April Blogger Beauty Box…

If this doesn’t cheer you up on a Monday nothing will, look at all of these gorgeous products.

I know, I know I’m slacking. Only just getting round to writing about my April Blogger Beauty Box but it was worth me waiting and trying some of these lovely bits.


The full size products I received were: 

TOTM time of the month, organic cotton tampons. I was so pleased with these, I really had never thought of having organic tampons and I never though of how much stuff they put on my usual tampons, like bleach? Ergh!

I haven’t had chance to use them yet, thank god, but I am really intrigued. I love the fact they are organic, hypo allergenic and biodegradable. All plus points to me.

Next up was the Tropic, Sun Drops. It contains wonderful natural ingredients like passion fruit extract and vitamin e. I have used this twice now, mixing two or three drops into my normal moisturiser. I have started to see a bit of a difference, my skin defo has a new glow to it. 

Third up is the Witch, daily primer & clearing serum. I must admit I have used this product before but I was overjoyed with receiving it in this box as it reminded me why I used to use it. 

Which hazel and vitamin b loves my skin and my skin loves it right back! 

The last full size product in this beautiful box is 1001 Remedies, Magic Skin. The ingredients in this repair gel are meant to soothe, cool and act as an anti-inflammatory. 

You use it locally on the skin, apply it to imperfections and it claims to regenerate the skin. I am using from tonight and hoping it will reduce my blemishes and some of my redness. I’ll keep you posted… 

The sample sized products I received were: 

Make up geek, blush pan in Infactuation. I love  this shade it gives me a great sun kissed glow, it matches my skin tone okay it would usually be a bit dark for me but as I am self tanning all the time at the mo it is a good shade. 

Next was the MeruMaya Mud Marvels Mask, with activated charcoal it is meant to extract toxins and deep cleanse your skin. I used this last night and it left my skin feeling smoother and brighter. 

The texture is great and I will defo be purchasing a full sized bottle. 

Last up is the Become Maya styling hair cremé, this sample of gold dust is gorgeous. It feels so silky smooth I can’t wait to try it on my hair.

I have an exhibition and dinner/drinks on Wednesday in London where I will be curling my hair so I will see if it can tame my frizz then! 


I hope you enjoyed reading about this Beauty Blogger box as much as I enjoyed receiving it.

You can find all of the products by clicking the links.

Why not try a blogger beauty box yourself, I know I will be re-purchasing! 

I hope you enjoyed this post, please leave your comments, I love reading them 😊

Libby xo 

(The girl who never wears white)

Almost there, Clinique setting powder…

Happy Sunday you gorgeous lot! 

So lately I have been really suffering with my make up clogging up my skin, my face is much more oily than usual and I think it’s something to do with a hormone change but that’s another story.

During a work trip to Scotland I purchased Clinique’s almost powder make up. I had heard that it was super lightweight with an spf and oil free. Tick, tick, tick! 

I paid £22.50 for this at duty free but Clinique is available on most department store make up counters. This is the compact with the brush not the foam round which I much prefer. That’s just my preference, I think a brush distributes better on my skin. 

I love the packaging it feels much more luxurious than the £22 I paid for it. The coverage is good, very natural so it doesn’t cover every blemish but it’s lightweight which is what I wanted. 
The colour is 02 neutral fair, it’s also, as I said Spf 15 which is a bonus for me. It says on the back of the packaging that it is oil free and contains antioxidants, how true that is I don’t know. I can overlook the fact I might have to re apply half way through the day because, look how cute that brush is! 
I defo rate this powder and I am finding it much better for skin than my usual Rimmel powder, my skin is less clogged and generally feels less ‘heavy’ if that makes sense.

I would give it an 8/10 and I would really recommend it to anyone who doesn’t want to wear a lot of make up on a day to day basis. 

Anyone else got suggestions for light weight powder make up? I would love to hear your thoughts! 

Thank you for reading my blabberings, you can find me in all corners of the Internet. Here, here and here

Libby xo

(The girl who never wears white)

High street steals…

I love a good bargain me, so I wanted to share with you 5 make up items I’ve picked up this week for a steal of the century total of £26.00.

I know, amazing! So here we are ladies…

  All of this for 26 quid! 

I know not everyone likes Collection 2000 but the two bits I bought this week are well on par with some MUA and Nars items I have bought and loved, I know I never thought I’d here myself say that. 
The nude bronze palette at £3.99 is lovely, not as big as other pallets I have but it’s great for a small one and has all the tones I love. I’m addicted to nude and bronze colours at the moment. I’m off here, there and everywhere for work so ideal for carry on bags and handbags. 

   
 The Collection 2000 ‘Gorgeous Glow’ bronzer is a revalation too, it has a gorgeous highlighter included which is super shimmery so you don’t need that much of it, the only criticism I have is the colour isn’t as rich as some bronzer blocks I have had in the past, but you get what you pay for.

  For the money, at £4.19, it’s really something. It covers evenly so it doesn’t streak and the highlighter is worth the whole palette. 
My next two buys were the Rimmel lasting finish 1000 kisses lipliner and Rimmel Kate Moss lasting finish lipstick. The lipstick was £5.49 and the Lipliner £2.99. The lipstick is shade 08, I would say it’s on the pink spectrum but comes out a lovely rich, nude tone with the 011 spice lipliner it’s the perfect combo for me.

  The big criticism on this one is that it doesn’t last 8 hours as advertised but it does put up with a lot, I drank wine, ate lunch and licked my lips and it stilled stayed somewhat there. I would defo buy other shades, I’m already eyeing up a brown/bronze shade. 

The last item on my haul is my Wilko make up brushes. These are an absolute dream! Finished in matte black and rose gold they look like the real McCoy and to be honest they work like the real McCoy too. In my 10 or so years love affair with make up these are some of the best brushes I have used AND at £4.00 or so each I think a steal!  

 Sorry scuse’ the dog fur, I couldn’t get her off my lap for this shot! Haha.

The angle on the blusher brush is great for wide strokes and I use just the tip to drag some highlighter across my brow bone or nose. The stippling brush is good for my skin as it really helps getting my foundation looking even (I suffer from large pores- sigh-) 10/10 for these guys, go buy them, thank me later.

That’s me all done for today, I hope you enjoyed my high street steals. If anyone has anything they feel is a steal, please do comment always looking for new make up to try…

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Thank you for reading, following and just generally being awesome! 

Libby xoxo

(the girl who never wears white)

The search for the perfect foundation…

So, I haven’t posted in quite a while. I got a new job and moved in with my boyfriend which means I have been super busy. 

However while sorting all of that out I’ve been taking my time to find the perfect foundation. For years I have used high street brands and have found I few that I really love, for example Rimmel ‘Wake me up’ foundation. I have used this foundation for a number of years and it does generally work for my skin. 

But and its a big but, I have suffered in my mid 20’s from weird combination skin- which I never had when I was younger FYI. 😤 This means what I need out of a foundation has changed. 

To cut a long story short my friend suggested I try Clinique foundations. She swears by them and suffered with her skin like some women through her pregnancy and after. I went off and found some testers and got cracking. 

I tried a couple but ended up deciding on the ‘Beyond Perfecting’ foundation and concealer in 2 Alabaster. At £25 for 30ml it’s not cheap ladies but oh so worth it.

  

I love the packaging the bottle feels heavy and worth the money.  

 

The wand is nice and big so apply it with this straight to your face, it doesn’t hold too much product which is good because just a tiny amount of this goes far! 

I apply it a dab on each cheek, a tiny swipe down my nose and on my forehead and use a stippling brush to blend it around my face and work a bit down to my neck. Here it is on my slightly red face (I’ve been tangling with bed sheets) this is the 8th hour of wear.

  

I hope you enjoyed this post ladies, let me know what you think and if you have found your perfect foundation. 

Libby xo

(the girl who never wears white)

Feeling fresh, Neutrogena 2-in-1 Review

Today I wanted to share with you a 2-in-1 product that I have been LOVING at the moment and it’s a bargain around £4.00. What more could you want?

The Neutrogena Visibly Clear is a 2-in-1 daily wash and weekly face mask> Here it is ready for my bath, along with my jammies and Liberty of London print scrunchie 🙂



The consistency is quite thick as you would expect a face mask to be but as soon as you give it a rub under the water, it turns lovely and foamy. It feels really luxurious which I wasn’t expecting when I first started using it.


It starts tightening straight away, ‘scuse the trout pout! haha. I thought I’d better take a photo mid application. Again, it feels so luxurious and goes on nice and thick. It has a cooling effect which feels great, it states to leave it on for 5 minutes but I left mine on while I was in the bath. The mask is designed for a deep clean and to tighten pores, which I totally think it does.

The lighting isn’t great but my skin was left feeling super clean, my pores reduced and this morning my skin had the healthiest glow. I would say this mask is best for combination to oily skin, which mine is, especially if i’m hormonal.

What beauty post would be complete without a Lush product, this is Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner. Just take it into the shower or bath with you, apply over your wet skin and wash off just like a hair conditioner for your skin.

Seriously, thank me later! 🙂

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Well, I hope you enjoyed this post my lovely. If you have a face wash or mask you swear by let me know, I would love to hear from you.

Libby xo

(the girl who never wears white)