It’s time for another weekly wish list! The urge to break my spending ban is getting ridiculous and now it’s more of a matter of deciding what to spend it on, do I go clothes? Do I go makeup? Or something different entirely? Well whatever I end up choosing I will have lots of options!
For another year running I’m not going to escape to somewhere hot and exotic as no holidays are booked. I really wanted a holiday this year, but I wanted to go self-employed more, and sadly the two can’t happen at the same time (yet!). However, today I’m chatting all about what I would bring on my hypothetical holiday as I have a few recommendations and keep thinking “damn if only I had a holiday booked”, to lots of products. It’s all about a light, hydrated base, all very low maintenance with some pops of colour!
The Daniel Sandler Watercolour blushers are one of those cult products in the beauty world. You wouldn’t necessarily know them if you’re just your average makeup wearer, but if you’re really into beauty it would be hard for them to not come under your radar. I actually tried one of them years ago in the shade Cherub, and I was really disappointed. After years of coveting it, I just couldn’t get it to work for me so I dismissed them as not worth the hype. However, I was offered the chance to try one of the new shades in the range Rose Glow, and given that my blush taste has changed a lot in the last few years I decided to give things another go.
I feel like everyone has that one nail polish brand they completely love and dream of having the entire stand of. Whilst I love other brands too, Essie will always be the one for me. Everything from the beautiful white tops, the variety of shades, the formulation and the wide brushes – I just love it all. I used to buy a lot of nail varnish, it was my thing, and over the years I collected quite a few Essie shades. Today I thought I share with you my collection. Swatching, photographing and writing up this post has made me want to go on a serious Essie haul as all of mine are so old now, so don’t be surprised if you spot more new shades coming here soon, I blame you!
Summer makeup can mean a lot of things, the bright corals, the sunkissed bronzer and for me a soft, pink look. I love pink makeup, I just find rosy toned blushers, light shimmery eyes and pink lip products suit me the best, and recently it has become my go to everyday look. I’ve been going for a lighter base than I normally reach for, which is allowing my sun induced nose freckles to pop through so my skin actually looks like skin. On this look specifically I went with winged liner, which is something I don’t do all too often. My eyes are very round and deep set meaning I have to kind of go over the outer crease with liner which always seems like far too much effort. But I really must brave it more often as when I do manage to go over the crease successfully it looks good! Anyway, a simple gloss on the lips and I’m good to go for my summer’s day.
I am back for another weekly wish list. I feel like my spending ban is literally eating my alive, I haven’t been able to buy anything for myself for a few months now and I’m struggling. There are always so many products and things I’m lusting after and for now they’re just going to have to go on this wish list and maybe in a month or two I can treat myself. As before there’s a real mix of homeware, clothes and makeup, none of which are essentials but all of which are major wants!
A year ago I wasn’t that into skincare, I kind of had a half-hearted routine but buying new skincare products always felt like a chore rather than enjoyment like makeup did. This has all changed and I think it was when I went to an Antipodes event. I was introduced to loads of people who were really passionate about nourishing your skin and putting goodness into your skin, rather than some nasties that my old products used. Having a natural skincare regime has become so important to me and I’ve noticed huge changes in my skin. I have a few brands who I’m really loyal to but love discovering new ones. So when the independent brand Amelia Moss got in touch about their 100% pure oils I knew I had to give them a go.
Earlier on this month I announced my advertiser for August, Mimi Flys, who also happens to be my very first advertiser on The Makeup Directory. I didn’t want just anyone taking the spot of gold advertiser, I wanted someone who’s blog I really enjoyed and one my readers would really enjoy. Mimi Flys really ticks those boxes. Mimi is a flight attendant who blogs about both her love of travelling and her passion for beauty, and to be frank her blog is just dreamy, I mean what a great life?! So I’ve been delving in deeper and finding out what gives her that extra edge as a blogger. I hope you enjoy this interview with Mimi and if you’re interested in advertising on here for September, head over to my advertising page for all the details.