Cosmetics

I feel like all I write about on my blog these days is skincare routines… Well, Global Warming means I cannot be writing about makeup, or else I’ll sweat or melt it off… Oooh! I might do a Lush bathbomb haul soon. I cannot wait to introduce (or re-introduce) you to my current favourites!

Anyway, back to skincare!

skincare routine

Step one: Cleanse

Back to the Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth Cleanse and Polish (not the nationality, although – who’s to say Liz Earle is not actually Polish, apart from Wiki). I’m still using this because I’ve honestly never seen my face so clean and smooth.

skincare routine

Step two: Toner

Back to Kiehl’s I go… Their Blue Herbal toner is EVERYTHING if you have spots. It Sahara Deserts them.

skincare routine

Step three: Moisturiser

Again, fellow spot-havers unite, and surround yourselves around Kiehl’s Blemish Control Treatment Facial Moisturiser (which co-incidentally is the full name of my next child, because it’s THAT long and sounds royal). This one is the only moisturiser that works for my breakouts.

skincare routine

Sunblock?:

Get your phone and unblock that sun… Use Bare Minerals’ Tinted Moisturiser to give you that tinted glow, packed with SPF 30 – which I’ll be turning (like those chairs on The Voice) in two years from this October! (Keep that date in your diary, it’s a month/long public holiday for all who read this blog)

Thanks for reading the stuff I come out with and sticking around. You’re true non-electrical but very virtual fans.

This tinted moisturiser gives great coverage too! It’s kinda like foundation, but not.

modelco matte creme
Photo Credit: ModelCO

Well, well, well… If it isn’t the ace of diamonds of lip crèmes: MODELCo.

So, if you read my blog, you’ll know I’ve been looking for a dupe of Kylie Jenner’s Dirty Peach.

This. Is. It.

I am so in love with this shade, and formula. It actually makes me look sun-kissed, suiting my skin tone perfectly!

Sometimes a peachy nude lipstick is all you need to bring an outfit together. Whether you’re flaunting a colourful, on-trend patterned dress, or you’re embracing a bold and bright eyeshadow, a pinky-nude lipstick is exactly what you need to compliment your look (we all know too much colour is a no-go!).

It’s afull coverage, long-lasting and highly-pigmentedlippy that glides on effortlessly to give your pout a rich, matte coverage.

The Matte Lip Crème boasts a creamy formula that dries instantly for a smooth finish. It’s got a great colour payoff too!

What did I think of it overall?

Amazing. I typically find that matte liquid lipsticks dry out my lips, this one does not.

It’s so creamy, dries instantly & smoothly, and the colour is beautifully high in pigment!

It’s just everything you’d look for in a lipstick. Oh, it lasts a long time too!

Buy it, now.

unlimited mascara

L’Oréal’s Paris Unlimited Mascara is a game-changer. It’s the best lash-lengthening mascara on the market right now.

– Our game-changing mascara innovation
– Bendable mascara wand for precise application
– Reaches every last lash, from corner to corner
– Lengthens, volumises, defines and separates lashes
– Intense black finish for high-impact lashes
– Longwear formula

You don’t have limits, so why should your lashes? Introducing our game-changing mascara, L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Mascara, that pushes your lashes to their limits. Now every lash is volumised, lengthened and perfectly separated. Unlimited lash impact, from every angle.

It’s all thanks to the innovative brush – inspired by a makeup artist mascara hack – that bends at 2 different angles, allowing for ultra-precise application. The brush coats lashes with a creamy, non-clumpy formula which glides on perfectly to volumise, lengthen and define every last lash. Top, bottom, inner, outer, long, short…no lash is left behind!

What’s great about it?

Its bendable wand makes it easy to reach every lash, even the shortest and finest ones.

Oh, and it’s apparently “long-lasting”. I won’t test this because I won’t sleep with mascara on. I don’t want an eye infection.

How does it work?

Bend the bristle brush wand and put on a slick of an unlimited amount mascara to lengthen, volumise, define and separate your lashes.

So, if you’re looking for a mascara that defines, lengthens and adds volume to all lashes (even the clumpy ones in the corner), this is a good one to try.

danielles-creation-fish-face-cosmetics-brush

Super soft mermaid foundation brush made of quality natural and synthetic fibre for lasting performance. Features include pink shimmer handle, with brush uniquely designed to apply powder, cream and liquid products.

Poisson visage, lovers! 🐠

The secret to Kim Kardashian’s contour probably isn’t this, but it’s pretty darn close.

Basically, I bought this mermaid brush and ever since I’ve been using it, the rest of my makeup looks are history.

I absolutely love how soft the synthetic bristles are. I have quite allergy-prone skin, so brushes that are made of animal hairs break me out. I accidentally used a makeup brush made from animal-hair once (without realising, obviously) when I bought a starter kit Bare Minerals, and it was the worst purchase of my life. I stupidly thought that the breakouts were down to the powder, and blamed my skin for being sensitive – until I found out it was the brush.

Ever since then, it’s been a case of cruelty-free and sanitary-full, always.

Back to Danielle Creation’s brush, it’s cute, Insta-friendly and the detail of the fins on it is exquisite.

Might duck about and buy another to bathe with, just so I can say I’ve swam with mermaids.

Finally, personally – I use it with powder contour pallets only. I’ve not tried liquids but I can’t imagine it’d blend as well.

I’m a sucker for a beauty blender these days… Apart from beauty blenders, I’ve found that hands (after being washed 91 times) work just as well.

Lipstick Queen

Introducing my favourite lipstick of the moment – Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince.

A “RIBBIT” so regal it attracts a King*.

Get heads turning with Frog Prince, a remarkable emerald green lipstick that transforms into magical rosebud upon contact with the lips. Don’t be fooled by the deep green hue of this semi-sheer lipstick – the green reacts with the warmth of your lips turning them an intense, fairy tale rose. No two pairs of lips will look the same as it adapts according to your pH and natural coloring, appearing entirely different yet beautifully flattering on everyone. Vitamin E and Shea Butter keep lips soft, hydrated and deliciously kissable. And just like true love itself, this enchanting shade was made to last. Lips remain their blissful pink all day long from just one lingering, magical Frog Prince kiss.

  • Moisturizing Shea Butter and anti-oxidant VItamin E soothe and protect 

  • Glossy, wet formula wears into a gentle, flattering and long-lasting pink tint 

  • Unique to you – Frog Prince adapts according to your pH and skin tone to create your most flattering shade of pink

Yes, the stick is green but (as above in the quote section), it magically turns into a shade of pink that’s unique to each person. Mystical!

What do I think? It’s got to be the best lipstick I own, to be frank.I really like the colour it transforms into. I also like how sheer it looks.

True to form, it moisturises to the n’th degree. #Masters

Also, the packaging is an A+/First Class Honours too. Pink all over with bold green branding. I never thought pink and green could go so well together, but they do! It works.

Long live Duty Free (where I got it from). But, I’m sure it’s available in department stores and online.

There’s a Mornin’ Sunshine version that I’ll be purchasing soon too. That one’s yellow in colour but turns into a peachy coral.