If it was socially acceptable, I’d wear glitter all day, every day. I love the stuff. I love how it twinkles and glints in the light. I love it in lipgloss, in shadows and in powders, and it’s a continual struggle not to ask for glittery nails every time I’m in the salon. So, when Too Faced’s Tutti Fruity range landed on my desk, and a whole lot of it was pure sparkle, you can imagine how excited I was!
One of eight available shades which range from silver to aqua, the Twinkle Twinkle shadows are a new liquid formula, which the brand describe as a ‘multi-dimensional, high-glitter liquid glitter eye shadows (which) cover lids in full-coverage Tutti Frutti glitz.’
I’m not sure I’d agree with the full coverage claims – it’s definitely bold and very sparkly, but the glitter is held in a sheer liquid, so it feels more like a glaze than a full-on shadow. It’s a gorgeous effect though – I love it over a taupe powder shadow which gives it a bit of depth. If you’re looking for a product which will take your look from day to night – this is the one for you! I take the doe foot applicator, and wipe it onto a finger, then pat it onto the lid. The effect is a bold one – it’s seriously glitzy, and it feels perfect for my up-coming festive events!
Too Faced Twinkle Twinkle Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow is priced at £18 and is available here
There are Christmas traditions, and there are Christmas traditions, and this one is certainly part of the latter. When the clocks go back, I pretty much make a beeline for Lush. Their winter collections are the stuff of legend, and I’m not are that there are many beauty products which are quite as iconic as Snow Fairy. It’s the sweetest, pinkest, most festive line you can imagine. And honestly, I’m obsessed with the stuff.
I’ve got a review of the Snow Fairy shower gel lined up (which is a good thing, since I’m currently the proud owner of about three bottles of it) but one of the surprises of the season has been the Snow Fairy Body Conditioner. I feel like I might have tried it in the past, but oh my god, if you’re looking to banish winter-dry skin, this is the pot for you.
Much like the conditioners you use on your hair, Lush’s Body Conditioner is designed to moisturise and nourish skin. A particularly useful product, if, like me, you suffer from winter skin. The formula contains avocado and mango butters to deeply hydrate, and it smoothes on like silk. As you would expect from the Snow Fairy lineup, the Body Conditioner smells divine – all sweetness and candy floss. It’s the perkiest way to start each morning, and guaranteed, your skin will thank you for the addition to your routine each morning!
Lush Snow Fairy Body Conditioner is priced at £8.95 and is available here.
Sometimes it’s the products that you never even knew you needed which completely blow your mind. Case in point? Bobbi Brown’s Dual-Ended Bronzer/Face Blender Brush which was included in a PR parcel a few weeks back, and I’ve used it daily since.
Combining pretty much the only two brushes I use regularly, the brush combines a Bronzer Brush with a Face Blender, which can be used for baking powders, blushes or even highlight. Considering brushes are an investment, the combination gives you real bang for your buck – you’re getting two full sized brushes for pretty much the price of one. Before receiving Bobbi Brown’s version, I used a huge fluffy brush for bronzer, but this version is oh-so-much better. Big enough to give skin a beautifully diffused look, it’s small enough to use in cheekbones and under the chin to provide a subtle hint of definition. It also fits into smaller pans (Benefit Hula is normally a nightmare to dig a good brush into) so it’s incredibly versatile.
Quite a few years back, Bobbi Brown’s Face Blender Brush used to be my go-to. So much so that I literally wore it out, and I’m not quite sure why I didn’t get a replacement. I’m overjoyed to have one back in my collection, because it’s one handy tool to have around. If you’re a fan of baking or finishing powders, this one works well. It also sweeps blush on like a dream, and I’ve been loving it to apply subtle powder highlights.
The brush could not be more useful, and it slips right into my makeup bag for easy touch-ups on the go!
If you had to describe Too Faced’s aesthetic, chances are you’re going to say pink and glittery. It’s such a fun brand, and I love how much fun they have releasing collections which are so ahead of the curve. The Tutti Fruity Collection feels like a breath of fresh air now that we’re firmly in winter, and I’ve fallen head over heels for their Juicy Fruits Lip Glaze in Totally Smashed.
It’s a true and opaque Barbie pink gloss, which is chock-full of glitter and sparkle, so it’s not my usual go-to, but for the upcoming festive season, it feels perfect! Applied directly with the doe foot applicator, you get an intense hit of colour straight off the bat. It feels quite lightweight to wear, and it’s hydrating on the lips. I’m obsessed with the hit of colour, and the added sparkle is just so fun! It’s a seriously festive update on your favourite bold lip!
Too Faced Juicy Fruits Comfort Lip Glaze in Totally Smashed is priced at £16 and is available here
Whenever the weather takes a turn, I tend to find myself in the bathroom for a lot longer than normal. There’s nothing more relaxing than lighting a few candles, grabbing a book and spending an hour or so enjoying my own company. Since we were headed down to Cheshire last weekend, I took it as an excuse to pop into Lush and stock up on a couple of bath bombs, so I could kick back after the drive down.
I couldn’t help but pick up a bag of the Cheery Christmas bombs. They’re absolutely gorgeous – who doesn’t need a flamingo pink bath at the end of a busy day?! And they smell absolutely glorious too! Wonderfully fresh thanks to the Sicilian Lemon oil in the formula – it’s fresh and uplifting. I love the subtle fruitiness which comes courtesy of the Buchu Oil – it’s just the thing for beating winter blues.
Lush Cheery Christmas is priced at £3.95 and is available here