Brush Cleaning On A Budget


Superdrug's own brand B. had recently launched their own budget friendly Make-up Brush Cleanser, having just ran out of my trusty Mac Brush Cleanser, I was keen to try it out. 

It comes in a bottle with a pump, which is already a winner in my eyes and contains a formula that easily battles through the product on my brushes to leave them clean and free from bacteria. 

you spray the product directly onto the brush, then massage it onto a tissue and you're done! It literally dries in minutes, perfect for those who have a limited selection of brushes, or like mixing up their look on a day to day basis. 

Of course, I still clean my brushes with baby soap and water once a week, but this is a great way to keep bacteria away in between washes.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

St.Tropez In Shower Gradual Tanner


A gradual tanner that you put on in the shower, wash off and you're good to go - sounds too good to be true? That's because it is. 

Firstly, technically it's not an 'in shower' product because you have to switch it off during application (I have to get out the shower to apply it otherwise as it makes everything so slippy). Then you have to wait 3 minutes, which sounds like no time at all right? except you're in the nude and you're freezing your tits off. 

The product itself has a pleasant lightly perfumed scent that does linger with you until you're next shower, so it's best to apply this at night. The one thing that really bugs me about gradual self tanners in general is that you have no idea whether it's applying evenly, it's even harder to judge when you're massaging a moisturiser consistency onto wet skin. Basically, long story short, every time I use this I'm left with giant patches of fake tan all over my body, fab. 'Natural looking, streak-free tan' my arse. 

The only thing this has been useful for is applying it a couple of days after I've used a fake tan to top up the colour, but if I'm honest, it's really not worth the hassle.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral






Kiko Haul | July 2015




I like Kiko because if you've bought more than one product you don't feel like you've spent your entire months wages in one go, yet you still get the same quality as some of the higher end brand.

I recently took a trip to the Brighton store and picked up a few eye products and a nail polish (I haven't used it yet, so I'll save that for another post). Starting off with the Glamorous Eye Pencil in the shade 402; a stunning warm, coppery brown with a slight metallic finish. Against my blue eyes, this shade looks amazing along the waterline and I'd imagine it would look just as beautiful if not more, paired with green eyes. It's a lovely creamy formula that can be blended out for a much softer finish. 

Next up, I purchased one of the infamous Long Lasting Stick Eye Shadows in the shade 05, a shimmery taupe/purple shade. I love the colour, the formula however, was not as impressive. It claims to have 8 hour no-transfer wear but it never set it just stayed sticky for the entire day and I must say it creased like a bitch. I'm going to probably have to wear a primer underneath this, but I can't help but feel like that completely defeats the point of a 'long-wearing' eye shadow. 

This final product was definitely a love at first swatch, the Cream Crush Shadow in the shade 05. This is the most beautiful sparkly taupe shadow I have ever owned. The cream to powder finish, lasts all evening and is a great way to add sparkle/reflect to any eye look.

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

Kendal Jenner Inspired Make-up | Versace Haute-Couture





During Couture Fashion week my Instagram feed is full of stunning gowns, runway images and backstage beauty pictures. One picture in particular sparked my interest; the beautiful Kendal Jenner wearing a gorgeous green smokey eye at the Versace Show (fall/winter 2015/2016). See original Image (Here)

I've had the Wet and Wild Comfort zone palette sat in my storage begging to be used for the longest time and this look finally gave me an opportunity to use the beautifully, buttery and pigmented shades. 

Post Make-up Mess

Base:
-Nars Sheer Glow
- Laura Mercier Secret Camauflage concealer
- Soap and Glory One Heck Of  A Blot 
- Maybelline Master Sculpt - Medium/Dark 02
- Natural Collection Blush - Peach Melba

Brows:
- Mac Omega eye shadow
- Essence Make Me Brow 

Eyes:
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Buck - through crease, lightly. (urban decay naked palette)
- Wet And Wild Comfort Zone Palette - Green eyelid shade sweeped across entire mobile lid. The shade below is blended into the outer V, pulling it up and out slightly. Inner corner highlight is a mixture of the green shade and the champagne highlight shade from the palette. 
- L'oreal Super Liner - upper lash line, super thin line, no wing.
- Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on eye pencil - upper and lower water line. 
- Maxfactor Masterpiece Mascara.

Lips:
- Mac Hue 
- New Look Lip Pencil - Shade 72


Liv | Deliciously-Floral

Maybelline Master Sculpt






Contouring and highlighting is definitely one of the best things to come out the beauty industry,enabling us to alter the shape of the face by playing around with shadows. Whilst high end seem to come out on top in comparison to some drugstore alternatives, Maybellines latest launch is something else.

The Master Sculpt is available in two shades; 01 Light, which is more of a warmer contour shade and 02 Medium Dark which is the cooler of the two. I picked up 02 Medium, which works beautifully to mimic the natural shadows of the face. 

The formula is lovely and buttery, yet easy to blend and the pigmentation is very good. However with most face products, start with a little then build up to avoid the 'stripe' effect. 
The highlight side is a light champagne/gold with a light shimmer running through it. It's not the best on the market and I would prefer if the highlight part of it wasn't part and the pan consisted of the contour only.

I comes with a flip up mirror and a naff brush, that will no doubt find it's way to the bin. 

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

FOTD | Pretty In Pink







About this time last year I was absolutely obsessed with Nars Sheer Glow, well guess what? The obsessions back. I had forgotten how beautifully creamy and flawless it makes my skin look and it inspired me to try out some more girly looks and what better palette to use than the Urban Decay Naked 3.

Base - Nars Sheer Glow, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer, Soap and Glory One Heck Of A Blot, Maxfactor Creamy Puff Blush - light pink shade (don't know the name, the security tag pulled it off) , Maybelline Master Sculpt - Medium/dark 02, Bourjois Chocolate Bronzer.

Brows - Mac Omega

Eyes - Urban Decay Primer Potion, Nooner & Strange (Naked 3), Bobbi Brown Gel Liner - Sepia Ink, Maybelline the Rocket Mascara.

Lips - Mac Creme Cup

Liv | Deliciously-Floral

Mac Lipstick Haul





At last, all 12 spaces on my acrylic storage has been filled by a beautiful Mac Lipstick. I felt it was about time I introduced you to the new additions to my ever growing family.

First up is Hue, a pinky nude in a glossy Glaze finish. Before this beauty, I haven't owned a nice nude lipstick, that wouldn't wipe my lips out entirely resembling the dreaded foundation lips. This is the perfect balance of nude and pink and the finish means it can be easily sheered out. This also looks great underneath a nude gloss. 

on the opposite end of the spectrum, we have Steam Heat a warm pinky red with yellow undertones. I believe this is limited edition, part of the Wet and Dry collection. This looks stunning paired with tanned skin and neutral eyes, thanks to the warm undertones. This is a satin finish, meaning you get all the pigmentation with out the dryness from a matte formula. 

Liv | Deliciously-floral


My Tanning Routine



Unless I'm by a pool, sipping on an ice cold lemonade, baking under the sun is not my cup of tea, not to mention it's ridiculously unhealthy. I'm all about faking it, especially with the amount of tanning products on the market, it's easier than ever to get a natural looking tan in no time at all.

Step 1: Exfoliation
Scrub, scrub then scrub again. nothing messes up fake tan like dry and flakey skin. The Sugar Crush body scrub from Soap and Glory is incredible and smells good enough to eat, leaving the skin perfectly polished ready for even fake tan application.

Step 2. Tan 
The St.Tropez express tan is one of the best I've ever tried. Not only does it leave you with a gorgeous even natural looking tan, you only have to wear it for 1-3 hours before washing it off, saving your sheets and clothing from wearing the tan over night. I would also recommend using the St.Tropez tanning mitt, it's slightly more expensive than others but no tan gets through the mitt to your hand.  

I don't like using this tan on my face as it breaks me out, so instead I've been using the St.Tropez gradual tanner for your face. A lovely daily lotion with tanning agents allowing you to build up a natural looking tan.

Step 3: Maintenance 
Fake Tan has the tendency to dry the skin out, so to stop the tan from going patchy moisturise both day and night. My favourite is the Vaseline spray and go body moisturiser, they are quick and easy to apply and they absorb in seconds, none of that fannying about in your underwear for ages. Also exfoliating at least once a week is great for keeping the skin looking fresh.

The new St.Tropez in shower gradual tanner is a great top up option. There isn't enough tan in this product to compete with the tan you're already wearing, it just enhances the colour, so you can get an extra few days out of it. 


Liv | Deliciously-Floral

*P.S.This post isn't sponsored, I believe St.Tropez tanning products are some of the best on the market and have been working really well for me.*