (£5.50)
Murad is more of a well known skincare brand and I have received this in a beauty box before and enjoyed using it. This cleanser is supposed to reduce blemishes whilst diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. The ingredients in the cleanser continue working after it's been rinsed off kicking breakouts butt.
Green People Eco Eye trio- Earth (£18.40)
This little trio is certified organic mineral eyeshadow that contains jojoba and sunflower and has less of the parabens and nasty chemicals other make-up may contain. The colours are pretty and great for everyday and the pigment is pretty good too. I think it's a great little compact although on the pricey side.

and last but not least...
Kelly Edwards skincare- Exfoliating cream £4.50- 15ml
A textured facial scrub which does what most face scrubs do...exfoliating away dead skin cells however not causing irritation. Promotes a glowing complexion, unclogs pores and is suitable for all skin types as well as vegans. It's natural skincare and contains a list of many great but natural ingredients including Rosehip and Vitamin E.

Overall I feel like this months box contains a nice range of products, a lot of skincare which I am really looking forward to trying as my skin sucks right now..breakouts galore. It's nice to get some make-up too and I'm pretty much looking forward to trying everything this month!