December Latest in Beauty Box

Hi beauties

It’s LIB time!! Yay…!! Love taking the time to pick my choices and the anticipation of them arriving, very exciting stuff. Yes, I really ought to get out more. So this months choices are:

  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel In Jingle Red Rock
  • Sally Hansen Miracle Gel In Sleigh All Day
  • Simple Hydrating Booster
  • Bee Good Plump & Firm Moisturiser
  • Collection Speedy Blush In Pinch Me
  • Espa Overnight Hydration Therapy

Heavy on hydration this month but it can’t hurt. For the first time in my life I’m struggling with dryness which I’m finding really bad. The texture of my skin isn’t great either but I’m trying not to go mental and do too much too it.

Anyhoo, I have the 6 product box subscription that costs £15.00 per month, and I think you can easily see the value here. The list of choices on the Latest in Beauty is huge and is updated regularly so as much as I was gutted it was originally changed from You Beauty, I’m keeping this subscription, I’m really pleased with it. Go to http://www.latestinbeauty.com to find out more.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Latest In Beauty Box November

Hi beauties

It’s that time again, my favourite time in the month, Latest in Beauty time! I am really enjoying getting this box as a replacement to the You Beauty Box. I’ve been introduced to new brands and products that I’ve been wanting to try.

So this month I chose:

  • Kiko Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush in Hot Pink
  • Salcura Antiac Activ Gel Serum
  • Senspa Sleep Therapy Bath Soak
  • Burts Bees Natural Lipstick in Blush Basin
  • Eisenberg Paris Moisturising Smoothing Serum
  • Nuxe Rêve De Miel Nourishing Hand and Nail Cream

Some extras were a tube of Regenerate toothpaste, a Philosophy Pure Grace fragrance sample and a sample of Urban Veda Radiance Replenishing Night Cream.

My subscription is The Beauty Enthusiast which costs £15 per month for 6 products, but there are other options available. Go to http://www.latestinbeauty.com for more info!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Sleek Makeup Rose Gold Blush

Hi beauties,

I have some makeup for a change, it is Sleek Makeup’s blush in Rose Gold. I got this in a blogger beauty box last year, put it in my makeup bag and promptly forgot all about it!! *Rude*.

I hadn’t tried anything from Sleek before as my local stores hadn’t started stocking the range until recently, it was while I was in Boots picking up some medication I saw the stand

Rose gold is one of the hottest colours still, in makeup, clothing, jewellery and so on. This is a powder blush, it actually isn’t as pigmented as it looks in the below swatch, when I was applying it, I found I had to go back to the palette a few times to build it up. But saying that, it means you can have a gentle flush of colour without looking like Aunt Sally.

I chose to wear this on my birthday last month and had lots of compliments on it, it’s a beautiful rosy/peachy shade and I love that it has the highlight kind of mixed in. The sheen you get from this is gorgeous. 


I do have one complaint though, and that is the packaging. It’s bloody hard to open, I very nearly lost a nail and you all know how traumatic that would be. It’s difficult to get a grip on the palette and it’s really annoying. I definitely think the brand should rethink the packaging as knowing how hard it is would put me off using it.

It’s a good quality Powder blush and very reasonably priced for around a fiver, so if you want a new blush for spring summer, this would be a lovely option.

Sleek makeUp is available in Boots, Superdrug and online.

Till next time, 

Lucy xxx

Laura Geller Ready n Go Palette

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Hi beauties

I have the gorgeous Laura Geller Get Ready N Go Palette today, and I have had this for a little while. I really like Laura’s makeup, she made one of my favourite powder blushes and I always get compliments when I wear it, it’s such a pretty shade.

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This palette contains two eyeshadows, a highlighter and a Blush. All are baked, they start off as creams and they are baked for 24 hours. They go on like a powder, but much smoother and they have real staying power.

  1. The eyeshadow duo are honey (the lighter gold/bronze colour) and Sable (the deeper brown shade). They are easy to apply and blend. They are well pigmented too, so a small amount goes a long way!


The highlighter is the famous French vanilla which is Matte. I personally was really disappointed with this aspect as it is hard to see on the skin. I prefer a little sheen to my highlight. I suppose this would come in useful to cancel out any redness on your eyelids as a Primer, but for a highlighter it’s a miss for me.


The last piece in the palette is the gorgeous blush n brighten in Honeysuckle. This is more of a Rose/brown shade, I usually favour pinker colours but this makes a nice change. Honeysuckle has a mixture of 2 shades in it and mixed together makes a bronze/coppery shade that has a sheen to it which I love. I love Laura’s blush n brighten blushes as when they are applied your skin glows. And who doesn’t want that??

This is the full look, the Lipstick I wore is a Clinique colour in Go Fig that I feel works well with the palette, not necessarily the usual colours I go for but I think they are very wearable and flattering. I bought mine from eBay for £15.00 but I am not sure what the full retail price is worth.

The eyeshadow and blush are perfect partners, I don’t think I would use the highlighter much as I don’t feel it particularly adds anything to your skin, I think next on my list will be to try Laura’s Portofino highlighter which has a sheen to it.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Bare Minerals Beautifully Radiant Collection 

Hello beauties

This is the latest TSV from Bare Minerals Beautifully Radiant Collection from QVC, this is such a fabulous set and I was so pleased to see the Complexion Rescue as I have always wanted to try it.

The kit contained:

8g Original SPF15 Foundation; full size, my shade is Fairly Light

35ml Complexion Rescue; full size the shade with Fairly Light is Vanilla

0.85g Mineral Blush in Exuberance full size

Moxie Lip Gloss in Californian Dreamer, full size

New Stroke of Light Highlighter, full size

2 handbag sized full flawless face brush and Complexion smoothing brush.

I’m a huge fan of Bare Minerals and have been for years, the Original foundation is pretty much the only base I wear as it’s so easy to use and great for my oily skin. This is the look I have created with the kit (minus the lip gloss, I hate them so that went to my best friend straight away lol) the only thing I have added is some mascara and a BM lipstick in Get Ready.

I used both bases so started off with Complexion Rescue and put my Original foundation over the top as I wanted extra coverage. I then applied the Exuberance blush which is a gorgeous rose tone, I love these kind of shades as they really suit my skintone without being too garish. I always look better with a bit of blush, without it I’m a bit too washed out.

Next I used the Stroke of Light highlighter which is a peach tone, I only used a tiny bit on my cheeks and underneath my brow just to add a bit of lustre and light. The brushes are just the right size for me, I do have quite a small face so find some brushes are too big for my face, these are brilliant especially for the blush.


I’m really pleased with this collection and it’s one I will get a lot of use! I have worn the Complexion Rescue on its own and really like the light coverage you get and you can build on that with more or add your Minerals over the top as I have done here. My only criticism is that they always put lip glosses in TSV’s and I don’t ever wear them, more lipsticks please! This was excellent value at under £44 and thankfully on 4 easy pays so I was able to get this one. Thank you BM and QVC!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Bare Minerals Pure Radiance

Hi beauties,

This is something I have had for a very long time and I really love it, Bare Minerals Pure Radiance. I use this as a blush as it gives you a beautiful glow and I find you don’t need a separate highlighter.

Bare Radiance is a soft peachy shade with a golden glow, it gives you the perfect amount of colour and I love that it gives my skin a real healthy look especially when I am not feeling so good! As with all Bare Minerals loose products you only have to use a very small amount to get a good result. It’s buildable though, so if you do want to use more you can. You can use this as a highlighter and eye colour so it’s really versatile. I have layered this over deeper matte blush shades before to lighten them and give them more sheen.

As you can see, it is a really lovely glowy finish, I like that it gives gentle colour that isn’t too strong for my pale skin. I sometimes find it difficult to find blush that gives me the look I want without making me look like Aunt Sally! Bare Minerals products are so easy to use and you know when you are wearing it, it is good for your skin. You can get Pure Radiance from http://www.bareminerals.co.uk.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

 

Laura Geller Baked Blush Catalina*

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Hi beauties,

Today is a makeup item Laura Geller Baked Color True Blush in Catalina. I got this in my QVC Beauty Bash goody bag back in January and although Daniel Sandler Watercolour  Fluid Blushes are my favourite, for powder blush Laura Geller is a great go to.

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Catalina is a gorgeous mauve-pink with a beautiful gentle shimmer. It’s a lovely silk powder texture and the pigment is very easy to build up. Laura’s baked formulations actually start off as creams, they are then put on a terracotta tile and baked in an oven for 24 hours. It also has skincare ingredients like White Tea and Centella Asiatica which are antioxidants.

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I would say this particular shade is best for paler skin tones, I am not sure that the colour would really show on richer skin tones. The finish is sateen with a shimmer that is really pretty, not over the top and glittery. I had to pop on the flash to pick it up so if you are wary of shimmer this would be a good place to start.

This size is 1.8g, the standard size is 6.5g, I find I don’t need much to get the a good result. Like I said earlier, you can build the pigment so if you do want more of a dramatic look it is easy to do. Perfect colour for Summer, you can just use a small amount for a sheer pretty effect.

Laura Geller makeup is available from http://www.qvcuk.com, her blushes are £20.00 individually or £24.00 with a brush.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx