My new favorite beauty products from makeup to toiletries. - MissLJBeauty

My new favorite beauty products from makeup to toiletries.

Today we are going to be talking beauty. I love beauty products and I want to introduce you to some of the ones I have been testing and loving during the lockdown. Being a blogger I am sent lovely PR packages I am very grateful to receive these.  Without further ado, let's get straight in as there are a few to cover? 

Makeup and skincare



First off I have been loving Antipodes, They sent me a lovely package with two of there best-selling face and eye creams and two lipsticks. I love Antipodes This is a brand who really cares about sustainability and anti-ageing. I know they couldn't be better, could they? They use the best and most sort after ingredients from new Zealand. We all know New Zealand has some of the best anti-ageing product on the global market. 

Kiwi seed gold luminous eye cream 
What the brand says 
A luxurious, illuminating eye cream with 23K gold flakes to impart a warm glow and bring calm to stressed skin. Vitamin C from New Zealand superfruit, kiwifruit helps moisturise and soften fine lines. Elements of Beauty: Kiwi seed oil,  Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi ,23K Gold Flakes, Fragrance-free, vegan, Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi is clinically shown to help improve skin appearance.
I love this eye cream it has a thick consistency and it applies like a dream to the eye area. It looks and feels luxurious like all Antipodes product. I have noticed a visible difference in my under eye dark circles from using this cream. My under eye has more elasticity and looks fresher and more awake. 

Description Baptise H20 Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel
What the brand says 
is a weightless, intensive formula that immerses thirsty skin in pure, natural moisture. Deeply thirst-quenching without heaviness or oiliness, the formula is easily absorbed yet powerfully hydrates skin, all day and night. Baptise H20 Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel feels incredibly fresh on the skin, like being immersed in water. Clinically shown to increase skin hydration by 52% after 24 hours.
I really like this product. I can only disagree with one thing I think this product leaves my skin hydrated for more than 24 hours. I have been a bit forgetful a few days in lockdown and my skin has looked more hydrated than ever and I have only been using this cream Bit of context my skin before this cream was very dehydrated indeed. I love the lightweight feeling of this cream it applies to the skin with ease and smells really natural and fresh. If you are looking to try just one of Antipodes products order this one first. 


Natural Lipstick
I received two of this one in Queenstown Hot chocolate and One in forest berry red. Both colour are gorgeous. I dont think the photos do them justice, to be honest. The red is a letterbox red and the brown is a perfect nude. They are super moisturizing. This is half lipstick and half lip balm in my head. It is the perfect summer compromise. They last an ok amount of time this is to be expected due to their moisturisation level. You will not regret these. 


 Next up we have Annabelle minerals
My word these are stunning. I have loved pigment eyeshadows since I first bought a mac one back in the day. Annabelle Minerals have you completely covered when it comes to mineral makeup. They have such an extensive range of products from highlighter to eyeshadows to foundations you could do a full face of Annabelle Minerals no problem. 





This contains 16 mini pots of 
  1. Mineral blushes in Coral, Sunrise, Honey, Nude, Rose, Romantic;
  2. Mineral concealers in Light, Medium, Dark;
  3. Mineral finishing powders: matting Pretty Mat, brightening Pretty Glow;
  4. Pretty Neutral clay-based primer;
  5. Mineral eyeshadows in Vanilla, Cappuccino, Ice Cream, Chocolate.
This set really is the best place to start your mineral journey. You will get a real feel of the quaility and pigmentation of these products. You can use the eyeshadow wet or dry.  I am obsessed with them. The quality is in many ways better than my Mac product and they are so much more affordable. I also think this set is the perfect gift for a make up lover. Every item I have tried has been really pigmented and blendable. I can do a full post on how to use pigments if you like just let me know. 

I also received Foundation in Golden light diamond glow highlighter and peach glow blush, These are full size. Full-size products are 4g which is very generous. 

I love the coverage of the foundation It is lightweight and breathable. It blends into your skin with ease and leaves you with light to medium coverage. It wears really well and is buildable. I love that it is easy to wear and I find it does not clog the pored nor does it cling to any fine lines. 

The highlighter. Oh wow now this has pay off. This is highlighter dreams it is high pigment and glowy. this is now one of my favourites. You can not go wrong with the highlighter If you are only buying one product buy this. It is incredible. 

The blush This is a really nice blush I am not much of a blush person but this one is lovely it is, in my opinion, a mix of bronzer and blush to make it a bit more versatile in your make up bag. it also makes a lovely eye shadow.  

Makeup brushes and cleaning 



Let me introduce the Artis brush Elite 3 brush set
Oh my, these brushes are divine.  

What the brand says 
The Elite 3 Brush Set is the perfect introduction to Artis. The set includes:
  • Oval 7 - Foundation, Blush, Contour
  • Oval 3 – Eye makeup, Concealer
  • Linear 1 – Eye liner, Brows
The Elite Collection handles use paired elliptical/oval shapes with Oval, Linear and Circular bundle designs that offers thousands of fibres for a seamless application. The double oval design and unique bundle orientation is exclusively patented by Artis, and CosmeFibre® is trademarked. The Elite Collection handles are produced using a proprietary metal alloy similar to what is used in the manufacture of luxury car engines.
I am obsessed with these brushes. I love a really packed brush for blending my foundation and powder and The Oval 7 is now my go-to. This brush is everything I need in a brush and more. It blends everything effortlessly. It feels quaility and looks gorgeous on my make up counter. 
Oval 3 concealer brush getting into the hard to reach area with ease and is so soft. 
Linear 1 gives you crisp clean eyeliner lines. It is also very capable of giving you brows to die for.

Next up Artis brush BRUSH CLEANSING WIPES  where have these been all my life? Like when I was a makeup artist? These are such an easy and quick alternative to washing brushes. They are perfect for when you are in a hurry but want to keep your brushes clean. Super quick and effective.

What the brand says 
The patent-pending Artis® Brush Cleaning Pad features an antimicrobial-treated Microfibre Cloth with approximately one million fibre strands per square inch, which help gently grab and remove makeup product residue from the brush fibres. The cloth is removable, to wash or replace.How it works:  The base of the unit is a rigid slip-resistant frame which helps hold the cloth in place so that the user can simply stroke/wipe the brushes across the surface of the cloth to clean and freshen.
This is the ultimate helper when cleaning your brushes. It is so easy to get super clean brushes with this handy cleaning pad. You just gently rub your brushes along this with your favourite brush cleaner and boom you have super clean brushes in seconds. 
Fake don't bake right  St. Moriz Spray Tan In A Can I have been a fan of St. Moriz since the beginning. I used to wear this all the time. I mean all the time. I am not sure why I forgot about it. This is there spray tan version of the tan. Like always it applies well and leaves you with the ever so familiar St Moritz fragrance. Is it just me who finds this really comforting? This last about 7-8 days on me before I would need to reapply. This is just such a good low-cost tan. 


Toiletries

These lovely Yardley products arrived. This is the new Flowerazzi range. These are everything you imagine of Yardley products they are amazing quality at affordable prices they also smell like fresh summer flowers. If these don't cheer you up there is something amiss. 

The flowerazzi magnolia pink orchid moisturising body butter This is super thick and moisturising and the scent really last on the skin. I also received the Body scrub from this line It is nice and scrubby and really exfoliates the skin with little effort. As always lovely product. 

What the brand says 
Nourishing and revitalising shampoo infused with a blend of fig leaves and sage extracts evoking images of a summer on the Aegean islands. With our exclusive combination of botanical extracts, this gentle formula will provide long-lasting softness while protecting your hair from the elements. Dermatologically tested. Suitable for sensitive skin. Paraben free, SLES free, PEG free, No artificial coloring, No animal derivatives
This is a luxury shampoo. it will transport you to a tropical beach somewhere with the scent. Honestly, it smells like heaven to me. I really enjoyed this shampoo it leaves your hair nice and clean with a mild fragrance. My hair is shiny and feels stronger since using this shampoo. 

 This is my toothpaste of choice at the moment.Beverly Hills Formula Activated Charcoal Toothpaste I have been a fan of Beverly hill formula for years and this one is another fantastic toothpaste. It leaves your teeth clean and breath smelling nice. I can see a difference in the staining on my teeth since starting this toothpaste 
This might seem strange but I have veneers on my front two teeth and I wanted to try a dental guard at night as I think I am grinding my teeth in my sleep. My dental guard of choice is dentek night guard It is super comfortable to wear once you get used to it. It is one size fits all and it actually moulds to your teeth so need to worry it won't fit you. 




I have always wanted to try a cream bleach for those annoying dark hairs we all get. This is Jolen Cream Bleach It is super easy to use and the instruction is easy to follow. Always do a patch test before any treatment like this. It coloured the hair with ease and did not cause any irritation. A nice and simple solution to dark hairs in unwanted places. 


I hope you like this little beauty update. 

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