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Beauty Products I’m Loving This Week

Hey Lovelies!

I had the opportunity to review some awesome beauty products last week. It was a tough process, but here is the narrowed down list of absolute faves, of which I am loving this week.

1.Paul Nasif Detox Pads / Complexion Perfecting Pads, $45, www.nassifmdskincare.com

dr paul nassif detox complexion pads
Credit: nassifskincare.com

So, I reviewed these pads some time ago and absolutely loved them. However, at the time I was also reviewing other anti-aging and glycolic treatments, so was not 100% certain that the results could be fully attributed to one product. Now I can. This is the only AHA/BHA treatment I have applied in the past few weeks and I am head-over-heels in love with them.

These pads are the lazy girl’s dream. They make light work of exfoliating, reducing the appearance of pores and smoothing the skin. Combining a retinol-like product, it is also a great item for those who react to retinol, but who want the anti-aging abilities.

The pads:

Contain both glycolic and salicylic acid that gently yet effectively cleanse and exfoliate.

 Combine antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities

Offer anti-aging benefits

Is suitable for all ages

Vegan and cruelty-free.

Within a week of using the Detox Pads my skin looked clearer, healthier and luminous. And the best bit is the no-faff, no-fuss and no time to achieve this look fact! Yay.

2.False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara Mini MAC, £10, www.maccosmetics.com

mac cosmetics false lash mascara
Credit: Mac Cosmetics.

I am totally obsessed with MAC’s False Lash Mascara Mini. It does everything I want my mascara to do, without clumping or smudging. I love how my lashes boast volume and since first testing this product it has become my daily go-to. Furthermore, it even fits in my purse. Believe that’s a win, win and – yes – another fabulous win. Thank you, MAC, you creator of all things fabulous!

3.NYX Cosmetics Professional Setting Spray Dewy, £7, www.superdrug.com

nyx cosmetics professional setting spray dewy
Credit: Superdrug

Don’t ask me why, but I get a real buzz out of reviewing setting sprays. This is a key product particularly in the heart of summer, and so having a good setting spray is vital for me. NYX provide some pretty good products and so I had fairly high expectations when I first tried their setting spray. Disappointed I wasn’t!

Having fairly dry patches coupled with the fact that I often work late into the night (causing bags), means that a setting powder is not the best fit. They usually cake, amplify dryness and any bags or creases, making them a no-no. This professional setting spray’s dewy formula is ultra-lightweight and once dry, you cannot tell you have applied it at all! It is important to allow a few minutes for the spray to dry, but once it has dried your makeup will not budge. Seriously, you can dance til 3 am and your makeup will stay gorgeous. Better yet, it’s vegan. Love, love, love this!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in he comments below. Have a stellar Wednesday all xx

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5 Tips For Ensuring Your Makeup Stays Put In This Heatwave

Hey Lovelies!

Hot enough for you? We have embarked upon a heatwave that puts the UK well and truly in a siesta-worthy situation (about time, I say). But how do we ensure our makeup remains intact, so we stay looking incredible this summer? No, people we are not trying out at Alice Cooper impersonation auditions!  Check out these 5 top tips to keep our hard-earned flawless makeup looking awesome.

1.Preparation is Key

MAC prep+ Prime skin
Credit: Look Fantastic

Okay, after applying a hydrating moisturiser and SPF, it is vital to prep your skin with a primer that is perfect for both your skin type and the weather conditions. Look for a product that is long-lasting, sweat and waterproof. For info on this you can read my Best Primers For Every Skin Type here. I love Mac’s Prep+Prime. £23 (Look Fantastic).

Water-Based Foundation

lancome teint miracle foundation
Credit: John Lewis

Oil-based foundations and extreme sweating do not mix. Therefore, it is better to opt for a light and water-based foundation, whilst we are in heat that could win in a Pepsi challenge with the temperature of Egypt right now. A great one is Lancôme’s Teint Miracle Foundation SPF 15, £33.50, John Lewis. The formula feels lightweight and yet luxurious, is long wear with a matte finish and provides a super-boost of hydration your skin will appreciate. Awesome!

If you are planning on going for a dip, Urban Decay’s new Waterproof Foundation is a dream £22, Urban Decay. Lightweight, long-lasting and available in 50 shades. Urban Decay – you rock!

3.Don’t Overdo Products

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Layering is not a great idea during the el scorchio weeks. Keep your makeup routine light and simple. Too much and it won’t end well. Believe me! A little dab of mineral-based powder once you have applied your foundation will go a long way.

4.Mascaras and Eyeliners

Diorshow waterproof mascara
Dior

Steer clear from eyeliners if at all possible. When it comes to mascaras opt for a good waterproof one like Diorshow Waterproof Mascara £28, Dior. This mascara speaks volumes (pardon the pun). No clumping, no smudging just a luscious look that stays put even when droplets of sweat are forming on your forehead – 39 degrees – bring it on!

5.Setting Sprays

urban decay all nighter setting spray
Credit: Urban Decay

Choose a good setting spray that will guarantee your makeup is in the same place as when you applied it (rather than an inch lower on your face). I love Urban Decay’s All Nighter, £24, Look Fantastic.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts?

Have a great day tomorrow and keep cool. Xx

 

Last-Minute Beauty Stocking Fillers For Under £40

Hey Lovelies!

Well, it’s just over a week until Santa tackles the chimney (excuse me while I nip outside to scream in sheer panic). If like me, you’ve almost run out of cash and at present the stockings don’t exactly look brimming, read on. Here are some amazing beauty stocking filler gifts (at such a good price you can even buy 2 of each and keep one for yourself). #Hohoho!

1.Benefit Benetint Lip And Cheek COlor, £21.67 (Saving £3.83 Online Only), boots.com

benefit benetint
Credit: benefit cosmetics.com

For beauty lovers of all ages, check out this amazing stocking filler gift. Whether the colour in your lips is beginning to fade and you want to inject a boost of beautiful colour for Christmas or are simply after a key colour trend to see you through party season, Benefit’s Benetint is the perfect answer.

My advice – don’t think of this as a lipstick per se when applying to your lips. When I first tried this I simply brushed it on – big mistake. What you need to actually do is brush a few drops on and blend, repeating the process until you achieve the desired colour. The results are a gorgeous rosy glow that truly lasts. LOVE!

2.L’Oreal Double Extension Beauty Tubes Mascara, £11.99, Superdrug

l'oreal extension mascara
Credit: superdrug.com

Do you know someone who loves the extra-long lash look? Instead of buying more falsies (that are bound to hang off by their third cocktail) why not treat them to the next best thing? L’Oreal’s Double Extension Mascara offers a two-step system comprising of a conditioning base coat  (loaded with Ceramide R and containing fibres), of which ensures a luscious lengthening effect. The other side gives your lashes that much sought-after deep colour. This is one of my favourite mascaras – no clumping, smudging or mess – just stunning lashes!

3.Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Duo Gift Set, £36 (Worth £48), feelunique.com

urban decay all nighter
Credit: feelunique

If you read my recent article on the best setting sprays, you will know Urban Decay is one of my most treasured brands.  Their innovative formula combines Proprietary Temperature Control Technology that will prevent your makeup (and you) from going into meltdown mode. This super long-lasting spray means that you can stop worrying about the whether or not your makeup still looks amazing (then going to the bathroom, looking aghast at your reflection and spending the following 20 minutes trying to work out if the hot guy who smiled at you might actually have been smiling for the wrong reason). With Urban Decay’s magic All Nighter you can simply get on with enjoying the evening and know that everyone will be smiling at you for the right reasons!

Have an amazing Christmas! xx

 

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