Hello my lovely readers, its time for another cheeky review because as you all know - I'm a beauty hoarder. I'm glad I picked this up though, I finished my Mac Fix + and I just really felt like trying something new. I've tried a few setting sprays in the past but I don't really feel like any of them have made a huge difference to how long my makeup lasts. This, however, was pleasantly surprising in terms of performance.
Hello everyone! I decided to try a new face mask which is really rather exciting as I've been using the same few for quite some time now. I think I had some of my Boots coupons to use which meant I got this for a pretty good price, I can't remember how much exactly but I know it worked out a good deal! Or maybe thats me just trying to justify to myself why I bought it!
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Hello everyone, today I'm writing about probably the most beautiful thing that I own. I'm not even kidding. If you know me well, you'll know that most days I like to rock some pretty serious glow on my cheekbones. My current favourite of late is the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder (silly name, its not matte at all) as it gives my cheekbones a beautiful shine that lasts really well on my skin. Buuuut then I was on Instagram (as usual) stalking the latest beauty products from all my favourite brands and literally as soon as I saw this I could not wait to get my hands on it. Also, Anastasia, get your liquid lipsticks here in the UK asap, I've been waiting patiently for a long time now.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Hello everyone, I hope you are all well. I have decided to run a little giveaway here on Claresloves to give back to all of you wonderful readers. I appreciate all of your comments and everyone who follows me here so I thought I'd do something nice to give back to you. I wish I could send something to every single one of your but I think that would be a little out of my budget! I do wish every single one of you the best of luck however.
I have decided to giveaway either a Mac lipstick of your choice, OR a Mac eyeshadow of your choice (pan or in container). There are, of course, some rules I would appreciate that you follow, otherwise your entry will not count. Click 'Read More' to find out how you can win. >>
Friday, May 13, 2016
Hello everyone, a little bit of skincare today which I thought might mix things up a little since we've been a little makeup heavy on the blog lately. If you read my skincare routine a little while back then you'll know I've been using the Clinique Take The Day off Balm Cleanser forever to take my makeup off at the end of the day. I thought I'd give this one a go as its a little easier on the bank balance and the tin looked really cute on the shelf!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Lipstick junkies, prepare yourself. I have found my all time favourite lipstick formula ever - well, I think I have. For those of you who have been reading the blog for a while, you'll know I have pretty dry lips. This doesn't stop me wearing the lipsticks I want, it just means I'll probably have to suffer a few days of lip balm only if I wear something matte. I'm a fan of lipsticks that pack in the pigment but unfortunately I always find my favourite colours and finishes tend to be the most drying, until I discovered these bad boys. I picked up the shades 'Commotion' which is a beautiful plum shade and 'Out For Passion' which is a lovely coral.
Can we also just firstly mention how pretty the packaging is of these? I love the regular Mac lipstick bullet but theres something about this more streamlined, gunmetal offering that seems a little irresistible. The reason I fell in love with these initially is because they don't dry out my lips at all! I could literally wear these for days on end and my lips wouldn't even mind. Its a miracle. Not only that but for such a moisturising formula, they pack a pretty decent amount of pigment. This means your not sacrificing the pigment in order to keep your lips in shape. The texture of them is really nice too, they're a little tacky when you apply them and then it feels like you have a super thick lip balm on as the consistency is quite thick (this is the best way I can think to describe it). As they are a little tacky they last really well on the lips for something so hydrating, and when they do start to fade they wear away really nicely without going patchy or leaving a weird line around your lips. Of course, they have Macs signature vanilla scent to them - which I love - meaning they're the perfect all rounder. They have a glossy finish, but its not too glossy so they look really pretty and thanks to the formula they don't slip and slide around your lips. I only have 2 shades at the moment but I cannot wait to go back to my local Mac counter after payday to snap up a few more, before everyone realises how wonderful these really are. I haven't heard many people talking about these but I highly recommend you give them a little swatch - you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Whats your favourite lipstick formula? Have you tried these?
Mac Huggable Lip Colour - Available here.
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Hello everyone, I thought I'd share a little Haul I did recently on Boots.com, I love Boots and I'm forever saving up my Advantage Card points so I can treat myself. Recently I realised I had about £70 on my card and I wasn't really saving for anything in particular so I thought I'd just pick up some things I needed as well as a few extras! Its a nice feeling that I didn't have to spend any real money on this haha.. but then I worry about how I managed to gain £70 in points..
I love how with Boots you can have your order delivered to store, as my work is just around the corner from a Boots. For me, it means I can get my order sooner as I live in the country and nothing ever arrives at great speed. I picked up a few things I'd been wanting to try for ages from NYX.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Hello everyone, if you can't tell I'm still on the liquid lipstick bandwagon and I've been trying out different ones left, right and centre! I decided to pick up these too from Makeup Revolution as the colours are really pretty and they swatched really nicely in store. I picked up the shades Rebel (right) and Keep Lying For You (left).
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Another month, and finally I'm getting round to doing a monthly favourites. I don't know why I always forget about doing a monthly favourites post but this month I made an effort to get one done! Some of these favourites won't come as a surprise if you read the blog regularly but some I've kept to myself until now!