3 current beauty obsessions

Hello!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

With it being the start of the month I planned to do a favourites post but I’ve not really tried much out over June so I thought I would share with you 3 of my current beauty obsessions instead.

Clinique blushing blush 

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I purchased this when I was on the look out for some allergy tested makeup. I realised that the blusher I’d been using was nearly 3 years old (gross I know) so I decided to spend a bit more on my next blusher and go for something that wouldn’t upset my skin.

A lovely woman at boots offered to give me a makeover and she used this blush. I loved the look of it on my skin – it’s a lovely subtle pink shade and it is really natural but buildable. The shade I purchased was ‘Iced Lotus’.

The packaging of this is also beautiful. It feels really high quality, and I love the fact that you get a little mirror and brush. The bristles are very soft and it’s perfect for traveling as you don’t have to carry around an extra blusher brush. I’m off to London this week for 3 days and this is definitely coming with me!

Clinique true bronze pressed powder bronzer

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I’m not usually a bronzer kind of girl but I loved the golden sun kissed glow this gave me when I tested it out in the store. It has a tiny bit of shimmer in it, but it’s not that noticeable on the skin which I like.

Usually I’m nervous that bronzers will make me look orange but I didn’t experience that effect with this. It can also be built up and it doesn’t go cakey like some bronzers can do. Overall it’s a lovely little bronzer and lasts all day on the skin!

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream skin protectant 

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All this summer weather is great, but the downside is that my skin gets really dry. I came across this moisturising balm in a YouTube video (I can’t remember who used it) but I thought I would give it a go as the reviews looked very positive. It is on the expensive side but I’m very glad I decided to spend the money because it’s done a great job of sorting out my dry patches.

I’ve tried all sorts of emollients prescribed to me for my eczema but this seems to be working so much better. Plus it’s multi-purpose too so I like to use it on my lips and hands.

I know from reading reviews that some people find the smell of this a little offensive but personally I don’t mind it. It’s a medicated kind of scent so some people might prefer the fragrance free alternative.

Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving recently?

Thank you for reading!

Laura

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My week in photos

Hello!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.

I decided to take a few days off work this week to just chill and do some exploring and I thought I’d document it in a blog post because I don’t usually get the opportunity to blog about my week (normally you’d just get me sitting in an office, eating and then watching youtube).

Monday and Tuesday were normal work days so I’ll gloss over those days, but on Wednesday my boyfriend and I decided to take a trip to York for the day. I grew up in Yorkshire so it was so nice to visit somewhere that felt like home.

I love how traditional and beautiful York is. The weather was nice so we had a little picnic in the Minster gardens and drank tea.

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We later explored the shops and as usual we ended up in Waterstones (best shop ever). I didn’t buy any books but I did treat myself to one of the new water bottles from Pret. I love the cute watermelon design.

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I had to attend an all day conference for work on Thursday so I’ve no photos from that day, but I had the following Friday off so we did the usual food shop and I popped into Primark and picked up this cushion for £2 in the sale. Miffy was one of my childhood favourites so I couldn’t resist.

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I also took advantage of the sales while the shops were empty. I only intended to browse but ended up buying this stripe t-shirt, a new GAP sweatshirt and a black denim skirt (ignore the state of my apartment).

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I don’t usually get the chance to make myself nice lunches in the week so I decided to make avocado and salmon toast. It tasted amazing!

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Speaking of delicious food, my boyfriend and I went out for our first ever date night since moving to the city. I’d never had a Frankie and Benny’s before so we went for pizza and I had this yummy waffle for dessert.

Afterwards we went to the cinema to watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

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Saturday was a really chill day and I mostly watched YouTube, read, did some coursework and watered my plants.

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I hope you enjoyed this little insight into my week. Are you looking forward to the week ahead?

Thank you for reading!

Laura

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