Monday, 21 March 2016

Five things I’m Loving | March 2016

emma hardie moringa cleansing balm, trilogy rosehip oil urban decay liar ex-girlfriend kevyn aucoin contour book volume 1 review

I don’t do monthly favourite posts but I enjoyed writing up my last “Five things I’m Loving” in January and thought it was about time I do another! Again there is a mixture of products, some of which are new to me and some that are repurchases!

I bought this in a set of three a while back but was busy using up other cleansers before opening one of these! I am so glad to have it back in my routine and it’s definitely my favourite balm cleanser and totally worth the price tag in my opinion as I mentioned here! I generally use it at night as a second cleanse and it’s so gentle yet feels so luxurious to massage into my skin. It doesn’t sting my eyes and along with the included cloth it removes makeup effortlessly leaving my skin feeling super soft, hydrated and cleansed. It has a zesty orange smell and the pot lasts ages too!

This is another repurchase of mine though one I don’t think I've blogged about before! I love love love rosehip oil and this is my second bottle of Trilogy’s offering though I've also had the Pai version before and loved it too! Rosehip oil has done wonders for my skin, helping mainly with my acne scarring and hydration although it’s also designed to help with wrinkles. I use other oils too such as Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery which does nothing for me but with Rosehip oil I see visible results the morning after! Couldn’t be without this now! I really want to try more from Trilogy too so if you have any recommendations let me know in the comments!

kevyn aucoin contour book volume 1review

I had wanted to try the infamous sculpting powder for the longest time so when I saw this kit my eyes lit up…until I saw the price. I definitely didn’t want to pay £47 for it but when I saw it on sale at Space NK after Christmas for £24 I snapped it up (sorry it seems to be out of stock at this price now but it's available at full price here)! It contains the celestial powder in Starlight, three eyeshadows to accentuate and highlight, shade and define (and some can also be used to fill in brows), the celestial powder in Candlelight and the sculpting powder in medium.  When the palette came I was shocked at how small it was, the eyeshadows are big but the round powders are so small! The sculpting powder is very pigmented and a lovely contour colour though so you don’t need much on your brush to get some payoff. I've been getting a lot of use out of the eyeshades too, using the pinky shade on my inner corner, dark brown on my eyelid and the warmer toned brown on my outer corner. The only shade I haven’t been getting much use out of is the brightening Starlight shade as it’s just a bit too stark for me! Overall a lovely palette but one I would definitely hold off getting until it’s in the sale again!

kevyn aucoin contour book volume 1 swatches review

urban decay sheer revolution liar ex-girlfriend udxgwen

Finally onto my last two products and these are both Urban Decay lipsticks (and my only UD lipsticks). I won a giveaway on the lovely Pam’s blog at the start of February and I think I’ve had the Sheer Revolution lipstick in Liar on me every day since then! It’s so easy to wear, hydrating and gives the perfect pinky nude colour to my lips! The limited edition UDxGwen lipstick collection was released around the same time and I told myself I didn’t need it until I started seeing swatches and convinced myself I did! Unfortunately for me the shade I wanted “Ex-Girlfriend” was out of stock so I signed up to Feel Unique’s mailing list and hit buy as soon as the back in stock email came through! Again it’s an easy to wear, hydrating pinky nude and again I won’t win any awards for being daring in my lipstick choices but to me you can’t go wrong with these shades and I know I will use both up completely! In fact I toyed with the idea of buying a backup of Ex-Girlfriend!

urban decay sheer revolution liar ex-girlfriend udxgwen swatches
l-r Ex-Girlfriend, Liar
So that’s what I’ve been loving lately! Let me know if you’ve tried any of the products I’ve mentioned or if you have any recommendations for me!

Danielle xx



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  1. I've been wearing Liar, a LOT lately! It's such an easy colour isn't it! LOVE!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. The contour book looks amazing! I also love UD lipsticks :D

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    1. I love the contour shade! Definitely will be needing more UD lipsticks I think! Xx

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  3. UD Revolution lipsticks are some of my favourites!
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    1. I love Liar! Will be needing to add a few more shades sooner rather than later I think! Xx

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  4. The Kevyn Aucoin palette looks so nice, you're lucky to have got such a bargain there! The rosehip oil sounds lovely, I might have to try that as I suffer with quite bad skin now and I can't seem to clear it up very well, despite trying so many different products!

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

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    1. The rosehip oil had been a complete saviours for me! Really hydrating and great at tackling acne scars! Xx

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  5. I love UD's lipstick formula too-- it's so hydrating :) Also, that palette was such a steal!

    Mili

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  6. That Kevyn Aucoin set looks amazing! I adore Emma Hardie cleansing balm too! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. It's amazing! I look forward to using it every night! Really enjoying the Kevyn Aucoin contour book too! Xx

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  8. Those lipsticks are so pretty! The Kevyn Aucoin book looks great. So annoying its out of stock, I would have brought it haha xx

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    1. I actually updated the post when I saw your comment! It's out of stock at the sale price but still available at full price! Bit expensive though! Loving the lipsticks! Xx

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  9. Ooh everything here looks amazing, love the look of that Kevyn Aucoin book!

    Makeup Monster

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  10. The Kevyn Aucoin palette is gorgeous and one that I would get lots of use from too but I agree with you on not paying the full price, you're so lucky to snag it in a sale. I am tempted to add Ex-Girlfriend into my collection, I have the shade 714 but I'm itching to get another.

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    1. I know, I was so happy when I saw it as I had been eyeing it up at full price! Oh you need Ex-Girlfriend, it's gorgeous and will probably be out of stock soon :P xx

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  11. The Contour Book looks amazing! I use the highlighter and contour powder. Both are worth the price tag

    Casey - ATopsyTurvyBlog

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  12. I really want to give the emma hardie cleansing balm a go, but I've always been wary because of the price but it does sound amazing ♥



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    1. It really is! A little goes a long way and there are usually discount codes too :) xx

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  13. I've been desperate to try the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder for ages, but this palette looks like an absolute steal for that sale price, good spot!

    I've just bought the Emma Hardie cleanser and it's amazing, it really melts my makeup off!

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    1. It feels so good doesn't it! Yep pretty proud of myself for stalking the Space NK sale and finding it! Xx

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  14. Great favourites! I love the formulation of Urban Decay lipsticks!


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  15. Wow! That's such a pretty palette! Can't believe I haven't seen it till now. Thanks for sharing!

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

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  16. ...I also love elemis cleansing balm!!!
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    1. Ooh I've never tried that one but I've heard it's great! Xx

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  17. That highlight and contour palette looks so fab!! Love the selection of colors and finishes!

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  18. Patette looks fab. Everthing is so nice.

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  19. The cleansing balm sounds lovely, I really want to try some Emma Hardie products!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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    1. The cleansing balm is amazing! Well worth the price tag! Xx

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  20. What a great sale for that Kevin Aucoin contour book, what an amazing buy!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  21. The contour kit looks amazing. Love it :)

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    1. It's great, I love the contour shade! Xx

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  22. Liar looks like a pretty everyday colour! That Kevyn Aucoin book caught my eye in the sale but resisted the temptation, it looks great though! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Ooh you stayed strong Dagmara! I just couldn't resist! Xx

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  23. I really want to try that cleanser. I've heard so many amazing things about it. I can never have enough cleansers, I'm seriously obsessed haha :)

    Paula
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    1. I don't think I've read a bad review of it! Love taking my makeup off with it! Xx

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  24. I love the look of that contour palette but I must have been hiding under a rock as I've never heard of that brand before haha!
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    1. It's the only thing I own by Kevyn Aucoin but I definitely want to try more! Xx

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  25. The Kevyn Aucoin Contour Book looks amazing and it's defnitely a brand that has been on my radar for quite some time now x

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    1. I had wanted the sculpting powder for ages so I'm glad I got in with a few other products in this palette! Xx

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  26. Oh wow the Kevyn Acoin palette looks amazing! I really love UD Liar so I definitely need to check out the sheer version :) the Trilogy Rosehip and Emma Hardie cleansing balm (which I'm running out of - dreading forking out for the full size haha) are two of my current favourites too! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. They are amazing! I find the cleansing balm lasts me ages! I usually try and get it when M&S have their 20% off beauty sales :) I want to check out the original Revolution in Liar now! Xx

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  27. Oh my goodness I can't decide which one I want to try out more! Everything looks so good! I think the Kevyn Aucoin?:)

    Nati

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    1. Kevyn Aucoin is a good choice! I definitely can't pick between them, love them all! Xx

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  28. Kevyn Acoin palette looks great and getting it for the half price must be the best bit :) I've heard a lot about EH cleansing balm, I want to give it a try.

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. The best :D the EH cleansing balm is definitely the best I've tried! Xx

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  29. These lipsticks look so nice, I am all into lighter shades these days! Spring is awesome!

    Yiota
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  30. Rosehip oil never worked for me, maybe I was using it wrong? I could really do with something to help with my scarring. The KA highlight looks so so pretty and the brightening powder too. Never seen that before x

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    1. I haven't used the brightening powder much but love the highlight! Aw no that sucks! I generally use my last thing in my routine after my moisturiser and really massage it in especially over scars! Xx

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  31. Lovely post, dear. Nice photo!

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  32. These lipstick shades give me life! UD Liar is bomb!

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  33. OMG that Gwen Stefani lipstick is stunning!!! *-*
    And that contouring palette looks soooo great!
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    1. They are both amazing! I'm obsessed with both! Xx

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  34. Great selection of picks Danielle! I remember seeing the Kevyn Aucoin The Contour Book Volume 1 online and contemplating whether to get it or not. I haven't tried any of the Kevyn Aucoin powders, but I'm absolutely desperate to. I definitely think I'll pick this up when it's on sale again, like you recommended. Every shade in the palette looks absolutely stunning!:D

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    1. I'm so glad I have in it my collection! Would have been disappointed if I paid full price though as the contour and highlight pans are tiny but definitely keep an eye out for it! Xx

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  35. Omg I really want that Gwen Stefani Urban Decay lipstick - I've wanted it ever since I got the eye shadow palette! Such a gorgeous colour xx

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    1. I'm so glad I bought it! I don't normally go for higher end lipsticks but I love this! Tempted to get a back up! Xx

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  36. I LOVE the look of Liar - it looks like the most perfect nude shade xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. It is! So hydrating and long lasting too! Need more from this range! Xx

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  37. I am in love with Emma Hardie Balm too but usually save it for when I really feel like treating myself lol! I still need to try the Trilogy Facial Oil xxx
    Sal UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. I know what you mean, I'm near the end of mine so have opened a different cleanser to ration it out a bit more! Love the Trilogy Rose Hip oil! Xx

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  38. I love trilogy rose hip oil have been using it for over 2 years now, and i have to say haven't used any moisturizer since then, its amazing.
    Also that UD Gwen.S Shade is beautiful and I'm super tempted to get that.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    1. Definitely do if it's still in stock! Such a gorgeous shade! rosehip oil is the best! Xx

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