Makeup Lately

I can't believe we are almost half through August already! Where has the year gone? Anyway it's that time where I share the makeup I've been reaching for lately...

ColourPop Haul & Review

ColourPop has been on fire with their latest launches. Palettes, concealers, setting sprays and more! I fall for their Instagram marketing everytime. Just watching the girls use and swatch , alongside their cheap products, make me feel like I need them! I order direct from the ColourPop Website and they usually have free international shipping when you spend over $50 which does mean I always get a customs charge. But in my opinion it's worth it. Here's what I got...

What I got for my Birthday!

So it was birthday last week. I got some exciting gifts so I thought I'd share them with you.

Sony A5000 Camera | £329

I didn't really get a lot of beauty bits because this was main present! I've wanted to upgrade my camera for ages so I thought this was the perfect time. I was torn between this and the Olympus Pen but I went for this because it has really good reviews and it was slightly cheaper. I don't know a lot about cameras and photography so I wanted something that was going to improve my photos but was easy to use. And this really is so easy! I'm still playing with the settings and trying to find the best way to use it but so far so good!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette | £41

I treated myself to this on my actual birthday. And I really don't think this deserves all the hate it's getting! Granted, the shadows are slightly harder to blend but they are so soft and pigmented. I have a full review of this here so check that out for more details.

Juvia's Palace The Saharan | £29

This brand recently launched on Beauty Bay and I've heard amazing things about the eyeshadows so I added it to my wishlist and I was super happy to see it! I've only used it once but so far I really like it! Most of the shades are warmed toned, really pigmented and easy to blend.

SmashBox Cassie Homes Highlighting Palette | £26

This was a gift from the lovely Dagmara, Siobhan and Dorota. They know me too well because I love highlighters! This palette contains 3 different toned highlighters. I can't wait to use it!

Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation | £32

I've wanted this foundation for ages! It really does have a dewy finish and light-medium coverage. I'm still having a play with this so I will report but very soon.

Keep you eye's peeled for full reviews of these!

Until next time...

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Love Me Beauty | August

Regular readers will know how much I love Love Me Beauty*. It's my favourite beauty subscription. Just because you get cool makeup each month and you get to pick the products! Which means no disappointment or unsuitable products! This months makeup bag was the same as last months which was kind of disappointing, but I'm not too fussed. If you want to see what it looks like see this post. Anyway, this months products list was super exciting because they have Buxom!! Here's what I got...

Protecting Skin From The Environment

The enviroment can have a really negative effect on the skin. I'm sure by now we are all aware of the negative effects of the sun and you don't need to be a scientist to work out that pollution isn't good for the skin. I read an interesting fact that 90% of premature ageing is because of the environment and sun damage. I'm not sure how true that is but it made me want to protect my skin for it. I've been doing some research and there are a few products that you probably all ready have in your routine and that will help protect the skin.