My Top Pick Me Up Products

Friday, 17 October 2014

The evenings are getting darker, mornings are getting colder and Starbucks hot chocolates are becoming a necessity...this can only mean one thing...Autumn is here! Although some have a natural affinity with wrapping up in furs and cosying up by a roasting fire, I am definitely more of a summer person. So what better way to ease my post summer sadness than my favourite pick me up products!







Josh Wood // Blonde Glossing Mask - Glossing is a much neglected term when it comes to blondes. Most hairdressers only offer glossing treatments for brunettes and it seems any permutation of glossing masks fail to produce results. But Josh Wood, who is responsible for Elle Macpherson and Kylie's glorious manes has successfully created the ultimate SOS mask for damaged, lack lustre blonde hair that is in need of a boost. My hair feels silky smooth, the colour is noticeably more vibrant and crucially it leaves no heavy residue. Even better is that the mask is an absolute bargain, £12.50 for a large tub from Marks & Spencer. P.S. Fear not darker haired ladies, there are also glossing masks specially designed for brown or black hair and rumour has it that Michelle Keegan is a fan!


Vichy // Idealia Eyes* - I've tried to introduce eye creams in to my skin care routine before and often their over rich formulas actually made my eye area more puffy..not ideal. But Idealia Eyes is the perfect hybrid of being effective but not overly thick and overwhelming for the sensitive eye area. It contains caffeine to actively de puff, alongside Vichy Thermal Spa Water to help smooth and soothe. Leaving my eyes with an almost airbrushed appearance! This is the perfect starter eye cream, a great tip to help reduce dark circles is to gently tap in your eye cream with your ring finger to break up toxins and help your cream absorb without irritating and causing puff.


Mac Eyeshadow // All That Glitters - I am pretty sure this is the first Mac product I ever purchased and is partially to blame for getting me hooked on makeup! It is a classic cult buy and flatters literally every eye colour under the sun. It's subtle shimmer gives the illusion of your eyes appear more awake and bright, making it particularly useful to sweep on in a rush during your morning commute (guilty.) Or to create an easy bronze smokey eye before an evening out. This is a failsafe everyday eyeshadow and I am so glad I rediscovered it hidden away in my makeup stash.


Roger & Gallet // Fleur De Figuier Ultra Nourishing Oil* - This is the ultimate pick me up, feel good, indulgent treat, perfect to smooth on after a hot bubble bath. The indulgent scent is an instant mood booster alone but what makes this oil so special is its formula. The Fleur De Figuier oil has the perfect balance of being super hydrating but not oily. Your legs are left with a Victorias Secret-esque glow but without the stickiness, instead a silky smooth sheen and gentle luxurious scent.


L'OrĂ©al // Infallible Foundation - Although I can't comment on the 24 hours staying power that it claims (really does anyone wear foundation for 24 hours?) I can say that this is the perfect "long day" foundation, you know the days where you are running around from place to place with a limited makeup bag but still need to look fresh. A quick swoop of my Nars transclucent powder is all that is needed to keep this foundation firmly in place throughout very long days and evenings. Although it gives seriously full, full, full coverage, it does not feel mask like or cakey. It is ideal for long days and is an absolute steal at £10!


What are your favourite pick me up products?



X Emma

28 comments :

  1. The Vichy eye serum looks gorgeous, I've heard so many good things about their Spa range too. Great picks chick!

    Catherine xx
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  2. loving the MAC eyeshadow and vichy eye cream. great post


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  3. All that glitters is my favourite eyeshadow too, I love how it can be worn all year round!


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  4. The Vichy product sounds awesome, I've tried a few new eye creams lately but nothing seems to really make a big difference to my stupid eyes.


    Corinne x
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  5. All that glitters is my favourite eyeshadow too, I wear it almost every day!


    Sophie x

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  6. I also use Vichy Idealia Eyes and it's so good. :)


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  7. That glossing mask sounds amazing!! I haven't tried one before and my hair always needs a little extra something in winter, may have to pick that up :)
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  8. Great choices - I love MAC products.
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  9. It really is so delicious! Perfect for winter when our skin needs that extra bit of TLC xx

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  10. It is amazing isn't it! Oh definitely do, it is the perfect eye cream not too heavy but still effective xx

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  11. It really is! Definitely my favourite french brand at the moment. Thank you so much x

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  12. It is such a great universal shade! Any occasion, any season any skin tone :) Thank you for commenting x

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  13. It really is so potent but not heavy and clogging. The perfect balance, definitely worth a try :) Hope it works for you. Thanks for commenting x

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  14. It is such a classic isn't it! I need to expand my collection of mac eyeshadows I think. Thank you for commenting x

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  15. Glad to hear you love it too! Thank you for commenting x

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  16. It is just what us blondes need at this time of year! Perfect "pick me up" :) Thanks for commenting lovely x

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  17. Thank you! It really is a failsafe :) x

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  18. I've been meaning to try something from Vichy the eye cream sounds like a great purchase <3
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  19. These products sounds lovely, I haven't heard of some of them so I'm going to check them out :)

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  20. Great post x

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  21. Everyone needs a good MAC eyeshadow to pick themselves up!

    Annabel ♥
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  22. I love the colour of the eyeshadow! And you're so right, Starbucks hot chocolates are essential at this time of year x

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  23. Starbucks PSL is perfect for Autumn!!

    All That Glitter is gorgeous! I haven't tried that L'Oreal foundation, it seems good though! I love some highlighter to bring some glow to our paler, autumn shades! The Sleek face form has been my go-to! <3

    xoxo,

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  24. I really want to try the Vichy Eye Cream as it sounds so lovely and I'm not gonna lie, I am in love with its packaging haha xx

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