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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Weekly Favourites #66

Weekly Favourites #66

Today has been one of those days in which I question myself for as much as getting out of bed. Like most bloggers I am struggling with the lack of natural light, I finally caved and purchased soft box lighting. Today said lighting turned up minus instructions, bulbs or the stands. Cool if the seller hadn't specified that the price included everything and were entirely suitable for beginners. Livid especially after the less than helpful reply I received from the seller. Needless to say they have been boxed up, ready for return tomorrow. Oh life. Anyway here is what I have been enjoying for the last week or so...

Weekly Favourites

NYX HD Studio Finishing Powder
I like this powder, I don't love it but it does do a great job of keeping my skin oil free throughout the day as well as optically blurring my enlarged pores. I will say that if you have dry skin or plan on using flash photography this may not be your best friend. Unless blended in fully it will show in photographs and it has a tendency to cling to dry patches skin. Otherwise it is a good little budget find.

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Golden Peach
A beautiful, bright bronze eyeshadow that really brings my blue/grey eyes to life and makes them pop with next to no effort. The soft, easy to blend texture makes application a breeze and blending is just as easy. It is well pigmented yet not harsh, this is probably one of my favourite eyeshadows of all time.

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector in Red
Personally I am not a huge fan of red lipstick, I don't have the confidence to wear a bright, red lipstick in an everyday setting. Light, red washes of moisturising colour? That I can do. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfector in Red, is a light, glossy hue that doesn't mask the lips in pigment rather it works with the lips natural shade creating  a bespoke shade. In essence the Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Balm Perfectors are tinted lip balms but they are a little more sophisticated and pleasurable to use.

Sephora Collection Blush in Orange Pop
I say this constantly but allow me to reiterate - Sephora needs to come to the UK and soon! Forget it being a beauty haven (it is) but Sephora's own brand make-up is phenomenal. I am a huge fan of their blushes - soft, silky, easy to blend, well pigmented and affordable. My personal favourite has to be Sephora Collection Blush in Orange Pop - a bright, orange based peach that is matte so it doesn't highlight flaws yet brightens the entire complexion.


Lush The Olive Branch Shower Gel
My skin is dry so my go to shower gel is Lush The Olive Branch - it contains real olive oil so along with smelling incredible it cleanses and leaves my skin feeling silky soft. A must buy.

Ciate Orange Choc Pot Nail Polish Remover (£6 when they launch)
I like to switch my nail colour fairly regularly but hate the removal process, I do prefer pot style nail polish removers but not so much the stench. Enter Ciate Orange Choc Pot Nail Polish a quick and easy way to remove nail polish that leaves your hands smelling wonderful after each use. I can't wait for this line up to launch in March so I can purchase a few more fragrances.

What have you been enjoying lately?
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42 comments:

  1. Yes.

    I big post of Clinique products that I recently bought.

    I love Hauls!!!!

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  2. the blush look utterly gorgeous, need to pick it up next time I'm at Sephora (which happens to be very close to the place I live, perks of living in Poland xx)

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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    1. Oh you lucky thing :) they have such beautiful make-up within their own range. I highly recommend!

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  3. The bobbi brown eye shadow looks gorgeous! I'll have to test that one out ;)
    My favourites are in this blogpost if you'd like to check them out ;) it's my first ever favourites post! http://charlinehasablog.blogspot.com/2015/01/favourite-things-january.html

    Love, Charline x

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  4. I really want to try this Sephora blush! Lovely picks xx
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  5. I love The Olive Branch shower gel too :) The eyeshadow and blush look so good, I too wish Sephora would come to the UK :( I'm sure that we used to have them? x

    http://littlemisslifestyle271.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. We did but sadly they closed down. Really hope they come back soon!

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  6. I LOVE the olive branch shower gel!

    https://allanahdoesbeauty.wordpress.com/

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  7. I love the nyx finishing powder. Put it in my favs today aswel.

    www.jinksybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I like the sound of the ciate nail polish remover! The strong smell always puts me off :( x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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    1. I think you will like this one for that very reason :)

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  9. I love your new blog layout, it looks fab. Hope you get your softbox lighting sorted xx


    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com

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  10. Such nice picks! And also, the new layout looks fantastic! I might look for that NYX powder tomorrow.

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  11. I'm with you on the Olive Branch shower gel, a must in the dry winter months! x

    http://lauratalksout.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I love the sound of the Clarins lip balms!

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)
    bit.ly/HopeFreedomLove
    xxxx

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  13. I haven't tried the olive branch from lush yet, the fact that it contains olive oil has for (some reason) put me off of trying it, soap and glory is my go to brand for smoothy smooth skin!

    babbleswithbeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I need to get my hands on that Lush shower gel! How have I missed it?! xx

    http://booksandmacarons.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. The blush looks super pretty! xo

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  16. I've been loving my new hand cream - Dr. Organic with a touch of honey.

    Lizzie Dripping

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  17. That Bobbi Brown eyeshadow looks gorgeous!

    Beti
    http://makeup-sessions.com/

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  18. You really can't fault the Bobbi Brown eyeshadows, and the colour of this one is stunning!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  19. I think sephora was here at the wrong time.x

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  20. The NYX powder and the Clarins lip perfector look amazing!!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  21. The Bobbi Brown eye shadow looks beautiful!!

    Check out my blog!

    http://alittledoseoflove.blogspot.ca/

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  22. Great Picks! I have been dying to get my hands on that Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow, but the new collection hasn't launched at my local counter yet.

    xoxo Nicole

    http://www.brazenbrunette.com

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  23. The Bobbi Brown eyeshadow is so, so stunning!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  24. That Bobbi Brown eyeshadow is just... heart eyed emojis everywhere!!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  25. Love that blush!! It really suits my medium skin tone as well! Good choice !!

    Read my blog :)
    www.bibistake.blogspot.com

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  26. I share your feeling on bright red lipstick! I love how it looks on other people but I simply cannot wear it. No matter what I do I end up looking slightly like a clown.

    -Chelsey // AndEverythingNice

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  27. I've been enjoying some aromatherapy favourites: Aromatherapy Associates, Therapie, Neom. Neal's Yard

    https://flowerpowerlife.wordpress.com/

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  28. I love the Bobbi brown shade, shame it's not the right for me. I'm really enjoying my Flat Out Fabulous Mac lippy secret Santa :) RW x

    www.hrwlifestyle.com

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  29. i used NYX studio powder too and loved it. great post. some of these products are just directly going to my shopping list.

    XOXO,
    Sarah

    Visit my blog here: www.fashionoiton.blogspot.com.au

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