Friday, September 20, 2013

Most reached for on holiday

Last post about my holiday I promise (except for the hauls which are coming asap!).  Here's my 6 most reached for products whilst on holiday.  As I mentioned in my holiday make up post, I spent most of the time outdoors so I actually didn't wear a lot of make up, but here are the things I reached for daily.

Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay cologne is the perfect transitional fragrance into Autumn.  I'm not the type of person who can gush about a perfume the way people gush about the complexities of wine but it kind of reminds me of being a kid, staying at my nans and picking blackberries on the hedgerow by her house at sunset.  Just inviting and comforting but still fruity.

Hervana is THE easiest blush to wear-it gives a very subtle flush of colour that it is impossible to go wrong with-it can lean slightly plum due to the purple segments but its a really fresh and light and brightening.  No Aunt Sally cheeks here.

YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat is a great foundation offering light to medium coverage with a radiant finish.  It offers enough coverage to cover minor blemishes and is best, I have found, applied with your fingers.  Sadly, when I was unpacking once we got back to Dubai I dropped it on the floor and it smashed into smithereens (sad face).  I suspect I will end up repurchasing but I do have quite a few foundations in my stash at the moment.  I did really like this and they do a very wide range of shades.

The Make Up For Ever aqua shadow pencils really are brilliant.  They apply smoothly without tugging the lid, don't crease and stay put for hours.  I really love this bronzy brown which is shade 20E.  The easiest eye ever, apply straight from the pencil, smudge a little with your finger and you're done.

I really like the formula of Burts Bee's-I have gone through countless tubes.  The weather was quite changeable whilst we were there-one day I actually got burnt and then the next day I got soaked, so this balm was always in my handbag to keep my lips soft and nourished.

Lash Genius from Anastasia is a brilliant 'top coat' for lashes to waterproof them.  I find my current mascara which is Maybelline The Falsies can smudge half way through the day.  Not when I coat my lashes with this though after applying The Falsies.  I probably need to buy a new tube as this one is getting past it's hygienic use by date but it's been a staple in my make up routine the past few months.

That was my top 6 most reached for items and here's some pictures of Cornwall and our holiday.

newquay beach/ newquay beach/ kite flying over the beach
newquay, St Ives, sunset over porthmeor
sunsets from our cottage in St Ives

chips and gravy, Dani or chips, Dani or chips?, windswept on the beach
making a new friend, clotted cream and ice cream, cornish pasty
flying back to Dubai, my 'pod' for a few hours, the business class bar on the A380 flight home


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