Monday, September 1

Camping Makeup

Camping Makeup

If you'd have told me a few years ago that I'd be taking a bag of makeup to a camping site, I'd have laughed. I've always thought that camping was a place to be at one with nature. The whole essence was to go and have fun; and to apply makeup reminded me of in the famous words, "aint nobody got time for that". However since I've become an all-round makeup addict (and have noticed how poopy I feel when I'm without it), I decided to take a small makeup bag with only one rule... A maximum of 5 items.

Because my skin has been going through a rough time lately, I brought along my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. I'm not going to rave on too much about this because you probably all know how much I love it by now. I also struggle to feel comfortable if I don't do my eyebrows. Trust me, brows make or break a face. To "put my brows on" as my dad says, I used the Soap & Glory Archery brow felt tip. I only recently bought this and is such a good felt tip brow pencil that's easy to use and apply. I'll also be having a review on this put up soon so make sure you stay tuned!

For eyes I took two products - the Bobbi Brown gel liner in Espresso Ink and the Rimmel Wonderfull mascara. I took a brown liner instead of black because it looks more natural and I didn't fancy walking around a campsite fully done-up. Mascara really is a girl's best friend so that was a no brainer. I also took MAC's Patisserie lipstick - a staple in my everyday makeup bag that gives my lips a fuller, plump look.

Sunday, August 31

August Favourites

August Favourites

Can we just notice how this time last year I was doing one of my first ever monthly favourites? If you want to see how my writing has changed, photography has changed or just a major flashback (Throwback Sunday, maybe?) then click here and it'll take you through. This month has been very good makeup-wise, with a few new additions and some forgotten gems.

The first thing I've been loving this month has been the Rimmel Wonderfull mascara. This is brand new at the moment and I love how it makes my lashes look so full and fluttery without feeling crispy. I've also been loving the Anastasia Brow Wiz, which I've now run out of. I hated this at first but since I started over with it again, it's been my eyebrow's best friend. 

For skin I've been loving the Simple moisturiser. I've been camping this week so I needed a quick & easy product that could put all of the moisture back into my skin. This is cheap and cheerful and makes my skin feeling so soft, plumped & fresh. Benefit's That Gal primer was a product that I reviewed here and I can safely say I'm still as in love with it now as I was then. I won't ramble on about this too much because I've already done that but if you're looking for a primer that makes your skin look radiant, this would be my choice.

I've been wearing two lip options this month, with one being MAC's Patisserie. This is my go-to everyday lipstick that is so easy to wear and apply. I pop this on in the morning and although it does require frequent top-ups, it makes my lips look fuller and my makeup pulled together. The other lip option I've loved is the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Hot Pepper. I also reviewed this and said its' staying power was incredible. It's so difficult to remove but looks gorgeous on the lips!

Friday, August 29

Best Lip Crayons

Best Lip Crayons

I've always said that if I ever were to get the opportunity to create my own makeup line, I'd definitely make something lip-related. I think they're so much fun and the possibilities of them are endless. Lately I've been really enjoying to wear lip crayons and of course, I have my preferences.

My favourite lip crayon of all-time is the Bourjois Colorboost in Fuschia Libre. I actually keep this in my mum's car because it's so easy to throw on when you need to dress up a little bit. This is a gorgeous fuschia pink shade as the name suggests and as with all of the shades in the range, the formulas are impeccable. They're opaque within a few swipes, easy to apply and super glossy. I've mentioned before that I'm not typically a big fan of glossy lipsticks but I've been loving them with tanned skin and a bit of highlighter.

Peach on the Beach was the other Colorboost I picked up last year and have been loving it ever since. This is a very light, baby pink that I don't think is peach at all. It looks lovely on both pale and tanned skin; something that is often difficult to find in a pink lip. The Revlon Colorburst (why do they sound so similar?) in Provocateur is one that I didn't expect to like. This is a super glossy bright red that looks amazing on pale skin.

What's your favourite lip crayon?
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