L’Occitane Aqua Reotier Mineral Moisture Mask*

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When it comes to spring and summer skin, I don’t think there’s anything prettier than perfectly dewy skin. I’m obsessed with the no-makeup-makeup look, so I’m constantly on the hunt for products which will make that effortless look, just a little easier. So, when L’Occitane sent for their new Aqua Reotier Mineral Moisture Mask – it felt like perfect timing.

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Designed to be used as either as a night mask or as a hydration shot – I love the fact that I can pop it on for a quick 10 minutes to rehydrate the skin, or longer when I need a more intensive treatment. The mask has a beautifully light, gel texture which feels like it really penetrates skin, and thanks to its Réotier water (from the Réotier spring in Provence), hyaluronic acid and water-binding molecules, skin gets a drench of moisture every time you use the mask.

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It feels like a real summer product – from the stunning sea-blue colour, through to the fresh marine scent – it’s a treat to use. I tend to use the mask as an overnight treatment – I don’t really have time to mask in the mornings, although it would be perfect before a special occasion – I’ve been loving the results. Skin feels silky soft after cleansing, and the results can last for a good few days!

L’Occitane’s Aqua Reotier Mineral Moisture Mask is priced at £ and is available here

Fenty Beauty launches at Boots*

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When it comes to brands which champion accessibility, Fenty has to be number one. When they launched back in 2017, the brand made having 40 shades of foundation feel like an obvious choice, and the impact they’ve had on the beauty industry is noticeable. It’s not ok to have a shade range of  five to 12 shades, instead no matter how deep or light your skin tone, chances are you have a better foundation match now than you did then.

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In the eighteen months since, Fenty have expanded their line, and products from highlighters to bronzers have all been designed to work with a variety of skin tones.

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The spirit of inclusivity, Fenty Beauty is now available at Boots. Apparently you’re never more than a 10 minute drive from a Boots store (mind blown) so even if your local store doesn’t have a full blown Fenty counter, you’ll be able to pick up your Fenty picks online and collect them for free. Not to mention, you’ll now be able to clock up Advantage card points when you purchase, meaning that if you save enough, you could even treat yourself to a Fenty treat … for free!

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On Friday morning, I headed through to the Glasgow Fort store to see the new counter in action, and I have to say, I was seriously impressed! Not only is it absolutely filled with the whole Fenty range, but it’s gorgeous too! Positioned right at the front of the store, you’ll not miss it, and you can try out the whole range of foundations, concealers and bronzers to find out which shades are the right ones for you!

The full summer lineup is also available, including this stunning colour-saturated Vivid Liquid Eyeliner Trios. Priced at £27 each and available here, the trios are a super fun way to inject a bit of colour into your summer looks!

I also fell in love with the Fenty Beaty Body Lava – available in three shades, Rihanna’s regularly documented waring the stuff, and it’s like an Instagram filter for your skin. Seriously glam and glossy, this isn’t for popping out for a coffee, but for when you’re after some full on glitz. Priced at £46 each and available here, these would be glorious on summer tanned skin in the evening!

The Pro Kiss’r range marks Fenty’s first foray into skincare and comprises of a Lip-Loving Scrub Stick (£15 available here) and a Luscious Lip Balm (£15 available here). Like all of the brand’s products, they’re 100% cruelty free, and they’ll have your lips ready for hippie in no time at all!

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Huge thanks to Fenty Beauty for having me on Friday, and stay tuned for some new Fenty reviews coming! You can shop the whole range at Boots here.

Glossier Bubblewrap

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So apparently one of Glossier’s most requested releases has been an eye cream, and honestly, it’s not a surprise. After all, their motto is ‘skin first’ and there’s nothing cute about puffy or crepe-y eyes, so when they released Bubblewrap a couple of weeks back, I had hit order within 24 hours.

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Honestly, the release was well-timed for me. I’ve been looking for an eye cream which feels nourishing without being heavy, moisturising without pilling on the skin, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by Glossier’s offering.

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Coming packaged in a chic white metal tube, the cream comes with a pump, and has been designed to be used around the eyes and lips. The tube was perhaps a little smaller than I was expecting, but it’s not tiny. I’ve been using it mostly in the evenings around my eyes, although it smoothes on well enough to use under makeup, and it leaves skin feeling silky soft. The formula is chock-full of good for skin ingredients including hyaluronic acid, squalane, avocado oil and an antioxidant-rich blueberry extract. It has a lovely, light texture which works well with my rose quartz facial roller, and it’s wonderfully soothing to apply after staring at my laptop screen all day!

More good news? It’s super affordable too! Bubblewrap is priced at £23 and is available here.

Go Visit: Pat McGrath Labs Mothership lands at Selfridges

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If you have even a fleeting interest in beauty, chances are Pat McGrath’s makeup line will be high on your Wishlist. I’ve been dying to try out the products since the iconic Face Kits launched back in 2015, but considering there hasn’t been a UK way to try before you buy, I’ve been hesitant to purchase, just in case I’ve picked the wrong shades.

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So, when I was down in London last month, I made my pilgrimage to Selfridges, where the Pat McGrath Mothership has landed. The installation will be in place until June, and even if you’re not a makeup junkie, it’s worth a visit. From the space-age window displays to the golden installation, it’s truly a sight to behold!

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The Mothership contains everything from makeup to lifestyle bits as well as some seriously luxurious fashion picks. When I popped in their were Tom Ford shoes for sale alongside specially commissioned chocolate coins, and you can even enjoy beauty treatments like manicures and makeovers.

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Obviously, I was there for the makeup. After playing around with some bits and pieces, I couldn’t resist picking up a selection of products – the Eyedols shadow in Celestial (£23 available here) which I reviewed here, as well as the Lust Lip Glass in Future Femme (£25 here) and Love Potion (£25 here). The whole experience was so fun – from getting to play with the makeup (I’m still dreaming about the Mothership Palettes and Skin Fetish highlighters) to experiencing the whole display – it’s a real must visit!

Gorgias London Transformational Facial Oil*

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When it comes to summer skincare, I like to keep things as simple as possible. If I’m abroad, I’ll add in a gentle sunscreen which will prevent burning, but won’t react with my skin, and if I’m just at home, I’m all about keeping hydration levels as high as possible. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been using the Gorgias London Transformation Oil each evening, and I’ve been absolutely loving the results.

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Part of Gorgias London’s The O Range, it’s one of five oils on offer, and has been designed to provide the skin with complete nutrition and hydration without being overpowering. The formula is a mix of grape seed, amaranth and avocado oils, which work together to provide serious amounts of hydration, whilst combatting outbreaks and wrinkles. It’s also surprisingly lightweight, so it doesn’t feel greasy or heavy – perfect for the warmer weather!

I’ve been loving applying a few drops each evening, pressed into clean skin and followed with a little rose quartz rolling – it’s super refreshing and combats any dryness or puffiness I might be suffering from.

Gorgias London’s Transformation Facial Oil is priced at £44.95 and is available here

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