I’ve been lusting after some of the Bobbi Brown bronzing products for a while but I’m not prepared to part with the best part of £40 for one of them when I will only use it in the summer months!
So I went on a mission to find a good dupe!
Here is the best one I’ve found for a reasonable price, it’s the Revlon Highlighting palette which is almost identical to the Shimmer Brick. It’s also only £8.99!
I purchased the Rose Glow one because I’m really quite pale but it also comes in Bronze Glow which has more browny gold tones!
I prefer this to the Shimmer Brick as it’s not as shimmery! I don’t like to look too glittered up!
I find a little of this goes a long way and can be built up to your desired look! For me I find just a light sweep on the cheekbones and other areas that naturally catch the sun works a treat!
So I went with my friend to John Lewis to peruse the high end cosmetics!
We were ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the Guerlain Meteorites that she’s had her eye on for a while then we zipped into MAC!
I ended up purchasing a lustre lipstick in the colour Syrup! I love the name!
It’s a very wearable everyday pinky raspberry-ish colour and it glides on like a lip balm.
It has a delicate shine to it and is comfortable to wear, not drying like some lipsticks!
I also picked up the popular blending brush 217!
It has very soft bristles and is awesome at picking up and blending your chosen shadow really well!
Someone whispered in my ear about beauty boxes just over a year ago and I got rather excited!
They told me they were like Graze boxes but with beauty products instead! Whoop! 🙂
I went through a few months of Glossy boxes and She Said Beauty boxes! They were ok but I got bored after a while!
Anyhow I saw on a couple of other blogs recently that people had been getting Love Me Beauty boxes and when I saw on my pals blog Bookishness the contents of the March box I then had to purchase one!
I was not disappointed!
Inside was a full size Nip + Fab Viper Venom Eye Fix! That’s about £15 right there! It’s a cooling, roller ball eye gel! It says it targets dark circles and fine lines!
It feels awesome to apply, especially after a long day at work! 🙂
There was also a full size peppermint foot stick called Deep stick that moisturises and cools!
A mini Blanx toothpaste, ideal for travel I say! A Murad pomegranate face mask sachet was also included and I LOVE face masks!
There was a set of false eyelashes that scare me a bit! But I’ll give anything a try once!
I had a bath with the bath salts included, which smelt delish and were very relaxing in my bath! The relaxation ended abruptly through, when the large dried flowers that were floating in the bath scared me!
I was getting dried and I though for a nano second that I had a dead moth stuck to me! Cue flapping and full length bath skid!
It was only a soggy flower!
Rather impressed with all of that for a tenner!
I purchased these cute Easter treats from Lush! Easier on the old waist line I feel than a chocolate egg! Although if the Mr is reading this I still want a big chocolate egg!
The egg one is a bath bomb that smells like Snow Fairy! Nom! The cute little bunny is a bubble bar that smells like the Creamy Candy bubble bar! Also Nom!
Lastly here are few make up treats I got the other day! I thought I would give the Collection concealer a go after reading many a blogs claims of its magical abilities and high coverage! No one was lying, it’s really good for a cheap concealer and covers up my dark circles a treat!
Same goes for the Rimmel powders super power of not letting me have a shiny face! Epically cheap and it works!
The 2true cheek and lip stain is a product that I tried once on a whim and loved it! It’s stupidly cheap and gives a lovely cheek glow and tints the lips to perfection! I like to use this in the summer instead of powder blush! It’s less than £2 in Superdrug!
Lastly is the 17 eyebrow pencil from Boots! I was NOT impressed! I got this because my usual Maybelline brow pencil hasn’t been in stock for ages and I’d run out!
This was hard to apply and I looked like I had a couple of pet caterpillars upon my brow for the day! Yikes!
I’ve been pretty busy making some new jewellery recently but these hair slides have been my fave item to make!
You have to excuse the awful pic but it does show how cute they are! All I used was old buttons,resin rose cabochons and hair slide blanks!
I recently purchased some new make up because the contents of my make up case were looking tired and boring!
These were the treats I picked up recently!
I’m going to talk about the two most impressive but relatively cheap items!
First up is the MUA Power Pout lip crayon! MUA website Absolutely awesome product to use!
Firstly it’s very easy to use and nice to hold, secondly I love the texture of the product because it looks like a gloss but feels like a lip balm! No stickiness!
I did a swatch on my arm to show the texture!
The next product I was impressed by was the Barry M blusher! It’s highly pigmented so only a little is needed for a healthy glow minus that horrid heavy make up look!
It seems to be out of stock on the website but its available in Boots and Superdrug for sure!
In other news I’ve only baked one cake recently but it’s a goodun’!