NEW In | 2016 Beauty

NEW IN | Beauty 2016

January has seen me buy LOTS of new items, mainly because you’know there on sale. Today I thought I’d share a couple of recent beauty items I picked up that are already set to be favourites in 2016!

NEW IN | Beauty 2016So what better way to cheer yourself up when your feeling stressed? Shopping! I haven’t blogged in what feels like a while, mainly due to me being super busy at University. Yep the dreaded stress of dissertation writing has started, so you will have to bare with me for a little while.


While I was rummaging through my local TKMaxx, I came across Ciate London cosmetics. I immediately found their Oliva Palermo collection and though omg, why is it so cheap? Yep I am having it for £5.99! There was so many lipstick shades to choose from but I ended up going for ‘Truffle‘. It’s such a wearable shade and reminds me of my trusted Velvet Teddy. This little beauty is now in my everyday bag.

NEW IN | Beauty 2016

I also found the Cheekbone cheat duo! This retails for around £25 and I got it for just £7.99! The swatch isn’t the best but both the blusher and bronzer are really wearable. I prefer the blusher more than the bronzer as its slightly too light of a shade to do the contour (kinda works more of a foundation powder). I’ve seen so many bloggers pick these up too, it’s so good when you find a bargain that we all invested in.

NEW IN | Beauty 2016

Thebalm! Seriously, why have I not had the Mary-Lou Manizer before now? So many bloggers have raved it and I just haven’t got round to buying it till now. What was I thinking? It’s such a gorgeous illuminator! It’s a very light peachy sheen that adds the subtlest glow ever. Again, the swatch doesn’t do it the justice it deserves. I love this highlighter so much that I’m doing a separate review of it soon.

NEW IN | Beauty 2016

And finally a new year means a new foundation. I bet my readers are thinking, another one? I get bored easily and just fancied trying a new one. I mean I love Urban Decay anyway so my expectations were really high. So far, I’m loving how great Naked Skin makes my skin look. It’s so weightless but has extremely good coverage which I find rare with a light formula foundation.

I got shade 05 and its the perfect match. I’d only had it on a week and I received two compliments on how good my make-up looked so, so far I’m really impressed.

Do you use any of these products? What are your thoughts?


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    • 28 January 2016 / 6:36 pm

      It really is I agree! I know I couldn’t help but buy some xx

  1. 27 January 2016 / 8:50 pm

    Those ciate products look gorgeous! I love the Mary Lou-manizer, it’s such a pretty highlight and I love using it for the inner corner of my eyes xx

    • 28 January 2016 / 6:39 pm

      I know right! Yeah that’s what I’ve been doing too – great minds! xx

  2. 28 January 2016 / 2:03 am

    Daaammmmn good TKMaxxx find👏 I always look but never seem to have much luck..although there are always heaps of Real Techniques brushes…ones I already have, though! p.s. I need Mary-Lou
    Jess | 💜

    • 28 January 2016 / 6:38 pm

      I know woo!! The best times to go is end and beginning of the month.. that’s when new stock arrives, someone who works there told me ;)! Yeah there always there aren’t they. It’s so good Jess!! x

      • 28 January 2016 / 6:54 pm

        omg I wanted to find this out for so long, literally love you! going to be going at the beginning and end of every month now 😉 hehe! I have waaaaay too many highlighting products though! xx

        • 28 January 2016 / 6:55 pm

          Haha good lass!! Your purse will hate me now haha, I know me too but this one could be quite possibly be my fave now!! xx

          • 28 January 2016 / 6:57 pm

            It will, but I won’t…will definitely be going in the next couple of days! I will get it when I run out of a highlight or throw one away xx

  3. Sue birch
    28 January 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Hi Bethany I think your blog is fantastic and your reviews I have just bought the Ciata cheekbone duo from TK MAX near where I live .. Its great I love it I would of never of thought to go in there and get high end makeup products thanks to your blog I did X

  4. 28 January 2016 / 9:15 pm

    I love the UD foundation its so under rated! The Ciate makeup is such a good bargain. I’m definitely heading down to TK max to see if I can my hands on some! Thanks for sharing xx

    • 29 January 2016 / 12:32 pm

      I know I think your right! Aw I hope you find some xx

  5. 29 January 2016 / 10:19 am

    Ahhhh I need the Mary Lou manizer 😍😍 good post xx

    • 29 January 2016 / 12:33 pm

      Its so good! You’ll have to keep a look out when my review of it is up 🙂 Thank you! xx

  6. nhood19
    31 January 2016 / 2:14 am

    Love finding bargains from TK Maxx, such a great feeling when you find something special through rummaging.

    Tasha x

    • 1 February 2016 / 11:23 am

      I know me too! I know and you know you’ve saved a lot of money 🙂 x

    • 5 February 2016 / 12:16 pm

      I know can’t believe I got it that cheap x

    • 8 February 2016 / 11:37 am

      It really is! I know have a look in TKmaxx lots of people have found one x

  7. 20 February 2016 / 7:29 pm

    I really need to try more UD products, I’ve heard really good things about their Naked concealer so that’s already on my list but didn’t know there was a foundation! I saw the Ciate in TKMaxx but I wasn’t sure if I would use it, regretting it now x

    Tamz |

    • 21 February 2016 / 6:51 pm

      I have too actually i’m thinking of trying that next! Awh I like it, especially for the price! x

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