Engagement Tea Party – Saturday 19th September 2015 Last Saturday we held our engagement party at our house, we spent the day with around ...
Sorry about the flash guys but it my camera was doing that annoying thing where it won’t focus properly without it, does that happen to anyone else? This is the make-up I wore to my cousin’s 18th Birthday meal on Wednesday, I was in the early stages of the flu here so I slapped on quite a lot of foundation to cover up my dark circles and red nose!
I used my Dr Jart BB Cream, as always, because it gives my skin a nice sheen and makes it look a bit more healthy. I then used the Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo in On and On Bronze on my lids with a couple of coats of They’re Real mascara, I’m really not a fan of this mascara! On my brows I used the HD Brows kit in Foxy but I think I need to play with it a bit more as the colour I mixed was a little too dark for me, so I brushed most of it out. On my cheeks I used the HD Brows Blusher which is a lovely shimmery pink shade, this is very pigmented so you only need a little bit. The lipstick I used is Max Factor’s Colour Elixir in Bewitching Coral, I love the finish of this lippie, it’s glossy but stays put!
Base: Dr Jart Regenerating BB Cream
Cheeks: HD Brows Blusher*
Eyes: On and On Bronze Color Tattoo by Maybelline | Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Brows: HD Brows Kit in Foxy*
Lips: Max Factor Colour Elixir in Bewitching Coral
Considering I felt like I’d just been hit in the face I don’t think I look too bad at all!
What do you think?
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Bourjois 1 Second Nail Polish – Dangerous Wish - £5.99*
This nail polish is one of the new Halloween nail polishes that Bourjois will be launching soon, isn’t it a beaut? A black base packed with gold holographic glitter. I used a black cream polish as a base so I didn’t have to add lots of layers of this polish to get a good coverage. I can’t stop looking at my nails today, they’re so sparkly! I really love how the holographic glitter catches the light and twinkles. I can definitely see myself wearing this polish lots throughout autumn and winter, it’s suitably dark to cater to the autumnal weather but sparkly too to add a bit of something special.
What’s on your nails?
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- 1 MAC Lipstick
- 1 Lip Balm
- 1 Mascara
- 1 Blusher
- 1 Nail Polish
- 1 Hair Product
- 1 Body Product
- Lots of surprise products that tickle my fancy whilst I’m shopping
- Some samples of new and exciting things
I’ve been using the products from this months box for one week now and I thought I’d report back on what I felt about them. I’ve loved trying out all the different products and finding some new favourites, it’s definitely my favourite bit of getting beauty boxes. It’s only been a week of trialling these products so lots of them won’t have made any effect on my skin yet but I will continue to use them and report back any impressive findings.
I’ve been using this product in the mornings to refresh my face in the shower, it works well as an in-shower cleanser as you can just rinse it off. I didn’t find this to be the most exciting of face washes but it did it’s job well and smells quite nice too, I didn’t have any kind of reaction to this product either. The little tube is the perfect size for travelling so I’ll be keeping hold of it for that. I probably wouldn’t repurchase this product.
I really like this foot cream, I’ve been after a new one for a little while now and this is perfect. I’ve been applying it every night before I go to sleep and leaving it to soak in overnight. It has managed to get rid of any dry patches and roughness on my feet and leaves them feeling revived. I will definitely repurchase this once it’s all gone.
I’ve been using this every couple of days on a couple of fine lines I have on the side of my face. It applies really nicely and is quite a thick gel, it soaks in quickly and isn’t sticky or anything. It hasn’t made any difference to my lines but I don’t think it’s been long enough to see an effect yet. I don’t think I’d purchase this as the price is very high.
Anatomicals – Revitalising Eye Mask - £3.10
I used this on the night I received my box and it was a nice treat but I don’t think I’d use it that often to be honest, maybe I’ll save it for pamper nights with the boyfriend. I’m glad I’ve finally got one of these and hopefully I won’t need to repurchase one again.
I’ve enjoyed this product but only because it’s in a spray bottle – I love spray toners. If it wasn’t in a spray I don’t think I’d rate it as much. I’ve been using it after cleansing and before moisturiser but haven’t noticed any changes in my skin at all. I’ve also used it on top of my makeup when it’s looking a bit cakey. It was a nice product but nothing life-changing, I don’t plan on repurchasing this.
Overall, this is a good box, the products were good and I’m sure if you used them for long enough you’d see results. I really loved the foot cream and the other products were things that I will use up. The only real disappointment for me is the eye mask as I’m not sure I’ll use it too often.
Have you tried any of these products?
Will you be trying the Love Me Beauty Box?
I hardly ever wear heavy eye make-up any more, but as it’s getting a bit cooler now I thought I’d whip out my favourite autumn eye shadow. Club by MAC is such a little beauty, it’s a duo-chrome shadow that appears a greenish colour when applied but it turns into a lovely reddish shade when it’s blended out. The two colours go together perfectly and I think they’re fab on greeny blue eyes like mine. Paired with a little bit of black liner and lots of mascara I think I’ve found my go-to autumn night out make-up.
Base: Dr Jart Regenerating BB Cream
Cheeks: Blushbaby by MAC
Eyes: Club eye shadow by MAC | Black Liner by Barry M | Clinique High Impact Mascara
Brows: Bossy eye shadow by Benefit
Lips: Beguiled by Topshop
What’s your go-to autumn make-up?
Pay day is the best day isn’t it? Certainly perks you up after a long month working away (unless you work in a school like me where at the end of August you get paid for doing absolutely nothing – score!). I like to go a bit crazy on Pay Day and allow myself to treat myself to a few bits and bobs I’ve been lusting after – I mostly pick up beauty treats but occasionally it’s clothes or shoes. This month it’s all three. Woops. This post is about the beauty things that I bought myself and I might do another post on the clothes and shoes I bought if you’d like that?
Dove Summer Glow Moisturiser
I bought this moisturiser as I currently have a very tanned chest and feet and ghostly pallor elsewhere, I thought this might even out my tan a little bit for when I’m wearing skirts and things. I bought the medium/dark one as everyone says it works quicker so I’m looking forward to giving this a try.
L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Micellar Solution
This is a repurchase as I’ve been using this product for a couple of months now and I love it, it’s so quick and easy to use and it really does work. I use it to remove all of my make-up before I do a deep cleanse, it’s also perfect for cleaning up little mistakes.
Bourjois Blush Exclusif
I was really excited when I spied this little beauty on the shelves of Boots as I’d heard lots of nice things about it, it’s a blush that’s shade depends on the warmth and PH of your skin so it creates a bespoke shade for you. Kind of like the Barry M ‘green’ lipstick that’s pink colour depends on your skin. I’ve not tried this out yet but when I do I’ll do a post about it.
L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil
Another repurchase for me, I love this stuff. It’s a lightweight oil for your hair that really smoothes out any frizziness and leaves hair feeling amazing. I think I will always have a bottle of this stuff lurking in my bathroom.
Superfacialist by Una Brennan Intense Moisture Mask
A blogger favourite that I’ve been lusting after for a little while now, my skin tends to get quite dehydrated in the winter due to the heating being on all the time so I thought this would be perfect. I love doing face masks as I find them to be quite therapeutic and it’s nice to take the time to sit and relax. They also offer big results, I almost always notice a difference in my skin after using a mask – hopefully this one will be the same.
Veet Precision Wax & Care
Such a glamorous purchase I’m sure you’ll agree, I’ve wanted to try out this product for a long time but it’s quite expensive. In Boots when I bought this there was an offer on making it a more reasonable price so I popped it in the basket. I’m going to attempt to wax my top lip with this as I’ve noticed the hairs in some of my pictures lately and I don’t like it! I might also try it on my brows if it’s a success elsewhere.
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat
And another repurchase! I really like this topcoat as it dries your nails super fast, my last bottle has gone a bit gloopy now though so it was time to get a new one. I’ve been using a different topcoat lately but it really frustrates me as I have to wait ages for my nails to dry.
What did you buy on Pay Day?