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Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips- review and swatches 

Hi everyone, 

It’s been a while since I posted anything about makeup but anything Charlotte Tilbury deserves a mention (or blog post) 😀. 

Her Hot Lips lipsticks were too hard to resist especially since they were in collaboration with certain celebrities. It was so hard for me to choose but I went for 3 different pink shades as I find pink toned lipsticks suit my skintone better. 

The first one is Liv it Up named after Liv Tyler. It’s a pale pink shade which is hydrating and has a satin finish. I was worried that this particular shade would not suit me because it’s too pale but I quite like it and is perfect for wearing to the office as it is really subtle. Love it. 

Liv it Up

Liv it Up lip swatch

The second pink shade I chose was Bosworth’s Beauty which is a bright pink shade and this is my favorite of the 3. Named after Kate Bosworth,  this has a matte finish but Charlotte Tilbury takes matte to a whole new level. I am yet to come across a matte lipstick that matches her formula which is hydrating yet has a matte finish. It doesn’t tug at the lips at all. 

Bosworth’s Beauty

Bosworth’s Beauty lip swatch

The third pink shade I went for is a fuschia color called Electric Poppy named after Poppy Delevingne. This also has a matte finish and is extremely flattering on the lips. 

Electric Poppy

Electric Poppy lip swatch

I bought my lipsticks online from Beautylish and each costs $32.
Has anyone bought any of the lipsticks from this collection?  What’s your favorite color?

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Best of 2014

2014 was an excellent year in terms of skincare discoveries, mostly because of my skincare guru Caroline Hirons. I tried practically everything she recommended and loved everything. I also visited London in April where I went quite overboard in Space NK, Selfridge’s and Boots.

1- In terms of haircare this year, I tried 2 brands- Rahua and Oribe Shampoos and Conditioners. Of the two, my hair definitely loved Oribe better. It’s extremely luxurious, leaves the hair smelling amazing and feeling so soft and bouncy. The packaging is also quite pretty. My husband actually thought the shampoo was a bottle of perfume.

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2- Frank Coffee Scrub- this is a natural coffee scrub that I discovered online and boy am I glad I did. This stuff is sooo amazing, I can’t get enough. It can be used on the face and body and seriously leaves my skin so extremely smooth and silky. The best part about it? It is so cheap at USD 14.95 and can be ordered online through their website http://www.frankbody.com .

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3. Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm- this is a cult product loved by Caroline Hirons which in turn is loved by all skincare fanatics like me and I totally understand why. This has completely changed the meaning of cleansing. This is so expensive but I would definitely repurchase when mine is over as it is worth the splurge.

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4- May Lindstrom skincare- another natural skincare brand that I am so glad I have discovered is May Lindstrom. They are extremely expensive so I just bought a few of her products for now.

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5- Wayne Goss face brush set- I have no idea how I survived without these brushes previously. These are my go to brushes at the moment and I really need to invest in the eye set as well. Besides, I love Wayne Goss:)

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6- Su-man rehydrating toning essence- its very rare to find a toner that does not leave the skin feeling stripped and this is one of them. I love the glass packaging, and it leaves the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

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7- Gosh Cosmetics- Amazing drugstore find. I love their lip lacquers that look like little nail polishes. Their eye pencils and eye-shadow sticks are amazing too. The best product in my opinion is the Boombastic mascara which so easily rivals the high end mascaras out there for a small fraction of the price.

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8- Charlotte Tilbury- I can’t praise Charlotte Tilbury makeup enough. I mean this lady does no wrong in terms of makeup from her blushes to lipsticks and eye pencils. I can’t get enough. If you haven’t tried any of her products- what are you waiting for?

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9- Tom Ford brow sculptor- this is one product that I cannot live without at the moment. It makes my brows look so natural and it is so easy to use and lasts very long even with everyday use.

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What have been your favourite products in 2014? Please let me know in the comments:)

The best bronzer – highlighter palette EVER!!!

One makeup brand I am obsessed with lately is Charlotte Tilbury. Whatever I own so far is amazing and hasn’t disappointed. When I visited London, I actually went to Selfridges just for Charlotte Tilbury. I now regret that I didn’t buy more.

I am currently obsessed with the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. It is the best bronzer/highlighter palette I have ever tried. I have quite a few bronzers (Nars Laguna, MAC Harmony, etc. etc.) which are all good, but this is AMAZING and the BEST in my opinion because it somehow magically transforms your face in a very natural way and the powder is sooooo smooth and is the perfect shade. The highlighter is also perfect in the sense it highlights subtly but beautifully.

An added bonus is the amazing packaging. So sleek and sophisticated, love it!!

If you are looking for a bronzer, then this is definitely IT. It can only be found in Selfridges or can also be bought online from http://www.selfridges.com who now ship worldwide.

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Review- Charlotte Tilbury’s Multi-Miracle Glow

Hi friends. A few months ago I ordered a bunch of Charlotte Tilbury products from Selfridges and so far I am loving each and everything from her makeup to skincare products.

Lately, I am obsessed with her Multi-Miracle Glow. It can be used as a balm cleanser or a leave-in mask. I actually apply it every night on to my dry skin and massage it in. I then rinse it out or use a wet flannel to wipe it off. It actually leaves my skin literally baby soft and clean and it does not feel stripped off or dry. I also love the scent. The product is baby pink in color (so lovely) and is a gel-like texture.

I have also used it as an overnight leave in mask which leaves my skin soft, smooth and hydrated although next time I will probably leave it for just an hour and wipe it off as it can spoil my sheets.

The Multi-Miracle Glow can also be used as a skin SOS on dry areas like knees, elbows, even cuticles- how awesome is that?

Charlotte Tilbury products are quite pricey but they are worth it as they are luxurious and high quality with excellent packaging.

What are your favorite products from her skincare/makeup line? Would love to know your opinions.

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The Best of 2013

Hi friends, 2013 just flew by so fast its unbelievable. Personally, it has been one heck of a year and has brought the biggest change of my life. I gave birth to our beautiful baby boy and I have been busy trying to adjust and learn everything from scratch.

I plan to definitely do more frequent posts in 2014 as I am slowly settling into a routine.

On to my favorite discoveries for 2013. I have picked very few products that have really stood out for me and that I am so glad I have discovered.

Foreo Luna- This is probably the best discovery for me as it has totally transformed my skin. It now feels cleaner and more healthy looking as I feel it truly makes sure all the day’s dirt is gotten rid of. (my detailed review- https://naysdesires.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/the-best-skincare-discovery-of-the-year/ )

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Chanel Le Jour / La Nuit / Le Weekend- This Chanel’s newest skincare line was probably the most talked about / anticipated. It is quite pricey (as with all Chanel products) but I decided to take the plunge anyway and I am so glad I did. My skin has never looked better and I can easily have totally makeup free days and still look fresh and glowy.

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Chanel CC Cream- This was an impulse buy but again, I am so glad I took the plunge as I have been using it every single day ever since I bought it. It subtly evens out the skin and does not feel like you have makeup on. It looks so natural and most of the time, this is the only product I have on my face.

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Nars Guy Bourdin One Night Stand Palette- 6 Nars blushes in one palette? What more could anyone want? Once I found out about this palette, I did everything I could to get my hands on it as it was sold out everywhere. Thanks to Shopper Doll (@Shopper_Doll on Instagram), I was able to get my hands on this beauty.

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Urban Decay Naked 3- Its ‘Naked 3’ enough said!! It’s a perfect addition to my makeup stash. The colors are gorgeous and unlike anything that I own.

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Tangle Teezer- I don’t know what took me so long to buy this but I finally bought it and now can’t go a day without using it. I had to deal with very bad hair loss post pregnancy and giving birth, but this really minimizes hair fall as it does not pull the hair. I also love using this to comb my hair soon after washing.

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Charlotte Tilbury- How amazing is her makeup and skincare line? I have a few of her makeup products as well as the Magic Cream. I love everything and planning to buy more of her makeup. They are extremely high quality and come in awesome packaging.

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What are your favorite discoveries for 2013? Please share them with me xx

(P.S.- please excuse me for taking all the pictures (except for Foreo) off the Internet, because I don’t have any of the products with me at the moment as we are staying at my parents home for a little while).