By Terry is a brand that I have been a fan of for many years. You may or may not know, but I was previously a store Manager for Space NK in London some years ago now before moving here to Monaco and a big part of that job involved training with all the brands that Space NK stocked (more about my past career here!). I was the ByTerry Ambassador for my store which meant I went to all the training sessions and then trained the rest of our team in what new launches were coming in. I even had the privilege of going to Terry's house in London and those are memories that shall stay with me for life as I loved every second! My love for the brand developed because the more I learnt, the more I was engrossed in how Terry worked, which is why to this day, I still use the products. 

Terry was actually behind the famous YSL Touche Eclat, as it was in fact she who inspired and developed the product and thankfully for all of us, decided to create her own vision hence By Terry was born!
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
I have recently had the pleasure of collaborating with BY TERRY (not sponsored) on some of their new launches so I can bring you as much information as possible, kicking off with the NEW foundation, BY TERRY Nude-Expert .... which is truly unique.

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
This stunning gift box showcased the new Nude Expert foundation alongside a few other iconic products that helped me to create the 'FilterLike' look and in turn introduced me to a new things too!

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
BY TERRY, NUDE-EXPERT Duo Stick Foundation (10 shades - buy here!)
Nude-Expert is a NEW duo stick base being half foundation, half highlighter designed to create an instantly flawless, radiant, matte complexion. This foundation offers a sheer to medium coverage with the foundation side being 'matte' and the highlighter side being 'glow' combined together to give you a camera ready effect that acts like a real life filter. The formula is enriched with BY TERRY's exclusive technology which combines ultra-corrective properties and light control for that airbrushed finish that each brand aspires to.

TO APPLY!
It really is easy. Swipe the bullet across your face and blend however you feel best. I personally used a buffing brush or Beauty Blender as I felt this gave me a more flawless finish yet didn't blend the makeup away. The stick does come with a sponge applicator on the other end which is great for on the go use but it really is trial and error and go with what method works best for you. 

I was sent over a few shades that were close to my skin tone and I can actually get away with wearing all three. No.2.5 matches my skin now as being summer and I have been self-tanning so this suits me perfectly but during the Winter months No.2 shall probably match better and No.1 is actually great as a concealer as the peach tone really helps to brighten my skin; I think this shows you just how versatile this shade range is. 

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
To complete my Nude-Expert look I used the full By Terry Expert range, all of which I had tried before except the Click Concealers and Kabuki brush ....so  'in my element' I think is how I felt here! This red lip shade was sent over and oh my, it is so me, right

*Images below are taken in natural lighting so you can see how both lighting and the base create this flawless canvas!*
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
 CONCEALStylo-Expert Click Stick Concealer (buy here!) - This makes the job of concealing completely effortless! I have used Touche Veloutee for years so never gravitated away from that one but this concealer feels like velvet on your skin and instantly brightens, camouflages and even highlights. The teardrop applicator helps to make sure you apply it little by little which results in a more flawless finish and the click design is a dream because it keeps it non-messy, hygienic and great for your expensive handbags i.e. no risk of leakage! This actually reminds me a little of the Nars Creamy Matte Concealer (in the pot) but just gives a little more coverage and I have fallen head over heels for it and may just be my new favourite (see swatches). If you have not tried this one, then I highly recommend doing so as it is so underrated! I shall most definitely be repurchasing this one. 

• SET: Hyaluronic Hydra Powder (buy here!) - If you have never used this powder then you really should try it! This is so finely milled that it not only sets make-up but also blurs over imperfections again to add a 'soft focus' to your skin. The hyaluronic spheres within the powder attract an retain moisture from the atmosphere to fill in lines and wrinkles which is almost magical! It feels totally weightless and looks invisible on your skin with no ashy tones - one for all skins. This and the Hourglass Veil Powder are the two that I always recommend to those who can never find powders that suit; I guarantee these will! 

• TOOLS: Tool-Expert Kabuki Brush (buy here!) - I do love a good brush, especially when it is portable! Great for the go but being 'By TERRY' you know the quality is first class and is the perfect companion to the loose Hydra Powder. 

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundatio
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
• BLUSH: Compact Expert Dual Powder in shade #7 Sun Desire (buy here!) - A stunning hybrid powder that combines two tones to mattify, highlight and set make-up all in one go. On my skin, this shade works perfectly as a blush and warms up my face beautifully. This is most definitely a product to add to your wish list as it has fast become one of my favourites due to the stunning quality and results on the skin. 

• LASHES: Lash-Expert Twist Brush (buy here!) - This has been my favourite mascara ever since I got my hands on it this March when it first launched. All I can say is, please go and read my full post all about it so you can see why it is a must have mascara and my NO1; (read all HERE!!) You can see my lashes below, I mean, it is seriously incredible!!!!

 LIPS: Rouge-Expert Click Stick (buy here!) - I own a couple of these lipsticks as they are incredible! Highly pigmented, rich, creamy and once again the teardrop applicator gives instant shape to your lips and really helps to define your cupids bow, doing both the job of a lip liner and lipstick. They feel balm like on the lip but with the intensity of a matte pigment making them really unique and luxurious and I am so glad that I have a some warmer shades to play with (see swatches). 

I have paired the look with 'Mystic Red' lip (above) and 'Rose Ease' Pink lip (below) so you can see how versatile this base is to other makeup. So, how did the Nude Expert fair? 

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
Verdict: 
Would I recommend it? Most definitely YES. This is good skin on-the-go.

I am not usually a 'stick foundation' fan as I find they always give a really full coverage and I prefer a light/medium coverage for everyday and this has changed the game and ticked that box with it's buildable coverage making it a total hit for me. It unites a matte base and a radiant base to become the best of both that results in a gorgeous, naturally radiant look. 

The matte side gives you buiidable coverage that is enhanced and lifted by the glow side which just adds a pop of radiance and takes the edge of it being too flat and dry looking. It has a key word that I like, buildable, because this means you can create all types of coverage with one stick. It is totally different to what I imagined it to be. It is not too glowy and not too matte, but a perfect in-between. The formula is super creamy hence why it glides on so effortlessly and doesn't sit in lines/pores. 

It has incredible staying power as it still looked flawless after 8 hours+ yet doesn't feel heavy on the skin at all. I suggest you use a primer that works best for your skin when it comes to this foundation. Don't be shy to use it with a highlighting primer underneath as I found it worked well for my skin using something like the By Terry CC Serum underneath (here) as the glow that the duo stick gives you is very subtle. If you have a dry skin then I would suggest using a hydrating primer underneath and moisturise well so your skin is well prepped but the creamy formula should not be an issue. 

Ultimately this foundation leaves you with a natural glow and flawless coverage being so weightless and effortless. Nude Expert is a great make-up base for on the go with it's no mess, travel friendly size that can go anywhere with you. You could even use the darker shades for warming up your skin and the lighter shades for highlighting. It is very versatile and takes no time at all to achieve flawless looking skin. 

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
In my opinion, By Terry have created another hero product in their line that is surprisingly very affordable being £40 (here) as other best selling By Terry foundations range from £70-£100. I can see myself using this one all year round as it is just so convenient ... and likes skin! 

By Terry Nude-Expert Duo Stick Foundation
By Terry products always perform well for me and the quality is impeccable, hence they are a brand that I hold in very high esteem.


I hope you found this helpful - 
Let me know if you try Nude-Expert and what you think!










What happens when a luxury beauty box joins forces with a very famous skincare brand?  This month's box is what! This September, Mintd Box have collaborated with one of my personal favourite skincare brands, OSKIA London both of who could not be anymore perfectly matched and are set to take this beauty month by storm. 

As someone who works alongside Mintd Box to independently review each of their boxes, I of course get to know what the next month holds a little in advance and as soon as I heard that this collab was happening, I just knew it would be a hit without even seeing the contents. Going on feedback I have received so far, OSKIA London seems to be a brand that many people 'know of and love' or are 'yet to try'. This is perfect because there is no better way to try a brand than through Mintd Box and lovers of the brand already shall be leaping for joy at the chance to restock on a few favourites or maybe try a product that you have been wanting to for ages (me included!). All in all, Mintd are giving us the perfect introduction and reunion with this beautiful brand.
Mintd Box, OSKIA London
In case you are new to both then as always here is a quick recap about what the Mintd Team do and create behind the scenes ... 

"When you subscribe to Mintd Box, either every month or every other month, you will only ever receive FULL sized or DELUXE sized high end, a-list, beauty products that are themed for that month which shall save you a small fortune. No Samples, no let downs, just the latest must haves in beauty. You can in fact click Mintd Boxes in the Categories section in the header bar (top of page!) where you can see all the previous months boxes and their contents. It mainly features skincare as opposed to make-up but all is only ever 'high end and full size'. It isn't cheap but the products are premium and the savings are huge".

The September OSKIA LONDON themed box contains FULL SIZED and 3 DELUXE SIZED products all stocked in high end beauty stores such as Space NK, Harvey Nicols and Net A Porter.


Mintd Box, OSKIA London
OSKIA LONDON are a clinical and nutritional luxury skincare brand that was founded in 2009 which hosts a team of nutritionists, cosmetic scientists and skincare specialists who formulate and manufacture all products at their very own laboratory/factory in Wales. They were in fact winners of over 110 international product and brand awards including Best British Brand and Best Natural Brand. OSKIA use clinical bio-available nutrients and bio-actives to give us all ultimately healthy, happy, glowing skin.

The marbled design sets this month off in style and the box is packed full of Omegas, Proteins, Minerals and Vitamins all from a team that know skin well - what more could you ask for?! 

Mintd Box, OSKIA London
The 'OSKIA LONDON' Luxury Contents:-
1. OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel (Full Size £31)
 2. OSKIA Super 16 Pro-Collagen Serum (Full Size £85)
3. OSKIA Renaissance 360 Moisturiser (Deluxe Size £18)
4. OSKIA Restorative Oil (Deluxe Size £18)
5. OSKIA Renaissance Mask (Deluxe Size £13)

BONUS! 
Get a free Omorovicza Oxygen Booster when you sign up to a 6 or 12 month plan! 

The contents of this box have a combined value of over £165/€185 for which you only pay £70/€80 per month or bi-monthly giving you an enormous £95/€107 saving as opposed to buying all products individually. Anyone can see that this is a phenomenal saving which is exactly why Mintd Box is the top when it comes to discovering high end beauty brands in the most cost effective way. You practically get the OSKIA Super Serum for FREE

Mintd Box, OSKIA London
So, let's start with a personal favourite of mine that I have spoken about here before ... 

Mintd Box, OSKIA London, Renaissance Cleanser
Mintd Box, OSKIA London, Renaissance Cleanser
1. OSKIA Renaissance Cleansing Gel, 100ml (Full Size £31) (link here!)
This beauty is a cult classic Cleansing Gel that is totally unique with it's gel-balm formulation containing a potent  blend of Vitamins A, C, B2 and E, Pumpkin Eyzyme, Starflower Oil and Magnesium (to name a few!) all designed to strengthen, brighten and revitalise your skin whilst getting rid of dirt and grime. It is also an amazing anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory that helps to protect and repair delicate skins making this 100% suitable for all skin types

I can only explain this as a cleanser of dreams. I have used and purchased this cleanser many times over because once you try it, you are hooked. It is one of these cleansers that makes you fall in love with cleansing so when I saw that a full size was going to be a part of the line up, my month was made - as I had run out. If you have never tried OSKIA then this is a good place to start as you shall surely get results that you never thought possible from a cleanser alone. The first thing you shall appreciate about this cleanser is the amazing texture of this pink coloured gel-balm alongside it's Rose and Chamomile scent which reminds me of Turkish delight, it is just incredible. The gel melts to form an oil before transforming further into a milk once water is added. It cleanses, brightens, soothes and ultimately awakens your skin to give it life and vitality, yet is so easy to use! 

The Cleansing Gel is actually a partner to Oskia's award winning Renaissance mask of which you get a deluxe size to try in this box! The cleanser is also very travel friendly so you don't have to be without it when your away from home, yay! Both the Renaissance Cleanser and Renaissance Mask are two of my all time favourite products from OSKIA and are ones that I fully urge you to try as they both live up to every good word ever spoken or written about them. 

Mintd Box, OSKIA London, Super 16 Serum
2. OSKIA Super 16 Pro-Collagen Serum, 30ml (Full Size £85(link here!)
The Super 16 is a potent collagen serum ideal for all skin types containing a blend of 16 super nutrients and bio-actives to target multiple signs of ageing. It uses an ingredient called Bakuchiol derived from Indian Babchi seeds which is nature's equivalent to Retinol, renowned for it's ability to un-do and prevent signs of ageing, making this serum a prevention and a cure all in one. This is best loved for it's ability to minimise the loss of collagen and elastin in our skin as well as offering protection against UV damage. It also contains that ingredient that we all love, Hyaluronic acid enabling us to attract and retain moisture as well as Vitamins C and E to add free-radical defence.

How can you not be sold by that rundown? This is the reason why Super 16 has been on my personal wish list for sometime now. I have always looked after my skin seeing as skincare was a big part of my career but I am now at that age where I am closer to my 40's than my 30's and it worries me. In fact I am freaking out as I have been so lucky with my skin that I think, what if that all changes? So it is products like this really get me excited as I feel it has some work to do now.

Obviously serums take more than just a few applications to see true results but on first impression it sure does feel lovely being not too heavy, or sticky yet enough to feel instantly hydrated which in turn makes my skin look healthy and radiant. I shall endeavour to keep you posted on my progress but so far I am really enjoying using this one as I am a serum addict. It has the same beautiful rose petal scent that the Renaissance line has so it really does feel like you are soaking your skin in a rose petal bath and feels so cooling and comforting. I love the fact that it works like a Retinol (Vitamin A) just without any of the side effects as I think this is something that many of us have been searching for, especially sensitive skins. It is a bit of a spend being £85 which is what makes this Mintd box such incredible value so I would whole heartedly recommend buying it in this way should you be interested in trying the serum out. 


Just the Renaissance Cleanser and Super 16 Serum alone make this box worth the buy but as a bonus, you also get three deluxe sizes to introduce some of OSKIA's other skincare gems!

Mintd Box, OSKIA London, Super 16 Serum
3. OSKIA Restorative Oil, 5.5ml (all skin types) (Deluxe Size £18(link here!)
This luxurious facial oil addresses nearly every skin concern in one, being hydrating, rebalancing and radiance boosting using a blend of nutrients, floral oils and extracts to replenish skins vitality. It is scented by Moroccan Rose, Geranium, Sweet Orange, Lavender and English Chamomile all of which make you feel like your sat in a spa somewhere exotic.

This is a very generous deluxe size oil that will last a good amount of time seeing as you only need to use a few drops on your skin day/night. I love aromatherapy and facials oils as they are so beneficial to your skin and your senses and this really helped to give a sense of calm and comfort. I personally tend to use oils at night being a normal/combination skin type but I have to say that this one really absorbs well and leaves minimal residue which is a great plus point for my skin. They do say that it makes a great base for make-up and I tend to agree and drier skins will most certainly appreciate this under make-up! This travel size this is going straight into my travel essentials bag as I would never be without a good facial oil in my stocks whenever I am away from home. 


Mintd Box, OSKIA London
4. OSKIA Renaissance Mask Mini (Deluxe Size £13) (link here!)
The Renaissance Mask is another cult classic being a super luxurious buttery soft, rose scented mask designed to increase cell turnover, boost radiance and reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and imperfections. It uses natural fruit acids such as Passionfruit and Papaya to loosen bonds in the upper layers of skin to then resurface the skin, making it look brighter and clearer. 

This is a Chanel of the mask world, i.e. a classic that shall have you hooked. The scent, the texture, the results, I just love everything about this mask. This was actually featured full-sized in the July Treatd box, so if you got that box then well done and you shall appreciate every good word that I have to say about it. This is virtually a mask version of the Cleanser and could not be any easier to use. You apply a thin layer to clean skin and then massage until it turns from peach to white; leave for 10-15 minutes then rinse with warm water; that is it. If you do this once or twice a week then you shall most definitely start to see a big change in your skin. From the many masks that I own, I tend to choose this particular one when my skin looks dull and needs a good exfoliation yet I want something that's gentle and non fussy. Each time I use this mask my skin looks brighter, radiant and feels as smooth as silk. Resurfacing masks can sometimes be too much for some skins so this has that advantage of being gentle and hydrating which is what makes this one so popular. The deluxe size is the perfect way to get familiar with it and if you do own it already then keep this pot for travels as you can refill from your large glass jar!

5. OSKIA Renaissance 360 Moisturiser, 10ml (Deluxe Size £18(link here!)
A vitamin rich daily hydrating cream that helps to combat all common signs of ageing like fine lines, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone, dulness and so on. It is nice and lightweight light yet feels rich and nourishing at the same time, all with the gorgeous signature rose and chamomile scent. I do love the way it feels on my skin and find that it compliments the rest of the range perfectly. Using the Renaissance Cleanser, followed by the mask, then serum then cream, shall make your skin look and feel like you have had a facial! Just a gorgeous combination and a moisturiser I am sure I would enjoy full sized.  

Mintd Box, OSKIA London
Should you not have noticed, the cost of this entire box (£70) is still less than the Super 16 Serum alone (£85) so you practically get a discount, plus a free full sized cleanser, plus three free (bit of a tongue tangler!) deluxe sizes to sample, totalling £165!! I think that counts for an amazing skincare deal, don't you?

I was definitely most excited by the Super 16 Serum because it's one of those spends that you just deliberate over which is what makes Mintd Box so great. This box is such an incredible way of introducing you to OSKIA or to reignite your love should you want to try more from them but all in all, it's 100% worth the buy.

This box is a subscriber exclusive but should you want it and are not yet a subscriber or feel you maybe cannot commit just yet then don't fret! There is the option to buy this box as a one off from Mintd's online store for which you will pay £80 instead of £70 yet still make a huge saving on products. 

Mintd Box, OSKIA London
Sign up to Mintd Box should you want to get your hands on the box here; available on 3,6 or 12 month plans with free delivery in the UK or purchase as a one off buy at £80 (plus P&P). Ships to UK, W Europe, North America and Australia. 

SPECIAL OFFERS! Golden Ticket - Win a Complimentary Box on your next renewal when you receive a Golden Ticket in this months box! ALSO receive 20% off + free delivery on all Mintd Boxes + Sunday Riley Gift Set in the gift store!


What do you think of this collaboration? 
Are you an OSKIA fan like me?







It is no secret that I am some what of a (huge) Charlotte Tilbury fan so my collection is one that shall continue to grow for as long as Charlotte keeps enticing me. I do get asked a lot about what I recommend from the range so I like to keep up those recommendation lists by adding to my posts here on the blog. Every product is so IG worthy and looks stunning adorning any dresser but the products themselves always perform well for me hence it is a brand I love to support. 

With all the new-ness that has been coming from Charlotte Tilbury Towers of late, I wanted to run through a few products that may be of interest to you as I found myself going on a little CT shopping frenzy as well as being sent over a few new things from the PR team of which I am most truly grateful for and have all been a hit, so you may just well need a to try them out too ...  and possibly blame me for the spend. 

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
I am always so humbled to receive any product that has been sent over but this is a brand that I buy from often, so as you know this just means I can show and give you more feedback on a larger range of newer items as even I need to tow that 'spending' line ..... well, try. 

Speaking of which, I actually came across a Feel Unique Store whilst staying in Jersey, Channel Islands for a few days which amazed me because I had no idea that they even existed and to excite me even more the first brand I spotted was Charlotte Tilbury. I call that fate! They only had a very small range but it mainly showcased some of the newer launches so I picked up the Brightening Youth Glow PrimerCollagen Lip Bath and Beauty Light Highlighting Wand as it has been on my shopping list for ages. In addition to this I received the NEW Bar of Gold Palette, Legendary Lashes 2 and the Collagen Lip Bath .. so I have an extra one for my handbag. 

Let us just say that each and every product was out the box and on my face as fast as you could say Charlotte and a few things impressed me massively*WARNING* there is a good chance you will need to try out a few of these things if not all of them. 

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Let me start with one of the most recent launches that has caused a huge stir seeing as we have now become a beauty nation obsessed with highlighters. I hold my hand up - I own way to many but I will not stop buying them, especially when they look as good as this ...

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
BAR OF GOLD PALETTE, £49/€65  (*website exclusive*(buy here!)
The Iconic original Bar of Gold highlighter was solely one shade but now it has been revamped and joined by two new shades! It consists of three different golden toned highlighting powders; the original light gold shade, a rose gold blush shade and a deep gold bullion shade for a more bronzed look. All in all each shade is designed to lift your skin for a gorgeous, glowing look using Gold Pearls to illuminate the skin and the high tech 'wet' powder defines and sculpts to give us a personalised glow

The super pretty compact is lightweight, very portable (being plastic) and just simple and beautiful complete with a good sized mirror. I love the star like effect on the front of the casing as we usually see it just plain so this adds to the exclusivity of this palette. The powders are so finely milled and I love the high tech wet feel as it goes on like a liquid bronzer yet is still a powder. It is quite magical! I love that you can use it all over your body to just lift any dullness without looking sparkly or too highlighted. The highlighter effect is really subtle so you can build it up should you want more intensity but for those who steer clear of the 'moonbeam' effect, shall love this one as there is no scary looks happening here. I have to say, I own a lot of highlighter palettes yet this is the only one that has made me wear ALL of the shades. They really are the most wearable highlighters that you can even blend all together should you want to personalise your look even more.

All in all, this is a truly stunning highlighter palette that would work for all skin tones and all ages as older skins need not be afraid of this one thanks to it's perfect formula. This would be an ideal bridal palette should any make-up artists be thinking of adding it to their kit as the shades are super flattering and you can work from just the one palette alone. The Flawless Filter would also compliment this look beautifully! I do have a feeling this maybe a limited edition so may I suggest you grab it while you can should you want it.

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In,  Highlighter Wand
BEAUTY LIGHT WAND, £29/€35 (buy here!)
A stunning light rose gold liquid highlighter that has been out of stock for some time hence I am delighted to finally have it in my hands seeing as demand is so high for this beauty. Charlotte launched these highlight and contour wands some time ago but I was never into liquid highlighters much, until now. I sometimes find liquids difficult to blend but this formula and this wand make light work of applying it to your skin. I read that Charlotte was inspired by the digital trickery of Hollywood and filters on social media and she sure does have the knack for making products that really do work to act as a real like filter, so this is a great addition to her collection. 

I now see why this has been so popular because it is honestly one of the nicest liquid highlighter formulas that I have tried. The wand applicator makes applying it easier than ever before as you just apply directly on to your skin and blend. The soft rose gold shade is perfect; not too yellow yet not too pink and just lifts the skin in the most flattering of ways. Like the Bar of Gold Palette, this too uses treated pearls to brighten and boost your skin to give this magical real life soft focus effect that reflects the light just enough to make your skin look glossy yet non glittery and very red carpet. This again is definitely a product you should have in your collection or kit as I cannot believe I didn't own it sooner. 

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Youth Glow
 BRIGHTENING YOUTH GLOW, 40ml £38.50/€49 (buy here!)
This was one of those non-essential purchases but seeing as it was on a shelf in front of me and I hadn't tried it, I succumbed. Youth Glow is actually a colour-correcting, moisturising Primer that helps to even out skin tone and blur out blemishes. It also holds a lot of anti-aging benefits too to help with skin tone and texture so I slowly thought maybe I did need this one after all. 

Being such a huge Wonder Glow fan I wasn't expecting to love this one as much, but after just one use I was sold hook line and sinker. My god, I love this primer much more than I thought I would and think it may just be a new favourite above Wonder Glow; not what I was expecting! The creamy texture feels the same as Wonder Glow and absorbs really nicely into your skin without any tackiness or stickiness. I thankfully don't suffer with too much redness but this primer really evened out my skin causing it to jump back to life and just glow. On my fair skin it looks almost pearlescent yet leaves a stunning glow that lasts under makeup to give a real luminous, plumped and hydrated finish. It has a lovely light rose scent which really reminds me of another firm favourite, the By Terry CC serum so if you love that one, you are sure to love this one too. I do love how portable and non messy the primers are so it's a great primer for travelling with. 

I think this primer would be ideally suited to anyone that needs help with tone and luminosity but all in all it will create a perfect base for your make and give you a flawless finish. It's a definite repeat buy for me. 

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Highlighter Palette
COLLAGEN LIP BATH, £25/€32 (buy here!)
When I heard about this Collagen Lip Bath I was sold as bigger lips are high on my wish list! The Collagen Lip Bath is ultimately a clear lip gloss enriched with skincare to create plumper looking lips. Coconut Oil is used to moisturise with Marine Collagen to smooth out fine lines and plump by hydrating the lips for a better looking pout. The super high-shine gloss holds Pearlescent pigments that give it a milky pink tint that reflect the light to make your lips appear bigger than what they are. This is ultimately how this gloss works and how all lip plumping products work, by creating an illusion. The wand is cleverly shaped like a heart to fit the lip so you can wash over them easily. 

I have wanted to get my lips done since Kylie K made big lips a thing yet something holds me back because I want a 'good job' as we all know the horror stories; but I still want them done. So I have had to 'fake' it with makeup which is how I get questioned a lot about 'have I had them done'? Sadly not but it's products from Charlotte Tilbury that make it possible for my small lips to become all grown up! I swear by Pink Venus & Pillow Talk Lip Cheat, Kidman's Kiss Lipstick and some gloss; that and a little pout, works wonders in selfies

This gloss itself feels really nice and hydrating and definitely helps to make your lips look plumper (as glosses tend to do) I just dislike the Peppermint extract which is used to give a cool tingle as I do with any lip product. I love the packaging, the shade and how it looks on as it really is possible to cheat your lips, so I shall just have to learn to love the minty fresh feel! In my opinion this is not an essential buy but if you are looking for a good hydrating lip treatment that isn't sticky or heavy and you don't mind the minty fresh feel then add this one to your make-up bag. Plus it's super pretty.


Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Legendary Lashes 2
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Legendary Lashes 2
Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Legendary Lashes 2
LEGENDARY LASHES 2, Black Vinyl, £25/€32 (buy here!)
This is a brand new reformulated version of the original Legendary Lashes which I actually never got round to trying as I always felt that Charlotte Tilbury was lacking in the mascara offerings. Apparently the previous version had major issues with smudging and flaking hence this new formulation. Volume 2 is designed to be long wearing, smudge proof, humidity resistant and increase lash volume by 507% in just one application; that is some big promise! You know I love trying mascara and there have been some amazing new launches of late, all of which have been huge hits with my lashes i.e. By Terry Lash Expert, Hourglass Caution (here), Nars Climax ... and maybe another one here?

The packaging is beautiful and the winking eye detail just makes this even sassier. The wand initially wasn't my favourite style of wand but it does get into all of your lashes and adds plenty of length and volume in just one coat which seriously impressed me first off. I wouldn't quite say it's 507% more volume but still, it is a lot! It does dispense a lot of product onto the lashes so do make sure you zig zag your wand so it distributes evenly. The formula is intensely black and glossy so this is definitely designed to give a strong, false lash effect and I would personally suggest only applying 1-2 coats or you start to lose definition with the risk of being 'too much' and looking a little clumpy. On a plus note the formula does stay nice and soft on your lashes so you have less chance of any flaking occurring. Because my lashes are quite long and the formula is wet, I did find that it kept imprinting on to my eyelids each time I moved the wand which was my only niggle.

For my lashes, this gave me way more length than volume and I loved how my lashes looked as I found myself checking them out in the mirror. It did not flake or smudge on my lashes and wore insanely well. I would say this is a great mascara for those looking for a nice everyday mascara that you can apply then forget about with an even balance of length of volume. If serious volume is your thing, I do still think that the Hourglass Caution mascara gives way more volume compared to this one as you can build as much as you like with that one but both still give any lashes oomph! The best way is to always try them for yourself as we differ massively with mascara but I have to say, I am glad that I have this one in my collection as it means I can just change up my lash look whenever I want.
Charlotte Tilbury Lips: Liv it Up, Kidman's Kiss, Tell Laura
HOT LIPS, £24/€32 (buy here!)
I admit that I do have a serious Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick addiction and I cannot help add to my collection as I simply love her formulations, so as well as my favourites that I like to re-peat purchase it is always nice to try some others too. I have repurchased Kidman's Kiss Hot Lips many times now (as seen many a time worn on my blog and Instagram) as this is my go to rose-pink matte lip so I obviously grabbed another back up then picked up pink shade, Liv it Up and the stunning Tell Laura a beautiful warm orange red matte. 

In addition to these I admittedly also purchased American Sweetheart and English Beauty (which you can see me wearing on my Instagram here) as I scooped them up in the summer sale online as well as these lipsticks holders, although now all full and I need a few more (damn it).

Charlotte Tilbury, New-In, Bar of Gold Palette
As you can see, when Charlotte launches, she launches! Out of every new item I have  recently added, the Youth Glow Primer and Bar of Gold palette are items I have been reaching for daily as they really add a little something special to my everyday makeup look so you know that I highly recommend them.

There are many more new exciting launches happening as we speak which I am sure shall inevitably succumb to - so keep you posted on those soon! 


Hope this helped, if not hindered your bank balance a little 😏
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