Summer Saviours: Guest Post from Molly DayDreams

Hello everyone! 
My name is Molly and I run a little blog called Molly Daydreams.
Today I'm going to be guest posting and talking you through a few of the hottest products for Summer 2016.



Top Summer Lip Products: Guest Post from DellaLovesNutella

Della from DellaLovesNutella gladly sent me over this post of hers to use as a guest post for during my holidays :)
I´m really happy about it and hope you like it as much as I did!
All her links can be found at the very end of this post :)
Well hello to you my reader chums!
Sea salt hair, blue skies and forever memories, summer has to be my favourite season. With the care free attitude and endless adventures, makeup takes a back step. I use the warmer months to allow my skin to breathe, wearing lighter coverage, and glowy highlight, leaving emphasis on the lips.
Caking up your face with makeup is the last thing you need in summer when the heat is at its highest. With the increase of sweating, a higher coverage of makeup will clog up your pores, making a break out more likely – not something you want when taking those important summer holiday snaps. It’s time then to pucker up, go bold and put your statement lips on show! Natural skin, a couple of coats of mascara and striking orange lips are my favourite look on a summers day.
From bold oranges to your typical nude, I vary it up throughout this season; here are my top options:

Mac’s Lady Danger (21€)

Orange lip lovers, this is a staple you need in your life especially in the summer time! If you’re heading to a BBQ, party or evening affair, the pop of colour will complete any time of outfit. Out of all Mac’s formulations, I find the matte ones to be my favourites, seeing me through every season. With long lasting power, a strong pigment of colour and opaque finish, what’s not to love? ‘Lady Danger’ I’d describe as a bright orangey-red, the fiery shade that screams fun. It’s truly versatile and I can wear it for a variety of occasions, yet summer time is the favourite period to pop it on.

Revlon’s matte balm in ‘Audacious’ (11€)

Bronzy tans, dewy skin and a lick of mascara, this lip product is one that completes the perfect natural summer look. ‘Audacious’ is a luminous orange (not as scary as you think), brighter than ‘Lady Danger and suits slightly warmer skin tones. I find this works with my complexion best on holiday when I’ve achieved a bit of a tan and my skin has that ‘summer glow’. The formulation is incredible, despite the ‘matte status’, feeling completely creamy upon application and doesn’t leave the lips dry.  Holding a peppermint scent, application is soft and the product settles on the lips like nothing has been applied. The lasting power is faultless, sticking to the lips through drinking and eating – a beautiful statement colour you need this summer.

Topshop’s ‘Rio Rio’ Lipstick (10€)

A dupe to ‘Lady Danger’, the Topshop lipstick in ‘Rio Rio’ is a top summery shade. In comparison, wearing power isn’t as long, however I find this lipstick to be more moisturising on the lips with a slight glean over the matte finish. The pigment is a tad orangeier and its formulation is velvety when applied; a staple orange shade to suit any skin tone.

NYX´s Soft Matte Lip Cream in ‘Stockholm’ (7€)

After jumping on the Nyx matte lipstick hype, I’ve fallen in love with the nude shade ‘Stockholm’, an everyday colour which matches with an array of looks. On days where I didn’t want to go too dramatic or bold with my lip options, I’ve opted for this nude choice. It gives an extra bit of warmth to the makeup look without looking too over the top for a natural face. The colour I would describe as a brown toned, dusky pink and the consistency applies buttery, yet sets matte. When the product has dried, the finish is completely matte but again like the other lipsticks I’ve mentioned aren’t drying on the lips. I’m truly impressed by the wear, formulation and overall colour pay off – a definite must have.

Nivea lip balm (2€)

Last but not least is a simple clear lip balm. When the warmer months hit, moisturising is essential even on your lips. I always carry around a lip balm, in particular this Nivea option because one it holds a sweet, fresh scent, two hydrates my lips and also gives the loveliest clear sheen upon application. Nivea products are the best at summer time because the scent is completely clean, nothing too sickly in the beaming heat.
I hope you enjoyed my top summer lips products post! What’s your go to lipstick?
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Three Blushes Perfect for Summer: Guest Post from Iridescentplaces

Another lady that I´m really excited to have on my blog is Caroline from Iridescentplaces!
I absolutely love her blog and it´s definitely worth a follow so don´t miss out :)

Choosing a blush for Summer is definitely one of the hardest tasks for me. I'm always looking for a shade that compliments my skin tone and one that actually stays on in the heat. This means I tend to go for very pink/peach shaded blushers and I've got three which are a must to have in your collection!



Lancomé Grandióse Eyeliner Review: Guest Post from Polished Couture

This time the lovely Beth from Polished Couture was kindly enough to guest post on my blog while I´m away in the sun :)
I really hope you enjoy reading this post and as always check out her social media and blog below! Xx
Could this be the easiest Liner I've tried? Lancome's new release from the Grandiose collection has us all 'flicking'...
This little gem arrived in my post about a month ago, I had no idea what I was receiving but it was such a surprise to  see their newest eyeliner. With smudge-proof and long wear abilities, I was intrigued to see how this would match up with other liners on the market.
Not gonna lie, it was years ago since the last time I'd used liquid eyeliner. I just find them very temperamental and always opt for more gel (Benefit) or felt (S&G) liner for an easy application. Liquid liners tend to take longer to dry, easily smudge and don't seem to give the desired winged effect. However...
The Lancome Grandiose Liner has an innovative pivot liner and ibendable wand, this is such a clever product! The liner is flexible and bends to different angles and allows you to create a line right to the root. With the matte finish, it dries really quick and lasts ALL day and I mean alllll day.
Some liners you need to touch up through the day to keep it black but this 01 - Noir Mirifique shade is perfect.
As you can see, this liner gives the perfect precise eyeline with the thin tip. The matte finish gives a highly pigmented formula but there is a little downfall to this magnificent product.
For £23 you only get a little amount of product and after a months use, I'm finding myself dipping into the pot more to get the liquid. Just like high-end mascaras, this product seems to dry up pretty quick. It's still giving the same finished look from the first application to say 10 applications later, but in terms of long-lasting - you may find you'd have to purchase more of this than other liners.
Hands up, it's definitely one of the best liners I've tried to date and I've found it one of the easiest too. Would I purchase this again? Maybe as a splurge, but next time use this on more special occasions rather than a daily wear liner - it would run out too quick and that's just expensive.
Thank you Laura for letting guest post while your away! 
Have you tried this liner? Would you?



Top 5 Heatproof Bases: Guest Post from EmmysBeautyCave

Today´s guest blogger is Emmy from EmmysBeautyCave.
I really hope you like this post as much as I did and as always feel free to check out her links after you are done reading this one :)
We all know that feeling when it feels like our faces are melting, makeup sliding all over the place and looking a right mess! Heat proof bases are a must have for all of us no matter what our skin type is. I have tested many foundations being the foundation junkie I am, I currently own around 30 foundations... I dread to think how much money I have spent. I have found my perfect five heat proof foundations but all have something different about them.
Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + | £29.00
Firstly how cute is this packaging, it comes with a squeeze nozzle which makes it easy to determine how much product you are getting. This foundation is a medium coverage, it isn't buildable so if medium coverage is what you love then this is for you. When I wear this you can see slightly see my freckles. It has a matte finish but not drying. It lasts really well throughout the heat.
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MAC Pro Longwear Foundation | £25.00

I have been using this for a few years now and always repurchase it ready for Summer. Again like the MUFE Foundation this has a medium coverage and isn't buildable. I find this feels very lightweight on the skin compared the MAC's Studio Fix which is heavy and thick. It does work better depending on what primer you use but it is perfect for the hot weather.
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Maybelline Matte & Poreless Foundation | £7.99

I have been using this for around four months and I am obsessed! This foundation has such a flawless finish. It is a medium coverage but slightly buildable. You won't get extremely full coverage with this but it is good to build up in certain area's. It doesn't sink in to pores so you see them, it literally makes them look flawless. If you have large pores you will love this. I have worn this over eight hours and had no shine! (Note this is the US version, I purchase mine on Ebay or Amazon)

Smashbox Studio Skin 15hr Wear Foundation | £29.00

This is my newest baby! This is the fullest coverage out of the five as it does provide full flawless coverage. It does have a thicker consistency compared to the others but it doesn't go cakey or feel heavy on the skin. It blends beautifully and looks flawless whilst lasting all day.
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L'Oreal Infallible Foundation | £9.99

I have tried the UK version and the US version of this foundation (pictured above is the US version) and I have to say I found the US version to be 100x better! It provides medium-full coverage without being heavy. The shades in the US range are amazing. My skin looks absolutely flawless with this foundation and it lasts all day still looking flawless after eight hours.  (Again this is the US version, I purchase from Ebay or Amazon)
I mainly have oily skin which sometimes can be combination but it is 90% of the time an oily mess and all of these foundations are life savers. Personally I do still use primer and powder, if you have oily skin using primer, foundation, powder and a setting spray will help keep your making lasting all day long... Go Slay Girl!

What Is Your Favourite Summer Base?

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