A place to share my two loves: beauty and food.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Steak, Kale & Miso Soup Recipe


This is a firm favourite in my house as it is delicious, filling and so simple to make. 

Ingredients for 2

White Miso Paste
1 bag of  Kale or Cavolo Nero
3 Spring Onions
1 Red Chilli 
Bouillon Powder
250g Rump Steak

Optional Extra: Noodles 

If you are using Cavolo Nero then shred the leaves and chop the stalks finely. 

Pour a little oil into a shallow pan and add the steak, cook it briefly as this meal is better with the steak rarer than I managed in the photograph above! 

Once it has browned, turn over and add the three finely chopped spring onions and chilli. 

Brown the steak on the other side and then remove from the pan and keep covered. 

Pour 800ml of boiling water into the pan with a tablespoon of bouillon powder and 2 tablespoons of the miso paste. 

Add the greens (and noodles if you wish) and leave until they have wilted (cooked). Whilst you wait cut the steak into thin strips. 

Pour the contents of the pan into two largish bowls and place the steak on top. 

Quick, simple and most importantly delicious! 

X

Monday, 28 April 2014

Weekly Favourites #18


This week started with a big boozy lunch on a Monday with old family friends which is a lovely way to start the week! I was actually quite excited to go back to London though and see everyone at work to catch up on their holidays. I am very lucky that the school I teach at always gives you a few days after the main holidays to settle back in and get everything organised before the chaos begins when the children are back! 

This week I have met up with lots of friends for dinners as I feel like I have been in Kent for a long time, which although I do love I can feel like I am missing out on London fun! This weekend I have been at my boyfriend's family which has been lovely as we don't get to see them as often as I like. His sister had a baby six months ago and I love seeing how much he has grown! He is just the smiliest baby know and I enjoyed having a ridiculous amount of cuddles with him. We also went to Ludlow which is somewhere I have never been. The drive there had incredible views and they had a great farmers market but the Mousetrap cheese shop definitely stole the show. If you are ever in the area then it is an absolute must! 

Photographs: My post on Corrie's blog: SPF for Sensitive Skin // Views on the way to Ludlow // Walk to work // Cheese shop // Love this brow product // Beautiful base // Easy tray bake: sweet potato, tomatoes, chorizo, sausage, chicken and thyme! 

Posts this week have included: Healthy Coconut, Almond, Raw Cacao and Char Seed Truffles // Laura Mericer Mineral Powder Foundation Review // Maybelline Brow Drama Review. 

Favourite post: Can I be cheeky and say my post on Corrie's blog? If not then it has to be my friend London Kat's post about her trip to the V&A Opening for Italian Fashion. She gets to go to some amazing places and her posts are always incredibly witty and charming. If you don't read it already then you should check out her blog, post here. Also check out her skin in the Duck & Waffle post as her skin looks incredible! 

Favourite product: I have fallen pack in love the the Revlon Berry Smoothie Lip Butter, it is so moisturising and just the perfect my lips but better colour, meaning your don't really need a mirror to apply! This is one of my favourite neutral-ish shades and I think it will always be floating around my bag! 


Hope you have all had a good week too! 

X

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Maybelline Brow Drama Review


Maybelline Brow Drama Review
Maybelline Brow Drama Review Brush

Everyone has been raving about the Benefit Gimme Brow product which is a gel formula that not only enhances each hair but adds the appearance of hair where there is not to give the impression of a fuller brow. I have tried this on numerous occasions at various counters but have always walked away empty handed as I am unsure if it really gives enough of a difference compared to my Maybelline Brow Drama for the £12.50 increase in price. From the picture above you can see how loved my Maybelline Brow Drama is as the packaging is very battered and bruised. The idea is that this is a coloured sculpting brow mascara which helps to keep your brow hairs in place throughout the day. I love that this is tinted and a perfect match for me as it helps to thicken each hair and give a natural look. When I am in a rush or feeling lazy I quickly brush this through the brow and it is enough for me. Otherwise I fill in the few gaps with my Anastasia Brow Whiz Pencil, see review here, and pop this over the top to give a more polished and finished look. 

I have read reviews where people do not get along with the brush, which as you can see has a rather bulbous tip. However, if you persevere and are careful when applying I find it a fantastic shape for defining each hair. I absolutely love this product and it is one I would repurchase again and again. Although I am still tempted by the Benefit Gimme Brow as the reviews are insanely good, this Maybelline offering is perfect for me now and for £4.99 in Boots I think it is well worth the money. 

What is your favourite brow product?

X

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation
Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation
I do not need another foundation, I fully acknowledge that fact, however I also have zero will power so when I was in Selfridges the other day and my friend was buying this I couldn't help but try it. I was so impressed at the luminous a light finish that I went on to buy it - justifying it to myself that the fact I had a £20 voucher made it a very reasonable £11.50 made it a bargain. Since then it has been my foundation of choice and I can see why this is such a cult product. 

Recently I have been having problems with my skin and I was looking for a product I could wear every day but that would let my sensitive skin breathe whilst adding coverage. The Laura Mercier Mineral Powder Foundation is a finely milled powder that when buffed into the skin is undetectable. The 15 active amino acids help to promote a radiant finish and also diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  You can wear this product very sheer to just even the skin tone or build it for a more polished look. I also like that you can build targeted areas whilst leaving others almost untouched. 

I was wary at how messy this product would be. My By Terry Hyaluronic Powder gets everywhere and I am always annoyed at how much of the product I waste. This however has a nifty little disc that sits on top of the powder. You can twist it around to reveal some holes which allow a small amount of product through. You then twist back round to close allowing you to carry this around in your bag without the fear of a small explosion when you next lift the lid. Another alternative would be to buy it in the pressed formula but for some reason it was the idea of loose powder which initially attracted me. 

I am seriously impressed with the product and never imagined a powder foundation could give such an undetectable but luminous finish. I would definitely recommend this. 

What do you think of Mineral Powder Foundations? 

X



Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Healthy Almond, Coconut, Raw Cacao and Chai Seed Truffles Recipe

Healthy Almond, Coconut, Raw Cacao and Chai Seed Truffles Recipe

This weekend will for many, myself included, be one of gorging on delicious food and chocolate treats so I thought it would be the perfect time to share my new food obsession that I am getting everyone hooked on. Healthy Almond, Coconut, Cacao and Chai Seed truffles which taste incredibly naughty but are actually incredibly nutritious! I actually got this recipe from my friend Bex who with her twin sister run the blog Twin in Trainers. If you don't already then you should check their blog out as it is full of healthy food and inspiration - if I am honest reading it makes me feel jealous I am not a keen sportsman anymore! Here is her recipe.

This is such a simple recipe and perfect for those who want something sweet but without all the naughtiness. The raw cacao gives you the chocolate hit, whilst the nuts and seeds give it a lovely crunch. Raw cacao has many benefits, including helping lower cholesterol and being great for feeling low whilst the seeds add fibre, omega 3 and protein. 

Ingredients for about 35 small balls. 

1 and a half cups of coconut flakes
1 cup of almond
Half a cup of cashews
9 medjool dates - pips obviously removed! 
1 small ripe banana
4 headed tablespoons of raw cacao powder
3 tablespoons of chai seeds
I also added in flax seeds which tasted great!

First put the coconut flakes into a food processor and blend until they are a small crumbly consistency. Put them to one side to use later. 

Then add the cashew and almond nuts to the processor and blend until they are a crumble consistency. Add in the banana, dates and raw cacao and blend until it is a thick mixture that should be a little sticky. 

Finally stir in the seeds and coconut flakes. 

Now you can roll the mixture in the palms of your hands until they are small little firm balls. Place them into a Tupperware container and place into your freezer for about an hour and a half to allow them to set. 


Keep them refrigerated and in an air tight container so they last longer. 

Let me know if you make them! 

X


Don't forget to check out Twins in Trainers! 

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Weekly Favourites #17


This is actually my 100th post! I wanted to do a special post to mark the occasion as I thought I would be incredibly organised over the Easter holidays and have numerous scheduled posts and a back log of photographs just waiting to be used. Unfortunately I have been enjoying my time off way too much and it is nearing the end of the holidays before I know it! I would like to say a big thank you though to all who have supported my blog, I have really enjoyed writing it and sharing my thoughts and ideas with you all. 

This week I have been at home helping my Mum decorate the house, which has been a much larger task than we originally thought. I have loved helping out though and being home for a prolonged period of time is one of the best things, especially as my Mum is such a phenomenal cook! This weekend all my brothers and sisters have also been home bringing along their other halves and we have been having lots of BBQs and fun. I have also been to see family friends and cousins and although I am excited to see everyone at work on Tuesday I am also going to miss the holidays so much!

Photographs: Puppy love // New lip love // Want to steal this jug // Salmon risotto // Giant mini eggs // Lamb covered in spices ready for the BBQ // Foundation love // Charles Worthington texturising spray. 

Posts this week have included: Salmon Risotto; Charles Worthington Texturising Spray and NYX Butter Gloss Review.

Favourite post: I have been admiring Suzie's halo braid all month so was excited to watch her video. I have loved recreating this simple look and I think it will definitely be one of my favourites this season. Watch her video here

Favourite product: Has to be NARS Sheer Glow with a little illuminator added in to make it the perfect glowing base. I actually wrote a post on this recently here, but I adore this foundation and although expensive it does last you such a long time! 


Hope you have all had a good week too! 

X

Saturday, 19 April 2014

NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie Review

NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie
NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie swatch

NYX Butter Gloss in Maple Blondie

Back in January I was thrilled to receive a bundle of goodies from the lovely Kate from Minted Beauty. I have been trialling the products for a while now so thought I would share my favourites with you, starting with the NYX Butter Gloss. Now I am not normally a fan of lip glosses, I have terrible flash backs to the cheap products I used to slather on my lips during school and having to prise my hair that was glued to my lips out of my face. Please tell me you have similar memories to this! 

These however bare no resemblance to that - thank goodness! Instead they are extremely moisturising on the lips, feeling similar to a balmy lipstick and there is no feeling of tacky or stickiness. The pigmentation is very good and they last for a good few hours on my lips. There is a slight sweet scent on application but it is not overpowering, in fact I have been enjoying using it so much I am considering splashing out on a few more colours - who would ever of thought I would be turned into a lip gloss girl! 

You can buy them for £5 online here

What other glosses would you recommend?

X

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray Review

Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray Review

I cannot believe how long it has taken me to write about the Charles Worthington Volume & Bounce Texturising Spray considering I talk about it so much! It is no secret that I have extremely straight and as a result often very flat hair. I can get my hair curled at a hair dressers and within the hour it is poker straight again. Getting volume into it is a real struggle and something I had pretty much given up on until I used this amazing product! I originally heard about it from Amelia who stated it was the best dupe of the much raved about Oribe Texturising Spray that she had found. I was sold and have been using this religiously since the start of January. 

I spray it into the roots of my hair to give it volume and lift and sprayed to the lengths it adds a brilliant texture to your hair making it much easier to style. It immediately gives your hair the dishevelled second day appearance despite being freshly washed and the best thing is that even in my stubborn hair it lasts hours and hours. The only gripe I have is that it does give your hair that gritty feeling, not quite as bad as dry shampoo but definitely a slight tackiness, however, I am more than willing to overlook this for voluminous hair! This product is loved by all my friends and I really cannot recommend it enough! 

You can buy it in Boots for £6.99 - an absolute bargain! 

I would also like to add that the art I use in lots of my pictures is actually a calendar from the extremely talented Anna Wright. I absolutely adore her work and have so many of her pieces dotted around my house. Check her work out here

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Salmon Risotto


A risotto is one of my favourite dishes to make as you can tweak it so easily to your own tastes and it is so simple to make. 

Ingredients for 2 people and some left overs!

300g of Risotto Rice 
Stock - I used Bouillon Powder
1 onion
1 stick of celery
1 red chilli
1 glass of white wine
2 lemons
2 cloves of garlic
2 salmon pieces
Butter
Dill
Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper

First you need to heat your oven to about 180C. Then place the salmon onto tin foil and onto a baking tray. Add a knob of butter, the juice of a lemon, dill, salt and pepper. Then close the tin foil around the salmon and cook for about 15 minutes. 



When you bring it out the oven it should look like the photo above. If it is still slightly raw in the middle don't worry just close it back up and leave it as you will be adding it to the hot risotto which will allow it to cook further later. 

Next chop the onion - I only had a red onion and it makes no difference. Sauté the onions in either butter or olive oil, depending how healthy you want to be! Also remember to salt your red onion whilst it is cooking to sweeten it! 

Add in the finely chopped chilli, celery and garlic and allow to them to soften. 

Next add in the risotto rice and stir whilst it cooks. Add in your large glass of wine and half a lemon and cook until the liquid has been absorbed. Cooking your rice like this will not only bring out the flavour but allow the starch to be released so each grain can bind together. 



 Slowly start to add in the stock and boiling water. Add in enough to cover the rice and slowly stir until absorbed. Keep doing this until the rice is al dente, then  add the salmon and all the juice. The meat should be so tender that it falls away from the skin easily and breaks apart as you stir into into the rice. It is essential that you now take it off the heat, add a dollop of butter, cut a few more sprigs of dill, grate some parmesan cheese and leave it to stand for a few minutes. I like to leave it to stand for a minute or two as it allows all the flavours to be absorbed and deepen. 




I served mine with a green salad that was lightly dressed and cool white wine. I like risottos as you can always change the ingredients and create so many wonderful recipes. 

Let me know if you give this a go! 

X


Monday, 14 April 2014

Weekly Favourites #16


I started the week being really healthy; lots of exercise and salads to get myself bikini ready for summer. However, after a mid week dinner at The Breakfast Club, where the food was really disappointing, and then coming home  to Kent I have slipped rather badly. Instead I have been filling up on delicious food and glasses of wine - oops! I love coming back home and spending time with family and home friends. The sun shining has just made the week even better! 

Photographs: Lambs // Beautiful Lip Product // Colourful Salad // Steak, Kale & Miso Soup (recipe coming soon) // Dog walking // Delicious healthy truffles, see recipe here on my friends blog. 

Posts this week have included: Patty & Bun; Lord & Berry Shining Lipstick in Cherry and A new favourite base duo: Nars Sheer Glow & L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer

Favourite post:  I love Estee's videos as her happy personality always cheers me up. I am also slightly completely obsessed with Pinterest, find me here, so I really enjoyed watching her Spring DIY video. I am definitely going to give the bright stones and cactus a go! 

Favourite product: This week my skin has been really dehydrated - probably because I have been enjoying a few too many glasses of wine - so I have been loving the Una Brennan Super Facialist hydrating mask, see my review here. Popping this on occasionally for about 15 minutes leaves my skin looking plump and refreshed - love it! 


Hope you have all had a good week too! 

X

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A new favourite base duo: NARS Sheer Glow & L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer


Writing the post on my favourite 5 foundations helped me find some old classics which although were once fiercely loved now lay abandoned for a shiner newer formula. This is what happened to my NARS Sheer Glow. It was the first high end foundation I ever bought and although used solidly for over a year I always  felt that although a beautiful product it never quite lived up to its name and hype. The formula is neither sheer nor particularly glowing, instead you are left with a lovely subtle radiance and a medium to full coverage. 

I love Hannah Maggs and she always raves about the NARS Copacabana Illuminator which she mixes into her foundations to leave her skin looking so beautifully radiant. I decided to mix Sheer Glow with my L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer, which can also be doubled as a highlighter, to try and achieve the same result. I absolutely adored the finish, it thinned out the foundation and added a real luminosity to my complexion. I have been reaching for this most days now and absolutely love the way it looks. 

What products do you mix? 

X

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Lord & Berry Shining Lipstick in Cherry

Lord & Berry 20100 Shining Lipstick in Cherry
Swatch of Lord & Berry 20100 Shining Lipstick in Cherry

If you want a bold easy lip then look no further then Lord & Berry 20100 Shining Lipstick Crayon I was lucky enough to receive this goodie from the lovely Becky from The Little Blog of Beauty, I absolutely adore her blog and was so chuffed to receive this gift. I am a huge fan of lip crayons and have two mugs that are brimming with the Bourjois and Revlon offerings so I was excited to try this brand. 

I have to say that I am so impressed. It is extremely moisturising on the lips keeping them hydrated for hours after application. It is much softer and more nourishing that the other lip crayons I have tried, which might be due to the creamier almost wax consistency. This texture makes them an absolute breeze to apply and you never have to worry about the colour bleeding, instead you have a bold lip that lasts for hours after you have first applied it. I think this lasts a good 3 hours on me but is very easy to touch up on the go. 

I was completely blown away by the pigmentation of this product and how vibrant and glossy the finish was on the lips. If you want a fun spring lip then look no further as this product comes in fifteen colours ranging for nudes through to deep reds.


What have you tried from Lord and Berry? 

X

Monday, 7 April 2014

Patty & Bun

Patty and Bun

Patty & Bun is one of my favourite places to eat. Whenever I am on holiday and browsing through Selfridges beauty hall or down Oxford Street there is only one place I ever want to refuel. This quirky little restaurant hands down serve the best burgers in London. 

The decor is similar to that of a pop up as it is very low key and if you look carefully you will see the odd little burger pop up in the most unlikely of places. 

Patty and Bun

The menu is very simple with only a selection of burgers and sides to choose from. I always order the rosemary and salt chips as they make my mouth water just thinking about them. 

I went for the 'Jose Jose' Chilli Burger, which had a beef patty, cheese, tomato, lettuce, chilli chorizo relish, pickled onions, ketchup and smokey P&B mayo all squished between a toasted brioche bun. It is just incredible. I have made my way through most of the burgers on the list and have yet to find a favourite as they are all so delicious. 

Patty and Bun
Patty and Bun

We washed ours down with a carafe of red wine and non stop chatter. I absolutely love this place although be warned there is normally a queue so try not to go at peak times. They also squish you in so they noise level can be quite high, not the ideal place if you want a long catch up over some drinks and nibbles. I can completely forgive it for this though as this food is so affordable and well it is just fantastic food. If you are ever the Selfridges end of Oxford Street then James Street is where you have to go!

For more information visit the website here

Where is your favourite place to refuel in London? 

X

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Weekly Favourites #15


I love the holidays, especially as the sun is starting to shine now. It is amazing how a bit of light and vitamin D can completely change your mood. So after boasting about how brilliant my will power has been I slipped in the Selfridges Beauty Hall - that place is a beauty temptress! I was with a friend by the Laura Mercier counter and she was buying their Mineral Powder Foundation. I have been intrigued by this product for years but with my ridiculous hoard of bases have never picked it up. This was a weak day though and with a £20 voucher in my pocket the outcome was inevitable. We then went to toast my lack of will power with the best burgers in London - Patty & Bun is just insanely good! I also met the girls from work for lunch at Bread Etcetera in Clapham Common, where on top of your meal you have unlimited bread and condiments with a toaster on every table. I don't think I have ever been as full and I would say this is the perfect place to overcome a hangover. This soon turned into ice-cream in the sunshine followed by drinks and dinner. A perfect day really. 

On Saturday I had my first BBQ of the year which ended up being a very fun but messy night. Then to ease my banging headache I went to The Good Life  Eatery near the Kings Road with friends the next day which was absolutely delicious. I would definitely recommend if you are in the area! 

Photographs: Homemade Chicken Tikka Salad // Patty & Bun // The Good Life's Teriyaki Salmon with Avocado // Ice-cream in the sunshine // BBQ Time // Blossom // My new favourite card which I want to frame // Bread Etcetera // The Good Life cakes.

Posts this week have included: Rimmel Blush in Pink Rose, Spring Wish List & Origins GinZing Eye Cream

Favourite post: This has to be Anna's Weekly Vlog which is set to be a regular thing - love it!

Favourite product: I have loved using the L'Oreal Lumi Magique Primer again to give your skin that radiant finish. 

Hope you have all had a good week too! 

X

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Repurchase: Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream

Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff.
Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff.

If you read my blog regularly you will know that at times I border on insomnia and that I absolutely adore Origins products, therefore this refreshing eye cream is my perfect morning product. The Origins GinZing Eye Cream has a unique formula of caffeine extracted from coffee beans, Panax Ginseng, Magnolia Extract and natural optic brighteners rapidly refresh your tired eyes, diminishing the appearance of puffy dark circles and restoring radiance to your complexion. The cream has a peachy colour to it and a very smooth light consistency that is instantly absorbed into the skin. This makes such a difference to my often sleep deprived eyes and is a perfect base for makeup. If you are after a new morning eye cream then I cannot recommend this enough! 

Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff.

Origins GinZing refreshing eye cream to brighten and depuff.

You can buy it online from the Origins website for £23.00, which I would strongly recommend as I love receiving the free samples as they are perfect for trying new products and ideal for travelling. 

See my post here about my favourite Origins masks and moisturisers

What is your favourite morning eye cream?

X

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Spring Wish List

Spring Wishlist

My spending ban is going surprisingly well. I've been very good and stayed away from Boots so I actually have spent nothing, although there is still three weeks to go! 

The best thing about the spending ban is that there have been a few products I have decided I absolutely must have, I could feel my fingers itching to purchase them online but now a few weeks have past I now longer have that longing in my chest. The products discussed here are the ones which have remained on my wish list for over a month and ones I probably will purchase once the Easter weekend arrives! 


A re-purchase: Escentric Molecule 1

This is running out and I absolutely love the subtle and unique scent it leaves on my skin. I have had numerous people stop me on the streets over this and I think it can get stronger as the day goes on which is always a plus for me. Read more about it here and you can purchase it from Liberty's for £38.00.

Bourjois CC Cream & Eye Cream 

I have never really succumbed to the BB and CC cream malarky but after only reading amazing reviews about these light weight Bourjois offerings and I know I will not be able to resist especially when the weather gets warmer and I will want lighter and lighter bases on the skin. You can pick these up in Boots for under ten pounds each. 

Benefit Gimme Brow 

This one is going to be a definite purchase as I have yet to read a bad review - and I have read many! Brows can make sure a difference to your face and although I love a very natural brown I do fill mine in slightly. I love the Brow Drama from Maybelline for keeping them in place but this product seems to offer so much more than that and I am desperate to try it! You can it from Benefit online for £17.50.


Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment  with Avocado

I love my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream, read more here,  but it is expensive. When it runs out, which will be ages away as the stuff really does last a long time, I definitely want to give this nourishing eye cream a whirl as I have heard amazing things. You can pick this up from Kiehls for £33.00.


Alpha H Liquid Gold

This used to be a much loved product for me but it ran out last year roughly the same time I got into exfoliating toners so when it came to repurchasing I wasn't sure I really needed it. However my skin has recently thrown a bit of a tantrum and I have some slight scars left on my face so I really think this will help. Although it is a bit pricey I only tend to use it once or twice a week so it lasts forever. It makes such a difference to my skin I am regretting not repurchasing it sooner! You can buy it on Beauty Bay for £31.50

Pai Skincare Rosehip Biogenerate Fruit & Seed Oil Blend

I love my Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, see full review here, but I can't help lusting after this alternative as it is the one everybody raves about. As I stated above I have been left with some scarring and I have read this does wonders for reducing them. I really want to give it a go so it will be bought at some point in the future although maybe not right away! You can get at Beauty Bay for £20.00.


Clinque Territory  All About Shadow 8 Pan Palate 

This is one that I am not sure will last on my wish list but it is one that has been on and off it since its launch a few months ago. If you read Suzy from Hello October's blog or watch her videos you will also feel a longing in your heart whenever you glimpse at this product. You can buy it online for £32.00. It is only a matter of time before I get my hands on this bad boy! 


What would be on your Spring Wish List?

X

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Rimmel Pink Rose Blush Review

Rimmel Long Lasting Pink Rose Blush

Rimmel  Lasting Finish Mono Pink Rose Blush

This Rimmel Lasting Finish Mono Blush in Pink Rose is one of my favourite products and has been in my stash for years. It is a gorgeous pinky peach that has a very subtle shimmer to it and is suitable for any time of year. I find it to be very similar to the Benefit Coralista except the packaging is much more manageable! I love the beautiful Benefit boxes on my desk but in my makeup bag not so much. This Rimmel blush has very small sleek packaging making it perfect for your daily makeup bag. I have had it for years with only the tinniest of dents - this was bought as a replacement when I misplaced mine for a while! 

It has amazing pigmentation and longevity and for £3.99 in Boots I really don't think you can go wrong! 

Rimmel  Lasting Finish Mono Pink Rose Blush

Rimmel  Lasting Finish Mono Pink Rose Blush

What is your favourite blush? 

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