Saturday, 31 August 2013

august favourites

These Origins masks are a match made in heaven for combination skin. The Clear Improvement charcoal mask is brilliant for flushing all the gunk out of my pores (don't I paint a pretty picture) and dealing with spots, whilst the Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask is working wonders on my dry patches. My nose used to be a no-go area for foundation since around March time because of how bad the dry patches were (attractive) but after using this mask almost every night over the past month my nose has healed up and is well on its way to recovery. I know that they're not the cheapest of masks, but I can say that they're worth every penny - however if you're strapped for cash and really want to give one a go, the Origins website do 50ml travel sizes (like the one I have of the Drink Up Intensive mask) for half the price of the 100ml bottles.
I think I've mentioned the Maybelline SuperStay 24HR concealer on here a while ago, but it fell along the wayside and it's only recently that I've started picking it up and using it again. It provides great coverage for under the eyes, and manages to not budge for a good few hours too. The shade I have (Light) is very yellow toned, and conceals the fact that I haven't had a good night's sleep in donkey's years rather well. And that can only be a good thing.
Despite only having received the LAQA & Co. Lip Pencil in Ring Of Fire halfway through the month in my Birchbox, I've been using it non-stop as I just can't get enough of the pink/red/coral/Ican'tdescribeshadesforthelifeofme colour (it looks red in the swatch but pink on my lips, what's going on). It lasts well, looks good when worn both sheer or opaque and smells like mint, so really what more could you want?
And finally, here's the best eyeliner I've ever used. L'Oreal were kind enough to send me a few of their new eyeliners, and after trying them all out one really stood out to me. The L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Slim* liquid eyeliner is so pigmented, and due to the fine felt tip nib liquid liner is a doddle. Review to come soon.

Okay so it's autumn now. What.

I haven't even had a chance to wear my sunnies.
*PR Sample.


  1. that lip pencil is such a gorgeous colour! and those origins masks look really clarifying as well! xo

  2. I really want to try the clear improvement mask. I have such horrible pores!

    Water Painted Dreams

  3. Those Origins masks are been added to my wishlist right now, because I have combination skin too and I'm always looking for the best treatment for it! Also that lip color is gorgeous.

  4. I love the Clear Improvement Mask, have a sample of the Drink Up mask - should really give it a go as I've got combination skin :)

    The lip colour looks lovely too! x

    Sarah @ xx

  5. The lip pencil looks gorgeous! I don't know if I'd like the mint element. I only like Spearmint, but the colour and finish look gorgeous so I might just have to put up with it!
    Mia x
    Mia Alice in Wonderland

  6. I must try out the Origins charcoal mask! It sounds amazing, I definitely need to properly detoxify my pores and skin (ew haha) and this sounds great. Also the lip pencil looks lovely and sort of sheer/glossy which I really like!x


  7. Totally agree, Origins face masks are the bees knees! Never tried the Drink Up one though xx

  8. I love this eyeliner! I only bought it couple of days ago but I already love it! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  9. your lipcolor is a dream! i adore this shade!

    lindsey louise

  10. So glad I found your blog via twitter
    I have combination skin and want to try these origins face masks after finishing my huge pile of them,being a skincare addict I cannot resist buying more lol