Lately, I have been trying out a few new beauty products and wanted to share what is currently on trial for me. As usual, I am late to the party on most items but I have been trying them all out and am happy to share some quickfire reviews with you. Let's start with the Champagne Face Palette (£14) from Becca Cosmetics, created in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill. I have had this June and only in the last week have I tentatively dipped into Champagne Pop and Amaretto. I certainly need to test this out properly but it just feels like too much for every day. Fortunately, I have a wedding this weekend so I am excited to go all cake face with the makeup and actually have some fun.
Nip + Fab is totally new to me, but there is a half price deal happening at Boots so what better time to try them. I'm aware that this company owns Rodial too so I was keen to try some skincare from this brand. have been using the Glycolic Fix Serum (RRP £15) constantly and love it. The Bee Sting Fix Lifting Mask (RRP £10), on the other hand, isn't my favourite. I tried using it as an overnight mask and didn't notice any change at all. I think if I was older this would be more beneficial, but I don't see myself reaching for this again. I might get my Mom to try it.
The Gimme Brow (£18.50) is not new to me, and although I don't really like the gimmicky packaging (I know I must be the only one) I am a huge fan of Benefit products. Their Gimme Brow is just as good as ever, I love the small brush, it sets my brows without making them look crispy or unnatural and the colour is spot on for my brows too. I think a clear mascara could do the same job, but this does add a little colour and therefore a more polished overall look to the brows. For lazy girls, like me, this is a good product but easily dupable i.e. Maybelline's Brow Drama (£6) and the L'Oreal Brow Artiste Plumper (£6).
The Nivea In Shower Moisturiser (£2.50) is a lifesaver, I hate moisturising post shower, it's time consuming and awkward. Slathering this lovely thin creamy product all over the body and rinsing takes seconds. I am a little miffed as I thought it doubled as a shower gel and moisturiser but although it doesn't save you a step as originally thought it is well worth the money if juggling body butters makes you want to tear your hair out. The packaging is practical and perfect and you get lots of product. At the moment, I use this after exfoliating and my skin feels nicely hydrated afterwards.
Last but not least, the Miracle Complexion Sponge (£6) from Real Techniques is rocking my world. I love it so much, it's effortless. The sponge is squishy and soft, doesn't absorb much product and provides a natural finish to my base. I use it damp for foundation and concealer, I swipe it to apply my foundation like Samantha Chapman does in her tutorials and then pat my concealer in over the top for extra coverage and brightness. All my buffing and stippling brushes are feeling serious neglected.
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hit over 500 followers on Bloglovin' and words cannot express how amazing that feels. Thank you so so much. I just, I fucking love you guys, I really do. Hope you're all having a better week than me, the weekend isn't too far now, thank God. Take care.
What products are on "trial" for you?