Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Recent Favourites

Hey guys, so I thought my first blog post should be about a few of the items I've been loving the past little while. So here are those little gems...

 First of all I've been looking for a nice eye palette for, like, ever. So a couple of months ago, with my birthday coming up I thought I'd go for one of the hyped-up Urban Decay naked palettes. However, I ran out of time to go to my nearest Debenhams for a peek at this blogger holy grail, and found myself wandering aimlessly round Boots instead...enter the Stila stand.

This little beauty caught my eye, and I fell instantly in love. It's just such a great everyday palette, mostly I've been using a mixture of the second closest one, top row (kitten) which is a gorgeous shimery champagne colour, with a pinky undertone (my best attempt at description). Along with the farthest away in the top row (sandstone) in the crease, this one is just a nice natural, matte brown.  Actually I also use sandstone for my brows, so a great all-rounder.  There's also a 'smudge stick' eyeliner in "damsel", which is nice but I'm not a huge eyeliner fan.

For the afore mentioned birthday, I received a cheeky little Boots voucher, so it wasn't long before I was back  wandering the isles for faaar too long.  Firstly I picked up the Revlon powder blush in '003 Perfectly Peach'. As the name suggests it's a lovely pink toned peach, and as much as I wanted to take the plunge into cream blushes, I'm just not ready yet. This is a perfect spring blush and has become a staple in my daily make-up routine. Secondly this Thermal Spring Water, from La Roche-Posay; a really gorgeous and relatively inexpensive refreshing spray. I just love the way it feels on my skin, and it's been great for reducing redness too. I guess it's sort of along the same lines as the Caudalie beauty elixir just a great, refreshing moisture spray and I use it morning and night!

I am a self-confessed lip product addict, there's no denying it. A recent addition is the Clinique chubby stick in Oversized Orange. Not sure if the pout-y lip shot does it justice but this has been my go-to lip product recently. A really sheer balm with a bit of a coral/orange colour to it, easy to wear and great for Spring/Summer (if we ever get one in Scotland).

Finally, then another little gem from OPI.  As I'm off to Berlin at the end of the month I though, I just had to pick up a shade from the Germany collection, obviously. This is the shade 'Berlin There Done That' (couldn't resist). Of course, I bought it mainly because of the name, however I do actually love the colour. It's not been at all sunny  up here the past month so the taupe/cement shade has been a perfect match for the weather.

So thanks for reading everyone, let me know what products you've been loving recently!


  1. They all look so nice! I've heard so many people talk about the La Roche Posay range, but I'm yet to try anything! Great post :)

    Megan x

    1. Thank you! That's the only one I've tried from the range, but I can only say good things so far! Especially if you have sensitive skin :)

      Lauren x