I know it’s probably super obvious just from looking at the site, but Clarins’ Spring 2016 makeup collection is blowing me away. I’ve been wearing the products pretty much non-stop since they popped through the letterbox last week, and I’ve been nothing but impressed!
Keeping with my resolve to wear some more colour on my lips this year, Clarins’ new Rouge Eclat Age Defying Lipstick seem like the absolute perfect option. With four new shades for Spring, if you’re after a flattering pink lip, look no further!
In the tube, Pink Blossom looks like a quite a saturated rose shade, so I was quite surprised at how glossy the formula is! Like all Clarins lip products, the lipstick smells divine, and feels like a balm to apply. There isn’t a hint of dryness or stickiness; instead the formula just glides on, leaving lips looking glossy and hydrated. The colour itself is incredibly pretty – a slightly blue toned pink which leaves skin looking healthy and teeth looking lovely and white. Because of the lightweight formula, it’s not the longest-wearing lipstick, so I get about 2 hours of wear per application.
Clarins Rouge Eclat Age Defying Lipstick are priced at £19.50 and are available here
As you can probably tell, I’m loving injecting a little colour into my makeup with a variety of coloured balms. For days when I feel a little more daring than usual, I’ve been turning to Sisley’s gorgeous Phyto Lip Twist in 06 Cherry.
Packaged in the brand’s signature zebra stripes, it’s a gorgeous little product to turn to when I fancy a little bit of a change of look. Thanks to the Lip Twist’s pointed tip and crayon-like packaging, application is an absolute breeze. I don’t need to worry about finding a lip liner, despite the bright colour since it’s so precise. I also don’t need to worry about keeping a sharpener handy, as the colour simply twists up whenever I need it.
The formula of the Lip Twist is complete perfection – it feels like a light balm on the lips, and delivers the prettiest pop of colour. I absolutely adore how easy it is to build up colour depending on where I’m off to. For days where I just want a wash of sheer blue-toned colour, a single swipe of the Lip Twist is enough, but if I want a more saturated, glossy pout, I just need a couple of layers. Wear time for the colour is good – I get two to three hours of glossy wear, and unlike a lot of saturated lipsticks I’ve used, Sisley’s feels super hydrating and nourishing.
I’m not sure that I could be even happier to get my paws on Clarins’ new Spring 2016 makeup collection, and one of the real stand-outs is the Multi-Blush in 05 Rose.
Packaged in the brand’s signature golden compact, the blush is the prettiest blue toned pink, which is just thing for brightening up winter-weary complexions.
The colour itself is just the prettiest cool toned pink, and it’s the perfect shade for brightening up my skin (which is in dire need for a little colour). And, the formula itself is perfection. Unlike many cream blush formulas which can slide around, or look too shiny or greasy on the skin, Clarins’ Multi Blush is quite a dry formula, which means it’s super easy to apply, and to control the colour.
Most mornings I’ve been using my fingers to press a little of the colour into the apples of my cheeks, and after slicking on some lipbalm, I pop a little of the Multi-Blush on my lips too! I’m obsessed with how pretty the colour is, and the formula is rather clever too! It’s enriched with rose, mimosa, jojoba and sunflower waxes to defend the skin against dehydration – a must for this awful weather!
Oooh, can you believe that we’re already hitting Spring makeup collections? We might be cuddled up in cashmere, hiding from torrential rain, but Clarins is already treating us to the prettiest makeup which is designed to lighten up complexions.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves to play around with eye looks in the Spring, and Clarins are completely spoiling me with a choice of four brand new cream-to-powder formulas which come in the dreamiest of colours.
06 Silver Green, is a really beautiful cool toned khaki, which is shot through with silver shimmer. Depending on the light, the shadow flashes as either colour, and it creates a stunning multi-dimensional look.
The formula of the Ombre Iridescent shadows is dreamy – they feel soft and creamy to apply, and the colour payoff is just perfection. Mixed with a slightly darker shadow for definition, Silver Green is such a lovely choice for a spring-ready look.
I have to admit that I got rather excited when I saw that the shade 07 Silver Plum had come through the letterbox. I’ve got something of an obsession with mauve-brown shadows as they are super flattering to my colouring.
07 Silver Plum is absolutely everything I hoped it would be! Like Silver Plum, the formula is a complete dream, and the shadow really sparks up depending on the light. I been loving the shadow smoked out of my lash line. The shadow’s purple leanings are a lovely update to my everyday eye look, and I can’t wait for my next evening out where I’m planning a whole smoky look around the shadow!
Clarins new Spring 2016 collection is a really great little pick-me-up for this time of year, and I can’t wait to share my other little gems with you!
Clarins Ombre Iridescent Cream to Powder Eyeshadows will be priced at £19.00 each and will be available here.
This year, I’m definitely going to take care of my hair more carefully. 2015 saw me experiment with a couple of techniques, which led to a whole lot of extra highlights, and my hair is definitely drier and more sensitised than normal. So, in an effort to undo some of last year’s ‘experiments,’ I’ve been turning to New Nordic’s Hair Volume Tablets. The supplements are packed full of extracts from apples which are rich in procyanidins, as well as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Promising to nourish and support new hair growth, I’ve been popping a single pill every morning in an effort to get thick, voluminous hair in time for summer. New Nordic claims that the pills have a visible effect within a month, and a couple of weeks in – I can definitely see a difference. My hair seems to be growing faster than normal (my roots are already showing despite having a full head of highlights a couple of weeks ago) and my nails even feel longer and stronger than normal. I’m so happy with the results, and am definitely going to keep up with my routine, so my hair is in tip top condition for the summer!
New Nordic Hair Volume Supplements are priced at £21.74 for 30 tablets and are available here.