Beauty Favourites 2016

It seems like years since I did a beauty-related post. I was thinking of gradually phasing them out, as I am always doing the same thing when it comes to makeup (black winged eyeliner, nude lip) – but I picked up a few pieces in Japan that I am absolutely loving, and have been dying to share!

Islandbell February Favourites: Creer Beaute Japan Sailor Moon Liquid Eyeliner, Vivienne Westwood Boudoir, Leighton Denny Top That, My Melody Time Secret PowderIslandbell February Favourites:Creer Beaute Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Liquid Eyeliner (Black)

I clearly couldn’t leave this liquid eyeliner behind in the drugstore, especially given the fact that at one point, I owned all of the Sailor Moon baton wand things. I have really been loving this eyeliner – it’s well pigmented, and the brush means that depending on the angle, it can be as thick or as thin as I want it to be. Unfortunately I picked this one up in Japan, but I’ve managed to find one that delivers to the UK here.

Islandbell February Favourites: Creer Beaute Japan Sailor Moon Liquid EyelinerVivienne Westwood Boudoir

I’ve definitely mentioned this in a previous post, but my boyfriend recently repurchased me this perfume as part of my Christmas present and I love it. It smells like roses, freesia, and has a touch of tobacco too, which makes it so unusual – and it looks lovely on my dressing table!

Islandbell February Favourites: Vivienne Westwood BoudoirLeighton Denny Top That

This kit makes any nail polish into a gel polish, which is so great, as I don’t want to have to buy a whole load of other colours! While it isn’t as long lasting as the real thing, it definitely adds another week to my manicure – and as chipped nails are my pet peeve, anything that makes it more durable is a winner in my book.

Islandbell February Favourites: Leighton Denny Top ThatMy Melody x Little Twin Stars Time Secret UV Powder

Islandbell February Favourites: My Melody x Little Twin Stars Time Secret PowderIslandbell February Favourites: My Melody x Little Twin Stars Time Secret PowderIslandbell February Favourites: My Melody and LIttle Twin Stars Time Secret PowderAs someone with yellow-toned skin, this Time Secret mineral UV powder has been wonderful, especially over foundation. It feels light, and has great coverage without being cakey. Again, this is another one I picked up in Tokyo, but you might be able to find it at Rakuten.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24-hour Eyeshadow

Islandbell Feburary Favourites 24 Hour TattooI love the Colour Tattoo eyeshadows – they last so long, and both Timeless Black and Chocolate Suede are so dark and pigmented, but really wearable. I’ve tried some cream eyeshadows from Mac and other higher-end brands, but I actually think these are better – and for £4.99 each you can’t beat them in terms of value.

Eyelash Extensions

Ever since I first tried them in October, I’ve been obsessed with eyelash extensions – mostly because they save so much time in the mornings (and anything that will give me an extra 20 minutes of shut-eye, I’m in favour of). My last ones lasted three months, as I didn’t wear any eyeshadow and took good care of them – my current ones I’ve had on for a month now, and I’ve received so many compliments on them that I definitely recommend trying them at least once! I’ve been keeping an eye out for good deals, but I’m definitely a fan – I’m wearing them in the photo below.

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  • Jaklien van Melick

    How regal are those Vivienne Westwood products. Love them!

    • I know! I love the attention to detail in all aspects of the design. It’s definitely one of my favourite scents! xxx

  • Jas S

    I have a few of the Colour Tattoo eye shadows and I absolutely love them, at first I was a little unsure how to apply them but soon got the hang of it. I also love Leighton Denny nail varnishes and had no idea that they did a Gel top coat!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

    • The Colour Tattoo eyeshadows are so great! I love the Leighton Denny top coat – the set comes with a UV light too, which is super helpful! xxx

  • KGR

    They look so pretty! You look lovely xx

  • Omg I’m dying for that Sailor Moon liquid eyeliner!!! And that powder looks adorable, too. Can you believe I’ve never tried a Vivienne Westwood perfume? Shame on me! This one sounds quite interesting, tho!

    • Thanks Deborah! I love the Sailor Moon eyeliner – I really couldn’t leave it behind! The Vivienne Westwood perfumes are really lovely, definitely worth checking out! xxx

  • Emily Billing

    Wow these have to be the most stylish looking makeup cases I’ve seen! How fun!

    Em xx

  • Athena Politou

    Such cute picks! My personal favorites so far have been my Clarins Instant Concealer, the Kiko eyeshadow sticks in 02 and 05 and Chanel’s Rouge Allure in Determinee.


    • Thanks, Athena! I haven’t tried anything from Kiko’s range yet but I really want to! xx