Sunday, 8 September 2019

New In Beauty Products For Autumn

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Although I've found that it's been pretty slow on new releases recently, they're starting to pick back up again and I've spotted a fair few products that I want to try myself. I know it can be hard to keep track of new-in items, so I've collated my favourites from the start of the Autumn season to share with you today.

Milk Makeup have come out with some new pieces including a Flex Stick Foundation and Powder Highlighter which immediately made it onto my wishlist as soon as I spotted it. The brand really impressed me when I first tried them, but I'm loving that they're making products that are a little bit more varied as I prefer using higher coverage and powder products in the colder months. 

Physicians Formula is now available at Feel Unique so I'm super exited to snap up the Butter Skin Kissed Bronzer which I've been wanting since all the US bloggers spoke about it. It promises for a buildable, yet blendable finish, so I think it'd be great for Autumn. 

Charlotte Tilbury has to have a mention because their new releases have me (and many others!) swooning. I have high hopes for the Airbrush Flawless Foundation as I love all their bases that I've tried and the Magic Vanish, despite feeling a little bit late to the party, is a colour correcting concealer which I'm actually looking forward to giving a go. The Pillow Talk Diamonds is another product that I've considered treating myself too as I use the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks pretty much everyday, so a extra sparkly, hydrating option is always welcomed. 

After scouring the aisles of Superdrug, I spotted the Elf Jelly Highlighter and I regret not picking it up because upon swatching, it lasted on the back of my hand for hours on end. I'm not sure how new they are, but Elf have also recently come out with the Jelly Pop Range which is infused with watermelon for a subtle wash of colour. 



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Saturday, 7 September 2019

Is Liz Earle Worth The Hype?

Liz Earle Brand Review Favourites
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Liz Earle is a cult brand amongst many and for a very good reason too. Their simple, yet effective formulas with sleek, light blue packaging makes their products not only visually appealing, but they work well too! I've dabbled in Liz Earle from time to time over the years with varied results, but recently I've been trying out a handful of their products to review today. 

The first in the round up is the Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser*, the product I've spoken about before, as when I was younger my skin didn't like it too much despite being raved about by everyone at the time, but now my skin is a lot less sensitive, I've been thoroughly enjoying it. I definitely think this works a lot better with the muslin cloth as it means you don't have any residue left, so you're skin is ready to go in with a second cleanse. It gets rid of eye makeup without stinging them and I feel like it's kept my complexion feels a lot softer and smoother since using this again - I would 100% repurchase! 

I tried the Instant Boost Skin Tonic* several years ago too and I adored it from the get go, so to say I haven't had it in my clutches since then makes me sad. It's super simple in the way it feels as it doesn't feel any heavier than water, but the added aloe vera and cucumber definitely contribute to how refreshing and soothing it feels once applied. It's gentle, great for everyday use and to finish off your cleansing routine before moisturising. 

I'm not sure what I was expecting from the Balancing Gel Mask*, but it exceeded all my expectations. The texture is what makes it so unique as it feels thicker than a traditional gel mask, yet it doesn't feel oily to touch either. It sits on the skin working it's magic for five minutes before being wiped off to reveal a hydrated complexion. 

I'm very picky when it comes to moisturisers, both on my face and on my body. I want them to be lightweight enough to sink in quickly, but I still want them to deliver the right amount of hydration. The Skin Repair Moisturiser* just didn't tickle my fancy as much as I would have liked it to as although it left my complexion feeling soft and not greasy at all, it does need to be used with an extra dose of oil or serum underneath. 

The Skin Replenishing Body Balm* on the other hand really surprised me by how much I enjoyed using it. With a simple fragrance and a gentle formula, this is just good for everyday use or if you want to make sure your pins remain looking soft and smooth in the Summer/early Autumn. 

What products do you enjoy using from Liz Earle? 
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Thursday, 5 September 2019

Transitional Skincare Favourites



The transitional period between Summer and Autumn always makes my skin feel irritated, break out and look lacklustre. I feel that I've come a lot more prepared this year with my nourishing moisturisers and blemish banishing cleansers, so today I am sharing with you five of my must have skincare products for this time of the year. 

A physical exfoliator is essential for me at this time of the year as I tend to use them twice a week to get rid of any dry patches I have almost instantly as well as making my skin feel super clean too! The Pixi Peel and Polish* has been raved about on this blog before, but it's one of my favourites for helping to get my skin back into tip top condition as it's great to use in the morning as I find my foundation goes on a lot smoother. 

The Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Bright Serum* is the perfect addition to my routine as it is a great alternative if I don't want to use a manual exfoliation, but I need some extra help when it comes to perking up my complexion and smoothing the skin. This has a thick gel texture that sinks into the skin super quickly, but gets to work overnight, so wake up with your skin looking calmer and feeling softer. 

Usually I reach for a face oil when my skin feels dehydrated, but the Fresh Deep Rose Serum* is a great alternative as it's lightweight, feels like water on the skin and still super nourishing. Although it's my second serum of my skincare routine, it feels and acts a lot different to the Glow Recipe offering and works great as an extra boost underneath my moisturiser. 

Talking of moisturiser, the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream* has well and truly been promoted to holy grail league at the moment as it's saved my skin on several occasions. The ultra-thick, luxurious formula feels like it'll leave a heavy residue, but it just doesn't. It doesn't irritate my skin, in fact it sinks in quickly and I wake up with super soft and noticeable smoother complexion. 

It doesn't stop there as there is an area that I tend to neglect the most and that's my lips! The Girl, Undiscovered Pink Skies* lip balm is great as it transforms into an oil upon application and makes my lips feel as good as new from the first swipe. 

What are your favourite transitional skincare products? 
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Monday, 2 September 2019

5 Things I've Added To My September To-Do List

September is here! Although I'm happy that it won't be long until I'm looking for pine cones, going for my annual pumpkin patch visit and wrapping up warm, it definitely feels like the Summer went by super quick. I'm sad to say goodbye to the lighter evenings and the warmer days, but here are five things I've added to my September to-do list. 

Embrace The Love For Autumn | I absolutely love Autumn if you didn't already know. The morning feels crisp and fresh, conkers start to scatter themselves on the floor and it's acceptable to feel cosy in layers of jumpers. With my birthday coming up in early October, Tom's later the same month, I've got a lot to look forward to over the next couple of months, so I want to embrace every second. 

Plan A Festive Getaway | Our planning for our September holiday didn't go to plan, so we've decided to stay in the UK and decide where we want to go depending on where has good weather which I'm super excited about. Not going away abroad, has meant that we can plan a festive trip instead to visit a European city and it's Christmas markets - at the moment we're thinking Budapest or Krakow. 

Bake More | GBBO is back! I'm so excited and I can myself getting more invested in this series, but I need to bake more so I have an excuse to eat all the tasty snacks whilst it's on. It's the perfect programme when you want to settle down and feel cosy in the evening!

Continue At-Home Workouts | The recent heatwave has made it hard for me to work out from home without sweating buckets, so I've been giving it a miss and instead spending all my workout time outside. I want to get back into morning yoga and regular HIIT routines. 

Pick Up Some New Pieces | I've got lots of my wishlist at the moment as I had a wardrobe sort out the other month, giving away and selling lots of the clothes that no longer suit or fit me. I've done a transitional wardrobe wishlist a couple of days ago, but there's lots of pieces I want to pick up for the next few months. 

What is on your September to-do list? 
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