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BADgal BANG! Benefit’s New Gravity-Defying Mascara

22nd February 2018
BADgal BANG

Unless you’ve been living in a cave you will have likely heard about the latest release from Benefit, BADgal BANG!. Possibly the most hyped-up product of all time, I had heard polarizing reviews from those who tried it pre-release so was excited to try it for myself.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Escentual X Benefit Out Of This World launch event. In addition to spending some time inside a rocket ship and enjoying some beauty chat over cocktails with Rachel and the Escentual team, Benefit filled me in on the science behind the product and the reason for such a secretive launch.

I was given BADgal BANG! and have been wearing it daily since. So read on to hear my honest thoughts on whether BADgal BANG! is truly out of this World or just hype.

Beauty

Elemis Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

12th February 2018
Hydra-Gel Eye Masks

Good morning! I’m blessed with a baby who sleeps well, so am finally getting close to my eight hours again (well, sometimes. Babies are unpredictable creatures). Which is good because I’m horrible when trying to operate on no sleep! One thing which always gives the game away when I’m tired is my under-eye area. I’m talking dark circles not even the most heavy duty concealer can hide. Think along the lines of walking into a wall. Or sleeping with my mascara on. It’s a bad look. Enter the Hydra-Gel Eye Masks from Elemis.

Beauty

Nip + Fab Matte Liquid Lipstick

10th February 2018
Nip + Fab Matte Liquid Lipstick

This morning I’m craving almond croissants and dreaming of hotel breakfasts. Sadly it’s just self-service Cardiff toast for me today though. I’ve been a long time fan of Nip + Fab skincare, but have tried comparatively less of their makeup offering. Launched last year, it’s had a great reception. I hadn’t tried any of their lip products so decided to give the Nip + Fab Matte Liquid Lipstick a try. Read on to find out what I thought.

Beauty

Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Setting Powder

6th February 2018
'Lock-It' Setting Powder

Is coffee available in IV form yet? Asking for a friend. I’m always striving for the perfect makeup base and am currently experimenting with different foundations and concealers for Spring. One base product I have a love hate relationship is setting powder. When my skin is going through a dehydrated phase I need it’s help more than ever. But find the wrong one can make my skin look worse. I’ve always got on well with my Prep + Prime translucent powder from MAC Cosmetics, but had heard good things about the Kat Von D ‘Lock-It’ Setting Powder and decided to jump ship.

Beauty

PS… Primark Get Lippy Glitter Lip Kit

4th February 2018
Get Lippy

Good Morning! I’m back today with another Primark beauty post. It’s fair to say I have a problem when it comes to passing Primark and not picking up something from their PS… beauty range. Their lip kits cost just £3 (considerably cheaper than just the custom fees you would incur ordering a Kylie Cosmetics lip kit) and contain a liquid lipstick and liner. Although In the case of Get Lippy you also get a glitter pot. Which is –obviously– the one I picked, because nudes.

Misc

My Lush Cosmetics Valentine’s Day 2018 Picks

31st January 2018

Happy hump day! And more importantly, happy last day of January, the never ending month. I’m looking forward to February for longer days and cute Valentine’s day launches. I always enjoy the seasonal launches from Lush. After Halloween and Christmas, Valentine’s Day is the next major collection they release. Lush Cosmetics Valentine’s Day products were available to preorder online this year, so I placed my order a couple of weeks ago not knowing when to expect it to ship. It actually arrived shortly afterwards and so I’ve already had a chance to start working through my haul. And this morning will be sharing my picks with you.

Misc

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliners

23rd January 2018

Good morning! How was your weekend? The rain scuppered any plans I had of spending time outdoors, so instead I did some much needed beauty admin. Reorganising my most reached-for skincare, in a new bathroom cabinet. Now I can find everything I need which is perfect timing as my skin is hating Winter. Next I need to tackle my makeup drawers, but that’s a -nightmare- job for another day. Something new graced my makeup collection this week, in the form of two Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliners. Matte gel eyeliner crayons which come in a range of bright shades to make your eyes pop.