What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag? – Tenerife

As you may know, I recently got back from Tenerife and I thought it would be quite nice to share with you what was in my travel makeup bag. I really enjoy reading this type of post as I find them really helpful for discovering new products and for travelling too. I also enjoy writing them so I thought it would be worth doing. I thought it would be a good idea to go through each product, tell you about it, why it’s in there etc. just so you know whether you’ll like them or not. I also tried to take a small amount of products as I was taking hand luggage only. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this and let me know if you’ve tried any of these makeup products.

The Makeup Bag – I’m taking my Ted Baker Katient Small Bow Makeup Bag which fits everything minus the eyeshadow palette and the cream contour kit. It’s the pale pink one with the grey bow which is such good quality and definitely worth the price.

The Summer Bronzer – So, the first thing is the L’Oréal Glam Bronze Bronzing Powder in ‘Caribbean Sun.’ This is my favourite bronzer for bronzing the face and obviously on holiday I want to look as bronze as possible. It has a very, very slight shimmer to it which is lovely for Summer and it’s also the perfect shade for my skin.

The Stunning Highlighter – Next I have one of my all time favourite products, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in ‘Moonstone.’ You’ve probably heard everyone talking about these highlighters and it’s for a good reason (see my full review here). It is the most finely milled highlighter ever and this shade is perfect. It’s great for adding a natural glow to the skin which is what I want on holiday and in Summer.

The Waterproof Liquid Liner – I don’t wear liquid liner a lot but I need to take it in case I want to put some on. My favourites are from L’Oréal as they are easy to apply and don’t smudge or transfer and the one I’m taking is the L’Oréal Super Liner Black Lacquer Waterproof as it is waterproof perfect for humidity and hot weather.

The Lightweight Concealer – I love lightweight and natural concealers and my favourite is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in ‘Ivory.’ It gives a medium coverage and a radiant finish which I personally love and is great in warmer weather.

The Perfect Powder – As I have oily skin and the weather is hotter which will make it even more oily, powder is 100% necessary. My all time favourite is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in ‘Transparent’ which sets my makeup into place all day and it is just as great as any high end powder.

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The Best Brow Kit – The brow product which I use all the time and have done for a year is the L’Oréal Brow Artist Genius Kit in ‘Light/Medium’ which has a powder and a wax. I can do natural brows for when I have no other makeup on and I can do full brows for when I’m wearing a full face. I couldn’t go a day without this.

The Contour Shade – For contour I actually use the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. It is the perfect shade for my paler skin (however, I am excited for the lighter version in May!, it’s matte and it’s so natural… I just love it! (read my full review here) It has khaki undertones but it’s also great for bronzing up the face too.

The Smudge Proof Mascara – My favourite mascara ever is the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in ‘Black’. It is volumising, lengthening and even though it’s not waterproof it’s completely smudge proof. If you are looking for a waterproof mascara, the waterproof version of this is so waterproof you won’t be able to get it off.

The Matte Foundation – I’m currently trying out the Bourjois Air Mat Foundation in ‘Rose Ivory’ which I will do a full review on soon. It is a matte foundation and it keeps my oily skin shine free for a number of hours.  It’s important in hot weather for me to wear a matte foundation or it wouldn’t be on my face after half an hour.

The Perfect Palette – The Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette is my go to eyeshadow palette as it has some stunning pink shades, an array of brown shades, a matte white and also a black. The quality of these is very good, the packaging is very sturdy so it’s perfect for travelling and there is also a good mirror which is great.

The Matte Eye Primer – I think eyeshadow primer is such a necessary step as it keeps my eyeshadow on for so much longer without fading, smudging or creasing. My favourite is the Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion as it’s completely matte so works with ever look.

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The Contour Kit – I don’t often use my Sleek Cream Contour Kit in ‘Medium’ as it’s too dark for me usually and I find contouring with powder easier. However I thought it would be perfect now as it has darker shades and I’m going to be fake tanning, I can use it to darken my foundation and it also has a large mirror which I’ll use for doing my makeup.

The Nude Lip – My current favourite nude lipstick is MAC Satin Lipstick in ‘Viva Glam II’ as it is a medium nude shade with a bit of pink in it. It has a satin finish so it’s comfortable on the lips yet it is very opaque and long lasting.

The Liquid Lipstick – I wanted to take a liquid lipstick and a true nude shade with no undertone so I’m taking my NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Abu Dhabi.’ It is a medium nude with no undertones and it is so comfortable on the lips you can barely feel it.

The Bright Lip – As I already had two nudes I thought I would take a bright lip as they look great with a tan. I decided on the Stila Color Balm Lipstick in ‘Avery’ as it’s a stunning coral pink shade and it has the nicest lip balm like formula yet is so opaque and long lasting.

The Versatile Lip Liner – As I’m taking three quite different lip options I wanted to take a lip liner that works well with all of them. I chose the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner as its a ‘your lips but better’ shade and it seems to work with anything.

Love Sarah x

Easter Sunday GRWM

As it’s Easter Sunday today I thought I’d do a get ready with me. I don’t celebrate Easter for religious reasons but my family come over and stuff. I just thought I’d just tell you what skincare I did prior to my makeup as I don’t think I’ve done that before, what I did with my hair and all about the makeup I wore as I really enjoy writing these kind of posts. Whether or not you’re celebrating Easter I hope you have an amazing day and I really hope you enjoy this.

The first thing I did was apply a facemask. I don’t do this all the time but today I just decided that I wanted to. I used the Anne Semonin Mineral Mask and I’ll do a post soon with my opinions on it. I then exfoliated my skin in preparation for makeup. The exfoliator I’m currently using is the St Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub which I’ve only just started using. I don’t have a full opinion on it yet but I’ll be sure to let you know when I do. I then moisturised my skin with some E45 Cream to rehydrated my skin and to create a good base for my makeup.

I couldn’t be bothered doing anything with my hair so I just straightened it with the ghd IV Styler. I would highly recommend these straighteners as they are such good quality and I’ve had them for about ten years.

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I’m actually trying out a new foundation at the moment. It’s the Bourjois Air Mat Foundation in ‘Rose Ivory’ which I’ll review as soon as I feel like I’ve used it enough to do so. I love the packaging of this foundation and it’s so travel friendly which is great. I then used the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in ‘Ivory’ which you all know I really like as it is lightweight and natural. I then primed my eyes using the Urban Decay Eden Eyeshadow Primer Potion which is amazing and it keeps my eyeshadow on all day with no creasing. I then set my under eyes, eyelids and the rest of my face with my favourite powder ever, the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in ‘Transparent.’ I then did my eyebrows with the L’Oréal Brow Artist Genius Kit in ‘Light/Medium’ which is the product I’ve been using and loving for around a year now. I defined my arches with the wax and filled them in with the powder.

I then contoured my cheekbones, jawline and nose with the Benefit Hoola Bronzer which is matte and is the perfect shade for me. They have an even lighter version coming out at the end of May which I’m really excited about. I also used this to bronze up my forehead. I then used my favourite highlighter which is the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in ‘Moonstone.’ It’s the most finely milled and beautiful highlighter and it’s the most gorgeous colour too. I just did a super simple eyeshadow look using my Stila In The Moment Eyeshadow Palette. I just used the shade ‘Wonder’ all over the eyelid and then put the shade ‘Instinct’ in the inner corner. I then used my favourite mascara ever which you’ve all heard me talk about a million times. It’s the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in ‘Black’ which is just so volumising and lifting.

Before putting my lipstick on I just put on some lip balm. The one I’m using at the moment is the Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut & Pear. I then used my favourite drugstore lip liner which is the MUA Lip Liner in ‘Caramel Nougat’ and I used the MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in ‘Crème Cup’ which is probably my favourite lipstick of all time.

Love Sarah x

What’s In My Travel Wash Bag?

As you’re reading this, I’m on holiday (I’ll share where I am in the next post when I’m home – just in case!) and this is the first of the five travel posts you’ll be seeing from me over the next few weeks. I thought for the first one I’d share with you what’s in my travel wash bag, probably something you don’t see too often. I just find this kind of thing really helpful for when I’m travelling to make sure I’m packing all of the right things and also just because I like to see what other people like to use and travel with. I’m not going to include every single thing in my wash bag because we all know I’ll be taking a toothbrush and I’m sure you don’t want to know what toothbrush I have! I really hope you enjoy this and let me know if you’re going anywhere soon.

  • La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Dry Touch SPF50+, £16.50 – It is extremely important to protect your skin from the sun and it’s also extremely important to have a different SPF particularly for your face. I actually did a post last Summer talking about the importance of sun protection. I am quite pale and burn quite easily so using a high SPF is very important for me.
  • Soltan Kids Hypoallergenic Suncare Lotion SPF50+, £9 – For the rest of my body I also got an SPF 50. I have a kids one just because it’s harder to find very high SPFs that aren’t for kids. It’s also hypoallergenic and very water resistant which is helpful.
  • Dove Derma Spa Summer Revived Fair to Medium Skin Body Lotion, £7.79 – I am definitely not going to get a tan as I’m using such high SPFs so I’m taking a gradual fake tan. I really like this tan a lot as it gives such a pretty, natural and sun kissed glow.
  • Mitchum Advanced Women Powder Fresh Deodorant, £2.99 – I needed to take a deodorant with me and this was just the first one I saw.
  • Chanel No5 Eau De Toilette Handbag Size, £75.50 – This is one of my favourite perfumes ever and it is a 20ml bottle in the handbag/travel friendly black plastic packaging.
  • Yes To Cucumbers 30 Soothing Hypoallergenic Facial Wipes, £3.99 – I needed to bring some face wipes with me and to me, a face wipe is a face wipe, they’re all the same. These were just the first ones I saw.
  • St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub, £4.19 – This is the face scrub I’ve brought with me. I’m currently just trying it out and I’m quite happy with it so far. It contains salicylic acid which I personally find really benefits my skin. I’ll give you my full opinions soon.
  • Foreo Luna Mini Skincare Device, £85 – This is the skincare device that I use. I love it and I could not last a day without it therefore it just had to come with me. It deeply cleanses my skin yet it’s so gentle.

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  • Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water Mini, £1.99 – This is my favourite micellar water and I always travel with the mini version. It just gets all of the makeup off of my face so quickly and it’s so travel friendly.
  • Aloe Pura Aloe Vera Gel, £5.99 – This is the product which has just totally changed my skin (see how in my review!) so I had to bring it on holiday with me. It is also supposed to be amazing for sunburn so if by chance I do get sunburnt, then this should help.
  • E45 Cream, £2.35 – This is what I use as my night time moisturiser so I obviously had to bring it with me.
  • Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut & Pear, £3.69 – Burt’s Bees do my favourite lip balms ever. This is the one that I’m currently using and I always need to have a lip balm with me.
  • Piz Buin in Sun Lipstick SPF30, £5 – I also need a lip balm for wearing during the day with an SPF in it and this was the highest one I could find. A lot of SPF lip balms feel horrible on the lips but this is really nice.
  • L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Air Shampoo, £2.89 – This is one of my favourite shampoos and it makes sense to share a shampoo with my Mum and we both really like this one.
  • L’Oréal Elvive Fibrology Air Conditioner, £2.89 – Again, this is a really nice conditioner which I really like. As the word ‘air’ would suggest, it’s really lightweight which is great.
  • Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream, £5.99 – My nails are awful at the minute to the point where I can’t even paint them so I’m using this to try and help them as it has all natural ingredients.

Love Sarah x

Beauty Roundup of the Month #12

I’m back with yet another beauty roundup of the month. I actually don’t have a whole lot to share this month so I wasn’t sure whether to do one or not but in the end I thought I may as well do one and hopefully you all enjoy what I have to share anyway. Next months one should be a lot more exciting as I’m currently on holiday and I probably bought a lot in duty free and will probably buy more on the way back. Be sure to let me know what you’ve been loving thought March and as I said, I hope you enjoy this despite it’s length!

I’ve been really liking liquid eyeliner which is quite unusual for me. Even more unusual, winged liner. I have quite a steady hand and have always been quite good at eyeliner so it hasn’t been that which has stopped me from doing it before, it’s the fact that I thought I looked quite weird with it on. But recently I decided that I actually really like it. The liquid eyeliner I’ve been using is the L’Oréal Super Liner Black Lacquer Waterproof which is so easy to use and does not smudge or transfer – it most definitely is waterproof! Although it’s not too difficult to get off, it breaks down quite well.

I recently switched up how I apply my foundation. I’ve started applying it with my Real Techniques Multi Task Brush. I just use it to buff my foundation into my skin which I find gives a really nice even light/medium and natural coverage. Even though it just gives quite a light and natural coverage, it makes my foundation look really flawless and streak free. If you’re looking for a new foundation brush, give this a go.

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And lastly I just want to talk about one of my eyeshadows from my favorite eyeshadow palette, the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette. I’ve been using the shade ‘Limit’ in my crease which looks really nice alone or as a transition shade. I think I’m going to invest in a new eyeshadow palette very soon as I feel like I’ve spoken about this one way too much. I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing me talk about it, I know I’m sick of talking about it! There are a few which I’m contemplating getting:
Tarte Tartelette In Bloom Palette
Too Faced White Chocolate Chip Palette
Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics Palette
The Balm Meet Matte Trimony Palette
Stila Matte ‘n Metal Palette
If you’ve tried any of these, please let me know what you think of them or if you have any other recommendations please let me know.

Love Sarah x

My Everyday Makeup – April 2017

I’m going to be sharing with you what my everyday makeup routine is and what products I’m loving at the moment. I did my last everyday makeup routine back in December so I thought it would be about time that I did another. I really enjoy writing this type of posts and you seem to enjoy them but let me know if you do so I know if I should do another one in the future. Anyway, I really hope you enjoy this and let me know what you’re current favorite makeup products are.

The first thing I do is apply my foundation. I use the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in ‘Light Porcelain’ which you have all heard me talk about a million times before. It gives a natural radiant finish while offering a light/medium buildable coverage. To buff this into my skin I’ve been using the Real Techniques Multi Task Brush which I find distributes the product evenly giving the most natural coverage which is what I want for day to day wear. The concealer I use is the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in ‘Ivory’ which I don’t feel like anyone really talks about anymore, but it’s a great concealer for under the eyes as it is really lightweight and overs a light/medium coverage. Next I prime my eyes using the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in ‘Eden’ which I think is a really important step as it ensures that your eyeshadow will last all day without creasing or smudging. I set my eyelids and under eye area using the lighter powder from the Seventeen Define & Conquer Contour Kit in ‘Medium.’ Then I set the rest of my face using my favorite powder ever, Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in ‘Peach Glow.’ It is only £4 and it works so well. I apply this using my Real Techniques Powder Brush.

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Next I fill in my eyebrows using the L’Oréal Brow Artist Genius Kit in ‘Light/Medium.’ I love the brow products from L’Oréal as they are cool toned and ashy. If you want to see my full opinions on this product, check out my review. I use the wax to define and shape my brows before filling them in with the powder. I then use my Benefit Hoola Bronzer to contour and bronze my face. If you want to know more information about this product, check out my review. It’s the perfect shade for both bronzing and contouring as it’s not too cool and ashy but it’s not to warm and red either. I use the Real Techniques Sculpting Brush to contour my jawline, cheekbones and nose. I then use the Real Techniques Multi Task Brush to bronze my forehead and neck. Then for one of my favorite parts of my makeup routine, I use the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in ‘Moonstone’ to highlight my face. I apply it to the tops of my cheekbones, the tip of my nose, my cupids bow, on my brow bone and in my inner corners. It is the most beautiful colour and it’s so finely milled – deffinetly worth the money! If you want to know more about it, check out my review.

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My eyeshadow is slightly different everyday but I thought I’d share with you two of my current favorite looks. So, look number one. I blend some of my Benefit Hoola Bronzer which is my contour/bronzer shade into the crease. I then take my Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette and put the shade ‘Trick’ all over the eyelid. For the second look, I take the same palette and put the shade ‘Limit’ in the crease as a transition shade and then also blend the shade ‘Nooner’ into the crease too to deepen it a bit. I also take the same shade under my eye. I add a little bit of the shade ‘Dust’ on the eye to add some shimmer. I use my all time favorite mascara, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara in ‘Black.’ To see my thoughts on this and why I love it so much, check out my review.

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I use a different lip product almost every single day depending on what look I’m going for and what eyeshadow I’ve used etc. so I’m just going to share my two current favorites. But before I do, I want to mention that the lip liner I always use is the Model Co Illusion Lip Liner. It’s the perfect shade for any nude/pale pink lipstick. I’ve rekindled my love for my first ever MAC lipstick. It is the MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in ‘Crème Cup.’ It is a pale blue toned pink which for me, is really easy to wear and is the perfect spring colour – it goes perfectly with the second eyeshadow look I mentioned. To see my full opinions check out my MAC lipstick collection where I talk about this. The second lipstick I’ve been loving is my most recently purchased MAC lipstick which is the MAC Satin Lipstick in ‘Viva Glam II.’ It’s a gorgeous nude colour which isn’t too brown and isn’t too pink – it’s just perfect. This lipstick isn’t included in my MAC lipstick collection as I wrote it before I got this lipstick. I’ll do another one soon but I’ll definitely be buying a few more tomorrow in duty free. I also sometimes add some lipgloss over my lipsticks and if I do it’s the NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Fortune Cookie.’ These lip glosses are so affordable but have an amazing non-sticky formula.

Love Sarah x

5 Under £10 #2

About a month ago now I did a blog post called 5 Under £10. When I was writing it I came up with ten different products that I wanted to mention but thought that would be a bit too much to include in one post so I thought I’d split it up into two parts. You can go and check out the first part and you can also check out my post 5 Under £5 if you want. I thought these posts would be quite useful to some people who are on a budget or just want to find some good quality drugstore products. If you have any you want to let me know about, make sure you do! I hope you enjoy this/find it helpful in some way!

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer, £5.49 – This concealer was hyped over quite a lot back in 2013 or 2014 (I can’t remember exactly) and when I first got this I did not get the hype whatsoever. I continued to use it and grew to love it however everyone that had previously hyped over it seemed to stop using it and I haven’t heard anyone talk about this in the longest time but I can honestly say, it’s my favorite concealer. It has a very lightweight consistency which I really like especially for under my eyes and around my nose so it doesn’t go cakey or crease at all. It has a medium coverage and a natural finish which is perfect for me as I don’t have awful under eye circles and just use it around my nose and in between my brows for a little bit of extra coverage. I don’t use it to cover blemishes as I find it isn’t enough so if you need a concealer for blemishes, maybe don’t use this and if you have awful dark circles I wouldn’t recommend. I believe this has 4 shades (correct me if I’m wrong!) which is shocking – the lightest shade (‘Ivory’) for me only just works, I’d much prefer it too be lighter. I’d highly recommend this if you want a medium coverage concealer with a light consistency.

L’Oréal Super Liner – Perfect Slim/Black Lacquer Waterproof, £6.99/£6.49 – This is kind of two in one but not really because I’m recommending the Super Liner range from L’Oréal as a whole but these are just my two of my favorites. Anyway, a lot of my favorite YouTubers used and still use these eyeliners from L’Oréal and so obviously I had to try them out for myself. First I tried Perfect Slim which is in a pen form and has a slim nib which makes it so easy to liquid eyeliner – it was my first liquid eyeliner and it’s what I used to learn how to do liquid liner so I’d highly recommend it as a first liquid liner or just to someone who isn’t the best at it. It stays on all day and it’s completely smudge proof which is so important. Then I tried Black Lacquer Waterproof which is in a traditional liquid eyeliner form and has a very similar thin nib to the other one. I personally find this just as easy, I don’t favour one over the other but if I had started out with this one I may not have been as good. It has such a black formula and it’s waterproof so it also stays all say without smudging. I love these and I’d highly recommend them.

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No7 BB Lips, £9 – I hated lip gloss until I found this. I have tried so many other drugstore glosses and so many high end glosses and none of them compare to this. I actually took this product from my Mum and I thought I’d give it a try and seriously, it’s the best thing ever. It is non-sticky which is great but it’s also so moisturising which makes it even more comfortable on the lips. It contains anti oxidants and SPF 15 to help prevent UV damage. They have 7 shades and my favorite shade is ‘Ballerina’ which is a gorgeous pale dusky nude/pink shade – the name describes it well. They have a good amount of pigment, not too much that it looks silly but just enough to give you a nice wash of colour to the lips. I also really like the packaging as it is in a squeezy tube meaning it’s a lot more hygienic and if you’re applying it over lipstick it won’t make a mess and get covered in your lip colour. If you need a new lip gloss or want to find the best lipgloss you’ll ever find, I would highly recommend that you give this a try.

L’Oréal Colour Riche Lipstick, £6.99 – I think it was Emily Canham who raved about these lipsticks and as she’s one of my favorite YouTubers and I know I can always trust her opinion, I thought I’d try them out for myself. They have a great colour range with every colour you’d ever need and so many ranges within it. My favorite shade is probably ‘Julliane’s Nude’ which I’d say is a medium pink with a little hint of nude. They have such a lovely creamy consistency which feel really moisturising on the lips and have a creamy finish – most comparable to a cremesheen finish in terms of MAC I think. They aren’t the most long lasting and they need reapplied half way throughout the day but I find that with most lipsticks anyway. The two different packaging types in this line are both gorgeous, the black is so sleek and classy as is the gold. I will always favour my MAC lipsticks but in terms of affordability these are my favorite and if I’m buying a drugstore lipstick, I’d get these. So if you’re on a budget or just want a good lipstick, I’d highly recommend these.

MUA Intense Colour Lip Liner, £1 – I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone talking about these before, I just bought them to see how good they would be for only a pound. The short way of putting it, as good as one that costs £16. They have quite a few different colours to chose from covering everything you’d ever need. My favorite shade is ‘Caramel Nougat’ which is a medium nude shade (think ‘Velvet Teddy’) that literally goes with every nude lipstick. They apply so well as they have a nice creamy formula but they’re still dry enough that they stay put throughout the whole day. I think the packaging is nice for the price and it’s easy to see the colour as the packaging is all that colour so it’s very convenient. Another reason that they’re so convenient is that on their lids, they have a pencil sharpener. I’m constantly losing my makeup pencil sharpeners so this is the best thing ever. If you need a lip liner I’d highly recommend these especially if you’re on a budget – you just can’t go wrong with these.

Love Sarah x

New Beauty Launches – February 2017

I thought I’d start sharing with you some of the new beauty launches as I’ve seen some things like this on YouTube and on other blogs but not that many. I probably won’t do it every month but if you all seem to like it then I might make it a monthly thing. So I really hope you all enjoy it and let me know what new beauty launch you’re most excited for.

Maybelline Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara, £7.99 – I have seen so many adverts on TV for this recently and it does look like a really good mascara. I love Maybelline mascaras so even though I’ve never tried this particular mascara, I can say that it’s most definitely worth trying. I know I’ll be picking it up when I’m finished the rest of my mascaras (from Maybelline by the way!). The reviews on the Boots website a mostly good and according to them the thin, plastic, curved wand helped them coat every lash and gets right to the bottom of the lashes. There were people who were unimpressed by it but with every product, there will be people who dislike it. I don’t like the packaging personally but I could see past that if it was a great product.

L’Oréal Pure Clay Foam Wash, £5.99 – When I saw these on the Boots website I was so excited – these look amazing! You’ve probably seen that quite a few months ago now the pure clay masks were released and these are in the same line. As with the masks, there are three different washes for three different skin types. The black one is a detox wash made with charcoal which cleanses, clarifies and detoxifies. The red one is a glow scrub made with red algae which cleanses, brightens and exfoliates. The green one is a purity wash made with eucalyptus which cleanses, purifies and mattifies. There are no reviews on these yet but they look amazing and as L’Oréal is a trusted brand, I’ll definitely be picking one of these up next time I’m in Boots.

Garnier Skin Active Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash, £3.99 – I first saw these a few weeks ago and as soon as I did I was so excited. I love the micellar water from Garnier, so although I’ve never tried these, I know I need to and I’ll definitely need to try these as soon as possible. It is supposed to remove your makeup but not leave your skin feeling tight and dry. The few reviews that this has are average, some saying the like it, others saying it’s good but not great. They have also released a version of this for combination and sensitive which I think will be more suited to me. It doesn’t have any reviews yet but I assume it’s much the same as the original version. I can’t wait to try this!

REN Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask, £28 – I love face masks but I’ve never loved a specific one, and I think if I try this I’d love it – it just sounds amazing. It sounds like it would be an amazing product for sensitive skin as it claims that it will calm, soothe and moisturise sensitive skin. I’ve never tried REN skincare products but they sound amazing and I’d love to try this. It has no reviews yet but I think it will be an amazing product that people will start talking about as REN is a reputable brand and the product itself sounds amazing.

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer, £23 – I never thought that Nars would come out with a concealer in this form to be honest as not many people use or talk about concealers like this in a pot. But by the sounds of this, it looks like an amazing concealer and when people start trying it, they’ll love it. It’s matte as the name would suggest and it has the highest coverage of any Nars concealer. The video I watched on the John Lewis website says it’s great for covering dark under eyes, blemishes, large pores, hyperpigmentation and redness. It comes in 16 shades which is less (correct me if I’m wrong!) shades than what other Nars concealers come in but it’s still a wide variety ranging from very fair to very dark. The packaging is really sleek too and I like the sound of this concealer a lot.

Urban Decay Urban Defence SPF 30 Complexion Primer, £23 – Urban Decay have released four new primers all of which look amazing. However, this particular one really caught my eye and I can’t explain how excited I am about it! It’s a sunscreen that is completely clear! Let me know if you share my excitement! It says that those with oily skin will be blown away and that it doesn’t feel like a mask – if that is the case, then I will be so impressed! As well as being a high SPF sunscreen, it also primes skin, apparently minimizing the appearance of pores. I just know I have to try this and I can’t wait to do so!

Love Sarah x