Quick Reviews #30 // Some New Summer Body Products

Summer is just around the corner, and the thought of having to bare my winter limbs has me in a bit of a panic. I loathe lying in the sun/going to the beach, so I have to fake it when it comes to tanning/not looking like Powder. Today I’m going to run you through some new additions which I think are brilliant: a wash-off bronzing lotion, a body butter that smells like summer in a tube, and a body oil so glorious, you will never want to wash it off. CHANEL N°5 Fragments D’Or* Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?…

Chatty Get Ready With Me

Products used: The Body Shop Skin Defense SPF 50 Estée Lauder The Mattifier Estée Lauder The Illuminator Real Techniques Expert Face Brush Max Factor Lasting Performance Foundation (Natural Bronze) Benefit Erase Paste (Medium) – now repackaged as Bo-ing Brightening Concealer L.A. Girl Pro Concealer (Light Ivory) Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil (Love is Blonde) – similar to Nyx Micro Brow Pencil in Taupe Smashbox Step-by=Step Contour Stick Trio Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter (Medium) Benefit Rockateur blush Zoeva 127 Luxe Sheer Cheek Brush Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer Charlotte Tilbury Instant…

Jules’ October Favourites

Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter in 200 Medium* Good highlighters are unfortunately rather difficult to find at the drugstore, let alone in a subtle, creamy formula that isn’t full of chunky glitter. Luckily for me, Maybelline sent us their version so I put it to the test in a First Impressions video earlier in the year and was thrilled with the result! I’ve been using it regularly ever since but for some reason I keep forgetting to put it in my monthly favourites. The shade 200 is spot on for me – it gives the cheekbones a slightly peachy…

The Beauty Know It All

Nadine Baggott

I realise I’m pretty late to the party with this, because Nadine Baggott is a very well established and respected British beauty editor, but I only discovered her YouTube channel this weekend! I proceeded to binge through an embarrassingly large number of her videos and tried to absorb every single little pearl of skincare wisdom that I could. She’s extremely knowledgeable but also communicates the science behind products and ingredients in layman’s terms so it’s easy to understand and therefore easy to remember. Nadine is completely no-nonsense and famously honest about the procedures she’s had, including Botox and lip fillers,…

Favourite Five: Bold Summer Lip Colours

Best summer lip colours

Dior Addict Extreme in 536 Lucky Hands down, my favourite bright lipstick of all time in my favourite formula of all time. Dior just nail it with lipstick and although frighteningly expensive, they bring me so much joy that I don’t even mind eating baked beans for a few weeks after buying one. The beauty of this is that it’s extremely buildable, so you can wear it as a sheer wash of berry-coral or build it up for a full whack of glossy, glorious colour. The colour is extremely flattering (and I think would suit a lot of skin tones),…

Quick Reviews #29

Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate* You will by now have seen nothing but rave reviews for the 8th generation Double Serum, and, spoiler alert: you’re about to read another one! Having never used the previous iterations of Double Serum, I can’t make any comparisons between older and newer versions. However, what I can tell you is that the 8th generation release is one of the finest products I have used this year, if not the finest. It’s worth the hype, worth the price and it’s something I can see myself having in my routine for many moons to…

Quick Reviews #28 // New In From Elizabeth Arden

FourEver Bronze Bronzing Powder in ‘Medium’ I have been using this non-stop since we received it a few weeks ago, and I absolutely adore it. It creates a healthy, bronzed glow with a lovely, luminous finish that makes you look like you’ve just been on holiday. I swirl my brush around all four shades and the combined colour is perfect for my skin tone, but you can use obviously the shades separately if you wish (which makes it very handy for travelling as you don’t need to schlep a load of different products around with you.) It takes a lot…