Monday 18 February 2013

Makeup Monday: Blogger Makeup Bag

As part of the new Makeup Mondays series, I'm thrilled to introduced Blogger Makeup Bags. This new, monthly post will enable us to take a peek inside a featured blogger or vlogger's makeup bag. Us bloggers try out so many different products that it speaks highly when an item makes it into our makeup bag for regular use. 
First up is the lovely Nic from Strawberry Blonde Beauty, a blog which I really enjoy not only for its sleek and easily navigable layout but also for the tempting product choices and clear descriptions. Strawberry Blonde Beauty Blog is definitely worth a look- click here to view- although I warn you that it's easy to get lost reading the engrossing posts for ages & what's more, it will make you want to shop! Without further ado, I hand you over to Nic...
It's not easy for me to choose which products to add to my makeup bag, partly because I'm terribly indecisive and partly through too much choice, which I'm sure lots of you can relate to! To help me decide, I've chosen products which are:
a) my actual current favourites
b) work well together to create both daytime and evening looks
c) fit into my makeup bag!
This pretty Ollie & Nic makeup bag was a gift from my best friend... I love the vintage styling and twinkly clip fastening. So what's inside?!
From left...
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint For Eyes in Fuller Fudge- I'm loving this newly released Chubby Stick For Eyes- soft, creamy, well pigmented and brilliant for on the go. Pretty & practical? I'm in!
Laura Mercier Lip Liner in Natural Lips- the most perfect nude lip liner I've found. Works well with most colours because it's so close to my natural lip shade, though equally lovely alone under a slick of gloss.
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Ash Blonde- this fine pencil creates foolproof perfect brows with twist up action and a built-in spooly. Honestly can't imagine how this could possibly be improved on... one of the few products I have a back up of.
Liz Earle Perfect Fix Concealer in Extra Fair- my current go-to concealer for creamy, blendable coverage that works equally well on both under eye shadows and imperfections.
Mavala Lip Gloss in Litchi- this (new for Spring) sugar-free gloss is a perfect peachy nude, which moisturises my lips and adds shine without stickiness. Works beautifully with the Laura Mercier Lip Liner above.
GOSH Catchy Eyes Mascara- genius little mascara with a slim, rubberised wand that's curved to coat each lash perfectly, with longer bristles on one side for clump free lengthening.

Laura Mercier is the brand that has featured highest in my makeup collection for many years now. My beloved Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lipstick in Plumberry, as the name suggests, is the perfect plum toned berry shade. Super pigmented and moisturising, I feel a million dollars when I wear this! The Color to Go palette in Warm Neutrals is an almost daily staple, with 3 eyeshadows, a cake eyeliner, lipgloss, blusher and bronzer. This was a Christmas limited edition and I wish it wasn't as I can't get enough of it and don't want it to run out!
In the background are three everyday favourites that I don't carry around as they're too big and I just don't need to as they last all day!
Jo Malone Cologne Intense in Dark Amber & Ginger Lily- the perfect warm, spicy Winter scent.
Chloe Eau de Parfum- for days when I want a softer scent that stays close to my skin. Gentle, feminine and warm- I love this and its vintage style bottle.
Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Foundation in Warm Ivory- another long term favourite, I panic a bit if I run out of this and am now on my third or fourth jar, which is unheard of for me! It creates the most flawless yet real skin finish I've tried and also works well added to BB cream or a tinted moisturiser for a lighter look.
I hope you've enjoyed this peek inside my makeup bag... thank you all for reading and to Skin Deep Blogger for the honour of being included in her gorgeous newly designed blog! 
Nic. x


  1. Thanks for featuring my make-up bag, loving your new look blog! :)

    Nic x

  2. I love this feature, one of my favourite types of blog post to read is delving into other people's make up bags! Really enjoyed this x

  3. I really enjoyed this peak into Nic's makeup bag, such a gorgeous bag too!

  4. This is such a great idea, I love having a noisy into other peoples make up bags. xx

  5. Your makeup bag is as lovely as I thought it would be Nic!


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