Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A very exciting airport purchase | Dior Addict Lipstick

I recently came back from a week away in Lanzarote and what an amazing week of relaxation it was. Seven days of sun, tapas and lots of reading, we were back at the airport waiting to catch a flight back to unusually sunny Britain, *sob*. As a final holiday treat to myself I decided I was going to buy something a little more high end that I wouldn't think about getting at home. After wandering around the duty free shop in Arrecife airport I decided with it's beautiful packaging and great shade selection that a Dior lipstick would be the way to go. A fair few swatches later I walked out of the shop with the Dior Addict Lipstick in Tout-Paris.

I'm in love with this lipstick. The texture is soft and creamy but not at all sticky and it has a decent lasting power on the lips. The colour I went for, Tout-Paris, is a sheer bright pink. I wanted something that I would wear everyday because even though it will be a 'special product' I wanted to make sure it wouldn't just sit in a drawer gathering dust. It works well on it's own and gives a sheen to the lips but I also love to use it on top of my Body Shop Lip Liner in Clover Pink, a my lips but better colour. I think it's the perfect product for summer and I can't wait to wear it on the daily!

I'd love to add more high end products to my collection so any recommendations would be much appreciated!

Dior Addict Lipstick | Tout-Paris

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Travel minis to make your heart melt

I'm going to sound like every blogger on the internet when I say I love minis. Not only do they look really cute and dinky but they drastically reduce the weight of my suitcase.

I'm going to start with one of the cutest things I'll be taking away with me, the Gillette Venus Snap Portable Razor. It's a normal sized razor head on a short stubby handle and comes in a small plastic case. Whoever invented this is a serious genius because it just makes so much sense. It's just as good to use as a normal razor but is 10 times cuter!

One thing that takes up an unnecessarily large amount of space is micellar water. It's big, it's bulky, but I can't live without it. So I've finally been organised and bought (or got my parents to buy because I'm too lazy) the mini Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. Although at the minute I'm using the micellar water from Simple, this one is just as good and will do a great job at taking off the makeup that doesn't disappear after I've used my Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter - another great product to travel with.

The Body Shop are great for minis and thanks to my advent calendar at Christmas I'm pretty stocked up. I have the Rainforest Radiance Shampoo, Coconut Shower Gel and Pink Grapefruit Hand Cream. They all smell amazing and work really well, what more can you ask for! I also have minis of both of my moisturisers which I got in the advent calendar - talk about luck, Vitamin E Moisture Cream and Oils of Life Sleeping Cream. I'm going to use them both up and if I change moisturisers I'll just wash out the pot and refill!

Something which I totally love is the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner. I don't use it normally but it is just what my hair needs after it's been battered with chlorine. I also like to take a mini Batiste Dry Shampoo just in case I don't go for a swim so don't need to wash my hair but want to refresh it a bit. my favourite scent is Tropical but Blush will do.

Other cute products I have in my bag are a Nivea Invisible Deodorant, Burts Bees Coconut and Pear Lip Balm, Soap and Glory Puffy Eye Attack Eye Cream and, of course, a toothbrush!

What's your favourite product for summer?

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Summer products that come out of hiding

I love winter, it's my favourite of the seasons but there's something about summer makeup that gets me excited. I love the bright colours and the glossy finishes that summery products give, although a high coverage matte base is what I'm all about.

The first product that comes out in the summertime is SPF. I know! I'm sorry! I should wear SPF all the time but I only ever remember when it's sunny outside. I'm currently using the Clarins UV Plus UV+ SPF50 neutral which I got free from a Sephora once upon a time. Because I always forget to wear it except in summer, it's one of the product that gets introduced back into my collection at this time every year. Another product that I've reintroduced into my collection is the L'Oreal Glam Bronze Cushion De Soleil. It's a really good product when you just want to give your face a natural bronze and give it some warmth. I use a stippling brush to apply this where I normally put my bronzer and it gives such a nice warmth to the face and makes me look a little more sun kissed. I'm totally loving it at the minute. 

Two years ago when I was in Florida I bought the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Tipsy and fell in total love. It's a beautiful coral/pink colour that is perfect for summer and has been a staple in my collection since I bought it. It can be quite easy to overdo it with this product as it's very pigmented but using just a little bit at a time means you can build up a gorgeous glow. I've been loving this blush when I use the Tanya Burr My Paradise palette on my eyes. Now last but not least the Clinique Pop Lipsticks in Melon Pop and Poppy Pop. Just look at these. Not only do the shades scream summer but the formula is so creamy they are perfect to wear when it's boiling hot outside. I'm not often brave enough to wear Poppy Pop but Melon Pop is so easy to wear, it's perfect for everyday.

Do you have any products that you get out of hiding when summer rolls around? Let me know!
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