Lancome Juicy Shaker Boom Meringue

So I guess that it’s fair to say that I’ve developed something of a collection of Lancome Juicy Shakers, because when I popped into Boots a few weeks ago, I just couldn’t resist treating myself to my fourth shade – Boom Meringue.

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A beautiful candy pink in the bottle, Boom Meringue is the absolute perfect shade for giving lips a touch of natural looking colour and shine, and I’ve been using it pretty much non stop since I grabbed it! Like all of the Juicy Shakers that I’ve tried, the formula is perfection, it feels like a light oil on the lips – nourishing and not too slippery, and it leaves lips with the perfect amount of subtle sheen. The scent is incredible, it’s a super sweet almost vanilla which manages to not be sickly, and everyone I’ve shown it to loves it! The baby pink colour is just so pretty too! I love it for balancing out a heavier eye makeup look, or if I just want to look naturally polished. My one issue might be that it doesn’t stay on the lips for too long, but when application is as fun as it is with Juicy Shakers, I don’t even mind!

Lancome’s new Boom Meringue Juicy Shaker is priced at £18.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US).

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I always think that Rodial is one of those brands that just makes you feel special. From their awesome names to products which work insanely well, they always produce the most special of products. The new Dragon’s Blood XXL Advanced Sculpting Serum is no different.

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The name is taken from a  Croton Lechleri tree, known locally as the Dragon Blood tree, which is historically used for medicinal and healing purposes. The formula mixes all this goodness with hyaluronic acid, wheat proteins, hema’tite, tetrapeptide-6 and red snow algae which all work together to taught skin, hydrate it, and leaving it looking beautifully glowy.

Like all Rodial products I’ve tried, the ingredients are potent, so you only need the teeniest squeeze of the serum every morning. I’ve been applying it to freshly cleansed skin prior to my moisturiser, and my skin has really been feeling the benefits. I absolutely love the lightweight feel of the serum, and it just disappears into the skin without leaving it feeling tacky or oil. Instead, my skin feels like it’s been given an extra dose of nutrition and moisture, and my makeup just seems to glide on, on top of it.Using the Dragon’s Blood XXL Advanced Serum just feels like having a super-good skin day. It’s amazing for perking up tired eyes right up, and it makes skin look so fresh and youthful.

Will you be trying Rodial’s Dragon’s Blood XXL Advanced Serum?

It’s priced at £125.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Maybelline Baby Lips Balm and Blush

I’m absolutely loving the glowy no-makeup look for skin, and obviously I’m not the only one. Maybelline have just extended their rather wonderful Baby Lips line to include a balm which can be used on both lips and cheeks to create a super cute makeup look. They’re also packaged like little sweeties which is just too adorable!

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Probably the brightest of the four available shades is Blooming Ruby. It’s a stunning pink-toned red which adds a much need pop of colour to my winter-pale skin. I tend to use it when I’m feeling a little blah as the colour is just so pretty!

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On the lips it gives a really beautiful just-bitten kind of a look, and the colour can be built up. It’s a great choice if you’re looking for an easy wear to wear red lips, or if you’re after a summer-appropriate version. Rolled across the tops of my cheek bones and blended in, Blooming Ruby gives a perfect pop of rosy colour.

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Shimmering Bronze is probably the shade I was most nervous of trying since I tend to stick  powder blush formulas. I shouldn’t have worried though, as the formula is so sheer and gives such a believable wash of colour, it’s absolutely fool proof to use.

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Although Shimmering Bronze looks quite dark in colour, it melts into skin leaving behind a really believable tan. Swiped over my nose, cheek bones and brow bones, with a touch on my forehead and chin, the Baby Lips Balm & Blush makes me feel like I’ve just come in from the beach. The tiny golden shimmers in the formula makes skin look flawless. It’s also beautiful worn on the eyelids as a subtle eye gloss – it gives definition without looking heavy.

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I cannot wait until I have a bit of a tan to fully enjoy Innocent Peach. As you can imagine, it’s a lovely peachy shade which just screams summer.

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I’ve been mostly using it on my lips as it’s such a flattering colour. It makes me feel super spring-y. It’s also a nice way to change up my regular nude-lip.

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Flirty Pink is the shade that I reached for first when the four popped through the door. In a word it’s stunning. I absolutely love how it looks like it should be almost neon, but instead it’s the perfect flirty pink that’s as pretty on cheeks as it is on lips.

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On the lips it gives an absolutely stunning wash of pink, and it is a perfect blush colour. Whenever I’ve been looking a little pale, a quick slick of the stuff makes me look and feel far perkier.

Baby Lips Balm and Blush are priced at £4.99 each, and they’re available here (UK) and here (US).

Garnier Miceller Skincare

Micellar water has played a major role in my skincare routine for the past couple of years. I love the feeling of super clean skin, so even after cleansing with a foaming formula, I tend to sweep a couple of drops of micellar water on a cotton pad over my face to make sure every trace of grime is gone.

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The one issue I tend to have with the micellar waters that I’ve used in the past is that they don’t tend to remove my eye makeup. To really get rid of mascara and liners, I normally have to then turn to eye makeup remover to really make sure I don’t wake up with serious panda eyes.

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To solve the problem, Garnier have infused their newest micellar water with oil which cleanses skin incredibly effectively, as well as leaving skin feeling soft and nourished, not greasy.

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After cleansing my regular foaming choice (at the moment it’s Clinique) I just drop a couple of shakes of the micellar water onto a cotton pad and swipe over my face. I am obsessed with the scent of this stuff. It’s a super light, almost floral fragrance which smells super high end. It’s a real gem of a product!

Garnier Miceller Water Infused Wipes

If you have the habit of going to bed with your makeup on (no judgement, we’ve all done it). You need to run to Boots to buy a package of Garnier’s SkinActive Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Wipes.

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Unlike a lot of wipes I’ve tried, Garnier’s newest doesn’t sting or strip skin. Instead, they effectively cleanse skin of makeup, with the same absolutely gorgeous scent.

Boots currently has the Micellar Water on offer for a teeny £3.99 and the wipes are £1.76.

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OK, so Urban Decay are absolutely killing it with their brand new Summer collection. It’s all about having the most beautiful, glowy skin imaginable, and I am loving the look for summer!

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Before we even get onto talking about the bronzer, I think we just need to take a second and appreciate the packaging. I mean seriously, palm trees and rose gold?! They couldn’t be any cuter, and I feel like I should be laying on some California beach whenever I pull this out, not running around in Edinburgh!

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The new Beached Bronzers are available in two colours – Sun Kissed and Bronzed. Both are pretty medium-warm in tone, and even though they’re both matte, they give skin a wonderful, subtle glow.

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I was very kindly sent Sun Kissed to try, and it’s the lighter of the two, and it’s been an absolute god-send as I am seriously Casper-the-Ghost pale at the moment. After applying a lightweight base, I just sweep Sun Kissed over the high points of my face – my cheekbones, nose, forehead and chin.

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Since the bronzer is so finely milled, it just sweeps on, leaving you looking naturally bronzed. The sheen it leaves behind is absolutely beautiful, and I absolutely adore the levels of pigmentation in the product. I only need a light swirl of a bronzer brush to get an even amount coverage and colour. I then top off with a few swipes of the new Afterglow 8 Hour Highlighter in Sin (here) for the prettiest, glowiest, dare I say, summery-est look you can imagine!

Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Sun Kissed is priced at £20.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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