Discovering a new makeup love is always a good feeling, but discovering that it pairs up perfectly with something you already own is even better. It was quite a long time ago now that I spoke about my favourite beauty pairings and since then I have found so many more amazing duos that I wanted to share. Whilst experimenting with makeup is always fun, sometimes it’s good to go for products which are reliable. These are all pairings that I reach for regularly as I just know that it’ll all turn out well – there is no risk attached. So let’s get on with those duos!
I feel like this year I’ve had a skincare epiphany. I’ve written a lot of skincare articles for varying companies and had to research into ingredients that I’d never even heard of. Because of this, my approach to skincare has completely changed. I used to be a right sucker for marketing claims and didn’t really understand what ~my skin~ needed and wanted, I just bought things that I thought sounded good. Nowadays, I wouldn’t dare buy a skincare product without looking at the ingredients list, and thanks to my writing I now recognise most of the chemical names. So I thought I’d share my knowledge and dip my toes into deciphering skincare ingredients. Now beware, this is going to be a long one so either settle down with a cuppa or save it for later reference. I really, really hope you find it useful!
I did a poll on Twitter the other day, checking that people weren’t bored of these types of posts aka monthly favourites, what’s in my makeup bag and much to my relief it was an overwhelming thumbs up to still enjoying them. I am considering sprucing things up next month though but I’ll report back once I’ve actually come up with some ideas as to how! For now, you get my standard old makeup bag for May. There are some new things in here, both from blogger mail and my own shopping, and a few things I’ve rediscovered from shopping my stash.
When you work from home it can be tempting to go the whole week without even touching makeup, and throughout February and March, this was definitely me. And I know it sounds silly but that makes me so much less productive. I find that putting on makeup is almost as refreshing as having a shower in the morning, and if I have a no makeup day I end up locking myself away, whereas if I put my face on I’ll say yes to a lot more things. So this month I made a conscious effort to at least put something on my face daily, and yano what, I’ve really stuck to it! Picking my favourites was easy for April as there’s so many products that I’ve just kept coming back to!
This post has been sponsored by Clive Christian Perfumes.
My beauty wishlist is neverending, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who is in that predicament. I feel like when I have a beauty splurge, like for example my birthday, I really get things out of my system, but a month later and I’m already starting to pay attention to that wish list again. Another splurge is definitely around the corner, so I thought I’d let you know what I’m after. Things are a bit more lenient this time, there’s a few “categories” I want and a few brands I want to try, as opposed to just specific products. Do let me know your recommendations and thoughts as always!