Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The "what would you like in my giveaway?" post

So as I am about to head off to europe for 3 weeks and will be doing mucho shopping. I thought I would spread the love and pick up a few items for a giveaway.

My question is... what are 2 things you'd like to see from French or UK brands?

Are you hankering for some Bioderma? Maybe a spritz of Caudalie beauty elixir? What about a Sleek blush trio? Do you like the idea of Bourjois 1 second nail polish remover? How about some Barry M nail polish?

Let me know and I'll see you when I get back!

And just a heads up, this will be an Australia only giveaway.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

September Faves 2012

I always find it so difficult to whittle the numbers of favourites down to a reasonable number. I think I was quite concise this month!

I've actually got a lot of skincare favourites, but I think I'll do my skincare routine in a different post. I have finally got to a stage where I'm really happy with my skincare routine and it's really working for me.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Crystal Baby (Creme)

This is a gorgeous creamy, pinky nude. I got this lipstick as a sample in an Estee Lauder gift pack at some stage and I'm absolutely loving it. It's my go-to-lipstick for a natural look. The scent is the typical EL fig scent, that is yummy without being over powering. The lipstick itself is moisturising and lasts a few hours on me. Similar to the MAC cremesheen formula but a little bit creamier.

NYX Blush in Desert Rose
I made a huge haul from not that long ago, including a few NYX blushes. NYX blushes are amazing! I find the fomulation to be so similar to NARS but without the high price. Desert Rose is a beautiful deep, shimmering rose. It is very pigmented and due to me being ghostly pale I need to use a really light hand. This is a statement blush for me and gives me that flushed English rose complexion. Soooo pretty. This blush would work amazingly for darker skinned girls or those crazy white girls like me.

Perricone MD Advanced Face Firming Activator
Bobbi Brown BB Cream in Extra Light
Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup in 1N1
OK I'm going through these together as they have been my everyday staples and I'm loving the combination. Perricone's face firming activator has been a saviour for my skin. It a thick serum/light moisturiser based on glycolic acid and lots of other skin goodies. This feels so good on my skin, keeps breakouts away and really calms the redness I am prone to. I follow this up with Bobbi Brown's BB Cream, which gives me SPF35 protection, evens out skin tone and really balances my skin to reduce the oily T-zone and moisturise the rest of my face. Sometimes I've been leaving it there and continuing on to concealer etc, but if I want a smoother finish I go in with EL Invisible Fluid Makeup. This combination is great for everyday, natural makeup. Let me know if you'd like a more in depth review on these?

Kerastase Chroma Riche Hair Masque
This hair mask is amazing! I don't have enough good things to say. Maybe I've found my HG hair mask? It leaves my hair so soft and moisturised without weighing it down. I use it every other wash and I really look forward to those washes. I would use it every time I wash my hair except I am too lazy as I leave it in for a few minutes. It's designed for colour treated hair and it's meant to make it luminous and accentuate the colour. I'm not sure it's amazing for that, but it certainly doesn't leave it dull. I do still use a serum afterwards.

What are your faves this month?

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