Thursday, October 6, 2016

Mascara cull - empties September 2016

I'm terrible at throwing products away but last month I took a look in one of my drawers and quickly saw I had a collection of mascaras that definitely needed throwing away.  There are seven here in total and I won't bore you with a review on each one, I'll keep it short and make a winners and losers list below.

Winners
Maybelline Full n Soft
Maxfactor Masterpiece Transform
Essence Get Big Lashes Waterproof

Losers
Crop Natural Volumising Mascara
Loreal False Lash Wings Waterproof
Maybelline Plumped Up Colossal Volum' Express
Loreal Volume Million Lashes So Couture

I'm pretty fussy with my mascaras as I'm prone to them smudging and I need some good volume on my already curly lashes.  Recently I found my holy grail mascara so I won't be repurchasing any of the mascaras here in this post.  You can read my full review here of my new favourite Poni Cosmetics Mascara.

Don't forget mascaras only have a life of three months once they're opened so keep an eye on your current stash and throw any old ones away.  It's the perfect excuse to try out a new one!

Kayte xx

Monday, October 3, 2016

Top five favourite beauty products for September 2016 including Zoeva En Taupe palette, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Morocanoil, Jojoba Oil and Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate

September seems to have gone by in a flash but it's starting to warm up now and Spring is well and truly here teasing us with some warm days and then turning it all around with a cold rainy day. 

Here's the Top Five Beauty Products I loved last month.

Estee Lauder Double Wear
In my search to find the perfect full coverage foundation I ended up picking up this foundation again.  It's been a couple of years since I used it and I'd put off buying it because I thought it wouldn't suit my skin now that it's more on the drier side.  As soon as I put it on I couldn't remember why I'd ever stopped using this.  Estee Lauder Double Wear is definitely my Holy Grail foundation, it gives flawless coverage, lasts all day and doesn't go cakey!!

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate
I'd seen heaps of great reviews for this moisturiser but had never got around to purchasing it until I placed an Adore Beauty order last month and added it to my cart on a whim.  It's a beautiful moisturiser that feels so lovely and hydrating.  I've been using it as a primer under the Estee Lauder Double Wear and it applies like a dream leaving a soft dewy finish.

Moroccan Oil
Another product I used to love and haven't repurchased for ages this trial size came as a bonus in my Adore Beauty order and I fell in love all over again.  I know it's the silicones that give my hair that soft silky feeling but I love it and it helps keep the frizz at bay - something I definitely need help with.

Zoeva En Taupe Eyeshadow Palette
A mix of shimmer and matte shades this is the ultimate soft nudes palette for cool toned peeps like me.

The Jojoba Company 100% Jojoba Oil
This is a beautifully hydrating oil that isn't quite as heavy as my normal Rosehip Oil.  It sits really well under both my day and night cream and doesn't interfere with my makeup at all during the day. 

Well that's another month done and dusted... only 2 more months till Summer, I can't wait!!

Kayte xx

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