Saturday, 20 August 2016

Natural Collection Brows

Natural Collection Brow Products
Natural Collection seem to be smashing it with their new releases recently. I wanted to show you their brow collection today as there's something for everyone here. Every product within the brand is only £1.99, meaning they're great if you're on a budget.

Double Ended Brow Pencil* | link | Medium Brown & Dark Brown
For the 'barely there' brow. Pencils are great of you want a really natural brow look as they leave a soft definition without looking like you've even touched them. I love the handy brush at the other end to comb them through so they look even more natural. I think the medium brown shade is slightly too warm for me but it's still workable.

Natural Collection Double Ended Brow Pencils
Natural Collection Double Ended Brow Pencils Swatches

Brow Kit* | link | Medium Brown
For naturally defined brows. Now I think this is a great little kit. The soft wax and powder work great together to define the brows and the shade is perfect for me. I love that it comes with 2 little brushes. All for £1.99. Fab!

Natural Collection Brow Kit Review

Brush On Brow Gel* | link | Medium Brown & Dark Brown
For the power brow. I've always been a bit scared of brow gels, but these do the job they're supposed to. I like to use the brow kit to define my brows, then use the gel very lightly, just to set them and add a little bit more colour. A great combo!

Natural Collection Brush On Brow Gel Review

I think Natural Collection have done really well with this collection. For £1.99 I think they're great quality and definitely one to check out if you're on a budget. Keep your eyes peeled for some more amazing new products over here very soon.

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* = Press Sample

Friday, 12 August 2016

July 2016 nailbox

July 2016 nailbox review

I love trying out new subscription boxes, it's such a great way of trying new products you wouldn't usually go for. After having a break from getting gel manicures (mainly due to money), I've been going back to painting my own nails with regular polish, so the idea of a nail subscription box really appealed to me.
"nailbox is a monthly subscription box packed full of nail products. Each nailbox contains five items (including three or four nail polishes and one or two nail tools or treatments). We’ll never send out the same polish twice, so there will always be new colours for you to try every single month".
I was very kindly sent the July nailbox* to show you, however it's no longer available. The August nailbox is now available to pre-order (order before 21st to secure your box). The july nailbox contains;

Brushworks Toe Separators | £2.50 | link
Probably the only part of the box I wasn't really impressed with. I mean, who uses these anymore? I'm sure they do help when doing a full pedicure, but who has time for that?

True Brit London Nail Enamel in The Summer House | £12.50 | link
A brand I'd never heard of. This polish feels so luxurious and expensive. I guess for £12.50 a pop they are definitely at the higher end of the scale. Part of their Summer 'Garden Party' collection, it's a beautiful soft tan with a pearlescent sheen. It's a gorgeous subtle, nude which is opaque in 2 coats. That's hard to come by in a nude polish.

Nailberry Coconut Nailbalm | £12 | link
I've only used this a couple of times so far, but it smells amazing and makes my cuticles feel much softer so I'm sure with continued use it will strengthen the nails and keep them healthy.

Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish in Soho Place | £14 | link
Ahhhh gotta love a bit of Nails Inc. I was so happy to see one of their Gel Effect polishes in the box as I have a few already and know how amazing they are. Soho Place is an amazing bright turquoise and think it's perfect for summer.

Angelica Nail Colour in Snow White | £2.75 | link
Not sure if I'm brave enough to rock a full set of bright white nails. But a white is handy to have for french manicures, nail art etc.

And that's it. I think f£15 (or even less if you subscribe for more than one month up front) is fantastic value and a great way to try brands you wouldn't necessarily consider. I'll definitely be looking into ordering more in the future.

Would you try a nail subscription box?

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* = Press Sample

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

3 MAC Summer Brights

Helllooooo oh beautiful ones! I feel like it's been forever since I wrote a post, I mean almost 3 weeks!! That's most definitely the longest blogging break I've had. Time just gets ahead of me and I just feel constantly exhausted at the minute running around after little ones. I know I need to get back into the swing of things as it always relaxes me and I really enjoy it. Aaaaanyway, enough of my moaning. The weather has been an absolute BABE recently, so I thought I'd pop up 3 of my favourite summertime MAC brights. Just to get you all in the mood...

Costa Chic | Frost | link
A vibrant, orange toned coral pink that looks amazing with a tan. It's my absolute favourite summer lipstick. It stands out so much and I get so many compliments when I wear it.

Saigon Summer | Cremesheen | link
If I ever want to wear an orange lip, I always reach for Saigon Summer. It's a bright orange, but not too in your face. It looks amazing on and definitely one to try if you're unsure about orange lips.

Crosswires | Cremesheen | link
One I always seem to forget about, but love it when I do wear it. It's a muted coral red, which is great for me as I don't think I can pull off bright, true reds. It really brightens up any makeup look, and looks especially good with simple, barely there makeup.

What are your favourite summer lipsticks?

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* = Press Sample

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation

A picture of YSL Le Teint Touché Eclat Foundation

YSL Le Teint Touché Eclat Foundation NEW FORMULA Review

It's no secret that I'm a fan of a healthy, dewy base, and when I tried a sample of the YSL Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation I fell in love instantly. About a year later I finally decided to treat myself with my Boots points and now I'm worrying about what I'll do when it's finished. At £32.50 a pop it's not something I'm gonna be buying willy nilly. I believe it's had a recent, slight change in formula with the addition of ‘catchlight technology’ and ‘anti fatigue complex' which promises to give the look of 8 hours sleep. 

The foundation itself comes housed in a sleek, clear glass bottle with a gold lid and it comes with a pump (always a bonus). There's 22 shades available in the range, and I went for the shade BD30 Warm Almond, which is a pretty perfect match for me. It's really light in texture, so I tend to dot it all over my face before going in with my trusty Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I absolutely love the finish this foundation gives. It's so dewy and brightening, and I'd say the lasting power is fab, apart from needing a slight touch up of powder on my forehead at the end of the day. It's definitely a medium coverage foundation and it does a great job at evening out the skintone and covering any redness without the need for concealer. I usually just go in with a bit of brightening concealer under the eyes, but I could probably get away without it. It's a great all round foundation, so if you're after treating yourself to a dewy base, give this one a go!

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