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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Ultimate Beauty Wishlist

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Hourglass No 28 Primer Serum • Hourglass • £62

After reading review after review of Hourglass products, I feel like it's now time to try it out for myself. Since I still haven't found a primer I love, I want to give some high end products a go to see if that makes a noticeable difference in quality. 

This multifunctional primer instantly softens and hydrates skin, both of which my skin is in serious need of. Containing 28 nourishing natural ingredients including Lavender, Jojoba and Rosehip, the serum acts as an anti aging product, a makeup base and also can be used on your hair to heal split ends. 

If this primer lives up to it's claims, it's definitely worth the price point in my eyes. 

MAC Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula SPF 30 Moisturizer • M·A·C • £32

I mention on my blog all the time how much I struggle with dull skin, particularly in the winter. No matter what products I use, I just can't fake that summer glow during the winter months. I've started to fall back in love with Mac recently and whilst in Duty Free a few weeks back I discovered their Marine Bright Formula, Moisturising Hydrant. 

Like the Hourglass Serum, this is a multi-purpose product with use as a moisturiser, UV protector (SPF 30), foundation primer and a skin brightener. The product is said to help skin look clearer and brighter immediately and over time. A more affordable option in comparison to the Hourglass Serum, and one I'll definitely be purchasing early in 2016 to test it's claims. 

Beauty Blender Beautyblender Classic Single • Beautyblender • £16

Whilst I am extremely reluctant to give up my beloved stippling brush, I can't deny the vast array of bloggers (and celebs) crediting their flawless finish to the (original) Beauty Blender. 

The world's first edgeless, non-disposable, high definition sponge applicator, the Beauty Blender works by bouncing against your face to apply primers, foundations, powders, cream blushes and any other complexion and face products. 

The versitility of the Beauty Blender really appeals to me and I've been having massive trouble with getting my Real Techniques Stippling Brush clean, so maybe it's time for a change on the makeup application front. 

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick - Ibiza • Charlotte Tilbury • £30

It's official, the world is crazy for Charlotte Tilbury, and judging by product reviews, the new hype is completely justified. I'm waiting to try their products in January when I'm having a makeover at their new store but I have been stalking the products online beforehand. 

One product I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at is their Beach Stick, particularly in the shade 'Ibiza'. A creamy formula, the Beach Stick aims to help achieve a summer glow all year round and glides on effortlessly for an illuminating flush of colour (Yes to that!!). The burnished bronze shade is inspired by the golden sands of Ibiza, my favourite place in the world and another reason to love the product. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit - Light to Medium • Anastasia Beverly Hills • £39

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have heard of the Anastasia Beverley Hills Contour Kit. The six shade palette contains smooth powders to sculpt and highlight, Kim Kardashian style. 

It's a palette I've been considering purchasing every since I first saw it and as I've never read a bad review, it's definitely a product I'll be trying out next year, once I've mastered how to contour - properly. 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Mood Exposure • Hourglass • £28

Another sought after Hourglass product and probably the most well known in the blogger world, the Ambient Lighting Blush. Containing light reflecting particles with bold pigment, this product gives a natural looking flush of colour catching the light on every turn, brightening the complexion naturally. Mood exposure is a plum shade, which I thought would be more suited to my skin as I don't like anything too pink. 

Whilst I would LOVE the six shade ambient palette, I thought the single shade would give me a good taste for the product and the brand. 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade - Medium Brown • Anastasia Beverly Hills • £15

I'll be the first to admit, I only started paying proper attention to my brows in the last year. I'm slowly trying out a range of products and the Anastasia Beverley Hills Dip Brow Pomade is one that keeps popping up. 

This product vows to be waterproof and not fade or smudge, being perfect for humid climates so I'll definitely be buying it ready to the summer season and my holidays. 

EOS Sweet Mint lip balm • EOS • £6.50

Whilst by trusty Balmi is sat on my desk as I write this, I know the blogger world goes crazy for EOS balms, and I haven't had the chance to try one yet. The price is pretty steep for a balm but my Balmi one has lasted so long so as long as this one does the same, it's definitely worth it.  

Burberry Lip Velvet Nude Apricot No.401 • Burberry • £26
Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color - Brigitte • Laura Mercier • £20

Not that long ago, I confessed to my friends that I don't wear or even OWN a lipstick. Shocking I know. Since then I've been trying, and I mean really trying to get into them and I've found my love for the nude shades. I know for sure I won't be going for anything bold any time soon as I feel like it's way too much when I wear heavy eye make-up everyday. 

In honour of my new love, I want to treat myself to these two fabulous shades from Burberry and Laura Mercier and you only need to look at their beauty to see why!

Givenchy Very Irrésistible Eau de Toilette Gift Set • Givenchy • £66.50

You know when smells just remind you of the certain place or time? The Givenchy Very Irresistible Eau de Toilette was the first perfume, I properly fell in love with. Before I could afford it, every time I was in Duty Free at the airport I had a spritz and now it always reminds me of happiness and being excited to go on holiday - not to mention it smells as amazing now as it did back then. 

I've asked for it for Christmas so fingers crossed, but if now, this gift set would be perfect as it also comes with a travel spray which is perfect handbag size.  

GHD Heat Protect Spray • ghd • £10

Since recently getting hair extensions, I'm not concious about looking after my hair. Previously I didn't really blow dry it and I very very rarely used any heat but now I need to thoroughly blow dry my hair and quite often straighten it so it's definitely time to invest in a decent heat protection spray. 


I could have gone on forever with this wishlist. I know a lot of these products are well loved by the blogging community and I haven't tried any of them before so I'm really looking forward to updating my collection in 2016. 

Let me know if you have any reviews on the above items! 

Love Lauren xx

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  1. That Ibiza stick looks so nice!! X

  2. definitely get the ABH brow pomade, it is amazing!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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