Thursday, 15 March 2018

Current Favourites

Not going to lie - I missed February's favourites. It's too early for March's so I'm calling this.. current favourites!

There are three items from Mac, and the reason for this is two of the items were in a recent Beauty Box I ordered from Mac, which was jam packed with all sorts of fab bits from all the different Estee Lauder brands. I didn't post about the box because as soon as I received it, it had sold out but if you see one again, it's such a good buy.
So from the house of Mac, my current favourites are:

Mac Falsh Lashes Extreme Black Mascara
This full size mascara came in the beauty box and what I really like about it is that it doesn't smudge off. I had been using a Laura Geller mini mascara on my bottom lashes because of the small brush but man alive did it smudge. And I only realised after I had got home from an important meeting, where I met several people and talked to at length, with my smudged under eyes! I also really like the brush of this Mac mascara, which helps to lengthen lashes.

Mac Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base
I actually bought the full size of this yellow based primer a few years ago and I really liked it but for some reason moved on to various other primers. And then I had my primer sabbatical, where I just didn't feel that applying that extra layer was adding any value. But I recently noticed that the pores and shine on my nose, chin and forehead were really showing up and through my foundation, so getting this mini in the beauty box was great timing. It gives a lovely bright, smooth base and I honestly feel my make up on top looks so much better. It doesn't stop my shine but it certainly reduces it and blurs my massive pores.

Mac Cream Colour Base in Hush
There are lots of things I will always recommend from Mac, items I will never ever be without and this cream highlighter is in my top two! (Number one will be in my upcoming Empties post).
If you want to add a subtle yet effective and beautiful highlight without looking like a beaming, shining lighthouse - this is it. The cream is so easy to apply, I use two fingers to pop on to the top of my cheeks and then just pat to blend in. I cannot recommend this enough. It is glorious.
Nude by Nature Natural Glow Loose Bronzer
I have featured this before, it came in my ASOS Beauty Advent calendar and I might have featured it in a recent favourites before. But it deserves another shout out. I almost can't wait to use this mini pot up so I can buy the full size. This is a foolproof bronzer which contours at the same time. The shade of the bronzer gives warmth but at the same time the deep shadow a true contour should give you. I love this.
Cadbury Mini Daim Eggs
I love this time of the year - easter eggs everywhere. Of course I love me a bag of Mini Eggs but these chocolate Daim eggs are beyond yummy, moreish, delicious. I've eaten three just typing this.
Victoria's Secret Pink Body Mist
I'm not overly in to perfume but it's nice to smell nice. This body mist may be aimed at the teens but I really like the fresh apple and lily scent which is light, clean and fresh. The plastic bottle is a great size to chuck in your bag as well.

M&S Relax Sleep Mist
This little bottle of lavendar, mint and sandalwood was in a Christmas gift set so I'm not sure if M&S do it normally. I started using this when I had the flu at Christmas to try and help me sleep. It did and so I've continued to spritz this on to my pillows just before bed every night. To be fair I've never struggled with sleep but this is such a nice and relaxing scent that freshens your bed linen, I'll definitely be getting another sleep mist when this runs out.

Tiger Balm
I've got a poorly left foot from the hiking training I've been doing (and probably the cheap boots I'm currently wearing!). I am addressing this but in the meantime the Mother ship (my Mum) forced me to take one of her pots of Tiger Balm to rub on to the top of my foot. I mocked her, I humoured her by taking it. But it really works. I suppose it's just like rubbing an ibuprofen gel on but I just like the retro thai labelling and it's helping my foot so much, so the Mother ship might just be right! 

The Greatest Showman
I went and saw this film on Mother's Day and I am well aware I am probably one of the last people to see it. Oh my god, this film, is the most amazing, heart fulfilling thing I have ever seen. Of course I've downloaded the soundtrack and I cannot wait for the film to come out on DVD. If you haven't seen it and you're feeling a bit meh about life - go and see this film!




  1. Love reading about your favourites as you go into good detail, I love Mac but have not tried this mascara,I will be adding it to my list to try. I look forward to your empties blog.��

    1. Thank you Pauline. Your feedback really means a lot.
      Julie xx


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