The Week

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. Bobbi Brown’s Latest Drop. I’ve been road testing a few of the summer beauty drops that are heading our way this month and from them all, this is the one that stands out. It’s a quintessential summer launch with bronzy hues, sheer textures and washes of colour that scream ‘beach babe over here’. A post is in the works.

2. A Chantecaille Rediscovery. After putting together yesterday’s ‘I Woke Up Like ‘Dis’ Face Base Round-Up I remembered how awesome the Chantecialle Just Skin Tinted Moisturiser is. Good coverage, great sheen and a finish that makes me feel like my skin is looking the best that it can be. Let’s just not mention the price tag, yeah?

3. Zoe’s Extremely Helpful Travel Beauty Post. It’s a reoccurring nightmare that I have. Off on a flight abroad with just hand luggage….then I wake up in a cold sweat. I’ve never been brave enough to do it myself and will always stump up the extra for a checked bag where I can fill it with 100ml+ bottles of beauty till my heart is content. But if you do find yourself in a hand luggage only solution, then Zoe has got you covered.

4. The Cult Beauty ‘Sized-to-Fly’ Section. A you know I love a good makeup mini and this dedicated section of Cult Beauty doesn’t disappoint. Therapie, Aesop, Omorovicza, Alpha H, Oskia – not only good to stock up on before holidays, but also a great way to intro yourself to a brand without a huge initial outlay.

5. Rimmel 9-in-1 Blah Blah Blah. You know the stuff? It goes by the official name of the Rimmel Sunshimmer Instant Tan 9-in-1 BB Skin Perfector in Light Matte. I’ve mentioned it many times before, but after a recent serious instant tan fail (post coming next week) I truly realised its worth. A formula that easily washes off your hands and blends in like a moisturiser, giving a nice hue of colour to your pins; it’s cheap, cheerful and one of the best tanning products I’ve tried.

  • Anna Blush

    The Bobbi Brown summer collection looks absolutely gorg, trying to convince myself that I don’t need the eye palette but I wonder how long that will last! Completely feel the same regarding hand luggage beauty- one day I’ll be brave enough to try it! x

  • Carina Stewart

    Makeup minis, or just anything mini I guess are the best things ever!

    Carina |

  • Nicola

    Always struggle to choose the perfect travel products!!

    Would love any feedback on my latest post

  • thedarlingdee .

    The travel beauty blog is amazing. I really need this for my trip to NYC.

  • Clementine Buttercup

    Hadn’t found the Cult Beauty sized-to-fly section. Was going to just take samples of samples I hadn’t tried yet which for my sensitive skin is a bit of a gamble. Definitely putting in a Cult Beauty order today. My skin salutes you….my credit card does not!

  • nueyork

    I totally need to check out the travel sized section, I didn’t even know it existed! Thanks for sharing.

  • Alice Young

    I need to check out the travel beauty post, sounds so helpful!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • Emma Payne

    I think bobbi brown’s last few collections have been so gorgeous! Definitely lust-worthy. Also, I’m saving that link for the travel post for when I’m next going on holiday.

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    I love the look of the sized to fly collection, so perfect for summer holidays! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • PeonyandPeach

    I don’t think I’d ever travel anywhere with only hand luggage.

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  • Rachel Polansky

    ooooh i want the chantecaille base, what shade are you?

  • Lisa Robb
  • alice bea ☮

    great post, love the layout of it, it was great to read!

  • Joycelyn Steib

    You always compile such interesting facts beauty or otherwise! Thanks!!

  • Grace

    Aw, “Sized to Fly” is such a cute title! Great post, as always! :)

  • Kate Wilson

    I really want to try the new Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palettes! x


  • Natalie B
  • Liva Bambale

    mostly want to try everything (haha)

  • Alice Venessa

    Enjoyed reading through this post,
    infact I love your blog altogether,
    keep it up love

  • Laurie Medina

    I enjoy reading your blog and watching your videos so so much. I can only hope my blog grows to be as fab as yours. Seriously! xx

  • Cherie Joyce Tang

    Does the Rimmel fake tan transfer easily? Love your blog xx

  • Jennifer Monforton

    Ah, that Cult Beauty travel-sized section! *Drools* Great roundup, Anna! xo

  • Lauren S

    Sized to Fly seems great for starting out products *must restrain self with debit card*

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Johnsonville123

    Bobbi Brown’s products are so impressive that even its name is attracting every one. I love reading your blog. And best part is the Sized-to-Fly. In traveling it is good to have some mini makeup products so we have in our hand luggage. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful blog!!!

  • Phoebe

    I’ve never tried the Rimmel BB Cream but I love the rest of their instant tan range, it facilitates my lazy tan routine!

    North of London – Beauty Blog

  • Stephanie

    The Sized to Fly section is amazing!



  • Rubiiee

    I love mini’s as well, why this infatuation?!
    Carolyn | BLOG

  • Laurel Loves

    Great selection of products and lovely video! Love your blog :)