Recent beauty loves round up

I have been a busy beauty junkie over the past few weeks, testing out all sorts of different products in a desperate attempt to get ready for my holiday, which is fast approaching. I have managed to find a few that I think are really great so thought I would do a bit of a round-up.

The Fake Tan: No7 Sunless Tanning Quick Dry Spray

I did a bit of tweeting about this last weekend before giving it a test. I like this spray because it is really simple to use. The spray is colourless, doesn’t smell too offensive, and dries fairly quickly. It is the ideal in easy fake-tanning- no stained sheets, no hovering around waiting to dry. The downside of the tan is that it is pretty subtle- which works for me- but wouldn’t have much affect on anyone with non-pale skin.

The Hair Spray: Lee Stafford Climate Control Protection Spray

I have been going through a bit of a curling-phase, using my GHDs to add a bit of bounce and curl to my hair. As my hair is naturally straight I do need a decent spray to keep the curl from dropping out. This spray is fine, doesn’t leave my hair crusty, and does keep the curl in all day.

The Make-Up Brush: No7 Foundation Brush

Yep, another No7 product that I think is worth a mention. No7 (fairly) recently launched a selection of make-up brushes with little fan-fare. I had my doubts about the quality before trying them- to the point that I have had the foundation brush and a blusher brush sitting on my ‘to test’ pile of beauty products for a couple of months, gathering dust. But on Thursday this week I finally broke them out and tested them with my Maybelline Airbrush Foundation and I was completely impressed.

The brushes are soft and fine and don’t (yet) malt at all. With foundation on the brush the bristles don’t separate, as I have found with other- admittedly cheap- brushes I have tried. As the brushes don’t separate the foundation doesn’t go all streaky with application, instead blending smoothly and delivering fantastic and smooth results I love it!

The Tinted Sun Cream: Marie-Veronique Organics Creme de Soleil Tinted SPF 30+

I was sent this by the lovely Jo at, the all-natural, organic, beauty website. I tested it out within minutes of it arriving and immediately loved the natural glow it gave my skin. Lighter than foundation and even some of the tinted moisturisers I have tried- this tinted suncream absorbs and blends easily, leaving skin radiant and protected from the sun. Jo suggests that it looks even better when used over serum- I haven’t tried this yet, but plan to take this away with me on holiday as the light formula and sun protection is ideal for the (fingers crossed) hot sun!



  1. September 6, 2009 / 1:21 am

    I’m going to have to look at the No7 brushes next time I’m in town^^ thanks for sharing. xx

  2. September 6, 2009 / 3:15 pm

    Oh WOW, this is so clever – you have the most gorgeous site here and I had to stop by to leave this comment for you – and to say hello of course ! Your posts are cool, creative and original and you have interesting pictures. It’s all perfect ! Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes….

  3. September 8, 2009 / 7:37 am

    @Kalai I really like the No7 foundation brush, they are worth a look. The concealer brush looks good too, just a smaller version of the foundation.

    @Elise- thanks, really glad you like the site! 🙂

  4. September 11, 2009 / 6:07 pm

    Oh, I’ve been wanting to try Marie-veronique for ages..thanks for great review. BBBX

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