Thursday, 25 May 2017

My current night time skincare routine

Even though I consider myself a skincare enthusiast and someone who loves trying new products I don't talk very often about it on my blog. Reason being I like to stick to certain routines for at least 4, 5 weeks before changing something up or swapping to new products, as this way I know exactly how my skin reacts to everything and if the products are working well for me. I also don't like to use too many products at once for the same reason.
For over a month I tested Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy range which I used morning and evening, after that time I decided to use these products only in the morning as they're absolutely perfect for that thanks to their lightweight formulas and have introduced some new products into my evening skincare routine. I started slowly testing new products just to be sure I don't have any bad reaction to any of them and at this moment I have completely swapped to these ones for my evening regime.
 
Night time skincare routine fo rmature skin
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Monday, 22 May 2017

Zoeva Basic Moment Collection

If you're a regular reader of my blog then you know that I am a big fan of Zoeva eyeshadow palettes and even though I resisted buying one of their latest palette Sweet Glamour because I knew I wouldn't use the pastel shades often enough to justify adding another palette to my ridiculously big collection, I couldn't resist getting the newest Zoeva Basic Moment palettes.
Both of them look just beautiful with neutral shades, perfect for everyday and the aesthetic packaging definitely sucked me in. So one day casually browsing Beauty Bay website, as you do when you're a beauty junkie, these palettes fell into my online basket and with a blink of my eye the checkout was completed, haha!
And here I am today to share with you my thoughts on these palettes.
 
Zoeva Basic Moment Collection
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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Tarte Maneater Makeup Collection from QVC, the set you don't want to miss

Tarte is a brand that all the beauty junkies from this side of The Atlantic had to admire from afar for the longest time. But finally we're able to get our hands on most of their products because not only Tarte website ships internationally but also QVC website stocks a wide selection of their products.
I've tried a few bits from the brand over the last couple of years but of course I've been tempted to try more, not that I actually need any new piece of makeup, LOL!
When QVC had the TSV offer (Today's Special Value) on the Tarte Maneater Makeup Collection a  few weeks ago I just couldn't resist a little treat to myself.
I wasn't planning on reviewing the set on my blog, mostly because it sold out within a few days but recently I noticed that it went back in stock on the website and I just needed to tell you about it because, in my opinion, it's brilliant.
(Update: unfortunately on the day of publishing the post most of the available shades of the foundations are out of stock again, but keep an eyes on the website as they should be restocking the set).
 
Tarte Maneater Makeup Collection from QVC
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Monday, 15 May 2017

My current favourite concealers, recomendations for dry/dehydrated/mature skin

Starting with a funny story, concealers were the reason this blog was born :) It was almost 4 years ago, I had a small baby and a two year old, good night sleep was a distant memory and my eyes looked less then perfect. I was using foundation and some other makeup at that time but because I never had much issue with breakouts I never used concealers so I turned to uncle Google to find out 'how to cover dark circles' and that's how I discovered the whole world of beauty blogging and YouTube videos. Some months later, after spending endless hours of reading other people's blogs, I decided to create my own. And the rest is history, as they say :)

Best under eye concealers for dry/mature skin
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Thursday, 11 May 2017

Trialling some drugstore liquid lipsticks

I don't know about you but I want my lipsticks to be very pigmented, opaque and ideally long lasting. I don't really enjoy sheer finishes which don't survive even my morning coffee. So liquid lipsticks are one of my favourite formulas as they're usually pretty long wearing. But they also can be quite drying, especially those with true matte finish, and these are a big 'no-no' from me too. Not too much to please me, is there? LOL!
Today I want to share with you some liquid lipsticks from 3 different drugstore brands which not only are well pigmented and fairly long lasting but also comfortable on the lips.
 
GOSH Liquid Matte Lips, The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid Lipstick, Bourjois Rouge Laque
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Monday, 8 May 2017

New makeup releases from Maybelline

Testing out new makeup products is one of my favourite things to do (alongside skincare) and I guess that's the reason why my collection is so out of control :) Trying out new makeup with the hope it will be the next best thing, seeing how it compares to other products from the same category is exciting and fun so, although I don't need anything new I can't help but keep getting some new products every month.
I bought a few things over the last weeks and I want to share with you my thoughts on them so you can decide if they're worth your money. Today I will focus on some new releases from Maybelline because there have been quite  a few new additions to their range lately.
 
Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation, Maybelline Super Stay Primer, Maybelline The Eraser Eye Brightener, Maybelline Master Color Bronze and Highlighting palette

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Collection - the perfect drink for your thirsty skin

Perricone MD is a luxurious skincare brand, with also a small makeup range in their offer (their No Foundation Foundation is one of my favourite light coverage with high SPF base products) which I've had the pleasure to discover last year and try their OVM Day Treatment.
Recently I was kindly sent to review their newest range of products, the H2 Elemental Energy Collection. I've been using all the products for the last month and I'm ready to report on how I got on with them.
 
PerriconeMD H2 Elemental Energy range
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Monday, 1 May 2017

Latest beauty favourites

Not every month I have a handful of well loved, new products to share with you but April, my birthday month, brought me some new things to play with (check my birthday haul) which have quickly become some of my favourites, so here I am today talking about my latest most loved products. It was very hard to narrow them down as I've been trying quite a few skincare and makeup products and most of them have impressed me (keep an eye on my Thursday post when I will be sharing my new skincare routine) but at the end I've made the picks.
 
April beauty favourites
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