I feel like if you could smell this through the screen, you'd want it too!
This is the Mocha Rose lipbalm by Rosebud Salve.
Let's be frank, it's just a lipbalm. It doesn't have any crazy hydrating properties, or make my lips plump or help with cracked lips. BUT it smells like coffee and flowers, and I weirdly love it. It's nice and makes my lips soft with a lovely sheen. Plus it's cute packaging!
Do you need it ? Probably not, but thought it deserved a little review :)
haven't posted a selfie in a while, thought it was about time! Some very natural makeup (with a light filter) because blow drying my hair took longer than I thought
Products used :
ELF Brow Kit, Benefit Brow Gel
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer, set with Soap and Glory Kick Ass powder
Urban Decay Vice palette, Freelove on the lid
MUA brow liner
Maybelline Plush mascara
MAC Gingerly blush, Becca Champagne Pop highlighter
ELF Mist and Set
I'm quite liking the no-liner look lately, very fresh faced. And I forgot to wear a lipstick, so lipbalm it was !
And I had glittery undereyes, because SOMEBODY (@tulsp) used my setting brush for bloody highlighting and didn't tell me. The perks of sisters !
I get asked about my skincare so much, and I always feel silly when I tell people it's just diet & genetics. So this year I've tried to get a good skincare regime just to take care of myself !
For reference, I have normal skin that's slightly dry in winter. I don't have sensitive skin and I don't think I've ever had a spot maybe one in my teens. But to summarise I have fairly normal skin. Lately I've been using these products ..
Body Shop Skin defence sunscreen spf 50 - I'm trying to take better care of my skin and I love this ! Feels smooth and lightweight for everyday use, but I'd try the Biore next
Boots Botanics Facial Oil - this is my second bottle, I love the smell and the feel, I wear it at night before bed and wake up with lovely plump skin, I've heard this is been/being discontinued. I'm distraught
Clinique moisture surge - this is my new daytime moisturiser, not going to lie, I can smell the alcohol when I wear it but it's lightweight and very moisturising, so far I do like it
Clinique Turnaround Overnight moisturiser, this is also new, a thicker cream texture that nourishes overnight. I've never used a night cream before so this is new for me! And therefore I have nothing to compare it too
So there you have it ! There's no secret formula for me, I wish I had a better routine for you but I just sort of try new things. I adore @carolinehirons for skincare advice, her page is so informative and definitely worth following !
When you didn't snooze your alarm for once and have time to do makeup this is an annual occurrence, id rather have the sleep !
I still love this Zoeva warm spectrum palette, I'd be tempted to buy more if I didn't own so many already !
My staple products for everyday, no I don't use a primer everyday as I don't wear a base product
ELF Mist and Set - I love the fresh scent, I don't know how much it actually does but it's a lovely wake me up !
MAC Blush in Gingerly - holy grail, go ask Poof, if you know you know !
Elf blush brush - love all elf brushes
NARS Creamy concealer - quickly becoming my favourite concealer
KIKO Water eyeshadow in 208 - as a highlight Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil - don't like it, won't repurchase :(
Benefit Brow Gel - holds your eyebrows in place alllllll damnnnn day !
Seventeen Falsifeye mascara - spikey brush so use at your own risk, but great end results
Mocha Rose lipbalm Rosebud Perfume Co
Some pretty makeup bits
I know I know, I took a longggg break. I went away, I got busy with work, my best friend got married, the usual !
And no shame here but I'm wearing minimal makeup today because I'm on nights until Monday jealous of all you people with that Friday feeling !
I bought some new makeup bits, spot that new primer that I heard @ummbaby rave about eons ago so I needed to try it.
And I purchased an old favourite, ELF Mist and Set because MAC Charged Water is too expensive to be wasted spraying it everyday
So how is everyone ?! What did I miss
Colourpop liquid lipsticks
Still trialling these, swatches coming soon !
They are incredibly drying so I need to prep my lips well beforehand, however they are pigmented and smooth.
I much prefer wearing glossy lips in the summer months, but these do not budge ! It took a lot of scrubbing and cleansing oil and at least half my lip layers ...
Morphe 36O palette
I know there has been so much controversy regarding Morphe and their products, and in the future I will be most likely refraining from buying their products... however !
I can't help but love this palette, I love the pigmentation of 'most' of these shades, there are some that swatch beautifully but don't transfer to the lid well, especially the glittery ones.
But I keep reaching for it for the warm tones
Go follow @beautytruthsleuthofficial for more info, one of my favourite pages as she is SO honest, I catch up with her page everyday
Some fave makeup pics
I know I've been away, I had a combination of night shifts and on call, and then I went to Belgium ! And honestly I haven't worn makeup all that much lately ;)
But I've been catching up with you all, secretly stalking
Makeup picks for the day
I love the Pro conceal yellow corrector to contrast when I use an orange corrector under my eyes, but the formula continues to split and water comes out so I won't be repurchasing
Some favourite makeup picks
ELF High definition powder - now I hear elf will be sold in Superdrug soon, I have loved ELF products for years, when they used to have a UK website and everything was £1-5 ! Now I see the prices have gone up, elf is hit and miss I think but some of their products are amazing. Especially their brushes, I like the powder to bake with but it gives off a white cast so I'd say give this a miss.
MAC blush in Gingerly is holy grail for now and ever
Benefit goof proof pencil and Ready Set Brow gel, love the combo of these but I won't be investing in the pencil personally. I like it but I'm sure the drugstore will have a good copy, the gel however I think is worth it.
Seventeen Falsifeye mascara, absolute favourite ! Super sharp spiky brush so be careful, but great formula and will repurchase
L'Oréal true match highlight in Golden Glow, I bought this after seeing how glowy my best friend looked (@satvir09) and I needed it too, I mix it with my tinted moisturiser for glowy skin and I love it !
On another note I am on annual leave for a week, and I have so much free time this is new to me ... expect lots of rambling posts
Makeup of the day this is my usual daily routine!
ELF brow kit with Benefit Ready Set Brow gel
NARS Creamy Concealer set with S&G Kick Ass powder
Mac blush in gingerly
17 Falsifeye mascara
Colourpop lippie stick in Goal Digger
You know I'm a lippie kinda girl, how could I resist ! In my head all I can hear is Jamie Foxx singing '...I always fall, for your type'
I swear they're different... kind of !
I have swatched them on my arm and boy oh boy, they are insanely hard to remove. I had to use cleansing oil, eyemakeup remover and then more oil. My arm was unbelievably sore after being scrubbed
Plus they dry darker than the tube, but I will do proper swatches soon, all nice and neat with tape so it's aesthetically pleasing
I'm currently lying in bed feeling sorry for myself, so why not post my Colourpop Haul
I made 5 orders (shadows and lippies) in total, made sure they were all under £15 to avoid the customs fee. And all but one got through, but I'm contesting the customs fee on that order (message me if you need more info on how to do this)
The first thing I picked up is the Super Shock shadows.
The colours from top to bottom, R-L, Sequin, Sailor, Nillionaire, So Quiche, Arrow and Weenie.
Clearly I have a type as they're all warm and from similar colour palettes
The texture is so unusual, like a soft mousse ? But the colour payoff is incredible, I will swatch them for you eventually ! But so far, very happy with this order @colourpopcosmetics
Today's simple makeup
I'm seriously lacking motivation lately to post, I totally agree with @jasminetalksbeauty latest post, these new algorithms on instagram mean engagement has dropped dramatically !
Anyways, enough negativity for a Monday morning, hope you all have a great week
I've been loving @lipsticksandteeth feed, my Bobbi Brown wishlist is so long because of you Ayah !
MAC pigment in Melon
Adds the most beautiful pop of gold on the lid. I use it mixed with some KIKO mixing solution which gives it a more metallic finish.
This is the small size as I don't use it enough to justify the bigger one !
I'm back I swear !
Apologies for being MIA, I was having a blast eating my body weight in pizza with my dearest @amo_m !
So for today, if I had an extra 10 mins I would be wearing this, but given im on Trauma Call all week, I've resorted to no makeup
Expect full glam again by Friday ! Products tagged
Finally picked up this sunscreen as I'm off next week and wanted something to wear under my makeup
I know UV light is one of the main reasons our skin ages so I'm trying to work spf into my skincare routine ! (Which if you know me well, doesn't really exist )
This feels lightweight, hydrating and soaks into the skin without any residue, it has a soft shimmer which adds a really nice glow to the skin !
It was an eye watering £16, for a small little bottle but it's an investment !
And now it's time for bed after a busy night shift, have a great Saturday
To complete my Nip+Fab haul (who also reposted my pic thank you !)
From top to bottom : Spice, Brownie, Marshmellow
I love all the nude tones that they make !
But they Spice and Brownie are both cool toned nudes, so definitely a lot different to what I usually buy.
Marshmallow isn't working for me at all, it washes me out so I will be gifting this elsewhere !
But I love the formula, pigmented and doesn't feel too drying on the lips @nipandfabuk@nipandfabuk