Friday, 27 September 2013

My Favourites: Urban Decay Primer Potion

It's time for another all time favourites post, yey!! Today it's a makeup post, and a product I use pretty much every single day - Urban Decay's Primer Potion in 'Sin'. I'm a firm believer that when it comes to eye products, with the exception of mascara, you can't beat Urban Decay for quality, pigmentation and longevity. And one of the products that ensures this longevity, and a crease free eyeshadow look all day is this primer. I used to buy this solely in the original colour free shade, which I love to, but when new colours were released I switched to sin as I love the finish on it's own and wear it as a shadow too. 
You need the tiniest tiniest amount of product to cover each eye and keep eyeshadow in place, so one of these tubes will probably last you around a year if you use it every day and for £15, that's really not bad. I've pictured the shimmering 'sin' shade here, but the original or 'Eden' shade are perfect for keeping concealer in place to hide those blemishes all day too!
To make this even more of a holy grail product, applying one of these primers before eyeshadows seems to make them even more pigmented, so even if you're not looking to extend the life of your eye makeup this is a winner for making your eyeshadow look impressively high-end. If I had one niggle, and it really is a niggle, is that (as you can see) the words on the packaging do rub off slightly, but really, is this a real problem? 

(Easily two eyes worth applied onto the hand...)

(...And then rubbed in)

As you can see 'Sin' is a nice pinky rose gold colour, but there's also the clear 'Original' on offer, a fleshy toned 'Eden' and golden shimmery 'Greed', so you can pick which suits you, but look out for free sample offers at your local counter as travel-size primer potions are always being given away with purchases. 

This is one of those products that while I'd love to try a different eye primer, I always end up coming back to Urban Decay and getting another one of these, and when I do pluck up the courage to try something new I'm always left dissapointed and going back to my old eye hero. If you was to try one new primer, eye product, or high end splurge this month, make it this, but I warn you, you'll be hooked!

As always I'd love to hear your comments and questions, I reply to them all!
Lot of love,

I am back!!!!

( Cocktails at the gorgeoussss Alchemist! Review coming soon maybe, how do you feel about some Uni/Leeds related lifestyle posts?)

Hello beauties, I can't believe it's been almost a week since I last blogged! The past week has been pretty tough for me. Firstly I have been majorly ill, not eating for four days and being sick an insane amount, not cool! Secondly, in the middle of this I moved back to uni in Leeds to start freshers with my new house girlies. And most importantly when we arrived we had no wifi, so I couldn't get anywhere to get my posts out to you guys which has killed me, I've been dying to all week! 
Anyway, the computer is fixed, the madness is dying down and I'm slowly feeling better so I'm pleased to say that gagaaboutbeauty is back! As I mentioned before I will no longer be able to do my daily posts now back studying but considering how much I have missed the bloggersphere this week I'll be trying to post as much as possible.

Also, did you see my guest post on missbudgetbeauty this week? I'm so proud of my little self for being feautured! You can check it out here...

Watch out for my first post later on, and ladies, it's lovely to see you again...

Saturday, 21 September 2013

#supergorgeoussept day 20: sparkle!

Ahhh how pretty is this picture! I love sparkle, so this wasn't the easiest day to pick a picture with the theme sparkle for my 30 day instagram challenge (check it out on here or instagram), but as I was busy packing I came across my beloved glitter eyeliners and little pots which I usually use over eye shadow. These make it out for christmas most years then dissapear for the rest of the year or until a suitable fancy dress occasion. But as the party season fast approaches ( kind of ) I thought why not discuss some of my favourites.
The glitter pots I have no idea where I got them, I think a few were presents and just others I have collected, but the pens I bought myself.

The Urban Decay Heavy Metal was actually a repurchases as I love it that much, it's a gorgeous bronze colour which makes it quite wearable but also its such high quality. No stickiness or blobbiness, it's a slightly thinner formula as you can see but this means it doesn't stick your eyelids together or form lines as it dries fast!

The other three came in a christmas set from 17 last year I think, so look out for them in Boots soon! There's a silver, gold, and my favourite turquoise. I must admit I dont get half as much wear out of these as I did as a seven year old whose makeup consisted of just glitters and wierd tinted lipsticks, but they're fab for glam nights out! The 17 offerings aren't as good quality as those from Urban Decay, but are still worthwhile and must cheaper! I find the 17 ones easier for building up coverage if you're going for full on glitter, and both are fab for a glittery liner!

Both appear in sets around Christmas time so I imagine they'll be popping up in stores in the next month. And if glitter isn't your thing, you can still enjoy todays picture. Ahhh glitter!

(L-R) Urban Decay in Baked, 17 Glitters, Silver, Turquoise, Gold.
Apologies for the out-of-focus picture but I was trying to capture the sparkliness!

Friday, 20 September 2013

#supergorgeoussept day 19: perfume!

Ahhh perfume! This one isn't actually my collection but my mums, although mine isn't small either. I never had a chance did I, beauty hoarding is clearly in my blood! 
The funny thing is, she won't even let me pinch just one spray! 

TGIF beauties! 

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Free Nails Inc Polished with Colgate Max White One!

I've been wanting to review these nail polishes since they were released as a free gift with Colgate Max White One but I couldn't get my hand on them for ages! Eventually I found both this week in a quieter Boots, there was stacks and stacks of them left, I had to stop myself and tell myself I only needed one of each! The toothpaste was only £3.99, so what a bargain (Nails Inc retail at £11 each for this size and formula bottle), and these are full size which is amazing for a free gift! Plus, these aren't those pesky free gift nail polishes where you just end up with shades that noone else wanted, they are exclusive shades and really nice too (the shimmery one will be perfect for Christmas). If I had one niggle, if would only be that they don't have funky names like the normal Nails Inc offerings, but that's just me being picky!

They have the regular Nail Inc formula which I like, very strongly pigmented so two coats is easily enough, although with the shimmery shade one would do too! I do have to say I find Nails Inc polishes quite chippy for a high-end brand, but not overly chippy, they just aren't massively long lasting. I change my nails all the time though, so for me it isn't a problem, although it does put me off paying full price! Saying this, at £3.99 each these are a much better quality than you would find for the same price on the highstreet so even if you don't need toothpaste (I didn't but I'm testing it) it's worth it!

I'll let the swatches do the talking from here on...

 (Apologies for the green in these photos, I'm waiting on new nail wheels from Hong Kong! The difference between the gloss and shimmer was really hard to capture on camera, but you can see that swatch on the right is slightly darker and more shiny, in real life it also has a very metallic finish)

(Left- Luminous Red Gloss, Right- Luminous Red Metallic)

If you're a polish fan hot-foot it to Boots right away or make an online order (they keep selling out but coming back in stock) to grab this great bargain! And more on whether the toothpaste really does give you white teeth in a week!)

Lots of love,

#supergorgeoussept day 18: inspired by a blogger...

Yesterday's theme was one I was really excited about. I thought and thought about all the different looks and products I have bought or chosen because of bloggers I've seen, and there was tonnes to choose from. But the biggest thing I've been inspired to do by not just one blogger but all of you lovelies out there was to start my own blog! After following and reading blogs all day every day for months over the summer and having more products that most small boots stores I plucked up the courage on Monday 19th August and started gagaaboutbeauty. It was scary at first, and I really wondered if anybody at all would want to read what I've written, but I found the blogging community so friendly and helpful (especially with all my techy problems).

It's been just over four weeks now and I have 59 blog followers, nearly 2000 views, and although this might sound like a tiny amount to a lot of people it means the world to me that even one person has took the time to read, and that people actually like to read what I write. I absolutely love recieving comments and tweets too, and love blog chats on twitter, they might be my favourite part about being a bblogger. 

I also wanted to take this opportunity to explain to anyone following or just reading that at the weekend I will be moving back to Leeds to start my second year of university, which will be amazing, but sadly means that as I no longer have four months to watch daytime tv I probably won't be blogging every day anymore, but I promise to post as much as I can (this will be easy as I no love it so much!), and I'll still keep up with twitter and comments just as before. Plus, moving into a house means I have lots of girlies to test things with too, bonus!

Finally I just want to say thankyou to all of you, for reading, following, commenting, chatting with me on twitter, and generally just showing your support. I have a long way to go but I'm looking forward to every second of it, and also, thankyou for writing such amazing blogs that I love to read so much I was inspired by you to start my own!

I hope you enjoy reading gagaaboutbeauty as much as I love writing it, and as always please let me know what you think by commenting, sending me a message or following if you fancy as I love hearing from you!
Lots of love,

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

The Starting Off Project Week 4: Bronzer

Hello beauties, can you believe it's been four weeks already?! This week we're chatting bronzer, something I love as I can't get enough of a healthy glow and nice fake tan. (not to say I haven't gone tangooed many, many times in the past). 
First things first, I thought we would address contouring, as it seems to be a big question amongst you all when it comes to bronzer- what is it? how do i do it? what do i use?

In a nutshell contouring is the art of changing your face shape (I love how Charlotte Tilbury calls it facial architecture) through creating shadow with bronzer. Mostly applied to cheeks, once you get to grips with it you can contour your nose and forehead too, but for now lets stick to the cheeks. You don't need any special products although there are some out there, mostly high-end, but a bronzer that isnt too orange and NOT shimmering will do. The easiest way to create the illusion of killer cheekbones is to suck them in and sweep a small, I repeat small, amount of product in the hollow, to look like a shadow. I realise without being shown how to contour this could be difficult to imagine, so I'd recommend checking out some contouring tutorials on youtube, there's loadsssss, and Lisa Eldridges are a particular favourite of mine (have a watch here). I might do a more specific contour post soon, let me know what you think!

On to products....

So obviously as well as contouring bronzer is used to well, bronze, and add a bit of life to the skin. Unlike my usual array of products I'm pretty loyal when it comes to bronzer and stick to my Benefit Hoola (not the cheapest, but last ages), but over the summer I've also loved this Bourjois Bronzing Primer underneath foundation to create an all over subtle glow. PS. this is amazing as a cream bronzer but not the easiest to use, so any beauty pro's out there, this is fab, and please show me how to do it properly!

( A little look inside, and boo I've hit pan!)

Surprise, surprise, I've picked Real Techniques brushes for this one. I'm so darn predictable.
Which brush you use really depends on what look your going for. If you want an all over generally browner face while dodging that dodgy foundation-darker-than-skin look the hugeeee Powder Brush is for you- simply dip in, tap of excess and sweep all over. For more specific bronzing of cheeks and forehead I choose the smaller Buffing Brush (such a multitasker) and for contouring, the good old Contouring Brush (I posted here about contour brushes too). You can find these online or in Boots and Superdrug, and theyr'e also dead cheap on Amazon.

(L-R, Powder Brush, Buffing Brush, Contour Brush).

And that's it for this week folks. Not as much to say as usual as I'm pretty straight forward to bronzer, and I really do recommend checking out videos as it's much better to see it applied. And also, a little word of colour, don't go for anything too shimmery or too orange. Do use bronzer if you have used fake tan, do go careful on the instant tan if it's raining, don't go for the darkest shade you can see, and do blend bronzer down your neck to avoid an orange head. And finally on the topic of all round bronzing - don't apply your St Tropez Instant Mousse and Bronzer if you've already had one too many gin-slings, or you will end up looking what is now know amongst my friends as 'Newcastle Orange'...

Lots of love beauties, 

#supergorgeoussept day 17 : favourite drugstore product

Favourite drugstore product. This was a really, really, really hard one. I can't put my hand on my heart and promise this is my drugstore favourite, because to be quite honest I could never choose one. But I did have a rummage in my daily makeup box and choose my favourite drugstore product of the minute from there. You've probably heard me mention this before as I absolutely love it! 

Designed to adapt to your skin tone, it actually does change and seem to melt into the skin, giving you that 'my skin is perfect without makeup' look we all desire! Obviously you have to still match your colour, don't pick up 'Golden' if you're a pale faced beauty! I went for 'Natural', which I'm guessing from the name and experience will suit most light-medium skin tones, and once applied it really does adapt! I find this particularly useful in these transitional months as my skin loses any scrap of tan or colour I managed to achieve over summer, and with a medium-builable coverage it's perfect as my skin likes to play up when the weather changes (seriously, chin, stop it with the spots already!). Plus it has less of a yellowy tone than most, meaning it will probably merge with your skin better in the colder months, while its peachiness counteracts any dullness you might experience.

I'd seriously reccomend you trying this out no matter what your skin type too, its a liquid with a sort of dry, mousse-y texture than kind of melts on the skin, leaving a matte finish, which personally I also look for as the sun goes in and I lust after a less glowy finish. I have combination skin, but with this I get an even and equal finish on both my dry cheeks and oily forehead. Could I rave about it any more? Yupp, because the price is fab at around £9.99 depending on where you pick it up, but always look out for offers (Boots have a buy one get one half price on at the minute).

You can probably tell I really like this, and this is why I've chosen it as ONE of my drugstore favourites. There will never be a day I pick one, but at least I tried, eh?

Lots of love,

#supergorgeoussept day 16 : nail art

I forgot to post it again! I seem to be making a habit of posting my instagram pics to the blog in the morning after, so I'm thinking of doing this from now on. I always meant to post then find something more interesting to blog about, do that, and forget about my poor picture waiting to be discussed!
This one's nail art, and again I won't say too much as this was created using nail decals I purchased from diy nails, a site I LOVE LOVE LOVE, but already did a post about which you can read here!

I used candy shades for this look too, a lavender purple, a mint green, a pastel-y coral and a pastel purple. The specific shades aren't too important as the nail art is the focus, plus you can create this look with colours you already have. 

Have a lovely day beauties, and see you at 6 o'clock for The Starting Off Project Week 4!...

Monday, 16 September 2013

Testing, testing.... #1 Phillip Kingsley Elasticiser

This is a product I've been waiting and waiting to tell you about for a while now, but as will be explained, this is a product that works over time and after one use I just didn't feel I had tested it enough to write a proper, fair review! I kept a sort of diary-type-thing when the first few times I used this, but rather than show you it all as that would be a big bore, I've sort of rounded it up here.
The Philip Kingsley Elastisicer is a hair treatment like no other I've heard of before in that it is applied before shampooing rather than after. The science behind this is that unruly dry and damaged hair breaks while shampooing, so to treat it before shampooing prevents this and lets the hair grow, become less damaged and look all round more healthy. You wet your hair, massage in the mask all over and keep it on for 20 minutes before washing hair as per normal. Here's my experience...

Putting it on:  I found I needed to use a lot more product than expected to get a thick coating which is a little disheartning considering the price, the texture is thicker than a conditioner or traditional hair mask but feels similar in that it doesn't lather. What surprised me was there was no real smell or texture on the hair other than a bit slippy, but if it works I can get past the fact I missed my usual fruity smelling hair products! I massaged it in well and left it for about half an hour (they say the longer the better).

Keeping it on: Pretty straight forward, no tingling or anything, just like a normal hair mask.

Rinsing off: There was no problem rinsing off, it felt just the same as a normal conditioner, although I felt before I shampooed there was a slight feeling of product, but this dissapeared once washed. Once I had finished washing and towel drying my hair felt really tangle free (which I'm guessing prevents further damage and breaking) but not really very soft as you usually feel with a hair mask. I'm starting to think this is more a proper scientific hair treatment rather than a luxury pamperous (pamperous?) treat.

Drying: I applied Argan Oil to the ends of my hair before drying as per usual, and while it felt quite normal my hair was slightly producty in the ends, something I don't usually experience, so maybe the moisturising effect of Elasticiser doesn't need to be coupled with any other products! I must say, once dried, my hair looked so so much thicker! I have really thick hair anyway so this wasn't essential for me, but I can imagine if you have fine or flat hair this could work wonders! In terms of the condition however, I didn't notice much difference.

Straightening: This is where I had a sligth problem. Heating the heat seemed to make it feel a bit sticky in the way that my hair stuck together slightly, although I must admit a quick brush through soon separated the strands again. Again I'm thinking this would work better with just a blow dry rather than straighteners which seemed to bring out the oils it had left on my hair.

Wear: My hair seems to go back curly a lot quicker when using this product than usual, which I think indicates healthier hair but isn't really what I want if I'm out for the day. One thing I have noticed is my ends look super healthy, so anyone struggling with split ends out there should give it a try!

(It does look pretty healthy and very very full! Thumbs up for volume!)

(My ends look really healthy to actually, which is a slight improvement after two weeks)

So that was my little hair diary. I've used this for about two weeks now, and it is recommended that you use for months to see a proper difference, so this could be the reason I haven't seen any remarkable results. This might seem like quite a negative review, but I honestly think that while this hasn't done much for me, I have thick and relatively healthy hair - those of you with fine or damaged hair could see a big difference, I did in thickness at least!

I got my Elasticiser as a free sample in this months In Style Magazine, which costs £3.90, and will probably last me another week or two if used twice a week as recommended. If you don't get your hands on a sample the smallest bottle will set you back £15 for 75ml which is quite pricey for a product that if you're like me won't make a lot of visible change (the free sample is 40ml). If it was cheaper I would be willing to give this a better go but for the little results I have seen so far this isn't something I would repurchase, sorry Philip! Saying that I would advise you to try it if you have damaged hair or fine hair if you can find a sample on the shelves (I've seen lots still hanging around). Plus if you do like it, there's a 20% off voucher inside if you want to repurchase.

I wanted to love this product, I really did, and some of you I imagine will (there's got to be a reason its a cult product for so many), but I just couldn't! I was impressed with is body building skills though, I might save this for nights out if I'm planning a super-volumised look!

Lots of love beauties,
PS. If you do like this, it's often on QVC for a good price too!

Sunday, 15 September 2013

#supergorgeoussept day 15 : all about liner

Okay so Its safe to say i like liners, lip and eye. I have a few, but still, there's always room for more right? 
This one is quite self explanatory really but I'm determined not to be defeated by my Instagram/blog challenge, so here it is. A nice quick snippet to end the week. 

Talk tomorrow lovelies, 

#supergorgeoussept day 14: pout!

I got a bit techy with today's Instagram pic (this is impressive for me) of my new lipstick that arrived yesterday- perfect for the pout theme! I've been searching for a deep reddish plum for a while now, I have so many purpley shades so as much as mac rebel was calling my name I just couldn't buy another one! Instead I settled on this as superdrug was offering free delivery. Not quite as red as I'd like still, in regretting not buying mac just a bite while I was in Leeds last week bg-style, but I really do love it! Ill have to keep my tan topped up with this to make sure I don't look too goth scary, but will a nice bright eye I think it's perfect for autumn, don't you agree? 

This was £7.50 from superdrug but there's often offers on, including but one get one half price in boots at the mo! 
Lots of love, 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Models Own Artstix!

 Whilst browsing Boots (for a change) a couple of weeks ago I picked up this Models Own Artstix in Snow Drops, as the nail polishes were on a 2 for £8 offer and these are £6 on their own, bargain! What really attracted me to the product was how portable it looked (it's about the size of a fat pen, if that makes any sense) and holds two colours. There are loads of couplings to choose from, including best-selling shades and others exclusive to the Artstix range, but it was the glitter that drew me to this one. Little did I realise until I got home, the reason I loved this glitter so much is because I already have two bottles of the stuff - it is no other than Hedkandi Ibiza Mix, one of my all time favourite glitters. Oops! You can never go wrong with a portable glitter though, right? I also liked that it came with a white as at the time I was on the hunt for a new opaque white colour.

Apologies for the quality of this last photo, for some reason blogger keeps randomly choosing to rotate some of my pictures, and this was one of them, so I had to faff around with it on Paint to get it right. But you can still see the effect. Left is the white on its own, and this was just one coat! This is a nail wheel though, so you'd need two on a real nail if you was to wear it on its own. On the right is the Ibiza Mix Glitter on its own, also one coat, and in the middle is one coat of each, which I think looks pretty fab. Something about them being together in a pen makes it a super easy look to nail (get it?) although if you have a white you could just as easily pick up the original full bottle of Ibiza Mix. Oh and the white is called Snow White for all those asking (I had to dull the white in the picture so you could read the writing). I'm super impressed with these as I am most Models Own polishes, their colours and formulas are hard to beat! I want the whole range now so if an offer crops up on them again I'll be straight to Boots, but you can find some of them in the ASOS Sale here for just £3.50! You need this in your life, trust me!!

Lots of love, 

#supergorgeoussept day 13 : try something new

This theme fit in quite nicely with a recent purchase - Colgate Max White One Toothpaste. I actually bought two of these so I could get my hands on the two nails inc polishes that come free, more on them in a later post. I've only been using this for two days so not too much to report, although it does seem really foamy compared to other toothpastes and is quite nice (as far as nice toothpastes go). It claims to give you whiter teeth in one week, so I'll be back in a week to report on that, I just can't see it happening. And that's about it, a nice short post for this morning on a product we don't often discuss in the beauty world.
Have a fab Saturday beauties,

Friday, 13 September 2013

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award!

Earlier this week I was incredibly happy to know that the lovely Katrina has nominated me for the Leibster Award, which is an award that is given to blogger with less than 200 followers. The rules are as follows :

*Answer the 11 questions set by your nominee
* Write 11 facts about yourself
*Nominate other bloggers and let them know
*Create 11 questions for the nominees
*You can't tag the person who nominated you


1. My name is Charlotte, I study History and the Uni of Leeds but come from Hull. Starting a simple one.
2. I have an addiction to green nail polishes, I have so so many.
3. I'm also a brush freak, both buying them and cleaning them.
4. My Dad is a beekeeper. Everyone always loves that one.
5. I love love love Lady Gaga (you might have guessed). I have my own telephone hat, disco ball bra and machine gun bra.
6.I once went on a night out dressed up as a carrot. I love fancy dress.
7. Me and my sister are so alike we call ourselves twinnies, but we aren't really twins boo :(
8.I love peas. Seriously, I can't get enough of them.
9. I have huge, crazy, frizzy hair which is very curly, although you wouldn't guess as it's always straight!
10. I often have dreams that I am Harry Potter and Blair Waldorf.
11. If I had one wish, I would either with for Santa to be real or to have Bernard's watch.


1. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
Twitter and the blog chats. As much as I love writing and reading blogs but it's the community that I love the most, I've found it so welcoming and lovely!

2. Do you prefer beauty or lifestyle posts?
Beauty! I'm yet to find a lifestyle blogger from my area who could tell me cool places to go, but beauty is where my heart is, I absolutely love it and could never get bored!

3. Favourite TV show?
Diagnosis Murder or Gossip Girl. Strange mix, but I have box sets of both.

4. If you were stuck on a desert island and you could only take 1 beauty item, what would it be?
Palmers Cocoa Butter. If I was there alone I wouldn't need makeup, but I couldn't bear anything other than smooth and gorgeous smelling skin!

5. Favourite season of the year?
Winter, it has my birthday and christmas, and fluffy socks!

6. Do you prefer your birthday or Christmas?
Christmas, without a doubt! You get to share it with everyone and everyone's excited! I don't like the attention on my birthday.

7. Favourite meal?
Spag Bol! I just love ragu! If I order anything else in a restaurant I always regret it!

8. Favourite song/songs which inspire you in anyway?
Hmm, I love a bit or Destiny's Child to inspire me if I'm feeling down, or just Beyonce. Get your Sasha Fierce on ladies!

9. Favourite Disney film (or any film you liked when you were young)?
Not a Disney Film, but Anastasia is my favourite film of all time!

10. If you had to move to another place in the world and live there forever, where would it be?
Paris. I would move there right now if I could, I just love it!

11. If you could go back in time and give advice to your younger self what would it be?
Sounds cheesy but I don't think I would give any, as then I'd be different today. Maybe to not go so heavy on the hair mousse.


1. Tell me about your first makeup memory.
2. Favourite TV series?
3. If you could go on holiday anywhere, where would it be?
4. What's your go-to rushing out in a hurry outfit.
5. If you had to choose one lipstick to wear for the rest of your life, what would it be?
6. Mash Potato or Roasties (perhaps the hardest question of all time)
7. Favourite hair product.
8.Coke or Diet Coke?
9. What's your favourite perfume?
10. If you could go back in time, where would you go?
11. Favourite magazine?


#supergorgeoussept day 12: favourite nail polish

So this is yesterday's #supergorgeousept post (oopsy), I did instagram it yesterday so I'm still on track, but was just super busy with work and didn't have time to blog about it. Yesterday's theme was favourite nail polish, and while it's impossible for me to decide on an all time favourite - that would just be ridiculous and take forever- I chose this after a long, long think. If I had to pick a favourite or ten it would be up there for sure. Bourjois 1 Seconde Gel nail polishes are no doubt one of my favourite nail formulas. Pigmented so really only need for one well applied coat, a huaaage brush so one swipe only, and super fast drying which for a lazy nail painter like me who can't wait more than a few minutes this is perfect. Plus the colour I've chosen, Turquoise Block is just gorgeous (and one you've probably heard me rave about before). A minty sort of turquoise, it's really bright but not without being wearable, and makes you look really really tanned (bonus!). I've worn this tonnes this summer and I'll definitely be stretching it into autumn winter for as long as I can. Perfecto!

Happy Friday Ladies...

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

#supergorgeoussept day 11: inside my makeup bag!

So this is probably where I admit I have a serious makeup problem. I love beauty yes, in all shapes and sizes, but makeup is where my heart lies in particular. And for that reason (or some kind of unnamed illness) I don't just have a daily makeup bag but a box, a whole box! Obviously I don't wear all of these products on my face at the same time but these are the things I reach for almost daily and hence have to keep in my box. There's a big pot of brushes I keep out too, but I couldn't include them or we'd be here all day, as much as I'd love that!

Let's attempt this in a sort of clockwise but an order that makes sense motion. I always use a primer, my base of choice recently is Benefit Porefessional, and for foundation I've been turning to my Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation (after last nights post I've realised how popular this is). Next we have Maybelline Gel Liner which is great for creating both smokey and more striking lines and Benefit High Beam for a spot of highlighting. If I want a more subtle highlight I tend to turn to my Benefit Girl Meets Pearl instead, which is good underneath foundation to create a healthy glow too. Top-centre we have Benefit Stay Don't Stray to primer concealer, and Collection's Lasting Perfection Concealer (as usual the writing has come right off). Theres also a little Maxfactor Masterpiece Max which I've been loving for my eyelashes lately. My Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers are a daily must for making my eyes pop, plus I usually turn to one of my Urban Decay Naked Pallettes daily so I keep all three in here. As well as my Collection offering for under the eyes I love No7's Perfect Blemish Cover concealer for spots and for quick smokey looks I grab Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze (swatches here), using one of two Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potions to keep any eye look in place. You can just about see my Benefit Brows A Go Go pallette to fill my eyebrows, plus two Soap and Glory Powders (One Heck Of A Blot, Glow All Out) to add or remove shimmer and shine. Almost there!! To add a bronzed glow or contour I turn to Benefit Hoola and as a blusher I'm loving No7's offering in Soft Damson (full review here). Last but not least I keep my eyebrows in shape with these beauties from Tweezerman!

And that's everything in my daily makeup box. The funny thing is I keep buying more and more makeup bags. Maybe I should try and cut down? But then again, I love having all the daily choice! Of course this isn't the kind of makeup bag I could cart around in my handbag, I might do a handbag post soon to show you all what I do carry around with me!

As always please comment away as I'd love to hear from you or post links to your own #supergorgeoussept posts! 
Lots of love,

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