Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spring has Sprung!

Finally, the sun has made its appearance and its beginning to feel a lot like Spring. Although next week there could potentially be snow, rain and any other god nasty weather, but for now I'm making the most of the bright yellow ball in the sky. In celebration of said bright yellow ball, I've decided to shake up my make up bag a bit, and add in some products that I feel reflect the change in the weather.
So here's what I've chosen!

Coral shades more or less scream Springtime to me, so I've added in my Sleek Blush Trio In Lace because its just so pretty. It has 3 differing shades or coral shades in it, with the middle shade including some glitter which means it doubles up as a highlighter! As with all other Sleek blushes, they are super pigmented so a little goes a long way.  I picked mine up from Cloud 10 Beauty for 10 or 11 euro, which is great value!

As you've learned from previous posts, I have a soft spot for blush, lots and lots of blush... So I couldn't not add in this beaut also from Sleek, Pixie Pink.  Its a real Barbie pink colour, and in the pan it looks petrifying,  but when applied to the cheeks it just gives a really natural colour to the skin. Something similar to being out for a nice brisk walk in my opinion. Again, super pigmented, so you only need to tap the brush ever so slightly into the product to get enough for both cheeks! This only costs around 5 euro again from Cloud 10 Beauty.

Back in my late teens I developed an obsession with coloured liquid eyeliner, No 7 ones in particular. However they did get pushed to the side as I got more 'mature' (I lie, I'm still 12 inside). But now that the sun is shining, I feel like giving them another go, so I've rediscovered this beautiful teal green one from Rimmel, so I'll be using this to add a pop of colour to my usual every day eyelook, (neutrals, neutrals, oh and more neutrals). I can't remember when I got this, so can't remember the price, but its Rimmel so its not going to be expensive, I'd say around 5 or 6 euro.

MUA are one of my favourite brands by far, I can't get enough of their eyeshadow palettes, and this Glitter Ball palette is one my mother very kindly got me last year but I never used. Its all glittery shades, but its made up of a variety of different colours, from pinks to nudes (yay), greens and purples. Its just really nice bright and colourful palette for something a bit different and I can't wait to get some good use out of it. It was also cheap as chips at 4 pounds, so less than 5 euro!

The last thing I took out of my ever expanding lip product collection was this Revlon Lip Butter in Sorbet. Its a real beauty, a nice vibrant pink, perfect for Spring/Summer evenings. I was so eager to try this in fact that I took it out today. I was less than impressed to discover the bullet of the lipstick come clean out of the packaging however. And the reason for this is I'm assuming is because the bullet didn't actually fit into the packaging properly. It was actually the opposite way to what it was meant to be! So it kept banging of the plastic and lumps were being knocked off it all sides aswell.... However I do love the colour, so I think I will repurchase it nearer to the Summer. For the time being I may use one of my other bright colour lip butters instead.

So ladies and gents... For now this is what I shall be using to brighten up my face while the weather is nice!
I'm sure I've plenty more I can add at later dates so I shall keep ye all posted!
Is there anything here you've tried?
What do you use to jazz up your make up bag for Spring?

Thanks for reading,
Alisha xxx


  1. Gorgeous products. I really need that Sleek blush trio!

    1. So pretty! And I do believe Sleek is 3 for 2 on Boots website at the moment! ;)