Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Five essential items in my makeup kit :)

Hey everyone, decided to go back to my makeup with this blog and give you the low down on five items I literally won't leave my house without :) 

Number 1 :) 
 I think a lot of women will agree with me on this one, but I actually feel naked without my Urban Decay Naked palette, excuse the pun ;) It has twelve eye shadows in the colours Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep and Gunmetal, ranging from light beige highlight colours to dark smokey blues, blacks and browns with some golden shades in between. I wear it every day and night without fail!

Number 2 :)
Nivea Creme,  a really simple affordable cold cream that works wonders for my dry skin! After I cleanse and tone my skin I apply some Nivea creme to my face, especially around my cheeks and T zone area as they tend to be the driest! This leaves my face feeling cool and moisturized and ready for my foundation. 

Number 3 :) 
Whenever I go out, be it at night for a few drinks, or even just with my boyfriend or friends to the cinema or something, I like to dress up, and that means my makeup has to look good as well! I wear tan a lot (usually Sally Hansen, but lately Cocoa Brown) and when you wear tan, you have to have a suitable bronzer, otherwise you will have an orange body and white face! :) The bronzer I find that works best for me was an unbelievably good price from the brand Essence, it is a matte bronzing powder in a huge round circular container called Essence Sun Club and it's in the shade 02 Sunny, suitable for Brunettes :) I literally love this and it even smells nice, like coconuts :) 

Number 4 :)
Bourjois healthy mix serum foundation, this is possibly one of my favourite foundations, I love the brand Bourjois and I have to say they never fail to satisfy with their products :) This is a gel foundation that lasts up to 16 hours with an even revived complexion, does exactly what it says on the tin! :) I have it the shade Vanille or Vanilla :) it gives a good covered base for makeup, covers under eye bags and dark circles making your skin look revived and smells amazing, it reminds me of petits filous yogurts :P Definitely keeping this as a necessity!
Number 5 :) 
Especially on a night out or if I feel like having a 40's/50's inspired makeup look, I love wearing red lipstick! It gives such an edge to a makeup look day or night! My favorite brand at the moment is the Rimmel Kate Moss collection in 01 Rossetto, it is a dark almost blood red color and I always have it in my bag in case I need a touch up during the day or night! I lost one of these on a night out last year in a Club and was heartbroken :( I can't wait to try out more of Kate's collection! 

My Sister & I, me wearing the lipstick ;)

Ok guys, that's it until next time ;)

Hope y'all enjoyed :)

Thanks for Reading,

Sandy. S


  1. Thank you for the post! I love healthy mix too, I also really like the healthy mix powder in the range, it's really good. I've found this cool website though for choosing the right shade: i recommend you check out ps beauty and their it's really great if you're needing help finding a good colour match, like I do:)

  2. Awww thank you for the suggestion lol!! :) glad you liked it..its a great range!! :) thanks so much! :) xxx