Five Things

It’s time to bundle together the best of beauty from the past seven days. Edited down to five of the top products, videos, posts, releases and the rest that have had me clicking away:

1. Maybelline Dream Sun Bronzing Powder. Never have I had a £6.45 bronzer make me so happy. From the deep terracotta that gives a warmth that is oh-so-natural to the cheeks, to the blush side that I only wish was slightly bigger (my only niggle with this compact), I’ve fallen head over heels for this 2-in-1. Sure, swept over the cheeks in one all encompassing swirl, they good; but when the time is taken to single each side out and apply they look heavenly.

2. Mint without the chips. Summer has well and truly arrived on my fingertips and I’m back on the pastel hued green train. Essie Mint Candy Apple and Absolutely Shore, Butter LONDON’s Fiver and Bourjois’ Turquoise Block have all got a look in, but for now I’m sticking to the well-worn Red Carpet Manicure in Parisian Chic. Two scoops please.

3. Beautezine’s June preview. So I’m a bit late to the party with this one, but Beautezine’s coming soon edit has got me a little excited. New Essie shades that look like sunglasses use when sporting them will not be optional. And that MAC/Osbournes collection and new colours of the CHANEL Illusion D’Ombres?! Be still my beating heart.

4. Alexa Chung’s makeup deats. How did this one slip through the next? I’m a regular stalker of Alexa’s Instagram account and a few weeks back at the Glamour Awards she looked particularly even more gorge than usual. Turns out it was the Queen Lisa Eldridge that made her over for the event – of course, now it all makes perfect sense – and Lisa being the babe that she is has divulged the contents of Alexa’s makeup menu for that night. Read on for a interesting move than MAC Morange was used for.

5. Looooooong baths. With thrice-weekly runs becoming a thing of the norm now, not only has my washing basket got more full and my mornings a little earlier, my baths have got even longer than normal and I’m completely ok with that. Let’s just say the Therapie Himalayan Detox Salts have been working overtime and it’s almost time for another re-fill. I’ve quite honestly lost count (and that’s probably a good thing).

  • Avanti

    Long baths are the best! Especially in winter.
    Didn’t Alexa look beautiful at the Glamour Awards?


  • bronwen barton

    Oooh I really want that bronzer! I’ve been looking for a new one in ageees but didn’t know what to get, I’ll give this a whirl I think

  • Zazie Bibi

    The Bronzer compact sounds lovely!x

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  • Savannah Giersthove

    I’ve got Ciaté pepperminty on my nails, love it!
    x Savannah

  • Guest

    Had my eye on that bronzer! Got to buy it soon!


  • Miss N

    Had my eye on that bronzer! Have to try it soon!


  • Ange

    Did you watch Lisa Eldridge’s makeup tutorial on Alexa? I have to say that I never got the fuss around Alexa, but after that I am totally converted. There is just something about how effortless she is! The tutorial was so enjoyable to watch. x

  • alice bea ☮

    great post, I loved alexa’s look aswell, ohh and yes im back to the mint shades aswell!

  • Samantha

    I’ve heard so many good things about that bronzer!

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  • Petite Promise

    Did you see the video Lisa Eldridge posted WITH Alexa Chung? Click here, it’s amazing.

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    • Ella


      But seriously though, how is Alexa’s skin so perfect?

      • Petite Promise

        I know right! Her skin is so gorgeously dewy. Also, I love how she did her own eyeliner to prove that she could!

        • Ella

          Yeah, it’s like, ‘I’m a model but I can do makeup too’

          And how is she thirty? God I want to age like her.

  • Jessica

    Thanks for sharing my June Preview- should I keep doing them? :)

  • Connie

    The detox salts sound heavenly. It makes me want to go out, but some, and take the longest bath ever.

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  • jasmine turner

    The maybelline bronzer looks super pretty!

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  • Rubiiee

    Going to give that Maybelline bronzer duo a try!
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  • Ella

    I need to start doing more voluntary excersise – I must re-read that running post of yours! x

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  • Carolyn @ The Makeup Writeup

    I also adore mint and turquoise nail polishes for summer!!

  • Lauren S

    love the mint shades for polish, and alexa’s make-up is on point !

    Lauren x

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  • Emily Allen

    The bronzing powder sounds so good, I don’t get why the blush section is so small either! xx


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  • stefffie78

    I LOVE baths but i just can’t take them in the summer. it’s obvs too hot for a hot bath and cool baths are just not nice.

  • ellaturney

    i’ve been having far too manny long baths now! haha and that bronzer/blusher is beautiful, i shall have to pick it up! xx

  • Alice Young

    Really want to try the maybelline bronzing powder now!

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  • Ella

    The bronzer is so beautiful! It’s going on my wishlist :)

  • thedarlingdee .

    The bronzer looks amazing and having you talk about baths just makes me desperately want to take one!

  • nueyork

    I can’t wait to try the Maybelline bronzer, I’m anticipating it’s release here!

  • Mary Jo

    I love me some bronzer! Specially hoola :)

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  • Jennifer Monforton

    Great roundup, Anna! I love minty nails for summertime and Lisa Eldridge has been releasing some incredible videos and posts lately :)

  • Vicky M

    I really want to try out those Therapie salts… everyone has such good things to say about them for insomnia, and I’d like to ditch my bad tasting Valerian root supplements.

  • Mickeyluvhev

    does anybody know where the love salts in the picture are from?

  • emiller1233

    I love Alexa Chung’s makeup, she’s just so beautiful all of the time!


  • Daisy Kent

    I loved this post you’ve totally inspired me to do one of my own like this! They’re such a neat little round up post.
    I’ve always been curious by the Maybelline bronzer so I might give it a go now & the Alexa tutorial on Lisa’s channel was amazing wasn’t it!?

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    LOVE the look of that Maybelline bronzer!! Will see can I pick it up tomorrow somewhere, really into a healthy summer glow lately!

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  • Emily

    Feeling like a magnet to what Alexa wore! I wish wearing see-through was easier here in the UK !

  • Kate Wilson

    alexa chung – what a babe x