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Thursday, 11 February 2016

The Contour Duo for Girls with Round Faces

I've previously written about the wonder that is the Filmstar Bronze & Glow from Charlotte Tilbury here but my contour game has recently been stepped up since the purchase of the Nars Ita Brush. I purchased this brush brand new off a reputable seller on Depop because I was unaware it was now back in stock, so you can pick your very own from Space NK or the Nars website. The brush is perfect for me and my face, I find because my cheekbones are quite low down and I have a chubbier/round face I have to really suck in my cheeks to create that shadow but with this being smaller and the bristles being tightly packed together and stiffer than my other contour brushes, it's so effortless to blend product into the hollows off my cheeks creating a natural contour.
What I like best about the Filmstar Bronze & Glow is the shades are so versatile, the contour shade is perfect for me as I'm quite pale and although it looks bronze in the pan, the shade has an ash undertone so it creates a subtle and natural shadow as you can see above. The highlighter is champagne with a hint of gold shimmer through it which I use to highlight my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose but also use on my eyes as an inner corner highlight. The highlighter is very natural in regular day light but when the sun hits those highlighted points of my face it really glows. Since using this combo I haven't used any other highlight or contouring products, the two colours in the palette suit my casper complexion perfectly and the Ita brush has made, what I thought to be a scary and complication make up application, so straight forward.

Have you tried any contouring products? What are your favourites?

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

My Day & Night Serum

Don't you girls love when you get a good item for a discount? Well this happened to me when I was in my local TKMaxx, I spotted the Elemental Herbology Cell Food hid at the back of shelf for nearly quarter of it's retail price and snapped it up straight away, who could leave that on the shelf? Having checked the Elemental Herbology site I think it's been rebranded to Cell Nourish. Just a quick note for those who aren't familiar with me or my blog, I have seriously dehydrated lacklustre and sensitive skin and I'm constantly on the hunt for something that will ease the redness and give me back that glow.

This is suitable for the most sensitive of skins as it's contents is natural. The super handy pipette makes it easy to dispense the product and I find that I need a 50p size amount to cover my whole face and I apply this morning and night after cleansing, before moisturiser. My large pores around my nose on my cheeks are a big concern for me and I'm constantly trying out new skincare items to reduce them but since using this twice a day I've found that especially around my nose they've dramatically reduced, I've also noticed that any redness that was around my nose has eased too. The serum is a thick creamy white consistency which smells really herbal, the scent is particularly my favourite but it disappears as soon my skin absorbs it.

I'm really in love with this and it's my first dip into the Elemental Herbology range but I'm intrigued to try out some of their other products. If you're like me and missing that glow then I really recommend this, check out your local TKMaxx stores or they also sell it in Space NK too.

Have you tried Elemental Herbology before? What products do you love?

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Prada Purse

For christmas I was lucky enough to receive this beautiful Prada Saffiano Frame Purse in Nero (Black) and ever since I got it, it's been my go to purse for any occasion. I tend to use this as my everyday purse but it's one of those classic pieces you can wear when you're wanting something more sophisticated. The gold hardware is just dreamy, I'll always be a girl who loves black and gold together as it's just so classic.

Inside there is plenty of room for cards with slots on each side of the purse and behind the card compartments there is two side pockets which fit in extra cards or receipts. There's also two main compartments on either side of the zipped section to keep notes or more receipts. The gold zip fastens right around the purse as well as detailing the inner zipped compartment. The leather is strong, durable and doesn't mark at all which is something I look for when purchasing a designer piece, I'm a strong believer that if I purchase a high end item I want good quality and something that would last a life time. This purse is absolutely beautiful and ever since using it I've received so many compliments on it, I just need the bag to match.
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