Beauty Aesthetic: UK/Scottish Makeup and Beauty Blog

July 05, 2016

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams

As a sheer, glossy lipstick loving girl, it's taken me a while to get into the whole matte lipstick trend.  It's not that I haven't tried searching for the right product, more so having not found the perfect matte.  The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have been making their way around the blogosphere lately so I thought it was about time I gave them a go myself.


May 31, 2016

What's In My Makeup Bag?

What's in my makeup bag: Nars, HD Brows, MAC, Revlon, Benefit, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Make Up For Ever and Rimmel.

It's been quite a while since we shared the contents of our makeup bags so today I thought I'd rummage through to show you the products that I can't live without.  While I may have lipstick changes and occasionally pop on an eyeshadow, these are the products that I rely on and reach for everyday.

May 24, 2016

Excessive Sweating: When Regular Anti-Perspirant Isn't Enough

Excessive Sweating: When Regular Anti-Perspirant Isn't Enough

Everyone sweats.  Let's get that statement out there.  However as a 14 year old girl, I was self conscious enough already without having to worry about why my anti-perspirant wouldn't work.  Black sleeveless tops dominated my wardrobe and there was always a bottle of perfume in my handbag to mask any potential body odour.  Despite my efforts, I felt there was no escaping the sweat patches and the anxiety of trying to hide them always made the situation worse until I realised there was something I could do about it.  If you find regular anti-perspirant doesn't work for you, it's more common than you think and here's some solutions.

May 17, 2016

Paul Mitchell Marula Oil

Paul Mitchell Marula Oil

Luxury haircare is always a big treat and while it's one of the beauty buys that I always feel a bit guilty about, the difference it can make to your hair always makes it worth it.  We recently met up with Paul Mitchell to hear all about their new products and one of the latest ranges to come out is the Paul Mitchell Marula Oil range.  With an oil that is said to have 50% more protective antioxidants than argan oil, I couldn't wait to get my hair washed and ready to be nourished.  Bring on the beautiful hair!

May 10, 2016

A Weekend In Manchester

Manchester United

A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend and I took a little trip down south for a lovely weekend away in Manchester.  A chilled out city break with great food, lovely people and a little bit of football thrown in too.

May 06, 2016

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

Until recently, I can't remember the last time I didn't have to touch up my makeup throughout the day and going out without a face powder in my handbag was practically unheard of.  Fast forward to this past month or so when I picked up the Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray and put it to the test on my oily skin.  Here's how I got on.