Tuesday, February 2, 2016

January Beauty Favourites




It's exciting when you find products that you fall in love with! Some of these lovelies I reach for every morning, so I really wanted to share my thoughts with you. All these products were bought whilst they were on special, because I have kickarse shopping skillz.

First up is the Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray which I added to cart during the recent online Mecca sale. It's a super cute 50ml spray bottle, which is the perfect size for trying out an unfamiliar brand. I spray this into my damp roots after a hair-wash and scrunch it through whilst blowdrying. I'm happy to report it gives me a good amount of non-crunchy volume and I kind of wish I had a bigger bottle, because I'll be sad when I run out. A great find purchased during this Mecca Haul if you're interested!

My original photo, when the Max Factor Shimmer was brand spanking new.
How much I've used! And it's still soft and creamy.

Next, the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Cream Eyeshadow in Copper (see photos above). Oh My God. I love this. I've had some bad experiences with cream shadows drying out really fast (I'm talking about you, Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo) but this little baby is very creamy, soft, highly blendable and smooth, with not even a hint of the formula hardening up. I've been using this pretty shimmer cream as a base over my lids every day, because it's flattering and super easy to apply. I then work a darker shade into the crease and outer edges. I really should pick this up in some other colours, because I love it that much. I got this during the Priceline 40% Off Cosmetics Sale.

The reason Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Pink Tank made my faves is predominantly because of the shade. I adore this gorgeous colour; it makes me think of watermelon for some reason! I've been sent some Sally Hansen Miracle Gel to trial before, but this is a bottle I picked up myself whilst going bonkers at the Chemist Warehouse 50% Off Makeup Sale. These are great quality gel polishes that wear well and have a shiny finish, so when they get marked down, I can't resist buying a few different shades. So pretty!

Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop in Berry Bomb

With the Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Pop (pictured above), I already had the shade Pink Shock, but read a few reviews where people raved about the scary-looking Berry Bomb, so I had to get it! It's a deceptive little balm, because despite looking dark purple in the bullet, it doesn't apply as solid colour, instead giving a sheer hint-of-colour finish. It's very nourishing, moisturising and super fun! I use it every day to moisturise my lips at the start of my makeup routine, then blot it off near the end to apply my chosen lippie. I also wear it around the house on weekends as it's perfect for those no-fuss, minimal makeup days!

My original photo, when this gorgeous blush was brand new and untouched.

Lastly, the oh-so-pretty Happy Booster blush from Physicians Formula in Rose. Here goes with the full name (it's a mouthful): Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush (pictured above). Look at all those love hearts! I've been using this every single day. I love that it's nearly impossible to apply too much (which I have been known to be guilty of), since it has a subtle effect that can be gradually built up. And I love swirling my blush brush over the different shades of pink before sweeping it across my cheeks. And I love that it's flattering. This is indeed a Happy blush that Boosts my Mood!

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37 comments:

  1. Love the sound of all of these. Especially tempted by the hair thickening spray (I have very fine thin hair), and the lipstick. I love the look of the eye shadow but I don't wear it anymore - when you get to a certain age your eyelids droop and it just doesn't look right anymore, sadly.

    Visiting from #teamIBOT x

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    1. I have really fine hair too. I'm always trying out volumising products, the search never ends! Thanks for visiting xx

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  2. I have a couple of Physician's formula products but haven't opened them yet!! their products always look so pretty, especially the powders!


    Lily not Louise

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    1. Yes, it's so pretty! I should look at getting some of their other products, not that I need any!

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  3. that blush has a indeed such a long name but it's so pretty! I bet it yield gorgeous looking flushed cheeks!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Yes it gives a lovely flush of colour. So glad I bought it!x

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  4. I have never tried cream shadow but that one made me want to try them. I love baby lips but I didn't get the chance to use it for as long as I liked due to my child destroying it.

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    1. Oh no! At least it wasn't a high end lipstick they destroyed, Maybelline is quite cheap thankfully! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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    2. Yeah! Oh no I have never been that girl to buy high-end makeup. I would lose my mind if I did with children who love to play in mommy's belongings.

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  5. So pretty! Do you keep your cream eyeshadows upside down? I've heard this is the key for longevity - I have a Maybelline Color Tattoo that I've had for quite a few months and it's still going strong. I have that Physician's Formula Happy Booster translucent powder. Hardly use it but just enjoy staring at the gorgeous palette.

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    1. No I hadn't heard the upside down tip, good one, thanks! My Maybelline Color Tattoo was the Metals one and it dried up almost immediately, maybe I just got a dud. Same with my Bourjois Color Edition Cream To Powder (even though that's kind of different).

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  6. Oh that bumble & bumble spray sounds great, I'll have to keep an eye out for it! :)

    The blush looks so cute too - I'm sold on the packaging alone haha!

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    1. Cite packaging always draws me in, too! The volumising spray is great :)

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  7. I need to try out all of these! I love the baby lips balms they are so moisturizing and I love the color it gives my lips! Great favorites haul!

    Jasmine :)
    colorubold.com

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    1. Thanks Jasmine! Yeah, the Baby Lips products are lovely :)

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  8. Feeling your love for that blush! I have been blush browsing online this week. Easy to become lost choosing this essential. So many lovely options...

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    1. Yes, we are spoilt for choice. Too many nice products to decide between!

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  9. Very girly colors this month! DF xoxo


    www.doaner-fide.com

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    1. I thought the same thing! Very feminine for me, actually. LOL

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  10. Ooooh I love the shimmer cream!!! Love love love!

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    1. Oh my gosh, it's so beautiful. Creamy and just glides on perfectly. Love it!

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  11. I love that version of the Babylips - the US version is so much better than the one that we got to begin with.

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    1. The Baby Lips are so much fun! Is this the US version?

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  12. oh what a lovely list! I am keen on trying the Bumble and Bumble thickening spray. I have the powder, but it is not doing as much as I want it to! That Blush!!! how pretty!!

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    1. Yes the blush is so pretty! I've tried a few volumising powders but they're too fiddly for me.

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  13. Love the look of that creme eyeshadow. That's my favourite colour for eyes.

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    1. Yeah, I love those shades, too. Very flattering!

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  14. What a lovely collection of products hon - no wonder they make you smile! I've wanted one of those Physician's Formula blushes ever since they came out, they're just so gorgeous - time to fulfill my dream! And very happy to know that the Max Factor cream eyeshadow lasts longer than the MNY one ♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks Kats. I'm totally getting more colours in the Max Factor Excess Shimmer Creams as soon as I find them discounted somewhere lol. xx

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  15. I love Physician's Formula products! They're a little on the "high end" of drugstore makeup but the products are always great and have such gorgeous packaging :)

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    1. I agree! That's why it's awesome to scoop some up when they're on special. The full prize is a little high for my liking!

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  16. The blush looks sooo cute! I'm definitely buying that lippy, i love purple in any shape or form so a subtle one for day wear sounds perfect! x www.beyoutyfulyou.com

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    1. Yeah, it's really lovely and cheap, too! A great buy if you're into purple, Louise :) x

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  17. That thickening spray looks pretty good, I've never tried anything from bumble and bumble before but have heard great things :)

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    1. This was my first experience with Bumble and Bumble and I'm pretty impressed :)

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