So firstly I stopped off at Pets at Home and picked up some of Ralphie's favourite treats, I think these vegetable sticks are like drugs for bunnies because he goes crazy for them and another little loofah bear because he pretty much destroyed the one he had before & he seemed to really love it! He usually hates most toys so if I find one he likes I have to repurchase. These two things came to roughly £5, which is a bargain price to pay for a happy bunny!
I hadn't had a chance to play around with some new make up bits and bobs in what felt like forever because in the mornings I had been in such a rush to get ready I was automatically reaching for products I knew worked for me and I wasn't willing to try something new in case I had some kind of make up related disaster! Over the last few months Jouer make up has been getting a lot of incredible reviews and I had been really wanting to try something from the brand. Although I'm not including these in the £50 night in challenge, I wanted to talk about them because I stared my night by trying them out for the first time. I know the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint has been getting a lot of attention recently so when I was perusing Cult Beauty and I spotted the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint I knew I had to give it a try. I'm all about products that will help to give a healthy glow to the skin and for the warmer weather I always prefer a lighter coverage, so after furiously googling swatches and crossing my fingers the lightest shade would match my fair skin I placed an order. Of course I couldn't just get one thing so I also picked out the Jouer Cheek & Lip Tint in Honeysuckle and I managed to get free delivery by signing up to the Cult Beauty newsletter so my order came to £45, which definitely isn't cheap so I was expecting great things!
At first I was a little scared the Luminizing Moisture Tint would be a little dark for me as it looked a tiny bit orangey when I put it on the back of my hand, but once I blended it in a little it ended up matching perfectly! I've used it a few times now and I think it's love! The Cheek & Lip Tint in Honeysuckle is a beautiful peachy shade and although I haven't tried it on my cheeks yet, I have used it on my lips. I found it a tiny bit drying but I think with some lip balm underneath it's actually quite nice. So far I think it's quite similar in terms of texture to the Stila Convertible Colours. I must say though, it's teeny tiny and you only get 2g which roughly half of what you get with a lot of blushes, so it's pricey but that's okay. I'm intrigued by Jouer packaging, it's designed so you can link together most of their products and make a custom palette. Unfortunately I don't have any other Jouer products to demonstrate this but I can feel a little bit of a brand addiction coming on, so watch this space. The Jouer Blushing Beauty Collection is currently firmly on my wish list!
On my cheeks I wanted to try out one of the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Cheek Rush blushes♦, which I was very kindly gifted and this is the shade X-Pose Rose. I'm not really sure what I think of the packaging just yet, I like that it has a pump but you have to be careful not to dispense too much product. I love how this feels on the cheeks, it's so lightweight and it feels like it's going to be really long wearing too. I'll let you know how I get on with it once I've tested it for a little longer!
After my little make up testing session was done I wanted to really relax. I had a mini sample of the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm that I got from What's In My Handbag that I hadn't tried yet, so after removing the majority of my make up with a micellar water, I cleansed my face. I do love a good cleansing balm and I have to say, this is one of the nicest I've tried. The full size is a pricey £46 and I'll need to test it out a little more to say whether I think I would part with that many pennies for it. I ran myself a bubble bath with the Badedas Original Bath Gelee, which I find is incredible at moisturising & soothing my skin, which has been super sensitive recently. I've also heard this is a great one to use just after giving birth so if you're expecting, this is perhaps one to try! After cleansing, as my skin needed a little a bit of a boost, I used the Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Mud Clay Spa mask, which is one of my all time favourites.
One of the most expensive treats I purchased was the REN Guerande Salt Exfoliating Body Balm. I've been through an entire tub of this and I loved it so much I couldn't resist getting another. At £20 it's much more than I would usually spend on a scrub, but as a treat it's really beautiful. What I like most about this scrub is how gentle it is, like I mentioned before my skin has been super sensitive recently and this helps enormously because it also gives a bit of added hydration. I gave my face a bit of TLC with the Avene Rich Hydrating Cream & settled down to give myself a much needed pedicure with Essie Mint Candy Apple nail polish, which is one of my all time favourite colours.
After my nails were dry I made myself a mug of hot chocolate, snuggled in my favourite cosy jumper, turned on my sweet little bunny lamp♥ & grabbed my eReader to read a few chapters of my book before going to sleep. So although my big night in perhaps wasn't as exciting as I had first planned, I felt super relaxed and I think it was just what I needed!
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