Friday, 9 January 2015

Friday Favourites!


Hey guys! Just super quick favourties from me this week since I haven't done one in while! 
First up is the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. I've been using this powder for years (around twelve to be exact!) and have never felt the need to switch or even try anything else. It's light, it sets my foundation well and it's affordable. This one is always a favourite.


Linking nicely from the powder is the Real Techniques Powder Brush - this brush is around £12.99, so not the cheapest but it picks the powder up well and I find it's the perfect size to apply the powder to my face.

Next is the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub. If I'm honest, I bought this because the scent reminded me of Snow Fairy but it sat in my drawer for ages and ages without me using it. I recently dug it out again and I've been using it frequently. Does it do anything? Who knows really but it smells amazing and does feel good on the lips, so I can call it a favourite, right? ;)

 Lastly is the Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange perfume - I got mine from America but I have seen the odd one sitting in random places in Tesco, although I've never actually seen a spot for them on the shelves. Anyway, when first applied this has an odd scent but once it's had a few minutes to sit on your skin it has a beautiful citrus-y/sweet scent which isn't something I would typically go for but I really like this. I just which it wasn't in a roller-ball form because I find that a paint to apply. 

What have been your favourites recently? 

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40 comments:

  1. great picks! love the bubblegum scrub.

    brooke | brooke elise beauty

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  2. I just adore the Real Techniques brushes, some of them may not be cheap, but they surely are the best quality! Also, Rimmel Stay matte is all kinds of awesome, my favourite powder, along with the Soap&Glory One Heck of A Blot xx

    Rose
    http://www.lepetitrianon.co.uk/

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    1. I love Soap and Glory but I have never tried their powder!

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  3. Lush bubble gum smells so nice :-)

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  4. Ahhh great picks, I love the stay matte powder and I bought the lip scrub from lush the other day I'll be honest the price put me off but after using it a few days I realised that it will last quite a while. Great post. xox

    http://www.rainbowsandunicornsblog.co.uk/

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    1. I was the same with the price but you're right, you use such a small amount at a time that it will last forever!

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  5. I really want to try a lush lip scrub I always see them in store and pass them, tut tut! Love the look of the brush too makes such a difference to how make up turns out xxx



    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. It took me forever before I actually bought it too!

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  6. Lush lip scrubs are a life saver in this weather!
    sirensandbells.co.uk
    x

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    1. I'm really struggling with my lips at the moment, I need anything that might help!

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  7. Haha I did the exact same thing with my lip scrub! I've only fished it out of my make up drawer since I've been reading a lot of posts about it lately which reminded me I even had it! It does smell good :) not sure that it makes a huge difference to my dry lips mind!!

    I love the Rimmel stay matte powder - I have the transparent one! I also have that real techniques brush and couldn't recommend it enough :)

    Emma xx

    alittlefreckle

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    1. Me neither, it just smells so good. I don't see myself buying another one when it's gone though..

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  8. The Stay Matte powder is my go to when I will be taking pictures or when I'll be outside for the whole day; it works great! My favorite recently has been my beauty blender, such a dream!

    Emily // ahemitsemme.blogspot.com

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    1. I've tried beauty blenders but I'm not sure how much I like them. I almost bought another one to try today actually!

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  9. Hi 5 on the Stay Matte powder! I use it daily. I am in LOVE with the L'Oréal Micellarr Water!

    Bebhinn + A Judge Less Life
    ajudgelesslife.blogspot.ie

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    1. I've been tempted to try the L'Oreal Water but I still have a bottle of Bioderma to get through!

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  10. I have always wanted to try the Lush lip scrubs, they look fantastic - any suggestions? :) x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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    1. Aw, you should try them! They do a mint one which I also really liked, although a lot of people seem to prefer the popcorn one. They also do limited edition ones when they bring out new collections (like with their V-Day release).

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  11. Lush's Bubblegum scrub is one of my staples! So lovely. And on days when I want something salty-sweet I go for the Popcorn scrub. mmmmm

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    1. I haven't tried the popcorn one but I always hear how much people like it.

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  12. I love the rimmel stay matte powder also! Its a great staple!
    Thanks for leaving me your link tonight from the chat :)

    Megan xx
    www.auroradust.com

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    1. I don't even want to try anything else..

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  13. I loooove the bubblegum lip scrub aswell, one tub lasts for such a long time.

    Holly xx
    www.hollysbeautybox.co.uk

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    1. I've had mine for ages and not even half way through it.

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  14. I only use their lip scrub now and again but I always love it when I do. I do think it could be quite easily with a bit of sugar and oil though so I'm not sure I'd re-purchase!

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Exactly, I think the same thing. It wouldn't have the amazing smell that this one has but I think it would do the same job.

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  15. I need to repurchase my lip scrub as it went out of date (yup I had it for that long!), lovely favourites :)

    GIVEAWAY: Charlotte Tilbury Eyeshadow Palette on The Makeup Directory

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    1. I'm not surprised, they last for ages!

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  16. I use both the lip scrub and the stay matte powder and love them both too much. They are regular repurchases for me. One of my favourite things this month has to be my Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter, I love it! :)

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

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    1. Ooh, I haven't tried that. I don't really tend to go into the Body Shop much but I always hear great things about their products!

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  17. The Lush lip scrubs are great, and last for ages! The Popcorn one is my favourite :-)
    Laura | A Life With Frills

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    1. They definitely last for ages, which I feel like is going to make it even sadder when it's finally gone!

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  18. That powder and the real techniques brush are such make up classics. This is the second favourites I have seen with the lush bubble gum lip gloss which I am a little bit tempted to try. :P

    Ellen,
    http://fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. Go sniff it and see if you like it, it smells amazing!

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  19. i have the lip scrub and find myself wanting to eat it all the time!

    Great blog <3

    whatlodid.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha. My sister said if she ever buys one she thinks she will just keep eating it too.

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  20. I have the same powder and I'm obsessed ❤️

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