Current Makeup Bag Favourites #2

I’m back again with my second ‘Makeup bag Favourites’ feature (part 1 here)!  I’ve been swapping up my daily makeup product lots over the past few weeks.  As I want to cut down on how much eyeliner I wear I’ve been searching for products which will enhance my eyes without being overly dark or heavy.


Estee Lauder Shadow Paints in Pink Zinc – I’ve been experimenting with cream eyeshadows a lot recently and the one I’ve been using most is the new Shadow Cream in Pink Zinc by Estee Lauder.  This works as a really nice base for eyeshadows and adds a hint of golden pink on my eyes.

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in Ivory – I’m always on the hunt for the perfect foundation and I recently stumbled across this by Benefit.  I’ve never used a Benefit foundation before but this is a good’un.  Although the shade is a little too dark for my skin, it still blends in really well and doesn’t leave me feeling too cakey.  I want to do a full review with before & after pics on this soon, stay tuned!

Rimmel Apocalips in Luna – You all know how much I love my holy grail lipstick which is Sleek Makeup’s Barely There lippie, right?  Well I didn’t touch it once throughout January as I was too busy wearing this bad boy.  Luna is the most perfect peachy pink shade for my lips.  I love everything about Rimmel’s Apocalips, I urge you all to go and try them!  You can see my full post on them here –

Pixi Natural Brow Duo – Doing my brows every morning has become a pleasure after finding this product.  On one end there is a natural (one colour suits all) brow stick and on the other is a little brow gel wand.  The shade of this brow crayon is perfect for my mousey brown brows and the tinted brow gel helps to set my brows in place all day.

Collection 2000 Concealer – This is my go to daily product now for concealing any imperfections or blemishes.  I absolutely can’t stress how much I adore this concealer, it’s price, it’s shade, the way it makes my skin look glowing and dewy.  It’s love!

L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes – I ran out of my trusty Max Factor’s False Lash Effect mascara recently so I had to dig around to find another to replace it.  I dug this out from the depths of my unused makeup stash and have been using it ever since.  This mascara lenghtens my lashes, leaving them long and neat and best of all, without clumps!

Rimmel Scandaleyes in #004 Taupe – As I said earlier I’m trying to ween myself off of the black eyeliner.  This has been a great replacement so far, I use it on my waterline and I smudge it along my lower lash line so create a less harsh smokey eye.

Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips – My lips have really been suffering this winter and this has done a good job of repairing them.  This is a thick, clear gel which is really hard until warmed up.  I hate the smell of this, it’s vile, but I will keep using it just because it’s really makes my lips feel soft.

Japonesque Lash Curler – This travel sized lash curler now travels everywhere with me in my makeup bag.  It somehow manages to reach all of my lashes and curls them perfectly.

FAVOURITE songs of late – I never really talk about music much on my blog but I am a big music fan.  I was recently introduced to two great songs by a guy (oh la la) so I thought I’d pop them here in case anyone is after some new tunes!  They are proper summer-y songs, so enjoy!

The Neighbourhood–Sweater Weather

Dan Croll–From Nowhere

What products and music have you been loving recently?




  1. February 17, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    Ah i have a serious addiction to eye liner too! Must cut it down haha!

  2. February 17, 2013 / 1:32 pm

    I've been loving the Maybelline Colour Tattoos! I can't find the Rimmel scandeleyes eyeliner in Superdrug which is annoying but I really can't wait to get my hands on it!!

    I would LOVE it so much if you guys would come and check my blog out? 😀 xx

  3. February 17, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    I really want to try the benefit foundation. My housemate got her makeup done at one of their counters, they used that foundation and she came back looking great. x

    A Scholar Life

  4. February 17, 2013 / 1:54 pm

    I've never had the colour tattoos, but I really want one!


  5. February 17, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    Heard quite a few good things about the Benefit Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation, really looking forward to your review on that! 🙂

  6. February 17, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    i love the dr lipp balm aswell its great but im not a fan of the scent also i love the apocalips!:)

  7. February 17, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    Sometimes I spot photos of boho/Olsen twins-esque smokey make up, but when I actually do it I decide half way through the day that it looks too "done" on me. I've been intrigued by how the Rimmel taupe liner would actually look, and I think you've made up my mind that I should give it a go!

    – Tabitha at x

  8. February 17, 2013 / 2:19 pm

    wanna try the hello flawless from benefit!
    excited to see your rewiew!

  9. February 17, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    dDying to try the Rimmel Apocalips!
    Great post!xxxx

  10. February 17, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Benefit foundation makes me curious, but it propably would be to dark for me as well…

  11. February 17, 2013 / 2:44 pm

    I really want to try Hello Flawless! My cousin wore it and her skin looked flawless. Lovely favourites x

  12. February 17, 2013 / 3:04 pm

    I'm loving cream eye shadows, too, the maybelline colour tattoos and a couple of benefit creasless cream shadows have been being used a Lot. I just got the scandaleyes liner in taupe, yesterday, and I've actually used it on my top lid, too, with a bronzey or goldy eyeshadow cream it just kinda blends in but just defines it a little in a really hard way to explain – It's nice =) They're such an amazing range of eyeliner pencils too

  13. February 17, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    I love the look of the benefit foundation:) x

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  14. February 17, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    I love the scandaleyes liners, they work so well! xxx

  15. February 17, 2013 / 4:10 pm

    I'm the exact same with eyeliner!!! I'm way too dependent on it and feel like I look weird without it now! aghhh! 😛

  16. February 17, 2013 / 4:14 pm

    Benefit Hello Flawless is a great foundation I've been using it for a while and I'm a big fan – the powder is well worth investing in too! X

  17. February 17, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    My lips have been terrible too, I've been after the Dr Lipp balm for a while. Sad to hear it smells horrible but it seems to do the job from what you say!
    Sophie xx

  18. February 17, 2013 / 4:25 pm

    I love the Rimmel Apocolips! I need to get my hands on the collection concealer, it's never in stock when I go to buy it! It must be popular!! xx

  19. February 17, 2013 / 4:28 pm

    I want to try that foundation! Volume million lashes has been my holy grail mascara for the past few years, it's actually amazing. I love how I can either wear it lightly for a natural look, or build it for bold lashes. Perfect.

  20. February 17, 2013 / 4:29 pm

    I wanna try the hello flawless foundation. How is it?

  21. February 17, 2013 / 5:18 pm

    I want to try the apocolips so much! And oxygen wow, but I've read conflicting reviews over it!

    The January Girl ♥

  22. February 17, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    I've nearly finished my bottle of benefit foundation but I will buy it again straight away without a doubt! It is the best foundation I have ever used and my friend uses it now and she agrees X

  23. February 17, 2013 / 5:50 pm

    Iv just picked up the Benefit foundation and so far I really like it. I'm the palest shade too and luckily it just matches me. 🙂

  24. February 17, 2013 / 5:52 pm

    The Estee Lauder Shadow Paints look really good, tempted to get one! Great post 🙂

  25. February 17, 2013 / 6:00 pm

    The Rimmel Apocalips are amazing, I have Nova and Apocaliptic 🙂

    Lovely blog, i'm a new follower 🙂

    Kimberley x

  26. February 17, 2013 / 9:19 pm

    I really want to get one of those cream eyeshadows by EL as well! I hope they're as good as paint pots by MAC! 🙂

  27. February 17, 2013 / 9:22 pm

    How long does the concealer last for? Is it drying? I'm yet to find a concealer that doesn't end up flaking around my dry eyes 🙁 x

  28. February 18, 2013 / 6:59 am

    Really want to try the volume million lashes and the Benefit foundation and the rimmel apocalips is so good I love it

    A little bit Unique


    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey! Giveaway here

  29. February 18, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    love everything ester lauder

  30. February 19, 2013 / 4:03 am

    I love Apocolips! I'm dying for the celesial shade but keep finding it sold out everywhere.
    Lovely post! xo

  31. February 20, 2013 / 8:59 am

    For now I love vanishee from loravay. It makes me more beautiful.

  32. February 20, 2013 / 5:49 pm

    i wanna try the benefit foundation so bad! & omg, i looove sweater weather x

  33. February 23, 2013 / 2:12 am

    this month i've also been loving my loreal million lashes mascara, its awesome at separating & giving length to your lashes!


  34. February 24, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    I love the Benefit foundation! I've had mine since the beginning of summer and it looks like I've barely used any of it! X

  35. April 4, 2013 / 3:22 pm

    owww i love your post ,, and your blog!!

    i'd love you check out mine! i did the same'ish post xxx

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