January Favourites

img_2759January has been a very excited month for me, this month I finalised a lot of exciting this that will be happening over the next few months. It’s also been the month where I have been able to discover new products, to which I have fallen in love.

I tend to stick with what I know and never seem to change anything, however this year I want to change that. I want to try out more products whether that be skin care, beauty or hair.

This month the morning have been fall of frost and ice, and i have noticed the dryness on my skin swell. A lot of the products that I’ve fallen in love with this month have helped to battle the cold and I truly love them.

My skin care routine hasn’t changed much over the months (or years to be honest) but one this that has made a massive impact is the Elemis Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser. This cleaner is a life saver for the colder months, it’s a gorgeous luxurious deep cleansing cream. Containing anti-oxidnets that help to battle against daily pollutions, plant extract to purify and rich moisturizer. I have been using this in both morning and evening, as it’s a gorgeous cleanser for dissolving make up. I must have for the colder months.

One product I have been paring with Pro-Radaince Cleansing, is a device that I got in the Look Fantastic Advent Calendar, The Luna Play. Over the last year that have ben so many different versions of the cleaning brush from Clarisonic to Clinique and No7. Honestly I have never seen or given into the hype with these products however when I received the Luna Play, I was very intrigued. What I love about this product is the fact it’s a travel size and can fit perfectly into any wash bag, take it whenever you go. It also deep cleansing for the skin perfect for when the skin need a pick me up.

As its been so cold over the last month, I have been having a lot more baths. I also think its got to do with how many Lush bath bombs I received over Christmas. Nothing beats a good bath with a Lush bath bomb. Another bath product that I love after a hard week is the Elemis Aching Muscle Super Soak, this products is perfect for relaxing the body and mind. Also make you have an amazing night sleep to!!

Another product that I’ve been loving is another one from the Look Fantastic Advert Calendar. Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream, I have the scent organic rice milk & cherry blossom which smells gorgeous. I love to apply this both morning and evening, its a gorgeous rich nourishing cream and has definitely been helping my skin through the coldness.

A lot of new discoveries for me this month so hopefully this will contain over the year. If you have any suggestions on any skin care, beauty that I would love to know.

Much Love

Alice

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My Top 5 Foundations

A good base is very important to me, it is the foundation to your make up. There is so many different types of foundations on the market from a matte finish to dewy to light coverage to heavy. Finding the right one for you can take a lot of Saturday afternoons wondering around Boot, Space NK.

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Over the last year, I have found 5 foundation that are always my go to and the ones I will always repurchase without a second thought. I love everything from the finish of them to how they can take me from day to night.

Starting with my number 5 is the Rimmel Match Perfection. I have loved this foundation for years. It was one of the first i tried when I started discovery make up. It bends lovely into the skin, last all days and gives that perfect flawless look to the skin. I tend to use this  on days where I’m not wanting a wear a full face.

Another favourite of mine is L’oréal Paris True Match Foundation. This is a foundation again I have repurchased for years and years. I love this foundation for when I’m on holidays. It is very light and blends gorgeous into the skin, leaving again a flawless base all day.

These next two foundations are newer discoveries, both from Nars. I have always heard a lot of people talk about Nars Sheer Glow and honestly it look me while to jump on the bandwagon!

Nars Sheer Glow is beyond gorgeous from the texture, the way to applies and lasts for ever. This foundation is without a doubt my summer base. It is a lot lighter and has that dewiness to it, perfect for summer days.

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation is the newest foundation in my collection and it didnt take long to become one of my favourites. I would say this one is a little heavier and it does take longer to blend into the skin however the finish and long lasting was a win for me. It’s perfect for the days out that turn into evening out!

My number one favourite foundation has got the be Estēe Lauder Double Wear Foundation. This foundation does not move one bit through out the day because of this it is slightly heavier on the skin and does give the perfect full coverage. I love this foundation during the winter months.

What are your favourite foundations? I am wanting to try  out different foundation from defiant brands so if you have any recommendation do let me know!

 Much Love

Alice

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Everyday Make Up

Whether I’m in a rush, on my way to work or just having a relaxed morning. My make up routine will pretty much aways be the same for months and never change, I tend to stick to what I like.

Today I thought I would share with you my current routine, which is super quick and easy. Perfect for everyday and every situation.

In My Make Up Bag

Monuskin Illuminating Primer SPF15

Estēe Lauder Double Wear Foundation – Ivory Nude

Estēe Lauder Double Wear Concealer – Light

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder – Translucent

Soap & Glory Archery D-I-Y Brow Bar

Benefit Gimme Brow – Light/Medium

Urban Decay Naked Palette

Revlon Colourstay Skinny – Black Out

Benefit High Brow

Max Factor False Lash Effect – Black

Benefit Dandelion Blusher

Benefit Hoola Bronzer

Eylure Lengthening False Lashes

Much Love

Alice

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A New Beginning

We can all get stuck in a rut, no matter what we do or think or try we always go back to the same place as we were to start. We all have these big dreams and ideas that come through like speed of light but then slow right down till your back in your rut.

This has been me for a lot of last year, having massive ideas about how I want certain things to look and come across and when it came to it, I either couldn’t be bothered or it just didn’t work how I wanted it too.

A new beginning to start a fresh, away from the old and into the new.

This year I have decide to start fresh, have a clean slate to work with and with that comes new inspiration. For any of you who have followed me to this new pretty blog, thank you for staying with me and the newbies ‘hello’ I hope we can all grow and make this into a happy little place for us all not just me.

I plan to upload twice a week Monday and Thursday. I have lots of exciting things happening in the next couple of months so look out for all that.

Here are too new beginning!

Much Love

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