Little Lottie: Current Favourites

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Current Favourites

As you know by now my sensitive skin breaks out over high coverage products, for this reason I try to stay away from foundation but the temptation is too much sometimes and having troubled skin means having to hide it.

I went into The Body Shop looking to try out their new Insta-blur product, after hearing many YouTubers raving about it, the temptation was again too much. I ended up purchasing the Body Shop Tea Tree BB cream instead after trying it on the back of my hand and falling in love, it's the highest coverage BB cream I have ever tried and isn't quite at the coverage of foundation so is bang on for my skin type.

The texture is so lovely and despite containing tea tree oil it doesn't make me oily! I apply with my new favourite brush - Eco tools flat foundation brush. It goes on so effortlessly and covers redness and pores so well that I don't feel I need the Insta-blur anymore.  

I wear it every day to work and apply my Maybelline Fit Me concealer where needed, but no powder as the BB cream leaves a lovely glow and doesn’t stick to dry patches like a foundation.

I’m still addicted to my trusty Maybelline Great Lash mascara for a purse friendly eyelash God and picked up this bargain multipack from TK Max for £5.99! (usually £4.99 each)

On the lips I have been venturing past my usual Rimmel Kate Moss pink in 101 or my No7 Lip Crayon in Delicate Pink with the Maybelline Colour Sensational gloss in Stellar Berry. I love the raspberry deep pink tint it leaves on the lips which instantly glams up any look. I used this on Friday night when I went straight from work to cocktails with friends and it immediately made me feel like I had made loads of effort. The gloss is hydrating and not sticky which is a great result considering the price, I usually press the gloss into my lips with my fingertips for a more subtle daytime colour and layer it up for a night time look.

These products are all I have been wearing on an everyday basis and are most definitely my current makeup favourites for a quick and natural everyday look.

To keep it natural hair-wise I have been tying my hair in a Princess Jasmine ponytail at nights for heatless waves. Simply tie hair in a ponytail and add hairbands down the length of the pony, however closely or tightly you want the waves to be. I use three ties in total and loosen the hair between each tie for high volume waves that last all day!

Steering away from beauty I upgraded to an iPhone 5c this month, in pink of course. I couldn’t be happier with it so far and the camera is amazing. Here are some snaps from my month; 

Trip to the aquarium

Me - right & my sister - Left going to a beach party

Jellyfish snap

Toasting Marshmallows with friends

Unlimited Ice cream at work

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