Sunday, 19 August 2012

September Wishlist

I haven't indulged in any decent new beauty products in a while now and my make up/products shelf is starting to look like pretty slim pickings! I've had a browse on some other blogs and magazines and thought about what I personally need/want and I've come up with a mini wish list for September....

I've been reading about L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil in magazines like Grazia and Cosmopolitan this month and it sounds like a cheaper alternative to Keratese products. I suffer from split ends from time to time and often my hair gets 'dull' after frequent dying sessions! This oil spray boasts that it can add shine in seconds and can be used as a treatment or as a quick finish. At £9.99 a bottle it seems like this could potentially be a bargain when you put it next to the £30.00+ Keratese sprays.

I hate to say it but I am a virgin when it comes to using Clinique products. I have had friends and relatives rave about the quality and results that the skincare range gives and when I saw this under eye cream I thought that this was probably the best product to begin with as I suffer from dark circles in the mornings. It is a little more expensive in the price range at £28.00 so I will do some more research before committing to buy. I don't think I will be disappointed.

Moving on to the Studio Fix MAC foundation. Although this isn't a 'new' product I felt it needed to be mentioned as I have used MAC products in the past and so far I haven't found the perfect foundation. I wrote a post earlier in the year about the Studio Sculpt range and although this gave a full coverage I find that after a while my foundation appeared to look cakey and 'slapped on'. I have also used a compact foundation of MAC's before but this was the opposite and gave me hardly any coverage at all. I am hoping if I purchase the Studio Fix foundation this will be the perfect balance of coverage as it is a liquid and it wont feel too 'heavy'. If anybody has used different types of MAC foundation please do not hesitate to comment and let me know which you think is best!

Lastly is Daisy by Marc Jacobs. My Mum has this perfume and is probably wondering why the bottle goes down everyday when she only uses it for special occasions. This scent is gorgeous, girly, fun and summery and it isn't too overpowering. I haven't heard a single person say that they don't like this perfume so I definitely need to stop stealing Mums and get a bottle for myself!

I've also signed up to receive a Glossybox each month...for those who dont know what this is its a box of five new beauty treats that get sent to your doorstep every month. Prices start at £10 a month for a box which is a steal when you receive five high-branded miniature products to test and review. Watch this space for Glossybox posts!

1 comment:

  1. Loving the blog :-) Foundation-wise, if you're prepared to go to MAC prices, its worth looking into Laura Mercier. Honest to God, best foundation I've found. Pricey, but lasts an age. Best pressed powder I've found is Barbara Daly by... Tesco! Honest; it's amazing. Anyway, loving your work! x