For me, the arrival of Spring / Summer every year sparks a big change: clothes, hair, attitude and (perhaps the easiest to do) make up. The B. Sweet collection has some absolutely gorgeous bits and pieces that will help me transition and embrace the glowy, pretty look I tend to gravitate towards in warmer months.
(P.S. I’m currently only my hols in New York – eeeee! – but I somehow got organised enough to schedule some blog posts).
A few weeks ago I was invited to the launch of the new cosmetics range by Barbara Daly. It is called Barbara Daly ‘Trade Secrets’ Collection and has been designed to be an easy to use, non-intimidating and easily combined range.
When the lovely folks at Glo & Ray asked me to pick some items to review, I had to take my time: I’d not heard of the brand before but the range is quite wide and has a good mix of exciting looking products. I was on the website for ages before I could whittle my choices down but in the end I chose a lipstick (of course), a blusher/bronzer and an eyeliner.
I had heard a lot about Nanshy make up brushes from various blogs and had been very intrigued so when Nanshy contacted me and asked if I’d like to have a play with their brand new Masterful Collection I was super excited.
I had never been into an & Other stories shop or bought anything from there before, so when I was walking past with Aaron at the weekend I knew I had to have a quick peek. A few of their items were on my wish list so I went straight to the make up (of course).
I actually wasn’t planning on getting a blusher but just LOOK AT IT. I am a sucker for clever or pretty packaging, so a Shakespeare quote embossed on the top of a blusher? Done. I chose ‘Satin Magenta’, a very pretty light pink and it was £10 which I think is very reasonable. You can buy it HERE.
The Total Re-Touch pen is marketed as a concealer and highlighter but my under eye circles need something with a bit more oomph than this, so I have been using it as a highlighter only. It is a lovely subtle shimmery highlighter in a click pen (similar to the YSL Touche Eclat one). When I first used it, I thought it was broken as I was clicking for about 5 minutes with no product coming out so be patient on the first use! This was £10. I can’t find this online anymore but hopefully it’s available in store.
I am definitely going to pop back and have a look at some other items (the contouring cream is calling to me…)
Have you tried anything by & Other Stories? What would you recommend?