Tweezermen Haul | Blogger Mail






I feel extremely lucky that I receive products from Tweezerman, they have been my favourite brand of 'tools' for a long time - in fact since my first purchase of their eyelash curlers which had me hooked around the age of 15! In my most recent blogger mail from them I received their new products that released this month, and let me say they haven't ceased to amaze me.

Their tweezers deserve a mention because they are so effective at their job, and they look so pretty whilst doing so, just look at the patterns that you can see on the above tweezers, talk about eye candy. Their precision and grip is one of a kind, unlike some tweezers which end up snapping the hair, these grab the hair and pull it out from the root.

Speaking of pulling hair out, one of the tools I saw in the package and wondered if I would ever make use of it is the 'Easy Finish Facial Hair Remover'. One curious day I pulled it out of the box and started using it to remove my moustache, and O M G I haven't looked back since. It is a little uncomfortable as it is plucking hairs out from the root, but it happens so quickly that you can't feel actual pain. The brucey bonus, once the hair is plucked from the root it takes longer to grow back than hair removal cream/shaving.

It also came with a travel friendly eyelash curler (Curl & Go Lash Curler), and as an avid lover and daily user of eyelash curlers I was excited to try these. I must admit, they do the job really well, although it can be a little bit tricky (especially on those early mornings) to get your lashes into the curlers as they don't open as wide as the standard eyelash curlers which Tweezerman make.

My favourite and final product from this package is the Mini Contour Kit. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I've used the blending sponge I get many compliments on how nice my skin looks - and even I can see it. The sponge is soft and velvet like, but doesn't soak up the product which is why they recommend that you can use this wet or dry - I usually opt for the wet option. 
The mini pointed foundation brush is made for the application of foundation, however, I love to use this brush to apply powder to my under eye area, and it's also great for applying highlighter.
And finally, they have the Contour Brush, which is perfect for what it says on the tin. The shape is similar to that of the infamous Nars Ita brush, but this Tweezerman brush has bristles that are more dense which I find helps to apply the products with greater opacity, but the softness of the bristles allows you to blend this out softly so that the contour looks more natural and defused.

Overall, I am extremely pleased with all of the Tweezerman products, and I feel that it is important for me to tell you that these opinions are 100% my own, and I have not been paid to write this post.

Let me know your favourite product from Tweezerman, or if you have tried any of the above.

xoxo
Laura

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Smashbox Haul | CCO Shopping




I recently went shopping at my 'local' CCO (local is 45 minutes away for me!), which always excites me as it means I can get higher end makeup for cheaper than its standard price!

If you've never been to a CCO, Cosmetic Company Outlet, it's basically a store that sells a variety of brands such as MAC Cosmetics, Smashbox, and Estee Lauder. They sell their products at a discounted rate as they are usually discontinued products.

Last year you would have caught me running over to the MAC shelves, but on this occasion I was more interested in what Smashbox had to offer. They didn't have a huge range of Smashbox products, but what they did have made me want to put it all in my basket, I did contain myself however, and picked up the above pictured three products.

The blusher palette immediately caught my eye as the mauve toned blushers are my everyday reached for blusher shades, but I love that this palette has a variety of them. To top it off they have a matte bronzer and a highlighter which is really all you need to complete a makeup look - talk about perfect for travelling!

As for the lip glosses, they are highly pigmented! I'm not usually a lip gloss girl, but as soon as I saw the pigmentation and felt how smooth/moisturising they were I had to grab them. The two shades I picked up were 'Gingerly' and 'Rosy Pink'. What's also great is that they will look perfect paired on top of other lipsticks/liquid lipsticks.

Overall, I'm not disappointed in my purchases from the CCO but I should probably limit my visits there otherwise my bank account will be disappointed!!

xoxo
Laura
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The Best Drugstore Highlighter | Sleek Solstice Palette



Are you on the hunt for the best highlighter on the market? Then look no further than this blog post. In one short read you will be running out the door and to your nearest Boots/Superdrug to get your hands on this.

What is this? It's the Sleek Highlighter palette in 'Solstice', and I have never been happier to own a product. Sleek have become a game changer with this palette, the packaging is gold and it would be offensive if it wasn't as this product is worth its weight in gold.

Inside it contains one cream highlighter (top left), and three powder highlighters; one lavender, one yellow and one golden. It does also come with a brush, however, I personally wasn't a fan of this so removed it from the a All of them leave a gorgeous glow on the cheeks, but my favourite of all is the golden shade (bottom right) when applied to the skin it looks like liquid metal on the top of your cheeks, I can't think of any other words to describe how gorgeous it looks, however, I will remind you to go light handed with this highlighter as it is highly pigmented. If you are someone who likes a subtle highlight, I wouldn't recommend using this unless you did so extremely light handed.

My favourite way to apply this is using an eyeshadow blending brush, or using your fingers. Apply it in the usual places; on top of the cheeks, on the bridge of your nose, on your cupids bow and just lightly above the brows. This highlighter palette would also work great if you wanted to apply it to the inner corner of your eyes to open them up, and brighten them.

You can get this palette at Superdrug or Boots for £9.99.

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