My Top 5 Beauty Picks

If there’s one thing that I can’t help but gravitate towards at the shops, its makeup and skincare products. No matter what shop I’m in, I always feel the need to stop and look at the selection they have. After all, I’m always up for trying new things.

Because of this, I’ve accumulated my fair share of products and I thought I’d share with you all my top 5 favourite makeup and skincare products!

  1. The Body Shop’s ‘Liquid Peel’ 

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This is by far the strangest product I  have ever tried. One afternoon I had gone into The Body Shop for a new face mask and I left with this instead. I thought it was completely amazing and something that I had never tried before.

What it is essentially, is an exfoliate but in gel form. As you massage it into your skin, it turns into a peel that is super gentle and perfect for removing dead skin cells and leaving your skin feeling smooth and fresh.

You can find it here! 

2. Maybelline’s ‘Fit Me Concealer’ 

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This has been a highly talked about product this year, and for good reason. For a drugstore brand, this is a beautiful concealer that is incredibly high coverage.

I’d picked up this little beauty one day in a rush, not really thinking about it and trying to find the cheapest one. Once I got the chance to really sit down and play with it, I was pleasantly surprised. For $15, you really can’t go wrong. As I stated before, it’s high coverage and not only that but it blends beautifully and I find it settles into my skin wonderfully.

So, if your looking for a new concealer and haven’t yet given this one a chance, I’d highly recommend it.

3. Lush’s ‘Cup O’ Coffee’ Face and Body Mask

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I’m, quite literally, addicted to this face mask. Lush have some amazing products but this one tops them all for me. This mask really does the job to wake you up, and leave your face feeling extra smooth and exfoliated.

If you’re a coffee lover, you’ll love the smell too. It has a very rich coffee and cocoa sent that is to die for. I’m personally not a fan of coffee myself, however I still love the smell of this product.

If your a face mask addict like I am, this one definitely deserves a place in your collection! You can find it here!

4. Frank Body’s ‘coffee scrub’ 

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(I didn’t have this product on me to be able to take my own photos, so this was taken from Frank Body’s website!)

This brands products are hands down amazing. For all the one’s I’ve tried, I haven’t had a problem with any of them. My favourite, however, is their coffee body scrubs.

Not only are these scrubs super affordable, in my opinion, but they’re vegan too! Oh, and they leave your skin feeling pretty great after you use it as well, which is always a plus! If you haven’t tried Frank Body’s products, may this be a push for you to. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed.

You can find this product here!

5. NYX’s ‘Soft Matte Lip Creams’

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Last but not least, my final product is lipstick! These NYX ones were actually the first lipsticks I ever brought. I formally never really liked lipstick until last year, until I decided to give these a go.

Not only is the colour pay off amazing, but they are unbelievably light on your lips, making it feel like you aren’t wearing anything at all. They may not stand the test of time quite like, perhaps, a Kat Von D liquid lipstick but they’re pretty great no less. They go on silky smooth and they look beautiful on your lips.

So, that’s it for today’s blog post! I hope you’ve enjoyed, and found a new product that you haven’t tried before.

Thanks for reading! x

 

 

 

Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette Review

This palette was by far the thing I was most excited to get my hands on this year. As soon as Urban Decay announced it I declared it as my dream palette. Living in Australia, I knew I’d have to wait a bit before I would be able to purchase it at my Local makeup store, Mecca Maxima, however when I received an email telling me they were releasing it for one day only I may have gotten a little over excited. I’d ordered it without thinking twice, and now here we are.

When it was first released there was a slight controversy going around (much like every palette when it’s first released, I swear) saying that it didn’t swatch very well and the pigmentation was off, though I haven’t had much of a problem with it.

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The shadows are incredibly soft and creamy and they blend wonderfully. Not to mention the colour payoff is amazing for pretty much every shade except for a couple. The only problem I have with this palette is that the shades ‘En Fuego’ and ‘Ashes’ are very patchy when I swatched them, as you can see below.

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I’m not sure if it’s like this for all of the palettes, or just mine, but I personally don’t have much of a problem with it as those particular colours aren’t really one’s I’ll be reaching for all that often anyway but I’d definitely keep that in mind if you decide to purchase this!

The look I’ve been wearing most recently is a combination of ‘Sauced’ and ‘He Devil’ in my crease and ‘Lumbre’ on my eyelid and pairing it with the Too Faced Sweet Peach Lip Oil in ‘Papa Don’t Peach’. 

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All in all, this is a beautiful palette. The colour scheme is all I could have ever asked for in one compact little rectangle and I know that this is all I’m going to be reaching for every time I do my makeup for the next month or so (until someone releases a new palette, of course!).

That’s it for today’s blog post, I hope you enjoyed!

Thanks for reading lovelies x