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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Currently Loving


I thought it was time to break up all of the travel content I have been bringing you with some more beauty and lifestyle content. Since returning to the UK I have realised just how much stuff I have which I do not need, or want anymore but while having a slight cleanse of my belongings I have rediscovered some old favourites and some new.

Starting with makeup, I have been trying to test and use as much of my makeup collection as possible. Choosing what I want to keep and what can be passed onto a better home, I have rediscovered some real gems! Firstly Benefit's Watts Up Highlighter, I initially didn't get along with this product simply because I was applying it wrong. The best technique I have found is to apply it to the skin with a stippling brush, rather than swiping the product directly onto the skin which leaves it impossible to blend out. The perfect summer glow, I literally smother my face in this stuff!

MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Powder in Light Plus, my new go to setting powder. Day to day I don't like to bake, and therefore don't feel the need to use a loose powder. This is a light powder, doesn't leave you looking at all cakey but can be built up or reapplied through out the day.

The hype around the L'Oreal Paradise mascara has been huge, and when it was time for a replacement mascara I thought I'd give this a go. Let me tell you, there is a hype for a reason. This mascara is so damn good, I cannot get enough of it! Perfect for voluminous lashes, that don't clump and are the blackest black. I do wish they would bring out a waterproof version, although I am sure that is soon to follow.

Look Good Feel Better is a charity I am trying to whole heartily support, helping patients across the UK with the physical side effects of cancer, the offer makeup master classes to help bring back the confidence which lots of cancer patients loose. They have a range of makeup brushes, which not only support this brand but are also amazing, I absolutely love the powder brush but also use the multi tasking brush daily for my foundation, the finishing brush to apply my Watts Up highlighter.

My Osprey card holder has had more use than I ever imagined, I have been preferring the use smaller bags or no bag at all in which case this is perfect because it houses everything I may possibly need. I don't carry cash anymore so all I need is card, driving licence, rail card and thats about it!

I managed to finish my year in Australia with a little more money than I expected to, so after a year of budget travel, hard working and saving I decided to treat myself to a new camera. While initially I had my eye on the well loved Olympus Pen EPL8, after a huge amount of research I decided to go of the Olympus OM-D E-M10II, and I love it! I am still learning how to use it, but can't wait to experiment more with my photography, especially travel photography.

Keeping with the photography theme, I have been printing all of my photos from Australia to scrapbook when I get a chance. I have been relying on Cheerz which is a brand I have used before and have always been very impressed with their quality, if you want to print some photos you can use my code OTTV8W for a discount.

Lastly, my SkinnyDip phone case! They have so many to choose from its impossible to pick just one, I brought this in Australia but since looking on their website there are so many more which I love just as much. If your in the market for a new phone case check them out, I have put a few of my favourites below.

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14 comments:

  1. Those brushes look like pretty decent quality

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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    1. They are very impressive quality, I absolutely love them!

      Ottilie x

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  2. I keep forgetting to buy the L'Oreal Paradise mascara and I have never tried applying Watt's Up with a brush. I always use my finger, will definitely try it though. Thank you for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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    1. You need to try the mascara, I am obsessed with it! I'm guessing using your fingers to apply it will work similarly to a brush, I just couldn't get it to work straight from the applicator.

      Ottilie xx

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  3. Love the phone case, so cute!

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I bought the L'Oreal mascara yesterday and my first impression today was amazing!! My lashes look so good. Also loving your phone case girl x

    Abi | abistreetx

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    1. I know, isn't it just the best?! Thank you

      Ottilie xx

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  5. I have been using the new L'Oreal Mascara & I'm absolutely loving it. Great review.

    Jess
    www.liljess.co.uk

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    1. I love this mascara, usually I don't get on the hype for new products but this one is amazing!

      Ottilie xx

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  6. I love the Benefit Watts Up highlighter - it's definitely a favourite! I'd love to try the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Powder, I've been looking for a non-cakey setting powder for ages!


    carriefi.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I have only just rediscovered the Benefit highlighter, so glad that I did! The powder doesn't cake at all, and I tend to reapply all throughout the day.

      Ottilie xx

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