My Current Wish List

I recently discovered the very amazing Wantfeed (give me a cheeky follow, Abzfabz) which is basically Pinterest but for things that you’re lusting over. Scrolling through all the amazing products, and seeing that Christmas is just around the corner, I thought that I’d do a post all about what I’m eyeing up.

I’ve asked for the Charlotte Tilbury Dolce Vita Palette for Christmas and to be honest it’s all I’m thinking about. It’s the glitter in the bottom left that’s getting me excited. I’ve heard so many good things and I seriously can’t stop googling pictures and swatches, help me. Something a little more on the cheeper side is the Hollywood Eyeshadow Quad from Tanya Burr Cosmetics. I’m having a real eyeshadow moment. It just looks like a normal palette but the shade ‘alohomora’ got me sucked in. Plus I’ve not tried that much from the range and I feel like I need to branch out! I’m not overly enamoured with the Zoella Beauty range but I really want to try out the set of two lip balms. I’m in need of a lip balm so why not kill two birds with one stone! Back to Charlotte Tilbury and another thing I’ve asked Santa for the Matte Lipstick in Sexy Sienna It’s a gorgeous nude/pink/coral and when I had a cheeky swatch I fell in love! Come on Santa don’t let me down! One thing I’ve wanted for a very long time is a Kitchen Aid Mixer, the type that they used to use on Bake Off. That in pistachio green would be my absolute dream! I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with it but the fact that I could properly pretend to be Mary Berry would be amazing.

Battle of the bronzers

This post in the first in a series of ‘face fights’ where I delve into my makeup draw and see which product is best in each category. To start this off I’ve gone for the bronzer category (partly because battle of the bronzers sounds really cool). Up until recently I’ve only had one bronzer at a time, which was fine for me because I never really go over glowy. I’ve been using the Boujouis chocolate bronzer for just under two years and it’s been treating me well for that time, still going strong and I’ve not had to purchase a new one. It smells so good, not like chocolate but a really nice sweet smell and it not too orange or too muddy. The only problem I find with it is that it takes a lot of building up if you want to go for a darker contour kind of thing. A few weeks ago I took the plunge and bought the ever so popular Soap and Glory solar powder bronzer. This is incredible. It’s soft, not too orange or muddy and applies just the right amount of product. I like the fact that there are too different sides so if I’m not really feeling a full face I can just use the lighter side. I feel like the only problem with this is that I might need to repurchase a little more frequently than the chocolate bronzer as it uses more product. Although both products are great I think the winner of this fight is the solar powder bronzer for its versatility, and it has a mirror, bonus!

R-L: Boujouis, Soap and Glory (dark, light)