Hope you are all well on this very cold Wednesday night.
I am all wrapped up in my PJ with Adorable Dog snoring on my lap, admiring all the Christmas decorations around my house, this year I want to impress my neighbours.
|..wish it was my house..|
This post is, once again, about beauty.
Seriously, there is no limit to the love I have for creams, skincare, perfumes, make up, I will always be as a kid in a sweet shop when I am surrounded by bottles, pots, lipsticks etc.
I will show you some bits I am really enjoying using at the moment, things I am more than happy to recommend to you and I will probably repurchase when finished; as you will probably know, the act of "repurchasing" something is the highest form of success for a product in the beauty world, because it means the temptation to try something different cannot win against the pleasure of using the same one again.
Ok, let's start.
MAYBELLINE COLOUR TATTOO EYESHADOW IN 25K GOLD
Yes you got me, I am thinking about my Christmas make up and this eyeshadow will have a feature on it, guarantee.
It's the perfect gold, rich of sparkle without being too glittery.
What I like most about it, it's the fact that the majority of gold eyeshadows around are more of a "golden" tone really, so they tend to turn into a golden-brow, golden-copper etc; this eyeshadow is pure GOLD and no faffing around it.
It lasts ages and can be used as a base aswell.
You can find it in Boots, Superdrug, Tesco, online..basically everywhere, for £5.
SOMATOLINE BODY SLIMMING CREAM
Now, I will admit this is a bit unfair because this cream can only be purchased in Italy but on the other side, I feel the need to share the love and spread the voice about how good this cream is.
Precious baby left me with too many kilos to shed; I am slowly going back to my pre-baby weight and this slimming treatment helped a lot.
I started using it twice a day, the only once, massaging till it is completely absorbed on my legs and tummy.
I started to notice an improvement after about 10 days, appreciating a firmer tone, smoother skin and a kind of re-shape of my legs.
It is expensive, this tube was about 40 quids but I do not regret spending this money at all, after trying so many slimming treatments this one has been proven to be the only one that works so, at the end of the day, I am happy to pay to see results.
It can be found on amazon, just be careful because contains thyroxine so if you suffer from any thyroid condition this may not be suitable for you.
LAUREN LUKE CONTOUR AND FOUNDATION BRUSHES
I will never forgive myself for not buying all Lauren's brushes.
These are incredibly good for such a cheap price.
The small tapered shape of the foundation brush is ideal for the side of the nose or for small touch ups whilst the contour brush it's ideal to apply and blend and stay quite precise under the cheekbones.
I cannot find any working links for the shop so I have got the bad feeling these are not sold anymore, what a shame!
WILKINSON SWORD INTUITION RAZOR
Ah Glossy Box, sometimes in between all the crap you put in the boxes you manage to squeeze some good pieces!
I got this razor in the subscription box months ago and since then I never used anything else.
I am normally Edward Scissorhands with a razor in my hands but this is so gentle and delicate thanks to the shave cream bars situated all around the blades.
The whole process of shaving (whatever you want to shave) it's quicker and safer, especially in awkward places to reach as underarms.
BEAUTY BAY THE COLLECTION BLENDING SPONGE
Bargain Alert for this blending sponge!
This is a cheaper version of the most famous big brother beauty Blender, that will cost you a fraction of the price, just 5 quids!
I use it wet to blend the concealer and the cream highlighter and despite not being a big fan of make up sponges I like the natural effect it gives and how quick it works.
Here is the link!
SLEEK MAKE UP LIP 4 PALETTE
What is better than a red lipstick?
Well, four lipstick of course!
Sleek lipstick are normally very pigmented and these make no exception.
There is a matte shade that I adore and I cannot avoid to mention that the brush inside the little case is, for once, not crap.
It's £8.99 and can be found in Boots, Superdrug and online on the Sleek website.
BOURJOIS 2 IN 1 EYELASHES APPLICATOR
How did I live without this?
False lashes are my guilty pleasure, going out means big fluttery lashes for me and where mascara is not enough, falsies are my way to go.
I use to struggle a lot during the application, I stuck tweezers in my eyes few times so when I saw this applicator I decided to give it a go and I certainly don't regret it!
It's easy to handle, the big plastic valves have a good grip on the lashes without ruining the hair and I can position and adjust them easily with the silicone tip.
5 pounds well spent (link)!
I hope you enjoyed the post and feel free to share your current beauty obsessions!