My 2016 Beauty & Skincare Favourites | Blogmas Day 22

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I apologise in advance that this will be quite a mammoth post… but I’ve saved this for almost the end of blogmas because it’s a nice way to start wrapping up and reflecting on 2016.  Also, I really tried hard to capture Christmas in the photography –it’s an aspect of my blog I am always looking to improve and develop, and I am so envious of people that can assemble stunning flat lays. I always try to ask myself when taking product shots, “how can I make this photo better” and sometimes I get it, sometimes I don’t. Anyway, I am making this post even longer by rambling so without any further ado, here are my 2016 beauty and skincare favourites.

2016 beauty favourites

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My Favourite Liquid Lipsticks | Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks

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For those that have been following my blog for a while now, you’ll remember that I wrote about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet liquid lipsticks last year (post here), and I thought I would do a little update post. Last year at the time of writing I owned I think four, I now own eight because for me, they are still my favourite liquid lipsticks on the high street.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

The shades I have in my collection:

02 Frambourjoise – This is a lovely, very wearable everyday pinky-red, beautiful for the summer months.

04 Peach Club – An orange-coral toned lipstick, this is a wonderful summery shade but quite bright on the lips so not for those who are seeking something more subtle.

05 Olé Flamingo – If you like your vibrant pinks, this is for you.

07 Nude-ist – Along with Happy Nude Year, I reach for this shade the most although this shade is slightly darker in tone. Nude shades are great when you want to just enhance your everyday lip colour (hence the nude), without adding too much colour.

08 Grand Cru – A gorgeous dark red, a staple of any collection I think.

09 Happy Nude Year – I reviewed this one separately way back here, still one of my most reached for every day shades.

10 Don’t Pink of It – I dismissed this shade initially whenever I was browsing the stand in store for thinking it too similar to Happy Nude Year and Nude-ist. However, when I was working with my friend to come up with a look for my wedding day, she had Don’t Pink of It in her collection and although it didn’t quite work with my wedding make-up look, I loved it. Although the image below isn’t wholly clear, Don’t Pink of It is a light pink (duh!) and lighter in shade than Happy Nude Year and Nude-ist, and ideal for summer.

14 Plum Plum Girl – This is my most recent purchase and it took me weeks to track it down; for some reason every Boots and Superdrug I went into had sold out of it. To be honest, I thought it would be darker in shade than it is, but that’s no bad thing. I thought it would be a liquid version (and slightly lighter) of MAC’s Smoked Purple lipstick (review here), but actually, it’s much less autumnal but a more everyday wearable berry lip.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks

In case you haven’t yet had the opportunity to try these liquid lipsticks out for yourself, you need to. Why?

  • Affordable
  • Application -easy!
  • Durability -once applied, these do not budge and last all day.
  • Shade range
  • Formula -soft and creamy, matte and non-drying.

The above are surely the five things you look for in a good quality lipstick?

What’s your favourite shade?

Until next time x

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My Makeup Collection: Lips

Hey Sweeties,

It’s time to show you all another area of my makeup collection, having already shown you my; foundations, blushers & eyes bringing us now onto, lips. Here goes…

lips Makeup collection

The collection! Note: the glosses in the top left compartment aren’t usually kept there, I’m not that messy 😉

I touched upon my makeup storage a while back now (here) so it’s probably time I did an update post soon, but for the purposes of this post, my collection of lip products are for the most part stored on top of my dressing table in organisers from TK MAXX and Muji.

All the glosses seen in the left on the top organiser are normally kept within my dressing table as I find I hardly use these ones, but they’re still useful to keep on hand for when I do. Essentially my core collection consists of lip liners, lipsticks and a couple of glosses as I will talk you through below.  View Full Post

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My Makeup Collection: Eyes

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Continuing with my posts taking you through my makeup collection having already shown you my foundations (here) & blushers (here), today I thought I would take you through eyes, specifically palettes, individual pans and crayons.

eye Makeup collection

eye makeup collection

Ofra in shade, Bliss: The problem with eye palettes and individual pans is that unless the brand, colour etc. is really good, the pans can get lost in the drawer and that is kind of what has happened here with Ofra. I got this sometime early last year I think in a Love me Beauty Box (here), and although I liked it at the time, it eventually got forgotten about until I dug everything out to photograph for this post. However, while I am loving bronze and gold tones, I should try and re-incorporate this pan back into the mix.  View Full Post

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The Glamour Summer Edit Beauty Box

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As I mentioned in last week’s Tuesday post, I have treated myself to the Latest in Beauty Glamour Summer Edit beauty Box. Until recently (winning) a subscription to Look Fantastic, it’s been a while since purchasing a beauty box although I get emailed about them all the time! Sometimes I find that while it’s good to be exploring new brands and products, unless they really are outstanding they just fall to the back of my makeup drawer(s) and clutter unnecessarily. However, from time to time there will be a box that is just too good to miss and this is exactly the case for this box.

The Glamour Summer Edit box

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