July Wishlist | Beauty Loves

 It is all about BEAUTY this month, I have a list as long as my arm of beauty items that I am dying to get my hands on. It feels like for every item I purchase, there are about 10 things I have to leave without 😦

Real Technique Brushes: 

I posted about the Real Technique expert face brush months ago and I am totally converted. In my opinion the brushes are fabulous quality and very reasonably priced. That being said I did plan on purchasing the collection on my trip to NYC last month, but they were actually pretty difficult to track down, especially considering the short space of time I had to squeeze in so much.

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The core collection are the 4 main face brushes you will need to create a flawless look. This set includes:

  • A detail brush for concealing or even for applying lipstick
  • A pointed foundation brush for liquid foundation (I am currently using Urban Decay Naked foundation so this is exactly what I need)
  • A buffing brush for powder foundation
  • A contour brush for applying highlighter, or use with foundation for a lighter coverage look.

This set is available from Boots here.

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I also would LOVE the starter set which is a collection aimed towards the eye.

  • A base shadow brush
  • Deluxe crease brush for contouring the eye
  • Precision brush for the finer details and smudging
  • Fine liner brush
  • Brow brush

This set is available from Boots here.

To be honest I actually want all of their brushes, but I figure I will start with the basics and aim to build up my collection slowly.

Naked collection | Urban Decay 

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As I mentioned previously, I am currently using Urban Decay’s Naked foundation and loving it (I will post a review soon). I have loved the naked palettes for so long, but have stuck with just their eyeshadow for so long. I have now been completely converted! So to build on my ‘Naked’ look I am lusting after the Naked Flushed compact. This beautiful little compact contains blush, highlighter and bronzer. This sweet set is €29 and available here.  Again, I can see myself accumulating the entire Naked collection over time, but for now my focus is on the flushed compact.

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

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I feel a little silly admitting that I STILL use an eyelash curlers that I received as a free gift from Forever 21 ages ago. Does it really make sense to curl my lashes with a free eyelash curler and then slather a €30 YSL mascara all over them? HMMM

I think it might be time to invest in ‘the‘ eyelash curler that beauty editors and bloggers have been obsessed with for years. Although I have never used one, I am sure it is just like anything else, you don’t know how you lived without it until you tried it. For now my pink forever 21 one will do, not that it does a bad job anyway. But the Shu Uemura curler is certainly on my list! Available here through Harvey Nichols

What are your beauty must-haves?

Thank you for reading, 

Gina xxxx 

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I recently treated myself to the Benefit ‘They’re Real’ push up liner, read my review here. 

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