The Estée Edit

My key tools for glowy, everyday makeup. 

There is nothing more I love than glowy, natural looking skin that looks super effortless and healthy… especially in the mornings. I don’t like wearing full coverage everyday because A. I don’t want to spend that long on my face and B. I prefer light coverage and natural looking skin for everyday makeup. Which is why today’s post is dedicate to my two favourite Estée Lauder products that do amazing things for my skin. 

In the shade, Cashew.

I’ve already spoken about the Nude Cushion Stick Foundation in my latest post, but I feel like I want to speak about it in more detail and cover some points I feel I missed in the previous post. I seriously cannot get over just how dewy this foundation makes my skin look. It’s a super light foundation and it has a very sheer coverage, so if you prefer something that’s more full coverage, matte and will just completely smooth your skin out, then you may not love this foundation. But, if like me you’re looking for a product that has a light formula and feels like you’re not even wearing anything then this foundation is the one. 

The instructions on the back of the packaging recommend you apply and buff the foundation with the sponge applicator that comes on top of the foundation stick, but I’m not really crazy about it so that was a pass for me. I use the beauty blender when applying this (and pretty much any other) foundation for a more seamless finish and I just really like the way the application looks with this method. I apply just one layer of this foundation and my skin just looks like my skin but better. If I want a little more coverage I will go in with a couple more layers and because this foundation is so sheer, it doesn’t look heavy or cakey at all. As this is a pretty sheer/liquidy foundation, it isn’t super buildable as it is meant to be quite light and dewy, so if you guys prefer layering your foundation, you probably won’t be crazy about this. BUT, if you love something light and dewy, then honestly, this foundation is the bomb! I have to set my t-zone really well with this product (with a mattifying primer and some translucent setting powder) as I get quite oily during the day, so I just have to work a little to keep that shine at bay. You see what I did there? Oh yeah.

I also recently got my hands on the Estée Lauder Set + Refresh Perfecting Makeup Mist  and I really like it. The spray is super fine and it spreads so nicely across my face. The smell is really really nice and it instantly refreshes my makeup. I use this mist before makeup, after I have cleansed and moisturised my face for a subtle glow and hydration before I apply makeup. And then a few spritzes after I’ve done my makeup to set everything in place. 

I also love using this mist even when I’m  not wearing makeup just for some quick hydration and a wake me up for the mornings, because the struggle is real. I prefer using light and hydrating mists to set + refresh my makeup so I absolutely love this product. It reminds me of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water which I have used and adored, so I can tell this mist will be another fave of mine. For £20 this is a great buy and I would 100% recommend. 

I hope you guys enjoyed reading my short post and found it somewhat informative. Please do share some of the products you have been loving! I’m always on the lookout for some amazing buys


What It’s Really Like To Be In A Long Distance Marriage

Hey everyone,

Hope you guys enjoyed my previous post telling you all about my holiday and wedding in India, and if you haven’t read it yet then should definitely check it out right here. Now that I’m back in England (I’ve really missed the rain) I wanted to share with you guys what it’s like to live the single life even though I’m not single anymore. A while back I wrote a post about my experience of being in a long distance relationship, and now having spent time with my husband and doing absolutely everything together, I wanted to talk about what it’s like to be in a long distance marriage (LDM). fyi it sucks.

It’s so hard to keep a straight face whilst staring longingly into each other’s eyes – it’s not as easy as it looks.
  • I’ve mentioned this before but I feel like it’s an even bigger deal now, but communication is everrrrrything. I mean we’re sitting miles and miles apart with an ocean between us, so our relationships depends entirely on good communication. This doesn’t just mean talking to each other (because we do that a lot) but it’s more about how we talk to each other. We have to work extra hard to not let misunderstandings and miscommunication take over, and let me tell you, it’s not hard for things to get a little misunderstood. 
  • Another crappy thing is spending holidays apart, now this one is a real bummer. I felt especially crappy this past week with Valentine’s Day and not being able to celebrate it with my husband (our first one since being married too). But I did get an extra big card through the post which was cute, although I have no idea where the one I sent to Sonu has ended up because apparently international shipping to India is a bit of a ? these days (definitely going for the tracking option next time).
Yeah, I Snapchat filtered this. It was too pretty not to.
  • Talking about post, we do get to send each other handwritten letters and cards which is super cute and makes me feel like I’m part of a Nicholas Sparks novel, awww. I once put my hairband in a card that I sent to Sonu last summer (I didn’t want to send anything “precious” because you know, I don’t trust Int shipping) and he’s kept it on his wrist ever since he got it – I mean how cute? I don’t want to sound like I’m bragging too much but no one has ever done anything like this for me so maybe I can get away with it?
  • The weird thing about being married but not being together is feeling like I’m single, yet still committed – ‘it’s like being stuck in a rock and a hard place’ – yes Rachel Green, I feel ya girl. I mean we don’t get to do normal couple-y things like going out for dinner, or watching movies together and the only real reminder that I’m married is the ring on my finger (oh, and talking to my husband on the phone ha ha).
  • I can get past pretty much most of the issues with LDM – except the waiting. I’m quite a patient person, but even for me, this is a pretty testing period of my life right now (I mean come on, I’ve already waited a year). If we were in different cities, or even on the same continent, it wouldn’t be so hard to be apart, but flights to Asia are so damn expensive (like break the bank expensive) and I don’t think making multiple trips in a few months would be very practical *crying face emoji*
Would definitely not mind being here right now.

Despite all of the issues and problems that come with being apart despite being married, I’m really thankful that Sonu and I are strong and mature enough (maturity levels can be debatable sometimes though) to work through everything. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post, and as always I would love to hear about any of your experiences of being in long distance relationships/marriages – even friendships because being apart isn’t easy for anyone. Lots of love to you all,

xo Amerjit