Tuesday, 25 April 2017

My Spring Beauty Wishlist

With spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, I've now gained a wishlist of beauty products I'm wanting to add to my collection in preparation for the long summer days and to nail that bronzey summer goddess look (I wish).

1. * L'Occitane Almond Supple Skin Body Oil
I am the worst person for remembering to moisturise my skin after the shower in the winter, so when summer comes around and I'm about to flash some skin I need something that is going to really help make up for the last few months of neglect. I found L'Occitane's almond oil for skin whilst perusing the web and adding multiple items to my basket and thought this would be the perfect item to help with my dry skin woes. The product promises to help skin feel firmer, smoother and more supple after one month of use which sounds good to me! And for a brucey bonus, it contains lots of amazing ingredients to help nourish your skin.

What appeals to me most is that it has a spray nozzle which you can just spritz over your skin after the shower then rub into the skin making it very quick and fuss-free, which is exactly what I need before work. Oils also leave a beautiful sheen on the skin bringing me one step closer to my goddess status.

2. The BodyShop Skin Defence Multi-Protection Essence SPF 50
When I was reading Lily Pebbles latest blog post about her skin analysis and new skincare routine I realised I have been an awful person and have never put SPF on my face other than when I'm on holiday. I'm not quite sure why I've not thought about doing it sooner, but after a quick lunchtime research on skin damage from the sun I decided I urgently needed to add a SPF into the mix.

3. Kylie Cosmetics KKW Creme Liquid Lipsticks
Now if you've read my Five Beauty Items I Won't Be Buying post you will know that I wasn't hugely fussed on getting my hands on the Kylie lip kits, then a month later Kylie calls in  her older sister Kim Kardashian West, queen of makeup looks, to create four nude creme lipsticks all named after Kim, obvs. What makes me want them, even more, is they're not just your average brown nude, you've got some peaches and some pinks and they will all look gorgeous teamed with a bronze eye look and can practically be worn every day. YAS Kim!

4. L'Oreal True Match Foundation
I tried this a few years ago back when I first started blogging 'properly' and I just didn't like it as it clung to my skin around my nose and t-zone even though I have normal skin. It looks as if the formula has changed since then so I'm willing to give it another go after watching countless makeup looks on YouTube.

5. Ofra Highlighter Blissful
This beautiful rose gold powder highlight looks insane in the swatches I've seen and I can imagine would look gorgeous in the sun with a tan, bronze eyeshadow and my KKW lip kits!

6. Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter Glow Liquid Eyeshadows
I bloody love a glittery eyeshadow and I have been lusting for the Stila eyeshadows for what feels like a hundred years. If you haven't seen them in action yet I beg you to marvel at them on YouTube and you will never turn back. I'm desperate to get my hands on the Rose Gold Retro shade!

What have you been lusting after this spring?


* This post was sponsored but all oppinions are my own.


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

A Gorgeous and Eco Friendly Way to Apply your Makeup

So Eco rose gold brushes

The tools you decided to use to do your makeup with is just as important as the products you're using; they really can make a world of difference. I have a mixture of Real Technique and high-end brushes in my collection but have recently been introduced to So Eco's brushes after they sent me a couple of their brushes from their new Rose Gold Collection.

So Eco is a range of eco-friendly makeup brushes, with the components all being 100% responsibly and ethically sourced. Although they are eco-friendly they don't compromise on the quality of the product.  The brushes are made from bamboo for the handles and cruelty-free sourced bristles which are perfect for using with liquid and powder products.

What I love about these brushes is that the design is so simple but looks beautiful with your makeup collection, and more importantly, they are a pleasure to use. I was sent the Stippling Brush and Multi-Tasking Brush to try out a few weeks ago now, and every day without fail I still reach for them.

The handles are designed to be slightly weighted with a section to grip, making them really comfortable to use. Then obviously as it's from their Rose Gold collection there is a beautiful rose gold band in between the handle and the bristles which make them look more high end. The bristles are very soft and fluffy and so far I haven't experienced any stray hairs!

I have used the stippling brush with different foundations and I found they all blended very well without leaving streaks. I tend to use it in a buffing motion for a light coverage and then stipple extra product over areas I wanted more coverage. I have been loving using the Multi-Tasking brush for my highlighter; as the brush is rather dense I find that it really packs the product on and gives me an insane glow.

I hadn't tried So Eco products before but I'm so glad I have come across them as they're now a staple in my everyday makeup routine. You can buy them in Sainsbury and Tesco stores as well as online on Amazon.

Have you tried So Eco brushes before? What's your favourite makeup brushes to use?

Ellé x

* These products were kindly gifted to me by So Eco but all opinions are my own.

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