Aquatic Treasures

During the week I was invited to attend a gorgeous afternoon tea at the lavish Fitzwilliam Hotel by the lovely Jenny and Momina from Clarins. The event was set up to showcase their Summer make up collection, Aquatic Treasures.

It was the perfect setting by the toasty fire which was accompanied by a selection of mouthwatering sweets ‘n’ treats for us to nibble on. The sampling and discussing of the new Aquatic Treasures products followed with some girly chats about New York for good measure. My blogging buddy, Willow (a.k.a Ruth) from Willow Lane was with me and we chatted, sampled and took an unhealthy amount of ‘selfies’ for old times sake.

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So. Back to the glorious make up. We were all there to play with and discuss the new Aquatic collection that will be available from May. It is everything that Summer represents; A warm illuminating glow, shimmering soft skin and a beautiful sunkissed bronze look. For the Summer nighttime natural look, I am equipped with every eye product I need for that soft but strong smokey eye. I am super excited to test out their Eclat Minute Base Illuminatrice as I love a good radiance product. It will look perfect worn as a primer or on its own for those make up free days. It comes in two shades, Apricot and Golden Bronze which is great for when I’m in holiday with a tan. To say that we were spoilt with beautiful gifts today is a slight understatement.

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Would you just look at that bronzer?!?! The packaging alone is fabulous, it has an amazing compact mirror for touching up your make up throughout the day. What I love most about the bronzer is how it comes in four different subtle shades. Starting from the top left, it is more of an highlighter and is great for brightening up the key points of your cheecks and face. For when it comes to creating the perfect contouring look, plent the palette together for that summer glow.

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Over the past year, I have become obsessed with eyeshadows whether they’re single shades or glorious palettes. I was immediately drawn to their cream to powder colours. I have seen other beauty bloggers such as Victoria from In The Frow rave about their waterproof mascara and khol liner pencil. When I first applied the liner to my hand, I absolutely adored how creamy it was. It blended beautifully with the smudger on the opposite side of the pencil. I am extremely excited about using this beauty over the weekend.

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I was honestly floored when the lovely Jenny and Momina handed me my goodie bag. They put together such a brilliant event and took care of us so well. I loved the one on one interaction, it was a nice change from the normal beauty event as it was more intimate and personal.

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*** Please note: The Radiance – Plus Golden Glow is available from counters and online from March. The limited edition Shimmer Body Oil will be launching in May alongside the make up.

Again, thank you so much to Momina and Jenny for having me. I had such a brilliant time and look forward to any future events.

I’m planning on spending my weekend creating some looks using all of these gorgeous products. I will be sure to keep all of you lovelies up to date with the products.

Nx

I’ve become an NARSissit

A few weeks ago, I took a trip down to Dublin for a high tea at the Benefit Boutique. During my time there, I took a sneaky trip into Brown Thomas and treated myself.

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Once again, I popped another beauty cherry and bought my first ever NARS product. Shocking I know, but, it’s better late than never. . Right?! ūüėČ

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I’ve always heard so many fabulous reviews about NARS as a brand, and I was very keen to try out one product in particular. Following so many beauty bloggers and their reviews about the brands Illuminator liquid, I just had to treat myself to it.
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I opted for the classic ‘Orgasm’ shade. It stood out straight away and it was the first one I was familiar with. First, the name itself is amazing (haha) and I’m really looking forward to using it.
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I love the warm, rich peachy pink colour with specks of gold reflecting from it. With a product like this, I will use it to highlight my cheek and brow bones. If I’m in need of more of a glow, then I’ll mix a little dab of it in with my foundation.
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The product consists so many key ingredients:

Polar Berries, known for their antioxidant properties.
Bisabolol, known as an anti-inflammatory (obtained from the Chamomile plant).
Indian Frankincense, known for its soothing and comforting properties.
Vitamin B5, known to condition skin.
Sodium Hyaluronate, known to hydrate skin.
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I’m going to use the Illuminator this weekend so I’ll keep you updated on my thoughts.

Are there any other NARS products that you ladies love or would recommend?

Happy weekend! ‚ô•

Nx