Friday, 14 June 2013

Touche Éclat Foundation & Anti-Cernes Concealer review



I had always wanted to try the Touche Éclat Foundation. I have seen so many beauty bloggers rave about this product, however I resisted for a while because I love my Chanel Vitalumière Aqua. However, after I came back from holiday, I had tanned so I decided rather than buying one shade darker in the Chanel foundation, I would try out the new YSL one.

I went to John Lewis and the lady colour matched me, I went with one shade lighter than she suggested because on my skin any type of foundation oxidises so much and leaves my skin dull.

Initial thoughts, I love how it made my skin look. My skin looked healthy and slightly dewy but not oily (I have dry skin). It doesn't feel like you are wearing anything at all. It is a very light coverage but still does even out your skin tone. I am not sure I would wear it for a night out but I love wearing it in the day. Doesn't streak and blends beautifully. I use a Real Techniques Expert face brush to apply it. I didn't particular notice any scent from the foundation but I don't really pay attention to that (unless of course it is super strong).

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Review: May Birchbox

I recently received my first ever Birchbox last week and I have to say I am very happy with the contents. Birchbox in case you didn’t know is a beauty box, which is delivered to you for a price of £10 + £2.95 each month. It’s very similar to Glossybox and a whole bunch of other similar beauty boxes out there. You receive around six products (makeup, skincare and others), some full size and some samples of various brands.

I used to get Glossybox beauty boxes but then I started to tire of them as I found they mainly only did skincare stuff, which bored me so I stopped. Then this year I decided I wanted to try it out again but I thought I would try Birchbox (which used to be JolieBox in the UK) this time.


I am so happy I did, I love what I received in my May BirchBox.



Products shown are: Electric Hair Intensive Treatment Masque, Kusmi Tea Detox Tea, Murad® Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture for eyes, OPI Nail Lacquer, WEI Pomegranate Buffing Beeds and Laura Geller inkwell Gel Liner all packed in this cute pick pouch bag.