Monday, 2 May 2016

Don’t be Blue

blue beauty products nivea cutex estee lauder vichy la roche posay embryolisse essie revlon

Happy Bank Holiday Monday everyone! After last week’s pink post I may have gotten a little carried away and planned a few more themed posts focusing on some different colours! First up are my favourite blue products!

I’ve spoken about this loads on my blog before and it regularly features in empties too but this is my favourite product for a first cleanse and I have been using it for years! It’s so creamy and effective at removing a good chunk of my makeup before I go in with an oil or balm. As it’s so creamy I don’t feel like I am dragging my skin at all with this and it’s so affordable!

Nivea Protect and Care 48 hour Anti-Perspirant*
Deodorant is something I like to have a few different options for and will switch daily as I find my armpits get quite used to products I use long term! Nivea recently released a new deodorant featuring the scent of Nivea crème which you all know I am obsessed with! It promises to be strong on sweat but gentle on skin while providing 48 hour protection. I’ve been using this for about three weeks now and while I haven’t tested the 48 hour claim, it lasts well throughout the day on me and as expected I love the scent, it’s so fresh and clean! It also comes in stick and spray form too and is available from Superdrug, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s!

I talked about this in an empties way back here when I was on my second bottle but didn’t repurchase till recently as I was finishing other serums (practising self-control for once!). I’m so glad to have this back in my routine, there is something about it I love. It’s quite a watery formulation but dries in quickly making my skin feel lovely and soft and hydrated throughout the day! I feel like it’s become a little more scented since I last used it but I could be wrong, it doesn’t affect my skin anyway and I still love it!

This is my second bottle of this stuff now and another product I’m glad to have back in my skincare routine! I use it after I tone at both night time and in the morning and press in with a cotton pad. I find on me it’s refreshing and helps calm any spots I have! It’s also meant to help with excess oiliness which I didn’t realise until now so I will be looking out for that too!   
  
I don’t think I’ve ever spoke about this on my blog before but there is something about it I really like. I was enabled by Pixiwoo absolutely ages ago who used it as a primer and I find it really effective! It’s my moisturiser/primer of choice when I take hand luggage as it doubles up as both and saves me a lot of room while nicely moisturising and priming my skin and giving me a good base for my makeup.

This is without a doubt my favourite foundation and after going on a bit of a mission in the last month or so to find the perfect foundation without SPF, I can confirm that it can’t be done. For my skin anyway! I don’t wear this daily, it’s too expensive for that, but this is the only foundation I trust on a night out/if I have to get a photo taken (yes even with flash because at least I’ll look like a ghost with good skin!). I have combination skin and this mattifies it without clinging to any dry patches I have as well as seemingly looking better the longer I wear it. Not sure what magic it is but it’s one I will continue to repurchase again and again!

I have gone through so many bottles of this nail polish remover as it’s so effective! I don’t know if it’s clever marketing calling it “ultra cleansing” but it really does get my nail polish off so quickly and easily!

I picked this up a few weeks ago when it was on offer as curiosity got the better of me (I usually hate Revlon mascaras) but this has been a pleasant surprise! It’s quite a dry formula with a bristled brush and like the packaging says, gives me great volume and length, exactly what I look for in a mascara! I always get the waterproof version and it’s worked perfectly and I haven’t noticed any flaking either! I’m definitely not upset the old Revlon mascaras have been discontinued and want to try out more of the new range soon!

essie find me an oasis midnight cami

This is probably one of my favourite nail shades ever! It’s definitely not the most Spring/Summer appropriate but who cares about that when you see how pretty it is! It’s a deep navy blue with the most gorgeous understated shimmer. I have a whole post on it here with it on my nails too!
  
Essie Find Me an Oasis
A little more light for this time of year, Find Me an Oasis is the prettiest pastel blue I own! Essie really do the best pastel shades in my opinion! I love these mini polishes too that you can get in sets as I very rarely finish a full size nail polish!

essie find me an oasis pastel blue midnight cami navy with shimmer swatches

So there are my favourite blue products or you know products that come in blue packaging! Have you tried any of them? What did you think?

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own.

Danielle xx



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  1. I am a sucker for blue nail polish, lovely post (:
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin'

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  2. I love blue! My favourite ever nailpolish is blue too (Revlon Full House) I really want to try the revlon mascara now, it looks fab! I Really want to try the Vichy Serum now too, I love this post, so different :)

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    1. Thank you Erin! I just googled Revlon Full House and its a gorgeous colour too! Xx

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  3. I love these colored posts! I'll have to try the Revlon mascara, that's exactly what I look for in a mascara, too. And I love the nail polish colors!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Katie! I'm loving the mascara! Xx

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  4. Find Me an Oasis is really pretty! And I have that Vichy serum in my list to purchase even though I won't be picking it up any time soon as I am drowning in skincare. I have heard many love that Aqualia serum so fingers cross that it will work on me.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I'm so glad I've got it back in my routine! Felt good finishing a few other products before purchasing though! Xx

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  5. This is such a cute post idea! I love the look of the Vichy Serum :)
    - Ambar | Her Little Loves

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    1. Thank you! It's such a great serum! Xx

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  6. Yes Estee Lauder Double Wear is my absolute favourite foundation ever!
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe

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  7. That essie colour is to die for!


    Alexandra / www.alyspace.co.uk

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  8. I love Find Me An Oasis- it's one of my fave spring polishes!!

    She Likes to Shop

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  9. Fab post! The baby blue nail polish looks amazing! x

    TOUCHOFGUCCI // BLOGLOVIN

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  10. That vichy serum sounds like a dream! It sounds like the perfect cure for dry winter skin :) I've heard so many good thing's about that Estee Lauder foundation but have yet to try it! Those two essie polishes are so pretty :)

    Mili

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    1. It is so silky and lightweight, I love applying it! Double Wear is just the absolute best! Xx

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  11. Loving these colour-themed posts hun! I feel inspired ;) Double Wear is lovely and definitely something I like to reserve for special occasions xxx

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. Ah thanks Sal! I'd love to see what you come up with if you do one :D xx

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  12. When I think blue and beauty it is always just Nivea. I remember the classic dark blue tubs always being on my Nan's dressing table. I love Nivea products so much, their gentle eye make up removers and hydro care lip balm are two of my absolute saviours! I also really, really love the Double Wear foundation, but whatever you do, don't buy the concealer - it's awful, I've been so disappointed with it and it's by no means cheap!

    I tagged you in my most recent post, I'd love to see you do your own version of my 'makeup and me' tag/post!

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

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    1. Blue is Nivea to me too! So iconic! Ah I won't try the concealer then! I haven't actually tried any other EL products at all! Really want a blusher though! Aw thank you! Xx

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  13. love the double wear foundation too! such a great one for full coverage! I too dont wear it often but when I do, it works SO well!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. It's amazing! I don't wear it often either but when I do I remember why I always come back to it :) xx

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  14. I love these coloured themed posts! Looking forward for more :) I need to try the EL Double Wear, I don't know why I haven't tried this foundation yet! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. Thank you Dagmara! I have a few more :) definitely get a sample! Boots and Debenhmas can be quite generous with them! Xx

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  15. I love the idea of colour themed posts! Completely original, I've not really seen them done before which is really refreshing :)
    Katie | Words By Katie

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  16. YES, i love these themed posts! I need the doublewear in my life, I have combination skin and this sounds ideal!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. Thank you! It's so good Charlotte! Try and get a sample from Boots or Debenhams to see if you like it :) xx

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  17. Double Wear is the best - I think it literally lasted me 24 hours once (don't ask!) and the Vichy serum is also amazing for lightweight but intensive hydration :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. It's so good, I love how it feels! Double Wear is the ultimate full coverage foundation for me! Xx

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  18. Nivea cream is so amazing - I'm always using it! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  19. The nail colour is so pretty! I actually don't own a navy blue polish so I will definitely be purchasing this
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. It is my absolute fave! Such a unique shade with the shimmer! Xx

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  20. I have Essie's Starry Starry night and it is so beautiful! I would say that that is one of my favorite blue beauty products. Like you, I did a color-themed post recently: purple. Come check it out!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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  21. The Vichy serum sounds so good! I really want to try it now :)

    Lu | www.balgarka.co.uk

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  22. Find me in Oasis looks so pretty! i NEEED it!!! I'm huge fan of the vichy serum too! I'm loving these themed posts :) xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. It's the perfect pastel blue! Ah thank you Leanne :D xx

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  23. I love Serozinc! Need to buy those Essie nail polishes!

    xo
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  24. I love this post, it's so visually pleasing!! I really want to try the new Revlon mascaras, I'm obsessed with their new packaging and I've heard great things. Those Essie nail varnishes are gorgeous too.

    The Makeup Directory

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    1. Thank you Sally! I want to try more from the new Revlon mascara range too! Xx

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  25. I love how creative this post was, I need to check out the nail polish remover because I always have issues when it comes to completely removing my nail polish!

     Sierra Berry | @itsberrystylish  

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    1. Thank you! The Cutex one is the best I've tried! Xx

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  26. These one color posts you've been doing are so cute! The pictures are so pretty to look at haha :) Double Wear has been at the top of my foundation wishlist for so long though, I really need to bite the bullet and just buy it already, it looks so amazing on everyone I've seen wear it!

    eightbitbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Lizzy! Double Wear is the BEST! Obsessed xx

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  27. Essie's Find Me An Oasis is the prettiest pastel blue polish! I need to get my hands on this! I love the colour themed posts you've been doing, the photos look so pretty!

    Becki, xo
    beautyandthebrunette.co.uk

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  28. I love the Nivea Lotion too, it's definitely great at nourishing the skin and removing make-up too! I'm also a huge fan of Estée Lauders' Double Wear foundation. Omg and I couldn't agree more, about it looking better the longer you wear it. I wondered how it manages to do that, because usually foundations look worse as time goes on lol.

    - www.veebzboo.com
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    1. Exactly! It is magic! I don't know why I keep buying other foundations, it will never be knocked off the top spot! Xx

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  29. Great products!!Thanks for sharing

    Happy Thursday!! Kisses,
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  30. Love the two nail polishes! I'm a big Nivea body lotion fan too! Looking forward to more posts in this series xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. Thank you! I'm really enjoying doing them! Xx

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  31. I've tried both Vichy Serum and Embryolisse Cream, but I just didn't really see them as beneficial as everyone else. Glad to see they are working for you though, obviously just my skin being weird haha x

    Beauty with charm | Benefit Cheekathon Giveaway

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    1. Ah yeah we are at opposite ends of the spectrum with our skin if I remember correctly! xx

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  32. This is such a cool post! So creative and fun! Haha! I have a bottle of Nivea lotion and it's absolutely wonderful! It's makes my skin feel so good! <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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    1. Thank you Bash! I think it's so underrated! Xx

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  33. I really need to get my hands on serozinc!

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  34. I love themed posts. You've picked out some beautiful blue products. I especially love the essie polish!

    www.ejwxo.blogspot.com

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  35. Ooh I love the idea of doing beauty collections by colour - so imaginative! I really want to try the Revlon mascara - seen so many people trying it recently :) x

    vvnightingale.com

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  36. Find Me an Oasis is so pretty!!!! I haven't worn any blue polish yet so far and you got me inspired to bust my blues out! I love La Roche Posay and Vichy- their products are usually very good quality and not expensive!

    Macarons and Mischief

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    1. Totally agree! Good old French pharmacy! Xx

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  37. Love this list, especially the double wear foundation. My favorite as well!!

    xoxo Emily
    ditchtheheels.com

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  38. Love the blue essie nail polish!

    Xx,

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  39. The Vichy serum sounds lovely!
    I loved this colour themed post too, it's such a great idea.
    Tenz
    www.shesabouthatlife.com
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    1. It's such a great serum! Thank you! Xx

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  40. You have so many of my faves there, the Nivea lotion, Vichy serum, Double Wear! I could go on haha xx

    Alice Anne // Annie Writes Beauty

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  41. I have to try that Serozinc from La roche Posay! I need a refreshing product like this!
    Lovely nail polish shades dear! *-*
    xoxo
    www.milleunrossetto.blogspot.it

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  42. I really like these posts they're such an interesting idea!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

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  43. Like to reading this post. Great idea.
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