Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Glamour Spring Beauty Edit

It's been a while since I treated myself to anything beauty related, so when I saw this on the latest in beauty website I had to pop it in my basket! At just £16.99, The Glamour Spring Edit contains an amazing £99 worth of goodies! So without further waffle, here's what was in my box!
Moroccanoil Intense Hydration Mask (£7.65/75ml) - I'm yet to try anything from the Moroccanoil range so cant wait to put this to work! At £7.65 for 75ml, this isn't the cheapest product on the block so I'm expecting great things!

Nuxe Creme Fraiche Moisturising Mask (£18.50/50ml) - I've heard so much about Nuxe, along with French skincare in general, so I cant wait to give this one a try. This is probably the product I'm most excited about and alone is worth more than the cost of the whole beauty box!

Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Enamel and Top Coat (£6.99 each) - I've not brought a new polish in ages, so was happy to see this pair of polishes from the Revlon range. Included in every box is the diamond top coat along with one of three shades. I have the shade Pocket Aces which looks like a lovely summer colour.
Kiko  Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow (£6.90) - I'm all for an easy eyeshadow look so was happy to see this eyeshadow stick in my box. I received the shade in Golden Brown and plan to pop this in my make up bag as soon as possible!

Rimmel Oh my Gloss! Lip Gloss (£5.49) - I was looking forward to giving Rimmels latest lip offering a go, however the shade I was given probably wont work against my pale skin tone which is a little disappointing, however I'll  pass it on to a friend.

Model Co Creme Rouge Cheek & Lips (£14.00) - I love a good cream blush so a new one is always welcome, This is in the shade just peachy and looks right up my street.
Beauty UK High Brow Kit (£3.99) - Although I'm not too in to brows, I'm sure many will love the addition of this Beauty UK kit. I'll be passing this on too.

Elie Saab sample- While some hate perfume samples, I personally love them for my bag so was happy to see this last item in my bag.

So there you have it everything in my Glamour Spring Beauty Edit box, while there were a couple of items I wont be using the others are fab and I cant wait to try everything out. Will you be treating yourself?

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The five minute face...

Lately I've found myself torn between that having that extra hour five minutes in bed and wanting to look like I've had enough sleep.. The solution? a routine that I've got down to under five minutes, leaving just enough time to deal with other aspects of my morning.
My base is pretty simple, I just apply this Maybelline Babyskin pore eraser (£7.99/22ml) along with my new Maybelline dream flawless nude foundation (£5.99/20ml). The result is very natural. although I find that the look helps to even everything out. I do however have to go in with a Essence concealer (£2.50/7ml)*, for under my eyes and any blemishes. At just £2.50 this stuff is bloody brilliant and well worth a try!
To make my eyes stand out I use my Benefit Roller Lash mascara (£19.50/8.5g). I got this little sample size in Elle and have been really enjoying it so far. While I find I do still have to use my curlers I love that it coats every individual lash and makes my eyelashes look so much thicker! I then go in with my brow drama sculpting mascara (£4.99/7.6ml) to quickly neaten my brows up before finishing the look with my Soap and Glory lip crayon in the shade 'Bashfull' (£8.00).

So there you have it, the make up steps I use in the morning to look a little more human! What are your quick fixes?