Sunday, 17 July 2016

Real Techniques Brushes

Hi guys,

I have just purchased my first Real Techniques brushes. I just haven't ever got round to purchasing them but I am very happy with these. I finally took the plunge (before my spending embargo) and I actually love them. I have used them a few times so haven't really got the feel for them yet to do a proper review but here is what I love so far.

I love the packaging they come in. I love the fact that the holder can stand up for ease when doing my makeup - this will especially be useful when on holiday - I may even take the pouch but with my travel brushes.

The other bonus is that they can hang upside down as well, meaning that they can dry when I have just washed them! Love it.

Okay, so the actual brushes themselves are a really good size. I know it sounds very stupid but I prefer a thicker brush to hold. 

They are so soft and I like this as it makes me realise how old my current ones are!! The pack itself also comes with instructions of how to use each brush and there are plenty more tips online too.

I am expecting really big things from these brushes so if you have been toying with the idea of making the purchase, then I would!

Rachael xox

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Nivea Oil Free Moisturising day cream ...

Hi guys,

So I have been using this nivea oil free moisturising day cream as part of my normal daily routine at the minute. This is for oily and combination skin.

I love Nivea products as they smell great but they are so affordable too at only about £2.00

This Nivea day cream is a lovely light cream that leaves your face feeling instantly moisturised.. As part of my routine, I apply this and then do my hair allowing it time to soak into my skin. 

It doesn't have an SPF so I probably won't use it for much longer as it means applying this and a sun cream  - Sun protection for your face is so important - especially when the weather is so sunny.

I do think this day cream works for me better than other products due to the oil free. It means I don't get the usual 12pm glare that other moisturisers can produce.

It is a good little product, that I will definitely switch back to using in the colder months.

You can pick up a little tube here.

Rachael xox

Monday, 4 July 2016

Travel brushes: Eco Tools

Hi guys,

So I wanted to share my travel brushes. They are a miniature size with wooden handles and a gorgeous print too. I picked them up for about £10 in Asda which is a bargain for this many brushes. 

I didn't take them to Dublin but I will be taking them on any future short breaks - they are perfect size for a weekend.

I have used them a couple of times.

There is a foundation brush, blender brush for powders and blush, an eyeshadow, eyeliner and lip brush. Perfect combination. Boots also have this set but with a different design.

I was a bit concerned at first over the size of the brushes as I don't like to hang around with my makeup. I like it done and dusted, but they do the job. The bristles are lovely and soft and the blender brush picks up the powder on it really well. too. I don't know whether I will use the lip brush very much but I will find a use for it!

Rachael xox