New Beauty Releases

It's been a while since I've done one of these posts but they're some of my favourites to read and put together. January was a bit quiet for new beauty launches but come February and everything starts going crazy. There's plenty to keep everyone happy, from a body moisturiser I'm a little obsessed with, to the lip pencils that rival a fan favourite from Nars. 

The Body Shop Body Sorbet (Grapefruit), Limited Edition-These body sorbets sold out super fast here in NZ but you can still find them online here. I was attracted to this because #1 it smells like grapefruit and I needed a new body moisturiser. These moisturisers are super lightweight and absorb into the skin crazy fast. You're not left with slippery limbs and your skin's left feeling silky smooth. If you can still get your hands on one I'd highly recommend you pick one up.

Taylor Swift Incredible Things Fragrance*-Confession hour: This is the first celebrity fragrance I've owned, with the exception of Glow by JLo. Slightly tropical, slightly musky, this is a much more grown up scent compared to Taylor's other perfumes. This fragrance has been my go-to throughout Summer. In fact, it's barely left my handbag. I love the bottle design as well and its rectangular shape means it fits into the depths of your bags much easier. It's super affordable too so if you're after a new fragrance, check this one out.

Maybelline Color Drama Pencils in Pink So Chic and Minimalist*-These new pencils from Maybelline are being compared to Nars' Velvet Matte and I can sort've see why. They apply just as velvet-like to the lips. I find these are just a tad more drying than their higher-end counterparts though but that is usually the way with most drugstore lip products for me. I love the shade Minimalist, it's a gorgeous nude. Pink So Chic is lovely too albeit deceptively named. It's more of a soft berry red to me than a pink. If you want to see the full range of these check out Liv's video.

Max Factor Excess Shimmer Eyeshadow in Copper-This cream shadow fascinated me when I swatched it. It's very creamy, almost mousse-like and it reminded me of the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre cream shadows. These do dry down matte though and stay put well with a primer underneath. Copper is stunning and I know I'll get a lot of wear out of it in Autumn and Winter.

Simple Micellar Water, available March*-As I said on Friday, it seems we had no micellar waters accessible here and then two are being released within the space of a month. I've been using Simple's for the last week in place of my usual makeup removers so I could give it a fair go. The solution itself gets off so much face makeup. It's not as great on the eyes, especially if you're fond of heavier eye makeup+mascara. One thing to be mindful of is that it is scented. My skin's not overly sensitive these days so that wasn't an issue. I did like this, but I'm not sure I'd repurchase it.

Rimmel Wonder'Full Waterproof Mascara*-The original Wonder'Full mascara launched last year and its waterproof counterpart was recently released. I can't compare it to the original mascara but I was sadly a bit underwhelmed by this one. In terms of longevity it was great, but I just felt like it made my lashes look a bit 'meh'. 

Tanya Burr Everyday Flutter Lashes-Can Tanya Burr do no wrong? Her lashes are pretty awesome. Now I've not worn these half lashes yet but next time I make a video I'll bring them out. Half lashes are meant to be easier to apply than full lashes and designed to not appear as dramatic. I'll keep you posted.

Skinfood Cleans All Cleanser*-This was sent to me by Skinfood a little while ago and I found it in my sample stash and decided to give it a whirl last week. I can't really comment on it much as my skin had a bit of a tantrum, thanks to a rather heavy SPF I decided to chuck on my face #regrets. As a result I reverted back to my one and only cleanser love. I'll try this again though now things have settled so I'll report back if anyone's interested. 

-Have you tried any of these products yet? What did you think of them?

*PR Sample


  1. I like the sound of Taylor Swift's new perfume! Definitely need to try and find it so I can give it a smell! The packaging is really nice. Seems like there's been so many new Micellar waters recently! I'm always a bit scared to try Simple though, the only time I used their products they left my skin feeling dry :-( x


  2. Hate to admit I am so keen to try that perfume, and I'm not normally a celeb fan!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. It smells so amazing. I love it! Oh that's no good re. Simple. Maybe try to do a patch test first if you can before buying it? I'm not sure if Boots etc have testers out but the shops here tend to. x

  4. Same here! Definitely check it out Annabel x