Wednesday, 13 May 2015


It only feels like a few days ago that I posted my last bunch of favourite beauty bits, but I think it's just because I have genuinely been loving so many different products lately - sorry to my bank balance for that but what can ya do! 

First things first, since the weather is very slowly improving and starting to act more spring-like, I have been reaching for the brilliant Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster.  This is a liquid facial tanner that you mix with your moisturiser (day or night).  It is easy to control how much you use - a couple of drops added to my night cream is enough to give me a natural looking glow - so you don't end up waking up to a nasty orange-faced surprise!  It is £19 and I recommend it both if you have fair skin, as you can apply as little as you like and if you just want a bit of colour whilst going to as little effort as possible.  

Next up is the beautiful YSL Volute Sheer Candy lipstick, £25, which is just one of the most beautifully packaged lip products I've ever come across.  Obviously I didn't just buy it for the silver and pink look, ahem, but I also got it because the pink is just so pretty and looks really juicy when applied.  Despite how bright it looks, on the lips it is much more like a sheer gloss and it leaves a gentle but bright pop of pink.  It is pretty similar in formula and finish to the Revlon Lip Butters in my opinion, it feels super moisturising on my lips too which is a bonus when mine are dry 90% of the time! 

My favourite facial oil that I have ever tried is the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil, which is made from natural based ingredients and is gentle on the skin - which makes it ideal for sensitive types like mine.  It is quite scary applying an oil to your skin when your skin type is pretty oily to start with; I was really worried about trying this as I was convinced it would break me out in spots and make my skin worse than it already was.  I was really pleasantly surprised though to find that a little of this used at night actually has helped improved my skin a hell of a lot.  It soaks in nicely so my skin doesn't feel greasy, and somehow (I don't know the science behind it) it tells my skin's oiliness 'don't worry, I got this' and it counteracts it, and magically no more spots appear.  I 100% recommend this, it makes for a better base for the rest of my make up, and my skin does seem to have more of a glow to it lately.  

Bargain time now, and it doesn't get much better than this £4 bargain eye shadow palette from Make Up Revolution.  It was also featured on my last favourites post, but it really does deserve to be here twice!  As you can see, the shades in this palette have a close resemblance to those in the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, only for a fraction of the price.  For a budget brand, the eye shadows actually have pretty good pigmentation - especially the more matte shades, and you can create a whole load of different looks with them.  There are a lot of rose gold shades in there, one or two bronze toned colours and also some highlighting shades too, which are perfect for applying to the inner corners of your eyes to make them appear bigger. 

I realise I rambled on a bit there, but hopefully that just shows how in love I am with these gorgeous bits!  What have you been loving lately?  Do you have any of these products? xx



  1. I have the same makeup revolution palette and I love it! x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  2. I love the ysl lipsticks. They are so luxurious and hydrating. Love the scent too. I need to try that clarins tanner, sounds truly remarkable. Xx

  3. Oh my goodness, I need that YSL lipstick! Packaging. Duh gorgeous. I love that it's a luxury sheer too! / creative lifestyle blog.

  4. I really love make up revolution palettes, they are so cheap and good :) Also that lipstick looks great, i love bold colours :)

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts

  5. You can't beat YSL's packaging. They always get it right!

    Melissa | M is for Melissa

  6. OK so I think I need that Clarins Glow Booster! It sounds amazing, I'm so fed up of having a ghostly face! x

    Josie’s Journal

  7. I really need to try that Balance Me oil out! I love their other products, so this must be good :) x

    Everything But The Kitchen Sink

  8. The YSL sounds right up my street - love that sort of finish for summer :) I will definitely check out the Balance Me face oil too! xx

    Magpie Jasmine


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