A Charlotte Tilbury Haul

A Charlotte Tilbury Haul

This post has been sitting in my drafts for some time now and I'm a little bit ashamed to admit that I am only getting around to publishing it now. You may have seen from my Instagram that I placed a little order with Charlotte Tilbury back in April and I've had some new makeup goodies to pay with. Well they're not so new anymore, but I've had plenty of time to trial everything and form a detailed review for you, which is what I'll be doing today.

Summer Skin Ready with Korres

Summer Skin Ready with Korres

I have spent a blissful week in the sun, enjoying what Gran Canaria had to offer and the special moments shared with my family. One thing I didn't have to worry about when planning for this trip away was my body care along with SPF, since Korres had my back. I received a lovely package a week before heading away, filled with everything I needed and more, from body scrub and shower gel to SPF lotion and lip balm. So I thought I would put together a post to tell you all about these products, how I prepped my skin for a week in the sun and my overall experience with the products whilst I was away.

New Beauty in June

New Beauty in June: Pixi, Indeed Labs, Superdrug, L'Oreal, Barry M and Rimmel

I'm always trying out new products whether they get sent to me or I buy them myself, so let's face it June is no different to any other month of the year. However this month I get to try some exciting new brands and releases that I couldn't wait to share with you. As you are reading this I'm jetting off to sunny Gran Canaria for a week of total bliss and I couldn't be more excited. I will try to capture my holiday and this beautiful place through photos that I can share with you... but until then let me tell you about the new beauty bits I'm currently trying out.

My Current Skincare Heroes

My Current Skincare Heroes featuring Mario Badescu, Pai Skincare, Alpha H, Oskia and Jurlique

I recently had to take a step back from all the skincare samples I was testing out and the various changes I was constantly making to my routine, in order to give my skin a little break. I'm usually quite lucky in the sense that my skin will rarely react oddly or get irritated, but a couple of weeks ago, it clearly decided enough was enough. So I took it back to basics, kept my routine super simple with a few products that I had been eyeing up for quite some time and now my skin is in a much better place. Of course I'm still trying out new products for the blog from time to time, with newbies from The Ordinary and Pixi being the most recent... but I make sure to introduce one product at a time and give my skin little breaks in between. Just FIY for anyone that is new to my blog, my skin tends to be on the dry side of things, not overly so but enough to make sure I am always including hydrating products in my routine. Now enough small talk, let me tell you all about the few products that brought my skin back to normality.

My Summer Makeup Bag

I don't really switch up my beauty/makeup routines to suits different seasons or trends, but I do change things up occasionally if my skin feels different. As a beauty blogger I also change things up depending on any new beauty products released, which may have caught my eye.. lately that seems to have happened a lot since there's so many beautiful new releases. So I thought I would put together a post with my current makeup favourites and also the new product additions that I have been obsessed with. I've also created a makeup look using all the products on my face, so it turned out quite glam but not over the top (in my opinion anyway).. It wouldn't be my everyday makeup look let's be honest but it is nice to put in the extra effort for weekend or time off work.