Thursday, 5 April 2012

Blog Hop: What's in my makeup bag

So I've never done a 'blog hop' before but apparently they're a great way to find new blogs and get more followers so I thought I'd give it a try.

This is a blog hop from BlogLoveTherapy, the rules seem quite simple and are as follows:
1. Please follow BlogLoveTherapy (blog and twitter) and leave a comment on the blog.
2. Post about this hop on your blog, twitter, and facebook. This will help drive traffic to the hop. The more people know about it, the more likely you will be discovered.
*Don't forget to mention the hop throughout the week.*
3. Hop around and be inspired.

Ok then so the theme of the blog hop is what's in your makeup bag. I'm currently between makeup bags as I am desperate for a cute Ted Baker one but I'm a bit skint so won't be getting one just yet. Sooo I've just tipped my makeup out on the floor for you.

Now this is by no means ALL my makeup it's just the essentials as my makeup collection spans 2 makeup bags, one wicker basket and a huge plastic storage box under the bed, however this is my day to day set of products I couldn't live without.

Photographed are as follows:

Bourjois Delice de Soleil- Facial bronzing spray (shade 14 for Olive/Tanned skin) This is a fab alternative to powder bronzer as it sets makeup in place and gives a natural airbrushed glow. It also smells like holidays :)
Clarins Everlasting- Foundation(shade 112 Amber) Gives amazing full coverage without looking or feeling heavy, lasts all day and also has SPF 15.
Benefit Browzings- Brow defining kit (shade Dark) The combination of wax and powder lets you really define brows for a natural to dramatic look, much more user friendly than a pencil.
Benefit They're Real- Mascara Amazing mascara for length, volume, lift and curl, stays put all day without flaking or smudging.
O.P.I Avoplex- Nail and cuticle replenishing oil Smells amazing and conditions nails and cuticles for healthy nails.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker- Plumping lip gloss (shade Half Naked) Gorgeous suits-everyone shade, the plumping action does tingle but this isn't unpleasant like some plumping glosses.
Benefit Boi-ing- Concealer (shade 02) Blendable concealer which covers even the reddest blemishes, multi-use product, I often use it to disguise eyebrow re-growth.
Benefit Porefessional- Pore-minimising primer Absolute godsend for oily skin as it mattifies and helps foundation to last all day.
Diesel Loverdose- Perfume Gorgeous fragrance which is ideal for day or night.
Ms Makeup Eyelash Curlers Brilliant curlers, I've had them for years and they're still great.
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm I love this on no-makeup days to boost my complexion.
Bare Escentuals- Powder brush Great little brush for applying powder, blusher or bronzer.
MAC- Lipstick (shade Costa Chic) I love all MAC lipsticks, fab range of colours, Costa Chic is my pick for Spring as it looks gorgeous with a tan.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge- Cream blusher (shade Powder Pink) Really nice multi-use product, I use it on lips and cheeks and it blends so easily.

What's in your makeup bag? Visit BlogLoveTherapy to check out the Hop.


  1. Great products! Thanks for the look inside your makeup bag! I really really want to try the Benefit They're Real Mascara - I've heard great things about it! Glad I found you through Blog Hop! Following! (:

    <3 Amanda,

  2. I have only tried like two things from benefit, but loved them both. This makes me want to go buy all of it! Found you through the blog hop. New follower! :D

  3. Bourjois facial bronzing spray? hmmm sounds fab....gotta check it out! I haven't seen it here in Canada yet but that doesn't mean it isn't here! I am new at this blogging thing and am enjoying all the sites found through BlogLoveTherapy. I am Following you now, but don't worry I am not a crazy stalker!!! :)

  4. Hey girls going to follow you all back as well :) I've written a post on They're Real Amanda, have a look and see what you think, I'd definitely recommend it. xxx

    1. After reading your Benefit They're Real post, I'm definitely buying a tube my next visit to Sephora! Your lashes looked incredible!!

      <3 Amanda