6 Things to Rescue Your Dry Skin this Winter

Friday, 27 January 2017

Winter Skincare Saviours for Dry Skin

Around November/December my skin always starts to go into it's winter meltdown mode - it becomes even drier than it normally is and it starts to get really textured and rough feeling! I hate it because it makes my makeup look flaky and uneven, and it grabs onto the dry skin. In addition, I get really chapped lips and my hands also suffer - they get so dry that they go all red and they're really sore! I decided to be more proactive this year to try and combat the dry skin properly, and so far, so good! With that in mind I thought I'd share my winter rescue products because I know I'm not the only one whose skin goes into crisis mode as soon as the colder weather hits. These are my favourite go-to products at the moment that are keeping my skin as healthy as possible this winter!

Loving Tan Dark Deluxe Bronzing Mousse Review

Monday, 23 January 2017

Loving Tan Dark Deluxe Bronzing Mousse Review

I love a good fake tan like a lot of girls out there and personally, I feel more confident when I have a bit of a tan. However I am really quite fair and so tanning naturally is not an option. Anyone who's fair knows the drill - sit in the sun, immediately feel your skin burning no matter how high your SPF, your skin burns, then it peels off and you're back to your normal snow-white self. For me it is just not worth the risk of sitting in the sun with fair skin knowing I will never tan and more than likely burn - I'd rather keep out of the sun and keep safe. Therefore, fake tan becomes my BFF when I want a bit of colour. I've tried quite a few different makes and have my favourites, but I have wanted to try Loving Tan for ages - ever since I saw it on Lauren Curtis and Shaaanxo's youtube channels a while ago. I was SO excited when I received this gorgeous gift from Loving Tan* I literally couldn't wait to use it - even though I had to wait to take pictures of it all first (#bloggerproblems). 

My Favourite Creative Resources for Blogging

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Hello Beauties, I hope you're all having a good week so far! I was a bit unsure whether to write this post, mainly because I haven't been blogging for too long and wondered whether anyone would actually be interested, but I thought I'd share my favourite creative blogging resources today! I used a lot of these resources when I was building this blog and I have also used them in personal design projects in the past, so wanted to share a list of my favourite go-to places for fonts, graphics, blog design and coding etc. It is by no means a comprehensive list but these are the sites I always find great little design gems, and really helpful advice when it comes to coding your blog. I hope you enjoy!

Mini Tanya Burr Cosmetics Haul

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Tanya Burr Birthday Suit Palette, Enchanted Dream Palette and Birthday Cake Lipstick

How beautiful are these Tanya Burr palettes? A few months ago I became obsessed with watching Tanya's makeup videos, because I was really interested in getting NARS Sheer Glow foundation, and she uses it in a lot of her makeup videos. Anyway when I was watching the videos she was used her eyeshadow palettes in a few of them and I made a mental note to pick them up - it only took me 3 months but I finally bought two of them! I bought the Birthday Suit Palette, the Enchanted Dream Palette and I also picked up one of the lipsticks in Birthday Cake. I am already in love with them!

My Holy Grail Highlighter: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle

Thursday, 12 January 2017

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle

I wanted to carry on my Holy Grail series with my favourite highlighter and probably one of my all time favourite makeup products in general - MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle. This is my absolute go-to highlighter, no matter what makeup I have on, or whether I'm fake tanned or not this always looks so perfect. My camera really cannot do it justice in this winter lighting - it's so dark at the moment that I can't pick up the beautiful shimmer in this product!

A High-Street Only Makeup Look

Sunday, 8 January 2017

High-street/Drugstore Makeup Look

Even though I'm lucky to have a lot of high-end makeup brands in my collection, some of my all time favourite makeup products are high-street heroes. I think that the drugstore makeup brands have upped their game massively, and some of the products out there can rival even the most expensive brands! Whilst I absolutely LOVE my high-end products and wouldn't want to be without them, I don't think you necessarily need to spend lots of money to get high quality these days. With that in mind I thought I would do an entire makeup look using only high-street/drugstore products, getting use out of some products I haven't used in a while at the same time!

My Favourite Instagram Accounts of 2016

Thursday, 5 January 2017

My Favourite Instagram Accounts of 2016

It's no secret that I love Instagram, it is by far my favourite social media platform. I think for a lot of bloggers/ makeup accounts Instagram is the easiest way to show your creativity, and for me I find it so inspiring looking through everyone's pictures. I was a bit worried when I was starting this blog about putting myself 'out there', but actually what I've found is that everyone on IG has actually been really supportive and kind. I thought I'd put together some of my favourite Instagram accounts of last year (and still this year too obviously!) - all of these people have amazingly beautiful accounts and they've also been really supportive as well! This post isn't exhaustive by any means as there are literally hundreds of inspiring accounts and so many more that I just love, but these are just a few of my personal faves :)

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara Review

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Well this is my first post of the new year! I hope everyone had a fab time on New Year's Eve whatever you ended up doing, and had a nice relaxing New Years Day (possible recovering!). We had a huge roast dinner with my family, played games, watched a few films and the new episode of Sherlock (so happy it is back!). I am really looking forward to getting back into blogging more frequently again as it was quite hard over Christmas to keep up to date with it, so I'm sorry I was a bit absent on here! Anyway, for Christmas my beautiful best friend Lacey bought me the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - she knows me too well and always buys me the best presents. I'd thought I'd do a quick little review on it as I have wanted to try this mascara for a long time!

Follow Me on Instagram!

© My Laura Life. Design by FCD.