Friday, 28 February 2014

SANCTUARY SKINCARE


Sanctuary is a brand that I associate with pampering, and I never really tried their skin care until a few months ago, despite the fact that I've known about them for years and have already tried a large variety of body items. So far, three products have been rotating into my routine and I love every one.

Each of the above retails at £10.50, but they're usually on some kind of offer. The price point is the middle range for the 'drugstore' so to speak. They're not dirt cheap nor bank breaking - just very reasonable.

The first item I tried was the the 5 Minute Thermal Detox Mask. I'm running very low on this which makes me quite sad, because I've never found a product quite like it. It leaves my skin soft, smooth and looking very clarified, whilst warming as it is applied. For a Sunday night treat, this is my favourite. It even comes in little sachets which are perfect for sleepovers or trying before you commit to the full price.

The more recent addition was the Radiance Exfoliator. Everyone may be going crazy over AHA toners but I do love a good scrub now and then. This one is probably the best I've tried, as it is not too harsh nor too soft. It feels refreshing on the skin, and contains many fruit extracts that give it a gorgeous zingy freshly-squeezed lemon scent. It doesn't break me out or contain any unnecessary beads that burst, just a good ol' no frills exfoliator. Yummy.

I've tried the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser, but the winner of the battle goes to the Sanctuary Polishing Hot Cloth Cleanser offering. I hold my nose a little when applying because the herbal scent is not my favourite, but the results are great. It takes little effort to massage into the skin and has a strange texture but I've almost finished the tube, so I think that's enough to say it hasn't put me off. It removes makeup (even waterproof mascara) super well, just be careful not to get it in your eyes. I've been there, done that and got the t-shirt.

Megan x

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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

MY FAVOURITE LIP BALM


I think I need rehab for buying lip balms. Honestly, I don't need twenty but yet I cannot contain myself from purchasing more... what a dilemma I have on my hands. But, if there is one that I can always rely on, it is the Nivea Pure & Natural Milk and Honey Lip Balm. This is my second tube of the stuff and although I've briefly mentioned it in a few posts, I've never given it the full attention it deserves.

I have only recently reunited my relationship with this product. We were apart for so long as I never got round to repurchasing, so when my friend Lauren got me one for Christmas, I actually began to hyperventilate and gave her the biggest hug. I know, it's the little things.

The formula is very thick and creamy, with a faint honey scent. I personally love the way it smells, but it is definitely each to their own as my mum cannot stand it. I like to apply this religiously before bed, and throughout the day as required. Lip balm is in every handbag I own, because without it, my lips become flaky and dry, especially at this time of year.

There's not much else to say about this really. To summarise, it does everything I require a lip balm to do: moisturise, smell good, be purse friendly (around £2) and have sturdy packaging. Oh, and did I mention? Use a lip scrub before and you'll well and truly pamper that pout.

Megan x

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Monday, 24 February 2014

SWITCHING UP THE STASH #2


As my first one of these posts went down well, I'm going to try and make it a weekly thing to show you the products that I'm hoping to get some use out of.

For face, an old favourite in the form of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation is going to make an appearance. I'm almost out of this so I'm trying to use it up instead of having a nearly empty bottle hanging around. Concealer is pretty mandatory, the same items essential items that barely change which are the Benefit Erase Paste and the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. To set it all, I'll be using the Maybelline Fit Me Powder if I'm feeling fancy, as I normally never bother. I'm really loving bronzer at the moment so my new purchase of the Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer had to be included. And it's true - it smells amazing. Blush is a two-in-one kind of pan this week, with the Stila Positively Pink Cheek Palette doubling as highlight and colour - I do love a good multi-tasker.

It seems I'm on a cream eye kick, as in the draw lies the Avon Supershock Vivid Liquid Eyeshadow in Chromed Cocoa and the Benefit Cream Eyeshadow in Bikini-Tini. The first product mentioned has been in my collection for quite a while, and I never got around to using it properly. That's why I'm enjoying doing this weekly, I find things I forgot I had! The latter is a perfect all-over slick of champagne, if I'm feeling extra lazy. The Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner in Nude is a really nifty stick for brightening tired eyes (perfect for me) so could not be left out, and for mascara, I'm trying to get some use out of the Covergirl Volume Exact Hydrofuge Waterproof. I got this in TKMaxx, used it the other day after abandoning it for weeks and was super impressed, so I'm looking forward to coating my lashes in it.

For lips, I've got a sample of a Pixi Gloss which is beautiful, I just wish the shade was on it! I might have to take it with me next time I go to London and see if the staff in the store can help find which one it is, but if it's any help to you I'd describe it as a peachy nude shimmer. I've also got a Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss there for either underneath or as an alternative for windy weather. No one likes the hair stuck in lips look...

Megan x

Sunday, 23 February 2014

HANDBAG HEROES


I would actually say I'm a light traveller handbag wise. I much prefer shoulder and cross body offerings as I only moan if I've got a weighty yet gorgeous carrier in the crook of my arm. Therefore, there's not much room for beauty items. Generally I won't even carry as much as pictured above, unless it is my school bag that sits in my locker all day, and I don't have to carry it round. So, there's been some pretty tough auditions from these little contestants for a permanent place in my everyday luggage. Just a few bare essentials and boom. Done.

No one loves to have oily roots, which is why I always try and make sure I've got a dry shampoo on me for those instances.  I've been packing the Percy & Reed Dry Shampoo to combat that. I haven't tried enough to form an opinion on it yet, but failing that it will be a can of the trusty Batiste. I'd recommend a hair brush in tow too though (try saying that out loud), at least a fold out compact one if you're opting for the latter. Gurl, you need to make sure you disperse that all evenly.

A lip balm has been in my daily essentials forever. I remember my first one, either a fruity scented Chapstick or Lypsl around the age of 5. Whenever I was at the chemist counter I'd make sure my mum got me a new one, the colours attracting me the most. Anyway, I've moved on to the heavy weight moisturisers now, and I'm rarely seen without my Burts Bees type or the Nivea Milk & Money favourite.

I'm very jealous of the American boys and girls with easy access to rollerball fragrances in the likes of Sephora. Us deprived Brits (haha) hardly get our hands on any unless they come in a gift set, which this Nicki Minaj Pink Friday one did. I have the full size and love it so a 5ml mini was much appreciated.

Being a regular contact lense wearer, I always keep my Blink Eye Drops close by. Sometimes towards the end of the day my peepers feel a little dry which is where these come in handy.

I felt like I had to include the trusty drugstore loyalty cards as I know how annoying it can be to forget them. There's not much to say about these really, other than save your points! I've got a tenner on my Boots card, and I'm debating whether or not to get L'Oreal True Match with them. The dilemma...

Finally, hand sanitizer. My favourite is from Cuticura, in the form of the Passion Flower and Mango variation. Squeaky clean, delicious smelling hands are a must.

Megan x

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Friday, 21 February 2014

THE NEWLY DISCOVERED NUDE COMBO





I'm not really one for too much on the lips. I prefer to spend time on my eyes and pop a little lip balm on my pout, but now my braces are off I feel more confident with wearing lip products. Kim Kardashian is my ultimate beauty idol, so I now feel one step closer to achieving her look with a nude combination that suits me for once. No more concealer lips here...

Lipglosses were never my cup of tea, but I've found that they can work wonders. The one in question is a Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Super Natural, a milky, pale nudey pink that makes me swoon. The packaging is very sleek as is the product inside. When applied, this finishes off any look and makes it look that little more polished. It also matches my new coat perfectly - win win!

The lipstick that I wear underneath is the Dainty Doll Lipstick in Baby Love. I purchased this when everyone went crazy on Fragrance Direct at the £1.99 price, but a quick search has shown you can still get it, just not as cheap. The colour is a teeny bit too light for comfort, but a little blot and gloss helps oodles. The packaging on this once again is lovely, a slim black and gold tube. I've had this in my collection for a while now so I am very pleased to be putting it to good use.

As I have found my perfect nude lip, I am now desperate to master a smokey eye to match and find a blush to coincide. I'm a girl on a mission...

Megan x

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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

MY WINTER SKINCARE SAVIOUR



Skincare is a huge interest of mine, and I'm always willing to try new items and discover brands that are talked about a little less on the blogosphere so to speak. Oqibo (which btw is the same upside down, mind officially boggled) kindly sent me their Intense Moisture Defence* (£35.75) moisturiser to review, and I have fallen in love with the product itself as well the saga behind the company.

In 2006, Oqibo was built on four key ideas, hence the quad of sections on the 'O'. They are products, skill, legacy and message and they also have values which you can read about on their website. It's so refreshing to see a brand like this - one that is so simplistic and cares greatly about their products, which is perhaps why there are only four items in the skincare line. They do also make supplements and candles. I do think it would be a nice idea to expand the range, but as they say, quality not quantity. If the others perform like this one does, I have no complaints.

I am a dry skin sufferer, which can be quite frustrating at times. Come winter the flaky patches under my eyes just won't budge and everything looks a little dull. In November/December last year they got so bad that my eyes were red raw and I couldn't wear makeup at all. I mean, people thought I was wearing eyeshadow when I wasn't and kept asking if I was ok... not cool. I swear cold weather sucks the life out of me. I have tried numerous products to attempt to banish the dry patches, which worked half-heartedly but mostly failed. However, the Intense Moisture Defence is exactly what I'm looking for. It is a very thick cream with a light baby powder-esque scent that I personally like. I know some don't agree with fragranced skincare but this causes no harm at all for me. The stubborn dry areas (which have improved massively this month) under my eyes were almost completely gone after a couple of uses and seems to be staying away *fingers crossed*. In general, my skin looks a more moisturised and healthy, which is never a bad thing. I use Hydraluron underneath this which helps massively with making sure my moisturiser does its job as best as it can. If I don't find a cheaper alternative (I wouldn't class this tube as particularly purse friendly) I can see myself repurchasing again. This definitely falls under the 'winter skincare saviour' category in my books.

Megan x

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*PR Sample

Monday, 17 February 2014

MAYBELLINE GEL EYELINER




I love the smudged, smokey eyeliner look but sometimes I crave a cleaner flick and a teeny wing. I have already written about my Barry M Blink Waterproof Eyeliner Pen (love that stuff), but I wanted to be a bit adventurous and try something a little more difficult. Hence, I purchased the Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Black.

What I love about this is the intense, deep colour. This stuff is seriously pigmented and longlasting, exactly the things I look for in this type of product. It makes me feel really artistic, whipping my angled brush out and painting on my eyeliner. The only thing is, I'm not an artist and I have messed this up on so many occasions in the mornings as I've done it so drastically, horribly, lopsidedly wrong. So, I take myself back to square one and start again - the frustration.

However, when I get it right, I LOVE this stuff. It gives such a clean and polished appearance which I adore immensely, and I must say, it was worth the small £7.99. To apply, I mix between three brushes: a random angled one from H&M, the Nanshy Precision Bent Eyeliner Brush and the Nanshy Angled Definer. I'm still riding my bike with stabilisers and using some tape to ensure a perfect flick though.

I'm no makeup pro, so I have been struggling with applying this and nine times out of ten I end up with a line that covers my whole eyelid. But, practice sure does make perfect so I'll continue my training on this one in a bid to make it work.

Megan x

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Saturday, 15 February 2014

TAYLOR SWIFT WONDERSTRUCK

When I saw FleurDeForce talking about this perfume months ago, I knew I wanted it. But, being the money hoarder I am, I could not bring myself to buy a bottle. I know it's cheap as far as fragrances go already, however seeing it online in the sales at £9.90 for a 30ml bottle, I had to order, and quickly. Sales are as stressful on the internet as they are in store. You don't have to be pushed and shoved to reach for that last gift set, but there's that pang of annoyance when you see the dreaded words 'out of stock'. How dare you checkout quicker than me?! (jokes)

Rants aside, I think we should all take a moment to recognise the sheer gorgeousness of this bottle. Purple, gold and holographic, this ticks all the boxes for a display-type product.

I got this after realising how amazing my good friend Jenna smelt at the end of one school day (longlasting much). When she told me it was this, I turned into a crazed fangirl and insisted I must buy some. I promise you I can be normal.

I won't butcher the scent description, so I'll give you the one from Boot's website instead. All I know is it smells good. Sweet, kind of fruity, and just good. I'm not much help there.


'Fragrance Note
Top: Freesia, apple blossom and raspberry spark a swirl of vibrancy and feminine allure.
Middle: Vanilla, sun drenched honeysuckle and white hibiscus.
Base: Golden amber and sandalwood with a kiss of lush peach.'

Overall, a total winner and a perfume that I'll no doubt repurchase. I love everything about this little bottle of joy and sweetness. T-Swizzle, it's a good 'un.

Megan x

Thursday, 13 February 2014

MY FAVOURITE LIP PRODUCTS





I'm a picky one when it comes to lips. I don't do sticky, overly matte or too pale. I own hardly any lipsticks, but what fills most of my lip product draw is the hybrid-type balm colour. My favourite of all has to be the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains.

I own three colours: Lovesick, Honey and Rendezvous. These retail at £7.99 which is a great reasonable price and an amount I am definitely willing to pay for more. I know the lacquer balms and matte balms are now surfacing which excites me greatly, and there's no doubt that I'll end up with a couple in the next few weeks.

Lovesick is one of the only brights I'll actually wear because it fades evenly, feels moistursing on the lips and gives good pigmentation that is buildable. Honey would probably make it into my 'Top 10 Beauty Products That Ever Existed'. I'll be so cliché here and say it really is a your lips but better shade, which makes it very wearable and school appropriate. There's no wonder the nib is a sorry stub now. Rendezvous is slightly questionable. I don't know what I was thinking when I purchased this shade, but I cannot wait to wear it some more come Spring and Summer. Keep your eyes peeled.

I'll keep it short and sweet because I'm sure you've all heard enough about these already. I think you can see my love for them as they're looking a little worse for wear, but it doesn't bother me at all. They're like a trio of sentimental childhood teddy bears for me. In fact, Rendezvous was one of my first proper makeup items I purchased, when they just released and were on an introductory offer. A little trip down memory lane for you there.

Megan x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

SWITCHING UP THE STASH



As my makeup collection continues to grow, I find it hard to rotate everything evenly so I don't forget about things. My stash can no longer be contained in a pretty makeup bag and is now sprawled throughout my room most days. However, I have come up with a little plan for myself: every Sunday I take the time to chose my face for the next week, and organise everything nicely in my little narrow Muji drawers. I find this so handy and the neat freak inside me likes it a heck of a lot.

As you can see, I put all face and cheek products in one section and eyes and lips in the bottom. If you're forever using way too many products for a look, this is a great way to cut down on the amount. This week I have chosen to use some of my newer purchases and a few old favourites. The contents is as follows: Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Vanilla, Barbara Daly Illuminator in Soft Focus, Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair, Dainty Doll Paper Roses Cream Blush and lastly for the top half, the Kardashian Beauty Cabana Bronzer.

For eyes and lips in the below pull-out the products are: Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Super Natural, Dainty Doll Lipstick in Baby Love, Max Factor Clump Defy Waterproof Mascara, Avon Eye Primer, Anastasia Lavish Palette, Urban Decay Naked Basics, and a Maybelline Black Gel Liner.

I'm hoping that as a combined team, these products will help me achieve a classic, fresh pink look for the following days. I've also included a nude lip, which is so not normal for me! They'll be a post on the combo shortly.

If you enjoyed this edit, it can certainly be made a little series and be done every week. How does that sound?

Megan x

Sunday, 9 February 2014

LONDON AND LOCAL BEAUTY HAUL



Last weekend I had a lovely time in London on a girly weekend with my mum and nan. The shops in the capital are so tempting, so I managed to come away with a few things and then even more recently I had a little shopping time in Boots, Superdrug and TKMaxx. I had saved for a while so I don't feel *too* guilty about this one. This post could go on for a while, so I'll be so cliché and recommend you get yourself a cup of tea and a biscuit so you do not dehydrate or get hungry in the time it takes you to read this - bare with me.

In London, in the Boots of Piccadilly Circus (actually not the most impressive in terms of cosmetics selection) I saw that Philosophy still had some Christmas stock left. I came away with a £7 Peppermint Stick Shower Gel, that smells divine and foams so nicely in the shower.

After reading so many great reviews about the Rimmel Scandaleyes Nude Eyeliner, I had to buy it and somehow Bronze came home with me too. They were on an offer at £2.99 a piece.

Carnaby Street is hands down my favourite shopping destination in London, and Brandy Melville has just opened there. I find it ridiculous that everything is one size though, so I purchased a new phone case instead. I'm such a Mean Girls fanatic that anything with 'you can't sit with us' must be mine, so I paid a very reasonable £8 for this. I also popped into Liberty, trying to hunt down the treasure that is the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. The counter lady was lovely, not at all pressuring and even took the time to pop some of Vanilla and Chantilly under my eyes, discuss shades and then even out both sides, despite the fact that my preferred colour was out of stock. I've had cream eyeshadow applied to one eye at a Benefit counter before, so I was very grateful that she cared enough to make me look presentable, not lopsided.

From New Look, which all the products above are laying on, I purchased a pastel pink oversized coat for £54.99. I adore this and now feel right at home on the spring coat bandwagon, albeit a little lighter in the purse area.

 In my favourite ever store, TKMaxx, a whole array of Percy & Reed goodies graced the shelves. I got the heat protectant at £4.99 and a set of minis for £9.99. I won't go on about TKMaxx any more because I'm sure you all know how much I love the place.

From my local Boots I got the new Collection Nude Eyeshadow Palette (£2.99), Collection Deluxe Lipstick in Tallulah (£2.99), Revlon Supernatural Lipgloss (£2 in the clearance) and a Trevor Sorbie Dry Shampoo (£1 in the clearance). They were all complete impulse purchases... naughty.

My only Superdrug buy was the MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighting Powder (£3.00). I'm lacking on the illumination front recently so I had an excuse to buy another cheek product.. I seem to be ignoring the fact that I have nowhere to store it as my draw is full though!

The Body Shop had an offer on where selected body mists were half price, so £3.75. I have the perfume of the White Musk Smokey Rose so a body spray just had to be bought and I can now reunite them on my dressing table.

Lastly (I told you this was a long one) I got a few nail polishes from Avon. These were given to me by my auntie (thank you!) and I love the shades and the bottles.

So, that concludes my haul for the mean time. I've got a craving to visit the Tesco beauty area soon, therefore I cannot promise that is all for now. If you're still reading now, thank you. It feels like I'm writing in the style of my older posts again!

Megan x


Saturday, 8 February 2014

SMASHBOX PHOTOFINISH FOUNDATION PRIMER


I'm normally restrained and avoid purchasing products without doing my research, but I slipped up with the Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. During my October holiday last year, I managed to board the plane primer-less and land with a new product in hand, my purse £20 lighter. I think that's the definition of impulse buy. Gulp.

I've been using this on and off for the past few months, mainly smoothing some on for special occasions and days that I need my foundation to last longer, or rather hope so. I'm pretty sure it is a silicone primer, which doesn't bother me but I think my skin hasn't agreed. I can't come to a definite conclusion, but half of the time when I use this (which is normally around my cheeks and my nose) I end up with a few pimples here are there. It could just be a coincidence, but it is worth noting.

In terms of creating a blank canvas to work on, this does a great job. It glides over my pores and gives a smoother appearance to my face, leaving my skin velvety soft. I find it does not increase makeup longevity much at all, but aids my foundation into fading more evenly. Not worth the twenty something quid though.

Because of the silicone formula, this can ball up on the skin if you rub it in too much, especially with fresh moisturiser underneath. I've done that a few times and it means I have to try and get rid of the bits before proceeding with my routine. Ugh.

 I know many adore this, but the cons outweigh the pros here and I'm feeling rather silly for not doing my homework beforehand. I think this primer and I can be frenemies as I want to love it but we just cannot get along.

Megan x

Thursday, 6 February 2014

PERFUME ADDITIONS

With the festive period comes and influx of all things nicely scented, especially perfumes. I seem to have acquired a few that I really love recently, from high street to high end.



The Body Shop White Musk Smokey Rose Eau de Toilette 30ml - This is a gorgeous new perfume from The Body Shop, a more sultry version of their famous white musk. To me, this smells like a sweet bonfire. I cannot detect the rose in there but it definitely is smokey - my idea of the perfect winter perfume, being slightly comforting and cosy. This is also available in eau de parfum should you want a stronger, more long lasting fragrance.

Next Milan 100ml - I adore the packaging of this one, it reminds me of the very expensive Jo Malone perfumes that I dream of owning! This is a very fresh one, perfect for the upcoming spring season and the name just screams fashion. The 100ml is £12 too, the cheapest of the bunch and worth every bargain penny.

Marc Jacobs Oh Lola 50ml - I know this is expensive, but for a gift (as I received it as) it is so luxurious. Oh Lola is a light, sweet floral fragrance that I keep for more special occasions because I cannot bare to see it go! The bottle is definitely worth talking about - a large pink and red soft acrylic flower with a little leaf on the lid and an oval shaped body. Ugh, too beautiful to handle. 10 out of 10 for presentation on this one.

Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Eau De Parfum 30ml - This is a fun, sweet, extremely girly fragrance that once again, has a display-worthy bottle. The neat freak inside of me is in total awe that Nicki's hair fits perfectly over her glass torso.

I could never justify buying perfumes before but now I think I have found a new addiction. I also have Taylor Swift Wonderstruck on its way in the post - told you I'm obsessed.

Megan x

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

NANSHY 7 PIECE EYE BRUSH SET



 I think I speak on behalf of a huge beauty blogger percentage when I say that Real Techniques stole my heart for brushes and I do still feel that way. However, I think it is amazing to see another brand rivalling the cult classics in the form of Nanshy. Nanshy is 100% cruelty free, with beauty tools offering soft synthetic bristles that are vegan approved. I'm sure that's music to your ears.

I was sent the Eye Brush Set* to review, which contains 7 different brushes, all of which are high quality and very handy to have in my collection.


Large Shader - This looks so cliché, but it is actually different from the others I own. It is slightly bigger, a little more dense and oval from the top. This makes is great for application with my Bobbi Brown Corrector, or Benefit Erase Paste to whack on the coverage. It also performs well in terms of its purpose, to 'shade'.

Flat Definer - I'm not totally in love with this one, as I can't really find a good enough purpose for it. I've tried using it to push a little dark shadow into the lash line which worked okay, but it is perhaps a little large for that.

Angled Definer - I can imagine this would be a good one for brows, but I can't comment as that's something I don't do. It does a better job at defining the lash line with deeper shades than the previous brush though! If I'm being harsh, I will say that this brush is quite typical and one you can find for a couple of quid elsewhere. Saying that, the quality is great.

Precise Bent Eyeliner - I adore this concept. If you've ever struggled with liner, you must try this. I've only used it a few times as I don't have a decent gel liner to partner it with, but so far so good. It's a great size and so easy to use due to the angle. I'm now going to buy a decent eyeliner to go with it!


Blending Eyeshadow Brush - great for some natural shading (think less precise crease). It is a little too dense to blend with for my personal preference, but still is very useful nonetheless. It's a good all-over-colour brush too, when you're feeling a little lazy!

Eye Crease - This is like the younger sister of the previous brush, but slightly more tapered. This is good for a little outer v action, to create depth and smokey-ness. (Yes, that is now a word.) I don't own a brush similar to this, as the others I have are either larger or smaller. One of my favourites from the set.

Tapered Crease - if you've ever struggled with a cut crease, this will be your right-hand man. It is also great for smudging lower lash line colour and highlighting the usual eye areas. Once again, I think this wins my heart as one of the best.

I am yet to wash these brushes (naughty me, I swear I procrastinate too much) but so far I've experienced no shedding. I'll update the post if I ever find that the bristles start popping out everywhere.

Overall, I am very pleased with these brushes and how they perform. It is lovely to see another budget brand out there, especially being cruelty free. This set costs £29.95, so that is around £4.28 a brush. They can also be purchased individually at £5.95 each. Stockists can be viewed here. (They are available in other countries too!) Utterly bargainous.

*PR sample.


Sunday, 2 February 2014

CREAM CHEEKS

I have a whole array of gorgeous powder blushes, bronzers, and highlighters, but recently I have been preferring more of a dewy appearance - they're the glow getters of my routine at current. Here's the cheek trio to blame:



Bronzer/Contour - For a little sculpting, I have been into the Bourjois Bronzing Primer, which I don't use at all to prime. I like to apply this as a cream bronzer, with the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush for some colour and shadow. I can never understand how this looks so natural on the skin - literally as if you've taken a sunny holiday for a week.

Blush - I don't tend to have favourites when it comes to cream blushes (I feel as if I am insulting my other cream bush children), but one of the most affordable options are from MUA, in the form of their Blush Perfection line (£2 each). The colour featured is Bittersweet, a nice fresh barbie pink.

Highlight - MeMeMe has vanished from my Superdrug *sobs* so it is almost like a walk down memory lane with this one - the Beat the Blue Highlighter. I know many people say this is a Benefit High Beam dupe, but I can't really comment on that front as I have never owned it. However, I can confidently say this is a good 'un. For an all over glow you can even mix it with your foundation, and I always get compliments on my skin when wearing this.

So, those were my three cheek musketeers of the moment; and I blimmin' love them.

Megan x