Blur Creams are the newest craze in the glorious world of beauty. Designed to help blur away fine lines, wrinkles, and pores they provide skin with a smoother and more even appearance. Flawless makeup begins with a great base, and a blur cream is an easy way to reduce pores and correct any imperfections on the skin. A brand new product on the block is the L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique Blur Cream. The Nude Magique range is already extremely popular in New Zealand, with their Eau De Teint foundation and the BB and CC Creams, and now this product range is set to become even stronger with the addition of a Blur Cream.
I love the packaging of the Nude Magique range, it’s quite simple yet the purple colours used makes it easy to find against my other makeup. The Blur Cream comes in a 25ml tube, with a small tipped end which makes dispensing the product simple and also ensures that you don’t end up wasting any product.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know how much I absolutely love using natural products – especially when it comes to skincare! I love my makeup, and I admit that I probably use a little more than is deemed good for my skin, so it’s really important to me that the skincare products I am using are natural and will thoroughly remove all of my makeup, as well as cleansing and refreshing my skin! I was so excited to try out this Living Nature skincare set. It’s the “Skin Essentials to Vitalise Normal Skin” set, and as you guessed it, it’s designed to work best on normal skin. For the purposes of this review, I have been trialling these products over the past three weeks. I’ve used all three full sized products both morning and night, and they have been the only products I have been using on a daily basis.
For July’s Q&A I spoke to the gorgeous Kershia from fashion and beauty blog Catwalk Cult. Kershia’s blog is full of awesome beauty tips, product reviews, and the latest fashion trends… with a few lifestyle and foodie posts thrown in. Make sure you take a look at her blog as it is such a great read!
♥ What inspired you to start blogging?
It was THE perfect hobby to combine my love of creativity specifically with DIY lifestyle stuff, my obsession with beauty and fashion & of course writing. It is just a great way to really share your experiences, provide useful information and enjoy yourself whilst doing something productive.
♥ What are your three favourite beauty brands?
My top three favourite beauty brands at the moment is Art Deco, Urban Decay and Too Faced.
Hand creams are something that I have been using a lot of at the moment, as the winter weather really takes its toll on my hands. I work in an office where the heaters are on all day and the dry air really dries out my skin. If I don’t use a hand cream, my hands end up getting red, dry and cracked (which is just nasty!), so it’s a product that I keep with me at all times. I’m really loving the Herbalist Hand and Nail Treatment from Linden Leaves at the moment as it is just so hydrating and it smells amazing!
I really like the Linden Leaves packaging as it is so simple yet elegant. The Herbalist Hand Cream comes in a 30ml white tube with black writing. The tube is lovely and compact which makes it a great sized hand cream for keeping in your bag or for when you are travelling.
Hi lovelies! Sorry it’s been a bit quiet on the blog lately, I’ve had so much on over the last few weeks and haven’t had much time to sort out new posts. But I’m back now and I’ve got some exciting posts and tutorials planned for you all!
Today I’m reviewing a product from a new Kiwi company. I love New Zealand brands, and it’s always exciting when I stumble across a new one! This product is the Makeup Sealant by the brand Catherine H. While this is the only product available in the Catherine H line currently, Catherine is hoping to expand the range in future.
The sealant spray is a finishing spray designed to set your makeup, and increase its longevity. It’s made with no nasty parabens that are often found in other similar products, and of course the brand is cruelty free. I think the packaging of the makeup sealant is really cute, and I like the embossed pattern on the side of the box. The bottle is quite pretty, and I really like the silver and black. The spray on the bottle is also fairly decent, meaning that you get an even spray of the product – which is extremely important when it comes to a makeup setting spray!
While I’m not a massive fan of BB Creams, I was really excited to try this one from Garnier as I have heard really good things about it. Garnier claims that this BB Cream will even out skin tone, reduce blemishes, and hydrate your skin all while leaving you with a gorgeous glow. It’s described as the ‘ultimate daily all-in-one solution for instantly flawless, healthy glowing skin” – and this sounded like a product I needed in my life!
I like the packaging that Garnier have come up with; the tube is a beige colour with silver writing, and it looks pretty sitting in the bathroom. It has a sturdy flip top lid which closes well, so you don’t need to fret about it leaking all though your bag. The tube comes in box which tells you a little more about the product and what it claims to do. Continue reading
Ever since I saw the press release for the MAC Alluring Aquatic collection, I knew I needed to have this lipstick in my life. It was actually the only one in the collection that really stood out to me, as it’s nothing like what I already own and I really love a good nude lippy. I was absolutely gutted when it sold out so quickly on the American MAC website – apparently everyone else wanted it too! I then managed to completely miss the NZ release for this collection, so I basically resided to the fact that it wasn’t meant to be. It wasn’t until I was at the MAC counter at Arthur Barnett’s a few weeks after the collection launched, that I noticed that they still had it! You can imagine how utterly over the moon I was!