Best in Beauty | June

This month I've discovered looks of new products but when I sat down to think about this post it was old favourites that really stood out to me...

Soap & Glory Scrub Your Nose in it special Pore Refining  Formula AHA Facial Scrub | £9

I have no idea whats been going for my skin lately; my makeup will not sit right, it's been breaking out, its just not very good at the moment. So I've been reaching for this bad boy to help. And it makes such a difference. It's an AHA (see more about AHAs here) scrub and mask in one. It works wonders. It lifts away dead skin cells to reveal brighter, smoother skin. After using this it feels like my skin has had a thorough cleanse, it feels smoother and just over all looks better.

Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation | £34                                                              POST

For foundation I've really been wowed by this. Becca as a brand have the cosmetics game down. This foundation offers lightweight buildable coverage and a glow that comes second to none! It really leaves skin luminous and fresh looking, in a formula that stays put all day, without slipping or sliding. My only gripe with this is the pippette applicatar, I find them really annoying. Whats wrong with a good old pump?!

Laura Geller Baked n Brighter Powder  Colour Correction Foundation | £28                                                   POST

To help blur my imperfections and pores this is what I reach for! I use as a finishing powder after I've finished all my makeup. I put it on a big fluffy brush and buff it in circular motions, and hey presto my skin looks super smooth and radiant!

Hourglass Ambient Light Blush | £32

I've been loving this blush this month. I have no idea why it took me so long to by one. The formula is so soft, finely milled and blends so easily. The shade Luminous Flush is a pretty Pink colour thats well pigmented. This shade is perfect for making me look awake and alive! It gives a luminous glow to the cheeks without any glitter. See this post for swatches.

NYX Lip Lingeries & NYX Lip Butter | £6.50 and £5                                                  POST

A lip combo that I've been loving is these two from NYX. The Lip Lingerie in the shade Bed Time Flirt is a lovely Pink nude. That on its own is a brilliant matte liquid lipstick that lasts all day and isn't drying. But paired with the NYX Butter gloss in the shade Madeleine makes a perfect nude gloss lip! The liquid lipstick helps the gloss to stay on longer which is always a plus.

Lily & Rose Jewellery |

Although these aren't technically a makeup favourite I wanted to share them with you guys because I've been wearing them non stop throughout June. Plus who doesn't love Rose Gold jewellery?! None of these pieces have started to discolour, and I've been wearing them a lot!

Kenedy Ring | £29* - This ring is so simple yet stunning! The tiny crystals catch the light and look so pretty. And it's adjustable. Which for me is brilliant. I have really skinny, long fingers and tend to find highstreet rings don't go small enough. This would also look great stacked with other rings.

Miss Miranda Rose Water Opal Braclet | £29* - The stone in this is so pretty and looks great against the Rose Gold chain. All the stones in this are Swarovski crystals.

Miss Eponine - Jet | £49* - I've been loving wearing this along with Pink Stoned One. Again it's just so pretty! And all the crystals are Swarovski.

So thats everything I've been loving this month. What are your favourites?

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Seriously Under-rated Makeup

I think we all own at least one product that is way over hyped. But I own so many that are under hyped too. I have a few pieces of makeup that are seriously under rated, or maybe I've missed the hype or something. But anyway I wanted to share these with you...

Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation | £ 27                                                                        POST 

Everybody raves about the Naked Skin concealer, and for good reason it is brilliant. But it's foundation counter part is equally as great but doesn't get the love! It's lightweight, easy to blend, has good staying power and medium coverage. But it's the finish I love most about it. It gives a satin finish whilst still offering a subtle glow and looks so natural. This paired with Naked Skin concealer make the skin look flawless!

NYX HD Foundation | £12.50                                                                                           POST 

I have a list of things I love from NYX that the majority of people love too, but I feel this foundation is over looked. But It really is great. I much prefer it over the Makeup Forever HD Foundation - which in my opinion is rubbish. This one offers good, buildable coverage, a finish similar to the Naked Skin Foundation, and it wears really well throughout the day. There's really nothing not to love about this.

Maybelline Super Stay 24HR Concealer | £6.19                                                            POST

This has been one of my go to concealers for a long time. It's perfect for blemishes. It has good coverage, great staying powder and it isn't overly drying. I much prefer this over the much loved Collection concealer and I'm surprised more people don't.

Sleek Blush By 3 Pink Lemonade | £9.99

I remember a time when everybody was talking about the Sleek Blush by 3 Lace Palette but not Pink Lemonade. Sleek are well know for their intensly pigmented blushes and this little palette houses some amazing shades. It has 2 powder formulas and a cream one. The cream one ( Macaroon) is a matte Pinky, Mauve colour, that blends out so easily and lasts all day. Pink Tint is similar to Macaroon but in a powder formula with shimmer in it. Icing Sugar is my favourite, it's a lovely Pinky Rose gold colour with subtle shimmers in it. This looks stunning on the cheeks and gives them a gorgeous glow. As with all sleek blushes, the formula is creamy and easy to blend. They also last all day without fading.

Stila The eyes Are The Window Soul Palette | £30

This palette is easily the most under-rated product out of all the ones here! This to me is what the Original Naked Palette is to others. It has a range of warm and cool nude shades, as well as Black and Grey. All the shades are well pigmented, creamy and easy to blend. It can create almost any eye look. All housed in a beautiful Rose Gold and Rose packaging! See this post for swatches.

L'Oreal Color Riche Eye Shadow | £5.49

These are the best drugstore eye shadows I've tried (I think). They are so creamy and pigmented, I'm shocked more people don't talk about them (well not that I've seen). My favourites are 107 Macaron Vanille, which is a creamy matte Yellow-y Beige colour. And 500 Luminere which is a stunning Gold Champagne colour.

Theres my little round of products that deserve more love. What are yours?  Have you tried any of these?

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Current Lip Rotation

I tend to switch my lip products up quite regularly but recently I've found myself reach for the same ones. So today I though I'd share you what's in my current rotation...

NYX Lip Lingerie and NYX Lip Butter | £6.50 & £5                                                 POST

I've been loving Pairing NYX lingerie in Bedtime Flirt with The NYX Butter Gloss in the shade Madeleine. This is totally a Jaclyn Hill inspired look. Bedtime Flirt is a matte nude liquid lipstick and the Lip Butter is the slighest, smoothest Brown nude gloss. Paired together they make the perfect nude glossy lip. But because the Lip Lingeries is a liquid lipstick with brilliant staying power it also helps the gloss last longer. I love a glossy lip but I hate that it wears of so easily so its the perfect combo!

NYX Liquid Suede | £6.50                                                                                               POST

My love for liquid lipsticks is well documented and shows no sign of stopping anytime soon. These Liquid Suedes are super matte, longlasting and non drying. The shade Softly Spoken is the one I reach for most. Its a dusty Rose colour with Brown undertones, that goes with almost any makeup look.

MAC Mehr | £15.50                                                                                                       POST

My newest MAC lipstick to my MAC collection, i have no idea why I didn't by this sooner. It's a stunning dirty Bluey Pink. Its not an overly bold Pink though, but bold enough to be noticed. It's from the matte line, which is super creamy and long lasting. Theres nothing not to love about this and for that reason I find myself reaching for often.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss | £5.50                                                                              

I've been loving a glossy lip. This intense butter gloss is the same formula as the orginial butter glosses but has much more pigment, their almost opique. My favourite shade is     which is reddish brown colour. Like the Butter Glosses these are silky soft and non sticky. The lasting power isn't the best but ok for gloss, it lasted around 1-2hours but the looks is well it!

Colour Pop Lippie Stix | $5    

A Pinky Brown lip is my kind of lip colour so the shade Brink from Colour Pop fits the bill perfectly! This is matte lipstick but it doesn't feel matte at all! It applies so easily and doesn't drag or pull the lips. The staying power isn't the best for a matte lipstick but at $5 who can complain and the shade is pretty! See how I got Colour Pop to the Uk here. 

Essence Lip Liner | £1

I like lining my lips before I apply most lip products. I really like the way it makes my lips more plump and it helps the staying power of whatever I apply on the top. And for the price I yet to find a better quality. I have a few shades and they're all creamy and apply beautifully! The shade 03 is my favourite. It goes with almost any of my favourite lip colours, especially Brink.

So they are my current lip products in my rotation

What are you current go to lip products?

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The Summer Makeup Edit

So its officially British summer time. The weather may not be cooperating but hopefully it will soon. So I thought I'd share with you some of my beauty essentials.


It's no secret I love dewy, fresh looking skin. But in the summer I tone it down a bit just so I don't end up looking like a sweaty mess! 

This multi tasking cream is an instant quick fix for dull tired looking skin. It can be used as primer, moisturiser, mixed with foundation or as a highlighter. I really like this as a primer. The White iridescent cream smoothes over the skin helping with any dry patches, and leaves an illuminated base that gives most foundations a beautiful glow. 

This is such a great foundation for summer. Its really lightweight, whilst offering a medium buildable coverage. As the name suggests this really does stay flawless looking all day. And its virtually melt proof, making a perfect base for hot days. It also has SPF 30 which is also a plus. 

Urban Decay One & Done | £25                                                                                       POST 

Another foundation that would be good at withstanding the heat is this little beauty! It's a hybrid foundation and skin care product all in one. The coverage is pretty good considering it's described as being light coverage. Again this stays put all day! 

Theres nothing worse then spending hours in the sun trying to achieve the perfect natural tan, then none of your foundations match your body. Don't worry the Body Shop has you back! This product is a liquid bronzer that you can mix with foundations to make them darker. This really works well - it doesn't alter the formula of the foundation at all! It can also be used under foundation or alone to give a sun kissed look. 

Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder | £15*                                                                              POST 

On a day to basis I use my Hourglass powders but when I really want my makeup to withstand the heat and last all day, I reach for this. Its a loose powder, which is a bit more effort to apply but the extra effort is well worth it if I want my base to stay in place. It doesn't leave a White cast either, it just sets makeup brilliantly.

Maybelline Super Stay 24Hr Setting Spray | £6.99

Setting spray is a must for summer. This is my favourite setting spray by far. I actually prefer it over Urban decay (see battle of the setting sprays for more details). This does need a shake before using and spray it at arms length to prevent any White spots.

Mario Badescu Facial spray with aloe and herbs | £10.95

There isn't a better time for facial spray than the summer. This makes a great facial toner, it can also be used as a setting spray or just refreshing spritz - which is how I like to use it. Its really cooling and makes a great makeup refresher and helps to stop it drying it out in the sun. 


Summer skin calls for Bronzed, glow-y sunkissed cheeks... 

Expect to see lots of this palette in coming posts, I'm completely smitten with it! I have a full review of it here. It contains 3 gorgeous blushes that are perfect for the warmer months, they stay all day and look stunning on the cheeks. And 2 highlighters to achieve the ultimate glow. My favourite is Champagne Pop. Which is the most perfect buttery soft, Champagne toned highlight. 

L'Oreal Glam Bronze Cushion De Soliel | £14.99

I've been really enjoying this lately and its perfect for summer. Its a cushion compact, liquid bronzer. Similar to the CC Cushion Foundation (read about that here). It's really easy to apply, I like to use a stippling brush to apply to all the places the sun would naturally hit. The bronzer actually dries really matte and isn't sticky or foundation like at all. The staying power is really good to! A perfect summer bronzer.

I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts Bronzer | £4.99

I love a multi task product. And this is a highlight and bronzer in one. It has Red undertones so it really gives a natural look. The shimmer also makes the skin look really healthy and glow-y but nothing over the top. It applies smoothly, no dreaded patchy-ness and lasts all day. 


These could potentially last 24hrs. I've not actually tried this but these do not budge! They're also really easy to just swipe on and they come in a range of shades. My favourites are:

  • On and On Bronze - Which is a lovely Bronze colour. Perfect for any makeup look
  • Creme de Nude - A creamy nude with Yellow undertones. I love this as an eyeshadow base.
  • Metallic Pomegranate - This is a stunning Pomegranate Red with rusty metallic sheen.
  • Pink Gold -  a beautiful metallic Pink that glistens Gold. This is a perfect summer shade.

This palette as the name suggests is perfect for summer. With a range of warm tones, Coppers and a deep Burgundy. All the shades just scream summer to me! All the shadows are soft, pigmented and last all day. The only downside is there isn't mattes. But it's still a great palette! See this post for swatches. 


During the warmer months I'm all about a low maintenance lip...

I love these butter glosses regardless of the time of year but they finish off any summer look so well. My favourites are Madeline and Angle Food Cake. Angle Food Cake is more of a Mauve-y nude and Madeleine is a beautiful nude colour. These look stunning on there own or over the top of lipsticks. The smell is good enough to eat and they aren't sticky at all. 

This is a tinted balm like lipstick that has a subtle seen. The shade As If is a perfect throw on and go shade. Its a muted Coral. This isn't sticky and its super low maintenance. No mirror required. But still has enough pigment to pull any look together. 

What are you summer makeup essentials?

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New Palette Additions | Anastasia Beverly Hill & Becca

There has been some exciting palette launches the month. And as soon as I'd heard about the about them i sat and patiantly wanted, bank card in hand, for their Uk launch. So here I am with the these to beauties!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette | £41

As soon as I see pictures of this palette I knew I had to have it. 14 beautiful warmed toned shadows all in one palette, I just couldn't say no. And I'm not disappointed. All the shadows, with the exception of Love Letter, that one is slightly gritty, are buttery soft and really pack a punch in terms of pigment! The shades are:

Tempera - A pale creamy Beige with a matte finish. I really like this an eye shadow base. It also makes a stunning matte highlighter. 

Golden Ochre - A Yellow, Beige colour with a matte finish. The swatch didn't pick up well on camera but it translates well on the eyes.

Vemeer - A pale Pink with a shimmer finish. This is incredibly soft and pigmented! This works well as a highlight or all over the lid. 

Buon Fresco - A matte Lilac.

Antique Bronze - This a stunning dark Brown with a Golden Cranberry shimmer. This is a beautiful lid colour. 

Love Letter - This is slightly grittier than the other shades, but it still blends well and is well pigmented. The shade is a very bright Raspberry Pink. 

Cyprus Umber - A matte Chocolate Brown. This is soft and I did notice a bit of fall out with this in particular but nothing I can't live with. 

Raw Sienna - A warm, mid toned, matte Brown. This makes an excellent crease colour. 

Burnt Orange - This a warm Orange with a matte finish. This is one of my favourite shades! I like to use it in the crease. 

Primavera - A champagned toned shimmer. Another one of my favourites. This looks stunning all over the lid. 

Red Ochre - A deep Red colour. This is perfect for adding more warmth to an eye look, and in the outter v. I also really like it on the lower lash line. 

Venetian Red -  is a beautiful Cranberry colour with subtle shimmers running through it.

Warm Taupe - The name is very apt, its a warm, matte Taupe colour. This is another great crease shade.

Realgar - A strange Burnt Orange. Another great crease shade.

All these beautiful shades are housed in sturdy cardboard packaging with a mirror. The outside of the packaging is velvet, similar to the Naked 1 palette, which is ok but I feel like this gets dirty really easily and is difficult to clean. But the shades are so pretty I can live with it. Overall, I love this palette. I was blown away by the quality of the shadows and its started some kind Anastasia Beverly Hills obsession. I now want to try everything from the brand

Becca Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette | £48

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how pretty this palette is! The packaging oozes luxury and is very pleasing on the eye! I've wanted the Champagne Pop highighter for the longest time and I was eyeing up the Becca Blushes, but when I heard about this I thought I'd wait and buy this palette. I'm so happy I did! The palette contains two highlighters and three blushes.

The highlighers are:

Champagne Pop  - The iconic Champagne-d toned highlight. Which is incredible! It gives the cheeks the most amazing glow. As with all Becca powder products it is so soft, easy to blend and has good colour pay off. I can see why this shade is so greatly loved!

Processco Pop - This is a Golden Yellow highlight. Which is slighlty darker than Champagne pop. It still looks stunning on the cheeks and the formula is easy to blend and work with. 

The Blushes are:

Rose Spritz - This is bright Pink with a strong Gold shimmer. It reminds me of the sleek Rose Gold blush. Its finely milled, blends out with ease and is incredibly pigmented! 

Amaretto - This is my favourite of the blush shades. Its a lovely muted warm Brown, with rosey undertones and subtle shimmers running through it. Again, its super pigmented and blends well. And looks stunning on the cheeks. 

Pamplemousse - Is a dark Pink. This isn't for the faint hearted, you need a really light hand and the tinest amount of product - its just so pigmented! The formula is soft and blends well. 

I know this whole line is going to come under some scrutiny, with the eye palette from the collection being pulled from the shelves due to forumlation issues. But I'm very happy with the palette and I've been using it every day since I got my hands on it! All the shades have good staying power and look amazing on. There's nothing not to love! This is a limited edition so get it while you can! 

Have you tried these palettes? Do you plan on adding one or both to your collection?

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