June favourites.

June beauty favourites

So somehow it is the end of the month again, which means it is time for monthly favourites. We have finally had some sun this month, even if it is raining as I write this post, and the Urban Decay Heat palette landed in the pre-launch. This is a product I have been loving but as I've only had it half of the month I didn't think it would be fair to include it, maybe it will be in next month's favourites. Anyway, it's time to shut up and actually share with you my June favourites.

Brunch with @sotonbloggers and the #bloggersball.

Rogues Cafe

Towards the beginning of the month I attended a couple of blogging events for the first time in a while, so today I thought I would share with you all a little bit about those events. I will warn you now that the photos are a mix from my phone and camera, with lighting I'm not used to so are a mix of quality, I hope you don't mind.

6 pink makeup picks.

pink beauty picks

I don't know about you, but at the moment I am completely obsessed with pink. Being a girl who used to hate the colour pink, I don't know what's come over me the last couple of years. That being said, today I thought I would share with you 6 of my favourite pink makeup products.

New Spectrum brush additions.

Spectrum brushes
After loving the Spectrum Marbleous 7 piece eye set brushes I received for Christmas I have been wanting to pick up a few more brushes for a while. A few months back, around March, they had an offer with 20% off so I decided to pick up a few more brushes, and today I thought I would share what I picked up with you and my thoughts. 

The first brush I picked up has to be my absolute favourite from this haul and is the Spectrum A04 Strong Finish brush. It is a medium sized brush designed to be used for either your highlight, bronzer or powder, all for all three. I use it for my highlight and love the intensity it provides. It picks up the perfect amount of product to add that glow to the tops of my cheeks, and anywhere else I fancy. The size of the brush also means it is so easy to blend out my highlight too. 

The Spectrum A05 Precision Blush brush was the next brush I went for, another medium sized brush, but this time designed to create shaded and highlighted cheekbones. I like to use this for applying my blusher and find it works really well. It easily picks up all products I have tried it with, and similarly to the Strong Finish brush it picks up the perfect amount of product. The slanted edge and medium size makes it ever so easy to blend my blusher out, without leaving any harsh lines.

I also picked up the Spectrum B04 Angled Blender brush, an angled brush designed to contour the eyes, which is pretty much what I use it for. I love using this brush to add a second crease colour to my eye which creates a more contoured look. The shape of the brush means it is ever so easy to get in to add the finer details any eye look too, and I find I can easily get into the corners of my eye with this brush. This is also a great multi-tasker brush that blends out any eyeshadows used with ease. 

The Spectrum B06 Tall Tapered Blender brush is the next brush I picked up. This is actually the second tall tapered blender brush I now own, as I kept finding myself using this on darker shades so I thought a second brush would be useful. This is Spectrum's most popular eye blending brush and I can see why, it blends everything with ease. My favourite use for this one is blending out any eyeshadow under my lower lash line, the narrow head of this brush makes this task so easy. 

The final brush I picked up was the Spectrum A08 Medium Fluffy Shader brush. I picked this one up as it is a flatter wider brush compared to the Tall Tapered Blender brush, which I thought would be another great blending brush. It is great for this but I haven't actually found myself reaching for this brush anywhere near as much as I thought I would. The brush is also great for applying one shade across the lid and blending it out, but I really don't use it enough. 

Overall I am so glad I picked up a few more brushes from Spectrum and I am really happy with my picks. I love the fact that Spectrum brushes are synthetic and that they all work incredibly well. The Spectrum Marbleous 5 Piece Sculpt Set is next on my wishlist.

Have you tried Spectrum brushes before? What is your favourite makeup brush?

Colourpop haul round 2.

Colourpop haul

Following on from my first ever Colourpop haul, free international shipping on any amount became available, and of course I couldn't resist. I made 6 orders (yes, I have a problem) so ended up picking up quite a bit, so today I thought I would share these with all with you.

4 years on from graduation.

four years on from graduation

4 years on from graduation, and I've only just got the dream job for me, so today I thought I would share with you my experience. I don't know about you, but when I went to university there was a lot expected from me. I was expected to leave university and walk straight into the start of my career, but unfortunately it isn't as simple as that, or it wasn't as simple as that for me. 

The Ordinary haul and first impressions.

The Ordinary introduction

Ever since I first heard about The Ordinary I have been extremely excited, and wanting to pick a few things up. The idea behind The Ordinary is what made me intrigued. All of their products have been created as no thrill products, with the aim to bring proven skincare ingredients at affordable prices. I love this concept, and if this means I can pick up a product with a specific ingredient which works for me at a fraction of the price, how could I say no?

When I heard about the release of their foundations I immediately signed up to the waitlist and decided I would finally pick up a few products. Today I thought I would share what I picked up and my first impressions of those I have been using. I received the products roughly a month now.

Current beauty wishlist.

June beauty wishlist.

After having a bit of a spendy couple of months beauty wise I am trying to be super good, and not buy any beauty products unless I literally have no alternative. That being said, that doesn't mean I'm not tempted, so today I thought I would share with you some of the things at the top of my beauty wishlist.

May beauty favourites.

May beauty favourites

Wow, I can't believe we are now in June and I am here typing up my latest favourites post. Let's just hope June means the sun is here to stay.