Monday, 26 September 2016

An Autumn Wishlist

Love, Catherine | Autumn Wishlist

When there's too many things on your wishlist what do you do? Make a wishlist post obviously! I'm so ridiculously excited for the Too Faced Christmas In New York collection to come out in the UK, (it all looks adorable) and I can't wait to buy a new Winter coat for this year's colder months! I also couldn't help myself but purchase the Ban.Do Organsier already as it's currently 30% off on the Miss Selfridge website! Such a steal.

1. Topshop |  Pink Split Sleeve Crop Shirt | £32

2. Ban.Do |  Lady of Leisure Organiser | £28 

3. Miss Etoile |  Open Eyes Mug | £12.60

4. River Island |  Light Pink Faux Fur Collar Swing Coat | £65

5. Pretty You London |  Octavia White Slippers | £28

6. Too Faced |  Let It Glow Highlight & Blush Kit (Christmas 2016 Collection) | £22

7. The Library Of Fragrance |  Pixie Dust Perfume | £15

8. Too Faced |  Primed and Poreless Pressed Powder | £24

What are you lusting after?


Friday, 23 September 2016

A September Beauty Haul | Charlotte Tilbury, Pixi, Rosie for Autograph & Luxie

Beauty Haul | Charlotte Tilbury, Pixi, Rosie for Autograph & Luxie | Love, Catherine

You know when your beauty wishlist is just a little out of control and the only way to tame it is to just tick a few things off of it?! Well thankfully  Ocean have kindly gifted me £50 to help me do just that, so obviously new beauty products means a shiny new blog post right?

Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder

Charlotte Tilbury | Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Micro Powder

I've been lusting after this beauty from Charlotte Tilbury for the longest time, (and I swear it was unavailable for a while too?!) and as I'd been having issues finding a good powder recently I thought this would be the perfect one to try. I've only had the chance to test it a few times so far, but I can already tell it's probably going to become an expensive addiction. It sets my foundation really well and smooths out my skin without looking the slightest bit cakey (hoorah) and I adore the classic rose gold compact which looks so beautiful.

Luxie Pink Makeup Brushes | 520 Tapered Face Brush & 504 Large Angled Brush
Luxie Makeup Brushes |  520 Tapered Face &  504 Large Angled | £18.95 & £12.75

Luxie is one of those brands I've been dying to try for so long but never been able to get my hands on here in the UK, so when I got an email from Beauty Bay announcing they were now stocking Luxie, I got a tad excited and headed over there instantly. A girl just needs pink makeup brushes in her life! I picked out the 520 Tapered Face Brush as I thought it would be the perfect powder brush and it's been working beautifully with my Charlotte Tilbury powder. I also got the 504 Large Angled Brush which I thought could replace my battered Zoeva Luxe Sheer Cheek brush which I use all the time for bronzer and blush. It's a little smaller that I'd hoped but is a lovely size for carving out some cheekbones! Both brushes are super soft and fluffy and I will definitely be purchasing more in the future.

Pixi | Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths & Makeup Fixing Mist

I've not tried a great deal from Pixi, I always seem to almost buy their products but for some reason talk myself out of it. Yet I was browsing the beauty section in Marks & Spencers (which is so underrated by the way) and gave the Makeup Fixing Mist a little spritz on my face. It wasn't until I walked away that I noticed it really 'setting' my makeup and I decided I needed it right then and there. It's really refreshing, smells lovely and actually does a good job of keeping my makeup in place. I've been loving it so much, even more so that my Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray! I also picked up the Makeup Melting Cleansing Cloths even though I don't usually use makeup wipes, but I thought they'd be handy to take with me on my upcoming holiday and the pink packaging was just staring me out...

Rosie for Autograph | Summer Rose Shimmer Body Oil
Rosie for Autograph |  Summer Rose Shimmer Body Oil | £15

I've been looking for a shimmer body oil to take with me on holiday and I decided to pick up this gorgeous Summer Rose version from Rosie for Autograph. The packaging is so pretty and the product itself looks lovely, although I've not tried it yet on my pasty white bod...I'm waiting for the sort of tan I'll get in the sun (wishful thinking, I'll probably go red and peel). It does annoy me that it doesn't come with a pump but at £15 I can't really complain.

Which product is your favourite?


Monday, 19 September 2016

Why You Need Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Anastasia Beverly Hills | Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

If you've ummed and ahhed about the Anastasia Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palette for a while and you haven't yet bit the bullet, I'm gonna tell you to just hurry the hell up because you are seriously missing out. You can probably all guess that the luxe pink design definitely drew me in when I first saw it on Norvina's  Instagram page, I just love pretty packaging so sue me. But once I saw the how beautiful and unique the shades were my purse practically begged me to splurge (honestly).

The shade selection is utterly gorgeous and like no other eyeshadow palette I own, or on the market for that matter. Those stunning pink berry tones just look so damn good on everyone that I've seen use it! The shadows themselves are so buttery soft, blend like an absolute dream and are by far the best quality eyeshadows I've ever owned. In fact, I now want to make a purchase of ABH's solo eyeshadow pans because they are just that good. Plus the brush that comes with the palette is also pretty decent.

I've been obsessed with the shade Vermeer which is a shimmery pink champagne shade that looks so gorgeous especially applied with Mac Fix +! I also really love Buon Fresco, which is a beautiful mauve shade which looks so pretty in the crease paired with Vermeer all over the lid. Love Letter is also one of those shades that just transforms any makeup look, the deep berry pink colour is so striking and surprisingly wearable once blended out! The whole palette is a lot more versatile than it looks and each shade just compliments the other so nicely.

I bought mine for £41 on  Cult Beauty, and whilst that price is seriously eye-watering, I don't regret it!

What do you think of the Modern Renaissance Palette?