So you might be reading this and thinking 'Has Cass gone totally crazy?', and the answer is yes, I think I have because using this Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm* as a makeup primer actually works! You might need to hear me out on this one, but believe me, next time you are in the supermarket grab a bottle and check it out for yourself (or if you have a boyfriend who uses it, sneak a bit of his to try...)
August was a crazy month, but crazy in the best way possible. It was my first official month here in Auckland after moving from Christchurch and I've been so busy with all sorts of fun things (as well as being very sick for about 10 days out of the month too). I've pretty much been wearing makeup nearly everyday, but have been trying to reach for different products each time, however there were some stand outs that are making a feature today in my Most Loved.
Some people love long haul flights, where as others loathe them (I sit somewhere in the middle). Whether you are a movie/TV watcher for most of the flight, or a sleeper, keeping up a good skincare and beauty routine will help your skin, and also make you feel a bit fresher when you come out the other end. There's a few things I like to take on board (that fit within the plastic bag restriction, of course) that aid in keeping my skin as clean and moisturised as possible. I know not everyone will want to apply makeup as the disembark, but sometimes a little bit is all you need if you're not feeling too flash hot on the inside.
Earlier last month I did a big post featuring some of the amazing new Maybelline releases that have just come out in NZ (see it here), and I have managed to get my hands on a few of the other new products that have hit stores over the past month, including the much hyped Master Sculpt Contouring Palette. Most of them I've tried, so there's a few thoughts on each product.
The say eyes are the window to the soul, but equally as important is those furry things above them - your brows. The day I started filling and shaping my brows is one I will never forget (so dramatic right?) and since then I've not looked back. The way you shape and define your brows really gives your face more shape, dimension and it also pulls together any makeup look straight away, making it look more polished and put together.
I am definitely a lover of pencils for my brows, and then I always use a brow gel to soften the colour, set them in place and create the illusion of more hairs than there might be. Here are my Top 5 brow gels (in no particular order...)
I am drawn to beauty and makeup; I like trying new makeup, I like writing about it and photographing it, hence why I write this blog! One makeup item I am always drawn to are eyeshadow palettes - there is something so aesthetically pleasing in having a selection of well curated shades with different finishes that just gets my beauty loving heart racing. I'm not shy to admit I own a fair amount of palettes and definitely have enough eye shadows to last a life time (and some...), so I thought it was about time I shared some of the ones I absolutely adore and can't get enough of.
I will be the first to admit that I haven't been the best blogger in the land. Hopefully you lot barely realise, but behind the scenes I have a lot of catching up to do with posts, and photos etc etc. One of them being my Lust Have It Women's Beauty Boxes* which I've had piling up and forgetting to post about. I've decided to give you a double whammy today, sharing the contents and some thoughts on the June and July boxes, so here goes...
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