All About the Dreaming, Beauty Wishlist

Wishlist January 26

I love a bit of online window shopping and dreaming about the products I want or just think are pretty! My wishlist is ever growing, reading my bloglovin feed is constant a inspiration of products I want to try or looks I want to recreate.

I love a neutral eye palette, the Urban Decay Naked 1&2 have been my faithful friends for a long time. However, I really want to get another one and this  8 shade palette  has caught my eye.The packaging is said to be super lightweight and slimline which attracted me also.
Love the Topshop packaging, not tried any of their make up line- really want to! Green pastel glitter as I have nothing similar in my rather large nail polish collection
More Clinique, my purse wont like this! In a deep blackend raisin colour, I spotted this on a blog and thought it was lovely,
Shimmery brush on lovelyness from Bobbi Brown.
Great reviews for a drugstore lipgloss and I really want a wonderful red lipgloss.
I have heard so many bloggers rave about this product for so long, I now really really want it! Love Nars packaging, slimline, elegant and perfect for the travel make up bag.
Lusting after lots of lip products this month. Loved the last lip butter I picked up in a recent haul and want to add to my collection. If you haven’t tried the lip butters, they are lovely to apply.
I read so many beauty blogs and am inspired to try so many products as I read them but don’t seem to have a good way of remembering/prioritizing when it comes to buying- how does everyone else do it?

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Japanese Cherry Blossom Body Butter

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Can’t believe here we are at Tuesday again! Got good stuff on this weekend with a wedding and a Rum tasting class, so wishing for the it already! I did join google+ over the last few days, I know I am a bit slow to the party, still trying to work it out! If you use it would appreciate tips!

Now on to the review, I go through phases with body butters, I am either using one religiously or not at all. My current favourite is the Japanese Cherry Blossom one from the Bodyshop.

I used to love the Bodyshop when I was in my early teens, bath pearls which could be bought pick n’ mix were style popular stop on the Saturday trip to the shops with friends. These are long gone now and I like the new Bodyshop and its body butters galore. When browsing in store, I am usually attracted to the gorgeous fruity scents such as Mango and Passion Fruit. However, when I actually come to use the product although I love them as I apply, I don’t enjoy smelling of passion fruit or similar all day- I know that might sound a little weird!

This body butter as a much fresher, floral smell which is enjoyable when applied but doesn’t overpower later in the day. It fades away nicely to make way for perfume.

The cream itself is lovely and thick. I usually apply it when I am just out the shower and my skin is still slightly wet to lock in the moisture. It blends easily and is absorbed quickly. I have found that it has made a difference to my skin. I used to have small dry patches on my upper arms and these are now gone since using this product. It also gives my body an all over soft feeling. It has lasted really well as you don’t need that much to butter up!

If you are going to shop at the Bodyshop make sure you have a wee search for a discount code, they always seem have promotions either online or in store. I actually got this one free as part of a buy a product get a body butter free promotion they had in the summer.

What is your favourite body butter?

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Mini High Street / Drugstore Haul

Drugstore Haul

Wanted to share a mini drugstore/high street as picked up a few things I am excited to use. It was just a quick trip round Superdrug as my friends were up for a browse of the shops after a spot Afternoon Tea and all their purchases made me want to pick up a wee something too!

Rimmer Loafer Lover for you

First up is Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Nail Polish in 405: Loafer Lover For You (£3.69) my friend was wearing this when we met and it instantly caught my eye. It is a beautiful rich bright blue with a wonderful shine. I have lots of other colours from this range, they always paint on easily and last well. Can’t wait to try this, I will get a picture up when I do!

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Next is the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder. (£3.99) I have read alot of positive chatter about this on the blogsphere and finally got round to picking this up. To be used on top of my foundation to set and hopefully increase wear time. I went for the shade 001 Transparent.

Rimmel eyeshadow paint

It was a 3 for 2 on Rimmel products at Superdrug so of course i had to pick something else. I was very tempted to get another nail polish but decided I should resist and try something new. I picked this Scandeleyes, Eye Shadow Paint in Rich Russett (£4.99). To be honest I hadn’t heard of this product before, but liked it when swatched.

Swatched Rimmel Scandaleyes

It is metallic when first applied but blends to a more semi-matte which I liked. I don’t think i would wear the un-blended colour but love it when smudged.

Rimmel Lip Butter

Finally, I bought a Revon Lip Butter in 001 Pink Truffle (£7.99). I love the Lip butter range, they glide on with nourishing feel of lip balm and have a nice colour pay-off. I though this colour was nice for everyday and would be suitable for the office.

As I mentioned this trip followed afternoon tea with the girls, I tweeted  a pic of the feast of cakes, pastries, tray bakes and sandwiches we enjoyed if you are interested. I really love afternoon tea, very glad it is in fashion at the moment as it means so many more places offer it! Especially love it when served with a cheeky glass of fizz or cocktails!

Hello Flawless Foundation Oxygen Wow Review

Hello Flawless Foundation

Hello Flawless Foundation Oxygen Wow Brightening Makeup is it me your looking for? I was swooped upon by a lovely Benefit consultant on a recent weekend in Edinburgh and given the chance to try Benefits first every liquid foundation.

 
To be honest I didn’t really need a new foundation (not that ‘need’, makeup and me often go together) but I was impressed with this one and fancied a splurge.
 
I have not tried many Benefit products as I tend to gravitate to other brands, although the BADgal Lash is an old faithful mascara of mine. I have however always enjoyed their lovely modern and informal approach to packaging which is reflected in this foundation The pump action release is much appreciated and ensures I only get just what you need- wasting expensive foundation is never good!
 
Of the 9 shades I was matched with Ivory, which I think is the lightest of the shade.
 
I usually prefer to apply liquid foundation with my fingers for a natural finish and this foundation guides on easily without too much fuss, blending in rather effortlessly. Got good application with a brush also though. It offers a light to medium coverage which can be built up where needed. Its has a matte finish which I prefer and leaves a flawless skin finish.
 
My only negative is that this foundation isn’t as long wearing as I would like. I would recommend using a primer/setting powder with this to increase wear.