Friday favourites: This week featuring – Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector, Monica Vinader, Reiss and Kiehl’s products

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

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I’ve finally managed to get my hands on this highlighter after lusting after it for months. I first went into Space NK to ask for it back in November and was told that they didn’t stock it in the UK but might start to for Christmas, well, Chirstmas has come and gone and I still couldn’t seem to find it! However while queuing at the counter ready to purchase a different item, I saw the product ready for purchase at the POS and I knew I had to have it.

The product has not disappointed – the powder is a lovely soft texture as it is very finely milled which creates suitable yet buildable highlight which looks beautiful as it catches the light. I’m really not a big fan of very glittery highlights so this one is perfect for me. Although it is quite a pricey product, this is hands down the best highlighter I’ve ever used. Well worth the extra pennies. It is also the only product from Becca I’ve tried but having heard so much about the range I’m very tempted to try a few others.

£32 from Space NK: http://www.spacenk.com/uk/en_GB/brands/b/becca/jaclyn-hill-shimmering-skin-perfector-pressed-champagne-pop-MUK200015845.html

Kiehl’s midnight recovery concentrate

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Having suffered from very sensitive and breakout prone skin for a few months now, I’ve been looking for something to help calm this which isn’t too harsh on the skin. There are many different skin oils on the market at the moment and I’ve had my eye on a few. The Kiehls midnight recovery oil stood out to me as it’s had fantastic reviews and is a brand I know and love as well as being a slightly more affordable option.

Having said that, first impression were mixed – while the oil made my skin softer I didn’t notice it become visibly clearer overnight. Perhaps my expectations were a bit too high. However, having used the oil every evening for about three weeks now, my skin does look visibly clear and plumper in the morning and my blemishes have cleared up. I’m not sure if it is down to the oil or if it’s just cleared up on its own, but either way I’m happy.

The concentrate is very oily and not serum like at all – be warned as I managed to spill half the bottle on bed sheets the first evening I tried it! It has a lovely smell of essential oils which make me confident the concentrate uses naturally occurring substances and so won’t warm my skin.

It’s £37 from Space NK: http://uk.spacenk.com/en_GB/midnight-recovery-concentrate/MUK200006357.html

Reiss coat

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I love my new coat from Reiss, purchased at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. I’ve been after a lighter spring coat for a while and as soon as I tried this one on I knew it was perfect. It’s the kind of coat that you could dress up for a wedding with heels and a hat or wear to work in flats and an oversized scarf. It was an absolute bargain at £117 down from £265.

http://www.mcarthurglen.com/uk/cheshire-oaks-designer-outlet/en/

Monica Vinader – Ava Button Ring 18ct Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver

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I’m totally obsessed with Monica Vinader jewellery and had been after one of her rings for a long a time. After trying out many of the rings in store, this week I finally relented and purchased the Ava button ring. This beautiful ring features pavé set diamonds totalling 0.10 carats in 18ct Rose Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver. The diamond button measures 8mm in diameter and 5.5mm in depth. I love the fact that you can wear it along or stack it with other of her creations.

£215 from Monica Vinader http://www.monicavinader.com/ava-button-ring/gold-vermeil-ava-button-ring-diamond?search=%2Fshop%2Frings#slide-3

 

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