Monday, 16 September 2013

My skin care essentials

If there is one thing I love more than make up, its skincare. I am obsessed and I really mean obsessed. I thought why not turn my obsession into a little series of posts about my skincare must haves and essentials. 

I have always been one of those people who cannot go anywhere without having my whole skincare routine in my bag. I will go and stay around my friends house and I will forget my make up, phone, house keys. I will always have my skin care with me, always! I vary my skin care depending on how my skin is feeling at that time. If I have a lot of dry skin in the winter I will probably use are more intensive moisturiser, whereas in the summer I will probably use something a lot lighter. 

My favourite toner,
Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening toner 
I really love Clarins skincare, everything I have tried has always worked really well for me. I have quite a few pores near my nose, after about a week of using this twice a day my pores were visibly reduced. Anything that reduces those pesky pores is a winner in my books. My skin can be very sensitive and will react to a lot of products I was a bit skeptical when I first tried this as whenever somethings says "gentle" on it I always find that my skin still finds a way to react to it. Not this though. My complexion and skin also looked a lot clearer and brighter. If you have skin which is sensitive and you want a more glowing complexion this s definitely the product for you.

What is you favourite toner?
Lots of Love 
Harriet xx

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

YSL Rouge pur Couture 35

I really REALLY love autumn winter, I know it may sound like I thinking too far ahead, but after the 31st August I get fed up of shorts and cute summery dresses and want to wear my boots and fluffy jumpers. I also get really excited about things like Christmas, snow, sledging, but I get most excited about autumn winter make up (not surprising really as this is a beauty blog) I have been on the look out  for the perfect red lipstick for I don't know how long. I went into Debenhams to take my little sister shopping, I just happened to be walking past the YSL counter and I saw this and I knew I had to have it! 

The colour is a real true red, it is basically fire engine red! It is also has a slight shine to it which is always good in my books as me and matte lipsticks do not get on. However much I want to like them them they just dry my lips out and cling to all the dry patches. The formulation of this is so smooth it applies evenly and doesn't sit in the wrinkles on your lips. I would apply a lip liner before this product for peace of mind, so it doesn't migrate and end up somewhere you don't want it to. Plus the packaging, its just to die for even the box it comes in is so pretty. 

There are only two down sides. One the price as I think £25 is a quite expensive for a lipstick, and two the fact that I have to use a brush to apply it with so it would not be the easiest thing to apply while I was out. Having said that though it lasted for 5 hours on my lips, this is way longer than all of my other lipsticks. I am so happy and when this runs out I will definitely be repurchasing it. The only other red lipstick I really like is Ruby Tuesday from Max Factor I wouldn't say it was a complete duplicate, but it is close.

Whats your favourite autumn winter lip colour?

lots of love 
Harriet xx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Back to school make up from the highstreet

In my experience school always comes around far too quickly, I have been off for a blissful 3 months and then BAHM I find out that I am starting sixth form tomorrow. How did that sneak up on me? The first thing that always goes through my mind is how should I do my make up. When I was about 13 and I started properly wearing makeup I would spend hours in front of the mirror thinking is this enough?, is this too much?, ugh what if I turn out orange and everyone laughs at me!. So I thought that I would do a post on natural make up that is suitable for school, from the high street. Wow that is a long title! 

Eyes: Rimmel London Scandal eyes Retro Glam mascara- £6:99 (It is currently on offer at boots for £4:99) At my school you were not allowed to wear eye shadow, so I would always a volumising mascara that would make my lashes look fuller yet still looking like they were my lashes and I wasn't wearing fake ones. This mascara is amazing at catching every single lash and giving a really fanned out effect.

Face: Rimmel London Stay Matte powder- £3:99 from Boots. This powder is really good at keeping your make up in place so it lasts a lot longer, it is also quite light so stops your make up looking cakey. Plus it is great for if you are having your photo taken as it keeps your skin matte and aviods shinny circles. 
Bourjouis Healthy Mix Serum- £10:99 from Superdrug. I LOVE this foundation it smells so good and has medium coverage so you have a nice cover of foundation yet you can still see you skin underneath so it looks natural.

Cheeks: Revlon photo ready cream blush in pinched- £7:99 from Superdrug. This blush is such a beautiful coral colour. The cream formula is also really good as it means that your blend it in with your fingers and it gives a very natural flush of colour. 

Lips: Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach Kiss- £2:99 from Boots. These tinted lip balms are so great as they only give you a tiny bit of colour yet you still feel like you are wearing something. They are also good at moisturising your lips and making sure they are soft and smooth. 

The price of all of these products comes to £21:96, Which isn't bad for a whole face of make up, I tried to pick things that are pocket money prices. If you have any back to school essentials please tell me I really enjoy finding new products.

See you soon....

Love Harriet

 Disclaimer-This may seem like a lot of products and I am not saying that every thing is vital I am just saying what I would wear, you can skip products out and add ones in where you see fit.