Tuesday, 6 December 2016

WHAT'S NEW | In My Beauty Stash?

Hey Everyone! 

So over the last couple of months I've completely missed and somewhat forgotten to a do a favourites post, these are one of my absolute favourites to share with you guys - so i do feel a little dissapointed in myself. I've managed to collect quite a few products over the last few months, some good and some bad! So instead of a favourites i wanted to share what's new in my beauty stash!

L'Oreal True Match Foundation | £9.99
I'm really torn when it comes to this foundation. They stock 23 shades which range from warm to neutral to cool undertones, which means all the fair skinned ladies out there - there will be a shade that suits you! Firstly, i do really really love the way it applies and initially sits on the skin however, i do find after about hour 4 it starts to go patchy and real oily. I would say it's a light to medium coverage and is build-able. I do normally mix it with the L'Oreal infallible listed below as that has longer staying power than this, which dramatically improves the result. 

YSL Mon Paris  | £46.50 30ml
I normally wear YSL Black Opium, so was delighted when i won this bottle of YSL Mon Paris in a twitter competition. It has a the following notes, Top - Pear & Fruit, Heart - Datura & White flowers and base - Patchouli & White Musk. The perfect sweet / musky scent for winter! It's long wearing just like all other YSL perfumes and is really lovely to wear!

Morphe 12NB Pallete | £13.00 
Oh my god this palette though!! This has to be my most favourite palette ever, it's super versatile and includes 12 warm everyday shades. It's really blend able, there's no fall out and it's incredibly affordable. You can now buy this America brand from Beauty Bay, so need to for hefty postage charges! I find for really pale skin (like myself) it has some amazing transition crease colours, without making you look like you've been punched.

Organic & Botanic Night Moisturiser* | £67.00 50ml
I was excited to try this product when i received it from the lovely PR team at Organic & Botanic. This mandarin orange enhancing night moisturiser works to heal and nourish the skin whilst your sleeping. I do like the idea of this product, however i do not think it's worth the £67.00 price fee attached as i didn't notice that much of a difference to my skin - a good dupe for this is The Body Shop, drops of youth bouncy sleep mask for £24.00 i find this works better and actually leaves noticeable changes in the skin. I found the actual product sticky and heavy on my face and broke out shortly after. So sorry Organic & Botanic, it's a no from me!

L'Oreal Infalliable Foundation | £9.99
Another L'Oreal foundation, but this time one i have been really loving. This buildable product is a medium to full coverage which has fantastic staying power. It blends amazingly with a damp beauty blender and the colour shade is gorgeous! The only con is, keep you face super hydrated as it can cling to dry patches!

Gerard Cosmetics Hydramatte Liquid Lipstick - Serenity| | £11.50
Another purchase from Beauty Bay and a collaboration from Gerard cosmetics and one of my faves Manny MUA. This is a gorgeous warm pink with hints of brown liquid lipstick, this is a really comfortable and non drying matte lipstick and i have been loving wearing it. 

L'Oreal Pure Clay Detox & Glow Masks | £7.99 per mask
Two of the BEST face masks i have ever used. If you have combination skin like myself, these are the perfect masks to compliment your skin type. I like to pop the glow mask (which has small exfoliating beads within) on my cheeks and the detox mud mask on my nose, chin and forehead where i get most of my break - outs. I use this combination 2 - 3 times a week and find it really helps to deeply cleanse my face. After using my skin is so smooth and healthy looking! At £7.99 per mask these are an absolute bargain - the two pots above have lasted me ages! 

Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil*| £62.00 30ml
I got this in my goodie bag when i went to the Beauty Blogger Awards. Dermalogica is a brand i have used in the past, when i was at college doing Beauty. I really love their products and this is no exception, this oil can be mixed in your moisturiser or applied on it's own. I have to admit, i'm always a little hesitant to try an oil before foundation as i'm quite oily - so i pat this onto my face before i go to sleep and after i have cleansed and toned!

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer | £5.99
This concealer is a dupe for the Nars creamy concealer that i know a lot of bloggers swear by. I've been using the lightest shade and it does a fab job of brightening my under eyes. It's thick but not cakey, and it's really easy to blend! I do really love this, however nothing will replace my Collection lasting perfection concealer which will always be my number.1 bae! 

Becca Cosmetics Highlighter Opal*| £20.00 Glow On The Go Kit
My most favourite person Emma bought me the liquid and powder Opal highlighter from Becca Cosmetics when she went to Vegas over the summer. This is the most intense and beautiful pressed highlighter, the pigmentation is insane! I like to apply to the top of my cheekbones, tip of nose, cupids bow and brow bone. The glow makes me feel like a unicorn!

Aurelia Probiotic Moisturiser* | £52.00 60ml
Another moisturiser i was sent by the lovely folks at Aurelia as i wasn't able to attend a brunch event in London, so was able to get my hands on some sample sizes of their beautiful products. I LOVE this moisturiser, it's lighty whipped and leaves you feeling radiant, glowing whilst preventing skin ageing. It contains probiotics petide technologies which hydrate and sooth dull and dehydrated skin. This product is for all skin types and is Vegan friendly!

Geeeeeeeeeze, that was a long old list!

What's your favourite product? Let me know your thoughts!

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*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted / PR Sample. All opinions are 100% my own


  1. That morphe palette looks amazing, will defo have to try it out :)

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

    1. It is amazing, the quality is insane! Even if you don't think the above would suit they have so many different shades! Jess xo

  2. Haha I might have to give the YSL perfume a go since I'm wearing Black Opium as I type this! I love the L'Oréal masks, they are so affordable but also work well!
    Anjna Harish

    1. Oooooh, you should! Don't get me wrong YSL Black Opium is still my absolute go to! However, I 've nearly run out so loving the above too! Jess xo

  3. You got so many great new products! I loooove Becca opal! It's my favorite highlighter :) Those l'oreal masks sound great too!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

    1. Thanks gorge! I know, i feel very lucky! They are amazing, you should try them if you get a chance! Jess xo

  4. I find that the l'oreal true match foundation applies lovely to start off with but after a while I have the same issue and it really clings to dry patches on my face!

    Lucy | Forever September

    1. It's so annoying because it is a lovely formula to begin with! And really love the colour! Jess xo

  5. How gorgeous is that Morphe palette?! I might need to try the Maybelline concealer too, as the NARS one is a little pricey! x


    1. SO gorge isn't it! Oh, you should lovely it's a really lovely forumla! Jess xo

  6. So gorge isn't it - it is literally my most favourite and go to palette! I've been wearing it non stop since i've bought it! Jess xo

  7. Oh, I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has been having this problem! It's such a shame! Jess xo

  8. I know, feel so lucky with all the lovely bits i have gathered - you should try them they are my fave! Jess xo

  9. Yes girl you should! Still not AS good as Black Opium but it's up there! Jess xo


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