MARCH 2018 NEWSLETTER
MARCH BEAUTY FAVES
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I know it feels like just yesterday that I sat down and filmed a favourites video but lately I’ve found myself falling in love with SO many new products that I just couldn’t resist telling you guys all about them! March has been a real skincare month for me but I’ve also discovered a lot of exciting makeup products over the last few weeks and I’m excited to share those with you. Let’s get started!
The first product that I want to take a second to mention is the beeeautiful *Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturiser. You guys know by now that I’m a huge fan of things like bb and cc creams, so when I found out that one of my all time fave skincare brands (Caudalie!) had released their own tinted moisturiser I was super excited to get my hands on one of my own! What I love about this particular tinted moisturiser is that it’s great at helping me to achieve that ‘barely there’ base that I love to wear. It blends really seamlessly and gives my skin a subtle natural-looking glow. I just knew I was going to love this stuff!
Also on my list of loves for this month are the gorgeous *‘Gen Nude’ Patent Lip Lacquers by Bare Minerals. What I love the most about these glosses is that they smell amazing (like seriously YUM!) but they’re also super wearable, long lasting and comfortable on the lips. They come in a ton of beautiful colours but my faves are definitely ‘Bae’ and ‘Can’t Even’. I feel like these are the perfect, lightweight formula for Spring and I’m excited to experiment with some different shades!
You guys know by now that I’m a little bit in love with Glossier (ok a LOT!) so when I found out that they were releasing their own range of cream eyeshadows (called *Lidstars) I was SHOOK. Like literally Glossier, sign me up and take my money!! What I love the most about these *Lidstar shadows is that they’re soooo easy to apply. I literally just take the applicator, dab a little bit onto my eyelid and then blend it out with my fingertips. I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the shade ‘Cub’ which is a beautiful shimmering pinky gold shade, and I’m also really excited to experiment with the shade ‘Moon’ which is a gorgeous silvery white colour. I’m so happy these Lidstars exist and I would highly recommend that you try them out if you’re as Glossier obsessed as I am!
Earlier this month I was lucky enough to receive the *Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Blush Glow in the mail *squeals*! You’ve probably heard me talking about the *Filmstar Bronze and Glow Duo before (which I absolutely love!) I only take a teeny weeny amount of the blush onto my brush but even a small dusting helps to give my cheeks a lovely, healthy looking glow. I lurrrrve Charlotte Tilbury and this palette didn’t disappoint!
Of course it wouldn’t be a true favourites post if I didn’t mention a perfume I’ve been loving! This month I’ve been obsessed with a fragrance that I picked up while I was in Paris which is ‘4.1 Le Musc & La Peau’ by Parfumerie Générale. You guys have probably noticed by now that breaking down fragrances isn’t my strong point, but I would describe this as of those perfumes that smells like it could be your natural scent. Whenever I wear this perfume I’m pretty much guaranteed to get complimented on how good I smell, so definitely check it out if you’re into warm, skin-like scents.
The last makeup product on my list of favourites for this month is the *Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint in the shade ‘Uncensored’. This lip paint is seriously INCREDIBLE…not only because the colour is absolutely stunning, but also because it stays pretty much perfect all.night.long. If you love wearing red lipstick but (like me) you find that it’s a bit of an annoying and high maintenance colour to wear then THIS lip paint is the one for you. Not even kidding, this stuff stayed perfect EVEN after I ate a huge cheeseburger! You need this in your life!
Onto the skincare now and I just have to tell you guys about the amazing *‘Waso’ Fresh Jelly Lotion by Shisedio. I got this a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been using this every other day after my cleanser. To me the formula kinda feels like an essence, so I’ll usually apply this lotion right before my serum and moisturiser. It’s a really lightweight, liquidy texture and it’s incredible at giving my skin an extra surge of hydration. LOVE!
The next two products were recommended to me by my good friend Katie Jane Hughes (the makeup queen!) and I’ve been using them both religiously ever since! First up is the amazing Weleda Skin Food which I’ve actually used before but only ever on my elbows or on dry patches of skin, I’d never even thought to put this on my face! Katie told me to use this on the plane and honestly…I was SO shocked and impressed with the results. This stuff really helped to lock a layer of moisture into my skin and I’ve never stepped off of a plane feeling so refreshed and hydrated in my life! Katie also told me that I needed to get my hands on a pot of the Boundless Solid Oil by 8 Faces and OMG I’m so glad I did! Try it out if you’re curious!
Another skincare product that I’ve been loving is the Guerlain Repairing Honey Gel Mask. This is definitely more of a high end mask, but if you’re looking for something that feels super luxurious then this is the mask for you! I’ve been loving using this after my cleansing mask to really put the moisture back into my skin, it gives me a much-needed surge of hydration and leaves my skin feeling nourished and repaired. Give it a go if you’re a Guerlain fan like me!
A more affordable mask that I’ve been enjoying is the Caudalie ‘Radiance in 10 Minutes’ Glycolic Peel. This is a really gentle mask which makes your skin feel sooooo smooth and gives it a boost of brightness and radiance. I love love love to use this in the mornings because it does a great job at prepping my skin ready for my makeup and also helps to give me that ‘wide awake’ look. I would highly recommend trying this if you’re looking for something that gives your skin a healthy boost!
Last but not least I just had to take a minute to talk about the Fresh Seaberry Revitalising Shampoo and Conditioner. I picked this up while I was in New York and I actually had no idea that Fresh even did haircare!? I bleach my hair A LOT so I’m always on the hunt for haircare products that promise to nourish and protect it. What I love about this shampoo and conditioner combo is that they leave my hair feeling super soft and full of life. The formula of the Seaberry shampoo and conditioner is specifically targeted for colour-treated hair so if you’re a blondie like me then you HAVE to try these out!
So that concludes my beauty favourites for this month. I feel like I’ve fallen in love with some really beautiful products during March so I’m excited to see what new products April might bring with it. What have you guys been loving this month? Leave me a comment down below and let me know what’s been floating your beauty boat this Spring! Also don’t forget to give my video a watch if you want to find out a little bit more about some of the products I’ve mentioned. Hope you enjoy it!
SOME OF THE PRODUCTS I MENTIONED:
*Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturiser
For that 'barely there' base
*Bare Minerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquers
LOVE the shade names lol
*Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Blush Palette
The perfect combo
*Fenty Stunna Lip Paint ‘Uncensored’
Stayed perfect even after a cheeseburger!
*Glossier Lid Star Eyeshadows ‘Cub’
*Fresh Seaberry Revitalizing Shampoo
Your hair's new bff
*Fresh Seaberry Revitalizing Conditioner
Hello nourished hair!
*Weleda Skin Food
As amazing as it sounds!
*Shisedio ‘Waso’ Fresh Jelly Lotion
An extra layer of hydration!
*Caudalie Glycolic Peel Mask
Can't get enough of this stuff!
NEW IN FROM THE DRUGSTORE!
Last weekend I decided to treat myself to a little bit of a Boots shopping spree. I was despo to pick up some drugstore essentials and I was also hoping to get my hands on some new releases. I think I was a little too early for any new products for Spring (maybe I’ll go back soon?) but I did manage to get my hands on some cute new items to add to my makeup bag. It’s been a while since I filmed a drugstore haul so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to show you what’s ‘new in’ in my beauty collection.
A drugstore range that I’m suuuuuuuper excited about is actually the brain child of my bestie Jules Von Hep! If you didn’t already know, Jules is a professional tanner for celebs around the world and he’s just released his very own collection of self-tanning colour correcting products called ‘Isle of Paradise’! A lot of you might know that I’m not usually all that into tanning but I’m really keen to give Jules’ creations a try. I picked up a bottle of the Self Tanning Water (which actually comes in light, medium and dark!) and I think I’m gonna love this because it’s sooooooo lightweight and lovely. The Self Tanning Drops (which you can combine with your everyday moisturiser for a more natural finish) look neat as well as a bottle of Tan Eraser (which helps to remove any excess product.) I’m really excited for Jules and I just know you guys are going to love this collection. Make sure you get your hands on some Isle of Paradise goodies and let me know what you think!
Since I’ve been travelling a lot recently I’ve been on a mission to find more mini versions of things to chuck in my suitcase! Something I just had to throw in my basket was this *adorable mini Wet Brush. I’ve been a huge fan of Wet Brushes for years and as soon as I saw this cute lil yellow one I knew I had to have it! Wet Brushes are amazing at effortlessly removing knots and tangles without damaging your hair or snagging. I also picked up a packet of Oral B 3D White Luxe Floss…(glam!)
Of course it wouldn’t be a trip to the drugstore if I didn’t pick up my all time favourite *Garnier Micellar Water, right?! I was also completely out of hairspray so I decided to kick it old school and pick up a mini bottle of the *L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray to pop in my suitcase. I actually used some of this spray this morning and OHMYGOD the smell got me feeling sooooo nostalgic! It totally took me back to the first time I ever started using hairspray! What I love about this stuff is that it doesn’t leave my hair looking or feeling crispy (lol!) it’s a really lightweight spray and does a great job at keeping my style in place all day.
Onto my favourite part now…THE MAKEUP! First things first let’s take a minute to appreciate our familiar friend…the *Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation. If you’re an OG viewer you’ve probably heard me talk about this foundation a billion times over the years so you’ll know just how much I love this stuff. I get the shade 51 ‘Light Vanille’ which is perfect for my skin tone, but what I love the most about this foundation is the texture. It’s actually a gel foundation which means that it glides onto your face so seamlessly and feels sooooo effortless to apply. I’d kind of forgotten just how much I love this stuff so I’m excited to have this back in my life to fall in love with all over again.
I also picked up one of the teeny weeny *Real Techniques Mini Face Brushes to apply my foundation with (seriously the best brush ever!) and decided to try out the *L’Oréal Infallible 24 Hour Concealer Pomade. Since getting it home I’ve realised that I picked totally the wrong shade for my skin tone which is super annoying, but I think if I went back and got a lighter version I’d probably really like it!
Of course I couldn’t visit the makeup section of Boots without trying out a new lip product so I decided to give one of the *L’Oréal Colour Riche Shine Lipsticks a whirl. I chose the shade ‘642’ which is a really beautiful pinky nude. I adore this colour and I also love the way the formula feels on my lips. I was surprised by just how nourishing it felt and it gives my lips a gorgeous shine (hence the name!) I just know I’m going to be reaching for this shade a lot during the Spring! I also picked up a couple of the *L’Oréal Paris Eye Paints which I’m really excited to try! I decided to treat myself to the shades *‘306 Nudist’ which is a great everyday brown shade, and *‘101 Eternal White’ which is a beeeeeautiful shimmering silvery white. The formula of these eye paints is silky smooth and I feel like they’re going to be really buildable. I’m a huge lover of cream shadows so I can tell I’m going to be using these A LOT.
I decided to try a couple of products by Cerave (no idea how you pronounce that!) and I’m really excited to see what I think of them. I picked up a bottle of the *hydrating cleanser, as well as one of the *moisturising lotions. I tend to be a little sceptical about straying from my favourite drugstore skincare products (as I have VERY sensitive, dry skin) but since these have been approved by the National Eczema Association I think they’re actually going to be really gentle. I’ll let you know how I get on!
I couldn’t leave the store without treating myself to a big bag of *Magnesium Flakes! If you know me, you’ll know I take quiiiiiite a lot of baths and my favourite things to sprinkle into my bath water are magnesium flakes! Magnesium is great for soothing aching muscles and bones so I love to treat myself to a couple of handfuls whenever I’ve been to the gym. All you do is add a cup or two of the flakes into your running water and then sit back and soak soak soak! If you’re a bath person you need these in your life!
So I hope you guys enjoyed getting a little peek into my Boots bag! Like I said I was kinda hoping to discover some new releases in the drugstore but I think I was probably a little too early! Maybe I’ll head back in the Spring and see if there are any new goodies on the shelves. What are your favourite products from the drug store? Is there anything that you think I’d love to try? Leave me a comment and let me know!
THE PRODUCTS I'M MOST EXCITED ABOUT!
Isle of Paradise Colour Correcting Tanning Products!
So proud of Jules!!
*Cerave Hydrating Cleanser
Excited to give this a whirl
*L'Oréal Colour Riche Shine Lipstick '642'
My go-to colour for Spring!
*L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray
A classic in my haircare collection!
*Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation
Still love it after all these years
NEW IN FROM WOLF CIRCUS
Some of you guys might remember a post I put together back in the Summer about one of my favourite independent jewellery brands, Wolf Circus. Wolf Circus know I’m a huuuuuge huge fan of their stuff and were kind enough to send me some pieces from their stunning collection to love and wear (*squeals*) so I just had to pick up my camera and show you what they sent. Although I’m a loyal fangirl of bigger brands like Missoma and Daisy London jewellery, there’s something about supporting the smaller, lesser known brands of the world that I love! Wolf Circus is my go-to destination for beautiful, unique pieces with a twist and I’m super excited to start integrating these new accessories into my wardrobe.
I’ve been having a bit of a thing for earrings lately so when I saw that Wolf Circus had kindly gifted me these STUNNERS I got all heart eyed. I recently got a new piercing (I think it’s called a rook piercing?) so playing around with different studs is something that I’ve been really enjoying doing. Wolf Circus sent me the beautiful ‘Franca’ earrings (the twisty ones! No wonder they’re sold out) as well as an ‘Oval Chain’ pair. I absolutely love the way that both of these earrings look with my usual everyday studs (and my new Maria Tash sleeper!) I feel like these Wolf Circus earrings really epitomise what this brand is all about; totally unique and super cool designs!
For bracelets I usually stick to wearing just my favourite Daisy London ‘Chakra’ bracelet, but now I have this beauty in my collection I feel totally inspired to start wearing more bling on my wrists! This gorgeous piece is the ‘Maggie’ bracelet and I absolutely ADORE it! Sadly it’s sold out but here’s a similar one! This is such a dainty piece but I feel like the unusual chain gives it a bit of an edge. It’s super simple but packs a punch at the same time. Love it!
I’m the kind of person that feels naked if I leave the house without my rings on and I’ve loved collecting rings ever since I can remember! I’ve been on the hunt for a signet style ring so when Wolf Circus included this beauty in my gift box I couldn’t believe my luck! This is the ‘Femme’ ring and I think it’s actually one of my favourite rings I own now! Much like the ‘Maggie’ bracelet, this ring is such a classic shape, but the intricate detailing gives it a unique edge. I’m excited to wear this with my favourite shirt from Paloma Wool which is also covered in naked ladies!
Last but certainly by no means least is this stunning pearl necklace which you might have already seen if you follow me on Insta! This is the ‘Pearl Lariat’ necklace and what I love about this is that magical freshwater pearl at the end of the chain. I’ve been super into layering necklaces lately but I feel like this one has to be worn on its own because of its sheer beauty! I’m excited to wear this over funky t-shirts and sweaters but I also think this would look absolutely beautiful with a really deep v-neck top (like > this one < maybe?) I feel like every single piece of Wolf Circus jewellery is super versatile; they’re great at adding something special (but not too ‘in your face’) to a casual, everyday outfit, but they’re also really amazing pieces wear to an event or a party. Whenever I wear my Wolf Circus ‘Art Deco’ studs someone ALWAYS asks me where I got them! Definitely check out Wolf Circus if you’re a fan of super unique, great quality jewellery. Let me know what your favourite piece is in the comments! P.S. Thank you SO much Wolf Circus for sending me these beautiful goodies to add to my collection, I adore them!
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Dainty but cool
Pearl Lariat Necklace
It's all in the details
Oval Chain Earrings
These are so unique!