Tarte Rainforest of the sea eyeshadow palette

Tarte rainforest of the sea eyeshadow palette review and swatches

I really don’t know how I always get sucked into getting another eyeshadow palette!!! The last thing I need is more shadows and I know I sound a bit like a broken record here, but there always seems to be something I want to try! (cries inside..) Especially since I don’t own any of the Tarte shadows and heard a lot of good stuff about them.

Anyway, I decided to pick up this palette from Tarte’s most recent collection, rainforest of the sea. I have to say, it was close call between this one and the Tartlette in Bloom, which I think is absolutely gorgeous too, but I was drawn to this one just a little bit more by the packaging and a lot more by the colour selection, so here it is.

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution 'Between the sheets' and K.I.S.S.I.N.G 'Kiss chase'

Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks – best formula out there?

Lipsticks, along with foundations and other cream products tend to intimidate me a little. These are usually items I try to be very careful not to go overboard with and resist the temptation (we all know by now that I have little to no self control when makeup is concerned). I know it should ideally apply to every single makeup item, but I just don’t feel the same way about powders. Sure, all makeup items have shelf life and sure, we should always pay attention to that, but in principal, we can get away with using powder products for much longer than cream or liquid.

I recently cleared out a lot of my lipsticks (still very far from lacking in lipstick department) and I know it shouldn’t be an excuse, but I shamefully allowed myself to purchase some new lippies recently. Let’s face it, it so easy to throw new little cute lipstick bullet into the cart or shopping basket, right? Especially if they’re ones you’ve always wanted to try, the colours that you like or the brand that you love. That’s why I can never resist Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks. They’re just simply amazing.

Skincare, Neutrogena, Michael Todd, Lancome, Charlotte Tilbury, Biotherm

My current morning skincare routine

I’m sooo not a morning person!!! I don’t function too well very early in the morning (for me early morning starts at about 4.30-5.00 am, so pretty darn early) and I need my skincare routine to be quick, no fuss and to the point. I posted my evening routine recently, which contained many more products and required much more time, but that’s fine. That’s when I use my Clarisonic, apply some mask and what not. I totally enjoy it because I don’t have to rush.

Morning, however, is a challenge. Don’t get me wrong, I try not to skip any step and make sure my skin is clean and comfortable before the layer of makeup covers it, but it needs to happen pretty fast. Below products are what I’m using at the moment and what works for me, but I often switch and like to try new creams or cleansers, so I cannot say I’m completely faithful to all of them. Having said that, there is a few  favourites that deserve a special mention.

New scents from Byredo 'Rose of no man's land', Diptyque 'Do Son', Maison Martin Margiela 'Beach Walk'

Perfect spring / summer scents, new addi(c)tions

I mentioned on Instagram that I’ve been on a cleaning and organising kick recently. Every corner of my flat got wiped out of rubbish and ‘just in case’ kind of items that I seem to have been holding on to.. just in case…as I’m sure we all do. I haven’t made a massive clearout in my makeup, apart from a bunch of lipsticks, but my skin and body care, as well as perfumes collection got significantly smaller.

I realised that I own at least 4 scent that I’ve not been using for a pretty long time, so decided to give it to women in my life who may appreciate them more than me. Which is great because now I’m only left with perfumes that I truly love and feel amazing when I wear them. I don’t want to talk about my entire scent collection here, but I want to mention three most recent additions, very special scents, all of which I am totally smitten with and think they’re really unique and special.

Product Empties various items

Empties – products I used up + mini reviews

I recently made it a point to use up some of the products that were almost empty anyway, and so I thought I’d share my empties with you before they end up in the bin. I always find this type of video or post very informative and helpful. Although it may be similar in a way to monthly favourites, it’s not quite the same.

After all, we’re talking about products that we completely used up, hence have a pretty  good idea if it worked for us or not, and if we’d repurchase… or not. I love trying out new skincare, haircare, body products and makeup, and go through some of them really quite quickly, so hopefully each one of these posts will have a good mix of all product types. So let’s have a look into my bin…so to speak…

Guerlain Creme De beauté makeup remover

Guerlain Creme de Beauté cleansing cream

Guerlain products get me excited and that’s that. I absolutely love all the makeup I am lucky enough to own and I thoroughly enjoy quite a few pieces in my collection. I have never tried any skincare from them because let’s be honest, we all know it’s a high end brand with high end price tags, but some skincare products are just simply ridiculously expensive and way out of my budget.

I was gifted some Guerlain products by my man for Christmas last year and one of them was this cleansing cream/makeup remover with a very posh and fancy name Crème de Beaute. Granted, he didn’t have the foggiest idea what he’s actually buying and what it’s supposed to be used for, he just liked the packaging… Bless him. I don’t think this would be my choice when makeup remover is concerned so now I have a chance to bring you this review in case you’re interested or considering buying it.

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