Marching on to new things to try

I can’t believe where this month is going.  Is it just as I get older that time goes faster?  Or are you feeling how are we in March already too?

One thing I told you guys I’d love to try but just don’t have the cash was the Artis brushes.  However, I accidentally came across a similar shaped one on eBay for pennies.  I think it was £2.75 which for that if I don’t like it can just chuck it in the bin.  It’s really dense and small.  It’s rather bizarre as expected but only tried it once so am holding judgement until I’ve used it a bit.

 

The other thing I have heard alot about is Vitamin C serum being super for your skin.  I picked mine up from Amazon.  It’s not as thick as I imagined it to be.  But again I’ll try and include it in my skin care routine and see how it goes.  If it does impressive things I shall let you know!

 

I also love the Rimmel wake me up concealer so have fancied trying a drug store foundation too for a while and when I saw this on offer in Asda for £5  i thought I’d give it a go.   Have any of you got this?  Infallible seems really popular but I’ve heard good things about Borjouis Healthy Serum too.  I mean how many foundations does a girl actually need?? But in my defence they are my favourite beauty product at the moment.  I also got a free 7 day trial of YSL foundation…not sure when that offer finishes but great way to try it.

I got a new Mac lippie Ruby Woo to add to my collection.

 

I picked up a bomber jacket from Boohoo.  I thought it would be great to take on holiday as it’s alot lighter than my regular coat but still padded and has warmth to it.  A steal at £20.00 with free delivery.   And i picked up some black jeggings from M&S for £22.50 which I thought was really good value as the material is great but they have belt hoops and a button which make them feel more like jeans.

I also discovered Depop!  Am I really late joining the bandwaggon on this?  I managed to pick up a Coloured Raine matte lipstick in Marshmallow which reminds me of something.  It’s got a grey undertone to it, I’m not sure what it will be like on :-/ and I got a Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Very Victoria to try.  That is one app I will have to be careful with..there you can actually get the Becca highlighter by Jacyln Hill but I am not spending anymore this month so maybe next.

Also, has anyone seen that my favorite make up brand Urban Decay have just released some highlighters, bronzers and new shades of foundation in the good ole USA.  When are we getting it here??? They have one called sin which just looks so gorgeous and is a champagne colour.  I’ve seen their pictures under Instagram if you were wondering.

 

Have you had any good finds or new bits this month?

Love Em x

 

My Make Up Wish List

We’ve all got one…mines probably as long as my arm, well, longer.  My makeup wish list.  Generally I have to say high end because if its drugstore I am fortunate enough to be able to afford it.

One thing that fascinates me at the moment is the brushes the You Tubers are using for their make up.. Artis.  If anyone reads this and would care for me to review them I would perhaps acquiesce.  I actually wonder if any brush is worth that much money but I’m still intrigued by them.  Has anyone got any?  You can pick up a set from Net-a-Porter for £284.  Not bad eh?  Think it may be on my wish list for a long time!

artis brushes

Another thing is the Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Skin Perfector.  I was within a whisker of getting this the other week as a lovely lady whom I knew was visiting NYC and said she would pick me one up.  Alas, they were out of stock.  The lady actually told her they didnt do them anymore!! Yeah like Becca would miss out on that little goldmine.  However what I did get was lovely, she brought me back the ABH Glow Kit in Gleam.  I really do like it and they are very large pans too so should last a long time.

Next is a real quandary for me…I’m off to Edinburgh on Thursday to have a little spend and I’m in love with the Urban Decay Naked Smokey Palette.  I haven’t seen it in real life or swatched it obviously but I love UD so I’m pretty sure I will like this, but at £38 I can only afford one palette and also am loving the Gwen Stefani one and the Nars L’Amour Toujours but that is a stonking £55!  Im hoping if I see them that will decide for me as I may physically be drawn to one more than another #thirdworldproblems.  I know, please don’t judge me.

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NARSissist-LAmour-Toujours-LAmour-Palettekat von d

Yes, you’ve got it, also this Kat Von D Shade and Light Palette.  I heard that possibly they may be stocking them in Boots but I really hope its right as I’d definitely get this.  When I bought the foundation from her I got stung by customs so I thought I’ll hang fire on this until someone goes to America again.

hoola bronzer

I’m also in need of a new bronzer so would like to try the Hoola by Benefit but still want to compare it to a Mac or Too Faced one and I really fancy trying the ‘Better than Sex’ mascara.  I love the Benefit Rollerlash that is my everyday mascara but alot are raving about the other one.

Also if I could pick up a couple of lipsticks, perhaps the Amazing Grace by Charlotte Tilbury or Hug Me or Honey Love by Mac.  Reading this back my friend really is going to be dragged around the Makeup counters lol!  I’ll do a mini-haul for my next blog and try and get some pictures.

Love Em x