Thursday, 28 May 2015

Loving Lately #2

loving lately

I'm so rubbish at favourites posts. I'm really not sure why either as they are some of my favourite posts to read and to write myself! As I haven't done one of these posts in so long I've had quite a few bits to share but I've just about managed to scale it down to something a bit more sensible.

I'm majorly crushing on MeMeMe Cosmetics at the moment as you're probably aware. Everything I try blows me away and I can't believe its such an affordable range with quality to rival much more expensive brands. When I set my eyes on the MeMeMe Cosmetics Ultimate Eye Palette* I knew we'd get on well. It's a really versatile neutral palette with six shimmers and two mattes and the shades are so lovely. I took this away with me recently and it was perfect as you can go for a really pretty subtle day look straight into a more smokey evening look if you want. The colours compliment one another perfectly too and they blend together so beautifully.

My absolutely favourite find from MeMeMe so far is the MeMeMe Cosmetics Angels With Halos Skin Illuminator*.  I've got a horrible feeling that this is no longer available as I couldn't find it online but its absolutely gorgeous. Angels With Halos is a golden highlighting cream that I've been using as a primer, mixing with foundation, whacking on neat to highlight my cheekbones, you name it I've tried it! It's super flattering and not over the top sparkly at all. Looking on their website there's the Beat the Blues Illuminator in Oyster Gold that looks really similar so definitely check this out if you can. I think a MeMeMe haul is in order soon as there's loads of things I want from their website!

Another makeup love is actually a rediscovered gem. When it starts to get warmer I always dig out my cream blushers as they add so much glow and well needed dewiness to my skin. Lately I've been loving the Stila Convertible Colour in Lilium. I've mainly been wearing this on my lips and its an ultra dreamy soft pink on me. It wears really well too and fades quite evenly. It's perfect with a slick of liquid liner or the MeMeMe eye palette for a soft look. I can't believe I've never thought to use this on my lips before! The hint is in the name after all.

After my skin being well behaved for so long it gave in a few weeks back and has been absolutely awful ever since. A lot of my breakouts are hormonal, but I've no idea what has caused this recent skin tantrum. I've had lots of really painful bumps and weird little ones that heal only to be replaced with another somewhere else - rude I know! So the FaceB4 Ant-Bacterial Serum* has been brought out as I find it really helps my skin and it's perfect for using in the day. It's a really smooth cream formula which nourishes my skin while getting to work and calming breakouts. I use it under my moisturiser and I find that it instantly makes my skin feel happier and within a few days things start to settle down. I love the face wash too but for me the serum is the star of the show and I always have it in my stash.

At night I've really been enjoying using Sunday Riley Luna which is a new night oil from the brand that was pretty difficult to track down as Space NK had sold out. It includes trans-retinol ether which helps to firm the skin and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. I find it to be quite soothing as well and considering my skin has been pretty horrific lately this is just what I need. For me it's an instant result giver, which when you're forking out this kinda money is really important. In the morning I look much more rested and my skin has more life and radiance to it, which is something I'm starting to think I'm slightly obsessed with! Sunday Riley Luna is also blue which was a bit odd at first but as soon as you massage it in the colour disappears. It's really silky and sinks in quickly and I think it's really helping my skin so far.

Lastly, I recently had a fair bit of my hair chopped off (it's now collar length), and I finally managed to learn how to curl my hair with straighteners which was a bit of a eureka moment for me as I've been trying to do it this way unsuccessfully for what feels like forever! So to protect it from all this intensive heat styling I picked up the Kerastase Resistance Ciment Thermique which is a cream heat protectant. A little goes a long way so I know it's going to last me ages, but what I really love is that it's heat activated so will protect your hair until you wash it next. Genius. This is perfect for me as quite often I'll wash and dry my hair in the evening and style it in the morning. Maximum laziness yet protected hair in one. It's from their Resistance range so it helps strengthen the hair and rebuild it from the inside. I also like the idea of a cream as you know exactly where you're putting it, rather than spraying erratically around your head and probably just coating the cat instead...

I'd love to know what beauty bits you've been enjoying lately so make sure you let me know in the comments and I promise I'll try and post these little round ups more frequently! In other news, my mum and I have just booked a city break to NYC for October. I've never been before so am mega excited. Insane planning and list writing will start soon so recommendations for things to do (and buy) would be great!

Laura

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