Friday 8 February 2019

New Beauty Additions

I didn't get around to doing a 'what I got for Christmas' type of post so you could say this one has been a long time coming considering we're in February now (oopsie!). But that just means that I have had plenty of time between now and December to really get to know these lovely products, and give you a thorough rundown on them.


Nobody likes a thick, gloopy lip gloss. In fact, just thinking about it is making my hair stick to my lips (yuck am I right?). One of the main reasons why I like Nude By Nature's Lip Glosses is their weightless and non-sticky formula. The wonderful natural ingredients of Shea Butter, Vitamin E and our Aussie native Kakadu Plum work to moisturise the lips, so you're still getting the benefits of a good nourishing lip balm but in gloss form. 'Coral Blush' is the shade I cannot seem to put down because it's one of those flattering colours that looks great with ANY makeup look (or no makeup at all). It also contains teeny weeny flecks of glitter that gives you the appearance of a fuller pout and I need all the help I can get in that department! 


Yes, this was limited edition during the holiday season and I do apologize, but with packaging THAT pretty I just had to feature it. Inside this gorgeous little compact is a cushion matte blush in 'Pink Me Up', a shimmery bronze eyeshadow in 'Anticipation' and a soft pink in 'Woo Is Me' which makes for a great inner corner highlight. The overall quality and level of pigmentation is fairly decent for a palette that I wanted solely for the packaging, so I definitely found a winner. These rose gold tones are super flattering and easy to wear no matter the occasion. Great for travelling and using on-the-go when you want to achieve a natural or sultry makeup look.


I feel like I have a good fragrance collection on rotation depending on the season, but it occurred to me that I don't have one for Summer and body sprays don't really count (do people still use them?). I was searching for a perfume that was inexpensive without smelling too generic and artificially fruity/floral, so I picked this one out after reading very positive reviews and I have no regrets. The top notes are pear and yuzu with the middle notes being peach blossom and jasmine tea which makes it such a delicate, elegant and light fragrance that isn't too in-your-face for the summertime. 


Cream formula blushes are one of my absolute favourite products to incorporate in my everyday makeup routine because they give you such a natural finish to the cheeks. This particular blush transforms from cream to powder upon application, blends in seamlessly and feels incredibly light and smooth - not thick and sticky. It looks beautiful over a fresh, glowy base and your cheeks will be left with a healthy flush.


I love the way the micro shimmery particles in this eye cream instantly brightens up my under eyes (it reminds me of Origin's GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream that I also adore). Since I'm not a fan of extremely rich eye creams, I find this one to be perfect for me as it has a super light gel consistency that absorbs nicely into the skin without leaving any residue behind. It has a sort of tightening effect once applied and not at all in a negative way - it just smooths over your fine lines and rehydrates your under eyes are for a more youthful appearance. I like to store mine in the refrigerator because I love the cooling effect it gives, especially when you've just woken up and it does a fabulous job at de-puffing. After using it consistently morning and night, I can definitely see a slight improvement over the course of a couple of months so I highly recommend checking it out!


What new beauty bits have you recently added to your collection?

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