Now that the hot weather is really kicking in it is time to bring back out my favourite summer lipstick MAC's Morange.
I never expected that I would like an orange lipstick until I received this one as a gift last year but this was all I wore when going out last summer. It's Amplified formula really add's a bright pop of colour to any look and I especially love pairing it with a golden smokey eye and a bronzed complexion or with a really neutral makeup with lashings and lashings of mascara. As much as I love this gorgeous vibrant colour I would rather it to have a more matte finish so it would last longer and I wouldn't have to reapply as much.

I really want to try out more orange shades especially matte ones and the next on my list is the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in the shade Red Square, a beautiful reddish orange.

What is your favourite lipstick to wear during summer? Are there any matte orange's you would recommend?


When my skin is giving me all sorts of trouble I know I can rely on these four products to save my skin and help bring it back to normal. I own quite a few skin care products, most of which I am not really fussed about but do the job so when I rave about something or continuously reach for it, you can trust that it's good.

Listed from left to right: Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, Alpha H Liquid Gold, Sukin Rose Hip Oil, Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask

Although the Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic fresh face mask is a relatively new purchase every time I use it I notice pretty dramatic results. It keeps skin clear and really lives up to its claims to calm problematic areas and reduce inflammation while also making the skin very smooth and soft. While the packaging is fairly small I've managed to get a good amount of use out of it so far and still have quite a lot left. I am with out a doubt going to pick this up again along with another fresh face mask to try out, Lush do such fantastic products!

Both the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion and Alpha H Liquid Gold are products I have used up many times and have been staples in my skin care regime for years now. The Drying Lotion is fantastic to throw onto that pesky pimple before bed and in the morning it will be dramatically reduced. Alpha H Liquid Gold is one of those crazy hyped up skin care products, so much more a couple of years ago and I think it does deserves the hype. I use this around two to three times a week and I feel that it has helped to reduce my acne scars and it leaves my skin looking bright and feeling incredibly smooth.

The last product that is a must in my skin care draw is Sukin's Rose hip oil. I used to have pretty oily skin but over the years it has become more on the dryer side, bringing a few stubborn flaky patches with it that I have had a little trouble getting rid of. Rose hip oil with its many moisturising properties, is great at combatting this problem as well as fighting acne scaring. I also find that rose hip oil helps to even up the skin tone and give it a beautiful healthy glow. As much as I love rose hip I do want to try out some other oils and would appreciate any recommendations!

What are your holy grail skin care products? Have you used any of these?


Foundation is one of my favourite makeup products to buy and I believe that if you are new to makeup or are planning to build your collection, investing in a good quality foundation is the best way to start. I personally tend to lean more toward trying out higher end foundations due to having some issues with a few drugstore ones in the past, this is why my favourites are all high end.

Listed from left to right: MAC Face and Body Foundation, Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, NARS Sheer Glow Foundation, Benefit Big Easy, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser.

This really is an amazing foundation, as much as it is great for that 'no makeup look' it is just as perfect to wear on nights out. When applied in a really small amount the coverage is very sheer and feels like you have nothing on your skin but the best thing about this foundation is that it can be built up to being full coverage and does not get caky no matter how many layers you apply. It photographs beautifully and can also be used on the body, I couldn't recommend this foundation more!

A beautiful foundation and definitely my most reached for when doing my makeup for nights out. This foundation has no faults it applies evenly, blends like a dream and has amazing coverage. It is also great value for money because you only need a pea sized amount to cover your entire face! I have had this for ages and I still have quite a lot left considering how much I use it.

NARS Sheer Glow is my most used and has been my favourite for a good few years now, it was one of the first high end foundations I bought and I will continue to repurchase it again and again. It gives a really nice natural finish to the skin and is moisturising while also being medium to full in coverage which is the perfect combination for me.

I'm not really sure what category Benefit wanted Big Easy to fall under as it has "bigger than BB" listed in its name but I definitely would call this a foundation because of its great coverage. I have only had this for about two months but have used it pretty much every day since! I was worried about it being a liquid to powder finish due to my combination to dry skin type but I don't find that it clings to my dry patches and I actually really love it's powder finish. The biggest plus about it's finish is that it is really long lasting and doesn't budge or get oily like I find some of my other foundations do when I'm making coffees as work and there is steam all up in my face!

Although this is a tinted moisturiser I feel like it deserves a mention because it some what replaced foundation for me. I don't like wearing foundation during the day due to the heavy feeling that it sometimes gives to my skin, however I do like to have some coverage and to even out my skin tone and this tinted moisturiser fixed this issue for me. It feels really light on the skin and offers a really nice medium amount of coverage.

I'd love to hear what your favourite foundations are! Also let me know if you would like to see a post on some of the more affordable foundations I love.

If you have any questions make sure to leave them below, I'll try my best to get back to you!