My Daily Face

Today I'm going to talk about what's on face everyday in case you're interested.

I like to go for a dewy look. I stay away from matte products as I cannot stand the feel of thick make up on my face. I honestly don't use match make up just a bit of concealer, a foundation, something for my eyebrows, mascara and a tiny bit of contour on my cheeks so I don't look like a pie. These three products have been my go-to's for awhile now, slightly upgrading my Nars concealer stick with the pot which I adore. 

I find these products give my skin (which is a combination of sensitive, oily and normal) a nice subtle glow with the right amount of coverage. I prefer a dewy look whilst only sometimes mattefying some problem areas during hot and colder days as I don't want to call attention to them by making them glow haha.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance

I was gifted this by a friend, it's a sample version but I like to test these things. I love this stuff. I used to think primers were just there to make you spend more money on another product that you just don't need but now I have tried some that I love and actually work. This one by Laura Mercier gives a lovely glowy base before applying my foundation and lets my foundation glide over my skin and sits well for the day. I notice that I do need to make sure that I apply properly as if not patted/rubbed in properly it leaves shimmery marks/patches that do not come off easily. I noticed I had not rubbed in a dot by my ears and I had to scrub to get it off. 

Nars Soft Matte Concealer

So this little pot is rather new for me. I've been a fan of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer stick for the longest time and I loved it but I found that it just ran out so quickly. Maybe I'm spottier than I realised? When I was browsing Space NK awhile back now I spotted the this pot and I just assumed it was the same creamy concealer in a pot but it turns out its the soft matte concealer but I was suprised at how unmatte it is. It's a good thing for me as I don't like matte products but I guess it would be annoying if you were in the market for a matte concealer and bought this, I feel like it would not be for you. Anyway, back to the concealer. It works wonders. It gives such great coverage. I mainly use it under my eyes when I haven't had much sleep and also on the jawline of my skin where I get most of my spots, lovely. I do love this little pot but I need to find a concealer that doesn't stick to the creases under my eyes, wrinkly problems yeah. If anyone know of such a product please let me know!

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation 

I struggled for so long to find a nice high end foundation that left my skin dewy and gave good coverage. It's not like I didn't want much eh? I also wanted a foundation that was Cruelty Free, which at the time was pretty hard for high end make up brands but these days more and more companies are going cruelty free. I stalk Cruelty Free Kittys blog to double check my need, I use her as my make up directory. I then came across Nars and they were one of the CF brands that I was very drawn too, who isn't when it comes to their sleek luxury packaging? I went with the Sheer Glow and opted for no pump as I feel that just wastes the product. I was blown away colour match (I use Santa Fe) and its beautiful. I sweep it on and it does wonders. As I mentioned above, I do need to conceal problem areas first as it hasn't got the staying power to cover them alone but I have some natural redness around my nose area and forehead and a little on my lower cheeks and after applying, the foundation just looks so natural and I wear this everyday. 

Do you have a daily base?


My Jewellery Box

Let's have a little peek at my Jewellery box. I'm not going to lie I do not have enough jewellery to even warrant a jewellery box but I just wanted to show it off. I bought this little gold and glass case when I was about seven from an antique shop on a day out with my mum. I used to love our Saturdays together. We used to jump in the car, stop at Waitrose and grab some munchies for our road trip and would drive two or three hours to a little town and spend the day exploring. 

I picked this up in a small welsh town called Caerphilly and I was obsessed. I loved anything small that had little doors/drawers, (I secretly hoarded tiny bottles as a kid). I just had to have them. I bought this with my pocket money and have held onto it ever since. It has taken a back seat in storage at my mums for a while, underneath the stairs. I think it has been pushed against the roof of the stairs and the vibrations have caused the glass to crack a little which is a shame but I still love it. As I was sorting out my stuff under my mums stairs (think Monica’s secret closet) I stumbled across it and just had to take it home and find a use for it. Then I stumbled across this image on Pinterest and saw someone using it as a jewellery box. I was amazed as I've never seen another one before.

Anyway it now houses a small amount of jewellery that I have collected. I'm so unbelievably fussy when it comes to jewellery. I like gold, delicate pieces that have a story behind them. Etsy is my go to  place to browse gems but after finding shops such as Missoma and Mejuri I have fallen in love and have added most pieces from their sites to my wishlist.

At the moment it currently houses my Daniel Wellington watch which is the love of my life. I've never been into watches and have always wanted a plain but classic brown and gold one but never got around to buying one until Mat bought this for me for Christmas a couple of years ago. I love it. I always feel a bit more classy and sophisticated when wearing it which is a bonus for me as my usual attire is my work uniform which is usually covered in paint, glue, glitter, or some kind of slime. So yeah, upgrading to my DW watch on the weekends works for me. 

I also have some bracelets from & other stories. I love their jewellery and the scandi style. I usually find that they have some really pretty and quirky pieces that are delicate and gold which is right up my street. I also have some H&M earrings and a charity shop find necklace which is the geode on the gold chain. I love this and get so many compliments from it. A 50p bargain in my eyes. 

So I haven't got much in it at the moment but I'm going to start asking mat to get me some pretty pieces for birthdays and Christmas's and hopefully I can start building up a nice little collection.

I also have this little quartz topped with a gold frog on top of the box that Mat bought me once. He's french and I always call him a french frog so he gifted me this and it makes me chuckle whenever I see it. 

Have you got any favourite jewellery brands you love?


LUSH loves

Don't we all love lush? I can't place my finger on the only reason that takes me there. I've only been addicted for a couple of years. I always thought it was just over priced bath bombs and my mum used to have her own gift shop and so I used to nick the bath bombs and bath oils from her shop. But now I'm a total convert and I kick myself every time for being g so late (as with everything in life so it would seem) to the lush party. I now have some serous faves that are always in my bathroom and thought I would just share a few. 

Honey I washed the kids soap

Okay this is technically Mathieu favourite but I adore the smell of it. When ever we run out it's the first thing I replace and the sweet honey smell is now a comfort. Mathieu uses it daily and the scent works so well with his skin, I am always reminded of him when ever i smell it. 

Rose jam

This stuff is. Bomb. I was pretty gutted when they discontinued and I think now I can only get it online at Christmas? But they do stock a rose jam bubbleroon in store and I pick that up whenever I'm feeling sorry for myself as it smells amazing. I personally feel like I'm taking a bath in Turkish delight after using it, it smells that great. 

Floating Island

This little gem is my bestie. I love this oil. I'm big on bath oil even though my mum yells at me that it'll block drains but, yolo. I love the scent of this, the vanilla and sandalwood is so calming  and I love that it has shea butter in it and I swear it makes my skin smoother after the bath! 

Tea tree toner 

I swear that this bottle works miracles. I love toners and have a few firm favourites but this is one that I first started to take seriously. I honestly feel like if I use it three days in a row it just quenches my skin and keeps breakouts at bay! I always recommend this. 

I have a few more faves (it was hard just writing about just these four!) but for now I'll leave it here! There are a few things that I've been eyeing up and these are up next on my wish list: a perfume, Rosy Cheeks, a massage bar, and the Yuzu and Cocoa body wash. 

What are your favourite Lush products?