Hi everyone! I hope you're all well and having a lovely weekend. I'm having a nice chilled weekend so far - I managed to get some blog photos taken today and I'm now chilling on the sofa writing this post and waiting for The X Factor to start. My boyfriend and I are going shopping tomorrow which I'm very excited about - I plan on spending some money at Space NK and I'm also desperate to try one of the new Salted Caramel hot chocolates from Starbucks - yum! I love this time of year and the build up to Christmas so much, I'm such a big kid sometimes. Anyway, before I start rambling, I'll get back to the reason you're reading this post. Here's the products I've been loving lately ...
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation | Soft Beige | Link
I bought this foundation a good few months ago now but I've only just started using it on a regular basis over the past month. I think the reason this foundation took a back seat is because over Summer I like to use the Rimmel Wake Me up foundation for its illuminating properties. However, now the colder weather has arrived, I don't feel like the Wake Me Up foundation is as suitable anymore. Thats when I decided I'd start using this and after giving it a proper go, I absolutely love it. Unlike the Wake Me Up which adds a very obvious 'glow' to the skin, the Match Perfection foundation adds more of a satin like finish. It isn't overly glowy but it isn't matte either - it actually reminds me of one of my favourite high end foundations, NARS Sheer Glow. The coverage is medium but its definitely buildable and I love wearing it on an everyday basis for work. It looks very natural whilst still covering any imperfections and gives my skin a nice 'lit from within' type finish.
Omorozicza Queen of Hungary Mist* | Link
A little while ago I was sent an Omorozicza travel kit to try and although I'd never heard of the brand before, I loved the sound of the products and have since discovered its a pretty luxurious brand. Although I've enjoyed using all the products (I'll review the little set I received soon), this 'Queen of Hungary' mist has definitely been the one I've reached for most. I've been using this almost every day between cleansing and moisturising as the toning stage of my skincare routine and I've totally fallen in love with it. Not only does it smell amazing but its so refreshing on the skin and it leaves my face looking much more awake, fresh and plump. I also love that its a very fine spritz and not one that leaves my face looking wet after application. This makes it brilliant for spritzing over makeup to create a natural dewy finish. Its a pretty pricey product and not a necessity but its definitely a nice luxury if you feel like treating yourself.
Garnier 'Illuminating' Moisture Match | Link
I bought this on a random trip to Boots a little while ago as it had a couple of quid knocked off the usual price. I was originally drawn to the range of moisture match moisturisers because of the colourful packaging (each moisturiser is a different colour) and the fact they were all designed to target different problem areas. My skin was looking a bit lacklustre and dull at the time so I decided the illuminating option would be best for me. As soon as I took one sniff of it and swatched it on the back of my hand, I was sold. I kid you not - this moisturiser has the most amazing scent I've ever come across and for that reason alone I'll definitely repurchase. Its a total joy to apply to my face each morning. I also find it sinks in exceptionally easily, gives me a bit of moisture (it isn't exceptionally moisturising so if you have dry skin I'd recommend getting the one specifically designed for dry skin) and as the product claims, it brightens and illuminates my complexion. I LOVE it.
Modelco Lipstick | Peony* | Link
When an email landed in my inbox asking if I'd like to try some new limited edition Modelco lipsticks, I immediately said yes. Modelco have teamed up with Birchbox to create two sets of three lipsticks - the 'classics' set and the 'Naturals' set. I decided to try the Classics range as all three colours appealed to me (a peach, a red and a berry pink). I've been using all three lipsticks since the set arrived and I love them all but 'Peony' the berry pink shade has been the stand out for me. I find its a perfect colour for every day wear as it isn't too bright and it has a beautiful moisturising formula and satin finish. Modelco claim these lipsticks are matte but they're definitely not - I've got no idea where they got that idea from. I'll do a full review of the 'classics' set including swatches soon as I think it'd be a great Christmas gift for beauty lovers.
Loreal Skin Perfection Moisturiser | Link
I bought this moisturiser from Boots after reading lots of rave reviews and I have to say I'm really impressed. I wasn't expecting anything amazing from a drugstore moisturiser but it hydrates my skin well and creates a lovely base for my makeup. It definitely helps smooth my skin out and reduce the appearance of pores. I've even been applying this in the morning and thinking my skin looks pretty good without makeup. That's a first for me, trust me. I won't say too much more as I'll be reviewing this in full soon.
Maybelline Colour Tattoo | On & On Bronze | Link
The problem with having a lot of makeup is the fact that some things you once loved can get lost amongst everything else and you forget to use it. That's what happened with this product - I loved it when I first got it and then it got forgotten about amongst my other eye products. However, its well and truly back now and I've been using it all the time. Its a great shade (it really reminds me of MAC Satin Taupe) and the high metallic finish is stunning. Its a great product to sweep on when I'm in a rush as I can pop it on with my finger and be done with it as it looks so great on its own. Its also great for popping under powder eyeshadows as a base as it really helps to intensify the colour. Overall a great all rounder and something everyone should have in their makeup stash!
NEOM 'Real Luxury' Candle* | LinkThere's nothing I love more than getting home from work and snuggling up on the sofa with a cup of tea in hand and some candles lit to create a relaxing atmosphere. As someone who suffers with anxiety, I like to do anything I can to create a serene and calming atmosphere and for me, candles are a great way to do that. Especially if they have lovely relaxing scents too like this NEOM beauty. I was sent this just over a week ago so its fairly new to me but I've lit it every night since and have become a little bit obsessed. It has a gorgeous scent of Lavender, Jasmine & Brazilian Rosewood and I find the fragrance is gently distributed around the whole room creating a relaxing enviroment. I also love that it has three wicks (the simple things) as it looks so pretty flickering away in its glass vase. It also has 50 hours of burning time which is pretty damn impressive!
So there we have it, the products that have stood out to me over the past month. Have you tried any of them? What have you been loving this month?
Lots of Love,