Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Soap & Glory's Makeup Must Haves!*

In May, I was very lucky to be selected to be a #babesofglory ambassador for Soap & Glory. Recently, Soap & Glory sent me some amazing products from their makeup range, which I am going to be giving a first impressions on in this post!

The first product I received is the Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner Pen. If you know me, you'll know that I love my liquid eyeliner, and can't do a makeup look without it! I've heard lots of good things from people about this eyeliner, with some even saying it's the best one they've ever used! So I'm really looking forward to giving this a go when my current eyeliner's finished. I love the fact that it's a pen, and seems to be very easy to control when applying.

Next, I received the Archery DIY Brow Bar. This is a little 4-in-1 palette, which includes a wax, two brow powder shades - one light, and one dark, and a highlighter. I haven't used a brow powder in so long, as I tend to favour brow pencils, however, I am really looking forward to giving this kit a go, and seeing what my brows look like after!

I also received the Sexy Mother Pucker Lipstick in the shade 'Super Nude'. I only wear lipsticks in nude shades, so I was very happy to receive this! I've owned a lot of Soap & Glory's lip products in the past, and I've always been extremely happy with them, so I'm sure this lipstick will be just as amazing! I have to admit, that the lipstick has a nice scent to it, so I have a feeling that it will be one reason why I'm going to enjoy wearing this lipstick! It also feels like a nice moisturising formula too.

I received another lip product! The Sexy Mother Pucker XL Lip Plumping Gloss. If you're looking for more 'plump' looking lips, this is the product for you! A thin layer of this product will give you more voluptuous lips. This product reminds me of the Sexy Mother Pucker lip glosses which make your lips tingle when you apply them. This lip plumping gloss also has the same tingling effect.

All of these lovely makeup goodies came in the gorgeous 'Glitz and Makeup' bag, which is a generous size, so I'll definitely be able to fit a lot of products in there! A big thank you to Soap & Glory, I'm really looking forward to giving all of these products a go soon!

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CarrieFi x

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Birchbox July 2018 Unboxing

July's Birchbox arrived on my doorstep last week, so it's time for me to go through all of the products that I've received in this months box, and let you know what my first impressions are!

The first product in July's box is the Manna Kadar Long-Wear Powder in the shade 'Trifecta'. This is a bronzer, which will be perfect for creating a 'summer glow'. This can also be used as an eye shadow too, so as well as enhancing cheek bones and jaw lines, it can also give your eyes some definition.

Next, is the Lumene Invisible Illumination Instant Glow Beauty Serum in 'Medium'. This product has really intrigued me! This Beauty Serum has been infused with pure Arctic spring water, and can be used either under makeup or on its own, to give your face a more brighter, and more even complexion. I can't wait to try this one out!

The What's In It For Me..? Shower Scrub also featured in my July Birchbox. I've never tried anything from this brand before, so this is a new one for me. The packaging kind of reminds me of the Philosophy products, so I wonder if this could be a dupe for their products? A shower scrub always goes down in my bath/shower routine, especially in the summer!

The next product is one that I'm really looking forward to trying, and is the Klorane Floral Water Makeup Remover. I've never tried anything from Klorane before, but I've always heard good things about them, and this makeup remover looks as though it's going to really be quite soothing on my skin, which is an essential for me!

Lastly, I got the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum. This sounds like it will be perfect for me, because I really do suffer with congested skin quite often. I like the fact that product will target spots and blemishes and treat them, I have a feeling this will come in handy!

CarrieFi x


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Top 3 Summer Fragrances

It's currently Summer, and in the UK we are in the midst of an extended heatwave (who'd have thought?!) I thought it was time to let you know what my top three Summer fragrances are!

My first favourite is Jimmy Choo Blossom. I'm a big fan of Jimmy Choo fragrances, my first love being the Jimmy Choo Original fragrance, since then, I've got quite the collection of Jimmy Choo perfumes! When Blossom was first released in the Summer of 2015, I received a sample of this fragrance, and fell in love with it straight away, it's perfect for a goregous summer's day, and as soon as I get a waft of this scent I immediately think of blues skies and the warmth of the sun. This is a gorgeous floral scent which is so light, fresh and fruity, and I have received many compliments whilst wearing it!

Fragrance Notes:
Sweet Pea, Rose
Berries, Citrus, Cocktails
White Musk, Sandalwood

Next is the most recent addition to my perfume collection, Marks and Spencer's Autograph Sheer Radiance. I received a bottle of this fragrance in the M&S Summer Beauty Box recently, and it's another floral, but citrus-y scent perfect for Summer! This is such an elegant fragrance, and I find it to be so subtle when I'm wearing it, but it's also strong enough to last me well during the day.

Fragrance Notes: 
Mandarin, Gardenia and Pink Pepper

Lastly in my top three Summer fragrances is Lancome La Vie Est Belle. I first discovered this in a beauty advent calendar at the end of 2016, and then bought the full version last Summer. This is a very seductive scented perfume, and shouts confidence. You can wear this during the day, but for me, this is more of a Summer evening scent. The scent lasts really well after spraying it on myself, and I've even noticed whilst in the bath/shower, that the scent is enhanced!

Fragrance Notes:
Orange Blossom, Jasmine and Iris
Blackcurrant and Pear
Patchouli, Vanilla and Praline

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CarrieFi x

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

July Beauty Wishlist

Well, it's another month so that means it's time for yet another beauty wishlist from me! I can't wait to share with you all of the beauty products which have caught my eye recently!

The first product on my wishlist is the NYX Professional Makeup Full Coverage Cream Concealer Jar. This looks amazing for a full coverage cover up, which is something which I've been looking for in a concealer for a long time!

Next is the Foreo Play Plus. I've seen lots of people raving about this product recently, it seems like a very popular purchase! I love the fact that these come in lots of different colours, but mainly, I love the fact that they help to give a really deep cleanse to your skin.

I've also been very impressed with the look of the Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream. An aid for anti-ageing, this product also helps to colour correct under the eyes, so if you're lacking in sleep and are suffering with some dark circles, this product will definitely come in handy to hide that!

Next up is the Urban Decay All Nighter Spray. This product is absolutely raved about! I suffer with my makeup slipping and sliding all over the place, and it never really holds very well during the day - especially during the summer! But, this setting spray is said to hold your makeup in place pretty well during the day, so I definitely want to try this out and put it to the test!

A product which has recently been launched has made its way onto my wishlist, and that's the L'Oreal Les Chocolats Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade 'Dose Of Cocoa'. What I love about this range, is the fact that the shades are nude toned, but the lipstick is chocolate scented! What more could I want from a lipstick!

The Percy and Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery is another product that I have included on my wishlist for this month. I actually have a sample of this product at the moment and have used it once, but I absolutely loved using it, and it made my hair feel so much more hydrated after I washed out this the next day. This is a product that I want to incorporate permanently into my haircare regime.

Speaking of haircare, I've really been focussing on hydrating my hair lately. This heat which we've been experiencing in the UK has totally fried my hair! Last year, my hairdresser recommended me to use the KMS Moist Repair after washing, and it really makes a difference to the overall finish of my hair! I've only just finished the bottle I have of this, so I'll be repurchasing this!

Lastly, I've included my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation and Concealer. I'd been using these religiously, until the end of last year, when I decided to try MAC's foundation and concealer, and I have to say that I much prefer Estee Lauder to MAC! I just couldn't get on with the foundation or the concealer from MAC, so I'm going back to Estee Lauder!

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CarrieFi x

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