Currently Loving


Although things have been reasonably quiet on PaintPotted for the past couple of months I've been really pushing myself to make more time for blogging as it's something I sincerely enjoy doing. I've got heaps of things I want to post about and hopefully they'll be featuring on here sometime soon!

I thought I'd give you all a little run down of products that I'm loving at the moment - I've been trying loads of things as of late but here's a few that have made it to the elite list.

Santa's Lip Scrub is the second lip scrub I've tried from Lush, the other being the Popcorn one from last year's Christmas range. This particular one tastes of cola and has a slightly thinner texture which I personally prefer as you end up using less in one go. My lips have started becoming chapped with the colder weather and this combined with my Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment have been keeping them smooth and soft.

NARS eyeshadow in Lhasa is a very recent purchase. I made my way into Space NK knowing I wanted something from the NARS counter but unsure as to what I actually wanted. After 20 minutes of perusing the stand I came away with Lhasa, a beautiful lavender-grey with a hint of brown. Admittedly I started cursing myself in my head for buying an £18 eyeshadow, but I couldn't be more in love with it. It looks great as an all over lid colour but works fantastically in the crease, too. 

Burt's Bees Radiance Night Cream was a bargain purchase. There was a little sale stand in the Metro Centre's Debenhams and they had both the night cream and day cream on sale for £5.99 each, when they retail at £20 each. I was desperately searching for a new moisturiser and they couldn't have been spotted at a better time. The night cream is my favourite of the two. It's rich and creamy and you don't need a lot for your skin to really feel it working. 

The REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate was purchased after Kate's recommendation. It's formulated to resurface the skin as sort of an overnight exfoliator and brighten the complexion. It can be used in two ways - applying for 7 days straight then taking a break for two weeks, or applying every other day. I like using the latter method to really give my skin a boost.

The last product is probably my favourite make up product of all time, and sadly you can't buy it anymore! MAC's Briar Rose beauty powder is from the Venomous Villains collection, and I very luckily snapped this up in a blog sale a few months ago along with the Hot House lipstick. It is literally the perfect shade of blusher for me, and the fact that Maleficent is etched onto the packaging just tops it all off. I really wish they'd release a part two or even a corresponding Princess collection, I definitely wouldn't miss out on it!

What are you loving at the minute?

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  1. I'm after a new night cream at the moment, I may look into that Burt's Bees one :)
    Amy x
    -A Little Boat Sailing-

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    1. It's so rich and creamy, definitely working wonders rehydrating my skin :) x

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  2. I can't wait to try out Santa's Lip Scrub! The Bubblegum scrub is one of my favourites so hopefully this one will go down a treat as well!

    Much Love
    Chloe

    Paper Dreams and Plastic Bags

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    1. I haven't tried the Bubblegum scrub but I'll definitely add it to my list!

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  3. Alot of people have recommended The REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate to me, I have heard so many lovely reviews, I should give it a go.
    I love LUSH lip scrubs & hope to get the Santa's one in my stocking
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. It seems to work great for me but it is a bit pricey! I bought it with M&S vouchers so if you ever have a few of those lying about it's a good pick!

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  4. I keep seeing the REN aha concentrate popping up everywhere, the next time I have £30 knocking around I think I might purchase it x

    Amy / srslylou

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    1. The Glycolactic mask is on my list next, they're not cheap but I can see the AHA Concentrate lasting a long time :) x

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  5. The Ren concentrate is definitely on my wish list, I have some N Dulge points to spend in Space Nk! Really like the look of the Nars shadow too xx

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

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    1. You've just reminded me to check my points balance! Lhasa is gorgeous, it's one of those products you buy and favour over everything else! xx

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  6. Love the look of that NARS eyeshadow!

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    1. I'm so impressed with their eyeshadows, it may well be evolving into a small obsession!

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  7. The Malificent blush looks amazing, why did I never hear about this collection!? x

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    1. It's from way back in 2008/09 so maybe that's why? I wish I'd invested when it first came out! x

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  8. I love the NARS shade! Looks like it would work really well for day & night - I'm really loving REN products too at the moment.

    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty

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    1. It really does work well in both day and evening looks, it's great for a sweep of colour but lovely smoked out :)

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  9. Love the shade of the Maleficent blush!

    http://abigailalicex.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so perfect, I wish they'd added it to their permanent line!

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  10. The NARS eyeshadow looks absolutely gorgeous!! I wish I could afford them; they make so many pretty shades :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. I have to admit it was purchased on a bit of a whim and I felt stupid for it initially (as it's also in a palette I put on my birthday wishlist) but I really love it, doubt I'm going to hit pan anytime soon!

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  11. I must try Santa's Lip Scrub! x

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    1. It tastes so nice once you get past the little hearts which aren't actually edible! x

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  12. i've been really enjoying NARS eyeshadows lately but haven't heard much about the Lhasa... it sounds perfect! i'm definitely looking into that one :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. I think it's one of those colours that would suit everyone, pricey but worth the investment I reckon! x

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  13. I really need to get a new lip scrub from Lush! I had the Mint Julips one before and I loved it, but now I think I'm gonna give Popcorn a try. :)

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    1. I don't know if they do Mint Julips anymore! I haven't seen it about but really wish I'd tried it!

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  14. must try one of the lush lip scrubs. thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

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    1. People say they're expensive for what's essentially a pot of flavoured sugar but they last ages :) xx

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  15. Really want to try Santa's Scrub! Lovely favs :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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    1. It honestly tastes & smells so nice! x

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  16. Love the look of Santa's Scrub and that Burt's Bee's cream! x

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    1. The Burt's Bees cream was such a lucky find, guess I was in the right place at the right time to find it at that price! x

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  17. I'm just catching up with your past currently loving posts (ahem stalking lol) and wondering if you are still loving the REN AHA?

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