Following my infatuation with the La Mer moisturiser, and then the lip balm it was only fitting I move on to their makeup line. 'The Powder' gets a good amount of raves on youtube, and I see it featured in many Instagram photos, but haven't seen too many full blog reviews on it. I thought I'd change that, and if you've read my other La Mer reviews, yes this is another rave..
Another month, another empties post. This month I didn't finish a ton of stuff, at least compared to how much I usually finish. I have, however, finished a whole lot just the first few days of September so it's already looking like my September Empties post will be a bit of a legendary one. For now, however, I'll get on with a few short reviews and thoughts on the products I did finish in August.
Having previously been very impressed with the few Clarins' mascaras I had tried I was very excited to try their Instant Definition Mascara. I find the Clarins mascaras barely get any mention in the online beauty community and was excited to be trying a mascara without any preconceptions. Unfortunately, sometimes when there's no mention of a product it's because no one's had anything nice to say..
August has been a long month. We've gone from full-on summer to colder fresh fall winds by the end. I went to Rome for a week, started school and then finally rounded it all up by getting the flu. I've officially been knocked out for a week and I feel horribly stressed by everything I've got to do to catch up, but I'm sure I'll be alright soon enough. If you were wondering why there was a lack of updates on the blog, now you also know why. Through the changing weather and daily routines I've switched out a lot of products, but a few items have been used solidly from beginning til end and those are the ones I will be sharing with you today.
This is a review of a cream that I absolutely adore. REN is a brand I've come to trust as every product I've tried has not only been good, but gone beyond the expectations I have. Their products have fair price points, hygienically packaged and with a clear list of the main ingredients in each products with information about what each of them actually does. There's never any wild claims, but the claims they make they always deliver on. Vita Mineral is no different.
Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit is a product I've been meaning to write about for a long time. It's been a staple in my collection since getting it, quite some time ago. Benefit has changed the packaging since I got mine, but the product is still the same - and for once, that's a really good thing.
After being so impressed with Armani's Lasting Silk UV Foundation ( review ) last summer to the point where it has become my favourite foundation, I've been very curious about exploring the brand further. This has of course included trying more of the brand's foundation offerings. I've now tried almost all of them, but the one I will be reviewing first is the very popular Maestro Foundation. I see this mentioned a lot in Favourites Posts and pictured on Instagram, but it's still quite a peculiar and different foundation with it's dry oil base and dropper, so I figured the Maestro would be a good one to start with.
Me and my friend Megan over at MegsMakeup8 decided we wanted to do a collaboration post/video. We decided I would do a post on the blog, and she would make a video about our five current skincare favourites. I want to stress current and the point that this is just 5 of a lot more. This especially as I will admit having quite a problem choosing just five products. Anyone that's followed my blog for a while knows I'm quite skincare obsessed, and just now looking at this post there's so many products I can't believe I didn't include. None the less - these are indeed five of my current skincare must-haves! One thing they all have in common are that I will re-purchase (some of them for the third or forth time) when they finish - probably even way in advance!
This post is so so overdue. I meant to update you on my progress ages ago, but each time I was so close to finishing another product I wanted to wait, and then that happened again and again. Finally I decided it was time for an update, mostly as I've finished almost everything, but then none of my pictures would turn out the way I liked - I've realised since I think my camera had a bit of a heatstroke with the heat we've been having here. I've also realised it's hard to make a whole lot of empty and well-used products look very beautiful, so we will all have to just look past that, and focus on the true objective of these posts; to finish up products!
I've been having quite the love affair with Omorovicza products lately. I've always had my eyes on the brand, and tried a good few of their products last year (and loved all of them). I've wanted to clear out my backups before delving into the undoubtedly expensive brand, and as I've finally managed to clear out most of my clutter I figured it was the right time to treat myself. Of course it didn't hurt (or help matters, depending on how you look at it) that I got a sample of this last month that made a massive impact with just two days use. Like I said in my empties - I almost didn't have a choice on wether or not to buy this - it was just too good!