Spring Makeup Look

I love Spring makeup. I love having a lighter base, I love looking more glowy and radiant.

BUT, skincare is just as important when trying to achieve a dewy, glowy makeup look.

And, as much as I love A/W makeup, by the time Spring comes around, I am SO ready for a switch up of my makeup bag.

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The primer I am using at the minute is the Barry M Flawless Correcting Primer. This is super hydrating, hides any redness and really evens my skin tone. My skin is left feeling dry and dull after the colder months, so I am up for anything that will help hydrate and make it so much easier to apply my makeup.

The foundation that I am obsessing over right now and is perfect for this time of year, is the NARS Natural Radiant Longwear foundation and it goes beautifully with the L’Oreal primer! I am also loving the It Cosmetics CC Cream – it is so god damn good. Super hydrating, glowy, and insane coverage, what more do you want?

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To cover any blemishes,  I use the NARS Soft Matte Concealer. This is nowhere near as matte as it sounds, and I am so glad I decided to give this a try. It has the perfect formula and the right amount of coverage to cover blemishes or any redness that I’ve got going on (most of the time). And again, not too heavy on the skin. I use this with a damp beauty blender so that it doesn’t cling to any dry areas, or I find it blends really well with fingers.

Under my eyes, I use the Maybelline Eraser Eye Brightener. This is super light on the skin, and is the only product I have found that doesn’t crease under my eyes! It has a very sheer amount of coverage but really does brighten. It’s very similar to the YSL Touché Eclat, so if you’re looking for a good dupe for that…

I have a new favourite bronzer. I put down my beloved Benefit Hoola, and I picked up the NARS Laguna Bronzer in Rome in January and I have used it everyday since. It blends like an absolute dream and is the perfect shade for me. It doesn’t look muddy or too warm toned. I LOVE IT. I wish I had gotten this sooner.

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For blush and highlight, I have been using the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Peonies Please Blush/Highlighter. This is the perfect product for Spring and is crazyyyy pigmented – you need to try it!

For brows, I use my trusty Fleur De Force x Eylure Brow Define Pencil in the shade medium. This is all I use on my brows these days. Doesn’t smudge, and stays in place all day!

For eyeshadow, I have been using the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. You can create so many different looks with this palette. You honestly can’t go wrong.

Tanya Burr Selfie Lash is my new favourite mascara. I am so fussy with mascara’s, but I’d heard so many great things about it and I saw it was on offer in Superdrug so I had to give it ago. Let’s just say, I’m going back to buy a load more while they’re on offer. It is insanely good – very similar to the YSL Babydoll mascara.

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The cold Winter months have absolutely ruined my lips. They are so dry and cracked that all I have been putting on them at the minute is Carmex (preferably the Mint one) and it seems to be working a treat. I can’t wait to be able to wear lipstick again!

Anybody else completely ready for Spring and Summer? Winter is my absolute FAVE, but I am so ready for a bit of sunshine.

What your go-to Spring makeup picks?

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Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette – Review and Swatches!

I’m sure by now you all know what this palette looks like, and most of you probably already own it but I couldn’t not dedicate a whole post to one of the most talked about palettes of the year.

This palette had been so hyped up (with good reason), and I’m not normally one to jump on the band wagon straight away, especially with eyeshadow palettes because I already own so many that I really have to justify needing wanting a new palette to add to my ever-growing collection.

I fell in love with the shades in this palette instantly, they are completely me and it was kinda inevitable that sooner or later I was gonna give in and buy it. I don’t actually have a palette like this, I have a few similar shades but most of them are unique to the rest of my collection. I’m also in love with the packaging! I know a few people have said it looks quite tacky but I LOVE it! It’s so retro and is something so different to the rest of the Naked palettes!

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Although the palette was released as a Summer launch, I couldn’t help but feel slightly Autumnal when looking at it! The shades are great for all year round, but to me, warm tones and deep reds, coppers and burgundy just screams Autumn and Winter! I got this palette about 6 weeks ago and have used it everyday, and I just know that this palette will carry me through to the New Year too! I can’t wait to pair it with a deep red or burgundy lip, and create some gorgeous makeup looks for the Christmas season.

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So, onto the what I think of the actual product…

The Urban Decay Naked palettes were some of the first I ever owned, and are kinda what made me fall in love with makeup in the first place, so I will always have a bit of a soft spot for them. However, since then the world of makeup has completely grown and expanded that products and brands have improved and things have naturally just gotten better, that I just tend to reach for other palettes over the first few Naked palettes. I still like them, but there are just better quality products out there, and they did tend to have a dudd shade or two.. BUT, this one has completely changed the game. All of the shades are creamy and buttery and blend like an absolute dream. The matte shades aren’t chalky or lack pigmentation, and there isn’t too much fall out from the shimmer shades. I can’t fault them at all in terms of formulation and pigmentation, and even though the palette is completely warm-toned, there are a good variety of shades, and a nice mix of matte and shimmer shades, too.

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Shades from left to right;

  • Ounce
  • Chaser
  • Sauced
  • Low Blow
  • Lumbre
  • He Devil
  • Dirty Talk
  • Scorched
  • Cayenne
  • En Fuego
  • Ashes
  • Ember

The only negative thing I have to say about this product, is that I think it is lacking a pale gold shimmer shade, to use as an inner corner/brow-bone highlight and to break up the darker shades a bit. BUT, other than that, I cannot fault this palette at all and I can see me getting alooooot of use out of it!

I love this palette, and would most definitely recommend it!

If any of you guys have this palette, let me know your thoughts on it too!

Buy the palette here.

May Faves!

Hey everyone!

Wow. It has been soooo long since I did a monthly faves… This may be a slightly longer favourites post as it has been quite a while since my last one, and apologies for it being slightly late. So, let’s get stuck in!

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I have really been loving the Clinique 2-in-1 Beyond Perfection foundation. My Mum used this and couldn’t stop raving about it, so I thought I’d give it a try myself. I went to my local boots, where I got matched up and given a sample to try before I buy. I tried it the next day and knew I needed to buy it. I got this in the shade 2, Alabaster. The applicator for this foundation is more concealer-like, with a large dofer applicator. I really like this as it isn’t messy and applies super quick and easily. I find it blends best with a damp beauty blender, and it gives a medium, but buildable coverage. It evens out skin tone really nicely, and gives a demi-matte finish. It lasts such a long time, and doesn’t transfer as easily as other foundations do. A little really does go a long way with this, and I have been reaching for it a lot. I’m not all that into foundations at the minute, and besides tinted moisturisers and BB creams, this is the only one that seems to be working well for my skin right now!

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I’m not really into heavy or full coverage finishes, however… The Urban Decay NAKED concealer is an absolute god-send when it comes to covering up really bad spots and blemishes. It is super full-coverage, but isn’t heavy looking or cakey at all! It also doesn’t wear as easily. Some other concealers tend to wear and rub off, particularly in more oily areas – which is where I usually get spots (my chin) and this seems to last all day. LOVE.

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The next product is a powder foundation. I have never tried one of these before, but I had heard such amazing things that I had to give it a go. This is the Pixi Colour Correcting Powder Foundation. I am absolutely in love with this! It is perfect when I have a very light-coverage base on underneath as this just evens out my skin tone a little more, keeping the oil at bay and keeps my makeup in place all day. As you can see from the photo, I dropped it and it smashed into a million pieces. It isn’t a massive issue as I can still use it, but whenever I put my brush into the pan, it just ends up going everywhere, so I need to pick up a new one!

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My next favourite is a mascara. When this first came out, everybody loved it and I absolutely hated it, I just couldn’t get on with it and I don’t know why – maybe I had a dodgy one? But now, I use the Maybelline Lash Sensational almost every single day. It lengthens and volumizes my lashes, making them look crazyyyy long! I also really like this for bottom lashes too. It does give lashes that slightly clumpy look, not massively, but if you’re not into that then this isn’t for you. BUT, if you love that clumped together look, then you will absolutely love this mascara! I will continue to repurchase this over and over…

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I’m not all that venturous when it comes to brows. I find brows that much of a faff that when I find a product I’m happy with and enjoy using, I just kind of stick with it. But somebody recommended the Sleek Brow Kit and I thought it was about time I tried something new on my brows, and now, I genuinely don’t think I will use anything else to fill them in! I have it in the shade Dark, and Light, and the lighter one seems to be working a little better now that my hair is also lighter. I apply the wax first, using my Zoeva Brow Line brush, starting on the edges and outside of my brow, working my way in and then fill them in, using less product at the front. I then go over them in the powder to help add a bit more colour, set them and keep them in place. It is super easy and still keeps brows looking quite natural, which I love.

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The Max Factor Creme Bronzer in Light Gold is a new discovery and one I think is the perfect addition to my makeup  bag for Summer! This gives the most gorgeous glow to the skin and such a lovely shade, not too warm, nor cool toned. It is great to use all over the face and for adding a little bit of depth, and the teeniest bit of shimmer. Perfect for giving you that subtle, summer glow!

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My final favourite is a perfume. Perfume is something I am SO fussy and particular with; I go from one extreme to the other. From really dark, heavy and woody scents, to really light, soft, and fresh. For my birthday, Jake bought me a bottle of Jo Malone in the scent Mimosa and Cardamom. Oh. My. God. It is insane. It’s a really lightweight, and fresh scent, with slighter warmer, woodier undertones. It is great for all year round, but is particularly lovely during these gorgeous summer evening’s we have been having lately. This lasts all day, and I already know that I will be repurchasing this! I have also tried out Pomegranate Noir, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Blackberry & Bay and Myrhh & Tonka, so I am SO torn as to which one to buy next as they are all so beautiful. Jo Malone products are perfect for gift ideas, and are such a luxurious product to own.

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That is all for my May Faves. I hope you enjoyed. If you have tried any of these products, let me know!

Meg x

 

May Favourites!

Hello lovelies! It’s that time of year where it is all about the fresh, dewy looking skin and LOTS of highlight – MY FAVE.

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First of all, I have been loving the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. This is an old favourite of mine and is perfect for this time of year. It has low to medium coverage but gives your skin that super healthy, dewy look. I use this on it’s own or mix it with another foundation to give a bit more of a glow. It has a really lightweight formula so it is ideal for those warmer days that are we are starting to see a lot more of lately! This is an absolute must for everybody’s summer makeup bag, and as you can see from the state of the packaging, mine is very, very well loved.

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I have never really been that into highlighter until recently. As I mentioned in my high-end haul, I recently bought the Urban Decay Afterglow highlighter in the shade Sin. Oh my goodness. This is such a pretty highlight and gives the most luminous, glowy look without looking too shiny and oily, which I find a lot of highlighters do seem to do. It is a pale champagne colour with iridescent shimmer running through it. I love this and I am dying to try out the rest of the highlighters in the Urban Decay Afterglow collection.

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The Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette is another eye shadow palette that I have been well and truly obsessed with this month! I cannot describe how much I love this palette. It has the perfect variety of matte and shimmer shades, allowing you to create so many different looks with this palette. All of the eye shadows are really pigmented and really easy to blend, lasting all day long! The chocolate scent of this palette is absolutely incredible and the packaging is super cute too! The Sweet Peaches Palette is most definitely the next thing on my never-ending list of ‘things to buy’.

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The Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Polish’s are something else I have been lusting over this month. I have never really been that into nails, I just don’t have the patience waiting for them to dry blah blah blah. But, when I saw the new Coconut Infusion range by Barry M, there were so many gorgeous shades that I had to get a couple. I picked up the shade Laguna which is a lovely pastel blue shade, perfect for this time of year. I also got the shade Surfboard which is a dusky pink shade with mauve undertones. These nail polishes are really pigmented and super long-lasting. I will definitely be purchasing more from this range!

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The Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner in the shade 005 Nude is a fairly new discovery, but one that has soon found its way into my everyday makeup routine. I apply this to my top and bottom waterlines and this really helps to brighten and widen up my eyes. It lasts a really long time and is waterproof, what else do you need from an eyeliner?

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My final favourite is another Rimmel product. This is the Kate Moss Sculpting Palette in the shade 003 Golden Bronze. The thing that I particularly like about this palette is the blusher. I do like the contour shade and the highlighter too, but the blusher is just stunning. It looks quite bright in the pan but just gives your cheeks the perfect flush of colour with a gorgeous rose gold shimmer running through it.

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That is it for my May Favourites, I hope you have enjoyed this post! Let me know what you have been loving recently and if you can think of anything I might like to try out!

Don’t forget to like and follow! xo

Links and prices below;

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation £8.99

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin £19

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette £39

Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paint £4.99

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner in 005 Nude £3.99

Rimmel Kate Moss Sculpting Palette in 003 Golden Bronze £6.99

 

 

High-End Haul

Over the past few weeks, I have picked up a few beauty bits and pieces that are more high-end as opposed to drugstore. I did a cheeky Space NK online order and picked up a few bits from Debenhams and Selfridges.

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First of all, I ordered two things from Space NK that I have wanted for such a long time, but always hesitated in buying them. However, I decided to just go for it, and I am SO glad that I did. I ordered the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in the shade Medium.

Oh. My. Goodness. I cannot explain how amazing this product is. It is completely different to a bronzer and any other contour products that I have used. It has quite a grey undertone to it as opposed to more brown and orange, making it the perfect contour shade. This immediately made it into my everyday makeup bag and I have been using it every single day for the past three weeks.

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The next thing I purchased from Space NK was one of the oh-so famous, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders in Luminous Light. I went into Space NK when I went to the Glamour Beauty Festival back in March and didn’t pick one up and I instantly regretted it. I am so, so happy with this powder. This is perfect for keeping oil and shine at bay, yet doesn’t make your skin look flat or matte, it gives it a really lovely luminous, glowy look. I think Dim Light is going to be next on my list…

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From Debenhams, I picked up the Too Faced Chocolate Bar eye shadow palette. I was a bit reluctant at first because I had never tried anything from Too Faced before but I am so glad that I bought it. This has the perfect variety of shades, both matte and shimmer and is so versatile, you can create so many different looks from this palette! It smells absolutely amazing too (like chocolate). This palette has completely taken over my Urban Decay NAKED Palettes and I cannot wait to add more Too Faced products to my collection, the Sweet Peaches Palette is going to be next I think.

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From Selfridges, I picked up the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. The ladies at the CT counter were so lovely and super friendly and complimented me on my own makeup  (how lovely of them!) before matching me to find the right shade for me (shade 4). I love the packaging of the foundation and the formulation of it is gorgeous. I have found that the best way to apply the foundation is with a very damp beauty blender and it gives a flawless, demi-matte finish to your skin.

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Spring and Summer is the perfect time to add a lot more highlighter into your makeup routine. I saw the new Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighters and I knew immediately that I needed one. I chose the shade Sin as I think it best suits my skin tone. It isn’t too in your face and gives your skin a gorgeous glowy finish. It is super pigmented and there is zero fall-out from this product. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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I also picked up a lipstick from MAC and I got the shade Whirl. I love the consistency and the formulation of the MAC lipsticks, particularly the matte ones as they last a really long time and don’t dry out my lips! Whirl is quite a dark nude, with brown and mauve undertones to it. It is quite different to the typical nude lipstick, and is actually quite similar to Persistence, also by MAC, although it is slightly less bold and dramatic.

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That is everything from my high-end haul. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have tried any of the products that I have mentioned or if you have any recommendations for me!

Links and prices below;

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light £38

Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Medium £35

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette £39

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation £29.50

Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter in Sin £19

MAC Lipstick in Whirl £15.50

Valentines Day Makeup Look

Valentines day is right around the corner, and I have the perfect look that will suit whatever it is you have planned, whether that’s going out with your other half, or a night out with your girls! This look is going to be all about the lips, with a very neutral eye shadow look, along with a cat-eye flick.

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You should prime your face before applying the rest of your makeup in order to keep everything in place all day and night. The primer that I use is the L’Oreal Mattifying Primer. Not only does this keep your makeup in place, it reduces oil and shine.

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Bourjois City Radiance is the perfect foundation for this look. It’s very lightweight and gives your skin a very glowing and luminous finish, without looking oily. It makes your complexion look very natural and radiant and just makes it look like your skin, but better! This foundation blends beautifully, and I prefer the finish of it when I apply it with my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge.

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The next product will come as no surprise, and this is my beloved Collection Lasting Perfection concealer to cover any dark circles under my eyes. I then go over this with the L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer Pen in the shade Light 1. This is a great dupe for the Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat. I also use this to highlight my face; cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and in the middle of my forehead.

 

To contour, the Clinique Contour Chubby Stick is perfect! I apply this by drawing a line along the hollows of my cheeks and blend it in with a beauty blender. This gives a lot more depth and definition to my cheekbones, and I will then go over this with my L’Oreal Glam Bronze bronzer. This bronzer is very natural looking and is quite subtle.

I will then take the Revlon Highlighting palette and apply this to the apples of my cheeks to add a flush of colour.

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Next, is the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I apply this to my t-zone to prevent any oil and shine and add this under my eyes to help set my concealer.

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I use the Soap and Glory Archery pencil to fill in my eyebrows and use the clear gel at the other end to help keep them in place. This product makes filling in eyebrows so easy and makes them look so natural!

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For eye shadow, I am using the original Urban Decay NAKED Palette. I use the shade ‘Sin’ all over the lid and as a brow bone highlight. I then use the shade ‘Naked’ in my crease and from the middle of my eyelid, outwards. To add a bit of depth and definition, I then take the shade ‘Buck’ through my crease and ‘Darkhorse’ in my outer V.  To create a cat-eye flick, I am using the L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim. This makes it so easy to do and is great for precision.

 

For mascara, I am loving the Maybelline ‘The Falsies Push Up Drama’ mascara. This is the perfect mascara for when you haven’t got a lot of eye make up on as it really gives a false lash effect, making your eyelashes look fuller and more voluminous.

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Finally, for lips. Valentines day is about all things red, so of course, this is going to be a red lipstick. Firstly, I line my lips to stop any bleeding from the lipstick, and the lip liner that I will be using is ‘Red Dynamite’ by Rimmel. The lipstick that I am going to be using is ‘Russian Red’ by Mac. This is the perfect shade of red and gives a matte finish, making it last a very long time and is not at all drying!

That is my Valentines Day makeup look and I hope you enjoyed this post!

Links and prices below;

L’Oreal Primer £7.99

Bourjois City Radiance Foundation £9.99

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.19

L’Oreal Lumi Magique Concealer Pen £8.49

Clinique Contour Chubby Stick £19

L’Oreal Glam Bronze Bronzer £7.99

Revlon Highlighting Palette £9.99

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder £3.99

Soap and Glory Archery Pencil £10

L’Oreal Superliner Perfect Slim £6.99

Urban Decay NAKED Palette £38.50

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara £7.99 (now £5.99)

Rimmel Lipliner £2.99

Mac Russian Red Lipstick £15.50

2015 Favourites

I cannot believe that we are in 2016 already, 2015 has absolutely flown by!

So, here are the things that I have been loving throughout 2015.

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First, is something that I have been using every single day for about 6 weeks. This is the L’Oreal Infallible 24H Foundation. This is a medium to full coverage foundation and blends beautifully. The pigmentation is great and it really does last all day! I find that I don’t have to powder as much when I use this foundation and I think it is a really good, cheaper alternative to NARS Sheer Glow. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

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My next favourite is something that goes alongside the L’Oreal Infallible Foundation, and this is the L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer. I have only been using this for a week or so, but it is such an amazing product that I had to include it! I find it really hard to find a product that helps control oil and shine, and this is absolutely does the trick! You only need to apply a small amount; a little really does go along way!

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Something else that I have only been using for around a week, is the Liz Earle Radiant Skin Classics gift set. This gift set includes the oh-so-famous Cleanse and Polish, Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer and the Superskin Moisturiser. I have been using the Cleanse and Polish every night to remove my makeup and to freshen up my skin in the mornings, and even after a week, I can honestly say that I can notice the difference. It leaves my skin feeling clean and hydrated and this has now become a staple in my everyday skincare routine and I will 100% be repurchasing! I don’t know how I ever managed without it! The Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer is also amazing; this really wakes up your skin and makes you feel refreshed and awake. The Superskin Moisturiser has become my go-to moisturiser. I really struggle finding a moisturiser that I like and that suits my skin, and I have finally found it! I have been using this morning and evening and along with the other two products, it has a very fresh and refreshing, almost minty scent to it. I will most definitely be repurchasing all of these products!

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Another thing that I have been loving this month is the Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner. I have used this before and loved it, but it seemed to have lost its way among the many other eyeliners that I have. This eyeliner is so easy to use and is very pigmented; a lot of eyeliners tend to fade and lose their colour but this one stays the same throughout the day. As you have probably already guessed by the name of the eyeliner, its main purpose is for the cat-eye look. This is something that all girls have struggled with at some point (if you haven’t, you’re lying) and this product just makes the process go a lot smoother and simpler. I find that it doesn’t smudge and lasts me all day. This product is an absolute must!

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Two products that I have been loving are from The Body Shop. These are the Drops of Youth Eye Concentrate and the Nutriganics Smoothing Serum. I have been using these products morning and evening for around 6 weeks now and they have made such a huge difference to my skin. The eye concentrate really moisturises and hydrates around my eyes, reducing the amount of puffiness and making my eyes look a lot more awake. The serum has also helped revitalise the condition of my skin and I use it as a pre-moisturiser. I mainly bought this to help fight the first signs of ageing; I know I am only 18, but I have always been told to start this early! Both of the products are now a staple in my skincare routine and I will be repurchasing these along with other products from the same ranges!

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A lipstick that I have been wearing pretty much everyday for the past month, is Mac’s Velvet Teddy. I love this lipstick as it is a matte shade and it does not dry out lips as some others tend to do. It is a lovely nude shade with a warm, brown undertone to it, making it the perfect colour for the colder months and it goes with almost everything! This has become my go-to lipstick and I am already thinking of buying a back-up!

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I have also been loving the Urban Decay NAKED 2 palette. I have been wearing this palette every day since I bought it around 4 months ago. It has a mixture of matte and shimmer shades, making it perfect for every occasion. The eye shadows are so pigmented and they blend like an absolute dream, lasting all day. I have very recently got the original NAKED palette and I have been loving it so far. I haven’t had chance to try it out as much as I would like, but if NAKED 2 is anything to go by, I am guaranteed to love it!

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I have two hair favourites that have been an absolute saviour to me this year. First of all is OGX. I have tried the majority of their shampoos, conditioners and treatments and I love them all. They all seem to have done wonders to my hair, particularly the Coconut Milk. My second hair favourite is Lee Stafford’s Coco Loco Coconut Mask. This has also helped my hair massively, getting it back to being soft and silky after many years worth of damage. Since using these products, my hair seems to have grown, gotten thicker and the condition of it has improved SO much. I think I will struggle finding other hair brands as good as these.

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The perfumes that I have been loving are Marc Jacob’s Daisy Dream and Paco Rabanne’s Olympea. These are two completely different scents but they are both so goregous! I have already mentioned Daisy Dream in a previous post, but it has such a fresh, floral scent to it without it being to overpowering. Olympea is a much more powerful scent and is very feminine and floral with hints of vanilla, but it is just the right amount. I only just got this perfume but I am obsessed with it, so I had to include it! The packaging to both products are beautiful which makes it even better! And of course, Olympea is rose gold…

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I have never really been that into candles but over the last few months I have become obsessed! There’s just something about having a candle lit during Christmas and Winter that makes is so much warmer and cosier. I have been loving the whole Yankee Candle Christmas Collection and I think I pretty much own the whole lot now! I have three small jars; Sparkling Cinnamon, Cosy by the Fire and Sparkling Snow. And many of the votive sizes, some Christmas, some not; Sunlight on Snow, Cinnamon Stick, Snowflake Cookie, Cosy by the Fire (again), Fireside Treats, Candy Cane Lane, Frosted Snow, Vanilla Cupcake, Fluffy Towels, Pink Grapefruit, Champaca Blossom and Snow in Love. I love all of these and even though some of these are Christmassy, I will be burning these all year round!

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And finally, Lush. Lush is something that I have been completely and utterly obsessed with all year round, in particularly, their limited edition Christmas stock. I just find that all of their products are perfect for a bit of relaxation and pampering, especially during the colder months. I think I have enough of their Christmas products to last me until next year. I definitely went just a little bit overboard in their post-Christmas sales – oh well! I am also awaiting two Lush deliveries (oops). I’m not going to list every single product that I love because it would take me forever!

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I hope you enjoyed my 2015 favourites and I wish you all a happy and healthy 2016.

Happy New Year!

XO