Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New Beauty Releases

The tried and true products are still well-loved, but playing with the new kids on the block makes me so happy and excited about makeup and beauty again in a big way ('cause they've got the right stuff, babyyyy - points if you get the reference!)
Despite being deep into a Netflix-induced old school Gossip Girl obsession right now, I'm still totally up for trying out new things and the best way I know how is by taking a peek at the new beauty bits on shelves and slapping them on myself for a whirl! My cheeks have been glowing thanks to the new Sisley Phyto-Touche Illusion D'Ete* which is one of those awesome gel powders that fake a really healthy look (no real rays for this fair maiden!) and naturally I'm still stuck on the new Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blushes - the pictured Alezane shade is a serious stunner. I've been popping those over the new L'Oreal Infallible 24HR Matte Foundation in Vanilla* - annoyingly transfers easily but I quite enjoy the finish of this base so I'm sure use up the tube despite that!
New lip releases are a dime a dozen and since my drawers are stacked high I'm picky about what I'll try - the Carmex Green Tea Jasmine Lip Balm sounded too delicious to pass up, the Bobbi Brown Telluride lipgloss in Sunset* is gorgeous (see it in action here!) and may replace my old Nars lipgloss obsession, and the packaging of the new Lancôme Shine Lover Lipstick in Twisted Beige* is definitely the brands best yet. The sheer and shiny finish may not last the longest on my lips, but I like the colour a whole lot and as long as the weather isn't too hot I like toting this tube about in my handbag (not a fan of melted lip products!)
Twisted Beige, Sisley bronzing gel powder, Alezane, Sunset
I'm still loving the first three Urban Decay Naked palettes, but practising my smoky eye game with the fresh Naked Smoky Palette has been a lot of fun and I'm really glad I added it into my UD collection. Something I'm less chuffed about is the new Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara* - at first I liked the pretty green tube, awesome cucumber scent and wet formula, but it takes what seems like an eternity to dry on my lashes and I always manage to get mascara all over my lids before it sets properly. I'd rather buy a few Rimmel nail polish bottles instead of this, a much better investment I think!

Rounding out the newbies? The Body Shop Italian Summer Fig EDT*, a jolt of strong figgy goodness that I've been wearing a ton of! I just saw in store that they have those cute little gift cubes in this scent for Christmas gift-giving - how perfect is that!? I have to pick up an early KK present this week so I'm going to hit them up for sure. 
Tried anything new lately?
What's your best $20 and under KK gift idea for a lady?
What lipgloss formula is your all-time favourite?
Hands up who got the song reference at the start of the post?!
-Emma x
*Marked products provided for consideration. Honesty, always!


  1. these were cool! loved your items

  2. Ahhh, those Lancôme Shine Lover lipsticks are so pretty! I can't justify buying one though as I never wear sheer lipsticks and the price tag is just too high for something I wouldn't reach for often. I will just admire them from afar and swatch them obsessively at work...

  3. Fig scents are all around at the moment and I'm loving them too - and yes I snagged a bottle of Italian Summer Fig!
    Best $20 and under gift for a lady? I'd suggest a great tube of hand cream!
    Favourite lip gloss formula? Bare Minerals Marvellous Moxie is pretty hard to beat!
    And nope I couldn't come up with the song reference :p

  4. Ooh, I must pop into The Body Shop for a whiff of that Fig scent, sounds lovely! And it was New Kids On The Block, The Right Stuff.... :D

  5. Ohh you've been trialing some gorgeous products. The bronzer is beautiful. I want to try out the Carmex balm but I never see it at the shops :(

  6. Been using the Lanegie BB Cushion lately - that's my newest purchase from my recent trip. Have to say that I love love love it! And best $20 or under gift for a lady? Hmm.. I'd go either for a light summer scarf or a little clutch (MRP has some pretty affordable ones I believe).

  7. Ooooh I need to watch GG again! For KK, maybe something from MOR or Molten Brown??

    xo Kat @ Katness

  8. Well thank you so much... now I have that NKOTB song playing in my head :P
    I WANT WANT WANT that UD Naked Smoky palette :'D I have seen some many good things being said about it... and I have the previous three ;)
    I´ve tried quite a lot of new things lately.... going through the products I mentioned in my recent haul ;)
    I am not really a gloss person but I do enjoy Maybelline glosses :)


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