BEAUTY OVERLOAD.

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If you haven’t gathered by today’s post title, today is all about beauty. I love Sunday pamper days and here is what I have been using lately.

Brushes
Most sundays are about weekly brush cleans. Now it was time for a make up brush update. After owning a lot of the Real Techniques brushes I knew which ones I wanted to reinvest in, the powder brush and expert face brush. These are most definitely worth the hype; the expert face is perfect for foundation application and the power for applying my Nars Laguna bronzer at the end.
I found the blush brush slightly too big for my cheeks but the new updated ecotools brushes however are the perfect size and super soft.

Make up
A few months back I was on the hunt for a fuller coverage foundation when Lily (whatihearttoday) suggested I tried Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation. Although the colour I got seems a shade too dark for me at the moment, it was perfect for those fake tan nights/sun kissed days. With no SPF meaning it's perfect for nights out and eliminates that 'ghost face' in flash photos.
make up

For Christmas I was lucky enough to get some lovely beauty treats shown above.
As a lip lover I got this rather lavish balm by Suqqu, which has been added to my night routine. I’m always complaining of chapped dry lips so a coating of this at night and when I wake up they’re silky smooth. The perfect prep for my Mac lipstick in the colour Morange.


I have also been trying out the new Eyeko range with Alexa Chung… the perfect combo for day eyes. Although I find the mascara doesn’t give my lashes any more length, it has an amazing dark pigment that gives that full on black colour I’ve been longing for. Similar with the liner, it doesn’t fade or smudge.
cult classic 

3 Cult Favourites
I first tried 01 a year or so ago and after a little twist of fate, 02 landed in my stocking this Christmas. Initially unsure. Come on, nothing beats number 1… but as it settled into my skin it very much grew on me; with its sweet, musky characteristics that I love in a perfume.

It’s Sunday which means time for my Sunday shampoo. Lately my hair is feeling so lifeless.. Mainly due to a much needed haircut.
Since I’ve been loading it with lots of product to give it some va va voom as they say, it was in need of a little detox; After washing with this shampoo my hair feels super clean and fresh.

FINALLY, after what seems like months and doing the rounds on every department store… you.are.mine.
A total convert to the cleansing balms, with much love for Liz Earl it was time to get my mitts on this raved about Clinique balm. I’ve been using it for a week or so now. It’s perfect for melting away the days make up but I do find you need to go over your eye make up with something stronger. Other than that, I will certainly be buying it again, its perfect for my dry skin keeping it soft and non drying.

birch box
Finally no beauty overload is complete without a monthly arrival of Birchbox. The January edition is filled with much talked about products, like the benefit POREfessional, I am so excited about trying.
Aswell as RODIAL BEE VENOM MOISTURISER. Yep, I said it. Bee Venom. Eeeppp! How could you not be intrigued/scared ha

Birchbox is a monthly subscription box in which you receive a selection of beauty and lifestyle products, 5 luxury samples to try for yourself. 
If this is something you're interested in, Birchbox has given me a special code to share with you guys. 
If you sign up before Febuary 15th you get an extra box to share with someone special.

If you fancy another treat just use the code: BBXLOVECLOTH

Hope you liked this little beauty post. Let me know in the comments if this is something you would like to see more of on here .. or anything else?

Happy pampering sunday :)

35 comments:

  1. love this post, heard so many good things about Bb hair products, and the giorgio armarni foundation sounds amazing!

    Rachel x
    Style Soup

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  2. Great products, I really want to try the molecule 1. Also that foundation sounds fantastic !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World | Check out my MAC lipstick giveaway

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  3. Love the photo editing! I really want to try the GA Luminous silk it sounds amazing :)

    Roshni's Journey

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  4. Ooh! Love that topshop nail polish! And thank you for the birchbox code! Lovely post!

    xx
    Mere

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  5. I have the real techniques powder brush too & I really want to get myself the expert face brush! :) Morange looks like an amazing colour, that's definitely going to be my next MAC purchase! :) xx

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  6. I love the sound of all of these products, especially the foundation! May have to subscribe to the Birchbox too!

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  7. I love the Real Techniques brushes too, I just recently got the experts face and powder brushes. And I also have two new Mac lipsticks to play with although I have yet to try Morange. x

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  8. I recently got Nars Laguna and love it. By far the best bronzer I have tried in a long time x

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  9. I love how you laid this out girl. I think I'd like to see more London posts from you please.

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  10. This is such a good post, love how you've edited the photo's! I really need to get Nars Laguna! xo

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  11. So many amazing products!

    xx
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  12. Love this post, the photography is amazing! I really want to try the GA Luminous Silk foundation, it looks amazing! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

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  13. I really want to try that Clinque Cleansing Balm, so tempting!

    Robyn // Beauty & the Closet

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  14. I love this post and the editing too along with the interesting information, love the products!

    RR xx

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  15. The photography! This is really stunning. x jazzy at hivenn.co.uk

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  16. The Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm from Clinique is next on my list to buy when my cleansers are running low - I have around four on the go at the minute!
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

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  17. Morange is such an amazing lipstick, I bet it looks amazing on you :) You should definitely do more of these posts Kim!
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  18. Real Techniques brushes are amazing and I really want too try NARS laguna x

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  19. Love this post, great pics! I love the Armani foundation and the MAC lippy looks amazing

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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  20. Been wanting to try the Armarni foundation for ages now!
    Lovely post :)
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  21. I love your pictures, they're awesome. Great post :)

    Tiny Alis

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  22. Great selection of products would love to buy everything especially the bumble and bumble shampoo

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  23. I loved this post. I love a lot of these products.
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  24. love this post! So cool!
    Just wondering what apps did you use to edit your pic? xx

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  25. Those birchboxes seem to give amazing products for the price. Love how you have laid this post out, beautiful... Im going striaght to the birchbox site now!

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  26. I really want a Birchbox subscription!

    Check out my post on drugstore staples and supplements for clear skin.

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    Sophie x

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  27. I've been eyeing up 01 but not sure if I can justify the price or not. I really want to try out take the day off too, but I'm always so wary of introducing new skin care products x

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  28. You've persuaded me to get a birch box! Xxx

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  30. Your blog is lovely! I have followed you xx
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  31. cuteee post :) need to investigate the giorgio foundation - hadn't thought of trying before! xxoxoxo

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  32. Hi want to try out the Birchbox Subscription :).

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  33. Waaa, mac <3

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    Following? :) Let me know.

    Greetings, from Slovenia

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