Stop Skincare Stop & Wow! Instant Skin Perfector*

Stop Skincare Instant Skin PerfectorWhen I met with Dr. Mckeown at Harvey Nichols a few weeks ago, the product I was probably most excited about trying with the Stop Skincare Stop & Wow! Instant Skin Perfector. It’s the first product that Dr. Mckeown developed, and when I quizzed him about the true, must have products from his line, this was the first one he picked up.

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Packaged in a super slick tupe (I just love the flash of neon!) the Instant Skin Perfector is basically the primer that your dreams are made of! Described as a real-life ‘airbrush,’ it couldn’t be easier to include the Perfector in your existing skincare regime. I’ve been applying a little of the cream after my regular moisturiser, and I love how light it feels.

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Even though it completely disappears into the skin, the Perfector couldn’t really be more clever! Microspheres in the formula blur wrinkles and imperfections in the skin, whilst large pores are completely evened out. As well as all of these incredible properties, it also has light reflectors which give skin a super believable glow (without the dreaded disco ball face). As if all of this wasn’t enough, it even prolongs makeup for an extra few hours. In a word, the Skin Stop & Wow! is complete magic!

Stop Skincare Stop & Wow! Instant Skin Perfect is priced at £30.00 and is available here.

Clinique Pop Lacquer – Wink Pop

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Happy Friday everyone! I’m not sure about you, but I’ve had a super busy and quick week and I can’t quite believe we’re almost hitting the weekend. A product I’ve been really loving this whole week was something of an impulse purchase when I cut through Boots a few weeks ago – Clinique’s Pop Lacquer in Wink Pop.

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The Pop Lacquer is a new release from the brand, and it promises to be both a primer and a lip colour. Since I don’t tend to use a primer on my lips, the promise of long wearing lip colour was seriously tempting, and I just love the rosy pink shade of Wink Pop.

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Packaged in a dinky little tube, Wink Pop is a really beautiful, warm toned light pink which is just perfect if you’re looking for a low maintenance way to stay feeling polished. I absolutely love the large applicator that the Pop Lacquer comes with, it means application is so quick and tidy! I’ve been swiping a little of the formula on before leaving the house each morning, and it’s still there after an hour commute and trip to Starbies. I’ve not found it to last the full six hours promised by Clinique, but it certainly doesn’t just disappear like most glosses. Even when the gloss part of the Lacquer fades, lips are left beautifully stained and feeling hydrated.

Clinique Pop Lacquer is priced at £16.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US).

Urban Decay One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector*

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The whole ethos behind Urban Decay’s summer 2016 line is having perfect glowing, beachy skin, and all their products make getting it super easy! One of the stand outs from the line has to be the One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector.

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The One & Done is a real multi use gem, which lets you really customise your makeup look! If you’re having a good skin day, or fancy sporting a more natural, weekend, a pump of One & Done is all you need in exchange for your typical primer and foundation. The lightweight formula just melts into skin, leaving it looking perfected.

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Obviously One & Done is pretty light on coverage, so if you’re looking for something a little heavier, you can still enjoy the benefits by using it as something of a primer. The way to smoothes skin, leaving a subtle radiance is a beautiful base for any makeup look! It’s also available in six skin tones which means it should be super easy to find your perfect match!

John Lewis has One & Done on offer for £22.50 here (UK) and here (US)


Paul & Joe Moisturising Foundation Primer – 1*


When I say that I’ve been dying to try out the Paul & Joe beauty line for years, I’m not exaggerating in the slightest. I absolutely love the clothing line, and the beauty has always just looked so pretty and glamorous – it’s exactly what you want to use every morning! When the Moisturising Foundation Primer arrived, I got super excited – I’ve developed quite the thing for primers recently, so I knew I was going to love one which promised hydration and radiance!


Before I even get started on the primer, I have to address the packaging! Like all of Paul and Joe Beauty, some serious thought has been put into the looks! The bottle itself is glass,  decorated with embossed flowers, and has a pump dispenser. It looks like a dream, and it’s so pretty to leave out on my dressing table. Since it’s a pump, the formula stays hygienic, and it’s really easy to control how much you’re using.


I’ve been testing it out for a few days, and I have to say – it’s really impressed me. I only need a single pump of primer to cover my face and neck, and I love the lightweight formula. It disappears into my skin, and leaves a soft radiance which makes foundation look completely natural. It also regulates my skin, meaning I don’t feel dried out and parched by midday. Instead, my makeup stays in place without the need for touchups all day. There are three shades of the primer to choose from – all are pretty light, but give different amounts of lustre and brightness for skin. On days when I’m just running casual errands, I’ve just been smoothing a pump of the primer into moisturised skin instead of using a tinted moisturiser – it evens out skin and gives a healthy glow without looking or feeling heavy.

Paul and Joe Moisturising Foundation Primer is priced at £24.00 and is available here.

Glossybox UK November 2015*

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I’ve always been a big fan of the Glossybox – I mean, who wouldn’t love a beautifully packaged pink box of goodies arriving at the door every month? But, they have seriously stepped up their game in the past few months. Absolutely everything in this month’s box is a winner, and now that we’re heading straight into party season, I can see myself reaching for my new goodies incredibly regularly!

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The theme for this month’s box is Lipstick to Lashes (although unfortunately, I didn’t receive a lipstick) so I thought I would start with the lashes! They’re Eyelure Naturalites, a brand that I’ve never tried before, but I love how subtle the lashes look.

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I’m a big fan of lashes, so I can’t wait to give these a trial run! They come packaged with a little vial of adhesive, and they are a beautiful, glossy black, so these will be absolutely perfect for adding a subtle oomph to my lashes over the next few weeks.

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When I saw the tube of Emite Diamond Heart Primer, I got rather excited! I’ve been really trying to remember to use primer on a daily basis, so this new one came at the perfect time!

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The brand promises that it gives skin a beautiful healthy glow, and I don’t think you want anything else at this time of year. The formula is a soft peachy-pink colour, and it completely disappears into skin, leaving it feeling very soft and smooth. It’s a great base for layering even the lightest of formulas on top.

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As something of a neutral eyeshadow fiend, I was absolutely ecstatic to receive a full size palette from MUA. I’ve never tried anything from the brand before, so a palette packed full of 12 stunning browns was a great place to start.

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The palette feels well considered, and the shades range from buttery neutrals to charcoal black. The mix of satin and shimmer finishes is great, and the palette is a great one to slip into a makeup bag if you need to amp up your look during the day.

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I think the product I was most excited about was the Royal Apothic Cream Creme which I received in the scent Venetian Grove.

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As if the packaging wasn’t gorgeous enough, the scent is something special – a mix of Currant, Plum, Orange, and Clove which smells so clean and fresh, it’s an absolute joy to apply.

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The cream itself feels wonderfully rich, and since I’m so in love with the fragrance, I’ve been using it mainly as a hand cream so I can eek it out for as long as possible! Even though the cream is quite thick, it sinks easily into the skin, and leaves my hands feeling and smelling great!

This may be my favourite box yet!

Find out more about Glossybox here – link – with plans from £8.50 a month.

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