It’s been awhile my friends; boy, does the time get away from me. Another month come and gone and this little area of the internet starting to get away from me. With only one day this month to myself it’s been hard to keep up with the beauty world and hard to take some time for myself – to relax, to pamper, and to be creative. I’ll find it again soon. A new month, a new start to the last little bit of summer. For the first time in eons I’ve picked up a few new bits over the past month that have put a smile on this tired, dreary, lined face.
We’ll start with the Summer base, which is the same as favourite as last Summer. It’s the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, which I usually leave to the Summer months as I picked it up in a shade too dark. With a bit of sun it’s the perfect shade for me and the slight shimmer in the formula it certainly does help to give me a much more ‘awake’ look.
On to the new products, I’ve been absolutely loving this new shade of mine from Anastasia Beverly Hills – the liquid lipstick in the shade Vintage which you can read about here. It’s such a bright, yet deep purple that it turns heads!! I absolutely love it. I’ve also been loving a new eyeshadow primer that I’ve decided to try, the Too Faced Shadow Insurance that keeps everything perfectly in place for hours on end.
After visiting the Benefit Brow Bar early this month I’ve also been getting some amazing use from the Benefit Gimme Brow that is a highly recommended Benefit product from the Benefit Brow professionals. I’ll tell you all about my Brow Bar experience in a post all on its own. And last but not least, still impressing me at every turn, is the L.A Girl Pro. Conceal HD High-Definition Concealer. Basically on the favourites list of every beauty junkie out there…seriously guys, check it out!
What have you been loving lately?
Tomorrow might be my 24th Birthday but I have a gift for YOU! I’ve picked up a few of my favourite items that I’ve ranted about several times over the last year or two and I want to share them with you in my first ever giveaway contest! So over the Thanksgiving weekend sneak away from dinner for a sec and fill out the Rafflecopter form below! Just give me a like and follow and you’ll automatically be entered in the giveaway! Winner will be announced in one week (Sunday October 18th).
So what can you win? All 7 items in the picture above – my all-time favourite Cat Walk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier Cream, the Nyx Smokey Eyeshadow Palette, the Body Shop’s Olive soap, my favourite Real Technique’s Brush the Expert Face Brush, a bottle of Gosh Nail Lacquer in the shade Boot Camp, my everyday favourite lipstick Rimmel Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in the shade 104, and last but not least you get it all in this adorable Kit makeup bag. It’s a total value of approximately $85 and it’s all for you! Just sign up below my friends!
Summer brings the hope of a tan and the fear of a burn. Keepin is on our toes all the time, aren’t ya sunshine? So with my skin getting a glowy hue and in need of some necessary protection I usually change up my foundations and bases for the summer months to make life a little easier.
The first base that I love using during the summer months is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in the shade 103 True Ivory. I started using this one a few years ago, and sadly found that I’d bought it in a shade or two too dark. But saving it for my summer days, it’s the perfect match for tanned me! I love how this foundation has a slight shimmer to brighten the face as well, to really catch the sunshine in a naturally highlighting way. It’s the perfect summer glow and has a great coverage and stay power. Bit in love at the moment, as I am at the beginning of every summer that I return to this trusty base.
The second summer base is the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream with SPF 35 for daily sun protection. I don’t wear an SPF daily (save your comments, I know) but I like a little tan on my face. But for those days I know I’m going to be outside and in the sun for a long time, I turn to a base that has SPF in it. I love how simple this BB cream is and how smooth it feels on my face. Granted, it doesn’t quite stay all day, so I sometimes bring it with and quickly find a mirror to reapply with my fingers. No problem! It’s quick and easy protection and coverage! Love it.
What do you like to use specifically in the summer?