My holiday is nearly here yay!! I’m going to florida so obviously I’m going to be buying a lot of makeup, I’ve saved specially for my Sephora and ulta funds!! HA!! but I like taking away my favourite makeup essentials that I use daily or that will be nice to wear in the florida heat, I’m not going to lie I can never pack light or take just a few bits with me, I like to have the choice and that’s in clothes, shoes and also makeup! packing light is always a struggle for me!
I’ve been trying to decide lately what to take with me, I know last time I went in 2015 I only really bothered for the first week and then I just used minimal makeup as it’s so hot and I sweat a lot! but I’m quite conscious of my skin, I can’t go bare-faced so this year Im taking a couple of tinted foundations to wear that might be a bit more comfortable to wear in the heat but still give me a little bit of coverage.
others might think I’m mad for how much I take but everyone is different, I still haven’t decided on my eyeshadow palettes yet and which ones I want to take, I just want a basic palette I can use every day but it’s so hard to decide because I have so many!! but what I have currently decided on is these bits here.
I got my big clear makeup bag from primark, I love taking clear makeup bags because it’s so much easier to see everything and rummage around. nothing worse than having to empty your makeup bag to find something you’re looking for.
Becca back light primer filter
Charlotte tilbury healthy glow tinted foundation
Laura geller hydra tint foundation
L’Oréal pro glow
too faced bronzer in sun bunny
UD shapeshifter palette which contains both cream/powder highlighter, contour & bronzer shades
Kylie wet set highlighter palette
Kylie ulta glow
too faced love lights highlighter
tarte shape tape concealer
cover fx illuminating spray
mac fix plus
UD all nighter setting spray
L’Oréal paradise mascara
too faced better than sex waterproof mascara
Stila magnificent metal glitter shadows
UD eyeshadow primer
2 basic eyeshadow palettes ( still undecided) Im thinking tarte or morphe
Kylie Velvets In bare, and nake
Kylie gloss in literally
Kylie maliboo lip liner
NYX suede lip liner in sandstorm
Lano lips tinted lip balm in perfectly nude
Jouer lip topper in st tropez
I definitely want a bit of coverage on my skin and to be bronzed and glowy, I am going to be glowing probably without using highlighter lets face it ha ha. I also am taking my stila glitters because I am obsessed with these and think they will look lovely in the sun and also for evenings out, I get so many complements when I wear them. I’m taking all nudes because I just love a nude, I just find it goes with everything and I’m loving more glossy and tinted lips rather than liquid lipsticks. Kylie’s velvet lipsticks are amazing because they aren’t drying or super matte.
I’m also going to be taking my favourite moisturiser at the moment that’s the L’Oreal hydra genius one, as well as my SPF, and cooling face mists!
I’m going to be doing a separate post all about my holiday and what my plan is while I’m away with blogging etc but I love reading other people’s holiday makeup bag posts so I thought I would do my own.
There’s nothing I love more than offers and deals, and when it’s on makeup it’s even better. I am a huge lover of Benefit and I have a lot of the mini sets they do as I think they’re amazing value and mini makeup is so cute right?!, plus it is the perfect way to try out the product before buying the full size. So when I heard about these Benefit makeup kits that currently have 25% off at debenhams obviously I had to let you guys know so you could also grab some for yourself. It’s ok you can Thank me later ha ha.
These kits are perfect for that quick fix, and easy everyday makeup. Everyone wants quick an easy and these kits cover the basics that you need. Available both in store and online and the offer runs from today the 22nd August
They have lots of kits to choose from including Brow and makeup kits, I definitely think you will find something you love,depending on what you personally prefer to use.
If you’re a perfectionist and a bit of a pro with your brows you will love this set, it contains everything to prime and define your brows.
kit Includes BROWVO conditioning eyebrow primer, Mapping brow tool for shaping the perfect symmetrical brows, Precisely my brow pencil, the perfect pencil for defining and filling in brows. And lastly High brow pencil, which is perfect to use for that gorgeous brow bone highlight.
Everyone loves a bold brow now days, I know I do, so this set is perfect for us who love a thick bold brow. perfect to fill, sculpt and set your brows. This is obviously the set I had to get.
Kit contains Special shaping stencils for an expert personalised brow shape, Stencil holder, KA – BROW the popular brow cream/gel, high brow pencil, and ready set clear brow gel mini.
Retail price £31.50
with 25% discount £23.63
Kit Worth value $48.50
I do love a bold brow, and I have been wanting to try the KA brow for a while now, as I’ve heard it’s really good. These sets are perfect value and for trying out products and testing them before buying the full size. I normally will line my brows with a pencil then fill them in with a brow cream/gel like KA brow and then I love using a clear brow gel or gimme brow to set them in place. I can’t leave the house without any brow products on. So I’m pleased all these sets contain the basic depending on what you like to use.
If your more into soft and natural brows, and want quick and easy no fuss brows than this starter set is definitely for you. You can’t go wrong with a brow pencil and gel.
It contains shaping stencils, goof proof brow pencil, high brow pencil, and ready set brow clear brow gel mini
Retail price £31.50
with 25% discount £23.63
Kit worth value £48.50
Now these makeup sets are such good value and perfect starter kits, which I personally think are great for travel and on the go. If you want to try out a variety of benefit products then I highly recommend these kits. I have got so many of these including the hoola set which is amazing by the way if you’re a hoola bronzer fan.
The perfect kit for us girls who love that natural effortless fresh-faced look.
This set contains lip and cheek tint in benetint to add a gorgeous pop of colour. High beam to give the most gorgeous soft glow to the cheeks, sugarbomb box o’ powder, sugarbomb lip gloss for kissable plump looking lips and mini powder brush which isso handy to carry round in your makeup bag.
Retail price £26.50
with 25% discount £19.87
worth value £31.43
In this set I love the high beam highlighter, powder and lip gloss. I dont use tints often, I’m more a blush kind of girl but I must admit they are lovely to add that Flush of colour to the skin and make you look a little bit more awake . High beam I love as it gives such a gorgeous dewy finish to the skin, and I personally love using liquid and cream highlighters.
The popular Dandelion face powder that suits so many skin tones and gives natural colour and radiance to the cheeks and face, this again is the perfect lip and cheek kit and has the gorgeous Dandelion powder, so If you’re a lover of Dandelion then you need this kit!
Kit Includes, posietint, high beam, Dandelion box o’ powder, Dandelion lip gloss, and mini powder brush.
Retail price £25.50
with 25% discount £19.12
kit worth £31.43
The Dandelion powder makes a gorgeous blush or finishing powder depending on your skin tone and what you prefer to use it as, It looks so natural on the skin and gives a lovely radiant finish. Posietint is more my kind of shade, it’s a little bit more natural looking and not too pink. These sets really are great for travel as they’re a perfect compact size, it’s all in one, and they even come with a little mirror and tips and tricks guide which is so handy.
Have you tried any of the Benefit value sets? and will you be picking any up with the 25% off? let me know your favourite. And don’t forget to check out the full range of offers in store and online at debenhams.
Thanks for reading my fellow Benebabes!
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I wanted to do a post and focus on a brand I have been absolutely loving this month and that is Urban Decay, If you follow me on social media you will know I was invited to the event for the launch of the new naked heat palette recently, which I was very excited about and I had so much fun, I met some lovely other bloggers, youtubers and makeup addicts, as well as Jen and Lydia from Urban decay who I loved, those girls are so lovely, and It felt like Lydia was one of my long-lost friends, we just hit it off straight away, which is always nice when going to these events.
So the naked heat palette is the palette that literally everyone is talking about right now and for good reason, it’s definitely my favourite naked palette so far!! well done Urban decay, well done!! So obviously at the event I got given the palette and a little goody bag which was so lovely as it has given me the chance to finally try out the famous all nighter setting spray that is very well loved and always raved about, but I just hadn’t got around to picking it up myself!
I’m going to be talking about some cult classics from Urban decay like the setting spray and eyeshadow primer and also some new launches which I was very looking forward to trying.
Shapshifter Palette In light – medium
I have been loving this contour and colour corrector palette, I do love a bit of contour, bronzer and highlighter, although I don’t colour correct that much I was intrigued by this palette. It’s absolutly perfect for travel because it’s all in one and has a handy mirror as well. The shades are perfect for my skin tone as im more fair/light, I’ve used all of these powders and love them all, I’ve used the matte highlight powder to set my face and under my concealer etc and then I like using the lighter contour powder to define my cheeks a bit more and then the darker shade to bronze up my face. The powders are super pigmented and blend lovely. I have been using it non stop since I got it and it’s definitely coming on holiday with me!! If you’re more fair or light and worry about contour powders being to dark this is perfect as it has the more lighter cooler tone to create the shadows and then the warmer darker shade for warming up the face.
Heres just a swatch of the powders just to show you how pigmented they are, you really do only need to slighty tap into the palette as the pigment is so good. All these shades work perfect for my skin tone.
Shapeshifter F113 pro Duo Brush
The shape shifter duo brush I’ve also been loving, its perfect for this palette, it has the fan side which is perfect for dusting on highlighter and the other side is more dense to sculpt out the cheek bones, the brush is super soft so it’s really easy to use and blend out product.
Naked Heat Palette
Now I haven’t reviewed this palette or done any swatches on my blog as I just felt like everyone has talked about this so much, and what more can I say that others haven’t, but I am loving this, it is perfect for both summer and autumn, the smokey warm brown and orange tones I am seriously in love with lately. The shades are so pigmented and blend out like a dream. When I was at the event one of the Urban Decay makeup artist used this on Lydia and actually used one of the shades as a blush, it looked so gorgeous, I can’t wait to play around with this some more. It also goes perfect with the original eyeshadow primer potion, I can’t live without using eyeshadow primer, and this one is definitely a must have, It makes my shadow last for hours!!
Quick Fix Priming spray & All nighter setting spray
If you know me then you know I love a good face spray. whether its primers, setting sprays or even sprays that just refresh the skin. I have quite the collection of face sprays but I didn’t have any from Urban Decay so I was really excited to try these.
The Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray I use before I add anything to my face in the mornings and before I apply my makeup, it just really freshens up the skin and makes you feel awake, It smells gorgeous as well like coconuts, you can use this over makeup as well to just hydrate and freshen up the skin. It claims to reduce the appearance of pores, replaces lost moisture and wakes up the skin. This is like everything I want in a priming spray!
The all nighter spray is a setting spray so is used once you have completed all your makeup and you really don’t want it budging, this is so good for events, nights out, etc. It’s like superglue but without feeling like glue ha!
It claims to make your makeup last for up to 16 hours, without melting, fading or setting into fine lines.
Naked skin Highlighter fluid
The naked skin concealer is one of my favourites so I was looking forward to trying these, as I do love a liquid highlighter, the packaging is exactly the same as the concealers so people can get mixed up with these, and I dont see these get talked about a lot but they should as they’re so nice.
A creamy highlighter that instantly illuminates and blurs flaws for the perfect Naked glow!
I love to glow and these are just so handy to pop in your makeup bag and for travel and to touch up throughout the day. I just love the look of glowy and radiant skin on people, including myself. These are great for strobing and giving that glow from within look.
5 shades to choose from so you will definitely find one you love.
Sin – the perfect champagne
Fireball – peach with a pink shift
Skywalk- an amazing blue
Luminous- silver white pearl
Aura – a soft pink
L-R Fireball,Sky walk, Sin, Luminous
Vice sheer shimmer Lipstick In ex girlfriend
I haven’t tried the Urban Decay lipsticks before but I get recommended them all the time, I definitely need to pick up some of the liquid lipsticks next, I feel like liquid lips have taken over and no one ever talks about normal lipsticks anymore. But you can’t beat a nice lipstick for more natural days. This shade is perfect for me as I do love a nude, it’s a sheer shimmer lipstick, so it feels so moisturising on the lips and is really wearable. Also how gorgeous is the packaging?! I’m such a sucker for packaging. This shade is a your lips but better colour, a rosy type nude pink, It’s very natural, well on me it is anyway.
Rehab makeup prep pore refining peel
And lastly is the pore refining peel mask, they have just recently launched skin care which I’m dying to try actually and after using this I really want to try a few of the other skin care bits including the Hot Springs Hydrating Gel. Now I would love to say I don’t suffer with pores but I really do, and I like using creams, primers and masks that make them look smaller. I love the fact this is a peel off mask, it’s always so satisfying peeling off face masks don’t you think?!. I’ve used this a few times so will definitely report back and let you know if it’s helped with my pores.
“Rehab Makeup Prep Pore Refining Peel is like a vacuum for your pores. This easy-to-use, peel-off mask immediately draws out impurities—leaving pores visibly cleaner, more refined and smaller-looking”
So those are the products I’ve been loving from Urban Decay this month.
Have you tried any of these products mentioned? what are you currently loving from Urban decay?
Thanks for reading!
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EcoTools has been around for so long now and is a truly well loved brand, and for good reason, the products are environmentally friendly, but chic, high-quality, and affordable too!! what more could you possible want, I love that these aren’t your typical brushes and I love the eco aspect with the recycled materials, Renewable bamboo and its cruelty free! It’s nice to know what you’re using is natural and good for you and the environment.
I was recently sent this lovely package by Ecotools, and I was excited as I have heard lots of good things about some of the new products, and they dont just sell brushes anymore either they have really branched out. The sponges are what everyone is talking about recently and loving. Now I love a good makeup sponge I can’t live without one, and these are such a good shape and I’m normally really fussy about my sponges as they have to be soft and bouncy!!
The brushes are so soft, probably the fluffiest and softest brushes I own and that’s saying something as I have quite the collection. I love the sheer powder brush, it is lovely for dusting and setting the face with powder and it’s the perfect size as well. Everyone is in to baking at the moment aren’t they and this will be a lovely brush to dust off the excess powder.
The complexion buffer is a flat top brush, so it’s good for buffing and blending, again this will be good with powders but I also think this works lovely with cream and liquid products too, any flat buffer brush is good for making sure everything is blended nicely into the skin.
The micro blending brush is one of the new ones and because of the small angled shape its great for under the eyes, especially for blending and buffing in concealer and around the hard to reach areas. It’s also fab for eyeshadows as well.
These duo sponges are definitely amazing, and my favourite but then I knew they would be, I just can’t live without a beauty sponge. The shape of these are so different to others already on the market, it just makes it so much easier to blend out your concealer and around hard to reach areas because of the flat pointed tip. Plus you get two sizes which is so handy! These will also be great for baking and cleaning up areas where you want a sharp line, for example if you have made a bit of a mess with your eyeshadow and you want a clean wing. They are so soft and flexible and I can confirm that they are soft and bouncy. They’re made from ecofoam which is made up of 70% plant-based materials. I can really see these becoming my new favourite sponges.
Next up is these Facial mask sponges, I love the idea of these, they’re so handy for removing masks and cleansers etc I am a face mask lover especially the really messy clay ones so I like using something that will get it all off and sometimes I dont like using my favourite wash cloth, you know just in case it stains or what not, so I like the idea of having my own mini pack of sponges. These also clean, cleanse and exfoliate the skin. So if you use a wet cleanser or makeup remover to take your makeup off these will be perfect for that, definitely multi use and perfect for travel too.
So those are some of the bits I’m currently loving from ecotools, Have you tried any of the ecotool range or some of the new products?? Let me know below.
You can find ecotool products online and in most retailers including boots and Superdrug.
Thanks for reading xo
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If you havent heard of this TILI box by now then where have you been?!. The Box stands for “TRY IT, LOVE IT” which I think is so cute, this beauty box is bought to you by QVC beauty, I know what you’re all probably thinking, no not another monthly subscription box, I for one find subscriptions boxes overwhelming and are hard to keep up on, there is so many out now days and some of them are damn well expensive for what you actually get, so I’m not one of these bloggers who is signed up to them all or buys a lot to review etc but this is where this one is different, It’s not a subscription box so no sign up is required, you literally only buy the box if you like it and love the look of the products inside. (why can’t they all be like this) I bet your thinking! Now peronsally this is what I love the most about it, how many times have you received boxes that aren’t worth the £10/20 or even £30 your spending on them a month.
This is the fourth box which is the Summer themed Tili Box, which by the way is impressive, every product is a good size and has so many products and samples to try, I was shocked at just how much it contained for only £20! yes you heard me correctly, this whole box is only £20 and you can order it on the QVC website here be quick though as I dont think this will last much longer.
You all know I am a big lover of QVC and I’m forever shopping and admiring all the new products and launches, so I think that’s why I’m so excited about this box as you can see it’s really thought out and that they are catering to a wide audience here and its all products that QVC stock, whether it being cult favourites, or new and exciting launches.
The Tili box contains
1 x Alpha-H Liquid Rose Gold (50ml) – NEW. A limited edition of the global bestseller and customer favourite, this formula has the classic Liquid Gold glycolic acid base enriched with a host of aromatic botanicals which include rose, sacred lotus and orchid petal. Its Designed to be a gentler and calming version of the powerful resurfacing and brightening formula, this treatment exfoliates away dead skin cells while you sleep and helps to improve the appearance of lines and enlarged pores. Ideal for those with dry or sensitive skin.
1 x OPI Fiji Collection Nail Polish (15ml) – from the new spring/summer 17 Fiji collection, you’ll receive one of the following: Getting Nadi On My Honeymoon (lilac-toned pastel pink), Polly Want a Lacquer? (lavender), I Can Never Hut Up (grey holographic shimmer), Suzi Without a Paddle (pastel blue), Two-timing the Zones (vibrant candy pink), Living On the Bula-vard! (coral red), Do You Sea What I Sea? (shimmering royal blue), or Is that a Spear in Your Pocket (teal)
1 x Vita Liberata 10 Minute Tan (20ml) – this self-tan lotion can be washed off after just 10 minutes, and develops into an oudour-free and transfer-resistant natural, golden tan within four to six hours. Infused with rosehip and neroli extracts
1 x Erno Laszlo Cleansing Oil and Cleansing Bar (15ml and 17g) – a luxurious, premium double-cleanse regime designed to dislodge dirt, make-up and impurities to leave your skin feeling hydrated and soft, and looking refreshed and glowing. You’ll receive one of the following: Firm: plumps and firms the look of your complexion; or Hydrate: helps to restore moisture to your skin
1 x It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream (4ml)in medium – a pigmented cream formula with a gorgeous formulation and texture. Enriched with hydrolysed collagen, peptides, niacin, hyaluronic acid and vitamins A, B, C and E
1 x Julien Farel Vitamin Shampoo (50ml) – perfect for weakened or damaged hair, this rich shampoo designed to cleanse your hair without stripping away natural oils. Enriched with hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and vitamins B, C and E
1 x Julien Farel Vitamin Conditioner (50ml) – ideal for weakened or damaged hair, this lightweight conditioner delivers balanced hydration to improve the feeling of manageability without weighing down your hair. Enriched with marine collagen
1 x Ultrasun Face SPF30 (25ml) – this lightweight once-a-day, fast-absorbing formula offers heavy-duty UVA and UVB protection while maintaining your skin’s moisture levels and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Ideal for very sensitive skin
1 x Benefit Roller Lash (3g) – with a flexible, curled wand, this innovative water-resistant formula is designed to curl and lengthen the look of your lashes. Contains provitamin B5 and serin
1 x Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (30ml) complete with a muslin cloth – this rich, indulgent cream deeply cleanses to instantly remove daily grime and make up, even stubborn mascara, to leave skin feeling comfortable, balanced and exceptionally clean. Used with the pure muslin cloth it gently exfoliates, lifting away dead skin cells to reveal a glowing complexion. Enriched with rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus and cocoa butter
I love everything in this box, but my favourites definitely have to be the It cosmetics cc cream, I have wanted to try this for so long, as I’ve heard good things about it, The alpha H liquid rose gold, which again I have wanted to try for a while and I’m so glad the rose gold one is kind on sensitive skin. The benefit roller lash, as let’s be honest who doesn’t love a benefit product especially the minis they’re so cute, I have always loved benefit mascaras! The Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser has been on my wish list for a while as well as it gets a lot of praise, The OPI nail polish, because I just think this is the perfect shade for summer. As you can see I do pretty much Love most of these products, it’s the perfect way to try out the samples before buying the full size and I really think I’m going to end up buying at least 3 or 4 maybe even 5 of the full sizes products from this box! opps, my wish list just keeps on growing!
Those are just a handful of my favourite picks from this box, but It still has other fab goodies, the ultrasun face cream is a must for the summer, and the Julien Farel shampoo and conditioner is such a good size and perfect for weak or damaged hair (which mine is) I’m really looking forward to trying out the rest of these products.
The Tili box is amazing and seriously worth the £20 if not more. I can’t wait for the next one already as I will definitely be buying it. If you love your beauty boxes and enjoy trying new products and brands then this box is for you. You only have to read the reviews online to see how well loved this is.
Available for only £20 and you can purchase it here
will you be picking it up? let me know below!!
Thanks for reading xo
*post contains gifted items, all reviews are my own*