Jane Iredale Moonglow Bronzer*

Jane Iredale Moonglow Quad Bronzer

So I’m not sure that I could be any more more obsessed with glowy skin at the moment. I’ve been knee deep in highlighters and bronzers for weeks, experimenting with what’s best for my skin type and tone.

Jane Iredale Moonglow Quad Bronzer 2

When I caught sight of Jane Iredale’s stunning Moonglow bronzer, I knew I had to try it. It comes in an add-on golden compact which feels rather glamorous when I catch sight of it in my makeup bag (although it does attract fingerprints like nothing else). Inside though, is where is gets really good. Jane Iredale have combined four shades which can either be swirled together to create a glowing bronzer shade, or they can be used individually as highlighters and eyeshadows.

Jane Iredale Moonglow Quad Bronzer 1

The powders themselves are shimmering perfection. They feel buttery smooth, and the colour payoff is beautiful. Not only that, but the shades are easy to build, which is perfect if you’re using them on your eyes. The bottom taupe brown shade is really beautiful worn swept over the lid. It gives eyes a shimmering, subtle definition which doesn’t look too try-hard. The top two shades are my perfect highlight too! The mix of golden and pearl pink give a natural-looking radiance to skin which doesn’t look glittery or sparkly.

Jane Iredale Moonglos Quad Bronzer 3

All together the shades mix to form a stunning warm shimmering bronze. I’m too pale to use it all over, but a light dusting over cheekbones gives a believable glow. I can’t wait to get a little more bronzed so I can dust a little Moonglow over my shoulders and clavicles – it’s a wonderful way to cheat perfect summer skin!

Jane Iredale Moonglow Bronzer is priced at £39.95 and is available here.

Esqido Big City Nights Lashes*

Esqido Lashes 1

So I’m not sure that there is anything quite as luxurious sounding as mink eyelashes. And if you’re in the market for a pair, I would highly recommend checking out US brand ESQIDO false eyelashes. They’ve glamorised everyone from Victoria’s Secret Angels to J-Lo, and they give you lashes like you’ve only dreamed of.

Esqido Big City Lights

One of my newest sets from the brand are the Big City Lights style. Like all the brand’s lashes, they’re made entirely from ethically sourced mink. That means nothing fluffy was hurt in the making of them – the fur is just gathered after being naturally shed, then fashioned into lashes. The use of mink (as well as sounding wonderfully decadent) means that the lashes are so lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Esqido Lashes Big City Nights

Big City Nights are beautiful, fluffy lashes which are perfect for evenings where I want to look more done. I apply a little tinted moisturiser, bronzer and highlight like normal, then sweep a shimmery bronze shadow over my lids. I smudge a chocolate-y shade into my lash line, then add my Big City Nights. Using a little of the ESQIDO eyelash glue, I pop them into place and I’m good to go. The Big City Nights lashes give my makeup a real dose of glamour to an easy makeup look, and they can be reused for up to 10 wears.

Esqido Big City Nights Lashes are priced at $35 and are available here.

Burberry Full Kisses – Blush Nude*

Burberry Full Kisses

So for me, there’s nothing quite like a nude lip. It’s definitely my comfort zone, but on Monday mornings, the possibility of me picking a more daring colour are definitely about zero. But don’t get me wrong, choosing the perfect shade of nude is a serious task – I want something that will give my face a bit of colour, keep me looking polished but not look too try hard.

Burberry Full Kisses review

I’ve already talked about how much I love the formula of Burberry’s new Full Kisses formula here, but if you’ve never tried them before, you’re really missing out. First off, the packaging is all sorts of chic. The sleek gunmetal grey tube is etched with a subtle Burberry check, and it slots nicely into my makeup bag. The formulas are just as dreamy. They feel rich and moisturising on the lips, but not too heavy or sticky. They just glide on, and stay there for a good four hours or so.

Burberry Full Kisses Nude Blush swatch

I’m just obsessed with the chi sled shape of the lipstick bullet. It makes applying it on-the-go so easy, and you don’t need to have to faff around with a lip brush. Blush Nude is a beautiful my-lips-but-better shade, that’s just perfect if you’re looking for something that’s both low key but chic. It’s the perfect pairing to a dramatic smoky eye, but I’ve been wearing it to complement my more subtle everyday looks.

Burberry Full Kisses in Nude Blush is priced at £24.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Soigne Nails Summer Colour Collection 2016*

Soigne Summer Collection

Soigne Nails is one of those brands I’ve been absolutely dying to try out for ages. Like most things which mix fashion and luxury, the brand is French, and encompasses pretty much every colour you can imagine.

Soigne Summer 16 collection

The summer collection couldn’t be pretty, and is a trio of brights, which are sure to add a much needed pop of colour all season long. The shades have been inspired by Africa, and I’m just loving the seriously saturated shades.

Soigne Shibori

Shibori was the shade that I was most excited about trying out. I love a deep blue nail, as they’re such a great and surprising neutral, and I’ve become completely obsessed with Shibori.

Soigne Shibori swatch

On tha nail, the polish is a stunning cerulean blue which applies wonderfully smoothly. It’s fully opaque in two coats, and dries quickly to a high shine. I think this makes such a beautiful choice for a pedicure colour – it’s deep enough to look chic, and the subtle colour looks so gorgeous in stroppy sandals!

Soigne Ikat

Next up is Ikat which is the most beautiful fuchsia pink. Have real Barbie-girl nails always feels so fun in the sunshine! I’ve been wearing it on my rather short nails, and I can’t tell you how many people have asked me what I’m wearing!

Soigne Ikat Swatch

The formula, again, is an absolute dream to work with, even for a klutz like me! Two coats gave me fully opaque coverage, and I don’t think think I have a prettier pink shade. On the nails it’s a wonderful warm-toned shade which I just cannot wait to wear with a tan!

Soigne Dutch Wax

Dutch Wax is the shade which is definitely the most unusual in the line up. In the bottle, the polish looks like it will be a bright sunny yellow, but on the nail it’s actually a beautifully rich golden mustard.

Soigne Dutch Wax swatch

Unlike most yellow polishes I’ve tried in the past, the formula from Soigne is rich enough to be opaque within two coats, and the polish applied smoothly and evenly. I was really pleasantly surprised with how pretty it looks on nails – it’s a beautiful change from my regular pinks and feels like a really fresh way to inject a little colour into my outfits!

Soigne Nail Varnishes are priced at £11.00 each and are availble here.

Roget & Gallet Lait Sorbet – Cedrat*

Roger & Gallet Cedrat Lait Sorbet

Keeping skin well hydrated during the summer can be something of a drag. When it’s hot and sticky outside, the last thing I want to do is slather myself in a rich and sticky moisturiser. Roger & Gallet have saved me from dry skin though, as I’ve completely fallen in love with their new Lait Sorbet Body Moisturiser.

Roger & Gallet Cedrat Lait Sorbet 1

The Cedrat fragrance is wonderfully fresh and clean (it’s very citrusy and zesty) and it’s perfect for days that I don’t really want to wear a perfume. The Lait Sorbet has a lightweight and (unsurprisingly) milky texture which just melts into skin leaving it feeling so soft and smooth. The pump bottle means using it couldn’t be easier – even with moisturiser-hands! On the days that I’ve used the Lait Sorbet, not only does my skin feel really lovely, it smells incredible too! All day I’ve noticed, my skin smells wonderfully fresh and zesty.

Roget & Gallet Lait Sorbet is priced at £14.00 and is available here.

 

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