Dior Glow Maximiser & Lip Maximiser

Two classics from Dior. The (I heard) soon to be discontinued Glow Maximiser (£29) and the Lip Maximiser (£23.50)

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The Glow Maximiser is a radiance boosting primer. You can use this under your makeup or mixed with your foundation or as I have done layered over to highlight the face.

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This is a really gorgeous product that leave my skin glowing in the right way!

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The Lip Maximiser is a gloss that adds volume and shine to your lips. It has a slight tingly sensation at first and it just leaves lips looking smooth and plump. I love this on its own as above or layered under or over lipsticks.

Both are worth the money and definitely worth a try!

 

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Mis en Dior Earrings – the real thing!

I have been lusting after a pair of Mis en Dior earrings for a while now. I even wrote about the Mis en Dior dupe earrings that I found here!  Then in Heathrow Terminal 5 there these were and I just couldn’t resist! These are the most gorgeous of the Mis en Dior earrings I have seen so once I saw them I knew they had to be mine. These were part of my 40th birthday gift from my mum so not an impulse purchase in any way!!

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The combination of pink pearl and the silvery crystal is just stunning and very classic.

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They look amazing on and go with everything!

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Summer Face by YSL

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I am getting slightly obsessed with finding the perfect BB cream. I have been using my Sleek BB cream for a while now and still really like it but it is definitely too heavy for the summer. I also tried out the Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream but its quite sheer and doesn’t really give me the cover I was after.

Essentially I was looking for something light and wearable when the sun is out and heat is on! So I popped into Debenhams and tried the Dior and Clarins BB creams but they were both much too light for me. As I have been enjoying the sunshine my skin is even darker than normal so I needed something that would keep me going through the summer.

The lovely lady helping me in Debenhams suggested the YSL All-In-One BB Cream Skintone Perfector in Dark (£38.00).

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As you can see from the picture above it is quite a dark shade so I was convinced it wouldn’t suit me. However once blended in it gave my skin a bronzed perfected look (see below). Like the healthy glow after a holiday!

The consistency is light unlike the Sleek BB Cream which is quite thick. This is almost like something between a foundation and a serum. I think this gives a light to medium cover which is perfect for those hot summer days. It says that you can wear this under foundation almost as a primer although I haven’t tried that. I also like the fact that it has SPF 25 which means I don’t have to worry about suncream most days.

I have to say I am really loving this cream and can tell the difference in my skin tone. I love the look it gives me and is certainly going to be a summer favourite.

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Makeup Palettes for Christmas

It’s that time of year again when all the major cosmetic brands bring out their beautifully packaged makeup palettes for Christmas. I love to give makeup palettes as Christmas gifts. I think there is something so opulent about them. They can be expensive so these may well go on your own Christmas list, they are most definitely on mine!

So here are my current top five makeup palettes for this Christmas.

1. Dior Grand Bal Makeup Palette

2.Clarins Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in 09 Odyssey

3. Estée Lauder Pure Color Five Color Palette in Violet Underground

4. Bobbi Brown Caviar and Oyster Palette

5. Dior 5 Couleurs Iridescent Eyeshadow in Petal Shine