So, a particularly exciting and gorgeously wrapped package arrived for me the other day and as soon as I saw the logo on the envelope I couldn’t wait to delve in and discover what was inside.
|(Apologies for the wishy washy colours in this one – the clouds were being a pain!)|
This balm smells of the gorgeous cocktail that’s completely reminiscent of summer – coconut and pineapple and everything exotic, this is just like a beach holiday in a pretty little tin.
Sweet Cecily’s latest lip balm creation (launching in September) is Espresso Martini, which smells exactly like the swanky cocktail. The smell of coffee is what hits you as soon as you open the tin and it lasts and lasts – my boyfriend kissed me a couple of hours after I’d put this on and he could still taste the flavour. So this one definitely passes the smooch test!
I’ve got a two in one for you all today, as I’m going to be talking about a new (to me) cosmetic brand, Bubble T Cosmetics. The brand very kindly sent me two products to try out and after giving them a good test (this heatwave has meant many extra showers so it’s been a great week to test out bath products!) I wanted to share my thoughts.
Throughout my years at university my staple foundation was the Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid foundation, which gave me a light, flawless finish. I was in one of my local cheapy shops the other day picking up some baking supplies and the make up display caught my eye.
It’s a soft, light mousse that feels very watery as soon as you touch it. As you can see below, the bubbles soon disappear and you’re left with a watery mixture that takes a *lot* of buffing to work into the skin:
After a few minutes of buffing this is what you’re left with – an orangey, streaky mess that somehow manages to be oily and drying at the same time. It looks a lot better on my hand than it did on my face, where it managed to make my entire face look greasy but also clung to any dry patches of skin – what a great combo!
Today I want to talk to you guys about one of my favourite blushers. It’s a bit of a cult product – one of the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blushes and, as you can see from the picture above, I’ve accrued a sizeable stack of them over the years!
Over the next few weeks I’m going to show you how each of them looks on the skin and today’s post is focusing on Natural Beauty, which looks like this in the pan:
As you can see, it looks BRIGHT as hell and I was a bit put off when I saw how crazy pigmented it looked but it really isn’t that garish on the skin, at all. It’s actually quite subtle and gives a really pretty wash of colour on the cheeks, which you can see here: