3 for 2 Beauty Haul

ImageGOSH NATURAL BLUSH IN FLOWER POWER | £6.99 Superdrug | This blusher is the best blusher I have ever tried. A little definitely goes a long way with this product. The colour is a beautiful pink which gives a natural flush. Looks very scary in the packaging but beautiful when applied. The texture is lovely also. I will definitely be trying more of the colours in this range

L’OREAL PARIS NUDE MAGIQUE BB BLUSH | £7.99 Boots | When i tested this in the shop it was an interesting product. It comes out of the tube almost clear, but on contact with skin it transforms into a beautiful pink. I thought that this would be a new must-have product especially in the summer. However, the colour stains the skin. After applying it I was left with pink fingertips that no makeup remover would remove. An intriguing but disappointing product.

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  From L-R | Loreal BB Blush, Gosh Flower Power

BOURJOIS ANTICERNE POUR PETITS MATINS CONCEALER | £6.50 Boots | I have tried bourgeois concealers in the past so thought that I would try this one. I really like the brush applicator, however, this does mean that you get less product than other types of concealer. This concealer has good coverage and lasts pretty well. The only disappointing thing is that it does not have any sort of highlighting effect, however, this does make it good for covering blemishes.

SLEEK I-DIVINE PALETTE IN AU NATURALE | £7.99 Superdrug | This has become a cult beauty product so I finally caved in and bought this. I went for the natural option because I don’t wear much colour on my eyes. These shadows are so pigmented and easy to apply. The best thing about this palette is that there is a mix of matte and shimmer shades which enables you to create a whole variety of looks.

ImageTop L-R | Nougat, Nubuck, Cappuccino, Honeycomb, Toast, Taupe

Bottom L-R | Conker, Moss, Bark, Mineral Earth, Regal, Noir

MAYBELLINE ONE BY ONE MASCARA | £8.49 Superdrug | My one peace is that this is advertised as new yet this was my favourite mascara a couple of years ago. Don’t just re-launch products Maybelline but claim that they’re new. Rant over, this is a fantastic mascara. I usually don’t like plastic brushes but this is just fabulous. It really does separate each lash with no clumps at all. If you did not try it first time round then definitely give it a go.

REAL TECHNIQUES MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE | £5.99 Boots | I had heard fantastic things about this especially for blending in concealer. This lives up to its expectations. It really does give a flawless coverage when used with concealer, both under the eyes and on blemishes.  Definitely worth a try especially when it’s on the 3for2 offer at boots.

Wedding Handbag Must Haves

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Two of my best friends are getting married this summer: one in July and one this coming weekend so I think that I have nailed the must-have products for in your bag for the big day!

The first item is a boring one, as it is RENEE. These are indigestion tablets but I feel they are a necessity for a day filled with food and drink. I suffer from IBS so I take a Renee after eating to help to ease my stomach and to stop me from bloating. They are also great for heartburn and of course indigestion. For me this is the most important handbag essential because if my stomachs uncomfortable then I’m not going to feel pretty and confident.

My second essential is of course TISSUES. I bought this cute Union Jack print pack from Boux Avenue as it compact yet pretty. Unfortunately I wont have these with me at the church as I am a bridesmaid so wont be carrying my bag into the service, however they will be very useful for the speeches and the first dance.

My next essential is my TRAVALO perfume atomiser, filled with perfume of course. I cannot rate these highly enough. They are so easy to fill and so compact. I never carry a full size bottle of perfume anywhere anymore. This is of course for freshening up throughout the day. A little spray of perfume really makes me feel fresh and confident.

Next I have my RIMMEL WAKE ME UP CONCEALER but any concealer would be fine, this just happens to be the one I am using at the moment and is in a practical stick form. I use this to disguise under eye circles and blemishes throughout the day. This and a powder is all that I require to touch up my makeup throughout the day and keep me looking fresh. Weddings can last up to 12 hours and put your makeup through a lot with dancing and crying, so having a concealer in your bag allows you to look and feel fresh in the many photos.

I also carry KLEENEX BLOTTING TISSUES. This are my favourite blotting papers as they do not have any powder on them but work so fantastically you can see the grease off your skin left on the paper. These come in a compact pack so are perfect for popping in your handbag. I use these before I powder to ensure a truly shine-free complexion.

Of course RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER is in my handbag. I apply this using a REAL TECHNIQUES POWDER BRUSH. This is an everyday handbag essential for me so of course it will be in my wedding handbag.

My lipstick of choice for both my girls’ weddings is REVLON LIP BUTTER IN SUGAR FROSTING. I am not particularly into lipstick so I love the concept of the Lip Butters. They are a cross between a lip balm and a lipstick. This colour is a subtle pink sheen on the lips rather than being a full coverage lipstick. Perfectly pretty but perfectly subtle for a wedding.

My final product but one of the most important is my AVENE THERMALE SPRING WATER SPRAY. I use this both to fix my makeup in the morning and to refresh my makeup throughout the day. This spray stops your makeup from looking ‘cakey’ throughout the day and makes it look like you’ve just applied your makeup.

Of course I will also have my PHONE, CREDIT CARD AND CAMERA in my handbag. The above are just my beauty essentials. Although my clutch bag for the day is a decent size I have tried to keep essentials to a minimum.