Thursday, 15 May 2014

My Current Wishlist

So I keep trying to put these products to the back of my mind but they keep creeping back up. I can't help it i want them so I decided to mentally add them to a wishlist and hope that I can treat myself to one or two of these items within the next couple of months.
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
This has had lots of rave reviews and it looks so effortless to apply. I love the quality of Bobbi Brown products. I do have a high end Lancome foundation but it is quite thick and full coverage that I just can the bothered to apply part from on special occasions but I can imagine using this daily. Or at least that is what I have convinced myself.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheap Pencil - Pink Venus
After seeing this on another blog it looked absolutely beautiful on the lips and it seems like a subtle pink perfect for the season. The fact that it is waxy and more towards a full lip colour than just a liner has me sold on this product.
Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil
I've tried numerous brow pencils that always look crap but the fact this has a felt tip like nib on one end gives this more precision than ones I've tried in the past. I do love my Benefit Brow Zings but I'm hoping this would be quicker to use and more fuss free.
Soap & Glory Supercat Liner
Liquid eyeliners always look more black than kohl and since I got a felt tip like liquid eyeliner with a past Glossybox I've never looked back. I love how effortlessly you can get a cat eye flick and the staying powder has been good. I've never tried this Soap & Glory one but I do want to now my other is running out.
So that's my current lustings, if you have tried any of these products I would appreciate your opinions so if you want to leave me a comment I would be grateful. X

Monday, 12 May 2014

Recent Beauty Purchases

So with my impending motherhood I have been trying not to spend money on myself as we still have a long list of baby things that we need. Anyway sometimes you just need a treat and some things are essential.

Here is what I have recently picked up:

Nuxe Reve De Miel Handcream
Woop I've finally got a full size of my favourite handcream ever! I had the travel size which is how I feel in love with this stuff as it smells gorgeous and leaves your hands feeling silky soft and not greasy. At £10 a pop it's not cheap but luckily we had a M&S voucher that I used for this.

Nivea Sensitive Day Cream
This is new out from Nivea and is currently cheap in Boots on a introductory offer at about £3. I've been after a new facial moisturiser as I have been using The Body Shop Vitamin E cream but it's not been working for me. With being pregnant my skin especially on my face is more red and irritated and easily gets itchy. Urgh thanks pregnancy hormones. So I wanted a cream that would work with my skin and to feel soothing on it. Thankfully this works like magic and it has SPF 15 so a great all rounder.

Soap and Glory Glow All Out
I've had my eye on this highlighter for a while as I have cream highlighters but no powder ones and who can resist a Boots 3 for 2 offer. This is a nice pink toned highlighter and a little goes a long way. You also get a good amount of product for the money.

L'Oréal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation
So my favourite foundation Benefits Oxygen Wow has nearly ran out and I can't afford to repurchase it so I have looked around for a cheaper light weight foundation alternative. I am hoping that I've found it in this but I don't know yet I've only tried it once and it didn't look great (settled into dry patches) but I will try again with different application techniques and with and without a primer. I have read so many rave reviews for this stuff that I am not giving up on it yet. I have got the shade Porcelain which I hope will be a match.

L'Oréal Nude Magique Blur Cream
Again my beloved high end Benefit Porefessional is running out and I can't afford to repurchase it so I am hoping this could be something similar. I am really just looking for something so smooth out my visible pores and to cover my cheek redness. This did seem a tad greasy but I decided to try it over the Maybelline Baby Face Pore Eraser as I'd read terrible reviews on that product.

So these are my recent purchases that I am hoping will be worth the hype and not a waste of money but time will tell.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

My favourite lip products for Spring Summer 2014

So I have been wearing my make up very natural lately if I wear at all. Pregnancy hasn't been a blessing to my skin as my cheeks are alot more red and irritated due to the hormones. Anyway here are my favourite picks for a beautiful spring summer lip.

Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip balm
I do have the other version of this in the little tub which is thicker and all round better but this balm stick also holds a special place in my heart. It is perfect to keep in my handbag for on the go applications. It still feels very moisturising and nourishing on the lips.

Maybelline Colour Whisper - Pin Up Peach
This is by far my favourite lip product of the year and that I find myself reaching for the most. It isn't as intense and as think as a lipstick on the lips but still gives great colour payoff which is also a bit glossy. It leaves my lips feeling nice and there is no drying. The colour doesn't last for a long time when eating or drinking but I don't mind reapplying this beauty. Unfortunately this isn't out in the UK so I had to purchase mine from ebay but this colour is just the perfect shade of a pinky peach, definitely more on the pink side. I now want all colours on this haha.

NYX Butter Lip Balm - Brownie
Another import from the USA I'm afraid but I think the newer version of these are availab now in the UK, they are in different packaging. These are in between a lip balm and a lip stick feeling much lighter on the lips but with some colour pay off. I have 3 shades and Brownie is the perfect nude, my lips but better. It looks more dry in the tube than I thought but still feels nice and buttery on the lips. The colour payoff isn't as good as a Maybelline Colour Whisper as this feels thicker and drier. These are more like a well tinted lip balm. This is nice if I just want a small wash of colour and it smells good enough to eat.

Rimmel Kate Lasting Finish - No. 16
This is the perfect Pink lipstick for summer that I love so much. I am a huge fan of these Kate lipsticks and this is by far my favourite shade. It isn't too scary bright pink but the colour is really pigmented. It smells gorgeous and is great value. The only problem is that it can cling to any dryness on my lips but so do my high end Mac lipsticks so I either need to make sure my lips are in good condition to wear this or to wear a wear a small layer of balm (but the colour payoff won't be as good).

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine - No. 15 Coral Intuitive 
This is just a classic beautiful lip stick that is perfect for any occasion. As it is from the shine range it isn't a thick lipstick, it is a lightweight lipstick with shine. It's probably quite similar to my Maybelline Colour Whisper for texture and application on the lips. This is a beautiful pinky peach shade more on the side of peach for this spring summer. It has good pigmentation but the shine or colour won't last for hours eating or drinking. But with packaging looking this good you will be happy to show it off for all to see for reapplication. It is very pricey but I see this as a investment.

Swatches from left to right: Nyx lip butter, maybelline colour whisper, rimmel Kate and ysl rouge volupte.

Pregnancy update week 32

Hi sorry I have not posted in a while I am still working full time in retail and busy getting ready for Sophia's arrival. I now only have about 8 weeks to go woop! We are both so excited and still have alot to get ready especially in her nursery. I can't believe I am now classed as 8 months pregnant which seems crazy far along but I'm not going to pretend that the time had flown by because it hadn't. I'm quite impatient and at times it feels like these weeks are dragging.
I am now at the uncomfortable stage where heartburn, indigestion, swelled feet, back, hip and lung pain are a daily occurrence some nights I have suffered terribly with excruciating upper back/lung pain where nothing has helped I have found myself in the bath at 2.30am trying to ease pain and with being pregnant I can only take paracetamol which do absolutely nothing. Anyway moaning aside the finish line is in sight.
We had a 3d scan at 25 weeks which I still look at daily as seeing her little face and little perfectly formed hand keep me sain. I can't wait for her to be here and I know that even though I am due early July she could make a early appreance next month! Omg next month how soon is that! Just wow.
There are so many true funny pregnant clich├ęs that I fully understand as I literally have to pee every 5 minutes and I'm still constantly hungry but my stomach doesn't have much room to hold food now so it's a hard situation. I feel her move about alot now and my favourite thing to do is guess the body part? My bump was so lopsided the other day on the left hand side she must have been sticking her big bum out haha. Last week we also started our antenatal classes which were useful and enjoyable. It all feels more real now. Anyway I will keep you updated again soon. X