Incase you’re wondering why these products aren’t in my January Favourites video, it was the day after I filmed that video that I went to my PO Box and discovered these amazing things that I really wanted to tell you guys about! Although, I guess they’re not really “January Favourites” as I didn’t use and love them throughout January (aside from the Burberry BB Cream and Penguin Chick Nail Polish), I discovered them right at the end of the month and it was more of a love at first sight affair.
Olivia Von Halle sleep mask – I was immediately drawn to the gorgeous silky texture and fun print of this sleep mask and then when I saw what brand it was I was so excited. I bought a special pair of Olivia Von Halle pyjamas to take with me to Babington House to wear the night before Jim and I got married (I had this vision of waking up on my own on our wedding day feeling chic and totally zen in beautiful, silk pyjamas), so this sleep mask makes me happy and reminiscent of that time. I slept with it on last night and it’s very comfortable and I think it’ll come in handy in the summer months when the light wakes me up too early!
YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint – I’ve actually used this foundation in the past and loved it, so when I saw a bottle in my PO Box in my colour I took it home and I’ve enjoyed wearing it mixed with my Burberry BB Cream the last few days (I mix everything with my Burberry BB Cream). It has a light to medium coverage and a lovely glow.
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick in Between the Sheets – This is just such a pretty nude pink and I love the way Charlotte’s lipsticks feel on my lips. They are long lasting without being drying and the colour goes on in a really nice, smooth way – if that makes sense!
Burberry BB Cream – Now this product was in my January Favourites video and I had to include it in this blog post too as I can’t get enough of the stuff at the moment! Definitely one of the pricier BB Creams on the market, but by far one of the best. It doesn’t make you look shiny or greasy, it makes your skin glow and look beautifully healthy. I like to wear it alone when I’m going for a casual look or mixed with my foundation for a more polished look. It also has SPF 20, which is great.
Rosie For Autograph Eyeshadow Quad in I Feel Like A Million Dollars – I adore the way Rosie wears her makeup and I know she is like me with my makeup brand in that she is highly involved in every process, therefore I knew the makeup would be good quality and reflect the kind of look she wears herself. I think this palette is so gorgeous for an everyday eye makeup, the shadows have good colour pay-off and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley look?!
YSL Black Opium Fragrance – This certainly isn’t a scent I would usually go for as it’s quite sweet and I tend to go for much fresher scents like Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche. Although, having said that, I do love my Diptique Eau Duelle and that smells like white chocolate! I spritzed this new YSL fragrance as I was looking through all the new product releases and then forgot all about it until I was at lunch later in the day and couldn’t stop smelling my wrists – it’s very sweet, but warm and spicy at the same time and I think that’s why I love it. I rushed back to the office after lunch and added the fragrance to my “taking home” box.
Tanya Burr Cosmetics Nail Polish in Penguin Chick – I’ve actually given my nails a little break and had absolutely no polish on them at all the last week, but going cold turkey has got me thinking about what I want to paint them with next and I have set my heart on Penguin Chick. It’s a sophisticated, stylish and understated shade that goes with any outfit. I will always love this polish due to it’s name – I named it Penguin Chick as I think the greyish colour is like the colour of a baby penguin, so cute.
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette – I was truly excited when I saw this blush palette! I’ve been stuck in a rut with blush lately, so I can’t wait to use all these new colours. I think Easy and Hush are my faves, but what I love about a blush palette is you can mix and match and blend colours together.
Zoella Beauty Makeup Bag – I’m so proud of my friend Zoe, she always has the coolest ideas and I love her new makeup bag. The giant, mint green polka dots are so fun and I don’t know if you can tell in my photo above, but the eye on the left winks as you tilt the bag up and down! I think I’ll use this makeup bag inside my handbag for my on-the-go beauty essentials.
So guys, those are my very selective picks of the new beauty releases I found in my PO Box. People often ask what I do with all the products that get sent to my PO Box as I can’t possibly use them all, so I just thought I’d let you guys know. I go through everything and pick out things I instantly fall in love with or am interested to try. I set aside a bag of things that I know my mum, sister or friends would love. The rest of it gets shared around the girls in the office and then whatever is left I donate to the women’s charity Give and Makeup.