Sunday, 31 May 2015

May Favourites

Monthly favourites are always my favourite to write and read.
And can i just say what everyone is thinking, how the hell is it June tomorrow?!

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day: I'm not big on hair care at all and I'm so lazy so when i saw a 5 in 1 product i had to give it a try and now i can't not use it, it literally is perfect hair in a bottle. It gives me volume and really smooths my frizz!

Urban Decay Naked Basics: This is my most used palette, i find it hard to create a eye look without using at least one shade. They are such wearable colours and all matte besides a beautiful highlight shade. Couldn't live without it.

Mac Ripe Peach Blush: I'm being a tease putting a limited edition product in my favourites but its been on my cheeks for the last two months, its lovely on fair and light skin and a really natural blush.

Nyx Liquid Liner: I'm being adventurous branching out from my eyeliner pens and although applying this takes more time, it gives a sharp flick, i just wish this was completely matte.

Rimmel Sandal Eyes Nude Liner: Another must have. It really brightens and opens up your eyes and make you look awake and i need that in my life.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum: Lately I've just not been feeling the full coverage foundations so i decided this was a good option, its super light and moisturising with a decent amount of coverage and would be perfect for the hot months ahead!

Too Faced Hangover Primer: I love a moisturising primer for when i want to use a more drying foundation such as Studio Fix and this is perfect to refresh my skin and lays under makeup well and prevents foundation clinging to dry patches.

Pretty Little Liars: I know I'm so late on the band wagon but oh my gosh, its amazing, I've binge watched the first 4 series and although at times I'm like come on girls get it over with find out who A is, i still find it gripping and i'd be lying if i haven't dreamt about it several times

I could of wrote a book on how many favourites i had since i haven't done a favourites since January! 

What have been your favourites this month?
Lemme know, Summa x

Saturday, 23 May 2015

5 Must Have Brushes

[L to R] Morphe M431, Zoeva 228, Real Techniques Contour Brush, Body Shop Blush Brush, Flat Top Kabuki

I am so surprised that i've never done a post just on brushes baring in mind how in love i am with them. So i thought i'd share my 5 must have can't live without brushes.

Morphe M431: This is a slighter larger pencil brush than usual and i find that it is perfect for specific crease work and putting colour under the eye. Ever since i picked one of these up, i can't put it down.

Zoeva 228: A dupe for the MAC 217 what isn't to love. Perfect for crease work and blending and light application. I could own 20 of these brushes and i still wouldn't have enough and especially in rose gold.

Real Techiques Contour Brush: A multi purpose brush, perfect for contour, highlight, blend out concealer and setting the under eye. This brush does it all.

Body Shop Blush Brush: I put this old gem in because i love the cut of the bristles and so soft. I also think this brush could be multi purpose but I'm yet to try, so ill get back to you on that.

Flat Top Kabuki: Any brand of this brush will work, the one in the image above being Coastal Scents. I wont be able to use anything but this and a beauty blender to apply foundation, it works a charm.

Sorry for not posting in the last two weeks! I've been so run down with my college deadline and to top it off i was ill and then my internet completely died on me for 5 days.

What is your favourite brush?
Lemme know, Summa x

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Contour Favourites

With Summer round the corner you want to have those chiseled cheekbones nailed.
So i thought i'd share with you some of my contour essentials.

First a very well known contour palette, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light/ Medium. Mostly known for the Banana powder, which I'm going to put out here, if you're fair doesn't highlight very much. Fawn is the powder i get most use out of as it's a grey toned shade which is perfect for contouring!

I thought i'd include a couple of cream products such as the Soleil Tan De Chanel. This is a warm shade which is perfect for the summer that makes a natural looking contour and can even be applied all over the face for a overall bronzed look and i've barely made a dent in it.

The next cream product is Benefits Watts Up. A champagne highlight that really gives a beautiful shimmer to the cheekbones without being too much perfect for day or night.

Benefit Hoola was my first contour product and is still a favourite, it is a shade that will suit any skin tone. It has the perfect mixture that isn't too grey nor too warm.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quarts is a intense pink highlight that really makes your cheeks pop. The shades can also be used eyeshadows as well. All the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks are beautiful and find the one that suits you best and it'll be your go-to highlight for evenings for sure.

The brushes i use are Real Techniques Contour Brush which is perfect for getting a strong contour. The Real Techniques setting brush is perfect for highlighting.

What are your contour favourites?
Lemme know, Summa x