Wednesday, 7 October 2015

New on the Highstreet

Hi Guys,

Its arriving at that time of year again, when the new launches start to pop up to go along side all things Christmas! There's a few things recently I knew I wanted to try as soon as they launched and others I knew I wouldn't be able to leave behind for very long.
I haven't included any Christmas range specific bits and pieces, just because there is so much that has launched recently, this would be an incredibly long post to try and fit everything in! Especially just between the brand new Zoella and Tanya Burr ranges!
I always love the way that Tanya Burr's face makeup looks, she always has such a beautiful glow about her and the blushers she wears are to die for. So when Tanya announced the newest little edition to her Tanya Burr Cosmetics range was two new face palettes, I could of jumped for joy! The one I grabbed was the Peachy Glow Cheek Palette - £8, I was won over straight away by that highlight! There is also a pinkie version available, but I thought the bronzer shade would be a bit too dark for my pale skin.

The shades themselves all do contain a slight shimmer, especially the highlight, with bronzers I don't usually like that, so I think this bronzer personally I would use as a body bronzer. The tone of the bronzer is more yellow, so I wouldn't even attempt to contour with it! But I think it would make a nice shade on the eyes too, so its not be all end all with that one. The blusher in Apricot Flush is extremely pretty, with the soft golden glow that radiates from the flushed peach shade. Then finally there is also the champagne highlight with a slight golden shimmer. The three shades together work nicely, it's just a shame the bronzer isn't matte.

It also comes with a massive mirror, however a downside to the packaging is that it gets quite messy inside as any fallout seems to adhere really well to the cardboard inside.

I love the original Zoella Beauty range, the scent is one of my favourites and one I reach for almost daily. One thing that did get a little bit frustrating about the body mist was that the packaging was a bit too heavy to carry around in my bag all day. So again I could of doubly jumped for joy to see the Blissful Mistful Solid Fragrance - £5, the adorable little heart shaped tin would of won me over even if it wasn't the Blissful Mistful scent, It reminds me of a Christmas Cookie! I think you get quite a lot of product for your pound too, the scent also lingers on the skin nicely and doesn't wear off too quickly. It will be interesting to see if this one goes well, wether or not the Tutti Frutti Range may be launched like this too.

I also had to grab the Zoella Beauty Wonder Hand Cream - £5, sharing the same scent, its fantastic to have so many products you can layer to make the scent last. The hand cream itself is lightweight but moisturising, it doesn't feel sticky on the skin and soaks in quickly. I love that the packaging also looks as if its a rose gold metal, but its in fact plastic. I like that so that you can throw it in your handbag without it getting squashed, so you're not worrying about it exploding from a metal tube when you open it up later on.
I'm quite late to the party with this one, mainly because sadly I have tried a Soap and Glory Makeup product, that I really didn't like and was a bit worried to try anything else. However I now wish I had as the newly repackaged Gloss Stick in Nudist - £3.50 is beautiful. They used to be in a black packaging and were slightly bigger, however they were also I'm sure double the price. I love that it has more of a traditional cut of a lipstick as a lip crayon and the formulation of these is fantastic. They have a pretty shine, but don't slide around on the lips, carry a good amount of pigment and aren't drying either! Plus the subtly nude shade is perfect to wear everyday and is almost one of those my lips but better shades as it can be worn sheer too.

I have tried H&M Cosmetics in the past and I have liked them, they were always something forgotten about though. However once you've seen the new range, you're not very likely to forget it. I got the  Pure Velvet Cream Blusher in Dusty Rose - £6.99, the shade just screamed subtle winter blush. Im also not a big fan of cream blushers on myself, however as this is a velvet formulation, it sits as more of a matte finish on the skin. You can really build up the pigmentation, or you can sheer them out to create such a pretty tint. The only thing Im not a huge fan of, although it is stunning, is how cheap and flimsy the packaging feels. If I was to drop this, especially if it was a powder, I really doubt I'd be able to salvage it. Though I cant really complain as the actual product is great for the price. 
(Swatches: Left to Right - Blended Beach Bronze, Apricot Flush and Champagne Shimmer, Unblended Beach Bronze, Apricot Flush and Champagne Shimmer, Blended Dusty Rose, Unblended Dusty Rose, Nudist & Wonder Hand)
I would kind of like it to be Spring now as all of these shades are quite peachy and ready for some sunnier weather. But I cant wait to get stuck into them, especially that highlight!

Eloise x


  1. So many new things on the high street - I really want to try the Soap & Glory Nudist lipstick!

    Lucy |

  2. I want to try the Zoella makeup, it looks so cute!

    A Little Dose of Makeup

  3. A lot of exciting new releases! H&M beauty looks so luxurious now and I've heard a lot about it so I might just need to try a few pieces! xx

    Jasmine ||

  4. Interested in the hand cream, always like to keep a few about! ;)

  5. The Tanya Burr range looks lovely, I really want to try some of her stuff.

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

  6. I generally avoid any celebrity/YouTuber products (I just always suspect you're paying for name rather than quality!), but the new Tanya Burr range looks like it's really nice! That cheek set is definitely one I want to try now :)

    Misia xx |

  7. I really, really want to try the Tanya Burr and Zoella Beauty ranges but they don´t offer them over here in Germany. Buying make up online is always so stressful and weird because you never know how the colors/scents really are. I think I need to come to London soon. Anyways, you´ve now made me really excited for these two ranges!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

  8. All the products have such lovely packaging xxx

  9. Zoella's new range look gorgeous, I especially love the packaging! I think i'll have to buy the hand cream on my next trip to superdrug :D


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