Pretty in Pink

I am a sucker for a pretty package, I'll admit it. If it is pretty, shiny and pink - I want need it. This very often times leaves my drawers filled with quite a few beautiful, yet incredibly disappointing products. However sometimes I will find something that is just gorgeous and it works wonderfully and I feel like I've hit the jackpot. You know the feeling. So, I've put together some of the most lovely bits that I've been reaching for a lot lately to share with you all.

Benefit High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter - I have had this for a while now but it only just recently made it's way back into my most reached for products. High Beam is a pearly pink liquid highlighter and it gives me a beautifully ethereal glow. When I first started using this, I would just dot it along my cheekbones and blend it in but now I prefer mixing it with my Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and applying it with my Real Techniques buffing brush to give myself an overall dewy complexion.

Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Leah - This is my new favourite lip gloss of all time. It is so long lasting, it's crazy. I can put this on before I leave for work, work a seven hour shift and come home and I've still got it on my lips and it doesn't get all gross and white in the corners of your mouth. Insane! This is also a plumping lip gloss and while I don't really notice any plumping actually going on, it does give you an almost cooling and tingly sensation. I got this in the shade Leah which is a gorgeous pink champagne colour. Another huge bonus is that this stuff comes in 99 (YES, 99!!!) shades and all of them have girls names. You can bet my next purchase will be in the shade Emily (because who doesn't want a lipgloss that shares your name?!) I will say that it is a bit sticky, I'm not too bothered by that but if you really despise a sticky lipgloss this wont be the one for you I'm afraid. 

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey - I have been a fan of Cliniques Black Honey lipstick for a few years now and when I saw they released a new shade I just had to have it. I am always very fussy with lip products, my lips can get incredibly dry and some products will settle into lines and just look like a mess. This lipstick is so moisturizing that I don't have to worry about any of that. The colour is very pretty as well, it is a soft nudey-pink kind of like my natural lip colour but better. Perfect for days when you prefer a softer and minimal makeup look.

Dior Crème de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm - I am absolutely obsessed with this. Not only does it come in the sweetest little white plastic pot that would look great displayed on your dressing table, but it smells gorgeous. Just a faint rose smell that may not be for everybody but I am definitely a fan. It isn't too overpowering, just quite pleasant. Appearance and scent aside, I really love this stuff. My lips can get so dry and when I apply some of this before bed I wake up and immediately notice a difference in the appearance of my lips. They are smooth and look much plumper and healthier. It also gives a very subtle wash of colour and shine. I definitely want to buy another to keep in my handbag (and maybe a few more for Christmas gifts!).

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Blur Perfector - And finally, onto the prettiest product of them all. I have seen a lot of mixed reviews on this but I thought what the hell, I'll give it a try. The Sephora website describes it as a blur perfector compact that perfects the skin while retaining its luminous glow. I use this as a primer and I really have noticed it reduces the visibility of my pores and it makes my skin feel so smooth, it's wonderful. It starts off as a balm but once you apply it to your skin it becomes sort of powdery. This can be also used to set makeup or reduce shine, I haven't used this to set my foundation but I can say that it does help minimize shine (and coming from someone with such oily skin, this is amazing!) While it is beautiful and it feels so luxurious to apply, I don't think I would repurchase this again simply because the steep cost at $55. Even though it does work exceptionally well for me, I'm sure I could find something just as nice for less money. Until then I am happy to use this and even happier to display it on my dressing table. 

So that's everything I have to share. What are some of your favourite pretty products? Thank you for reading! x


  1. I really want to try the Benefit High Beam because I've been using highlighters so much recently! x


    1. It really is beautiful! Definitely worth getting! x

  2. Absolutely love High Beam, I haven't used mine in a while now, I might have to start reaching for it more again!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  3. You have a beautiful blog & I love how everything is pink in this image. So stinkin' adorable! xx, adaatude.com