Saturday, 7 June 2014

Newbies #2

I picked up the Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover the other night on my way to stay at Lewis's house after I realized I was wearing waterproof mascara and had brought nothing with me to take it off. It 's one of those two phase make up removers that I have a love-hate relationship with. The oil phase is supposed to 'effectively sweep away impurities and make up' whilst the aqueous phase 'soothes the area and conditions lashes'. It all sounds pretty promising, and Botanics is one of those brands that I really trust; I've used numerous products of theirs and they always give good results. It also contains brightening hibiscus, which for someone with dark under eye circles, is a nice concept, and I'd certainly like to put it to the test!

I also recently purchased the Benefit Hoola Bronzer after seeing Twitter going a little wild for it (#howdoyouhoola in case you all missed it)! I haven't used this product in yonks, and just seeing it in my make up bag takes me back to high school when everyone was obsessed with Benefit! I love how natural and pretty this bronzer is, although if you like to be really dark this might be too subtle for you. I'm also a huge sucker for the ultra cute packaging, and the fact it comes shimmer free; perfect for contouring! I can't say I'm a huge fan of the brush though, so I just use my own, which is the Real Techniques Blush Brush FYI ;).

Last but not least, being a winged eye liner gal, I feel as though I'm forever purchasing different liquid eyeliners, gel eye liners, and of course eye liner pens just to try to perfect my technique that little bit more. I'm sort of gutted to say it is still very much a work in progress and despite years of practice there are still times when I have to redo my make up three times just to get my eye liner perfect. So, L'oreal's Super Liner Perfect Slim is making what is normally a tedious task that little bit easier for me. The tip is so fine that I can gradually fill in my eye liner rather than the usual deep breath before diving straight in! The colour Intense Black is also super black and really makes my eyes pop, and I don't feel as though the pen tip drags or pulls on my skin. So far so good!

So those are my newbies of the month? Have you guys been trying anything new, or have you used any of these products?



  1. Great haul x

  2. The Hoola bronzer is my favourite! :) Lovely haul x
    Ana xo

  3. thanks babe!! I'm really enjoying it ;) xxxxxx

  4. I've had my eye on the hoola bronzer for a while now, there's also one of their blushes that looks beautiful with it, can't remember which one it is though haha I'll have to check it out again next time i'm in Sephora :)
    Amber xx


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