True: The beauty world goes into a frenzy when Kat Von D Beauty releases hot new products. In the past year, however, there have only been two products that really caught my eye. New liquid lipstick shade? I’m so over the matte liquid lipstick trend. Super colourful eyeshadow palette? Not my cup of tea. New concealer and setting powder? Yes, come to mama! Those are two items I am always willing to try. Enter the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème & Setting Powder. One I’m in love with, the other didn’t exceed my expectations.
I’ve been a terrible blogger – I missed my September favourites… tsk tsk! In saying that, I probably didn’t have too much to share, so this month’s favourites will be a combination of things I’ve been loving in the past two months. Is anyone else excited for the end of the year? Christmas and New Years are just around the corner, and November is my birthday month! I’m working on a gift-guide, so keep an eye out. Now, let’s get into the favourites!
Ah, Paris. Known as the City of Lights, but also as a city to fall in love with – and how could you not, with its twinkling lights and eternal elegance. Can so much beauty be captured in a scent? If anyone could do it – and do it well – it’s French fashion powerhouse YSL. After all, they know a thing or two about Paris. Riding off their Black Opium success, YSL’s newest offering Mon Paris*, offers a modern warm sweetness that is sure to enamour.
Although blushes are my favourite makeup item to collect, I’d have to say concealers come a close second. It doesn’t matter how many I have – as soon as a new concealer comes out I “need” to try it! So yes, they’re a little weakness of mine and I’m in constant need to try different formulas… Anyone else? Naturally, I was over the moon when I received the BECCA Aqua Luminous Perfecting Concealers* and I had to immediately put them to the test. It’s been a couple of weeks and I am ready to share my thoughts. Do you really need them? Read on to find out!
It’s August favourites time, and this month I have a nice mixture of new and old products I have been loving. Is anyone else getting ridiculously excited to start seeing all the holiday collections? I can’t wait! Now let’s see what’s made it in my favourites this month.
I was never a fan of stick foundations. I remember trying one in my early teenage years (when I started to get interested in makeup), and it wasn’t a good experience. The result was dry, cakey, just a big fat nope. So from then on, I instantly assumed all stick foundations would be the same and never bothered with them again. Not too different from when someone offers you food and you tell them “no thank you, I don’t like it”, but in reality you haven’t tried it before (sound familiar?). Lately I’m all for trying things I would have previously refused. Blame it on the triangular shape, its gorgeous hand-bag friendly packaging, or the fact that it’s from Hourglass… but I had to have the Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick!
I love blushes. I love highlighters. Put both together in a single, travel-friendly compact and you’re ought to have a winner! I was extremely excited when I saw the new BECCA Champagne Splits Shimmering Skin Perfector Mineral Blush Duos*, which serve up a hefty dose of pigmentation and luminosity. I really enjoyed the BECCA Champagne Collection Face Palette, so I had high expectations for the newest kids on the block. How did they measure up? My answer may not be what you expect.
The following statement sounds a little strange and unbelievable as I read it back. Here it is: lately I have been extremely good at not buying makeup. I’m talking about not buying new makeup for a few months… what?! While I did have a good streak, all the beautiful new launches became too much to pass up. A moment of weakness was bound to occur, and before I knew it, I was on the Sephora website. A few moments later I found myself browsing the Kylie Cosmetics website (another strange and unbelievable statement). The result? A glorious makeup haul!
It’s been a while since I’ve shared a bin full of empty products on the blog. I suck at remembering to keep my empties, but I have managed to stack up a little basket of products. There is skincare, makeup, and even a deodorant… yep! I love reading empties posts, and finding out if people would re-purchase those products, so I hope you enjoy snooping in my beauty trash!
Gulp… it’s August already. Mid-August to be more exact. I am struggling to comprehend where this year has gone, and why half of this month has already gone by! I was meant to post this weeks ago, but never got around to it and I wasn’t going to post it. But then I thought – why not? It might
encourage you to spend your money on things that you don’t need help you guys discover some new beauty treasures. So, here goes – my super late July Beauty Favourites – makeup and fragrance!