All Eyes On NARS

All Eyes On NARS, Duo Eyeshadow Surabaya, Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base

Whenever I read about or see NARS makeup products in person, it kind of makes my heart flutter a little bit... I know I sound like a complete twat right now, but doesn't makeup do that to you too?! For me NARS will always be one of those brands that I'll constantly check out, get excited about new releases, even if I only ever splurge on it from time to time (because let's face it it's on the pricey side of things). So I was absolutely delighted to collaborate with House of Fraser again, as it meant I had the opportunity to treat myself to some makeup bits that I have been lusting after for some time now and off course I chose NARS. House of Fraser has become one of my favourite companies especially when it comes to the makeup that they offer, as there's a huge selection of brands available including regular exclusives. If you haven't checked out their website before, then I definitely recommend you have a little browse (I online window shop regularly so there's no shame in that)... you won't regret it.

My Simple Evening Skincare Routine

My Simple Evening Skincare Routine

Although my skincare products change on a regular basis (I guess that's what it means to be a beauty blogger who is constantly trying new brands), my routine stays pretty much the same. It always consists of micellar water, cleanser, facial oil, moisturiser & lip balm. I've recently come across a few new products from brands that I have loved for quite some time now, so I thought I would share my current skincare with you here on the blog. My skin is constantly dehydrated and feels dry if I don't use products that aren't moisturising enough, so if your skin is similar to mine then hopefully you will take some inspiration and if not maybe you will enjoy reading through my current favourites anyway...

The Liquid Lipstick Edit

Liquid Lipstick Edit (Jouer Cosmetics, ColourPop, NYX, Gerard Cosmetics, Stila)

Liquid Lipstick Edit (Jouer Cosmetics, ColourPop, NYX, Gerard Cosmetics, Stila)

Liquid lipsticks have been trending for quite some time now, but I must admit that this year they have really boomed in popularity. Whether it's due to Kylie Jenner's pout or the perfectly defined Instagram lips, you can definitely see that matte liquid lipsticks are the hottest thing in the beauty world right now, with brands both high end and drugstore releasing their own versions. My lips are far from perfect and tend to be on the dry side of things so I rarely opt for matte lipsticks, even though I know they last so much longer on the lips. However with the constant reviews & advertisements being thrown my way, I finally decided to go on a bit of a liquid lipstick hunt. I've managed to select some of the options that get really positive reviews in the blogosphere and test them out for myself. After a couple of weeks of trying out the individual brands I'm finally ready to share my thoughts with you...

Clarins Beauty With Fragrance Direct

Clarins Beauty With Fragrance Direct

We all love to splurge on beauty products be it skincare or makeup, whenever we can right?! I know that as a beauty blogger my list is never ending, but sadly the same isn't true for my bank account. So of course budgeting my beauty spending is essential and this is where Fragrance Direct comes in. If you haven't heard of this online company before, their aim is to sell not only perfumes but also skincare, makeup, hair care, body care & beauty products in general at a discounted price. The prices are kept as low as possible, which definitely offers you an alternative to high street shopping. The best part about the website for me is the huge range of brands and products available. When Fragrance Direct got in touch I had a tough time trying to decide what I would opt for (it literally took me hours because the greedy part of me wanted everything). In the end I decided to try out a few cult products from Clarins & I'd like to share my first impressions with you.

Glowing Summer Skin

Glowing Summer Skin

I love trying out different kind of foundations from the full coverage kind to the barely there skin tint... but if I could choose a personal favourite it would definitely be a light foundation with a dewy finish. This is where the new Avene Hydrance Skin Tone Perfector Rich* comes in, because it's proving to be the perfect summer base especially for my dry skin. From what I can see online there's also a Light option for normal to combo skin, so I would imagine it would suit most skin types out there (depending on your personal preferences of course). This new product has been inspired by the Insta-generation to give you the confidence to go filter free... which I think is really good marketing especially for today's society. I've incorporated this light base into my simple makeup routine and now I'm ready to share my thoughts with you.
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