28.5.16

Beauty | Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Rose Palette

I'm sad to say that I've been a little disappointed with Collection recently. I found both their Speedy Highlighter and Highlight & Sculpt Contour Kit rather underwhelming despite my high expectations. However, I was a huge fan of the original Eyes Uncovered Palettes when they were first released in their Nude and Nude Grey colour combinations so I snapped up the Nude Rose collection in hopes it would be of the same high quality as the rest of it's family.

Beauty | Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Rose Palette

The palette's basic cardboard packaging is notorious for getting covered in fingerprints and not very durable, but I appreciate it keeps it's retail value down and I think the simple black and gold design actually looks very understated and chic. It comes with a magnetic fastening and a double headed sponge applicator which has never been my makeup tool of choice but is handy for using on the go.

Beauty | Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Rose Palette

The combination of rose gold and nude shimmers reminds me slightly of the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. The palette consists of 6 shades: a pretty pearl highlighting shade, a golden peach, a rose gold, a pink-hued bronze, a warmer chocolate brown and dark black with red undertones, which doesn't really seem to go with the collection but I will still use regardless. There was a little fallout when I applied these eyeshadows but their surprisingly buttery texture more than makes up for this. All shades are velvety smooth and highly pigmented. This palette has great versatility as the first five shades can be used to create a delicate, sun-kissed goddess look perfect for Summer whilst the black (which I really wish was more of a plum colour) can be used to add depth and create a more smokey look.

25.5.16

Beauty | Natural Skincare & Cosmetics Wishlist

Beauty | Natural Skincare & Cosmetics Wishlist
Trying new natural skincare and beauty products has become a little bit of an obsession of mine recently. There's something about skincare formulas that harness the power of both science and nature, and limit the use of synthetic ingredients, that really works for my skin. 

23.5.16

Beauty | Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

Jurlique is a skincare brand I've been longing to try for some time now. Jurlique has been a leader in natural skincare science since 1985 and apply advanced technologies from their Australian farm to create high performance, potent skin care. Their beautifully packaged, award-winning products are full of high-quality botanical ingredients, and I was very kindly sent a bottle of their iconic, bestselling Rosewater Balancing Mist* to share with you today.

Beauty | Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist

The packaging is simple but pretty. The frosted glass bottle is quite heavy but still small enough to pop into your handbag to use throughout the day. This light, hydrating facial mist is unlike anything I've tried before. The blend of precious rose essential oil and grapefruit seed provides natural antioxidant protection and is designed to help improve skin tone, moisture level and skin balance. The combination of marshmallow, avocado and aloe helps to hydrate skin's surface and prevent moisture loss.

21.5.16

Beauty | LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Porcelain

As my favourite NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly sadly comes to an end, I'm on the look out for a drugstore/budget alternative to fill the void until pay day arrives. I was tempted to return to my trusty Collection Lasting Perfection concealer but after reading such wonderful things about the LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer I thought I'd give it a go, at only £3.99 what did I have to lose?

Beauty | LA Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer in Porcelain

I was hoping to pick the concealer up on Beauty Bay but unfortunately they were all sold out so I turned to Amazon. The concealer is available in an impressive 24 shades including colour correcting varieties in green, yellow and orange. After a little research I found out that porcelain was the lightest shade so I thought it would suit my ridiculously pale skin tone best.