Saturday, 3 January 2015

Beauty must-haves to start the New Year

Starting a new year is always exciting, everyone is so energetic and positive, I love it! I don't really believe in New Year's resolutions tho, I think if you really want to improve anything in your life, you should do it right now. Quit waiting for the perfect moment, we all know it will never come!
Anyway on another note I got a few new beauty items for Christmas and really want to talk about 3 of them that I can't believe I've lived without for so long.
Sooo here are the 3 beauty items you really need in your life. (Disclaimer: none of these are newbies to the world of beauty - I am probably the last person to rave about them but oh well)

Real Techniques Stippling Brush

I can't even begin to tell you how many brushes and sponges I have tried out for applying foundation. This one is by far the best. It really does what it claims to do: 'creating airbrushed, high-definition results'. It takes longer than a sponge to blend my foundation but once it is blended into my skin it looks flawless. Moreover it is super soft which is always a big plus.

Benefit 'They're Real!' Mascara

Before Christmas I spent days searching the Internet for the best mascara and all of them had mixed results. Some people loved that one mascara, but others claimed it irritated their eyes and so on. The Benefit "they're real" had mostly positive reviews, but also disappointed ones. I decided to give it a try, and I love it. It makes my lashes look super long and stays on forever. It is a bit of a struggle to get off in the evening but I can deal with that. It's perfect for everyone who likes they're lashes to be all out, not so much for the natural girlies out there.

Sleek Make Up 'Face Form'

This is a contour kit that contains contour powder, highlighter and bronzer/blush. I chose the light one and fell for it after the first time using it! I first heard about Sleek through Zoella and always planned on trying it out but never came around doing so. I've been missing out. The contour powder looks natural and the highlighter is gorgeous. Also love the blush in my set, it works great with the bronzer!

Have you guys tried any of these three products? What's your opinion on them?
Love you lots.


  1. What a lovely post :) Really enjoyed reading. Love your picks!

    X Emma |

  2. Thank you for recommending those, I've been on the lookout for a foundation brush these days, I might just have to get my mitts on this one! And as for that mascara, I've seen other bloggers recommend it, but the price tag has always been enough to scare me away... I got two mascaras for Christmas, but once they run out, I might just give this one a try :)

  3. Sleek MakeUP is my favourite drugstore brand- they do the best blushers and lipsticks too!
    Laura | A Life With Frills

  4. These are 3 great products and definitely deserve attention. I was the exact same as you with Sleek- I planned on trying it for ages as everyone seemed to love it and only just tried it recently. I bought this contour kit and although I haven't fallen head over heels with the blush or highlight (I haven't really bothered finding a good brush to apply them with), I absolutely LOVE the bronzer. Its defintely a dupe for Benefit's Hoola. Benefit's They're Real definitely makes your lashes look amazing but it smudged a bit on me (I have pretty oily eyelids) and I couldn't stand trying to get it off. Finally- the Real Techniques Stippling Brush. This is my favourite ever makeup tool. I bought it well over a year ago and have used it everyday since. I even got another one for Christmas.
    Julz Obsessions

    1. Im glad you agree, they're all so amazing! The bronzer has been used every single day since I got it ;) Thanks for commening!