Clarins is probably my favourite brand for seasonal collections, their autumn and spring ranges are always so on point and really make me feel ready for the season ahead. Last year I reviewed their Autumn 2016 collection (which featured my favourite mascara of all time) and now I’m back with a look at this year’s offerings. Part of the reason I love Clarins’ seasonal releases is because they never just adhere to the trends, they’re not a trend-led brand like the Urban Decay’s and Benefit’s of the world, they do their own thing, and I always love that. This collection definitely reflects that! Let’s take a closer look.
One of my favourite things about any hobby or skill is watching myself get better, and that has definitely happened over the years with photography. My camera is basically now an extension of me with how well I know it as I’ve just become so much more comfortable with the ins and outs of the equipment itself. Now I’m by no means a photography expert, I know my camera well and I know how to take a decent photo but that’s as far as it goes, however, I do like to look back over the years to see how far I’ve come. Today I thought I’d share some photography mistakes I used to make and what I do differently now instead.
This post has been sponsored by iHerb, however, the opinions are all of my own.
Over here in the UK, Neutrogena is a popular skincare brand – I’m pretty sure we’ve all tried something from them, pink grapefruit face wash anyone? But their makeup is much more of an enigma and hard to come by. Well, recently I teamed up with iHerb, who ship to the UK, to try out some of their makeup and let you know the ‘must-haves’ from the range. The whole iHerb process was really easy (and cheap) so I’ll talk about that in a bit, but for now, let’s talk makeup.
Fairly recently, in my mission to show you my entire makeup collection, I delved into my blush drawer to show you the peachy pink shades. Today I’m back and this time I’m chatting more neutral blushers. I used to be a huge fan of the bright blush, the brighter the better. I was so just drawn to those bright reds, bright pinks and bright purples, which you’ll see when I show you that part of my collection. Nowadays, I have much more of an appreciation for nude blushes which maybe aren’t quite so in your face but gently warm up and even contour my complexion. I can see this collection growing more over the years as I now reach for these all the time.
When I ordered my last Colourpop Haul it took me bloody ages to decide what to actually put in my basket, I’m sure there were hundreds of iterations by the end. I couldn’t decide whether to buy “Colourpop cult classics” or just see what took my fancy, in the end, I decided to do a bit of both. Saddle Up was one of my risks. A bright orange lip gloss is not typically what I’d pick up, but the one-line description mentioned how it’s a sheer shade, which I knew I’d love. Due to the lack of photos of the shade, I really didn’t know what I was letting myself in for, so as soon as I got it I knew it had to be a product I’d review, so hopefully, future Colourpop shoppers could get the full idea before they bought.