C: I have no idea how I have not featured this bad boy on here yet! This is currently my favourite highlighter, and I haven’t used anything else for the past couple of months – a long term relationship for me and a beauty item as I love trying out new things.
First of all lets discuss the packaging… it’s amazing! I love The Balms packaging, its so cute and vintagey (that’s a word right?). The metal case is also very sturdy, so it will be safe in your make up bag as it doesn’t open easily. The mirror (dirty in this photo, apologies) is also very handy for re-applying when you are out/in a rush.
So on to the product itself. In the above photo you can see how pigmented it is before and after blending. It is such a beautiful colour (it suits my pale skin, but I imagine it would suit most skin tones) and adds the perfect highlight to the top of your cheekbones, down your nose or under the arch of your eyebrow. It is also super soft and easy to blend, as well as being long lasting and giving a beautiful glow in photos – what more could you possibly want from a highlighter?
I got this from Birchbox (as I had some points to use!) and it was £15. I know it is a little pricey in comparison to other highlighters available, but in my opinion it is totally worth the money! I have been using it for several months and as you can see from the photo I have barely made a dent in it, so I imagine it will last for a long time!
Have you guys tried this before? What do you think to the beasty Manizer? #twolittleowls
C: I have made several orders and been shopping with week – oops! So I thought I would share with you what I have been buying!
First up we have the Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter which Annie ordered me as they were having a 40% off flash sale. I had seen a lot of reviews on this, and first impressions are very good! I shall do a review on it as soon as I have been using it for a while and have a better understanding of its long term effects (oooh listen too me, Uni mode!). I also went shopping with Annie (we are bad people) and picked up this Rimmel liquid eye shadow at the bargain make up shop in Spalding. Reduced from £4.99 to £1.99, I just had to have it. My excuse was that I needed change for parking… that counts right?
Whilst shopping I also picked up this jumper from an M&S outlet for just £9! You really should check out M&S sales as they have some amazing things, you just have to look through. I really like the detailing on this and will be perfect for those summer nights when it starts to get chilly.
I also used my Birchbox points up this month so I got the BALM’s Mary-Lou Manizer and these Model Co lipsticks for just 50p… amazing! This reward scheme is one of the reasons I love Birchbox, as it really is very generous. I have one of the Model Co lipsticks in “Kitty” and I have almost used it up so I needed to repurchase. Reviews to come of course!
Have you guys tried any of these products before? What did you think?#twolittleowlsblog
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