If you’ve read any of my other wish lists here on my blog you’ll probably know that I’m usually filling my ‘imaginary basket’ with clothes and shoes. With clothes I feel like I like to chop and change my style depending on my mood or what trend I might be liking at that moment in time. If I’m feeling a bit lack lustre (which I am at the minute) from wearing the same baggy jumpers, jeans and gym leggings to Uni everyday, making a wish-list of clothes is a way to keep on top of trends and clothes I’m liking the look of, even though I can’t go and buy them (student life), I still like to plan potential outfits for when that loan drops, only joking, sort of.
Beauty on the other hand is a different kettle of fish. Whenever I find a make-up or skincare product that I love, I find it so difficult to tear myself away from it. I think I become attached because I know it works for me. Recently however, I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos and reading blogs that are beauty and skincare hauls, which has made me feel more adventurous to try new products. I headed over to Cult Beauty and had a little browse and found four products that I’m really keen to try in the near future and so I’ll run you through them.
At a staggering 68 english pounds (SOS) this face oil claims to purify the skin, reduce redness whilst also preventing spots and blackheads. It better had for that price! In all seriousness, I have actually heard rave reviews about this facial oil and I’m always impressed when I hear a lot of people loving a product and saying how it’s worked wonders for their skin. I’ve never actually tried a facial oil before and so this really intrigues me. I have the Emma Hardie cleansing balm that emulsifies into an oil and I love that, but an oil that you put on to sink into the skin AFTER cleansing is a new idea for me. It contains salicylic acid, which also means that it’s going to exfoliate the skin and get rid of those dead skin cells that makes the skin look flat and dull. I really want to try this out, but the price massively puts me off. For now I’ll have to admire it from afar but hopefully when I’m £68 richer I might give it a whirl.
Now this ‘wish’ is probably slightly irrational. I have SO many make-up brushes already, but they’re rose-gold so… justifiable? I don’t wear eyeshadow on a day-to-day basis, but when I do, I like to have lots of clean brushes to make sure that everything looks nice and blended. AH – I have a solution, I hear you say… wash your other brushes you lazy fool. Acknowledged. I do need to start doing this, but you can never have too many brushes in my opinion. I love the Real Techniques ones, which are definitely more affordable, but ZOEVA have so many different eye brushes that RT don’t offer and you can buy them separately. This saves you forking out the 65 quid for the set, and allows you to pick the brushes you feel that you’ll get the most out of. I’d definitely love to have these pretty brushes in my collection.
Firstly, I absolutely love and swear by the Glow Tonic (reviewed here), which is the only product I’ve actually tried by Pixi. However, I’ve heard really good things about their make-up and the rest of their skincare range, which I’ve been really eager to try. Then this collaboration comes along and the Double Cleanse goes to the top of my wish-list. Pixi have worked alongside Caroline Hirons (the skincare queen) and created this product that has a solid cleansing oil AND a cleansing cream. The fact that you get both products within the same jar means that it’s perfect for being on the go and you’ve got no excuse to skimp on your skincare, so chuck those make-up wipes away. Firstly, rub the oil into your skin as this gently breaks down any product on your face, remove with a muslin cloth or flannel. Secondly, repeat this process, but this time taking the cream and this will remove any left-over product as well as replenishing your skin, leaving it plump and squeaky clean. Sounds good, right?
This primer can be used under foundation or alone to give your skin that extra bit of glow. I love how glowing skin looks, but many products that give this ‘lit from within’ look make the skin look extra dewy and feel quite sticky on the skin. No thanks, I’m oily enough. If there’s a product I can apply that’s going to give me a healthy glow as well as providing a solid base for my foundation, I’m in! BECCA emphasise that this product is all about producing a natural finish whilst minimising flaws giving you a skin-perfected appearance. It’s apparently really light on the skin and although it is said to give a dewy finish, I’m intrigued to see if the light texture means I’ll get on with the dewy finish a bit better as usually these products are quite greasy and sit on top of the skin rather than blending seamlessly. It comes with a pump, hallelujah… so it should for 32 pounds, but this is a major plus because it means you can really control the amount of product you’re using, which makes it last a lot longer. The reviews are great and so if you’re intrigued by this product, definitely go and have a read!
As you can see, all of these products are high-end and rather expensiiiiive… to say the least. I do have lots of products from the drugstore that I’m eyeing up, so if you’d like to see a more affordable wish-list, do let me know!
Thanks for reading!