Some more products I’ve bought via Beauty Bay the past month or so that I thought I’d share with you!
I’m still yet to try Glow Tonic as I have so many other exfoliants to use up first but I will try it eventually. However I really wanted to try something from the brand so I thought a mask would be fun! The tube was a lot smaller than I expected but upon using it I’ve found you really don’t need much per use so it’s hopefully not going to be as poor value as I first feared. It is an awesome black colour so it’s really fun to use/you look very scary. After leaving it on 15 minutes I can tell it’s got down into my pores as I can see lots of dots all over my nose and cheeks! I can’t credit this with any particular improvement to my skin but it’s nice to use and I think it does get into your pores and give them a clean.
This doesn’t appear to be on the website at the time of me writing this but there are some available on Amazon. I liked the idea of a contour stick as they seem like an easy way to contour and will be good for summer where I like to use less powder products. So when I saw this for a fiver I thought this was one to try. It’s quite a warm shade but the pigment is good and it blends out well enough. I need practice using it tbh, but I’m happy with it so far.
This is my first beauty blender! I caved and just had to see what all the fuss was about. I liked the nude colour of this which means it doesn’t look as dirty so quickly. I’ve actually really enjoyed using this so far but I have much more experimenting to do! It’s true it’s very squishy and bouncy which is perfect for bouncing off your face. I’ve found it gives quite a sheer coverage which I’m not overly keen on as I like quite full coverage, however it’s great to go over your makeup with one of these once you’ve built up the coverage you want with your finger or a brush. It just pats it in and takes away any excess which gives a more natural finish. I’ve only used it with foundation so far but I want to try it with the L.A Girl Contour Stick (above) and see how it blends that in!
Again, I can’t see this on the website at the moment so it must have sold out. It’s available from here though. I’d never heard of this brand but I needed a new mascara and this one was reduced a bit so I just went for it. It has a plastic brush which I am not overly fond of; it’s quite rough on the lashes despite being a soft, flexible silicon brush. I wasn’t overwhelmed by the effect of this mascara, it’s fine and does the job but there’s something about the application I just don’t love.
My skin was playing up a bit so I wanted to try some stronger acid products as my skin seems to react well to them. What sold me on these pads was that they contain AHA (Glycolic acid) and BHA (Salicylic acid) so you get a real potent mix. They are very strong smelling and not for the faint hearted but I’ve liked them so far. My skin is behaving more lately and as this is the only thing I’ve really changed in my routine (aside from using face masks more regularly) I think they’re having a positive effect.
The other eye cream I’m using will be running out in the next few weeks so I thought I might as well get another one before then. I like the concept of FAB as a brand and this product looked promising. I’ve been using this most mornings and I really like it! It has a soft, velvety quality to it that makes my eye area feel awesome and provides a beautiful base for makeup. Happy with this one. It doesn’t make my eyes water either which is always important to me and my stupidly watery eyes.
Love Nicole xxxx