estee lauder bronze goddess 2016 estee lauder bronze goddess 2016 paletteThe new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Summer Glow Multi-cheek palette has been in my everyday routine for a few weeks now and I’ve fallen so in love with it that I feel it needs it’s own blog post.

There have been quite a few blush palettes pop up this season but I love that this one has a highlighter. blush and bronzer/contour powder.

The blush takes pride position in the middle of the palette and is a medium, warm, rosy pink with very fine golden sheen. The coverage isn’t too opaque which is why I have been loving it, it adds a great rosy glow without being over the top. The contour/bronzer shade is also a similar sheerer product which looks really natural, it’s supposed to be a contour shade but I think it’s a little orange for a contour and works really well as a bronzer, adding a beautiful natural sheen to the skin. Sticking with the semi-sheer theme is the highlighter, a warm soft being with a beautiful luminous finish, this isn’t for you super-strobing-queens but more for those looking for a more natural alternative.

I’ve been reaching for it so much as it really adds that low-from-within look, natural but pretty. No need for extreme blending or even spending too much time, just perfectly bronzed, blushed and highlighted cheeks effortlessly. Particularly good for fairer skins but since the bronzer is quite light I would avoid if you’re a little darker.

I’m not really saying this palette is a must have or life-changing but it is beautiful and if you’re looking to add a little more glow to your summer makeup without adding too much time, this is the palette I would go for!

PS. Whilst searching for a link I realised this product has sold out online (good sign) but should still be available in store, it’s worth having a good look for one.

selfridges mothers day Diptyque RoseFor anyone that is as last minute as me with their Mother’s Day gifts I thought I would share a quick look at some of the bits Selfridges which are perfect for any Mums that love beauty. It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday so you have just a couple of days left to pick up all your pressies.

My first pick from the lot has to be the Charlotte Tilbury creams, I just love the brand and these are a really lovely treat. I’ve tried the original Magic Cream which was beautiful and I’m expecting the same from the Eye Rescue and Night Cream. You could splash out on the Magic Cream Duo or pick the one item which your mum would appreciate most.

I think perfumes and candles are also always a great option for any female although it can be tricky to choose the perfect scent for someone else. Aerin is brand which I’m still exploring but their fragrances are real stand out products, they look really luxurious and elegant, plus theres a nice range so you can find one that your mother will love. Mediterranean honeysuckle is exclusive to Selfridges but pretty amazing!

I’m also really loving rose at the moment and the Diptyque range doesn’t disappoint! It works great for any age and I must admit that I am super excited to burn this candle! The Rose Roll On also comes in the most beautiful packaging, is the perfect handbag size and is very affordable as far as luxury perfumes go.

As my mum isn’t huge into beauty I often opt for body and skin products as everyone needs these and it’s always nice to make an everyday task such as creaming your body that little bit more lavish. Estée Lauder’s Revitalising Supreme Body Creme is the perfect pre-spring pick me up, it’s deeply nourishing and adds the most beautiful radiance to the body. However for my mother, top of her list is always a great hand cream, especially the Clarins Super Restorative Hand Cream which is the perfect anti0ageing, intensive hand cream!

For makeup loving mothers I don’t think you can beat a good lip colour such as the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestros which are grown up matte lip lacquers that provide rich, intense colour. Alternatively everyone needs a good mascara and Estee Lauder Sumptuous Knockout is the ideal one for anyone looking to add lift and definition to their lashes.

My final beauty recommendation is one I have been trying over the last week myself and it’s the Suqqu Musculate Massage & Mask Cream. It’s currently my favourite relaxation, pamper item. It’s a rich and highly moisturising cream which can really be used to massage the skin in order to promote blood circulation, hydrate and add the perfect glow to the skin.

Have you bought your Mother’s Day Gift yet? Did you pick up any beauty bits?

 

 

PS. I’m getting a facial tomorrow a Radical Skincare Facial tomorrow (which would make the perfect Mother’s Day Gift too!) so join me on Snapchat to follow my day: alittleobsessed

L’Occitane Hand Cream Trio, £22
Every woman needs hand cream but I feel mother’s need it even more and L’Occitane hand cream has to be one of my favourites ever. I love this trio as it’s got a range of scents and they’re handbag friendly too. 

Soak & Sleep Grey Brushed Cotton Flannel, £45
I really love a personalised gift and these grey cotton pyjamas are a timeless present for any age. Soak & Sleep offer a whole range of personalised items and I also have/love the bathrobe.

Pandora Charm, Charms start at £20
I love jewellery as gifts as you don’t have to worry too much about the size of the person an a simple silver bracelet is pretty universal (unless they prefer gold). I particularly love Pandora bracelets as you can buy charms for future gifts and really personalise it to the individual. 

Lucie & Sebastien Champagne (via 31Dover), £30
Mothers day calls for a celebration and therefore Champagne! A great gift that you will hopefully get to share.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Chic, £45
I think choosing a perfume for someone is always quite difficult and if you’re mother has a signature fragrance then I probably would stray from that. If she doesn’t or you know she is looking for something new than I would recommend giving Modern Muse Chic by Estee Lauder a go, it’s a feminine floral scent perfect for spring.

This Works Sleep Plus Pillow Spray, £25
Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep but I find I sleep best when I use the This Works Pillow Spray, I like the original but the Plus version is even better! Perfect for mum’s that are looking to catch up on their beauty sleep.

Becksondergaard Clutch, here
Clutches are currently my favourite gift to give as they aren’t as expensive as handbag’s and can often feel a little more luxurious as they’re are typically used on more special occasions. I am currently in love with this pale pink leather one which also comes in a few other colours but is the perfect size for essentials. 

The Body Shop, starts at £4.50
If you are looking for affordable skincare than The Body Shop Vitamin E is the perfect balance between affordable and luxurious. I love all the products in the range but feel I reach for it even more in spring and summer, they also have some limited edition Queen themed packaging just for mother’s day.

Becksondergaard Scarf, here
One again I think a scarf is timeless and perfect for any age. Both my mother and I are in love with this one which is a Silk and Wool blend, she has already hinted at it as her mother’s day gift. 

There have been lots of new lipstick launches over the last few weeks and I thought I would roll all the most exciting ones into one blog post as well as share my thoughts. There’s a nice range of glossy and sheer to matte and bold from a range of price points too. 
Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colours, £21
Although an already existing and well loved range, Laura Mercier is adding seven new shades to the collection. All seven shades seem to be very wearable and from the three I have seem to also be very creamy although I do find them a little drying if I wear them too often. 
Collection Field Day, £2.99 (Launch 11th March in Superdrugs, 18th March in Boots)
The affordable new spring collection from Collection features three new lipsticks all perfect for spring, there are two mattes: Pink Rose and Tulip and a glossy one in Fuchsia. I think these are a great option if you are looking for something that’s on trend but affordable, they are buildable and surprisingly comfortable to wear. I’m not a huge fan of the white packaging although it does fit perfectly with the spring theme.
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Shine, £25
The original Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipsticks are some of my favourite on the market so I was very excited to dig into the new Shine Sculpting lipsticks which are sheerer and a little glossier than the original. The range is made up of sixteen shades, packaged in a beautiful streamline, luxurious case. The colours are actually less sheer than I expected and you can actually get a really beautiful opaque covering whilst still remaining glossy and effortless. Perfect for the spring and summer months as the shades are all very bright and fun. 
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick Matte, £21
These are probably the lipsticks I was most excited about and I’ll be doing a full post soon. Beautiful gold packaging aside I love the colours; Coral Crush is the perfect summer coral and Mude the perfect everyday colour. Although they are matte they apply beautifully and aren’t at all drying making matte lips actually very wearable. 

Zoeva luxe cream lipstick, £6.75
I first saw these at LFW last month and am really impressed by the pigmentation and how creamy they are. There are six shades in this range and since mine are inspired by A/W15 they are quite dark and vampy although the other three are beautiful pink shades. The packaging is beautiful gun metal and retail for a very affordable £6.75

Burberry Kisses, £22.50
A big launch this month is the new Burberry Kisses range made up of 28 lipstick, they are designed to be buildable so you can achieve a sheer wash or a opaque colour depending on the amount you apply and the shade range is quite impressive too. As with all Burberry items, it looks beautiful and I love the embossed print on the bullet of the lipstick. 

Can’t wait to get lots of wear out of these lipsticks and although I have been opting for red or nude lipsticks recently I think it’s time to try out the corals and pinks.

Whilst away for a night I thought I would share how I get un-ready after a long day and ready for bed. I share the skincare I take away with me and how I use it, hope you enjoy it!

Let me know in the comments what you take away with you.