As you will know if you read my blog often, I adore skincare! It's so important what we use on our skin because it can really make a difference to how we look and feel about ourselves, as well as affecting the base for makeup. As the seasons change my skin has a mind of its own and I usually have to turn to more hydrating products to keep my skin balanced and in check. I've been trialling the Boots Laboratories Optiva range for just over two weeks in an effort to create a hydration barrier and keep my skin looking fresh and glowy. Check out how the trial went!

The holy grail of all mascaras...

It's not often that I fall in super love with a product, but once I discovered the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara for the first time, there was no going back! Originally I purchased the product to try, didn't love it and left it sitting in my makeup bag for a little while. A couple of months later, I pulled it out again to discover that the product had settled and dried down, and the things it did to my lashes were amazing!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector

Last year we loved heavy contouring, but this time around it seems as though highlights are having a moment. A good highlighter can wake up your face, give you a supermodel glow and really accentuate the high points of your face to show off cheekbones, make lips look bigger and nose look slimmer. I particularly love a super shimmery highlight, because even though they look less natural, they give the best glow and always photograph beautifully. Shimmery highlighters are especially good if you love matte makeup because they add back some dimension to the face.