The Beauty Favourites Edit | vol. 6

Hello gorgeous humans! Well hasn’t felt like a long time since I did a favorites post. It hasn’t probably been that long I buy so many beauty products all I need to do is blink and already I feel like it’s time for another one of these posts. You guys know the drill – monthly favorites aren’t my cup of tea. Is it just me or does it not create a lot of pressure to have a new batch of favorites every 4 weeks and have to post it in the beginning of every month? So you guys know me, I opted for a different route. There are a lot of skincare items in here as I finally made myself jump back on the skincare wagon officially. I did a beauty chat post about it and all the guilt that was involved when it came to being lazy at skincare, click here if you want to see that post.

Okay enough jibber jabber let’s get on with the post! Ps. bring a snack with you for this one.

Here we go!

The La Girl Pro HD foundation | I have worn this foundation about twice so far. The hot weather lately has made be avoid wearing makeup when I can because it’s just too hot to be in the mood for a beat face. I really really like this foundation, my skin type does make it easy to work with. It’s so hydrating and it has incredible coverage. Some of you may find it too greasy so if you have oily skin you won’t like it. Though Tati from Glam life guru who has combination skin also loves this foundation. It’s so affordable and so incredible.

Neutrogena hydroboost water gel | I don’t know why I spent so long avoiding this line from Neutrogena. When I first spotted it I knew I immediately wanted to try out this range but then I read a couple of reviews and it left me unsure. This product is incredible. I use it as the step of a moisturizer. It has the famous hyaluronic acid which is what makes it so magical. It sinks into the skin very quickly, leaving your skin feeling extra soft, hydrated and plump all day. I definitely want to try all the other products from this range.

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful color grand entrance mascara | This one was a part of a Christmas present I had received. I received an Elizabeth Arden gift set and this was among the three products I ended up liking. The other stuff weren’t so great. This mascara makes your lashes look STUNNING. Now I do have naturally quite long and full lashes so it doesn’t take a village to get mine looking good but this mascara definitely has the way factor. The only downside is that this is the only mascara I have come across that sort of agitates my eyes and causes them to water. It isn’t extreme irritation but I do notice it isn’t super comfortable to wear. Lately I’ve been wearing a different mascara and applying a bit of this on top so that I can still receive its effects without the uncomfortable feeling.

Maybelline Master Fix setting spray | You guys know I am drugstore makeup junkie but I don’t know why I am always a bit skeptical towards drugstore setting sprays. I do hope to change this but I have tried a couple that literally did nothing for me. This however is such a lovely setting spray. It gives your face an even mist without drenching you or wrecking your foundation and I do notice a boost in my foundation’s wear.

Biore baking soda cleanser | As I have jumped back on the skincare wagon which means not only doing my skincare routine on makeup days but EVERYDAY. This has been my daily cleanser. Knowing that baking soda is in it does give you the impression it will be quite drying on the skin but it actually isn’t. I find it quite refreshing and cleansing. It makes my skin feel very clean and refreshed but it doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight. If anything my skin feels soft after using this. It even have very very gently exfoliating grains so you do get a little bit of exfoliation as well.

Physician’s formula butter bronzer | The butter bronzer from Physician’s formula has been on my wish list for what seems like forever. I purchased both shads because I was that excited. They really are buttery, easily to wear and have this very subtle sheen to them. They aren’t stupidly pigmented where you will make mistakes but they do show up on the skin and blend easily. I do wish they had deeper shades as I am currently tanned from beach trips so I can’t enjoy their full potential but they are awesome. If you are really fair skinned you’ll love these and they really do smell like a tropical drink, the smell is quite strong actually.

Mecca facial sunscreen SPF 50 | For some time now I’ve wanted to incorporate SPF into my morning skincare regime. I mean summer in Australia this year has been absolutely insane and let’s face it the Aussie sun all year round is pretty crazy. I didn’t know where to go into the SPF route. I didn’t want beauty products that just happened to contain SPF but I didn’t want to use the sunscreen I wear at the beach on my face. Especially if I was going to be wearing makeup that day. I had no idea that facial sunscreen was a thing to be honest, and watching a video from the youtuber ‘Josie Gleeson’ we got chatting and she recommended the mecca facial sunscreen. In a nut shell – I am obsessed. It’s hydrating works incredibly well underneath makeup and I know I am covered SPF wise as I got a whopping 50. I am a happy camper.

A makeup brush from ‘Wish’ | It would be much easier if the makeup brushes I purchased had names. It is hard talking to about them in posts because often they just have generic names. Regardless of that they still are incredible and crazy affordable. This one is a dupe for the Nars Mie Kabuki brush (sort of) and I’ve been absolutely loving it for both bronzer and blush. I definitely want to pick up some multiples. It picks up the right amount of product, blends things out nicely and is just generally a lovely brush.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold | High end skincare is definitely something I want to try a lot more of but that is easier said than done. Of course high end skincare items are obviously expensive but on top of that I repurchase skincare items quicker then makeup – so it is a bit of an investment. This Alpha-H liquid gold is one I’ve been curious about for years and I have a lot of texture issues and little bumps on my skin that aren’t necessarily pimples (maybe a sign of congestion). I’ve been using it for a good three weeks now and I do like it, it hasn’t fixed up the original issue I was looking for completely but it does help reduce those bumps. I use it every other night and so far so good. I’m glad I picked it up, it was on sale as well so I purchased the 200 ml bottle for a bargain.

ElF Illuminating highlighter palette | Elf has come out with so many interesting products so I was excited to finally pick up their palettes. I do love a popping highlight but with drugstore highlighters I am more forgiving and don’t expect a popping highlight level. I was pleasantly surprised with this highlighter palette. I’d say it is very close to the same intensity as theBalm’s Mary loumanizer highlight. So I’ve been really enjoying wearing this on the cheekbone. You get 4 shades and I’ve been mixing three of them together and applying them on the tops of my cheekbones. It’s a pretty smooth formula the powders aren’t chalky and there aren’t tacky and obvious glitter chunks in there.

Nivea Aqua sensation day cream | This is a rediscovery for me. Years ago this was one of the first moisturizers I picked up when I was getting into skincare and I fell in love with it. I did run out of it and when I went to repurchase it, it was sold out. I ended up picking something else and never got around to repurchasing it because I just kept trying other moisturizers. It’s definitely just as good as I remember. It’s light weight but very hydrating, it sinks into the skin quickly and it smells so lovely.

Color pop pressed eye shadows | You guys know I am absolutely bananas for the makeup geeks shadows and what they all about. I am also a big fan of color pop but my biggest pet peeve with them is that most of their products are cream and so in comparison to other makeup items they will eventually dry out and become unusable quicker than the others. So that has what has tampered my purchases from them as if I go overboard I am paranoid when they do eventually dry out it will all happen at once. So when they finally came out with a powder formula and it was eye shadows you could place in a palette – I literally made an order the day they were launched. The formula is super pigmented and easy to blend there is a bit of a fall out issue but I forgive that little crink. The shade range is also gorgeous! The shades ‘come and get it’, ‘High strung’, ‘top notch’, ‘wait for it’ and Bel air’ are my favorites. I also adore using ‘let me explain’ as a cheek bone highlight!

Palmer’s cleansing oil | Last but not least is this cleansing oil by palmers. Using a cleansing oil to remove my makeup is an absolute must have for me! It’s so efficient and quick and easy and ever since I began using a cleansing oil a few years back I ALWAYS remove my makeup before bed. I’ve been using the sanctuary cleansing oil for years and I do love it despite the packaging being annoying and prone to leaking. It was sold out when I went to repurchase it but lately I’ve been noticing a lot of brands in Priceline coming out with cleansing oils. I am excited to try them all. I did start with the palmer’s cleansing oil as I’d heard really good things about it. So far I am liking it and I do find it to remove all my makeup even easier! A big thumbs up for this one.


And that wraps up this ginormous favorites post. See any products that you are a fan of? What have been your beauty favorites lately? Drop a comment and let’s get chatting. I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post!

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  1. Danielle Beautyblog

    March 17, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    I love Alpha H Liquid Gold! One of my favourite skincare products! I need to get my hands on some ColourPop pressed shadows!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    1. admin admin

      March 18, 2017 at 1:25 am

      I am enjoying it though it didn’t specifically fix a particular issue I am dealing with which is texture issues and congested skin which is leaving my skin bumpy. The color pop eye shadows are definitely lovely, I’m really obsessed with custom eye shadow palettes.

  2. Georgia

    March 17, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    The Maybelline fixing spray sounds so good! I’m currently using the NYX one, but I might have to swap! Great post x

    |Georgia Megan|

    1. admin admin

      March 18, 2017 at 1:23 am

      I’m constantly reaching for it. I love the even mist you get, it doesn’t drench your face in a bad way. Thanks for stopping by lovely. x

  3. Sally

    March 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    I keep hearing about that foundation and it looks great but I have combination skin so I’m not sure my oily t zone would agree with it! Definitely going to be making a Colourpop order soon though so I’ll be popping some eyeshadows in!

    The Makeup Directory

    1. admin admin

      March 18, 2017 at 1:22 am

      I love the foundation, I find that it lasts well on my dry/dehydrated skin with an oily t-zone. I even had it on while exercising once and despite sweating like a pig it didn’t break up. If anything it’s extremely dewy so you’d need a mattifying powder and to touch up your t-zone regularly but it’s such a lovely foundation and you can’t beat the price.

  4. Danielle Alexa

    March 17, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    The LA Girl Foundation is really high up on my wishlist at the moment. It seems so nice!

    Danielle xx

    1. admin admin

      March 18, 2017 at 1:21 am

      It really is so lovely, VERY hydrating, has great coverage and lasts well for my dry/dehydrated skin with a oily t-zone. You definitely should try it out and it’s so affordable so you got nothing to lose

  5. Reine

    March 18, 2017 at 9:16 am

    I ought to try colourpop soon, the swatches I’ve been seeing are so gorgeous and the price is so affordable!

    Reine | Sincerely Reine

    1. admin admin

      March 18, 2017 at 11:44 am

      You should, custom eye shadow palettes in general are so addictive and color pop have some absolutely stunning shades.

  6. Ellie

    March 18, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I’m loving the sound of all these products! Especially the SPF facial sunscreen, I’ve been trying to find a good SPF cream for my face for ages and I might have to try this one out. The elf highlighter palette and the Palmers cleansing oil both sound amazing too.

    Ellie Xx |

    1. admin admin

      March 18, 2017 at 11:45 am

      This is the first spf product I’ve used and I love it, it never occurred to me that they made sunscreen specifically for the face. They highlighter kit is definitely awesome. I top it with a color pop eye shadow in let me explain and it’s a poppin cheekbone highlighter. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Kayla

    March 18, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I really want to try this foundation from LA Girl, everyone seems to love it 🙂

    1. admin admin

      March 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

      I love the foundation! It’s hydrating, has great coverage and lasts well on my dry/dehydrated skin

  8. Kiran

    March 19, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I really want to try the Butter Bronzer, but not sure if it will show up on my skin. The Biore baking soda cleanser sounds perfect me, thank you for sharing. So many great products! Hope you’re enjoying the weekend xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    1. admin admin

      March 19, 2017 at 9:23 am

      It definitely is kind of sheer so if it’s more of a subtle bronzer. But it shows up on me and look very natural. Yes that cleanser is very lovely and refreshing.

  9. Caked To The Nines

    March 19, 2017 at 3:47 am

    I need to try like all of these LOL. But I especially want to try the Butter Bronzer, Alpha H Liquid Gold, and the ColourPop pressed shadows!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    1. admin admin

      March 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

      Oh girl you should, the color pop pressed shadows are awesome and the physician’s formula bronzer is awesome I can’t stop reaching for it.

  10. Shelleen

    March 19, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Great choices! I need to try the Colour Pop shadows! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

    1. admin admin

      March 19, 2017 at 9:21 am

      You should, they’re awesome. x

  11. Shireen L. Platt

    March 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    I agree about that Elizabeth Arden mascara, it’s an amazing mascara and really hold the curls too. I am really curious about that LA Girl foundation, I swear everyone have been raving about it.

    1. admin admin

      March 19, 2017 at 9:27 pm

      I’m so in love with it. I just wish it didn’t bother my eyes too much and I don’t really have sensitive eyes. But it’s so bloody good! I’m loving the foundation, it works really well on my dry/dehydrated skin but I get a very shiny/oily t zone and it still lasts well on me. For the coverage it has it’s extremely dewy – sort of on the border between greasy and dewy but I just set my foundation with powder and touch up every now and then and I am good. You can’t beat it for the price.

  12. Regina (mybeautymusings)

    March 19, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    I’ve been hearing so many good things about the colourpop pressed eyeshadows. I’ll need to try them soon! =)


    1. admin admin

      March 19, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      I really like them, they are pretty and pigmented!

  13. Sofia

    March 20, 2017 at 8:26 am

    I neeeeeed to try the Maybelline Master Fix spray! And the butter bronzer from Physicians Formula!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    1. admin admin

      March 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      You really do! I love both.

  14. Jordan

    March 21, 2017 at 12:07 am

    I really want to try the Colourpop pressed eyeshadows. Some of the shades look so beautiful! x

    1. admin admin

      March 24, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      You should, they are affordable and lovely!

  15. Carly Susanne

    March 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these so thanks for the recommendations. I’m with you in the posting faves as and when! I started doing this last year, then realised six months had gone by and I was only on post number one!

    ♥ Carly Susanne – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. admin admin

      March 24, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      Yes it feels much more natural and not forced and who knows subconsciously as a blogger it can influence us to buy more makeup without even realizing just to do favorites posts.

  16. Karlee

    March 21, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I wish I liked the Biore baking soda cleanser but it broke me out so bad 🙁

    1. admin admin

      March 24, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      I was lucky for it not to break me out but the brand Garnier always break me out and I know many love their micellar water.

  17. Shanelle

    March 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    You have so many picks I want to try!

    I’ve yet to use any ELF products or Colourpop! The pigment on Colourpop shadows seems insane.

    I’m not going to lie, I quite want to use that brush to swirl all highlighters in that palette, and just shine bright like a diamond.

    1. admin admin

      March 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

      Yes it had been a hot minute since my last favorites post so it tends to build up with beauty products. The color pop pressed shadows are definitely wonderful and the best part, the majority of their products are a cream formula so it made me reluctant to buy everything I wanted because within 9 months they start to dry out – powder eyeshadows definitely have a longer shelf life! The brush is definitely multi purpose. Thanks for stopping by hun.

  18. A Very Sweet Blog

    March 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Colorpop makes some AMAZING eyeshadows. I love the pigmentation. That Elizabeth Arden mascara sounds amazing. Will have to try more of their products.

    1. admin admin

      March 24, 2017 at 10:08 pm

      They really do and their shades are gorgeous! Between color pop and makeup geek I am in eye shadow heaven. Yes I have never tried Elizabeth Arden makeup before and the gift set I received for Christmas, I didn’t like the majority of makeup in that set but I was in love with the mascara and I am glad they sell it on feel unique.

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