22 January 2016

NUDESTIX IN GILT & IMMORTAL REVIEW + SWATCHES

NUDESTIX IN GILT & IMMORTAL REVIEW + SWATCHES

 Hey lovelies today I bring you a post all about these beauties from Nudestix now I was too excited when I received these for christmas from my sister in Australia.  You may not of heard of this brand I first heard about them from the Lovely Youtuber Chloe Morello so you can imagine my excitement when I received these at christmas as it was a brand I really wanted to try!  Now first up look how amazing the tin is! it is a limited edition tin called 'dipped in sugar' designed by Jessica Garlicky I love the fact that there is a mirror in the lid great for travel! Now if you have not head off the brand Nudestix they are a mother daughter owned label of easy to use make up crayons.  I have this lovely duo of eyeshadow sticks from the magnetic eye colour in immortal and Gilt.  

NUDESTIX IN GILT & IMMORTAL REVIEW + SWATCHES
NUDESTIX IN GILT & IMMORTAL REVIEW + SWATCHES



I love eyeshadow pencils as they are really great for on the go quick and easy to apply.  These are particular good as they are long lasting and don't budge at all even on oily lids I am impressed.  It does mean they dry very quickly and so you have to blend them in very quickly according to the added info you use the gold (Gilt) pencil to prime the lid and then use the bronze immortal pencil over the top.  I personally use them separately as a quick on the go eye shadow smudged in with a finger easy to use.  I have to mention the sharper as it is actually really good sharpens with minimal wastage of product plus compact to travel with.

Have you tried Nudestix?

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18 January 2016

2015 YEARLY BEAUTY, HAIR AND MAKEUP FAVOURITES

2015 YEARLY BEAUTY, HAIR AND MAKEUP FAVOURITES

Hey Lovelies, today I am bringing you a round up of last years favourites for the whole year.  Which was surprisingly really hard to narrow down as there was too many good products that I discovered and loved through 2015.  Here is a small selection of the top products I was loving of which none will be a surprise to you as you will have seen them grace the presents of MyBeautySleuth before. 


2015 YEARLY BEAUTY, HAIR AND MAKEUP FAVOURITES

First up I am going to start with hair as this had to be the easiest category for me to choose as there are really only two go to products for me Mark Hill Taming Anti Humidity spray and Colab dry shampoo to be honest, this is Tokyo scent but I love all the scents a great dry shampoo that comes out clear.  Tan wise I have mainly been using this self tanning lotion by TanWorx a great non streaking coconut smelling and natural colouring fake tan.  On the nails Seiche Vite top coat has been my go to top coat of choice making my Mani / Pedi's last out the week.  On to fragrancebthere has only been one that made the cut into my collection and a good one at that Chanel Chance Eau vive I can not resist.  Skin care wise my number one discovery has to be another product from Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro serum ultra hydrating and definitely worth the money it has become a firm favourite in my routine.  Next up a must have and essential in this cold winter weather, lip balm and my current favourite that banishes the driest lips is I picked this up in duty free ( aprox 1/3 cheaper)  Creme de la Mer lip balm

2015 YEARLY BEAUTY, HAIR AND MAKEUP FAVOURITES


Makeup wise I felt last year was the year of the concealer war for me and two of which became my firm favourites were Clarins Instant Concealer and Urban Decay Naked Concealer.  The tool that made my skin look flawless was the Real Techniques miracle complexion sponge even though I first discovered it back in 2013 I felt last year was the year I actually got proper use of it and made a difference to my base.  On the subject of bases Chanel Vitalumiere aqua is the foundation that I always go back to time and time again I think I must of bought several bottles last year as it is so natural and light weight on.  On the cheek it has been Mac powder blush in Margin a high frost peachy brown and then Nars Laguna bronzer to sculpt those cheeks ( Ha Ha who am I kidding).  Last up but no means least is the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara that has been my favourite giving both volume and length.  

What have you favourite products of 2015 been?

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11 January 2016

LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR BB BLUR*

LA ROCHE POSAY EFFACLAR BB BLUR*

Hey lovelies hope you are having a good day today I bring you a post all about this new product from  La Roche-Posay.  Now I wear foundation pretty much every day yep there is the odd few days when I don't but the majority yes I do and it is not because I can't I just do because I suffer from a skin condition called Psorais and it stops the 300000 questions and explanations more on that later.  Now as I like to call them Alphabet creams and they have been on the the market for a while now.  They all claim to do different things but the vast majority do not offer the highest level or the greatest coverage so I never what to entirely relinquish my foundation only to the the few who do.  When La Roche posay one of my long time favourite skin brands decided to bring out a BB cream I was interested to see what it was like as they have such amazing skin care products.  

Normally ABC creams are designed for those people who are fortunate to have amazing skin no blemishes and need little coverage I don't fall into that category as I have psoriasis which I prefer to camouflage.  I have to say this is designed best for oily skins which I don't entirely have but I have skin that fluctuates from dry to combination and more so on the combination as I get older.  So I wanted to give it a go as I love La Roche-Posay skin care and I always looking for new base alternatives.  I have to say that I was really impressed by the level of coverage I did not need to use concealer which is not often and it left my skin pretty flawless which probably comes from the Blur factor.  I can definitely see if you have full on oily skin how it controls, absorbs the oil in as it did really well on my patches.  Designed to blur away the fine lines and blemishes giving you a flawless finish iI really achieved a great finish with just using my fingers to apply.  I have the shade light/medium it is shame they only have two shades as light medium is definitely on the darker colour and medium shade which is fine as I have still some tan from Mexico.  When you squeeze it out the tube the product comes out in a whipped texture and it is really light weight.  It has a matt finish to it and lasts around 7/8 hours it has become my go to off duty base!  A little goes a longway I have been using this over a month and hardly used any product.

Available exclusively online at  Escentual on offer for £11.00 (£16.00 full price)

                                                                                                   *This post contains a PR sample or gifted Item


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8 January 2016

WHAT'S IN MY MAKEUP BAG

WHATS IN MY MAKEUP BAG

Hey lovelies today I bring you a post all about what is currently residing in my every day makeup and as you can see some familiar products if you follow me on Instagram.  First up lets talk about the makeup bag this one is from Kiko from the Rebel romantic range.   Pretty shade is it not I think this one is now sold out it and was relatively in expensive around the £10 price point a great size to carry in my handbag plus I totally love the colour of this.  I am slightly obsessed with rose gold things!  For my base I have been using the Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot first I know this is designed for oily skins but I find it really moisturising and pore minimising.  Then it has been my trusty Chanel vitalumiere aqua foundation in shade 30 this is one of the most natural looking foundations giving a second skin look but medium coverage one of my all time favourites.  Then to cover the blemishes I have gone back to the Clarins Instant concealer really good a covering the skin and I find it really moisturising great for winter.   To give some shape and colour back to my face I have been using this powder blusher from Topshop makeup called dream phone I have a full review on this blusher here but it is a dark pink / berry colour.  Then a little bit of contouring using my favourite bronzer Nars Laguna and to set the whole face I have been using this banana HD powder from NYX.  On the brows my new favourite from Mac Dip down gel liner and this pinky shade a Mac paint pot in Vintage selection on the lids finishes off the look.  

Whats in your everyday makeup bag?

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4 January 2016

DECEMBER MAKEUP BEAUTY AND HAIR FAVOURITES

DECEMBER MAKEUP BEAUTY AND HAIR FAVOURITES

Hey Lovelies hope we all had a lovely Christmas and New Year, today I bring you the December favourites the last one of the year.  As per usual December always brings with it lots of partying and festivities.  So I was using lots of products to make my makeup last longer and keep my skin hydrated to stop it flaking due to the change in weather.  

Skincare wise I have been continuing to use the Chanel serum I picked up in October.  Full review here and have been using it daily so it is only fitting it features as one of my favourites.  Next up a favourite you have seen before on MyBeautySleuth Embroyliss Lait creme concentrate this has helped create a good base for my makeup this month hydrating and helps the foundation glide on.  Next up it is the Soap & Glory One heck of a blot primer now this is meant for oily combination skin but I have found it to be quite hydrating.  Full review here great as well at reducing the pores it has really helped keep the makeup in place.  

Now my two favourite makeup products  this month which have been continuously on the face have been Mac paint pot in vintage selection a great nude pinky shade with a very fine glitter sheen to it.  It does not budge and lasts all day this has to be  one of my favourite paint pots so far I have from Mac.  Then on to the brows I have been mixing it up a bit as I am not entirely happy with my brows. So I have been trying out this fluid line from Mac after been recommended this from someone but can't remember who.  Mac fluid line in Dip down technically a eye liner but a very dark brown works fab on the brows and lasts all day I have been applying this with a angle brush.

Last up makeup wise you will have seen if you follow me on Twitter / Instagram I have been trying out this new product from La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur a whipped style BB cream which is ultra light and gives incredible coverage alongside SPF I have been impressed so far! with how light weight it is and the level of coverage vs product applied.  Post to follow soon with more info but get in there quick as there was a waiting list already for this product link here.

Two hair products making it into the cut are my two styling heroes keeping my new cut in place and making my hair still looking half decent post party.  No surprise this is a favourite of mine the Mark Hill Anti humidity spray a must have for anyone living in a city also gives lots of shine love this product.  Then we have Co Lab from a Model recommends a dry shampoo for when you are short on time and can't wash your hair another one of my staples.  This is a great product if you have coloured your hair as it is clear I started using it when I had dip dye hair as it was hard to match the shade and love it.

What have been your December favourites?

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2 January 2016

GIVEAWAY : CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK



Hey Lovelies to start of 2016 and the first of many posts I thought I would do a giveaway! Yep your read right to say thank you to everyone who supported, read and commented on my blog over the last year I wanted to run a giveaway!  I recently got some more Charlotte tilbury makeup to add to my collection and so wanted to share my love of Charlotte Tilbury so one luck winner will win one Charlotte Tilbury lipstick colour of their choice.  

This competition is open world wide / internationally to enter you must follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below in order to qualify you must follow MyBeautySleuth on Bloglovin and please comment below what shade you would like to win there are plenty of extra opportunities to gain more entries!  The giveaway will be open now and ends 30/1/16 where one winner will be picked at random and verified good luck to everyone!



Goodluck!

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