Already being a HUGE fan of Ren and their Radiance line I could not resist this little set (available at Cult Beauty) for £32. I think it would make a great present for yourself or of course somebody else. It is even great for those who have always wanted to try the Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask (£30) but found it too pricey so with this set you get a little more bang for your buck!

So what do you get in this little set?
You get a full sized bottle (50ml) of the much loved and hyped Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask, a 25ml bottle of the Micro Polish Cleanser, 10ml bottle of the Radiance Perfection Serum, 2 5ml sachets of the Resurfacing AHA Concentrate and a muslin cloth!
A wonderful sampler set of the Radiance line from Ren! Plus you get a lovely orange travel bag!

My thoughts: I love love love the mask and the Resurfacing Concentrate (which I previously had a full bottle of) I think that they are game-changers when it comes to clear, smooth skin. Really beautiful products. I always wanted to try the serum however didn't know whether I should splurge so now I get to try this in the set! Plus you can never have enough cleansers (I tell myself!) so the Micro Polish is greatly welcomed into my skincare family!

Overall, I really do think that this is amazing value for money. I am a sucker for sets as it is the best (and cheapest) way to sample and test out products before committing to the full size versions. There products would be great for all skin types (sensitive skin, be cautious) as it helps with everything from de congested skin to flaky patches! I can't rave enough about this set and am so happy that it is at a reasonable price so that everyone can enjoy a bit of the Ren Radiance Collection!

Have you tried any products from the Ren Radiance collection?

So this post has been sitting in my drafts waiting for me to have the products at hand to take snaps of (excuses, excuses). Finally, I have them back in my possession after a month apart (I may have forgotten them at my boyfriends house, oops). Even though Summer is almost over, this post is still relevant for swimmers, sweaters, those living in hot climates, wet climates, travellers and just generally anyone who wants long-lasting make-up which will not move in humidty or water!

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer SPF 15 (sample size)
Hourglass is a high-end brand whose products have great longevity and suit an array of skin types. This primer is incredibly pricey (£52 for a 30ml bottle!) so is what we could call an "investment" product. I luckily received a sample in a Space NK goody bag and love it so much but use it only on those very special occasions. So, about the product. It is a primer which helps minimise fine lines, redness, pores and provides a smooth base. It makes your make-up fresher for soo much longer but the best thing? It is water resistant! Mix this in with your foundation and you have water-resistant foundation so you can have flawless make-up after getting caught in a typically wet British August or walk out of the beach with a flawless face post-swim! Pricey yes but if you find your make-up melting off and have already tried other products which haven't worked it is definitely worth trying as you can purchase the 10ml product for £20 to give it a good tester before you commit to the £52 price tag.

Anastasia Brow Genius (£18)
Anastasia Beverley Hills is renowned for their eyebrow products and this incredible one is well worthy of being part of the Anastasia family. This is a gel + powder combo you mix together to create a coloured waterproof brow gel. I love this stuff as it really does last and I tested this with a lot of holiday swimming and I still had eyebrows at the end of a busy long sweaty day! Great for those who want long-lasting brows, for swimmers, for everyone! I can not fault is product as a little goes a long way and if applied lightly can look incredibly natural!

L'Oreal Telescopic Waterproof Mascara (£10.99)
Even though this mascara gives nice natural lashes, my preferred day lash look of choice, absolutely any waterproof mascara will do. I am not a fan of waterproof mascara as I don't like the extra work of taking them off (although a little coconut oil will do the trick perfectly). However, when I know I will be swimming or going to the gym I like to use a waterproof mascara as I think that just a little bit of mascara can really awaken you and makes such a difference.

Dior Eye Gloss (£20)
This little beauty is a liquid/cream eyeshadow which you apply and it sets and dries and will not budge all day. Perfect for an easy, subtle shimmery eye to add a little bit of glamour to your look. I have a review here with swatches if you want to see more. These are limited edition but you can find them on!

Becca Beach Tint (£20)
Everyone loves a multi-purpose product and this is certainly one of them. It is a little lip + cheek cream tint which is also water resistant. I don't find that it lasts too long on the lips however it is incredibly comfortable to wear. On the cheeks it lasts for a few hours (that's including swimming!). Great for oily skins or anyone who finds blush to wear off quickly. I would also say that is would be superb to layer with a powder if you want that extra longevity! Plus the shades are divine and blend in super easily. I love this so much that I am eyeing up the purchase Guava!! Full review here.

Hourglass Rouge Opaque Liquid Lipstick (£23)
 A cult lip product which is so worth the hype. This is a liquid lipstick which you apply and leave to dry. Don't rub lips together as it will transfer from lip to lip and look patchy however once dry this won't move anywhere. I wore this, ate paella, drank wine and only did the tiniest touch-up of it. This would be superb pool-side glamour - who doesn't love a full lipstick bond girl moment? Or simply a no-fuss long lasting lip colour! This may not be water resistant but it sure seems to resist most things and sticks to those lips. Great for dinners and nights out, no having to constantly get your compact out and check your lips!

What are your favourite water resistant products?
A few weeks ago I was sent some St Ives Scrubs to review. The star and my favourite was this St Ives Apricot Body Scrub in Invigorate*.

This body scrub has been making my wash-times much more enjoyable. I actually look forwards to using this scrub! It smells like Apricots (duh) but has almost a powdery, grainy scent to it. The scent isn't the winner of this scrub, it is nice but not spa-like. What I love is its scrubbing amazing-ness. I find myself in a constant body scrub battle, they are either not scrubby enough or have the right amount of grit but leave a greasy residue - good for dry skins, bad for me! This scrub has the perfect amount of abrasiveness without feeling scratchy or leaving your body feel sore. It sticks onto your body and doesn't slip off leaving in wasted product and it leaves your body so so smoooooth! I love I love I love! And the best part? It only costs £5.09!

I have used quite a bit of this scrub as I looove using it and the experience however I have had this for over a month now and it has a good few washes left in it! If you find yourself longing for the perfect body scrub then try this! It really is lovely to use and I have already bought another for when this runs out!

Have you tried a St Ives Body Scrub?

*Press Sample
Having heard a lot, a lot a lot A LOT about this product and after swatching it every time I was in a Boots or  a Superdrug and never thinking it would work with me, I caved and bought it.

Swatched in store I thought that this colour would be way too light on me and would wash me out. However I was wonderfully surprised when I applied this onto the lips. It seems to be one of those fabulous chameleon shades as it might pull lighter/pinkier/or peachier on different skin tones. On me it wears as a pretty, very easy every-day peachy-pink. A very girly shade! The finish is somewhere in between creamy and glossy. It feels very light and creamy on the lips and is extremely comfortable however it has a nice shine to it. As it is quite creamy it doesn't last very long, especially on me however it being a crayon it is so easy to touch up! If only I had picked this up when it was warmer as it is a wonderful summer shade!

Have you tried the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayon?
So never having tried Aesop and only having heard brilliant things from them I decided to pick up this mask for skin-mayhem moments. A few weeks ago I got a few blemishes which needed to be calmly cleared up so I reached for this mask. Let me tell you, it is brilliant! I is clarifying due to the clay however still nourishing so won't irritate the skin further. I am again in a super skin-mayhem moment, much worse than before and due to too many cocktails (tut tut) my face has erupted with angry red under the skin spots and I know exactly what to reach for - this mask (which I currently have on whilst writing this).

The first few tries of this mask did not blow me away as I used it more as a de-congesting mask however this mask really is made for blemishes and a treatment for irritated acne prone skin rather than a frequent cleansing mask. The mask states to apply a thin layer and leave on for ten minutes however I like to apply a generous amount, especially on affected areas and leave it until the mask is dry. The mask dries strangely and emphasises your pores which is a good sign that it has got in there and cleaned that guck out!

I would definitely recommend this mask to any of you who experience break-outs and don't want to cause any further irritation but want to get rid of those spots! Even though this quite expensive at £33 it is more of a treatment mask so will last a long time and it really is worth it as when my skin is extremely unhappy, this helps my blemishes heal quicker, minimizes redness and as it helps my blemishes heal it minimizes any chances of acne-scarring! This will definitely be a mask I will repurchase as when in times of skin-goodness needs, this is the perfect product!

Have you tried the Aesop Chamomile Concentrate Anti-Blemish Masque?
Last month I saw this (then) pre-order beauty and just could not resist. I am a very low maintenance hair girl and this just seemed to have my name all over it. A simple mousse to give beach hair? Yes, please!

A new addition to the Oribe family is the Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse. To start, there are no nasties so no need to worry about parabens! It is also suitable for colour-treated hair and provides UV and heat protection for hair! 

I have straight hair which can get a little boring so it is fun to mix it up however I don't have the energy to curl it in a morning. What I absolutely love about this mousse is its ease. Out of the shower simply shake, pump into your hands and smooth into the hair. It feels a little sticky and hair-spray like however that stickiness fades when your hair dries. Depending on your hair you can just scrunch it up and leave it there - this will provide your hair with some thickness and texture without drying out your hair. If you have loose waves naturally then this will define them even more. My preferred way to use this to smooth into the hair and then I will section my hair into two and braid it. I will give it a quick blast of the hair dryer and go about my routine, check emails, apply make-up, choose and put on my outfit, etc. When I am ready I will untie the braids, scrunch my hair and dry it further if necessary and I am left with a very beachy, tousled, waved hair. I also sometimes (if showering in the evening) leave the braid in overnight so the next day I will have mermaid-esque wavy hair.

This is a really excellent, easy product and at £35 it is quite expensive but also quite unique as some surf products such as sprays and shampoos can be too drying on the hair whereas this adds a nice voluminous matte texture plus it has a divine scent! 

Have you tried the any Oribe products?
So being a woman with no will power I get a lot of samples from a little too much spending. Most of those samples are used up quickly, passed along to my mother and never remembered. However, there will be the occasion where I will try a product and be pretty much blown away that I have to go out and purchase it! These are a few which have travelled from being a sample to a purchase!

Le Volume De Chanel Mascara (£24)
When I bought the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua I received a mini of the Volume De Chanel and loved the thickness it gave to my eyelashes. My lashes were left with a very thick, clumpy rocker-chic eyelashes without looking messy! An achievement which usually takes a LOT of hard work however this mascara takes the "hard" and "work" out of "hard work, sexy lashes"!

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (£17) 
I received a mini of this within a Clarins set and after a lot of the hype online wanted to try it out. I do love the formulation, I must admit that it isn't particularly long lasting however it leaves that irresistible just-bitten wet lip look without any stickiness! I love this on its own or layered on top of lipstick. I purchased shade 002 as I have the mini of 001 and wanted to try out a different colour. This is expensive for a glossy lip-balm and we will see whether I will re-purchase however I am very much enjoying my full-size purchase! :)

Origins Checks and Balance Frothy Face Wash  (£18)
Most online Origins orders come with free goodies! One of those was the Origins Checks and Balance Frothy Face Wash which I adore!!! I love this as it is quite refreshing and minty but is also best friends with a Clarisonic (my favourite duo!). I adore Origins as a brand so this cleanser is just the easiest way to get clean, fresh skin without it feeling stripped or sensitive! It is incredibly frothy so works perfectly with the afore mentioned Clarisonic and is the best cleanser-clarisonic pairing I have ever found!

Have you received a sample then purchased the full-size version?
As you know from my Nudey Nude Nude post I have been going craazy for a nude lip and am on a constant search for "the one". Whilst browsing through the MAC website I was instantly intrigued with the Illustrated by Rebecca Moses collection so after a long deliberation decided on purchasing the Lip Bag by Rebecca Moses, Nude x3 (£31) - limited edition.

The lip bag comes in a beautiful illustrated box (which I can't seem to throw away) and contains a make-up bag, Naked Proof (cremesheen) Lipstick (limited edition), In Crowd Lip Glass (limited edition) and Boldly Bare Lip Pencil (permanent).

Now I must point out that not all of the colours are nude. The lipstick is certainly a nude (pink-beige) the lip liner is a beige-nude however the lipglass is pink. Personally, I don't like the stark-nude look so this is perfect for me however if you are interested in this bag and love true nudes then keep this in mind. All the products are comfortable and layer nicely however I will probably be using the lipglass on its own or paired with different pink lipsticks as the lipstick is a cremesheen so I don't find that I personally need any more shine.

If you are interested in this bag (unfortunately now sold out online) then pop into your local Mac to see if they have any left!

Have you tried any of the Illustrated by Rebecca Moses collection?
So I may have been a little (ha!) ok, very very naughty a lately. I blame my tan as I have "had" to buy new products and my new nude-lipstick loving.

To try to add some order to my spending madness I shall sort this by store. 

From Space NK I ordered another ByTerry Ombre Blackstar as I love my Bronze Moon shade so much (see review here) that I had to get the shade Velvet Orchid. The same goes for the next purchase of the Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera after falling in love with the shade Icon (review here). Finally I added the Caudalie Divine Legs onto my order to get free delivery (see what I did there? spend more money to get free delivery, any excuse!)

Next up I did a little order from Cult Beauty as there was an amazing Omorovicza deal on which I could not refuse (see here) and I also picked up the coconut oil from RMS Beauty which after this review from Anna, I could not resist.

Secondly from Escentual I ordered the Diorskin Nude BB Creme in Medium as even though I recently purchased the NARS Sheer Glow in Barcelona (not in the photo) to match my complexion it is a little too heavy for every day so decided to pick this up. To match this I got the Dior Hydra Life Eye BB Creme in 02 as most of my under-eye concealers are way too light for me and I ain't much of a Kim Kardashian highlighter fan on me. I also got me some Clarins Liquid Bronze Self Tan to top that tan up when I start to fade and to match my face to my body a little more as on holiday I wore a much higher SPF on my face and neck than on my body.

Just one little MAC purchase was the MAC Illustrated by Rebecca Moses Nude Lip Bag as you know from my Nudey Nude Nude post that I have been loving and searching for the perfect nude lip.

My most recent purchase was last Friday from Superdrug where I went a little lipstick craaazy. I bought four (excessive? yes.) lipsticks from Rimmel (Nude Delight, Kate Moss 26, 110, 22) and a Bourjois lip crayon in Peach on the Beach and Max Factor lip crayon in #35.

Phew. Well that was a lot. And yes, I am a little embarassed but let me assure you that from now on there is the STRICTEST one in - one out rule implemented to all things beauty and skincare related as my collection is bursting and there are quite a few products which need to be used up up up! However, keep a look out as many of these will be up and reviewed very soon!

What have you been hauling?
So when I heard about this little box I thought it was a superb idea. If you love and collect fragrances then listen up and if you just enjoy perfume or struggle to shop for perfumes this could be your saviour! So, what is it? The Discovery Club has teamed up with The Fragrance Shop and for £25 a year (£5 per quater) you will receive 6 perfume samples, a mixture of male and female!

As you can see it is very nicely packaged which is always a plus for me as beauty box opening should really be something enjoyable and a little bit luxurious. The box comes with two sheets of paper explaining the box and the products with in and it also comes with a nice magazine which features each individual fragrance and a little bit about it. Not only that but if you fall in love with any of the fragrances within the magazine gives you a £10 discount voucher for each perfume if purchased from The Fragrance Shop!

 If you are a fragrance lover or, like me, are terrible at shopping for perfumes and after fifth spray end up with a whopping headache this is a fantastic box! If you are interested in this box or just want to find out more just follow this link:

Are you interested in a Fragrance Beauty Box?
An eye make-up remover I have been using for the past few months now is this long named one from Simple. I usually just use my EH cleanser to remove my eye make-up as I like cleansers that do it all. However, there are those times when I am just playing around with make-up practising my smoky eye technique and when I am finished need something to wipe it off with and this has been amazing for that.

I don't usually wear waterproof mascara so never need anything too powerful to remove it however on times I have worn waterproof mascara it has taken it off with ease! It is a cream which you can softly massage around the eyes and lashes then remove it with a cotton pad and voila! Clean eyes. What I love about it is that no tugging is required and it feels incredibly nourishing around the eyes without leaving any oily or greasy residue which I am not a huge fan of - hence why I love this product so much. It perhaps isn't great for those who want a quicker removal of their eye make-up as a little bit of massaging is needed however wonderful for those who want softly removed, nourished eyes! Plus it only costs £3.99!

Have you tried the Simple Nourishing Eye Make-up Remover Cream?
I am an avid Youtube watcher. I don't think I can go a week without HAVING to watch Youtube. I, just like most of you are, am a huge Tanya Burr fan and adore her videos. After watching this video I was sold!

The blush is a beautiful Rose-Red. It definitely is a pink-red so would suit many skin tones. It is incredibly pigmented so you just need the tiniest tap of the brush to have enough product. I would also recommend taking some off on the back of your hand before applying it to the face as you can always build colour up but can't build it down. Due to its pigmentation it would be amaaazing on dark skin tones (my heart is racing at the thought of how beautiful this would look on dark skin). It creates a beautiful natural flush and is a truly divine shade. It is my first MAC Blush and I am very pleased with it as the £18 price tag is a little steep so I feel as though I have gotten my moneys worth.

Have you tried Frankly Scarlet?
After my Long Lasting Red Lips post I got to thinking about the other scale of the bold, matte red lip - the sheer red lip. Sheer red lips are great for everyday, comfortable, easy lips and for beginner red gals. Here are my favourite 5 easy red lips which are sheer and moisturising.

 As you can see in comparison the the first swatch on my arm (Mac Russian Red - Matte) they are nowhere near as opaque or intense yet still provide a bit of colour.

Description below are in order of the swatches, starting from the second swatch

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter - Candy Apple (£7.99)
As the name states, this is a lip butter which means it is incredibly hydrating on the lips and so comfortable to wear. There is no particular scent to this lip butter that I can sense. The shade Candy Apple is the only red in the line and it pulls an apple red with warm undertones. It can be applied sheerly or you can make it a stronger by building upon the colour.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Romantic (£7.99)
The Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are a hydrating stain. They smell pepperminty which I like but others may not. They are a very easy on-the-go lip product. Once the balm wears off you are left with a stain so this is a longer lasting sheer red lip. This again can be sheer if applied lightly or built up (slightly). The shade of this red is a tomato red with more orange undertones rather than blue.

MAC Lady Bug (£15)
In the bullet Mac Lady Bug can look a little daunting however it is a Lustre finish which is a sheer formulation. Lady Bug is a tomato red with yellow undertones. Like all Mac lipsticks it has that delicious vanilla scent. I find that this builds well if you are wanting a more opaque finish. As it is a Lustre it has a nice glossy finish due to the sheer formula.

L'Oreal Glam Shine Lip Gloss - Sheer Grenadine (£7.69)
Now this doesn't look particularly red in the photo however this is super super great for somebody who is afraid of colour. It will add a hint of a warm red on the lips without being too much colour. This works great as a very light summer shade on the lips if you are wanting that ultra-natural make-up look.

Korres Wild Rose Lip Balm (£8.25)
Tinted lip balms are one of the easiest ways to get into colour and lipstick. They are also super easy, almost foolproof so is great for mothers, travellers and teens.The colour of this Korres Wild Rose Lip Balm is a deeper red than the others and has a darker velvety rose shade to it. It smells like roses so is great for rose lovers like me. I find this to be great for the colder months when my lips are chapped and wearing any kind of lipstick is impossible as all I want to do is keep them hydrated and soft.

What's your favourite sheer red?
A little combo I have been loving is this duo from Clarins. The Daily Energizer Cleansing Gel* and Daily Energizer Cream*. This has been my go-to morning routine for the previous weeks and is one I certainly plan on sticking to!

On a morning I like a cleanser which will perk me up and remove any excess oils. Nothing too clarifying or too creamy. This cleanser is a gel cleanser (one of my morning favourites) which refreshes the skin. I find this leaves my skin clean without anything being added or taken from the skin. I find that it is brilliant for younger skins who suffer with oily skins as it takes just enough of the oils away without leaving it stripped. Perhaps not one for dry skin as I think something a little creamier would be better to nourish the skin. The cleanser contains ingredients such as Castor Oil, Salicylic Acid, Moringa Seed Extract and Citric Acid. A great combination as Castor Oil draws oil from the skin, Salicylic Acid cleanses the skin and helps with blemishes and blackheads, Moringa Seed Extract purifies the skin and Citric Acid provides a little exfoliation. Those ingredients really are the perfect blend for oily and young skin. However there are two ingredients which I am not loving, SLS and Fragrance. The Fragrance isn't a huge issue for me but may be for very sensitive skins and SLS can also affect sensitive skins and has quite the growing list of side effects however this is still a great cleanser and for £12 I can just look over these two ingredients as it is incredible value for money.

The Daily Energizer Cream (£21) is perhaps the thickest day-cream in my collection. However I am so in love with it. When it is warm I like to go for more of a gel-type mattifying cream however it isn't always warm in England and changes in weather can dramatically affect your skin. I find that this is very nourshing and leaves my skin silky smooth and almost preps it for make-up. I have been applying this every morning and each time I fall in love with the way it makes my skin feel. It isn't too rich for my oily skin so I think this would be great for most skin types. It is rich in vitamin C, tumeric and ginko biloba extracts. All of which have a brightening effect on the skin so leaves your skin radiant. I wouldn't say that this is an illuminating cream however it does reveal a radiant complexion as when your skin is hydrated it really does glow. I see a cheeky cone in the ingredients list (Dimethicone) which is probably an ingredient which results in the super-smooth skin. Some people don't like silicones in their skincare and I do try to keep away from them, especially in my night-time routine. However, I find that this can be doubled up as a primer as your skin is prepped for make-up with no lumps or bumps in sight so if you are looking for a do-it-all cream, this is the one for you! Plus the heavy glass packaging feels wonderfully luxurious!

Have you tried anything from the Clarins Daily Energizer range?

* Press Sample
So Filofax are running a blogging competition where bloggers have to take a photo with their Filofax to portray their favourite fashion decade. The winners and runners up shall receive a number of Filofaxs to give away on their blog so please please vote (instructions below) so that I can give you some AMAZING Filofaxs.

My Filofax is the Original A5 in Fluoro Orange* and I am completely in love with it and shall treasure it forever. The fashion decade I have chosen is the 2000's (and present) as fashion has really grown. We have so many fabrics and styles that it really is a mixed bowl of eras and decades. I love how one day we can go from wearing pyjamas all day in the house to a ball gown, back to shorts and a top and straight into something sexier for a night out. Fashion has never been so exciting as it has been in the past ten years as there is an overwhelming acceptance of all styles, colours and shapes. The fashion world has truly evolved into a beautiful mosaic rather than a collage. Here are a few photos of the many styles of the past decade: Suits, The Maxi Dress, Casual Rock-Chic and The Flirty Skater Dress.

How to vote - Simply go "like" the Filofax Facebook page and my photo on the page too! The more likes, the more chance I have to win you guys a Filofax!

Have you got a Filofax?
*Press Sample

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This little gem has been a staple of mine for when I need that flawless base, yet it hasn't made a single peek upon my blog! Well here it is...

The Illamasqua Concealer (£13) is a waxed based concealer. Waxed based concealers are incredibly long-lasting and are the best at lasting through humid climates, oily skins and even water. I love the shade of this concealer (it has rubbed off) as it is very yellow so blends perfectly into my skin and covers any pigmentation from acne scars perfectly as I find that peachy-pinky concealers just don't blend that well into my skin. This concealer, with a little powder to set, lasts for hours on my skin without needing a single touch up. I mainly reserve this for when I want my skin to look flawless because let's face it, no product is perfect. So here come the cons. It is quite hard to work with, literally. You either have to warm it up with your fingers or you must use a brush with this and takes a little more time to work with. It definitely isn't a slap on and go product. Personally, I wouldn't use this under my eyes as concealer creases like crazy so I am very careful as to what I apply under my eyes and prefer something lighter than this as it is quite heavy. I would recommend anyone with oily skin who find concealer to wear off on them quickly or look cakey to try this out and to be honest, wax-based cosmetics are pretty much good for most skin types. I do not think that this is an expensive product for the quality of it and it is one of my favourite concealers for any imperfections.

Have you tried the Illamasqua Concealer?
The most luxurious face spray ever? yes. Welcome the Omorovicza Queen Of Hungary Face Mist.

This Face Mist is unapologetically luxurious in it's heavy glass packaging and with it's £46 price tag. From the brand, it is, "Purifying and hydrating, this toner was inspired by the Queen of Hungary Water, the world’s first recorded perfume, formulated for Queen Elisabeth of Hungary in the 14th century.". Pretty cool, huh? 

It is a multi-functional product. It can be used as a toner, as a refreshing face spritz or as both! I choose the latter. Its simple ingredients make it friendly to all skin types, even sensitive. The scent is not at all overwhelming. It is a fantastic alternative to the cult Caudalie Beauty Elixir which some find a littler overpowering or sensitive towards. Yes, it is £14 more however you also get more product in it! No, this isn't necessary for everyone but great if you want a little treat.

If you are interested in trying the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Face Mist or any other Omorovicza products I would suggest that you treat yourselves immediately as currently on Cult Beauty when you spend more than £40 on Omorovicza products (very easy to do) you get a free Omorovicza Goody Bag!!!

Have you tried the Queen of Hungary Face Mist?

There is currently a give-away on my blog, if you are interested in winning some goodies Enter Here.
So recently I have been trying to experiment more with my eye make-up, not only to mix things up but to practice my make-up skills! A look I have been going for recently is a little coloured liner on the lower lash-line softly blended out. It was with this that I realised my love for the Mac Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners (£15).

These Pearglide liners are the softest liners I have ever encountered, ever. I would even go as far to say that they were too soft and creamy - a little tip, do not over sharpen as they are so soft the tip will literally fall off. It is their divine creaminess which makes them a versatile product. Not only can you use this on the lash line or the water line, but you can also scribble it on, smudge it out and you have a creamy eyeshadow OR an eyeshadow base! The colours are very pigmented and most have some glitter in so aren't flat as some matte liners can be. I love them so much that the £15 price tag (ouch) is, if I dare say it "worth it". I haven't found a creamy liner like it on the highstreet, however if you have any suggestions then please give them!

Overall, they are a beautiful buttery product with a great array of shades - something for everyone. The shades I have are Petrol Blue, Lord it Up, Undercurrent and Industrial (all in the permanent collection). If you are looking for a soft liner then I really do urge you to go into your nearest Mac counter and just have a quick doodle on the back of your hand with them! I promise you, you won't be disappointed.

Have you tried the Mac Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner?

There is currently a give-away on my blog, if you are interested in winning some goodies Enter Here.
So in duty free I made two little naught purchases: Le Volume de Chanel Mascara and Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadow in Ebloui. And I am completely in love.

Let's start with the Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadow in Ebloui. The colour is a burgundy which pulls a beautiful brown-cranberry colour with glitter, however the glitter fades with blending. It doesn't crease on the eye and is incredibly long-wearing (without a primer!) The eyeshadow has a strange texture, it isn't cream and feels almost spongey. It blends very easily and is a very easy one colour smokey eye as it has dimension to it.

The Volume de Chanel Mascara is amazing. I received a sample of this and after wearing it on holiday I knew I had to purchase it! It is a very wet mascara which I find to be great for volume. The wand is a thick plastic wand which gets right into the root of the lash and coats them all. It is incredibly voluminous however not lengthening. I love this for a very easy, thick lashes look. It gives that subtle thick, clumpy look which is very rocker-chic and superb with a smokey eye!

Have you tried any Chanel eye products?

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I have had this little bottle in my stash for quite some time and have previously mentioned it on my blog here, however I haven't given it a full review so thought it was about time. The Gentle Exfoliator is a chemical exfoliant which works by eating away at the dead top layer of your skin to reveal new, fresh skin. This helps with all skin types, dryness and blemishes.

This could be comparable to other chemical exfoliants such as the Alpha H Liquid Gold however they do differ. The Alpha H uses Glycolic Acid to exfoliate and it does a heck of a job, it is one of my favourite skincare items. The Gentle Exfoliator, however, uses Fruit Acids which is a lot gentler than the liquid gold. This would serve as a great alternative to the Liquid Gold if you find yourself too sensitive to it.

I adore this product for the summer as it is not too strong so wont reveal too much new skin which is extra sensitive to the sun so you MUST use SPF after using a chemical exfoliant (you should always anyway). I also love this for hydration as I find this leaves my skin smoother and more hydrated than when I use the Liquid Gold. It leaves me with clearer yet glowing, smooth skin. Plus if my skin is feeling a little irritated and I want to get it glowing and back to normal this again is a superb product. I would call this the little sister of the Alpha H Liquid Gold as she is a little quieter however still in the same family of greatness! A definite for young and sensitive skins and even for those who want to dip their toe into chemical exfoliants however this product really does cater to every skin type. A must have if you ask me!

You can find the Gentle Exoliator Brightening Toner (£25) at your local Clarins counter.

Have you tried the Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner?

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Recently I have been on the hunt for the perfect nude (yes I am still looking) however on the way I have found some beautiful, subtle sheer nudes which are great for the summer. I have always been a red lippy lady however now I am experimenting more with my eyes, I need to tone down the lips! Here are my paired down picks for the lips which are sheer, elegant and nude without looking blanked out.

All of these nudes are perfect for all skin tones as my yellow skin tone really struggles to find a good nude. All these nudes differ from pink-nudes to peach-nudes however are never too opaque or pale so they are all chameleons and are perfect for nude newbies or full blown nudists!

The lipsticks which have made my "one suits all - must have" cut are (in order of the swatches below): Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Pearl and Mauve it Over, Mac Patisserie and Freckletone and Seventeen Mirror Shine Lipstick in Belle.

What's your favourite nude?

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In the warmer, stickier climate which we are experiencing, sometimes it is nice to get gritty and give your skin a good cleanse! Here are my favourite scrubby picks.

St Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub* - A superb budget scrub which covers an array of skin types. It is quite abrasive so not one for the overly sensitive. I would say this is best for younger skins as we can take a bit more abrasiveness however this isn't too rough and is wonderfully creamy so won't damage the skin. It not only keeps dry patches at bay but really gives your skin a deep clean. Great for morning and night or even mid-day refreshness!

Emma Hardie Aromatherapy Infused Rosehip Exfoliating Seeds - This little gem is part of the Emma Hardie Natural Lift Starter Kit. You simply add a little to your favourite cleanser and it gives a little extra oomph to your cleanser. This isn't too abrasive but is strong enough to improve the skins texture whilst giving a deeper cleanse. A great match with nice creamy cleansers. Plus the smell delicious.

Murad Aha/Bha Exfoliating Cleanser - Our least abrasive of the bunch is this cleanser. As you can see it is sold as an exfoliating cleanser rather than a scrub and that is exactly what it is. It just makes sure the cleanser works that little bit better for refining the skin and smoothing it. I would perhaps say this is better suited to more mature skin as it is gentler plus has AHA's and BHA's in so you get a double exfoliation, further improving the skins overall texture.

Elemis Skin Buff - The most abrasive. Not advised for sensitive skins or mature skin as abrasive scrubs can cause broken capillaries so if your skin is thin or sensitive opt for something gentler. This is great for those troublesome dry patches or if you want to really make sure you get a good cleanse around those tricky areas, such as around the nose - let's keep those blackheads at bay people! As the name states, this really is to "buff" the skin so is my go-to for dry patches or when I want to refine the texture of my skin.

What's your favourite scrub?

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Our final instalment of the Summer Brights series. Eyes. This is where it gets fun! (and a little bit different)

Coloured Mascara

When I went out with some girlies a few weeks ago one of them asked how I managed to keep my red lips lasting so long? She said that she has to continuously re-apply throughout the day and ends up just giving up and taking it off. So here are my tips to make your red lips last.

1. Line your lips. I love Redd and Brick lip liners from Mac. Make sure to colour the whole lip in with the liner to add that extra lasting power.
2. Apply one coat of lipstick, then blot with a tissue to make a stain. Continue with a second coat for optimum opacity.
3. My final trick is I add Lipstick Lock by Rimmel which is a liquid/gel sealant to lock in that colour. (Not advised for sensitive lips)

Perhaps the ultimate advise is to make sure your lips are prepped. Exfoliated and balmed before you apply lipstick so that it applies smoothly. For the longest lasting red lip, go for a matte finish as they aren't messy and will almost set so won't budge for a good few hours! My favourite mattes are by Mac and Revlon!

If you follow these tips then your are sure to have long lasting red lips for AT LEAST 5 hours without a single touch up.

What are your red-lip tips?

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