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Highlighter Highlights

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Like most people, I love to complete my makeup with the perfect highlighter. Depending on the occasion and look I want, I tend to use a different highlighter each time.

Although I have many in makeup collection, I thought I would share with you the top four that I use the most. The highlighters featured in this post are very different as they all have completely different shades.

 

Urban Decay Afterglow – Sin

I’m pretty sure that I have featured this highlighter in one of my posts already, but I am still totally obsessed with it! The shade of this highlighter is perfect for both a day and night look. It’s labelled as lasting eight hours and I definitely agree. I tend to wear this highlighter to work everyday and it doesn’t budge at all.

Technic Get Gorgeous – Pink Sparkle

When I first saw this product I did not expect to like it as much as I do. The shade of this highlighter is not as pigmented as it first looks, although it does give you enough colour to brighten up any makeup look. This is the perfect highlighter for a summers day and with it costing less than £3.00 you can’t go wrong.

 

Kiko Milano Fall 2.0 Highlighter – Steps to Modern

This my go-to highlighter for any evening look. The tone of this highlighter goes perfectly with a warm bronzer and gives you that extra shimmer, without looking like you’ve got chunks of glitter stuck to your face. This product is also long lasting which is always a plus as you won’t need to reapply it throughout the evening.

MUA Luxe Highlight Shimmer Stick 

As you have probably noticed I usually go for powder highlighters as I find they last a lot longer and give a more natural finish. But this highlighter stick helps to create the perfect dewy look. This product only costs £4.00, so it is another budget product that I am really impressed with.

 

What highlighters do you love? I’d love to check out some new products.
xoxo

 

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Barry M – In the Glow Body Oil Review

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After returning from my summer holidays, I am devastated to see that my tan has started to fade away. Although it has not left me completely pale, I have been looking for a product which keeps the little bit of tan I have left looking healthy and natural.

Whilst browsing several reviews I saw great recommends on bronzing oils. I’m sure most of you have heard of Estee Lauder and The Body Shop bronzing oils, which seemed to be the most popular and reviewed oils.

As these oils can be quite pricey, I decided to look for a cheaper alternative. After searching my local Boots for a budget version, I came across In The Glow by Barry M. At £7.99 this product is less than half of the price of many other well know oils so I jumped at the chance to try it.

My main worry when trying out this oil was that I would end up orange, or that it would transfer on to my clothes straight away. But after applying the product and leaving it to dry for a good 5-10 minutes, it didn’t budge at all. I was also impressed with the fact that it didn’t give off a horrible scent, which is always a bonus.

I was confident enough to wear a white top after using this product and it did not smudge on to my clothing at all. The oil dries perfectly and gives you an extra glow without covering you in glitter.

 

If you’re looking to try out a cheap bronzing oil then I definitely recommend you give this one a go!

 

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Mystic HD Spray Tan – The Tanning Shop Bath

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Last week I was lucky enough to try out the Mystic HD Spray Tan at The Tanning Shop in Bath. I love using fake tan before a big event or night out, but the process of applying it and waiting for it to dry is always a pain. I recently heard about Mystic HD Tanning and couldn’t wait to try it out.

 Unlike many generic spray tans, Mystic HD Tanning is an automated booth which allows you to obtain an even and natural looking tan. I love the idea of having a private booth and being able to use the product at a time best suited to you. The tanning only takes three minutes which is perfect if you’re pushed for time.

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I visited The Tanning Shop in Bath in order to get my tan. The Tanning Shop is so clean and the staff there are incredibly welcoming. Being able to pop in to the shop on the day of an event made the process very easy and stress free for me.

Before stepping in to the booth I was advised on which shade would best suit my skin tone. I decided to go with the Luminous Light tone mixed with a Mocha Kyssed Bronzer and an Accelerator. The Bronzer ensured that I would have a bronze tan, rather than having a dreaded orange glow, which can be the downfall of many other spray tans. The Accelerator helped my tan develop in time for my event later in the evening and also helped to hydrate my skin.

 

Before stepping in to the booth I was also advised to apply the Barrier Cream to areas which were more drying. I applied the cream to my hands, knees, elbows and feet. As I didn’t want to ruin my nails, I also applied a thick layer to them in order to keep my light pink polish in tack.

After applying the Barrier Cream and hair net, I stepped in the booth ready for my tan. There is an automatic voice which advises you how to position yourself in the booth which is very handy. I couldn’t believe how fast the process was and the fans helped my tan to completely dry before I left the salon.

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I washed the excess tan off after four and a half hours and I was amazed with the results. The tan looked so natural and there were no streaks or patchy areas at all. The Barrier Cream really helped to create an even looking tan. I was also amazed to find that there was no fake tan odour with this tan, which I dread when trying out a new tanning product.

 I used the Mystic HD Tanning Booth last week and my tan is still looking amazing. I was really worried about becoming patchy as it wears off, but this hasn’t happened at all.

If you’re looking for the perfect bronzed glow, then I would definitely recommend you try this out. I will definitely be going back to The Tanning Shop in Bath next time I need my tan topped up.

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Flawless Foundations

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If there’s one beauty product you need to get right, it’s definitely investing in a good foundation. Foundation is the base of your makeup look and I feel that by having a flawless foundation, it is easier to create a sleek and perfected look.

Over the years I have tried and tested so many great, and unfortunately not so great foundations. I decided to write a post of my four favourite foundations. These are all high end make up brands, but for the quality of the product I definitely think that they are worth every  penny.

Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet – 20 Beige

This foundation is very light on the skin, leaving you with a fresh, matte full coverage finish. I love to use this foundation in the summer as it allows you to have full coverage, but will still leave your skin feeling fresh and breathable.

Too Faced Born This Way – Warm Nude

This is a new favourite of mine. After reading mixed reviews of the product I was keen to try it out for myself. I was pleased to find that this foundation leaves you with a glowing full coverage complexion. I tend to apply this foundation with a beauty blender as it leaves your with an airbrushed look.

Giorgio Armarni Luminous Silk Foundation – Shade 4

I love to use this foundation when I am in need of a long lasting look. This foundation is very buildable which allows you to create a texture suited to your choice. I love how dewy this foundation leaves my skin, giving off the perfect glow suitable for both day and night.

Urban Decay All Nighter – Shade 4.0

As the name states, this foundation is great if you’re looking for something that will last all night. This product definitely provides you with full coverage. The only thing I would say is that the texture of this product is very thick, which can leave your skin feeling  heavy.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my review of these flawless foundations.
It would be great to hear which foundations you love!
xox