Monday, 30 January 2017

Five Things I’m Loving | January 2017


daniellesbeautyblog 5 things im loving nyx vincent longo seventeen laura mercier soap and glory review

I’ve mentioned on Instagram a couple of times recently but I’m currently attempting a ‘try not to buy’ rather than a full spending ban (I’d be sure to cave if that was the case!). With that in mind, I think posts like this will be cropping up a lot more as I get around to actually using the products I already have rather than buying new things I don’t need! It’s pretty makeup heavy this time round but here’s what I’m loving at the minute!

nyx nude suede shoes lip liner review

Ridiculously long name aside, this is an amazing lip liner! I first saw it featured on Havanna’s YouTube channel and I ordered it soon after because it looked a lot like Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk lipliner to me! While it’s not quite the same, I love this in its own right! Like the full title says, it's creamy, applies easily and sticks around for a decent amount of time! Nude Suede Shoes is a beautiful pinky nude that goes with so many of my lipsticks and I love it with CT Bitch Perfect. The formula is gorgeous and I definitely want to get my hands on a few more of these!

charlotte tilbury pillowtalk nyx nude suede shoes swatch review
Swatches l-r: Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat in Pillowtalk, NYX Nude Suede Shoes

Although the Archery 2 in 1 brush and pencil seems to get most of the attention where S&G brow products are concerned, there is something special about this one that keeps me coming back! It has a fine felt tip end and a screw up pencil on the other. I like to go in first with the felt tip end to build up more colour with some fine strokes then go over my brows with the pencil to add more shape. I always store this in a tub with the tint at the bottom to keep it moist so the colour doesn’t run out as quick! The pencil side is slightly thicker than the Archery 2 in 1 and feels a little waxier so helps to set hairs in place too. Overall, the lasting result is a natural, full brow and it’s made me want to explore brow markers a bit more as I love the result! See my review of some of Soap and Glory’s brow range here!

Soap and Glory Archery Brow Tint and Pencil Brownie Points review swatch

This is the second tube of this I have gone through and it’s such a lovely primer! I got both in beauty boxes ages ago but I’ve only recently opened this up and fallen back in love with it! It has a lightweight gel/cream texture, sinks in quickly, feels hydrating but doesn’t make my oily skin oilier and its smoothing without having a silicone ‘slip’. I did notice with my first tube that the quality of this went downhill the longer I had it open and it does have a 6-month expiry date so I’ll be trying to stick to that because it does such a good job of extending the wear of my foundation and making it look fresher for longer!

vincent longo creme to powder blush swan lake review

I have been appreciating this so much more now its Winter and my skin is more dehydrated than usual! This has the most beautiful, unique crème to powder formula and feels amazing on the skin – it’s so cooling and refreshing! I like to use a Zoeva Cream Cheek brush to apply which makes it easy to build up the pigment. Swan Lake is a lovely natural pink shade with a slight silver shimmer and it lasts all day on my combo skin giving a healthy flush of colour! Its oil free, fragrance free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic and cruelty free and though its more expensive than my usual blushes (not counting my Hourglass palette!) it’s well worth the money as it’s so long-lasting and I barely have to touch the product to get payoff! I love this on my oily/combo skin so I can imagine those with drier skins would fall in love with it too! Available at Cult Beauty and now Feel Unique and Look Fantastic too! See my review of the Vincent Longo range here!

A few months ago, I went on a powder buying session because my skin was getting too used to my beloved No7 Perfect Light pressed powder and I ended up buying this from their baby sister brand. Now I’m not the biggest fan of loose powder as it’s so much messier but I’m a convert for this stuff! It’s a very lightweight powder that doesn’t add any extra colour to my face, it just makes my makeup look better! I still get a bit of shine round my nose at about lunch time which is common for me but with this I can just add some more powder and it doesn’t look like my foundation is separating or rubbing off! It’s such a great price too and I have a feeling it will last me ages!

So, there’s my round up of my current favourites! Have you tried any of them? Tell me what you’re loving at the minute!

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

Danielle xx

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84 comments

  1. I agree...shopping one's extensive stash will have to keep us all sane as we all try not to buy anymore!!! I love the Laura Mercier primer too...luckily I still have 2 deluxe samples so I haven't had to buy the full size just yet, but I would happily. Great choices hun xxx
    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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  2. The Seventeen Powder is amazing isn't it! I have that loose one and the pressed version and both work just as well as the other. I need to pick up that NYX Liner.

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    1. Yes, it's so good! I want more shades of the liner now! Xx

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  3. I haven't tried any of these but I love the sound of the Soap & Glory pencil. I've never used a felt tip, so that should be interesting! Also, your recommendation for a lip liner came at the perfect time - my sister just asked me for any that I liked but since I don't use them, I'll have to pass this one on :)

    Sam | My Beauty Cloud

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    1. It's such a Good liner and so affordable too! Xx

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  4. My mum swears by Laura Mercier foundation primer but I have yet to try it myself. Will have to add it into my Sephora Love list so I don't forget about it.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  5. The powder sounds lovely! I love Archery, it makes my brow routine so much faster x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

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  6. I've been a huge fan of Archery recently both sides of the pen are so useful.

    Abigail Alice 💕

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  7. That lip liner looks perfect! I've been looking for a new one.

    Katie | Willow and White

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  8. Cream-to-powder products always fascinate me. That shade looks lovely! Great picks.

    Sara | www.saraspoke.com

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    1. It's such a unique formulation! I love it! Xx

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  9. I love using loose powder, will have to try the Seventeen one since I've been wanting to try this brand for so long!
    Kathy x
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  10. These are great picks! I love the Laura Mercier primer.
    Simera|Beautetude

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  11. I so need to try the NYX lip liners they look lovely xx

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  12. Blush sound looks great. Want to give it a try.
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  13. These products sound great! I haven't tried any of them, but I love hearing and seeing what people are loving in their makeup routines :)

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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  14. Defo need to get my hands on the Pillow Talk Liner, it seems like the most perfect shade! Have a lovely week :)

    Trishna xx

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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  15. these NYX lip liners are currently my obsession!!

    This Girl Loves Chic xx

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    1. I love the shade I have, I need to pick up more! Xx

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  16. It's such a good idea to look through your collection more often rather than buying everything in sight haha! You have such a gorgeous collection, I love that NYX lip liner! x

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  17. When it comes to Seventeen's products I never really look that much into them, I always walk past their stand but never give a glance but, that powder sounds really good.
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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  18. These are some lovely products, would love to try that blush.
    GlamupGirls

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  19. i love this blog post !! just amazing :) I love love your style :) good job :)

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  20. I really want to try the Laura Mercier foundation primer, it is one of them products that has been on my wishlist for a very long time!

    Danielle xx
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  21. My January favourites are just like yours - rediscoveries since I have been trying not to spend! That lip pencil looks lovely. x

    Kate Louise Blogs / No7 Skincare Giveaway

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    1. Feels good to rediscover some products! Xx

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  22. I swear by mineral powders. I need to try the one by Seventeen.

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  23. I am very lazy when it comes to lip liners but these nyx ones look very appealing. They sort of remind me of the makeup forever lip liners in the way they look.

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  24. I love the sound of the lip liner - I'll have to pick one up! xx

    Beautylymin

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  25. I need new brow products and the s&G looks good! i too am trying not to buy anything and instead use up everything I already own!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  26. I have heard so much about Vincent Longo, definitely want to try some of their products. I love NYX lip pencils, they are so good, thanks for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  27. These products all sound great! I've been wanting to try the NYX lip pencil for agesss now but haven't had the chance to yet! I'll definitely have to pick that up some day! x

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  28. I have that S&G Archery brow pencil but I hate how the pencil dulls! How do you keep yours sharp? Is there a built-in sharpener I didn't realize exists?

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. No, I just use a regular sharpener! You just need to be careful the pencil doesn't snap because you do need to screw it up a little more than usual to sharpen! Xx

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  29. I've been wanted to get this Laura Mercier primer for ages. I need to get it sometime soon. Loved this blush shade.
    Nina
    Nina's Style Blog

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  30. I'll have to check out that liner. I love the color of it!!!

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  31. I love this idea, I've been sort of trying to do the same! But my Christmas vouchers had to be spent, so I feel like I bought quite a lot last month actually haha. Aww and thank you so much for the mention, made me so happy! I'm really glad that you love the lip pencil Danielle!! It's definitely a little darker than Pillow Talk, but I feel like the consistencies are pretty similar. Also it's so affordable, I'd love to know if you get any other shades. The Brow Tint and Pencil look so interesting, I haven't tried anything like this before. Love a natural brow though, so I'll definitely be checking that out.xx

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    1. Ah thank you for introducing me to it, I love it! Xx

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  32. Interesting products! Lovely photos ◡‿◡✿

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  33. I haven't tried out the NYX lip liners before, it sounds great! I'll keep them in mind next time :) x

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  34. I can't believe how similar the lip liners are x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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  35. What a lovely little selection you have here - I can't believe it is already February!

    Charlotte x

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  36. I really want to try the Laura Mercier foundation primer, it has been on my makeup wishlist for the longest time!

    Danielle xx
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  37. I really need to check out Nyx's lip liners. I love drugstore lip liners. Essence and Jordana are my favourite!

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    1. Ooh I've heard about the Essence ones before but not Jordana! xx

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  38. that lipliner looks like such a good shade!

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  39. I have gone through so many soap and glory archery pencil absolutely love it.

    Saman || Beautydetour

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