Saturday, 2 August 2014

USA Beauty Goodies | Part 1: Flower Power

When I visited the US in May my wonderful cousins very kindly gave me some make up bags filled with beauty goodies to try. They had all contributed a few of their favourite beauty products and I was so excited and overwhelmed by how thoughtful this was. If you're reading this're the best!

I have been using the American beauty goodies for three months now, so I thought it was time to write a series of posts and share my thoughts on them. Each one of my cousins included a hand written statement about the favourites they has chosen, explaining why they love them so much. This post includes some brilliant make up and thoughts from Christina.  

In today's post, I'm going to be talking about some make up from the beauty products line 'Flower' by Drew Barrymore. You'll be pleased to know that her products are not tested on animals! I was particularly excited to try things from this line because as far as I'm aware none of her products are available in the UK. 

My favourite is the lipstick. Firstly, just look at how beautiful that packaging is. My cousin Christina said- "Cherry Chiffon is a heavily pigmented red. It can be sheer and neutral if applied lightly and then you can build if you want more colour. It's my go to lip butter". Well let me tell you, this has become my own go to lip product. It's very well pigmented for a lip butter and has a slightly glossy finish. It claims to have a plumping effect and I think the texture helps to achieve this. (See a photo of the lip butter applied below). 

Next up, is a Lip and Cheek Chubby Stick. Christina said- "Raisin the Roof is a beautiful deep berry red. Be sure to use a light touch and build. It has a velvet texture when used on moisturised skin." She's right about not applying too much. This stuff comes out pretty dark so I haven't been using it on my cheeks. But it makes a nice lip tint. I just use my finger to apply a little bit at a time as the tip of the product is way too big to apply like a lip stick. This is probably my least favourite product out of the three. 

Again, look at the beautiful packaging! This is a Créme Blush from the range. When I first saw it I wasn't sure how I would use it because it's a brown shade. Christina said- "I know Rose-o-den-dron looks more like a bronzer than a blush, but it works great as both! It has a butter texture and a small amount gives me a nice natural glow". She was so right. The fact that this blush is so creamy and buttery means that applying a tiny bit to your cheeks using either your fingers or a brush gives your cheeks a lovely natural glow. I am really enjoying using this on a daily basis at the moment. 

Here, I have used the Créme Blush and the Lip Butter to create a minimal summer make up look. I'm visiting the US again in September and hope to pick up more products from this range because I've really enjoyed using the Lip Butter and Blush. I do like the lip and cheek stick but I think I'll use it more during the winter time because it's a darker shade.

Christina also gave me two 'Flower' nail polishes so expect a separate review on these soon!

Have you tried any of the products from Drew Barrymore's line? Which is your favourite? 


  1. Great post, that lipstick looks so pretty, it really upsets me that there are certain makeup brands that you can't get in the UK *sad face*! By the way, I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Award, head to my blog for all the information! xx

  2. Love your blog, I'm nominating you for the Liebster Award x

  3. I didn't know that she had a make up line out! They look lovely

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  4. Oh Hannah, all of those products look amazing! I totally dig all the lipstick and especially the blush - it's the perfect shade :)!
    RE: you can find me on Instagram @giiiiita :). Wha'ts your username? I'd love to follow you :)!

    Have a lovely Sunday!


    1. It's such a great make up line :) Yaay thanks, I'll have a search for you now. Mine is @hannahcelder x

  5. I didn't even know she had a makeup line! They are all look lovely, great post!

  6. These look like some fantastic products! Maybe I should try out some of them for myself :) But you have a lovely blog. Would you be interested in following each other on gfc and bloglovin? Mckenzie xx
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  7. All these products look amazing! I'm so tempted to try the lipsticks and you look so pretty too!

    Followed you on GFC and Bloglovin', hope you can add back. :)

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  8. It looks awesome! Great job!

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  9. I've never heard of this brand before, it looks lovely! xx

  10. ooh, so pretty! love those shades

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  11. These products look fantastic! And you look really gorgeous on that photo!
    Have a lovely day, kisses
    Christine G ♥

  12. Lovely photos, these products look and sound great! x

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  13. Wish we could get this brand in the UK! or even sephora. Ive just done a blog post on a Sephora Haul, it would mean a lot if you could check it out. :)

  14. These products look lovely :) wish we could get these in the UK! :) x

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