Heat Proof Makeup

The weather has been so hot in the UK recently and shows no signs of stopping. Heat and makeup aren't the best mix and come lunch time I don't want to be looking like an oily, shiny mess. And I know some people will be heading off on their summer holidays soon so I thought it was the perfect time to share my heat proof picks.

A Game Changer from Verso

Verso is one of my favourite skincare brands. Everything I've tried so far has delivered real results. So I'm super excited to share with my latest addition to the collection which is this Enzyme Peel Mask.

Cohorted Beauty Box

Cohorted Beauty Box is definitely a beauty box I can get behind. They're not like your regular beauty subscription where you get a bunch of unsuitable samples. Cohorted Beauty Box* is a luxury beauty box with carefully curated products that are always more than double the value of the subscription itself! And most of the time the products are full sized or very generous samples. Junes addition is definitely one to check out. Here's why. Spoilers ahead...

Affordable Serums That Rival High-end Ones

A good serum can set you back £40+ and in some cases I do think investing in a good serum is well worth the money. That being said I've discovered some amazing affordable Ones. So here they are:

8 Beauty Products To Add To Your Makeup Bag This Summer

Now the weather is getting warmer and the UK has had more than 2 days worth of warmer weather I think it's the perfect time to update your makeup bag. There have been so many new launches this season to. I have a little round up of some of my favourites.

Warming Bronzers That Are Perfect For Summer

Bronzers have come a long way since way back in the day. I remember most of them were this really dodgy Orange shade. And at the time I didn't care but looking back I must have looked super Orange! Luckily times have changed and there are so many good ones available so I thought I'd share my thoughts on my favourite ones.

My Favourite Skincare Discoveries Of The Year So Far.

Last week I brought you my favourite makeup discoveries and today I'm back with my favourite skincare discoveries. I feel like the year so far has been pretty exciting for me in terms of skincare and i discovered some real gems that have made a huge difference with my skin. Here they are:

Ingredient 101- Rose

Rose has been a long standing ingredient in skincare. Brands have been using it using for years and with good reason, more on that to come! With all the new ingredients that are being used I feel like Rose has been pushed down the list. So today I thought I'd talk about the benefits and my favourite skincare picks that contain it.

5 Amazing Affordable Foundations and 5 that Aren't

Ahh affordable foundations, where do I start? I mean, some can be really good. Others can be really bad. So today I wanted to share some that are amazing and some aren't. I've tried to keep this to foundations I don't often talk about. Regular readers will know how much I love my LA HD Illuminate and my Milani 2in1 but today here are few that go under the radar.

My Glowing Skincare Routine (Evening)

I talk a lot about skincare, my favourite skincare and so many roundups of skincare but I rarely ever share my actual routine. And I think it's important too because I find it's a combination of products that work well rather than one. Today I'm just keeping to my evening skincare. Keep an eye out for my morning routine soon.

My Favourite Makeup Discoveries of the Year So Far

How are we half way through the year already? It feels like yesterday I was writing christmas posts. But here we are. If you hadn't guessed by the title this will be the best makeup discoveries I've made so far. I have a skincare one coming up to so keep your eyes peeled for that. without further ado.

The Best Overnight Skincare Acids

Acids and AHAs are miracle workers. I've spoken in depth about the benefits of AHA loads (see this post) so I won't go into too much detail. But they essentially dissolve the glue that holds dead cells together, causing them to shed and newer brighter, more refined skin is revealed. I love a good skincare acid. And ones that work overnight have a brilliant effect. I've tried quite a few but I've whittled down my favourites so here they are.

5 Products For An All Over Summer Glow

If you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know how much I love a good glow. Highlighters, illuminators, oils - I'll take them all! The summer is the perfect time to rock a glow, even on the body. So today I wanted to share with you my favourite products for a summer glow.

The Primer

I have dehydrated skin so skin prep is such an important step for me. I also find primers a great way of adding glow to the skin, especially if you like satin or matte foundations. My favourite illuminating primer at the moment is the NYX Liquid Illuminator | £8 | Now this is a bit of a strange product (in a good way) because this is illuminating but it dries down, giving the skin a really smooth finish, but it still gives the skin a luminous look. I actually find this helps keep my makeup in place longer to. This does look a little tin man-ish when first applied to the skin, but with foundation over the top it looks beautiful. Really like the skin is lit from with in. 

The Foundation 

For me a dewy foundation is important when going for a summer glow kind of look. But if you're on the more oily side you might want to opt for something more mattifying. My favourite dewy foundation ever has to be the LA Girl Pro coverage HD Foundation | £10 | It gives me the most incredible glowing skin. But not one that's over the top or turns super oily come lunch time. This also has amazing coverage, it pretty much covers everything I want it to, which I find really impressive for a dewy foundation. This also lasts all day on me too without any issues! It's the perfect summer foundation. 

The Bronzer 

No summer glow is complete without a sun-kissed, bronzed look to the skin. I've been loving the NYX No makeup Finishing Powder | £10 | Now this is a setting powder but I brought the shade Dark Deep to use as a bronzer and it works amazingly! Because it's not as pigmented as a regular bronzer it's really easy to build up, without going over the top. The finish is lovely, it has a satin finish that has a slight sheen to it. It layers perfectly with all my other base products to. It's finely milled formula means this never looks powderey or natural. It's a great bronzer. 

The Highlighter 

I love a highlighter no matter what time of year it is but there's something about summer that makes me want to cover my whole face in the stuff! I don't but if it were fashionable I totally would. The Anastasia Beverly X Amrezy Highlighter | £29  | Is the most perfect highlighter I've come across in a long time. It gives the cheek bones a lovely sheen that's not over the top but still can be seen. The formula is so butterery, this doesn't even feel like a powder. It translates beautifully onto the face. It is a golden, champagne tone that would be suitable for most skin tones. 

The All over Glow

Why stop at a glowing face? I'm loving adding a glow to my body too. Bronzing body oils are really having a moment in the beauty industry. I've only tried the CYO Bronzing body oil | £7 | But I'm obsessed with this stuff. This does have an oily consistency that blends into the skin so easily. It does give it a bronzed look to it and a beautiful sheen. Once this has been blending in it doesn't feel oily or slippery on the skin. Nor does it transfer on to clothes. I don't think this is water proof so it may not be great for the beach but for anything else this is a summer essential. 

There are my 5 products for a summer glow. 

Have you tried any of these? What are your thoughts? 

Until next time... 
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Affordable Beauty Discoveries

I've been pretty strapped for cash recently so the drugstore / affordable products has been how I've been getting my beauty fix. I've actually found some really good, affordable gems that I'm excited to share with you.

3 Truly Flawless Bases

I've been really into super full coverage, flawless foundations recently. And with the weather being so hot I find these types bases last a bit longer. They're also perfect for nights out or special events. So today I just wanted to share them with guys.

Light Moisturisers That Are Super Hydrating But Wont Leave You Oily.

The warm weather has been coming here in the UK and hopefully it will be here to stay. There's only one problem with the warm weather, my skin can turn super oily looking very quickly. Even though I have dehydrated skin this is an issue in the summer. And my love for a super dewy finish mixed with the heat can leave me looking like a melted wax doll. I tend to find opting for lighter moisturiser tends to help this issue. But because my skin is dehydrated I still need the hydration. It's a vicious circle! I have found a few that are light, hydrating and that don't leave me oily. So here they are.