STOCKING UP FOR SPRING

1 March 2018



So it's been a while since I posted but between university and working alas my day to day life I have picked up a few lovely treats I've had my heart set on for the past few weeks. 

I mean a girl has got to keep on top of herself hasn't she? Plus with winter coming to an end (is it really though? This is England) and with spring around the corner I want some new beauty products to refresh my current collection, also the best collections always come out during spring. 

Always.

My skin is being a bit of a diva right now because we're currently in-between winter and spring still so I found that my face actually hurts from the cold sometimes so I'm forever lavishing on hand cream and topping up on facial moisturiser since my skin can be a bit of a diva too. I've not completely changed up my skin care routine but I have left out a few products which I found were irritating my skin and causing me to have minor break outs - so bye bye and hello to these!








Pixi Rose Toner; I've started using the gorgeous new rose toner by Pixi and I've always had such good results whenever I've used Pixi despite not owning many products by them either. I don't know why I just don't buy from this brand a lot and I may just start to because this new toner is so refreshing, I love it and the rose fragrance isn't too strong too. It's a perfect balance between being there and not being too overpowering.

I know sometimes I've bought rose products and they end up making me smell like an old woman but this toner has a very weak scent but the scent is still very much present which I prefer.



Dior Forever Undercover 24Hr Full Coverage; I have been striving to find the perfect foundation for absolutely ages and while I do love the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation I still find it very patchy. I have scarring on my forehead and with olive skin comes dark spots so I'm quite self conscious about it therefore having a foundation with covers that up completely is vital to me. 

I was curious about this product and I thought I would order it which I did and I find this particular one by Dior to probably be on the same level as the Estee Lauder Double Wear  and my other Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation too. I stopped wearing the one by Lancome because it was causing me to break out - it's too perfumed and my skin felt really dry after taking that one off. 

This new one by Dior isn't too bad but it's very runny and I still have to pop on concealer before applying this. The longevity does live up to its name as I find it stays on throughout the whole day - from 7am when I'm getting up and coming home at 8 in the evening, I find its still pretty much immaculate but I have to touch up the obvious such as blush or a quick powder.  

It doesn't have an overpowering scent either which is good and so far I found this product has been absolutely fine on my skin so no break outs or blemishes (yay!). But I still wish it was that extra bit stodgy so it covered up my scarring. 






Guerlain Meteorites Heart Shape Strobing Palette; Ohmygodohmygod... so I've been pining over this gorgeous palette for ages - well since I saw the preview and I instantly just fell in love. It's one of my current favourite everyday products actually because it creates such a radiant look. I love natural make up and I wear it more than any other look. 

I've long ditched the cat winged liner, heavy clumped mascara from my college days and just very overbearing shades. This palette has very neutral colours so it's easy to blend them together and while the powder translucent too so its ideal for most skin tones I would say. 

I find it compliments my skin well despite being mixed race with olive skin so its wearable without making me appear to chalking looking. It's just nice for that extra bit of glow to your skin keeping your skin looking fresh and bright. 




Guerlain Heart catching Lipstick; Big sigh... yet another dreamy favourite. I just needed this lipstick too as well as the strobing palette and I am so glad I invested in this little treasure because it's such a lovely piece to have in my make up collection. 

I will be honest and say this lipstick - the design reminds me of Etude House's (South Korean brand) heart lipsticks. A lot of their products are very girly, pink and have cutesy designs too so I couldn't help but think back to their past collections. It's great moisture and lavishes your lips so perfectly. I refrain from using it too much just incase it loses the pretty heart shape!



Essie Nail Polishes; You know what, I'm actually quite late to the Essie party as I've only just started using this brand recently. Why? I got sick of Barry M and Sally Hansen. Sally Hansen is usually pretty good I find but certain polishes in shades I love chip quickly and Barry M is just a waste of time. I have to repaint all my nails the day after so I gave up on them. 

Essie has been doing me wonders recently and it lasts a full blown week which is amazing given with my job as well where it is fairly active and I'm using my hands all the time. I'm so in love with the shades too that I had to pick up "Ballet slippers" which is the milky light pink (I've used almost all of it now! But it requires many layers), "Spin the bottle" is the beautiful nude and I'm very much besotted with this shade and I find it compliments me very well. 

I do adore the darker shade "Bare with me" as its more of a plum than a pink I would say but I think I prefer the lighter colours much more as they're more girly and fitting for spring. I think I need all the colours in their collection though... gosh they're so pretty. I'm sorry I didn't start using Essie nail polishes sooner now! 







Have you picked any new beauty products up for spring? I’d also love to know your favourite finds.


XO

2 comments

  1. Nice post! I love Guerlains bronzers. They are my fave :)

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

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    1. Thank you! They're gorgeous aren't they! x

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