Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Beauty bits i've been loving lately

I used to be pretty good with monthly favourites, but in the last few months i found i would try to jot down a few favourites and would realise i hadn't really changed up what i was using. So i put "favourites culture" on hold, until some new products firmly made their way into my daily routine.

April 2017 favourites beauty bits i've been loving sunday riley UFO review no7 airbrush away finishing powder essie fiji kiko less is better collection eyeshadow stick

This Kiko eyeshadow stick from the less is better collection came into my life at the beginning of April and i've been using it ever since. I've actually been using this on the centre of my lid to provide a tacky base for shimmery shadows, and it's been working amazingly to keep shadows in place without creasing and making them appear more vibrant. I find having a tacky base for a shimmer to stick to means the shadow preforms so much better, sometimes even the most pigmented of shimmers fail to really stand out but applying this beforehand means they have much more of an effect.
This is the only eyeshadow stick i've found that doesn't pull on my eyelids too much either, it's a win win all round. 

April 2017 favourites beauty bits i've been loving sunday riley UFO review no7 airbrush away finishing powder essie fiji kiko less is better collection eyeshadow stick

I know i've done an entire review post on this Sunday Riley UFO oil but i just couldn't skip this when talking about my recent favourites. This has made my skincare routine something i look forward to even more, out of all the skincare products i've ever tried (and there's a lot) this has made the biggest noticeable difference to my skin. If you want to read my full review you can check it out here or if you're looking for an affordable facial oil, check out my Palmer's post here on an oil i've also really been loving this month.

April 2017 favourites beauty bits i've been loving sunday riley UFO review no7 airbrush away finishing powder essie fiji kiko less is better collection eyeshadow stick

This new No7 setting powder was given to me by my friend (perks of knowing a No7 consultant) also during April and i've been thoroughly putting it through it's paces - seriously i wore my makeup for over 15 hours one day.. I've been a loyal Rimmel stay matte user for as long as i can remember but i actually really like this No7 alternative, it's incredibly finely milled and definitely colourless with an almost white finish. If you're someone who bakes this would be a great baking powder, it sets really well but i can see it being easily wiped away when you apply it like you would if you were baking.
I can't quite describe it but i find it's easy to pick up too much and end up having to brush some off, because of it's almost white finish this can leave a pale cast in some places, but that isn't too much of an issue seen as it's such a great powder to bake with it brushes off perfectly. This could cause an issue if you are darker skinned so i'd recommend going into try it first, also i think it could cause flashback but the finish really makes up for it.

April 2017 favourites beauty bits i've been loving sunday riley UFO review no7 airbrush away finishing powder essie fiji kiko less is better collection eyeshadow stick

My last favourite is this Essie nail polish in the shade Fiji, what a classic. I actually remember when i first saw this, thinking "why the hell would anyone wear such a pale nail polish?" but now I'm obsessed. I like to change the colour i wear every time i re-paint my nails but I'm always tempted to take this off and just put it back on again because i love it so much. Pink has become a recent love of mine and this illustrates it perfectly .. i'm off to paint my nails ..

April 2017 favourites beauty bits i've been loving sunday riley UFO review no7 airbrush away finishing powder essie fiji kiko less is better collection eyeshadow stick

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What beauty bits have you been loving lately? - Maria x

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12 comments

  1. That Kiko eyeshadow stick sounds amazing and I've never really tried anything like that before! Might have to give it a go. X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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    1. It's so good, my eyeshadows have never been so vibrant, the shimmers really stand out now and they don't budge until i take them off! x

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  2. I'm dying to try the UFO oil!

    xo, Liz
    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. It's incredible i'd 100% recommend it! x

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  3. I love the sound of the Sunday Riley UFO oil, I'll have to check out your full review. The Kiko eyeshadow stick sounds like a great addition too, I have a couple from them that I used to love but I haven't used in a while.

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Definitely do, it's such an incredible product, the kiko sticks make an amazing base i notice such a difference when i use them! x

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  4. Essie Fiji is one of my favourite nail polishes ever!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. It's so nice isn't it! I've got it on right now, it's 100% my latest obsession! x

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  5. You just can't beat Essie polishes, they look so super cute too.

    Alice | alicemaysnell

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    1. Their lasting power is amazing, isn't it?! So many pretty shades too x

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  6. I keep wanting to try eyeshadow sticks - I'm really curious about them. I will be looking into the Kiko ones now! Going to be reading your oil reviews too.

    I really love that Essie shade! Not that I need more nail polishes... I'm definitely guilty of hoarding nail polish!

    Beccah xx
    thehonestolive.com

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    1. Yeah i never really saw the attraction until i read on the kiko one that it can be used as a long lasting base! Same, i actually had a big nail polish clear out the other day ! x

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