Friday, 28 February 2014

My First Beauty Haul - January 2014 (with reviews!)

Firstly welcome to my blog, this is my first official blog post of hopefully many, many more.

As the New Year came in on 2014 I decided I would like to start a blog and to me this started with a traditional beauty haul.

Tanya Burr Lip gloss in Afternoon Tea
Of course, like many of us I follow Tanya's blog & YouTube channel so when Tanya announced her line of lip glosses & nail polishes I just had to get involved. I bought one of her lip glosses in shade, Afternoon Tea. The colour & formula is highly pigmented, it glides on perfectly without being sticky and tends to last well on the lips. My favourite thing about the formula is that when the lip gloss fades it does so slowly and quietly, looking beautiful to the very end. I will be purchasing many more soon!

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation
I wanted to try out a new foundation as I've stuck to my Maxfactor Lasting Performance foundation. I bought this Benefit foundation in shade Believe in Me, Ivory. I usually love Benefit products and as this had such great reviews of a promised weightless feel and flawless finish I couldn't wait to purchase it. On first applying it, the foundation looked great - great and consistent cover with a beautiful matt finish. Unfortunately after a few hours of wearing it the foundation started shifting on my face. I have combination skin, with an oily t-zone and it seems that this foundation just couldn't handle my t-zone. I ended up getting rid of it in the end as it just wouldn't suit my skin well. I would suggest using this foundation if you have dry or combination skin without any oily patches.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm
These lip balms are amazing, I have these in a few shades but this time I bought it in Peach Kiss, it's a lovely neutral peach shade meaning it's the perfect everyday lip balm. I find these lip balms moisturising and so nourishing. If you haven't tried them, give them a go soon! I hope to get all the shades.

Benefit Naked 3 Pallet
I couldn't wait for this pallet, I have the Naked 1 pallet, missed the 2nd as I wasn't sure my skin tone would suit the cooler shades, however this one with it's pinker tones looked perfect. I must say this pallet has become a must have in my collection, it's pinker shades and tones suit my skin tone as well as my personality. The colours are so pigmented and blendable, if you haven't gone out to get this already make sure you do soon, it's defiantly worth the hype!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge 
I wanted to try a blending sponge and almost bought the famous Beauty Blender, but I decided to go for the Real Techniques version after seeing great reviews on it. I love this sponge and although I can't compare it against the Beauty Blender, I can say that I think the shape of this blender is much better. I love the flat surface and the point at the end as it means I can get to every curve and inch of my face. I don't tend to have a problem blending but this sure does make it easier and quicker to apply my makeup and I know then every time I use this my makeup will be well blended & I will be ready for the day's adventures.

NYX Butter Gloss Lip Gloss
These lip glosses are amazing, I haven't bought a lip gloss in some time but in January I ended up buying three! I bought two of these in shades, Tiramisu & Vanilla Cream Pie. Tiramisu is a gorgeous browny, pink shade that is perfect for every day wear & Vanilla Cream Pie is a light pink that adds just enough pink for the daytime or evening wear. Both smell amazing and as the shade describes. They are a little sticky but not overly, you soon look past this as they glide on so smoothly and last well throughout the day. I will defiantly be repurchasing these!

I hope you enjoyed this, please leave your thoughts and comments below and I will upload my February haul soon.

Jess x  

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