Tuesday, 14 March 2017

The Products That NEVER Let Me Down


Every day I try to get as much use out of my makeup collection as possible. Being a makeup hoarder has its perks, but sometimes I forget to reach for products to change up my routine every now and again. However, if I have a bad makeup day, there are always products I can rely on to have my back and make me feel as beautiful as ever. From perfume to skincare, here are my top products that help me survive days where I am just not feeling myself...Oh, and I've recently found a website that sells all of my favourite products for a cheaper price. They are all 100% authentic and I thought I would let you guys know so you can get all my favourite beauty items for a better price. (This post is not sponsored by Notino, I just want to inform you of a place to buy genuine makeup products for a better price!)



My go-to perfume of all time is Miss Dior. A light scent with various floral tones to make you feel super girly and in the best mood ever. I don't know why but this seriously lifts my mood whenever I spray it and really gets me ready for the day. I'm also a huge lover for packaging as you may have guessed and cannot help but crush over the adorable large bow that sits on the bottle. A very classic, elegant and feminine bottle to make you feel as girly as ever. As the scent deepens throughout the day, there is an underlying musky smell that makes me super sleepy. I love how the aroma changes throughout the day leaving several scents as you move from room to room. If you are a girly girl like me, this scent is definitely for you!




As the summer months approach, I've been trying to let my skin breathe more instead of caking my face with foundation. This has taken a great turn on my skin, preventing me from breaking out and having a complexion that looks a lot more alive and healthier. However, if I want to pop on some base makeup if my redness is flaring, Garnier's BB Cream is the one. I literally live and breathe this product from March-August. I use the shade light and apply a light layer to my skin - this gives a light to medium coverage and leaves a glowing finish. When applying to my face, the formula feels super creamy and moisturising, which also does wonders for my dry skin. I simply love this for its skincare and cosmetic benefits - it is a win-win for me!


As seen before in every beauty post ever, Estee Lauder is once again making an appearance. For those new around here, this is my favourite bronzer of all time - BRONZE GODDESS. I cannot explain how long this bronzing powder has lasted me. My boyfriend bought it as a gift for me almost 3 years ago and I still haven't hit pan...the product is worth the money and more! This versatile powder is a light, warm-toned brown that can be used on a variety of skin tones - the product works for me whether I'm as pale as can be in winter or tanning throughout summer. It is hands down one of my favourite beauty products of all time and I'm sure always will be. Let me know your favourite drugstores down below so I can see if there is a cheaper alternative for this. 



Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

After wearing nude lipsticks over the last couple of months, I've decided to venture back into my darker lip colour wardrobe. I completely forgot how much these two colours meant to me (it's not that deep...) and have been using them over the last two weeks. First and foremost is the Nars Velvet Matte lip pencil in the shade Mysterious Red. My favourite thing about this Nars lip collection is the style of the product - I love the pencil crayon packaging, how the colour is displayed on the end and how easy they've made it to apply the product to your lips. Similar to a lip liner, this pencil allows you to load on the colour in seconds, leaving a rich, deep-toned rouge on the lips. I definitely recommend swatching these lip pencils in store and finding the colour perfect for you...you will not regret it. The range is full of beautiful colours that I'm planning on getting my hands on very soon.

Mac Matte Lipstick

Mac is a brand favourite of many in the beauty blogger world. There lipsticks for me are the products I repeatedly go back and buy - the longevity is longer than the majority of brands I've tried, the pigmentation is high and the range of colours is incredible. Still sticking with the theme of bolder colours, I have decided to throw this beauty into my makeup bag. I always hold back with this colour but I'm feeling confident about wearing this throughout the warmer months. I certainly know I will be taking it with me to Mexico in July, for sure! The shade I'm lusting over is - Lady Danger - a bright, warm-toned orange that definitely makes a statement. I cannot wait to have sunkissed skin and to wear this in the evening with a white playsuit - I think that colour combination would look stunning.




Revlon Lash Potion

When it comes to mascaras, I always find that the ones from the drugstore are always better, or if not the same, as double-triple priced highend ones. Therefore, I happily stick to the good ol' drugstore mascaras if I'm ever in need of a new one. After hunting for years, I have found the ultimate mascara that does the two main things us girls want - length and volume. Revlon's Lash Potion is housed in the funkiest metallic packaging with a long sturdy mascara wand. The product applies thick (voluminous, not lumpy) and evenly along the lashes to achieve the desired full, extended effect. If you are looking for a cheap mascara that does it all, then this one is definitely for you. It is even waterproof, which is a massive bonus for me - I hate when mascara runs down my face in the middle of day!



Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

Last but definitely not least is a new addition to my favourite beauties of all time. Dermalogica have been a company I have been intimately introduced to this year. I have created a strong bond with the brand and absolutely adore their products. One of my favourites from their skin saviours is this Special Cleansing Lotion. The cooling, gel-like formula soothes the skin and lifts makeup off the face with ease. No more tugging your makeup off with a dry makeup wipe, this beautiful lotion moisturizes and hydrates the skin whilst cleansing the pores and working its way into your complexion's deepest layer. I have noticed the biggest difference within my skin since using these products and it is definitely down to them. If you have a bit more money to spare on skincare products, I recommend investing in something from Dermalogica's range. You can even get a free skin mapping appointment to see which products would suit your skin best with advice from a specialist!

What are the products you cannot live without? Do we have any in common?

Lots of love

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This post is not in collaboration with any of the brands mentioned; as always, all opinions are honest and my own.

4 comments:

  1. I am still yet to try Estee Lauder bronzers, i hear such good things about them. i must buy one for the summer this year :)

    www.GillMclaughlin.com

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    1. Definitely do! Tt is the best bronzer I've ever used :) xx

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  2. That Nars lip pencil looks gorgeous, such a pretty shade! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. I know, it is super pretty on the lips too! Definitely need to do a swatch video including this or a makeup look on my Youtube channel soon :) x

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