Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Milani Cosmetics

Damn Jennifer, back at it again with those blogging breaks.

If you haven't already guessed by the amount of horoscope tweets that've taken over my Twitter, or the fact that I haven't posted to Instagram in over two weeks?! I'm back at university.

Whilst nine times out of ten I'd love nothing more than to be blogging, it's my final year and I think my blog is going to take a bit of a back seat whilst I get my shit together and werk. 
Milani Cosmetics

Don't get me wrong, I have a lot of posts to write and get out there. But I can't help feeling guilty at the moment, its hard to find the right balance between university and blogging. But, what better way to get back into the swing of things with a beauty post! 

I was recently contacted by the beauty retailer  Just My Look, to try out a few new things from a brand I've always wanted to try, Milani Cosmetics. I love discovering new beauty retailers that stock a whole range of products because I use a bunch of different brands on the daily, so being able to buy it all from the same place is such a god send! 

So happy that I got to try a few things from Milani, I've been using these products pretty much every time I've worn makeup for the past two weeks and I am so impressed! Here's what I got: 
Milani Cosmetics

Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Amber Nectar

I've seen so many people on Instagram with this face powder because it's so pretty, look at those little rose details! I absolutely love this face powder. It's the perfect mix of peach and beige tones, and looks so gorgeous on. It's like a highlight, bronzer and blush in one and is very subtle but easily build-able. Totally obsessed with this! 

Milani Face Primer in Light/Medium

This primer reminds me of Benefit's Porefessional as it's the same gel consistency. Professional really didn't agree with my oily skin, but this works wonders for me. It's a really bizarre orange colour but blends out to a clear shade. It glides on so well and even though it's mattifying, I can still achieve that glowy, dewy complexion that I like. Would 100% recommend for someone with problematic skin and it's so affordable too. 

Milani Colour Statement Lipstick in Bahama Beige

This colour is sooo up my street, I would describe it as Mac's Velvet Teddy but a little bit more pink and obv half the price. It has a really nice watermelon smell, and is a creamy formula which sits well on the lips. It's not a long lasting lipstick, so it's one to pop in the bag and touch up on the go, but I love this shade and the formula. 

Overall, I'm so impressed with Milani and so happy I got the opportunity to try a few things out. Would you recommend any other products by the brand? let me know. Thank you so much for reading, promise I'll be posting a lot more often as of now! x

more beauty posts to read:

skincare review | colour pop caved | beauty with barry m 

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Shoutout to the small bloggers.

This post is dedicated to all the hard working blogger babes killing it at the mo. In particular, the 'smaller' bloggers, who I think deserve a lot more recognition and love. I hate using the term 'small' because being a smaller blogger myself, I feel like we're automatically put in this category of less hard working, less engaging and less impactful. 

Though nine times out of ten, I think I'd prefer to relate to a smaller blogger. 

I want an actual response when I ask where a certain item of clothing is from, I want to read about products I can afford on my student budget and I want to feel like we're not totally miles apart.

So here's a few inspiring girls that totally deserve all the credit they can get. 
p.s ever wondered how bizarre a loose ponytail looks from above? me neither until now ffs.

Friday, 1 September 2017

What a year of blogging has taught me

It dawned on me recently that it's been a whole year since Velvet Spring was born. I guess Bloglovin' was too busy stealing my views and not showing my saves to remind me of that milestone, hmm? So technically it would've been a year last month, but I guess that's not too far off. 

I've learned an awful lot about blogging in this time, a lot that I would've loved to of known when I first started out. So here's a few pearls of wisdom from me to you. 
A year of blogging

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