Wednesday, 17 February 2016

My top three Real Techniques brushes...

Thanks to the limited edition real techniques brush set that I treated myself to a few weeks back, I have now tried many of the brushes from the collection. Here are my top three brushes out of the ones that I have tested out so far....

1. Duo Fibre face brush

This beautifully soft brush applies powder perfectly and is the perfect addition to my makeup bag. The bristles are perfectly arranged so that the powder doesn't clump or look cakey on the face. I've tried many powder brushes but this one is my all time favourite.

2. Lash-brow groomer

My next pick isn't actually a brush but this makeup styling tool has become an essential and now comes with me wherever I go. This brush side allows me to perfect my brows and the other side is perfect for separating my lashes and helps me to avoid the dreaded mascara clumps!

3. setting brush

The small and delicate nature of this brush means that it is a true multi-tasker. I've mainly been using it for setting my concealer in the under eye area, but it's also brilliant for powder highlighter. The bristles are super soft the beautiful pink colour of the handle is just a bonus!

Thanks for reading, I'll speak to you in my next post!
Elle xox

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Liz Earle Botanical Essence No.20

Hello again everyone! It feels like I haven't blogged for ages, but I've got two posts ready and waiting to go up in the next few days so I'll be back on track with my schedule in no time. Today's post is one which I have been meaning to write some time - a full review of Liz Earle's latest Eau De Parfum.

Since Liz Earle support a variety of bloggers out there (by sending them their top sellers and latest releases), I had seen this beautiful pink bottle plastered all over social media before it was even released into the shops! I'm a huge fan of Liz Earle's skincare and so I immediately put this on my Christmas wishlist and was lucky enough to receive it.

The bottle is what initially enticed me into wanting this product on my dressing table : the gorgeous pink colour and the simplicity of the packaging was just my cup of tea. It came in a lovely little box which had plenty of information about the type of scent to expect and the ingredients.

This particular scent is a combination of damask rose, bergamot, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, pink pepper, patchouli and mandarin. These ingredients combine to create a classic floral feminine fragrance with a slight twist thanks to the sandalwood and pink pepper.

 In my opinion, immediately after spritzing, the pink pepper, sandalwood and rose fragrances are the most noticable, but as time goes on the spicier side of this perfume fades away to reveal the sweeter scents of mandarin and bergamot.
The scent lasts all day and I can often smell it on my clothes the day after aswell which works to make this perfume "your" scent - the one that everyone recognises you by.

It's not expenisve as perfumes go, but for people on a budget, the £49.00 price tag may be step too far - especially for 50ml of perfume. However, you become the owner of a luxurious product which smells incredible and looks gorgeous!

For me, the feminine florals combined with musky essential oils creates my idea of the perfect perume and I will definitely be treating myself to another bottle of this in the future!
I'll speak to you in my next post, which will be up over the coming week.
Elle xox