Friday, 18 April 2014


my spring foundation routine

spring foundation routine

clarins instant smooth SELF TAN*
Real Techniques Retractable Bronzing Brush
MAC Face & Body
Estee Lauder Double Wear Bb Glow Concealer

As Spring has well and truly sprung it’s time for me to switch up my base. Over the autumn and winter I was loyal to my favourite - Laura Mercier Silk Creme. Nevertheless, since the beginning go the year I’ve not been feeling it. It’s a little heavy and matte and not making the best of my currently spot free skin. Touch Wood. I’ve recently switched up my base so it’s time to share it with you guys!

For a primer, I’ve been using the Clarins Insntant Smooth Self Tan - a smoothing primer with a tanning tint. It provides a super smooth base all while adding a touch of colour to the skin. I like that it’s foolproof and I don’t need to be too careful applying it unlike other facial tanners. It’s so hard to go wrong! I personally think duo fibres need to make a come back in 2014. One day I reached for my Real Techniques Retractable Bronzing Brush to apply my base and I haven’t looked back. It’s so easy, quick to use and really gives that flawless airbrush finish. Used in conjunction with MAC Face & Body it yields a light coverage but the perfect spring time face base. MAC Face and Body is like “my skin but better," providing light buildable coverage with a natural dewy finish. I then adjust my concealer depending on whatever skin ailment I have at the moment. I’ve been loving the Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush on Glow - a concealer and highlighter hybrid. Excellent for pepping up the under eye area and concealing any bags!

My spring foundation routine focuses on minimal coverage, but flawless with a touch of bronze. I've ditched my usual super matte look and have been reaching for highlighters, bronzing bases and illuminating primers to make my skin look fresher. I highly recommend switching up your foundation routine as the seasons change - It's so worth it!

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CLARINS INSTANT SMOOTH Self Tan review swatch
CLARINS INSTANT SMOOTH Self Tan £19
REAL TECHNIQUES RETRACTABLE BRONZING BRUSH review swatch
REAL TECHNIQUES RETRACTABLE BRONZING BRUSH £13.99
MAC FACE & BODY review swatch
MAC FACE & BODY 
£27
estee lauder Double wear brush on glow bb highlighter review swatch
ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR BRUSH ON GLOW BB HIGHLIGHTER  £23


The Amazing Spiderman 2 Nails

Revlon Amazing Spider Man 2 Nail Polish review swatch photo
Revlon Spidey Sense Nail Polish review swatch photo
Revlon Spidey Sense Nail Polish review swatch photo

Revlon Spidey Sense Nail Polish*

The Amazing Spiderman 2 comes out today and they have collaborated with Revlon to create the Electric Chrome Range. A spidey inspired collection of six nail polishes to be added to Revlons usual nail lineup. Ultra pearl chrome finish polishes they have a real high impact feel to them. I have the shade Spidey Sense which I think is just the perfect name for the red. It’s a total Spiderman shade. I bet Peter Parker wears it on his toes.

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Revlon Electric Chrome Collection review swatch
Revlon Electric Chrome Collection  £6.49



Thursday, 17 April 2014


The Balm Mary Lou Manizer

The Balm Mary Lou Manizer review swatch photo
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer review swatch photo

thebalm Mary Lou Manizer

Ever since I've been blogging I've been hearing people sing the praises of The Balm Mary Lou Manizer. It's a cult blogging product with so many bloggers to gurus alike singing the praises of this luminizer. A soft, shimmering champagne shade with gold notes. I dont find it to be the subtlest of highlighters but it's not glittery or heavy either. It has a trade of between being noticeable shimmer and the subtle glow from within. I think it's really pretty, so flattering and the perfect highlighter for the summer months due to its warm tone.  For £16 you get a whopping 8.5g of product, which is almost double what you'd get in an average blush. A little dusting on the tops of the cheeks then blended out gives a really pretty glowy goddess look. I'm sold. Why didn't I cave and get this sooner?


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KEVYN AUCOIN CELESTIAL POWDER review swatch
THEBALM MARY LOU MANIZER
£16



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