Friday, 20 February 2015


I like blusher just as much as the next person, and the amount of hues and finishes in my collection are undeniably ridiculous, but I've never found one blusher that I know that I love, until now.

Dior Rosy Glow blush has been a product on my list for maybe two or three years, but I always put off buying it, dubbing it as another pink that my collection could probably do without. Fast forward to Boxing Day 2014 and the time when I unleash the Boots Advantage Points, this baby ended up in my basket quicker than you can say it's name.

Still, not expecting a great deal, the next day I applied this and was literally shouting YAAAASSS (Read: Yaaaas Gaga - The Compilation). I don't even know what this does to my complexion, but everything is just a boat load brighter and it just goes. This suits any make up look I do and it just fits right into place.

Dior claims that the shade of this adapts to the moisture in a person's skin, ensuring a tailor-made glow for each person. I don't understand the whole technology about that, but this certainly isn't as bright on my skin as in the pan. To me, this comes up a little warmer, but still as bright and stand-out ish as it appears.

Of course if you've found the blusher that makes you yaaasss, then you can probably overlook this as it isn't a cheap investment at £30.50, but this is the real MVP in my stash.


Wednesday, 11 February 2015


Quite often, we're all in need of a little powder, whether it's to reduce an oily t-zone or set the under eye concealer. I've been there, tried them all and I've made my mind that the top spot is shared by these two...

Nobody wants a "cakey" or heavy looking finish and with these you'll get neither. The Nars Light Reflecting Loose Powder is best used post-make up application. It sets everything down nicely - it's mattifying without making features look flat but hangs in there to ensure oil is kicked back and foundation stays in place. Chanel Les Beige is a long standing favourite with many, but there is no way I would set my face with it. I save this exclusively for touch ups throughout the day or for a little brightening before going out for a few drinks. It gives my face that little bit more life that it loses throughout the hours and perks my complexion.
With both of these powders you need only dip them in slightly as a little goes a long way. I remember being a teen and packing powder on my face (I would probably use the same amount that is in the Nars lid!) and overall it just looks worse. Embrace the glow and let your natural oils shine through.

They are both so different but winners in my eyes, and yes, I definitely need them both.


Tuesday, 10 February 2015


Over these past few months, I've still loved playing about with my make up - blog or no blog. When Christmas was around and I moved back home there were a few items in my stash that I took with me everywhere I travelled.

My absolute obsession was the Burberry Quad in Gold No.2 that I think could have been Limited Edition, but check out your nearest counters. It was insanely easy to make any eye look out of this quad and I even found myself doing a quick five minute smoky eye on a friend minutes before having to leave on New Years Eve! Not the best quality eye shadow I've used - there's some fall out - but very pigmented and luxurious.

Another eye love is the Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow in Pearl Grey No.17. Yes, not Pale Barley! I'm not entirely sure on the Pale Barley obsession, but maybe you have to try it to love it? Pearl Grey is an easy shade to just sweep all over the lid for an easy but defined lid. Pair it with lashings of mascara and a nude lip for an pared down but classy look.

Everyone's favourite, Chanel Les Beige has been a staple handbag item, a quick dusting on the face leaves you matted down yet glowy - what more could you want? My boyfriend even said the smell reminded him of me. No complaints there!

Nars Sheer Glow fell off my radar for a bit. I never bothered buying a pump and hated the faff of getting the liquid out. It is absolutely worth the effort though and it is again a firm favourite of mine. It blends in so effortlessly and makes my skin look absolutely flawless. I used to always blend this with the Real Techniques buffing brush, but have recently been converted to getting hands on with it, creating a lighter finish.

What have been your latest loves? I'm definitely in the market for some good beauty knowledge...


Monday, 9 February 2015


Well all those promises I made before I definitely didn't keep, but after an indefinite hiatus, I'd like to think I'm going to be back for a while now. But no promises will be made. Not much has really happened, just a lot of university work and a lot of relaxing, but I've had the blogging itch lately so I'm here to fulfil.

I've definitely been keeping up with the beauty hoarding and advice so my collection has expanded a fair bit (you should see my perfume collection now...) so I have plenty of bits to fill you in on.

So hopefully you'll be seeing me a bit more around these parts in the coming weeks.

See you soon!

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