Hello lovelies, do you remember when I won that fantastic Fragrance Direct Hamper a little while back? Well I thought it was about time I told you about my favourites from the hamper and why they are all so fabulous. I have been getting a lot of use out of these and I have also managed to find a couple of dupes for you so lets get started!
First of all lets talk brushes (They have just been cleaned in the image above hence the lack of fluffiness). I specifically asked for these brushes to go in my hamper because I really love Real Techniques brushes, I have quite a collection now and I have to say they have to be the best quality brushes I have used so far in terms of longevity and quality. The Real Techniques Duo Fiber Collection, £21.50, are super soft and feel like a dream to use, this set consists of three brushes; a face brush, contour brush and an eye brush. I have pretty much been using them for what they say they are which I have to say is quite rare for me because I pretty much always find a new use for brushes but these have been perfect.
The face brush is amazing for applying a light amount of powder to set foundation and it’s also a great brush to add light swoop of bronzer without overdoing it. The contour brush has been amazing to use with my cream contour products, it has been amazing for application and blending. Finally the eye brush has been wonderful to smooth out any harsh shadow lines and softening the overall eye look. The last brush I asked for was the Stippling brush, this has been fantastic for applying cream blushes which is something I’m rather obsessed with at the moment and in a moment you’ll hear which blush I have been using this for.
OK so on to face products…
that blush I was talking about is the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips and Cheeks, £17.50, in the shade Calypso Coral 02. This blush is absolutely beautiful and the coral shade is just perfect for summer, as mentioned I have been using the Real Techniques stippling brush to apply this and it works really well. You need the tiniest amount of product for application and it goes so far, I also love to wear this on the lips for a pretty flush of colour. Next up I have been loving the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, £14.50, I have been applying this before my makeup in the morning and find my makeup sits really well on it and it’s also fragrance free which is really nice and perfect for sensitive skin.
I have also been loving this Calvin Klein Delicious Luxury Creme Lipstick, £2.25, which is a total bargain and a very close colour match for Mac Costa Chic, this one appears a little more red than coral but on the lips they look pretty much identical which is amazing. Finally I have been enjoying this L’Oreal Lash Architect Mascara, £4.99, the wand is a good size that manages to get all my lashes covered and I find I only need a couple of coats and I’m ready!
Ooh let’s talk haircare, you all probably know by now my hair has been feeling a little dry and damaged lately so I was in desperate need for some products to rescue that. I received this Macadamia Deep Repair Masque, £16.45, and I have been obsessed with it since and have been giving my hair a treatment once a week and I have noticed a huge difference, amazing product that smells gorgeous too. Once my hair is washed I like to pop some Royal Moroccan Serum Treatment, £10.99, on to the ends and I have to say this is pretty much a dupe for my ultimate favourite Moroccan Oil, the bottle is very similar and the texture too.
The smell is slightly different, a little more of a holiday coconut scent but equally as nice and half the price! Now my hair is feeling great and soft I just like to add a couple of drops of the S Factor Dream Drops – it’s been so popular it’s already sold out but the TIGI S Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum, £9.99 – is a great alternative, this stuff smells so amazing and it just gets rid of any frizzy bits and fly aways which I often get due to Post Partum Hair loss and lots of baby hairs growing back.
I have saved the best until last here because I have been absolutely obsessed with this fragrance since I got it. The Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Delight, £43.99, may be a bit of a mouthful to say but my word it’s an incredible Summer scent. I have to admit when I first sprayed it into the air and had a smell of it I instantly thought this is a little more floral than I’d usually go for then I got some fruity notes come to me and I instantly sprayed some onto my skin. Once this product warmed up on my skin I fell in love with this light fresh summer scent, it has a floral smell with a fruity twist with base notes of Amber and Musk. A stunning perfume and it’s taken pride of place on my vanity with that stunning bottle!
I hope you enjoyed this mini round up post, have you tried any of these products before?
I’d love to know whatÂƒ??s on your wish list right now, I now have my eye on the new Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Fragrance!
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