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Beauty: What’s New In My Makeup Bag For Spring

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Spring is the beginning of a new season, and a good Spring cleaning is always a good idea. I haven’t done a beauty update in a long while, so, let’s talk new Spring makeup.

As it happens, this is the first Spring I’ve actually visited my makeup bag and pushed the refresh button. I generally tend to replace things when they run out and re-use the same products. This season, I decided to try a few new brands and products- some intentionally and others coincidentally.

Press play to see what’s new in my makeup bag this Spring.

 

If you like this video, also check out How To Add An Extra Glow To Everyday Makeup

How To Add An Extra Glow To Everyday Makeup

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Hey guys, so I did my first sit-down video on my YouTube channel. Am I a YouTuber yet? Ha!

This first one is a beauty post, and I’ll tell you the reason behind this. I find it generally tricky doing beauty reviews on my blog. I think demonstration has a stronger resonance with consumers when it comes to beauty products. That’s my personal opinion. Yes, you can take very pretty pictures of these products, which I have done in the past, but people really do want to see how to use them.

So, if you are the ‘everyday girl’ who has a busy life, and wants to feel and look stylish – at least 90% of the time (basically ME), my blog is totally for you and this video is also for you as well.
. I’m on about my everyday makeup routine, how I basically add that extra oomph to my current everyday look for work. You know, taking the average everyday look a couple of notches up.

The entire routine takes 10 minutes of my preparation time in the morning. This video focuses on my current 3 favourite beauty products, along with the usual base to achieve the extra glow.

1. The Iconic London Illuminator in Original
2. The Iconic London Pigment Foundation Stick in Cocoa
3. The Bourjois Rouge Laque in Purpledelique

I hope you enjoy!

Pamper Season With FaceTox Organic Facemask

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Autumn is the best time to bundle up at home with some candles and pamper yourself a little bit extra. I’ll say it’s also the best time to pay a little more attention to your skin, in preparation for the colder months. Wouldn’t you agree? I’m currently on study leave which means I get to spend a lot of my time at home. After a long session of studying, I need to relax, chill and make myself feel human again and my little self-pamper sessions are so good. facetox

I’m sitting here, ‘mud masked’ with a tingling face while writing this post. My second time using Facetox organic facemask. Many of you on Instagram may be familiar with Facetox. The facemask is quite popular and the results I’ve seen so far are rather promising. facetox-mix
Facemask -facetoxHopefully, any signs of stress and bad dieting from studying won’t make an appearance. The facemask extracts, pulls and detoxifies the skin, which is perfect for me. Who needs a tired face this party season?
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facetox-blendThe face mask comes in 2 sachets, the clay blend and rosewater. Very easy to mix and apply. I’m all kitted up for a few more sessions, pre and post party season.
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*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Facetox.

Beauty Favourites | August

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Last month, I shared some of my beauty favourites with Just My Look and you guys really liked it. I got lots of feedback on the metallic purple lipstick from LA Girl that I shared in the post. That lipstick is still a firm favourite, but I’ve got a few new additions in my makeup bag. Lip Dual Lipstick_Beauty_Leighton Denny_In the NudeWearing: Leighton Denny – In the Nude Lip Dual Lipstick

Beauty Favourites August1. Roxanne Campbell Nail Lacquer – Off to Jamaica

I’ve been playing with nail colours this summer – contrary to the plan of sticking to white all summer…well, since I’ve gone down that route, I said YES to a new brand – Roxanne Campbell. Corals and orange tones are quite nice on dark skin tone and this shade proves my point. You can see me wearing the nail varnish on Instagram.

2. Leighton Denny – In the Nude Lip Dual Lipstick

This lipstick is perfect for everyday wear and it’s my current go-to for work and casual days. The lip dual gives two choices of either a sheen or matte finish.

3. L.A.B.2 Just Face Kabuki Brush & Read My Lip Brush

I’ve heard a lot of good stuff about the L.A.B.2 brushes. I’m not going to go on like a beauty pro, so for regular consumers like myself (non-MUAs), all I can say is the Kabuki brush feels like magic. This multi-tasking tool for powders is honestly a secret weapon to a flawless finish.

4. The Vintage Cosmetic Company Cuticle Nipper 

Just because it’s rose gold, this cuticle clipper already won me over. True story, my cuticles grow almost at the speed of light, and yes I DIY my nails most of the time. I wonder why I never had one of these.

5. Pegasus Parfum No 39

…you know that feeling you get when you use something you haven’t used in a while and you are like ‘YES’, I remember why I got you in the first place. This fragrance is an oldie, but it still a HIT.

6. Pink Parcel Eyebrow Kit (monthly subscription)

I’ve always been a pencil kinda girl with my brows. Don’t judge me. I recently started playing with this eyebrow kit recently. It’s added on extra minutes to my make-up time, but I do like the result.

Roxanne Campbell Nail LacquerL.A.B.2 BrushesL.A.B.2 Just Face Kabuki BrushPink Parcel Eyebrow kit | Beauty Favourites AugustSo, I’ve decided I’ll try and keep the monthly beauty favourite thing going. I hope you have enjoyed reading Beauty Favourites August as much as I have enjoyed sharing all these new bits with you.

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