This Week’s Most Loved… #42.

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I’m all over these new beauty releases at the moment, there seems to be quite a few new products hitting stores at the moment and I’m taking full advantage. Not all of these are new, however, as I’ve also uncovered a few old favourites too.

I love a hair product with “thickening” in the name as I’m forever trying to make my flat, fine hair a little bigger – I’ve been using Bumble and bumble Thickening Full Form Mousse * lately and really like it. I only ever use styling products on damp hair (with the exception of dry shampoo), as they work better and don’t leave any residue. I feel like mousse is such an 80s thing, I’ve never been a fan of it as it usually leaves my hair crispy but I gave this a chance and wow – that’s some amount of hold! No crispiness in sight and definitely no signs of any product in my roots. I usually use a blowdry brush with my hairdryer for maximum bounce!

Also a new release, these Estee Lauder Pure Colour Cheek Rush products are currently my blusher of choice. Pictured here is Hot Fuse, a lovely bright pink/red that creates quite a bright but natural flush on the cheeks. I reckon this is the perfect shade for all skin tones as it’s so flattering. I pump a tiny bit on my fingers, apply to my cheeks and then quickly blend for a pop of colour.
I’ve been using the MAC MSF in Lightscapade lately and I have to say, I do love it as a change to my favourite Soft and Gentle. Lightscapade is much more natural and really smoothes over the skin – minimising imperfections and pores and helping to give complexion a lovely glow. I think this is very much like the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders but a whole lot cheaper! Definitely one of my favourite all over powders.

Another old love has to be Estee Lauder Idealist Skin Refinisher, this is a serum/primer product that is used before moisturiser to resurface and exfoliate the skin. I love this as it leaves my skin feeling incredibly soft and helps to minimise pores and other imperfections. It’s not cheap but it lasts well and does the job!
Finally, the Elemental Herbology Cell Food Radiance & Vitality Serum worked it’s way in to my hands recently after months of wishing. I love EH skincare, it just works so well and doesn’t contain any nasties. This is great for perking up dull skin and helping to revive the complexion. I’m loving using it at the moment!

What have you been loving lately?

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  • All these things sound lovely! The blush looks like a gorgeous colour :)xo

  • Reading this post has made me want all these products! B&B Mousse sounds lovely as does the Estee Lauder blush. It’s also nice to hear about a cheaper alternative to the Hourglass powders! Lovely xx

  • Sarah Beth

    Loving the sound of Lightscapade- might need to invest there! xx


  • I’ll have to keep an eye out for the new Bumble & Bumble products in Boots! I don’t think I could use mousse daily but it is a great boost for a night out!
    Beauty Lover’s Notes

  • What great picks! Recently, I’ve been adoring the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light and the Origins Make a Difference Treatment (which you made me buy…it’s heavenly stuff).
    xo Lillian

  • Great choices I’ll be trying the Estee Lauder cheek colour for sure!
    Thanks Kate xxxxxx

  • I’ve seen many people love Bumble and Bumble products lately, I definitely have to try these 🙂 xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • Reading this makes me wanna go shopping, I need to try out some of those products. I’m especially curios about the Estee Lauder Blush. xx


  • I was about to buy that MSF but something stopped me! I think I may look into it again!
    Laura DemandBeauty <3

  • Gem

    I’m dying to get my hands on the Elemental Herbology Cell Food Serum, it sounds like such a fab product!

    Gem x

  • i want everything you mentioned haha! they all sound great!

  • I love Lightscapade! It’s a perfect neutral highlighter. I wear it nonstop at school!

  • I only recently discovered the Bumble & Bumble mousse but it’s quickly become a staple for my fine floofy hair! I’d really love to try out the Cheek Rushes, they look so pretty! 🙂

    Bella x

  • I’ve been loving salt spray lately! Not every day as it’s drying but every once in a while to get some texture in my hair. I’ve been dying to try the new bumble and bumble mousse though as I’m always trying to create volume in my hair!
    xx Amber
    Lovely Notions

  • EH is something I always wanted to try.
    I think I am going to look through your blog for all the ones you like a buy a few!

    • Kate

      I shall save you the hassle (that’s where you say it wouldn’t be a hassle and you would love every minute of it), my favourite cleanser has to be their Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse and I love the Facial Glow mask aaand the Facial Detox mask! xx

  • Ooh I’ve never seen the Bumble and Bumble moose before!

  • A very nice post !

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3


  • Ellen

    The Estée Lauder blusher is also really nice for the lips 🙂 xx

  • All great products! I have heard wonderful reviews about estee lauder cheek rush! I really want to pick some up. Also, great hair care products. I am always in the market for products that make my hair beautiful! Great products 🙂

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  • Amy

    I really want to try a mineralize skinfinish! They look amazing 🙂
    Amy |

  • Too bad we can’t get Bumble and Bumble here :(. I would love to try it because I think I have even thinner hair than you!

    My recent post about new Essie mini’s brushes: Blu Button Box

  • I want the Bumble and Bumble Thickening Mousse. Well, I know I definitely want to try something from the Thickening range anyway.

    Celina | The Celution

  • The BB thickening mousse sounds so good

    Seaside Beauty

  • The bumble and bumble girls out this stuff in my hair when they styled it. So much volume, was amazing!


  • I’ve been eyeing the Idealist for years, and have yet to make the plunge. One day, one day.

  • Elemental Herbology looks like such a good brand… will have to give it a try sometime soon!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

  • Aysha

    All these products sounds great! I love the colour of the Estee Lauder cheek rush <3

    Aysha x

  • Like you, I’ve always been a little apprehensive of mousse, but I think its high time (especially in this sticky, hair-frizzing weather) I invest to give my hair a little boost. The longer my hair gets the harder it is to keep any kind of volume in it..

    I’ve recently re-launched Rachelle on wordpress & would love it if you could take a little look;

    rachelle xo

  • I’ve loved all the other Bumble & Bumble products you’ve recommended so really want to give this a whirl!!

  • I love lightscapade to set my under eye concealer. The tiniest amount does the job!

  • Katie

    I think the thickening mousse will be my next bumble purchase, haven’t found anything of theirs that I didn’t love.

    Katie xo

  • Definitely gonna have to try the mousse, because the one I’m using now definitely feels crunchy! Thanks for sharing!

  • I use Lightscapade almost everyday now after one of the counter attendants suggested it to me and! So subtle and soft 😉 xx -b.

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