There's nothing quite like luxury products - for me, they are so indulgent and an absolute treat. The majority of my collection is from more affordable brands, but I am lucky enough to have a little stash of gorgeous high-end makeup. This Lancôme Hypnose Star Eyes 5 Color Palette* is a brand new addition to my makeup collection and it is the first ever Lancome makeup product I have tried.
I know we are a week into August, but to give July its last send-off, of course I have to share my empty products that I have finished up. The majority of these I have been using solidly over the past few months, and most are ones I would happily repurchase (or I've already bought them, because they are just that good!) So here is some of my rubbish... I mean empty products.
I feel like I need to reintroduce myself as this is the longest break I have had from my blog since I started it 3 years ago, and for that I am sorry! A lot has been going on, firstly my boyfriend and I have been hunting for a flat and we finally found one; it was definitely a bit stressful but I am so happy with what we found and excited to move next week. I will hopefully be back into my usual schedule, but if not, the move will be the reason! I also got really sick last week and was basically in bed unable to move for most of it. I'm feeling way better now, and ready to get back into my little space on the internet. I really do miss it when I take a break and have a lot of great products to share with you all.
So to get back into the swing of things, here is my Most Loved for July. There's only a few products, but I have been really enjoying them and excited to share why!
A couple of weeks back I was lucky enough to attend an incredible launch with Maybelline, not only have they got heaps of new products coming out (more information on those will come soon), but they also launched their new slogan and initiative 'Make It Happen'. Gone are the 'Maybe She's Born With It' days, Make It Happen is all about empowering women and young girls with the confidence to achieve anything that they set their mind too. For this new launch they are looking for six kiwi girls who would act as ambassadors for the brand with Maybelline and Miss FQ, supporting them to achieve their dreams in whatever field they are passionate about. Read more below for the information on why and how you should enter, plus I have an amazing giveaway of some of the new their lip range too to celebrate this momentous change.
One thing I love doing is treating myself to a good face mask as a bit of pampering and relaxation for my skin. I try to do one at least once a week, sometimes even twice a week depending on how my skin is doing and whether it needs some extra attention. After the hype of the Manuka Doctor ApiClear Purifying Facial Peel Mask* (NZD $35.95), which I absolutely loved and have since finished, I was intrigued to try some of their other masks. The ApiClear Purifying Face Mask* is from the same range as the Facial Peel - aimed at troubled skin/acne prone/oily skin.
The latest Lust Have It Women's Beauty Box* is here with the theme of Winter Skincare - inside are some products to keep the skin hydrated in this chilly weather. If you missed it, you can see what was inside the May box here, and if you are new to these parts, Lust Have It is an Australian and New Zealand monthly subscription service where you are sent at least 5 products that range from full size to sample sizes from a variety of brands. It's a fun way to be introduced to new products and try things you may have otherwise not.
Just about every brand now are bringing out some sort of contouring and highlighting kit. It seems us beauty lovers can't get enough of them, I know I am a big fan of them and have been loving trying out the different offerings. UK based brand Collection have brought out their version* to the market, at a great price of NZD $21.99. But what's the quality like...?