Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Summer Beauty Bits

Welcome back loves. It's been a busy month. I've been working a lot and buying even more so I have major hauls to share with you.. there may even be a YouTube video so watch this space...

First is my new Zoeva brush set dupe. I'm probably so late as these came out a while ago but I sold my old spectrum brushes (first review of the blog) and decided I wanted to up my game and these are truly amazing. They are sooooo soft and precise and apply makeup even better than my old ones. When I googled them I saw the original brushes on the Selfridges site for £65 and I was going to buy them until I saw a dupe version on ebay, that looked exactly the same. So I brought them- whilst having every intention of returning them them if they were crap and sticking with the real deal. But my gard. I was pleasently surprised which as inspired my "Fake it to you make it series" where I will be finding dupes of popular items and reviewing!

Next, Kiko products. For those who don't know I work at the flagship store and so whenever there is a new collection I'm all over it. The Neo Noir collection which launched last weekend has some of Kiko's most pigmented products yet in my opinion. I mean the swatches speak loud and clear for themselves.. That blue eyeshadow is insane against dark skin. I also picked up the 208 water eye-shadow the infamous two in one highlighter and eye-shadow. Does anyone even use it for eye-shadow anymore? 

And with matte liquid lipsticks dominating the cosmetics industry thanks to Kylie Jenner's lipkits; I decided to grab double touch lipstick that comes with a gloss to put on top- the last swatch of the picture. I actually like the matte red so much that once it dries I leave it alone. #IfItAintBroke

Last pit-stops where MAC and Lush cosmetics. I realised that after using my tea tree Body shop products, they were no longer enough for cleansing my face. In fact they were a bit too harsh; burning any spots on my face and leaving blemishes. So I picked up "Angles on Bare Skin", a natural face and body cleanser consisting of almonds and lavender. It smells really nice and leaves my face far from irritated and fresh. I definitely recommend. Lastly I grabbed a  handmade massage bar called "Shimmy Shimmy" swatches shown above and damn. Look at that glow!!!! I wanted something for my up coming get away with babes that would make my skin glisten in the sun and slay my holiday pictures and I couldn't be happier. Not only is it a moisturizer, it smells amazing and makes your girl glowww #BlackGirlMagic 

The last part of this blog isn't strictly beauty related but hey ho. I'm now a MKC (My Kinda Crown) hair representative and will be using their hair and wig services to bring to all my weave wearing hunnies. Use my discount code on there site here  for money off or Send your old bundles in for discounted wig services!

As for the giveaway the announcement will be made on my twitter at 9pm today! xo 

Get The Look 

Zoeva Brush set Dupe - Ebay here
Nail Polishes - Kiko Milano
Neo Noir Sparkling Trail eyeshadow - Kiko Milano 
Double touch lipstick - Kiko Milano
Chestnut Lipliner - MAC
Highlighter pen - Mac 
208 Water-shadow - Kiko Milano 

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