So as some of you will know I have a particular skin care routine and a cleanser for me is the most important step in my routine both morning and night so I thought I would share with you my favourite cleansers!
The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish has been a firm favourite of mine for years now and I still love it as much now as I did when I first starting using it quite simply because it is amazing!! The creamy cleanser comes with a muslin cloth and you simply apply the cleanser to dry skin, massaging it in all over the face and then run the muslin under warm water and use it to cleanse the face. It literally takes off every last bit of make-up and leaves the skin feeling moisturised, energised and squeaky clean. My skin is always more radiant, clear and healthy after using this. It has won 75 (!) beauty awards too so I dare anyone not to love it!
The Eve Lom cleanser is a fairly new addition to my cleanser love as I have only been using it for the last few months but it is incredible and at the height of luxurious cleansing! This one also works with a muslin cloth and can be used for moisturising, cleansing, removing make-up and gentle exfoliation. It may be expensive (£55 for 100ml) but it does last a long time and has amazing results. My skin is noticeably smoother and glowing and feels completely conditioned after using it. I love the formula as well, it is like a balm in texture and once worked into the skin transforms into an oily rich moisturising feel. It ticks every box for what you would wish for from a cleanser.
The Philosophy Purity cleanser is my favourite oil cleanser as for an oil cleanser it has an incredibly lightweight and clean feel to it. The consistency is thin which makes it feels so gentle and only a small amount works perfectly for me, removing make up and leaving my skin feeling renewed. It is not the most moisturising of cleansers but for every day simplicity it is great!
Last up is Nelson's Pure and Clear facial wash. This is a super affordable and simple cleanser that leaves the skin feeling super clean and revived. This is more of a gel than a cream or oil so it once on the face I think the gel formula makes the skin feel completely refreshed and awakened, also aided by the distinct smell of tea tree! It helps to diminish blemishes too with it's naturally-active plant extracts which also help to calm and nourish the skin!
So they are my favourite cleansers guys, which do you like? Would love to know!
Ok so it's that time of week again for my beauty round up! Here are the products I have been loving this week...
This stuff is literally amazing! This is a simple to use and incredibly moisturising self tanner for the face by Clarins. It's great for maintaing a tan or just to get a healthy glow. I put it on before bed and in the morning I have naturally bronzed looking and soft skin. You don't have to be meticulous at all when applying this and I have never had streaks or an uneven appearance. Love love love it!
Next is the beautiful new fragrance from Jo Malone called Blackberry & Bay. As some of you guys will know I'm an avid Jo Malone fan and this fragrance is the perfect new addition to their wonderful fragrance line! It's a gorgeous and warm scent but is not too over powering or heady, a perfect one for both day and night. It's a rich scent but has a floral and fresh edge which I just love. Jo Malone has said the scent is inspired by childhood memories of blackberry picking which I just think is such a cute idea. Look out for it on counters soon!
This has been a firm favourite for a very long time but recently I find myself reaching for it more and more. It is the most heavenly of body creams... richly moisturising with the most amazingly fresh and zingy ginger scent which stays lingering on the skin all day. A 200ml tub will last me ages as well as a little product spreads a long way with this. If you are ever passing an Origins counter go and give it a smell - it's addictive!
Clinque's high impact extreme volume mascara is their latest one and another attribute to their established and diverse mascara range. This a completely fuss free and fast mascara, taking only seconds to achieve a voluminous and full lash look. I wouldn't necessarily it adds 'extreme' volume (something I am automatically drawn to!) but I like the fluttery finish for an everyday mascara.
Finally for this week is Rimmel's Stay Matte powder. I have been loving so much Rimmel recently and this powder I think is absolutely brilliant for a drug store brand. It instantly takes away unwanted shine but doesn't sit on the skin like others in a similar market do. It lasts as well which is something I think is important for a powder to deliver on. Definitely worth purchasing for any of you looking to try a new powder and definitely one of my all time favourite drug store products!
Have a great bank holiday weekend guys whatever you are up to!
The weather in England has been absolutely beautiful recently so I thought why not put together my favourite lip glosses that I have been wearing this summer time. I've put them in to two's because as you will see some of the glosses are quite similar in colour and finish. Enjoy!
First up are these two super sparkly glosses. I love the intense colour of the Revlon gloss ('Strawberry Fraise') and I can rely on it to keep pigmented throughout the day, it's such a bright girly pink also making it a perfect and simple part of a make up look. On the right is one of the Rimmel 'Stay Glossy' glosses in candy floss colour of 'Always Lovely' and this one is great because it is so comfortable to wear - it doesn't feel sticky but has such a high amount of gloss and shine in it that lasts!
I love corals for summer and I think these are two of the most coral colour glosses I have come across! The NARS colour on the left (Wonder) is super orange with only a small amount of shimmer. I love this for layering on top of a reddy-orange lipstick such as MAC's Lady Danger to give it extra depth of colour and gloss, it locks in the colour so it will last! On the right is Chanel's 'Glossimer', I put this one in because of the gorgeous glowing sparkle all wrapped up in the beautiful Chanel packing, it is an amazing thing to have in my hand bag! The colour is great too, however I have to say that it is quite sticky to wear and the colour is much more translucent than the colour in the tube suggests... But if you can look over that then it is a beautiful looking gloss.
These two are a couple of staples that I actually wear all year round but right now they are both firmly in my make-up bag! On the left is MAC's 'Love Nectar' and the other is Bourjois Effet 3D gloss in number 49. They are both perfect light peachy colours with a lustrous glow running through them. Perfect for applying on the go and as an every day essential to keep in your make-up bag!
These are two of my favourite pale pinks. What is special about the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfecter is that it is a hybrid between a gloss and a balm which makes it the most nourishing and hydrating out of all the glosses here. The Barry M gloss in number 11 is one of my all time favourites which I have already raved about a lot, it is so affordable and I love how it makes my lips look, it is the perfect soft and gentle glossy lip to wear with a smokey eye!
The new Chanel collection is absolutely beautiful. A gorgeous collection of pink hues, wintery mauves and purples and shimmering golds and silvers. Check it out my favourite pieces here...
These two lipsticks are absolutely gorgeous. On the left is a soft and glossy pink from the Rouge Coco Shine lipsticks called 'Parfait'. It is shot through with a golden shimmer to make it extra glossy and to give it a golden hue, great for everyday wear. On the right is a sophisticated plum colour from the Rouge Coco range called 'Caractere', this is a great one for instantly adding warmth to the face and for adding immediate elegance, the colour has a soft and hydrating finish meaning that the colour is not too over powering.
Next is the lip pencil in 'Amarante' - a beautifully rich plum-brown colour. I love deep and dark, but warm lips for winter time and this product certainly delivers that. I would wear it on its own all over the lips for a matte look which you can guarantee to stay put, alternatively you can wear it underneath a gloss or a lipstick to heighten and deepen the lip colour.
Last of the lip products is this pinky plum gloss 'Troublant'. it compliments the plum lipstick above perfectly for extra intensity, colour and gloss. It looks gorgeous on its own as well as the gloss is perfectly pigmented to make the lip colour stand out. The longevity of the gloss is great too and it feels comfortable on the lips!
Here are the lip product swatches in the order that I have mentioned...
Next is this pretty and slightly shimmery pale pink blush called 'Rose Initiale' it is a great colour for bringing a subtle warmth to the cheek and I'm sure it actually smells like roses too!
Such a pretty trio of shadows which make me feel very festive! On the left is 'Infini' a pale silver colour with so much shimmer in it - I love it! It's a great one for popping in the tear duct. In the middle is a champagne gold colour called 'Eclaire' which looks beautiful all over the lid and under the eye with lots of black liner on top and bottom. On the right is 'Furtif' which is more of a gun mental dark silver but it also packs a lot of glitter and also looks lovely all over the lid for a more cool toned finish - the colour is wonderfully pigmented.
I've decided that I would like to post each week about new products that I have been instantly impressed with and products that I have been using that particular week. I think I will include 5 star products for each week and they can be my fantastic five!
Here are this weeks products...
First up is this gorgeous cream blush 'Prime Time' from Topshop. I absolutely love the cute packaging with this product and the bright, bright pink colour inside makes it extra appealing. The blush is perfect for a bright and summery pop of colour across the cheeks and you can blend in the product well to make it as bright or as subtle as you like, Topshop products are well priced as well, this blusher is £6 and will last you a long time!
Next up is another packaging love in the form of two bright and colourful shadows from Illamasqua. These shadows are great for creating creative and daring looks but for those of you looking to work with bright colours and incorporating them in to everyday looks then the gorgeous smokey blue ('Burst') makes a great eye-catching alternative colour for lining or smoking up the eyes and the neon yellowy green ('Pivot') looks beautiful in the tear duct and gives the eyes that extra sparkle!
This Maybelline mascara has taken a firm position in my make-up bag recently and has definitely become one of my go-to mascaras for long and full lashes. I have to say that 'the falsies' mascara completely transforms my lashes instantly making them much more defined and glamorous for those of you who like voluminous and lengthened lashes. It is so quick and easy to use as it has a bendy wand which makes it so simple to get to the base of every lash and to coat every lash efficiently with great results. The mascara is just £5 which is such a good price point for the effectiveness of the mascara, definitely worth checking out!
This is the first of two Burberry products this week and it absolutely rocks in every way. It is an all round luxury product from the packaging to the quality to the amazing finish it has on the skin. The product is called 'Fresh Glow' and is a luminous fluid base. The packaging is simply gorgeous and undoubtedly classically Burberry - it is such a lovely product to have on a dressing table. The product itself is a silky soft liquid that can be used on its own, under foundation, or even mixed with foundation to give that extra glow and radiance to the skin, skin instantly looks healthy and dewy after applying this product. As it's summer, I have been wearing this on its own to give my skin that extra boost and I just love it. What is also amazing about this product is that it seems to work for all skin tones, although the product itself is light in colour, it blends brilliantly and looks gorgeous from pale to dark skin! Love love love it.
Last up is Burberry's latest fragrance 'Body'. The perfume has been available for a while but it is only recently that I have started to wear it. As you guys may know, I have a few holy grail perfumes but this is one of those scents that is great to wear on the go and for everyday. I think this is a scent particularly great for summery days like we are having right now as it is so light, feminine and floral. You can trust this scent to last all day as well which is something I look for in a fragrance. This is a great addition to the already amazing range of Burberry fragrances and the gorgeous Rosie Huntingdon-Whitely is the face of the campaign too so check that out!
Thanks for reading guys, hope you enjoyed this post!