This declaration of love has been a long time coming. I haven’t put together one of these posts for a while but needless to say that doesn’t mean I’ve been slowing down on trying new things and falling in love with new products. If you’re after any ideas on what to invest in on the beauty shelves over the coming weeks then this little ramble might just give you a bit of a steer…
All I can say about this little baby is Hallelujah! I love almost every shade in this warm-toned, buttery palette and my only regret is that I didn’t commit to the purchase earlier. Not only is the shade range and shadow texture great, but it’s compact and easy to pack for holidays. The shimmers are probably not the best I’ve used in terms of colour payoff but the mattes are all beautiful and perfect for creating pretty much any eye look. I think I’ll be reaching for this one over my others for the rest of time (or until I invest in another, ’cause I’m fickle like that)!
After falling in love with Nars Sheer Glow a few years ago now, I haven’t felt as strongly about a foundation since. That is, until I invested in this back in May. The coverage is buildable and the finish is absolutely perfect for me – it’s not too matte nor too dewy, giving a near-flawless, skin-like base which always leaves me feeling like the best version of myself. It has no SPF so was ideal for the summer wedding season. This will be a makeup bag staple for me, probably for a very long time to come, and if you like Sheer Glow, I promise you’ll love this too.
This is the only mascara that rivals my beloved Too Faced go-to and it’s really affordable too. It’s been my first choice every day this month, for great volume and length, and so I’d totally recommend if you’re looking for new fab high street option any time soon.
We’ve been lucky enough to experience a lot of sunny weekends in the UK over the past few months which has meant I’ve been able to crack out the floaty skirts and pretty summer dresses a few times (yay!) however that has brought with it the dread of getting the ol’ legs out (less yay). Not only does this oil smell divine, it’s super moisturising and really does stop my legs getting too dry, in general but also the days after shaving, and I’ve noticed it really helps fake tan apply much more evenly and stay put longer. It’s pricey but definitely a product I’d recommend investing in if you suffer with dry skin or just want to keep your legs at their best for party season.
I’ve been a total novice when it comes to priming, however with lots of summer weddings this year I’ve tried to up my game, beyond the old teen Porefessional fave (I can’t really stand silicone-y primers anymore so that’s long gone in the bin). This serum style primer feels nourishing and hydrating, so great for drier skin, and it really does help makeup apply smoothly, giving a much more flawless, long-lasting finish. Apparently the formula repels water improving longevity, and whilst I’m nowhere near scientifically-minded enough to confirm nor deny this claim, I really do find my base lasts all day when I’ve used this. It’s super pricey so not one to rush into, but I went for the travel size which is a much more affordable option as well as a great way to trial the product.
I’ve never been brave enough to try a silver shampoo before; I always have visions of myself ending up with purple hair and I’m fairly certain I can’t pull that look off! I finally got round to using this a few times this month, after my hairdresser gave me a sample a while ago, and it really does make a difference. My highlights have felt brighter, shinier and refreshed and I’ll be ordering myself a full size to keep up the blonde for a good while longer.
I treated myself to this for my friend’s wedding last month and I’d say I’ve pretty much worn it every day since. It’s the perfect neutral pink shade for me and without wanting to sound like a total cliché, it really does have the whole ‘your lips but better’ thang nailed. As liners go it’s not the cheapest, but I haven’t found such a perfect shade on the high street yet, so I think this’ll be a favourite of mine for a long time now. Plus, it stayed put through bridesmaid duties which involved A LOT of Prosecco drinking (hard life, huh?) so I’d say that’s as important as a trial can be, no?
Have you tried any of these faves? What are you loving at the moment?