Peeling, Toning and Preening

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So I bought two skincare products that one, I needed and the other I was really curious about and they are the Botanics All Bright TonerΒ from Boots and B. Revealed Glycolic Peel from Superdrug as well as a cheeky treat, the Eyebrow Stylist by Sleek cos why the hell not. I’ve been using the skincare products for a good three weeks now so Imma give you my review on them.

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My Nudes

Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick Brun Boheme

If you came here expecting naked photos of me than you’re going to be sorely disappointed (maybe), and if you came here expecting nude lipstick welllll you may be a lil let down but hear me out! I was having my usual gander at the aisles in Boots when I came across this little ditty, I was on the hunt for a nudey-beigey colour but I’ve never had much luck with the formula or colour match previously until I found this.

It’s a lot browner in real life (it’s so hard to capture it on camera!) and I would describe the colour of the bullet as a mixture of brown and dusty pink. It’s not a colour I’ve chosen before, I bought it on a whim and luckily I absolutely love it! It’s not your typical ‘nude nude’ but it’s a — do I dare say it? ‘my lips but better’ kinda shade (cringe).

The formula is so soft on your lips, it just glides on and for someone who suffers from chronic dry lip this is perf. It has a satiny/creamy finish and for what I consider a ‘light’ colour it really has some staying power! Even when the buttery sheen is worn off there still some of the original colour left on your lips which I like. It was still on after I had eaten! So that’s a sign of a good lipstick right there.

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Beauty Goals for 2015

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I’ve seen a couple of bloggers post their beauty related resolutions so I thought I’d share mine too. It’d be interesting to refer back to this post this time next year to see if I’ve stuck to any of these. Maybe a leopards spots can change, while we’re all hazy on new years motivation with the fire in our bellies at full blast to prove ourselves and others wrong.

The wind outside is most definitely angry and unrelenting jeez.

Anyway so here are my goals and aims for this year and beyond,

— To not purchase new products that aren’t finished or close to even running out – except lipsticks and eyeshadows because they’re probably gonna outlive me, let’s be real. I think I’ve only ever used up one lipstick in my entire life. It was a YSL one, fyi. I think this one is gonna be a toughy but I’m hoping this will build my willpower, curb my impulse buying and force myself to get creative with what I have already.

— I’m going to save up my Boots points and then treat myself to something nice at the end of the year. It’s something I’ve seen other people do and I thought I’m gonna give it a try and see what the balance will total up to, instead of using it as back up credit for a ‘free’ lunch though it has come in handy plenty a times whilst I was at uni.

— I say this one to myself all the time, especially when it gets really bad but I should seriously stop picking my spots, I have a medium skin tone and whenever I pick a spot this horrid brown scar develops and it stays put indefinitely. I have no idea why but lately my skin has been flaring up like crazy and most of my right cheek and chin has been taken over and now my forehead seems to be getting in on the action too, not a good look. Resisting popping a spot, especially when it’s just ripe is self control I just don’t have (yet.) GIVE ME STRENGTH BEAUTY GODS.

— Moisturise more than just my face, suddenly as I’ve gotten older slathering lotion on my whole body has become an absolute chore and one I use to be able to do without fail after a wash. I’ve gotten so lazy with this, that when my skin starts to get rough I just whip out the body scrub and be done with that business. It’s a great toofer (2 for 1), clean and soft, baby. But in all seriousness I need to use my moisturisers and keep that bod smoother than sandpaper for more than a day.

I would love to hear what your beauty ambishes are for this year so if you have written a post please link it in the comments!

P.s Is any one else really excited for the final season of Parks and Rec?! I CANNOT CONTAIN MYSELF. I’M SCREAMING.

Natural Collection Lip Pencils

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So I wanted to bring your attention to Natural Collection from Boots, I’m sure that many of you have come across it when you were a teenager taking your first voyage into the land of make up but since then have moved onto the more familiar aisles of Rimmel, Revlon, L’oreal, etc etc. I know they get a bad rep for being cheap and lacking in quality (especially on their packaging) but these lip pencils are actually pretty good.

They apply easily as long as you condition your lips well beforehand and they stay put for a decent amount of time too. They’re all matte finishes and so they can be drying but if your lips are in tip top shape then the pencils shouldn’t drag!

I originally bought them to layer underneath my lipstick but I’ve grown to like wearing them on their own, especially the ‘Ruby Rose’ and ‘Espresso’ shades! I currently own 4 out of the 6 available and I really want to get my hands on the shade ‘cinnamon’ as I have an inkling it may be close to Kylie Jenner’s trademark lip colour. Yes I’m still obsessed with her lips. Don’t hate.

They’re Β£1.99 each from Boots.

If they’re are any Natural Collection products that you think are great let me know as I love a good budget beauty product!