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January Favourites - Top 5 of the month

Sunday, 31 January 2016

laura mercier tinted moisturiser, dior fluid stick, revlon matte balm
This month I've been loving...

LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURISER ILLUMINATING in BARE RADIANCE link
I've been wearing this under my foundation and I've been loving the effect.  I love the soft sheen, glow it gives the skin that looks like it comes from within and makes you look awake and healthy. 
DIOR FLUID STICK in 229 BEIGE PASSION link
It's a great everyday shade, a very natural pink beige nude. I love the hybrid formula of these. It feels like water when it goes on and doesn't feel sticky. It's got a long lasting, creamy and very smooth texture.  
REVLON COLOR BURST MATTE BALM in ENCHANTING link
I love these lip crayons. They're matte, moisturising and glide so easily over your lips. The pigmentation is great and they stay on for quite a long time compared to other lipsticks on the market. Enchanting is a lovely peachy nude colour. 
URBAN DECAY RIFF SINGLE EYESHADOW link
When I saw this eyeshadow I knew I had to have it. Riff is a warm orangey-brow colour with a hint of gold sparkle that looks great on the crease and alone all over the lid. The texture is fantastic, so velvety soft and pigmented. (You can see me wearing this here)
L'OREAL ELNETT VOLUME HEAT PROTECT SPRAY link
I'm really pleased with this heat protectant. It doesn't weight the hair down and  it adds volume without leaving residue. My hair is left super soft and shiny. 

What are your favourites of the month?


My High End Foundations

Friday, 29 January 2016

high end foundation, best high end, luxury foundations
favorite high end foundation, best high end, luxury foundations

I love foundations and I always open to try new ones. I love some drugstore foundations but every now and then I like to splurge on high end bases. Here's a collection of all my high end foundations. I like all of these for different reasons. 

DIOR FOREVER FOUNDATION 
 This has been my trusty foundation for years and I love it! It provides medium coverage, feels light but covers very well.  The result is flawless without looking cakey. It blends nicely and gives a natural glow to the skin. It gives a flawless barely there, super natural look. It contains SPF 25 which is an added plus.
DIORSKIN NUDE BB CREME 
I always comeback to this when I want breathable, lightweight coverage. This feels light and gives a good glow to the skin.  It stays on pretty well, doesn't fade throughout the day. This contains SPF 10. I love the packaging, super travel-friendly.

BARE MINERALS COMPLEXION RESCUE
This one is very nice for summer, it's very light coverage and it contains SPF30. It feels fresh, breathable and hydrating on the skin. The finish is luminous and dewy but natural. However, it makes my face feels a bit oily and never sits on my skin right.  It's a great option if you have dry skin.
LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURISER ILLUMINATING in BARE RADIANCE
I love using this for days where I don't want to wear full makeup. It's lightweight, glides on smooth providing light coverage that evens out the skin tone. It gives such a fresh look to your skin. It can be used as a highlighter under foundation for that soft sheen, glow that looks like it comes from within.
CHANEL VITALUMIERE AQUA
This is an all-time favourite. It has a very watery texture, it feels so light on the skin you don't even know it's there. It does have quite a bit of coverage and make the skin look healthy and fresh. 
CHANEL CC CREAM
This is thicker than a bb cream but not as thick as a foundation. It provides a good coverage and a nice, even and natural result. It contains a very high SPF to protect  your skin from sun damage.
ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR 
Fantastic full coverage foundation which doesn't look cakey and lasts all day. The foundation is long lasting, has a great full coverage and looks really good on the skin. Highly recommend this if you like full coverage bases.

What is your favourite high end foundation?

KIKO Cosmetics haul

Monday, 25 January 2016
kiko cosmetics review, best kiko products, kiko haul
kiko cosmetics review, best kiko products, kiko haul

Here are some new things I recently picked up from KIKO

Water Eyeshadow 208 Light Gold link
Beautiful colours, pigmented buttery and long lasting. These eyeshadows can be used wet or dry and they super pigmented specially when used wet. These seem to be quite popular, especially this shade, the 208 which is a beautiful gold colour. 
City Filter Sunscreen SPF50 Primer link
This face primer caught my eye instantly. It's moisturizing and works well as a makeup base. It's very light and it absorbs quickly into the skin.
Eye Base Primer link
I've heard good things about this eye primer. Apparently it's a good dupe for the Urban Decay or Too Faced eye primer. I used it yesterday for the first time and it's not bad at all. Goes on easily, dries quickly and keeps the eyeshadow looking great.
Unlimited Stylo 03 Hibiscus Red link
These are amazing! They hold forever, don't move around and look great. These goes on creamy but dries matte after a few minutes. I chose this colour because I heard is a dupe for Mac's All Fired Up lipstick ;)
Full Coverage Concealer link
This is a ok product. To be honest it's not that full coverage. It doesn't cover my dark circles well. It does come with a mirror so it's quite a handy product to have in your bag for touch ups during the day.

Have you tried any of these?

Lipsticks currently on rotation

Thursday, 21 January 2016

pink nude lip colours, fair skin, favourite natural lipsticks

pink nude lip colours, fair skin, favourite natural lipsticks



I've basically been wearing these five for the past few weeks

CLINIQUE POP LIP COLOUR IN NUDE POP link
I love this lipstick so much! It has quickly become my go-to natural lipstick. Nude Pop is a pinky beige colour. I really like the formula too; it's semi-opaque with a creamy consistency. It's  very moisturising and comfortable to wear on the lips. 
DIOR FLUID STICK in 229 BEIGE PASSION link
It's a great everyday shade, a very natural pink beige nude. I love the hybrid formula. It feels like water when it goes on and doesn't feel sticky. It's got a long lasting, creamy and very smooth texture. 
TANYA BURR LIP GLOSS IN LUNCH DATE link
The formula of these lip glosses is fantastic. They are creamy, pigmented and they don't feel sticky like other lip glosses so they're comfortable to wear. Lunch Date is the perfect pinky nude colour, such a pretty and wearable colour. 
DIOR ROUGE BRILLANT LIP GLOSS IN MISS link
Lovely gloss that feels nice and luxurious on the lips. It's not sticky like other glosses are and it stays on really nicely. 
Miss is a beautiful pink-coral colour.
SEPHORA CREAM LIP STAIN IN MARVELOUS MAUVE link
I love these matte liquid lipsticks. They're incredibly long lasting and so comfortable to wear on the lips. I'm obsessed with this shade. This is a beautiful mauve pink nude.
What lipsticks have you been reaching for lately?


Winter Glow

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

winter makeup highlighters, glowy skin makeup

winter makeup highlighters, glowy skin makeup

My skin gets so pale and dull this time of the year. I like glowing skin, fresh glowy makeup, all year round. To bring colour and healthy glow back to my face, I love these four beauty products.
 These are some of my favourite products for bright and glowing skin.

H&M SKIN ILLUMINISER IN CHAMPAGNE GOLD. I'm seriously in love with this liquid highlighter. I like to apply it on my cheekbones, inner corner of the eye and cupid's bow. It gives the most beautiful (and natural) glow to the face. Sometimes I even apply it under my foundation. It's extremely pigmented and blends out like a dream.
LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURISER ILLUMINATING in BARE RADIANCE. I like to apply this before my foundation for that soft sheen, glow that looks like it comes from within. I love the natural glow it gives the skin that makes you look awake and healthy. It's so lightweight, glides on smooth providing light coverage that evens out the skin tone. Sometimes I wear it alone, it gives such a fresh look to your skin.
CHANEL LE BLANC SHEER ILLUMINATING. It has a creamy consistency and you can wear it under the foundation as a primer or mix it with your normal foundation. It illuminates your skin, looking radiant and healthy.  It evens out skin tone and prepares skin for makeup. 
L'OREAL LUMI MAGIQUE PEN. It works perfectly as an instant under eye brightener. The formula is really nice, smooth and easy to blend. It's great for under eye, and also for highlighting areas of the face like cheekbones and brow bone for an instant face lift. 

What's your favourite highlighters?

Simple everyday makeup

Thursday, 14 January 2016
simple everyday makeup look, makeup for everyday

Today I thought I'd show you my everyday minimal make up routine. Nothing fancy. It's really quite a simple, very easy 10 min makeup.  



LAURA MERCIER TINTED MOISTURISER ILLUMINATING in BARE RADIANCE. My current go-to makeup look is a very fresh, radiant base so for that I'm using this Laura Mercier illuminating tinted moisturizer before my foundation. I love the natural glow it gives the skin. 
DIOR FOREVER FOUNDATION in 010 Ivory. My skin isn't in the greatest shape at the moment. I need some coverage but I don't want something too heavy on my skin. I love this foundation because provides medium coverage, feels light but covers very well.  The result is flawless without looking cakey. 
RIMMEL MATCH PERFECTION AND MAYBELLINE FIT ME CONCEALERSMy two favourite concealers from the drugstore, I've talked about these loads recently. I'm loving the Match Perfection concealer. It just does such a good job concealing my dark under eye circles and it's super moisturising. 
URBAN DECAY EYESHADOW in RIFF. It's the only eyeshadow I use at the moment. Riff is a warm brown colour with a hint of gold sparkle.
BENEFIT THEY'RE REAL MASCARA. My favourite mascara ever!  it curls and lengthens my lashes nicely and stays on all the day.
TANYA BURR CHEEK PALETTE in PEACHY GLOW. I love the palette's bronzer. It blends really nicely and it's the perfect colour for giving your skin a bit more of live and warmth.
BENEFIT BLUSH in CORALISTA. It's such a beautiful blush, it's the perfect coral blush! It gives a lovely glow and a healthy look.
DIOR FLUID STICK in 229 BEIGE PASSIONIt's a great shade, a very natural pink beige nude.

What are you current everyday makeup products?

New Year Wishlist

Sunday, 10 January 2016

2016 beauty wishlist, makeup wishlist,
1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11

New Year means new wishlist, new needs and wants.

one
HOURGLASS LIGHTING EDIT PALETTE
It looks like one of the best all rounder palettes out there!
Two Sephoras, always sold out at both...this is really popular these days.
two
ANASTASIA GLOW KIT
I need this in my life! New highlighters palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills. 
three
ZOEVA COCOA BLEND PALETTE
This palette looks so beautiful! It has been on my list for a while now.
four
MAKEUP FOREVER HD FOUNDATION
five
CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGIC FOUNDATION
This year I'll start the hunt for the perfect foundation for the wedding day, something with a flawless finish and that looks good on photos. These two are on my list to try next. 
six
L'OREAL BROW PLUMPER
seven
L'OREAL TELESCOPIC MASCARA
Two products I really want to try from the drugstore, I heard good thing about both.
eight
NARS TINTED MOISTURISER
nine
NARS THE MULTIPLES
I love Nars as a brand and these two are always on my list. I'm especially interested in trying out The Multiples!
ten
NYX SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM
eleven
KAT VON D EVERLASTING LIQUID LIPSTICK
Liquid lipsticks are so popular right now and especially those Kat Von D lipsticks which I'd love to try.

What's on your wishlist? I'd love to know :) 


2015 Beauty Favourites Part Two

Wednesday, 6 January 2016
2015 beauty favourites, skincare 2015 favorites
2015 beauty favourites, skincare 2015 favorites

2015 beauty favourites, skincare 2015 favorites
Part One (2015 Makeup Favourites) was all about makeup and today is going to be all about skincare, hair care and other beauty products that I loved in 2015.

VICHY NORMADERM BEAUTIFYING ANTI BLEMISH-CARE 24h link
It's such a great product for imperfection prone skin that fights against blemishes, dilated pores, colour marks and dull skin.  The texture is super fresh and non-greasy. 
VICHY PURETE THERMALE CLEANSING MICELLAR OIL link
 It does an excellent job removing makeup.  The smell is nice and leaves the skin clean and soft afterwards. 
GARNIER CLEANSING WATER link
The perfect dupe for the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar water! It does not leave the skin stripped or irritate the eye area and it is good for sensitive skin. 
DOVE SUMMER GLOW NOURISHING LOTION link
 It's super easy to apply and it creates a really natural sun kissed look. It smells nice and makes the skin feel moisturized.  It is great for fair skin girls and also for self-tanner beginners.
LUSH BIG SHAMPOO link
This is a staple in my shower. It's a sea salt and clarifying shampoo used for a deep cleansing to remove any buildup. I use this one time per week and my hair comes out super shiny, clean and with a lot of volume.
LA ROCHE POSAY ANTHELIOS SPF50 DRY TOUCH CREAM link
The best sunscreen ever!  It's not sticky or greasy at all and is great for wearing under make up.  It makes a great primer for foundation. It leaves the skin shine free and without white marks. 
NUXE HUILE PRODIGIEUSE link
Another staple in my bathroom. The most gorgeous smelling oil I ever used! The scent is heaven. The product is excellent as well. No greasy, no heavy sensation. It absorbs quickly and keeps the skin moisturised.
THIS WORKS DEEP SLEEP STRESS LESS link
The smell of this is so calming and comforting that it really helps to relax and sleep better. It is also so easy to use with the roller ball applicator, and perfect to carry with you if you need it. Highly recommend this to anyone who finds it hard to switch off at night.

What's been your favourite product of 2015?


2015 Makeup Favourites

Sunday, 3 January 2016

2015 makeup favourites, 2015 beauty favorites


Narrowing down my 2015 makeup favourites was a challenge! This year I've discovered some incredible new products. All these have been mentioned on the blog before, and for a good reason they're all products I absolutely love!


L'OREAL INFALLIBLE MATTE FOUNDATION link
Everything about this foundation is amazing! Lightweight, doesn't cake, doesn't accentuate dry patches and long lasting. I love the finish, it's not super matte but leaves a healthy glow to the skin. Definitely a must try!
H&M SKIN ILLUMINISER IN CHAMPAGNE GOLD 
This highlighter is absolutely gorgeous! it's the most perfect champagne highlighter. It's extremely pigmented but blends out like a dream. (check out this post to see swatches)
CLINIQUE POP LIP COLOUR IN NUDE POP link
I love this lipstick so much! Nude Pop is a pinky beige colour, and it's a great natural everyday colour. I really like the formula too; it's semi-opaque with a creamy consistency. It glides effortlessly on the lips due to the smoothing primer and does not feel heavy. It's  very moisturising and comfortable to wear on the lips. 
DIOR VERNIS IN LUCKY link
 It's a rich pink-red colour that is perfect for any season. I simply adore the colour and it lasts so well on the nail.
TANYA BURR CHEEK PALETTE link
The whole palette is amazing but I particularly love the bronzer. It's my favourite product in the entire palette. It blends really nicely and it's the perfect colour for giving your skin a bit more of live and warmth.
RIMMEL MATCH PERFECTION 2IN1 CONCEALER link
It does a brilliant job concealing and brightening the under eye area. It's creamy and thick enough to cover the dark circles. It's a great concealer from the drugstore.
LAURA MERCIER CREME LIP COLOUR LIPSTICK IN SPICED ROSE link
I'm literally obsessed with this lipstick. It's the perfect natural lip colour. It's a soft mid-tone rose that goes on beautifully on the lips. It's super creamy and moisturising and stays on a reasonable amount of time. 
MAYBELLINE MASTER SHAPE BROW PENCIL link
It's a fantastic brow pencil. I love the waxy texture that makes the application super easy and the result is super natural.  
MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL link
This one of the best mascaras I have seen in a long time. It goes on easily and it has an immediate impact on the look of the lashes. The curved brush really helps to cover each individual lash. The result is natural and the lashes look fuller and volumised. 
2015 makeup favourites, 2015 beauty favorites

MAC SOBA EYESHADOW link
It doesn't look like anything special in the pan but it's actually so pretty on.  It's the perfect natural shade, a kind of my lids but better colour. It's a warm golden brown with tiny gold shimmer particles. It's got something special in it that makes brown eyes pop!
MAC CREAM COLOUR BASE in HUSH link
The colour is seriously stunning, a peachy, rose gold that makes you feel like a goddess! I use this as a highlighter on my cheeks, nose and on the inner corner of my eyes. Sometimes I even use it as eyeshadow. The texture is creamy but not sticky and the finish is dewy without any shimmer or sparkle so it looks super natural.
MARC JACOBS LIGHT FILTERING CONTOUR POWDER link
The powder of this is so incredible silky, creamy and so easy to blend. The highlighter is matte which makes it perfect for under the eye. The duo is great for a subtle everyday contoured and highlighted look but you can build the depth of the colour for a more defined result. (full review here)
ESSIE SPLASH OF GRENADINE NAIL POLISH link
I love this colour! a pink-magenta with purple undertone. Fast drying and streak-free formula. I can't stop looking at my nails every time I wear it! Such a gorgeous colour!
RIMMEL EXAGERATE LIP LINER IN EASTEND SNOB link
This nude-pink lip liner is the perfect shade for everyday. It's completely matte, creamy and so easy to apply.  It goes on smoothly and the shape of the applicator makes the application really easy.
MAX FACTOR CREME PUFF BLUSH in Lovely Pink link
These blushes are great, they're super pigmented and the colours are gorgeous. The shade 'Lovely Pink' is a peachy pink colour that gives a fresh faced look and stays on for ages. 


Which products have you been loving over the past 12 months? Have you tried any of these?


Best of FeelBella 2015

Friday, 1 January 2016
popular post 2015




It's unbelievable how fast 2015 has gone by. But I'm excited for the new year. Starting a new year is like starting a new book. It's new and exciting!

I want to thank you all for the support, for reading and commenting. 
THANK YOU! <3 
                                                 
As it's the start of the new year I though I'd do a quick roundup of my most popular posts and some of my favourites posts of the year, in case you missed any ;) 

ESSIE NAIL COLLECTION link
BLOGS I LOVE link
CONTOURING FOR PALE SKIN: NYX TAUPE VS. BURBERRY EARTHY link
DRUGSTORE CONCEALERS: BEST & WORST link
MARC JACOBS CONTOUR POWDER link
THREE MUST HAVES FROM ESSENCE COSMETICS link
FAVOURITE HIGHLIGHTERS link
FAVOURITE SUMMER NAIL POLISH link
FRENCH PHARMACY: THE ESSENTIALS link
MY PERFECT MAC QUAD link
NEW FROM KIKO COSMETICS link
NEW H&M BEAUTY HAUL link
H&M BEAUTY HAUL VOL.2 link
MAC LIPSTICKS COLLECTION link
NATURAL LIPSTICKS COLLECTION link
TOP KIKO PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR link
FRENCH PHARMACY HAUL link
NATURAL SKINCARE ROUTINE ON A BUDGET link
WHAT'S IN MY TRAVEL MAKEUP BAG link



Looking forward to seeing what 2016 will bring!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

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