So I decided to start a new series here on my blog called Loving Lately. In this category I will be posting my current favourites on a regular basis. Products mentioned will include make up products, fashion items, hair care favourites and more. Stay tuned. ❤
Real Techniques “Expert Face Brush”
I already bought this brush about half a year ago but kind of forgot about it. Recently I re-discovered it in my make up brush collection, and have been using it ever since. The Real Techniques expert face brush is a very fluffy and soft foundation brush which promises high definition results. Even though the brush is ought to be used for liquid and cream foundations, I am currently using it with a mousse foundation which works perfectly as well. I really like the way the expert face brush feels on my skin, which is an absolute must for any foundation brush I try. Another thing I love about it is, that with the expert face brush a litle bit of foundation goes a long way because it blends out the product so beautifully.
L’Oreal Heat Protect Spray
I’ve been looking for a good heat protectant for ages now and just couldn’t be satisfied with any of the ones I tried. They either left me with a big mess of dry hair or disappointed me in a million other ways. Luckily I got my hands on the L’Oreal Heat Protect Spray (the one with the straight formula) because i’ve been loving it. It leaves my hair so, so, so soft and shiny which really gives me the feeling that the spray really does protect my hair from all the heat I use on it. Also, as opposed to a lot of other heat protect sprays, the L’Oreal one has a very convenient spray nozzle. I know that sounds like a weird thing to wish for in a spray bottle but i just can’t stand the usual kind of nozzles that come with other sprays. I like the ones with the grip because they make the application ten times easier.
Catrice Liquid Liner
As a cat eye addict, it’s only natural for me to be on a constant hunt for the perfect liner. Anyone like me who wears winged eyeliner on (almost) a daily basis, know what a struggle it is to have like 2 seconds in the morning to perfect the wing. Since I first started to use eyeliner i’ve gone trough a ton of different brands, brush types, formulas and so on. Some of them I liked, some of them I hated but until now there was only one that I loved and that is the Catrice Liquid Liner in “Dating Joe Black”. The liner has a ultra thin felt tip which not only makes it very easy to line the upper lashes, it also makes it foolproof to perfect the cat eye. Also, it dries to a matte finish which makes it very classy, chic and appropriate for the daytime. I am really happy with this liquid liner and I am pretty sure it will stay in my make up collection for a very long time.
I know the hype for coconut oil has been going around for a while now and I fell for it a long time ago, so I figured I had to include it in my current faves. I literally use coconut oil for everything. I use it on my hair, my nails, my teeth, my skin, just the whole body. And as all the ways I use it would make this post like ten pages long, I decided to dedicate a whole blog post to coconut oil, which will be coming soon.
Gogo Philip & Walt Disney Mickey Mouse Necklace
Ever since I found the brand Gogo Philip on Asos I’ve been ordering their jewelry. The just make the cutest stuff and they are really affordable. I just recently got this cute Mickey Mouse Necklace by them and have been loving it because it’s so dainty and cute. I just wanted to include this necklace in this post because I just found out it’s on sale on Asos.
Essence Longlasting Lipsticks
What can I say. I’ve never been so amazed by a drugstore lipstick, like I’ve been by the Essence longlasting lipsticks. It’s just everything I love about them. The colour payoff is honestly amazing and the formula is so creamy and hydrating to the lips that they almost feel like chapsticks. Also I really like the wide colour range, which is not that typical for a drugstore brand. Speaking of drugstore, I can’t get over the fact that these lipsticks are drugstore products because they are just too perfect.
The ones I’m currently loving are: Barely There and Natural Beauty (which both are gorgeous dark nude shades), Colour Crush and Cotton Candy (which are really bright pink tones) and Love Me (which I’ve been loving for everyday use)
Essence XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss Mirror Shine Effect
Shortly after I fell in love with the Essence longlasting lipsticks, I also discovered my love for the matching lipglosses in the mirror shine formula. The Essence longlasting lipglosses with mirror shine effect are very creamy, the pigmentation is really good and the applicator also is really convenient to use. Besides that I also really love the smell and the taste of these lipglosses because it’s kind of vanilla-ish, which is a smell and taste I really love.
The colours I tried and love so far are: baby doll’s favourite (a coral/peach shade which I like to mix with the Essence longlasting lipstick in “Love Me”), verry berry ( a gorgeous light pink shade for everyday use) and i love pink (which is a bright true pink colour)
Dr. Hauschka Mascara
I usually only buy drugstore mascaras, but when I recently stepped into the organic grocery store, they had a little cosmetics counter there where I found the Dr. Hauschka mascara, which kind of stood out to me, which is why I bought it. As Dr. Hauschka is an all organic brand, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed by the formula but still was afraid is I was going to be satisified with the result of the mascara. Now that I’ve been using the mascara for about 3 weeks I’ve got to say I really like it. The smell is amazing, the formula doesn’t make my eyes burn and my lashes look amazing. What I’ve been loving the most about the Dr. Hauschka mascara is, how it makes my lashes so incredibly soft. That’s really something I love but have not found in a lot of products yet.
KIKO Precision Eyebrow Pencil
I’m one of those persons which is never satisfied with how their brow looks. That’s why I’m constantly trying ot new bow products. I’ve been through powders, pencils, gels and pomades. A lot of things didn’t work for me but when I discovered the KIKO precision eyebrow pencil I instantly fell in love. It’s a very slim pencil (slimmer than usual brow pencils) which makes it easy to pencil in the brows while getting a natural looking result. Also it’s not very creamy, which is perfect for an eyebrw pencil. In my opinion, creamy brow pencils just give off to much colour, leaving you with a thick brown line above your eye. The Kiko pencil however, just gives off the perfect amount of product.
In case you’re wondering how you’re going to sharpen this pencil because of it’s unusual size: it comes with an own sharpener which is sticking in the top of the packing.
Sleek Makeup Contour Kit
Theres no thing I love as much as contouring. That’s a step in my make up routine I almost never skip because I just feel like it’s necessary. That’s why I’m constantly looking for new products to try out to perfect my contour and highlight. I’ve been using the Sleek Contour Kit in the shade light for quite a while now and I’m super pleased with it. The contour shade might be a bit too dark for my very fair skin (since I stopped fake tanning) but with proper blending it works very good and gives a very nice contour line. The highlight shade is just amazing. It’s perfect. All the highlighters I tried so far were either too shimmery (in terms of having too many sparkles) or didn’t pay off enough colour. The highlight shade in the Sleek contour kit looks very nice on the skin, leaving you with a beautiful natural glow.