|November Beauty Recap: Makeup, Beauty, Skincare and Body|
Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation in Sand (£28) At first I didn’t like this at all, the dropper dispenser alone is enough to make me want to toss it out the window, but after watching a Huda Beauty tutorial I realised you are supposed to shake it first. This makes a huge difference as a lot more product is emitted after shaking it. I think this is an unspoken rule for all water-based foundations (to shake it first) so apologies I am so late to this party. So far, I have found it to be impressively long-lasting. I will have a full review coming as I have only just figured out how to properly use it.
|Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation in Sand|
Bare Minerals Ready Foundation SPF 20 (Ready to Go Palette - £35) Had to include this as not only have I been using it for a few weeks now but I also bought a backup from TK Maxx for my forthcoming travels to Iceland and USA. It is the perfect palette for anyone with combination to oily skin. It’s a do-it-all-got-your-back palette, the finish of the foundation is natural, matte and buildable. Mineral foundation is such a gorgeous everyday foundation it never looks heavy or overdone and if you build it the end result can be pretty flawless. One con for this palette is in the winter it can make your skin feel a bit dry, I find throughout the day I will touch my skin because it feels like it might be dry, especially around the mouth area but to the touch it is velvety soft and smooth. It doesn’t look dry at all, it might just be dehydration.
|Bare Minerals Ready to Go Complexion Perfection Palette|
ABH Modern Renaissance Palette (£41) When I can be bothered to wear eyeshadow this is pretty much the only palette I have been choosing. It has a lovely range of neutrals and I particularly like Antique Bronze as a lid colour. Such a gorgeous eye-catching shimmery neutral, I usually blend Burnt Orange and Warm Taupe in the crease and if I want some extra drama I will add Cyprus Umber to smoke things out. It is a really beautiful palette, even without primer these last a fairly long time on me.
|Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette|
RCMA No Colour Powder (£10.50) My most recent addition, this I have been using non-stop for the past week and so far I am impressed. I have yet to try baking with it and I want to try it with more glowy/radiant foundations to see how it holds up. One of the most astonishing qualities I have found on this powder as it just feels like nothing on the skin. I am someone who touches their face all the time and in the last week I have noticed a reduction in that and I think it is because of this powder.
|RCMA No Colour Powder|
Good Things Spa Argan Body Oil (£5) Not much to say, I like applying an oil to my skin before foundation and occasionally I mix it with my liquid foundations. It’s a nice oil, I like it because it is inexpensive but I don’t think it is a good skincare product. My skin hasn’t changed/improved at all. Applying extra virgin olive oil on my skin overnight makes a massive difference in comparison to this product. A good affordable beauty oil if you are looking to just sheer out your foundation.
|Good Things Restoring Argan Oil|
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial Oil (£46) Now, I only have a sample of this oil and I don’t use it night after night. I throw it on when my skin feels a little dry and I fancy a more luxe product than something from the kitchen shelf. I really like this oil, I like the scent, the texture. It goes on nicely, a little goes a long way and my skin feels nice and smooth in the morning. I don’t think it is worth the price tag, but then it claims to improve pigmentation, fine lines, plump the skin (you know, the usual *rolls eyes*) so if it does do all that then by all mean buy it. But, let’s be honest, I don’t think it does do all that.
|Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial|
Nude Detox Brightening Fizzy Powder Wash (£38) You all know I love exfoliating products and this is no exception. It’s not necessary but I do enjoy using it. I haven’t ever used a product like this. It is actually a powder and you tap some out on your hand and apply it onto your damp face in circular motions. I add a bit of water first to soften the texture as it is quite gritty. Even my hands feel crazy soft after using this product. It is recommended to be used two to three times a week, I use it every day. That’s how much I like it. It is like using baking soda, but it smells nicer and feels gentler. I have't noticed a brighter complexion yet though, a little sceptical about that claim.
|Nude Skincare Detox Brightening FIzzy Powder Wash|
Radical Skincare Express Delivery Enzyme Peel (£35) I got this the second Sam from Pixiwoo recommended it on her channel. It is like a bright pink jelly, so weird, and you scoop a bit out and apply it in circular motions onto your skin. It takes about four or so minutes to work and eventually it will start to pill and scrub away the dead skin. It’s a fantastic product, I have used a similar one from an Australian brand (Ice something??) in the past and I prefer theirs as it doesn’t take as long to work, the Radical product is excellent but my hands hurt three minutes into the application process. It’s probably just me, I am so impatient. You can get it on QVC for £32 here.
|Radical Skincare Express Delivery Enzyme Peel Peeling Enzymatique Express|
Soap & Glory Butter Yourself Fruity Liquid Moisture Lotion (£10) The winter months are so here and I need to start taking care of my skin. So I am making an extra effort to lotion up every time I leave the shower and this has been my moisturiser of choice. I am not too crazy about the scent, it’s a little fruity for my tastes and I prefer sweeter softer scents, but it is enriched with moringa oil and feels beautiful on the skin. It isn’t runny but glides on effortlessly and takes no time at all to rub it, I think it gives my skin a pretty glow too and although it isn’t my favourite scent from their line the fragrance is not overpowering nor does it linger, it just leave a very faint beautiful sweet orange scent on the skin.
|Soap & Glory Butter Yourself Ultra-Nourishinh Fruity Liquid Moisture Lotion|
Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly (£2) Like the last one this is all about taking care of myself. I have been putting this on my feet, a week of applying this and your feet or any dry area really is transformed. I know this is usually what people do in the summer when they are about to parade around on beaches in sandals and flip flops but I want my feet to be palatable all year round. That being said, I hate feet. All feet. I even hate typing the word feet. Ew.
|Vasline Pure Petroleum Jelly Original|
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