My new favourite blush!

estee lauder electric pink

I picked up this little beauty from Bicester Village for £17.50, on sale from £25

This is Estee Lauder’s Electric Pink!

I had heard rave reviews about this so snapped it up when I saw it and I was not disappointed. This blush is very pigmented and is such a beautiful colour. It looks scary in the pan but is in fact a ‘natural flush’ colour which is very flattering. Plus, it lasts all day without fading at all!

I would definitely recommend picking this blush up. My new favourite blush!

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NOTD: Essie Fiji

essie fiji

This is Essie’s Fiji which is a very pale pink with a white undertone.

I am loving white based pastels at the moment so for me this is the perfect summer shade.

The formula is fantastic and this photo was with 2 coats and is fully opaque.

Would definitely recommend for a classy summer look!

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Favourite concealers

favourite concealers 2014

SOAP AND GLORY KICK ASS CONCEALER | I have this in the shade ‘light’. This is a duo concealer that also comes with a finishing powder so is an all in one product. The one concealer is yellow toned for concealing blemishes and the other one is peach toned for concealing dark circles under the eyes. This product has a lovely creamy texture and is fantastic for a holiday as you only need to take the one product. This is a bargain at £10 considering that it is very similar to the bobby brown concealer duos!

COLLECTION LASTING PERFECTION CONCEALER | I have this in shades 1 and 2 which I mix to get my perfect shade. This is a cult beauty product that has become a staple for concealing blemishes. In a review last year I said that I was not a fan of this product because it made my eyes very sensitive when used under the eyes, however as a blemish concealer it is fantastic. It has no shimmer or highlighter in it at all so is ideal for breakouts. They also have a good selection of colours with shade 1 being the palest concealer I have ever discovered.

BENEFIT ERASE PASTE | I have this in shade 1 ‘fair’. This is a very strange almost gel like texture. I apply it using my finger and it blends beautifully. It has a peach tone so I only use it under my eyes and not on blemishes. It gives a lovely natural look but my only criticism of this product is that it smells kind of like playdoh!

RIMMEL WAKE ME UP CONCEALER | I have no idea what shade I have as all the writing has work off but I would guess that it is the palest shade. This has almost ran out and I will definitely be repurchasing it straight away. It is my all time favourite under eye concealer. It gives a very natural look whilst still covering dark circles. It also has a slight shimmer to it that really brightens your under eyes! Also at around the £7 mark it is well worth trying!

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Favourite spring polishes

Spring nail polish favourites 2014

From L – R

NAILS INC ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS | This is a beautiful minty blue colour with a cream finish and was from their 2013 spring collection

OPI YOU CALLIN ME A LYRE? | This is a beautiful pale pink colour with a semi sheer finish. This was from OPI’s New York City Ballet collection. This gives the nails a beautiful healthy and natural look

NAILS INC NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL | This is a true bright yellow colour with an opaque finish. I am not sure which collection this was from

NAILS INC HOLLAND PARK GARDENS | This is a beautiful pale green with a cream finish. This was from their garden party collection and is simply beautiful

OPI KISS ME I’M BRAZILIAN | This is a new favourite for me which is a hot pink with a slightly nude undertone which makes it much more wearable than  neon. This is from OPI’s latest Brazil collection

ESSIE FIND ME AN OASIS | This is a beautiful pale blue with a  semi sheer finish, however you can make it opaque in 3 coats. This is from Essie’s Resort Fling collection which is spot on trend

NAILS INC MAYFAIR LANE GEL EFFECT | This is a pale pink in a gel effect finish. This is a beautiful all year round colour with a fantastic high-gloss finish

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May Birchbox

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LIZ EARLE CLEANSE & POLISH HOT CLOTH CLEANSER | Full size £13.25 100ml | Sample 30 ml £3.97 | I have used this product before so I know that it is brilliant and I was very pleased to see that they had included the muslin cloth

SOIGNE BOTANIQUE NAIL POLISH IN CREME AU BEURRE | Full size £11 10ml | It was nice to receive a full size nail polish and the colour looks lovely. I have never heard of this brand before so will keep you posted

BENEFIT THEY’RE REAL MASCARA | Full size £19.50 8.5g | Sample 3g £6.88 | This is a fantastic mascara that I have had before so I am glad to have this sample to use it again

BEAUTY PROTECTOR PROTECT SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER | Full size £14 (Doesn’t say size) | This is a birchbox exclusive brand that is all sorts of nasties-free so I am interested to try this out, however it would have been nice to have a more well-known brand

AROMATHERAPY ASSOCIATES REVIVE MORNING BATH & SHOWER OIL | Full size £40 55ml | Sample 3ml £2.18 | I am really glad to have received this product as I have heard amazing things about their bath oils so am excited to try this out

Overall I am pleased with this months box. It is nice to see come popular brands in there. However, some of the sample sizes are a little bit small such as the bath oil. I like to try products out more than once before deciding what I think of them and the small samples don’t allow for that. That being said, I still look forward to receiving my birchbox every single month

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