Last week, I took time off from blogging. I had so much going on and I was crazy busy working. Truth be told, it felt good to take a break and find time to relax and concentrate on some exciting and stylish adventures. I’ll reveal it in the near future! 😉
What that said, I’m happy to get back into blogging. I feel refreshed and ready to go. Sometimes taking time off to concentrate on ‘real life’ can help reload your energy and make you feel ready for your return into the world of blogging and social networking. Any who, over the weekend, I ventured into town and indulged in some much needed retail therapy. I purchased a few fashion pieces, but, for today I’m going to focus on my new beauty products.
Whenever I’m in town, I always pay a visit to MAC (it would be rude not to!). They have a magnificent new counter and everything just looks sooo pretty! To be honest, it’s hard not to visit the MAC counter and walk away empty handed. As I have quite oily eyelids, I have recently started to invest in their Pro Longwear Paint Pots. They’re great for concealing my eyelids and they help minimise the oil. I already have ‘Painterly’, which is a natural shade that I use as a base colour.
I love creating smokey eyes using golds, coppers and brown tones, so I decided to update my collection and invest in their gorgeous, ‘Let Me Pop’ cream shadow. It’s so incredibly pigmented that goes on in a creamy format but dries to an intense and vibrant finish. Paint Pots are designed to maintain long lasting wearing colours. They are extremely easy to apply and I don’t have any problems with them looking too heavy.
Now onto a cosmetic brand that I feel can sometimes be underrated. N°7 is a historic beauty concession that was launch over 70 years ago by Boots. They’re a purse friendly line and they are quite classic in their approach to branding. I love their mascara as their wands are quite thick and full which are perfect for my lashes. I also have a few of their natural lipsticks and now I have welcomed their Natural Blush Tint Powder and Instant Radiance Bronzing Highlighter to the family!
Starting with the blusher, I bought this in the shade, ‘Honey’ as it’s perfect for first timers like me who are getting to grips with contouring. It’s such a natural shade and perfect for wearing as a stand alone blush or as part of a contouring look. It’s incredibly easy to apply and you can build up the colour which I love!
I’ve quickly become addicted to this fabulous highlighting make up product. I’ve heard quite a lot of hype surrounding this item from various beauty bloggers. I have to say, usually I would steer clear of bronzing products as they would have frightened me. I was just so afraid of looking like I was wearing too much make up or that it would gather and make my face look dirty. However, I have taken baby steps into trying this look. It has a beautiful warm golden tone to it. Apply it is a piece of cake, it instantly gives me a sun kissed look! (P.s… Please ignore the hairs on my hand!) 😉
I hope that you all had a great week and an even better weekend. It feels sooo good to be back blogging up a storm! ♥