It is, unbelievably the last day of May. May has been a fairly good month. I began the month in Ireland with one of my closest friends and finished it with my friend's engagement. With May almost behind me, I can share how excited I am for for June, with two holidays planned - Bruges and Barcelona - I know it is going to be excellent. Not only am I travelling in June, I also turn 22 (cue Taylor Swift track) which brings a whole host of mixed feelings. I just can't seem to get past feeling like I am not doing enough, earning enough, being enough. So with that in mind, I am going to make a conscious effort to try and do more new things, explore the country I live in as well as those abroad and generally just make the most of my youth. On a more serious note, I need to find a job that will help further my career in Psychology. I want something I can really get my teeth stuck into so I no longer feel like I am standing still. Progress is important and I want to finish the year in a better position than I started.
Something that never changes is my love for makeup and beauty, and there have been a few products that I have been reaching for every single day. In typical Kiran fashion, I intended to have full posts dedicated to all of these products with swatches and pros and cons, but my disorganisation prevailed. Never mind, I am still going to share them with you just expect to hear about some of them again quite soon. There are six products altogether, and two that I am positive I have mentioned before.
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour in Medium to Dark Kit (£6.50) My current go-to contour palette, I love the colours available and how small and compact it is. You don't need any more than three colours in one palette for contouring, in my opinion. So this is perfect for travel, I will have a full review up soon, don't you worry.
Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Loose Finishing Powder (£23) This is something I only ever wear when I know I am going to be photographed. It is just a lovely sheer beautiful powder, it gives a nice glow over a matte foundation and I use this to buff all the powders together like SoniaxFyza teach. It looks airbrushed and photographs really well.
|Image from makeup artist Instagramn account: @soniaxfyza|
Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara (£9) I love how long this makes my lashes look and I also think this mascara is not given the credit it deserves. It has two wands, one for upper lashes and one for lower. If you have short, sparse lashes I recommend you use the wand for lower lashes, which is like a mini brush, on your upper lashes too. I love using the upper lash wand on my top lashes and then running the mini lower lash wand through to ensure separation and obtain a more fanned out effect. Another pro in my eyes is how ridiculously easy it is to remove, plus it doesn't flake or transfer on me at all.
Tarte Airbuki Bamboo Brush (£21) You can definitely find this on eBay or Amazon for cheaper, but even if you can't I promise it is worth every penny. This is the perfect way to apply foundation, it is seamless and quick. It takes me thirty seconds at most to apply even the thickest foundations with this brush which is a must for me considering I don't allow myself much time to get ready for work. The finish is amazing, perfect for every day and evenings. It makes the most full coverage foundations look like they are a part of your skin. This is by far my favourite way to apply foundation.
Vichy Dermablend Fluid Corrective Foundation (RRP £18/Currently £12) It is one of the most full coverage foundations I have ever used and I am in love with it. It is gorgeous, I am in the shade Gold and you need the tiniest amount for your face and neck. I love it because I feel like it will last a long time, you can mix it with an oil or moisturiser for less impact. If you like medium to full coverage, semi-matte foundations you will love this. If you want more of a glow mix an illuminating base and it will give you a softer, slightly dewy finish. This lasts all day for me, which is paramount.
Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir Facial Oil (£42) I was sent this in exchange for a review I did for Really Ree, you can read the full review here. Since then I have been using it every day, both at night and in the morning. I just find it makes my skin really soft and smooth and I have, oddly enough, noticed a reduction in both redness and oil on my skin which is bizarre but brilliant. I am in love with the texture of my skin when I wake up in the morning and will probably cry when I finish this.
I want to start doing a monthly overview as part of my favourites to keep you updated with what is going on. I am working to create a proper logo for my blog, at the moment we are just fine-tuning the colour scheme; I cannot wait to show it to you guys. In addition, I have been getting some requests from companies about advertising but I am in a Mark Zuckerburg frame of mind, where I like how clean the aesthetic of my blog is and just want to keep it this way, even though it may look simple to some. I need to get my travel posts uploaded ASAP, because have so many planned in such a short space of time. For a while, I deliberated not including it because it must be boring to read, but then I remembered that I started this blog for me and to not put it up would be such a shame. So expect some travel posts soon. I hope you all had a lovely month, are you looking forward to anything in June? I am going to blog my socks off, I promise. Hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday Weekend. Take care.
What products have you been reaching for this past month?