Friday, 31 July 2015

July Favourites 2015

I haven't done a favourites post since January so I thought it waas about time I did another! I've been using these products pretty much every day this month so they are highly recommended.

In July I did a little splurge online and picked myself up a few Zoeva brushes after hearing so many great reviews about them. This highlight one though is definitely my favourite.
I love using it for bronzing my face all over (hence why its so dirty!) as its the perfect size. It's also great for adding a subtle highlight to the top of your cheeks or even a subtle, blended out contour.

I picked this up on a bit of a whim a few weeks ago but I absolutely love it. It's made me want to get all the other shades available now! The colour is perfect for summer as its a lovely bronzy brown that worn on its own blended out looks stunning. I like to wear a primer on my eyes before I apply this as its helps it stay on longer as its a loose pigment.I pack it on with any small flat shader brush so I can really bring out the colour.

I bought this the same time I bought the pigment and like that I have been wearing this everyday since I got it. As it's my first Mac Lipstick I just wanted a simple nude and this is definitely what I wanted. It's the perfect everyday shimmery nude with a slight brown undertone. It's just gorgeous. It's made me want to buy even more MAC Lipsticks now!

After hearing so many rave reviews about this product I've been on the hunt for it forever! I finally found it (It was actually the last one!) so I grabbed it and quickly bought it! I'm in love it, for only £11 the quality is amazing. It's lovely for subtly bronzing your face, the slight shimmer making it lovely for summer.

Benefit Porefessional Primer  | £9.95 (mini size)
I bought this when I was queuing up in boots (those aisles are such enablers!) and just had to have it. A mini size porefessional!? I love this primer so much, its great for when you're outside in hot weather as it stops your makeup from coming off. I don't have oily skin usually so I do only wear primers in hot weather but I'm sure this will be great for everyday use as well!
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Friday, 24 July 2015

A Skincare Saviour

I bought this a while ago and instantly fell in love with it. I use it when I'm doing a quick facial wash, not a deep cleanse.
I just splash some warm water over my face and then massage a small amount of this all over. It lathers up really well and the little pink beads are really exfoliating and help fix my dry skin. Then after a couple a minutes I just was it off using a damp muslin cloth just to help clean my skin even more. It leaves my skin feeling so refreshed and clean without drying it out. It has a lovely fresh scent that doesn't linger to much after use. I follow up with a moisturiser just to add even more moisture to my skin.
It also takes makeup off really well so you could use it for that as well to save even more time!
I really recommend this product if you're looking for something that's quick and easy to use when you're doing a simple skincare routine. I have quiet dry skin so its perfect for that type of complexion.

It is currently on offer in boots so go grab it while its cheap!
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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Finding Motivation

Recently I've found myself just not wanting to blog. I've really struggled with finding motivation to take photos, write posts and even thinking of post ideas. I've been unhappy with the photos I have taken and the content I've been writing. However, I know I don't want to post any content I'm not 100% happy with hence why I've had a long break and only just started posting again. Don't get me wrong, I'm still not loving my photos as the quality is pretty crappy but at least I like the subject of my posts.
Should my posts be all about the picture? Should I put pressure on myself to have lovely photos for every post? Probably not. But I do.
At the end of the day, this is my blog. Its a space for me to write what I want about what I want but for some reason there's this pressure to have perfect content with a matching perfect photo and I don't know why.
I started this blog with the intention of making it a weekend hobby and it still is. When I write a good post or take a decent photo I can't wait to post it and feel happy that I did it but building up to that takes a lot more than I thought it would.
So forgive me if I don't post consistently at the moment or if my photos aren't as good as everyone else, I'm just trying to get to grips with it all still. My head is so full of everything that right now I did just want to sit and type it all out. This blog was meant to be beauty based but maybe it doesn't have to be.
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