Travel Make-Up Bag

This week I’m going to be sharing some holiday related posts to celebrate the start of August and first up is a look into what make-up I take on holiday! When I think of holiday make-up I am looking for natural, light and something to keep the shine to a minimum. I see packing my make-up bag for going on holiday like a summer streamlining challenge as I try to pick a few staple products that will give me some options when I’m away whilst not adding too much weight to my suitcase. So here it goes:

Face:

  • Foundation- Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream:¬†That was a bit of a mouthful, wasn’t it?! ANYWAY, this is perfect for holidays because it gives your skin a naturally flawless look but still provides enough coverage to cover any blemishes or redness. I’m going to do a full product review on this one soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!
  • Concealer- Collection Lasting Perfection and¬†Bourjois Radiance Reveal:¬†These will not come as any great surprise. I find these two are a dream team, as together they tackle spots and under eyes! I’ve given a more in-depth view of these two concealers in my¬†Hits and Misses: Concealer Edition
  • Powder- Rimmel Stay Matte:¬†This is a staple for a lot of people, especially if you are really looking to keep shine away all day. This is great to put on before dinner on holiday and I go for one with a slight hint of colour to give a little bit of coverage too.

Cheeks:

  • Contour- Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick:¬†I recently discovered this and it will definitely be coming with me on holiday this year! It is a compact product and although I’m not crazy for the highlighter- it will definitely be enough for me on holiday. This creamy duo help create a more defining bronzed look which is what I am trying to achieve on a summer holiday!
  • Bronzer- Seventeen Shimmer Brick:¬†I think this has been discontinued- which I cannot get over. I think Revlon and Bobbi Brown do something similar but I haven’t tried them. This is just lovely- the perfect shimmery bronzer that has different shades to allow you to deepen your bronzer with your tan… perfect!
  • Blush- Benefit Dandelion:¬†All the Benefit powders are great for travelling because they’re so small and they have their own brush! This shade is perfect for me because it is the shade I would naturally blush so it adds a nice sheen to go perfectly with the more bronzed look.

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Eyes and Brows:

  • Shadow, Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze:¬†I’m not big into eye shadows so just a bit of this over the lid for the evenings goes nicely with a tan… if I can actually tan and not burn!
  • Brow Pencil, Soap and Glory Brow Archery:¬†I really like this pencil because it’s a bit waxier than other ones that I have tried. The packaging is sleek with a brush on one end to help give a nice natural shape to your brows.
  • Brow Gel, Rimmel Brow this Way in clear:¬†I love a good brow gel and this one has been my go-to for a while because it doesn’t go crispy or leave white bits in my brows… which is not a good look! If you prefer a coloured gel then maybe you would only need to take that but I tend to go for a pencil and then a clear one instead.

Lips:

  • Nivea Lip Balm:¬†Bit of an obvious one but I carry my lip balm with me EVERYWHERE on holiday and you can get an SPF one too! They don’t dry out my lips once they’ve worn off and I much prefer the ‘bullet’ applicator to the tins because they just make my hands all greasy!
  • Coloured Balm, Revlon¬†Colourburst Balm Stain in Honey:¬†This product is somewhere between a tinted balm and a moisturising lipstick… or is that the same thing? It gives a pinky-nude sheen to the lips BUT be warned it is very minty which I am not 100% sure on. It will definitely do nicely for the summer holidays though.

Brushes:

  • For brushes I go all for Real Techniques¬†and try to keep it as minimal as possible because they can start to take up a lot of room. I will probably take my Complexion Sponge for the base, Setting Brush for concealer and eyes if need be and then the Powder Brush for all the cheek products. The Benefit Powders come with their own little brush which is handy too!

Hopefully this post has been helpful and has given you some inspiration for your own holiday make-up bags! Let me know your favourite travel beauty products below. I’ll have another holiday related post on Wednesday at 10am, so be sure to stick around!

AmyūüíĖ

July Favourites 2017

Got to love a monthly favourites, right? Good, because I’ve got another one for you today with a bit of everything to share. Bit less of the beauty faves this month I haven’t been overly experimental with my make-up partially due to heat and I’m kind of just using things up at the moment. Here they are, enjoy:

  • Rimmel Insta Duo Contour Stick, ¬£6.99:¬†I picked this up around the time this new range launched but have only really got into using it recently. The reason this is a favourite is because of the bronzer end because it blends SEAMLESSLY. I’m pale and naturally very red, so I’ve been a bit wary of using a cream contour but I really like using this one. I then go over it with my slightly shimmery bronzer and it looks like I have actually been sunkissed! I’m not crazy for the highlighter but do occasionally use it, I tend to stick with Benefit’s ‘High Beam’ though instead, because it’s a bit less of a chunky highlight.
  • Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Body Lotion, originally ¬£7.79 but bought on sale for ¬£3.89 from Boots:¬†I know it’s July and the tan should be naturally flowing by now BUT I’m in England and I am very prone to sunburn. So I have been loving this recently and I won’t bore you too much as I spoke about it in my Spring Body Care post so this obviously isn’t a new favourite. It’s an oldie but goldie… literally and I would suggest this for self-tanning disaster prone people like myself!
  • The One Last Memory of Flora Banks, by Emily Barr:¬†This month I’ve read more books than January-June combined mainly because of my Kindle, which I’ve got a post coming about soon! My favourite book I’ve read this month has to be this one because it is similar to ‘Everything, Everything’ by Nicola Yoon- which I absolutely loved. It’s an easy read and I love the style of writing with the repetition of short sentence which makes it a very fast paced book! Definitely would recommend picking this up to read over the summer if you’re into YA.
  • Baking:¬†Bit of a weird one to share but I definitely would say this has been a favourite of July as I tend to be baking something new every week! I’m really enjoying it, it makes me SO happy to see other people enjoying my bakes. I’ve written a whole post about it already this month with my¬†Basic Girls Guide to: Baking¬†so definitely check it out if you want to dabble at a new hobby!
  • Dunkirk:¬†I’m not going to lie I went to see this because Harry was in it and I’m absolutely 100% always supporting anything One Direction do. BUT this film was SO much more than that. It was an extremely poignant film and the feelings you are left with stayed with me for while afterwards. The realness to the film made it very raw and seeing it in the cinema made it completely immersive- I was very on edge! I’m glad Harry was in this film because it MASSIVELY encouraged me to see such an important story that really needed to be told. Whatever your motives are for seeing Dunkirk, it really doesn’t matter just getting to see the story is the most important thing and to witness the complete bravery of people during WW2.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post! Feel free to comment any of your beauty favourites for this month below, because I definitely would like to ¬†change-up my routine soon!

Have a lovely weekend,

Amy

Beauty Products I Regret Buying

Happy Monday!

I LOVE reading and watching people’s ‘Products I Regret Buying’ and ‘YouTube Made Me Buy It’ posts, so I thought I would share some of the products that I will not be buying again. Blogs and YouTube are obviously all about sharing the good products but I think it can be just as worthwhile seeing what to steer clear of too. I’ve already posted a¬†Hits and Misses: Concealer Edition¬†and a¬†Hits and Misses: Mascara Edition¬†which you can check out to see what concealers and mascara’s I regret buying. Here I am going to share some other beauty bits that I wouldn’t re-purchase/ shouldn’t have bought the first time:

  • Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Mascara, ¬£5.90:¬†I know some people have really liked this product, but it made my eyebrows all crispy! The wand shape was really strange because it is really rounded and I just don’t think that worked on my brows. The colour also seemed to clump on some of my brow hairs so there was an uneven distribution- which I think was because of the weird brush shape! It just simply didn’t work for me and I much prefer the Rimmel Brow This Way Gel, which I now use in clear because this Maybelline one really put me off using coloured brow gels in the future.
  • KIKO Kiss Balms:¬†I couldn’t find these on the website now BUT there are some lip balms that look suspiciously similar just in different packaging- I haven’t tried them though so I can’t comment. However, I’ve tried multiple Kiss Balms when I was younger I was really drawn in by the cute name and packaging. They were very strange though because they are so oily, like after one use the stick would go down SO much- I could have used to0 much but you needed to in order to¬†build up the colour. They did contain A LOT of glitter, not just shimmer, which was the look I was more into (lol) but this was one of the reasons I got rid of ALL of these and would definitely not recommend them… unless glittery, oily lips are your thing.
  • Max Factor Excess Shimmer in Copper, ¬£7.99:¬†Now this cream shade is not THE worst, but it just didn’t do much and for almost ¬£8 at the drugstore I expected a lot more. I bought this after loving the Maybelline 24hour Colour Tattoo’s and was on a real cream shadow hype, but this wasn’t half as good. It’s a lot more of a gel consistency which kind of creased more on my eyelids and although it blended well, it tended to blend into quite a sheer colour which was not what I expected. Sometimes on a really natural day I pop this on but very rarely and I think I could have¬†spent my money better elsewhere and stuck with the Maybelline ones.
  • Bourgeois Rouge Edition Velvet in ‘Happy Nude Year’, ¬£8.99:¬†I really wanted to love these and would like to try the Aqua ones, but the matte ones were not enjoyable. They really wore off in a weird way that made my lips looks so strange, they created the white line thing- I don’t know if other people get this with matte liquid lipsticks?! Basically, it is not a good look- 10/10 do not recommend. If you are more use to the feeling of wearing this type of lip product you might enjoy these but for someone pretty new to this, it was not an enjoyable experience.

Hopefully you enjoyed this post, obviously these products might work differently on you and I am CLEARLY not an expert so it could just be me using them wrong!

See you for another post on Wednesday at 10am,

Amy

Hits and Misses: Concealer Edition

Happy Friday!

Today’s post is about EVERYTHING concealer. I don’t know why I have a thing for concealer but it’s definitely one of my favourite beauty products. I think it’s one of the single products that can instantly change your face and make it look like I’ve made an effort. I’ve included 5 that I’ve tried that really stand out to me as either a successful hit or more of an ineffective miss. There are some other concealers that I’ve given a try that I didn’t feel particularly passionate about either way, like Rimmel’s ‘Wake Me Up’ I feel like that’s a bit in-between. So here are 5 concealers that I think REALLY fit each category:

Concealer Hits:

  • Collection Lasting Perfection, ¬£4.19:¬†Don’t worry I won’t bore you with more talk about this product because there is probably not much to say about it that you haven’t heard before. Just know that I think it’s worth the hype and I find it to be best at covering spots, bit cake-y for me under my eyes. Like an annoying ex, I can’t help but always go back to this one.
  • Bourjois Radiance Reveal, ¬£7.99:¬†I love this, the packaging is SO cute as well… not that it’s super necessary but just fyi. Great for under the eyes because it brightens but isn’t too thick that it creases. One of the few products I’ve found that literally gives an instant lift under the eyes and I really don’t see myself looking for a new brightening concealer for a long time, it’s become a staple for me.
  • Seventeen Stay Time, ¬£4.49:¬†I’ve not seen a lot of people talking about this product but it was one of the first concealers I bought and I really liked it! If I’m being honest I do use the Collection concealer much more BUT I wanted to include this one to give people an alternative, which is of a very similar quality. The main difference I found is it is less coverage than the ‘Lasting Perfection’, so this could be the perfect one if you don’t have many blemishes or are a bit wary of a potentially cake-y look.

Concealer Misses:

  • Maybelline Eraser Eye, ¬£8.99:¬†Potentially a bit of a controversial one… I’m crazy like that. The main reason this is a ‘miss’ for me is the shading! It is SO orange. I am very pinky-toned… like my blog name suggests, so it looks awful on me and by the time I’ve blended it enough to match my skin tone the coverage seems to completely disappear. So you’re probably thinking I bought the wrong shade BUT there are only 5 options in the UK and I went for the shade ‘light’, because I’m pale, so there really was limited choice and I just simply think this product does not do my shade. I bought this a while ago when I think there were about 3 Shades so maybe the new ones will be more suitable for me. The formula probably has potential and I don’t mind the weird sponge applicator, it is literally the sheer orange-ness to it which does absolutely nothing for me.
  • Maybelline Cover Stick, ¬£3.99:¬†I don’t know if people are still into this concealer, but I used it before and really hated it. Just completely cake central on all my spots. It didn’t even conceal, it just made it SO obvious that I had tried to hide my spots but completely failed. It is thick, cake-y and made me agree to never stray from creamier liquid concealer again.

Hopefully you’ve enjoyed this post and it has given some inspiration for your¬†shopping list this weekend! What are your favourite concealers, as you can see I’m always in the mood to try new concealers, so would love your recommendations.¬†

Have a lovely weekend,

AmyūüíĖ

Basic Girls Guide to: Baking

Hello,

It’s been a while since I’ve written a lifestyle post, so what better topic to do one on than baking! I think that it is a lovely way to spend your time because it allows you to give to the people around you, whilst improving your own skills and dance around your kitchen. In the summer I tend to have a bit more time, so baking is a great hobby to take up as I spoke about in my Shake up your Summer¬†post. So I’m just going to cover a few different things about baking like a couple of tips, a few products I like to use and a couple of my favourite recipes.

Baking Tips:

  • The first time you bake something REALLY follow the recipe, like exactly. Then once you’ve made it once you can begin adapting it to suit your tastes or your equipment. This will allow you to make your own recipes and develop your own flare, but with a recipe that is guaranteed to work first.
  • Don’t compare your final piece to the one on the blog, video or recipe book you’re following because most of the time it just won’t look the same. DON’T PANIC. They’ve perfected it and found the best lighting and angles… as long as it tastes good try not to get too stressed about presentation, at least at the beginning!
  • Get all the boring bits out the way first. Not every single step of baking is fun but once you get the small boring bits out the way it will definitely get better. I think the boring bits are measuring out the ingredients and lining the tray, so I do these straight away then the rest of the baking goes smoothly.
  • What ever baking disaster happens you can fix it! Honestly, I’m not great at baking I just really enjoy it but I’m CONSTANTLY making mistakes. If it burns then just eat it with ice-cream or cut those bits out, if you accidentally use too much of an ingredient add more of everything else and if you don’t have an ingredient but have already started just use something that looks similar. It won’t completely reverse the problems but if you just carry on you can usually try to cover it up… this a life tip too haha!

Favourite Baking Products:

  • Recipe Book: You can get really pretty books where you can store your own recipes which helps you build your own collection. I think it’s really lovely to develop your own little book of favourites that you can turn to again and again. It will be lovely to use when baking for your own children and to pass down favourites throughout your family.
  • Fancy Equipment: Obviously not a necessity BUT a lovely pastel ceramic baking bowl will make you want to bake. I got one from Dunelm in a baby pink and when I use it I feel like Mary Berry… one of my favourite ladies. Other things that I include under ‘fancy’ equipment are pink silicone utensils and pretty cupcake cases… just little cute things that make you feel professional.

This is the Recipe Book I use to write my recipes in, from Paperchase for £10. I would definitely recommend it as it has a clear and cute layout, including pockets, page dividers and conversion tables.

Favourite Recipes:

I pretty much use¬†Jane’s Patisserie¬†website for new recipes, some of Tanya Burr’s baking videoes or just recipes I already know! Here are a couple of my favourites, they’re all pretty simple and, most importantly, delicious:

  • Malteaser Cake (BBC Good Food)
  • Milk and White Chocolate Cookies (Tanya Bakes)
  • Rolo Cookie Bars (Jane’s Patisserie)
  • Marble Cake with Chocolate icing
  • Scones

FullSizeRender.jpg-1Here is the malteaser cake recipe, that I got online a few years ago, it isn’t a typical ‘cake’ but me and my family LOVE it. It’s probably my ‘signature bake’ and was one of the first to be written into my recipe book.

I really hope you enjoyed this post! Feel free to comment any of your favourite recipes below and where you find your recipes, I’m always looking for more baking ideas!

Happy Baking,

AmyūüíĖ

Summer Luxury Lust List

Another day, another Lust List post… I just can’t help myself at the moment! Last week I did my¬†Summer Drugstore Lust List¬†so it’s only fair that I get to share a higher end one too. I find with the more luxurious ones the products stay on the list for A LOT longer, so they can get quite long and include more staple products that I’ve never had the chance to use. Here are a couple of the new additions this Summer:

  • Urban Decay’s The Heat Palette, ¬£39.50:¬†This new release looks LOVELY with a really nice mix of mattes and shimmers! Usually when I see this palettes there seems to be random colours, but this one seems to have the most wearable shades for a less adventurous eyeshadow wearer like myself. They’re all very amber-y with deep pinks, browns and oranges (it looks nicer than it sounds!).
  • Kylie Cosmetic’s Vacation Collection:¬†I feel like every single new release Kylie does I’m really drawn in by… I think it’s the snapchats of all the products that really get me into it! In this collection the main products I would love to try are the ‘Send me Nudes’ Velvet Lips, the Ultra powder highlighters and either the contour kit or the ‘Wet Set’ of highlighters. Everything looks really glow-y and summery, I just don’t know if that level of glow would suit my tomato skin tone during the rainy British Summer… but a girl can dream haha.
  • ¬†Benefit Box O’Powders Cheek Parade Palette, ¬£49.50:¬†I’ve already used a few Benefit powders because I got a similar set for Christmas a few years ago. BUT that has not stopped my lusting after this one. This new set comes with ‘GALifornia’ and the ‘Hoola Lite’ which I haven’t tried, they look SO lovely and like they would suit my pale complexion. I already know I love some of the other powders in this collection… so maybe this one will make it off the list and into my collection.
  • NARS Liquid Blush in Orgasm, ¬£23.00:¬†I’m really having a thing for blusher at the moment and this is a ‘cult’ blush straight away. I love creamy, liquid blush because it is so natural and lovely to apply! The packaging for this is SO classy as well, so it would look fancy too. I’d consider trying the ‘Multiple’ stick too but when I saw the liquid one I thought it really is something different and a bit more unique.
  • Tom Ford Double Decked Eyeshadow, ¬£48.00:¬†The price of this is just crazy BUT it’s like nothing I’ve seen before. It has a cream shadow and a matching really shimmery powdery one too. I’ve seen it on YouTube, it looks just divine and is a really, really good innovative idea… unless there is something like this! I think this will be a lifelong list item though because it SOOO much money for an eyeshadow, like my Mum would probably faint if I told her about the price of this haha.

Hopefully this has given you some inspiration or just helped you indulge in all this luxurious make-up without having to spend so much money. I see these like little therapy sessions and then I try and move on… until the next season comes around!

Comment below¬†what products are on you Luxury Make-up Lust List and if you’ve tried any of the products on mine!

AmyūüíĖ

 

Drugstore Starter Kit

Today’s post isn’t going to be the typical Drugstore Starter Kit because I thought it would be useful to recommend a brand under each title rather than a specific item. This is a different way of writing a ‘Starter Kit’ post because it gives people the freedom to look within a brand and decipher their own preferences within make-up, rather than me just listing products… which I’ll probably do in the future! Whether you’re new to make-up, visiting the UK and want to try some products or you’re just on the hunt for something new then hopefully this post will help! It might be a long one, so I hope you’re sitting comfortably:

Foundation, L’Oreal:¬†This brand has a wide variety of foundations and alphabet creams to be tried- this is why it deserves to be looked into when searching for that starter foundation. Personally, I like the ‘Infallible Matte’ foundation for a full coverage and ‘True Match’ is another very popular foundation to go for too for a more natural finish.

Concealer, Bourjois: Obviously, the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer deserves a shoutout here BUT for a brand I would say Bourjois. The Radiance Reveal concealer is one of my favourites and is perfect for lifting under the eyes. Also the Healthy Mix Concealer looks really lovely, but I am yet to try it but it is on my Summer Drugstore Lust List.

Powder, Rimmel:¬†Stay Matte Powder. There isn’t much more to say is there? I haven’t tried any other powders BUT that’s because I don’t really know what more I could want from a powder. It keeps shine away AND adds some coverage, whilst not breaking the bank- win, win.

Blusher, Sleek:¬†I contemplated putting Bourgeois again but they’ve had their time to shine… so if you can’t find a Sleek blusher to tickle your fancy then try them! Sleek do powder blushers, cream AND palettes- they’ve got it ALL. Sometimes the shades look a little outrageous but, from the selection I’ve tried, they’re very blendable and look seamless on your face. My favourite is the shade ‘Rose Gold’ which is apparently a dup for Nar’s infamous Orgasm blush.

Eyebrows, Soap and Glory:¬†I think they do one of the most extensive eyebrow ranges in the drugstore through their ‘Brow Archery’ range. They have a lot of different nibs and I think they’re the best quality out of my collection. If not then second place is Rimmel simply because of their ‘Brow this Way’ gels… but these products have their own post coming soon so you’ll have to come back to hear more about these!

Cream Eyeshadows, Maybelline:¬†I’ve tried a few different cream eyeshadows because they’re my favourite way to add colour to your lids with the ‘Maybelline Colour Tattoos’ being the best! They’re really creamy, last on your eyes and blend really easily with my favourite shade being ‘On and On Bronze’.

Eyeshadow Palettes, Revolution:¬†Honestly, I’m not very well up on eyeshadow palettes BUT I’ve tried one from Revolution and I really liked it! I think it was the Iconic 3 one which are based on the Urban Decay Naked palettes.

Mascara, Maybelline: This was probably the easiest choice for me because Maybelline have LOADS of mascaras to suit any of your eyelash needs. My favourite has to be the Lash Sensational because it gives full lashes without clumping- I have talked more about Maybelline mascara in my Hits and Misses: Mascara Edition.

Lipsticks, KIKO:¬†Alright, you can’t buy it in Boots or Superdrug BUT I love them. They’re all I use BUT my favourite Smart Lipsticks have been discontinued… Why does this always happen to me? SO I am going to find some drugstore alternatives, so stay posted whilst I search for some lip choices. If you do get a chance to go to KIKO though I would recommend their lipsticks, if they’re anything like their old ones then you’ll LOVE them.¬†

Hopefully this post gave you some drugstore inspiration and an insight to some of my favourite products. I have left out primer because I haven’t found one that I could honestly recommend, so I usually just moisturise before, and I don’t use eyeliner… I just don’t trust myself with make-up THAT close to my eyes. You might notice Bronzer and Highlighter are missing too because I have not found any that are either still around or that I like.

Please comment below any recommendations for any products that I have missed out- especially Bronzer and Highlighter!

AmyūüíĖ

My Skincare Saviour

This product is my ALL TIME FAVOURITE skincare find. Literally, my ride or die. NUMBER ONE, nothing else I’ve tried has come close. Who knew someone could get so passionate about a cleanser… turns out I’m that girl.

Without further ado here it is… Soap and Glory’s Peaches and Clean Deep Cleansing Milk *the crowd goes wild!*¬†I’ve barely heard anyone else talk about this product, so hopefully this will give it some of the hype it deserves.

FullSizeRender.jpg Soap and Glory Peaches and Clean £8.00

I’m on my second bottle and have been using it for about 3 years, so I feel qualified to give it a complete review. It is clearly labelled for all skin types and as my skin has changed throughout my teenage years it really has helped at every stage! During the past couple of years where I have delved more and more into skincare this product has been a staple and has remained in my routine whilst I change other products around it- the other products can be seen in my¬†Blushing about‚Ķ Skincare¬†post.

So why is it so good? WELL, it lathers perfectly- with the texture being a creamy milk which massages seamlessly into every pore and surface of your face. If you spend a bit of extra time deeply massaging your face with this then the results will definitely be amplified. The smell is really nice too, peachy… not a surprise! I use it as a make-up remover too, but its cleansing qualities are what really makes it for me. Even after one use your skin feels SO SO much cleaner, it looks a lot clearer too with noticeable results, and I was always grabbing this after a long day. It clears out your pores insanely and definitely helps with the improvement of spots- obviously it doesn’t eradicate them, but it doesn’t claim to.

Overall, I would REALLY recommend this product and if you have a similar oily/combination, spot prone skin to me then this should really help! This is the only skincare product I completely swear by, I think I am getting there with my ‘Tea Tree Toner’ from the Body Shop though but I can’t be completely sure yet. I really hope this product works as well on other peoples skin as it did on my own- keep going with it though because I have snubbed other products without giving them a real go… I’m just impatient haha!

Have you tried this product? Definitely comment any other skincare products below- I’m in the need for a good, oil-free moisturiser if you know of any!

AmyūüíĖ

Summer Drugstore Lust List

Happy Monday!

My shopping addiction has REALLY got going recently! Unfortunately, I have to try and resist… so I’m going to try and fulfil the need by delving into another Lust List. I’ve written one a couple of months ago that was focussed on high end make-up, don’t worry I’m still lusting after all of that still. Over the last couple of months I am loving some of the new releases on the highstreet, whilst pining over some older products that I’ve not got round to trying. I’ve narrowed it down to five products that have caught my eye, hopefully they’ll all make it into my collection one day:

  • Real Techniques PowderBleu Collection:¬†Don’t you think these look lovely?! I mean I’m not completely sure on how different they will apply in comparison to the core collection… BUT I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. They’re so fancy and out of the collection I think I would probably go for the ‘Soft Powder Brush’ which is priced at ¬£22, it looks a good brush for an all over bronze.
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Collection:¬†I’d love to try the concealer and powder because I always hear great reviews about these products. I like the idea of it being beneficial for your skin whilst covering any flaws, I’ve also heard people say that it is natural and lightweight.
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, ¬£6:¬†NYX is a big mystery brand to me, as I am yet to try ANY of their products! Since launching in the UK I have been meaning to though and these lip products seem like the best place to start because they appear very popular. I would need to look at them in real life to determine which shade is the best, a mauve-y nude is my go to, but they’re definitely a product I’m looking to try soon!
  • Soap and Glory Solar Powder Bronzer, ¬£11:¬†This product has been a staple for many people for a while but I have resisted and I’m not really sure why! It has a slight sheen to it but is far from shimmery and the pan mixes two shades of bronzer. It seems like the perfect bronzer for summer, something I am yet to find!
  • Max Factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher, ¬£6.99:¬†This one doesn’t get as much hype as other products, but it has always managed to catch my eye! I tried a gel blush before and loved the natural finish, so would definitely love to try a creamy one. The colours seem quite vibrant in the pan but I’m guessing they look prettier on your skin! They’re so cute and tiny too- perfect for travelling!

There are so many products at the drugstore that look so lovely at the moment, I’m sure this list will continue to change throughout summer! Let me know what products you’re lusting after recently and if you think I should give some of these a try!

AmyūüíĖ