3 Feb 2014

Five Skincare Favourites Jan 2014

Skincare

Soap & Glory Pulp Friction – One of my favourite Scrubs, I love how smooth this leaves my skin, I use this mostly on my legs and they always feel silky smooth. I like the packaging of this as it’s easy to squeeze out in the shower, I like it more than a tub. I find it cleaner and more hygienic.

Botanics Radiant Youth Microdermabrasion Polish – This is a thick almost paste like product with very small exfoliating scrubby beads in. I use this once a week so remove dead skin and keep my skin feeling and looking bright and healthy. I bought this on a whim and have been pleasantly surprised. This 125ml tube is lasting forever.

Nuxe Gentle Exfoliating Gel* – This is one of the most gentle (as the name suggests) exfoliators I have used. I like to use this in the morning once or twice a week as it leaves my skin feeling unbelievably soft and healthy looking. After use it feels like I’ve used a moisturiser its that soft & smooth. The exfoliants are 100% botanical & are made up of Extracts of Lychee Seed, Nutshell Powder, they are quite fine but do a good job at removing dead skin. This is perfect at keeping the skin looking healthy and fresh. You have to try it.

balance Me Super Toning Body Wash – This is a real grown up shower gel and I love it. I have spoke about it before, but it leaves my skin so soft and hydrated. I normally go through shower gel so fast but this lasts me a good amount of time, I don’t feel the need to use loads of product, as a small about does the job. I do like to use this when I shave my legs as it’s hydrating.

Pixi Glow Tonic – almost all gone (cries). I have loved having this as part of my skincare routine and think it has helped keep my skin brighter and blemish free this winter. This is a great chemical exfoliator with Glycolic Acid. This product breaks down and removes the dead skin to keep your skin looking bright and radiant. It is alcohol free which means it doesn’t dry your skin out. This bottle has lasted me since May & I use almost daily. I saw they have changed the packaging, not a fan of the new bottle, I love the pump on mine as I get just enough product with 2 pumps and nothing it wasted. I’m going to clean out this bottle and reuse it.

I’m very happy that you’re able to buy the Pixi Glow Tonic online now – although it’s not in stock very often. I suggest that when its available you stock up. I know I will be.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

23 Jan 2014

Five Favourites for January

Favourites

Urban Decay De Slick Makeup Setting Spray £19.50 – I spray this on top of my moisturiser before my foundation and then again on top of my foundation for that little extra layer of protection. This Urban Decay Setting Spray is one of the best products I have tried that actually keeps not only my makeup in place and looking fresh but it also helps control my excess oil & thats exactly what I need. Love this stuff.

Origins Make a Difference Treatment Lotion £20.00- I love this whole range it’s good for calming skin and keeping it hydrated. So perfect if you suffer with blemishes and angry breakouts. I pop a good amount on to a cotton pad and sweep it across my face, I do this in the morning as it leaves my skin so smooth and it feels ready for my moisturiser. It really freshens my skin in the morning & I love using it.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps* – This body lotion is so hydrating and it feels lovely on my skin. As I only have a little pot I save this to use when I travel up to Scotland & I just think it is the perfect grown ups body lotion. It leaves your skin smooth & hydrated & not greasy at all.

Five Favourites

Mac Rubanesque Paint Pot £15 – I use this mostly as a base / primer when I wear a particular Inglot shadow – number 605 (a burnt orange shade). The paintpot makes the Inglot shadow really stand out & lasts all day. I do wear it on its own too and it is pretty, I would describe it as a peachy orange with a slight metallic finish. Compared to Maybelline Colour Tattoo’s these are quite expensive but I have had this for over a year and it hasn’t dried out at all. It is very good quality and the colour is quite unusual too. So well worth the splurge.

Mac Woodwinked Eyeshadow £12.50 – This is my most worn shadow & I simply adore it. Mac describe it as a ‘warm antique gold’ shade. I find this colour easy to wear, I have brown eyes and think it works well. Its easy to blend & often I wear it on it own all over the lid. Its my lazy day eye look, which still looks put together. If you don’t already have this shade you should invest as its just gorgeous.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

17 Jan 2014

Vanilla Addict

Vanillla

I love my Bath & Body Works Pocket Bac’s, they’re a fun & fragrant way of keeping your hands clean on the go. I always have one (OK at least 2) in my handbag, they’re small and perfect for popping in your car, bag or having on your desk at work. I’ve a few stocked up & whenever anyone I know visits America I get them to pick me up a few. They’re normally on offer 5 for $5, bargain!

My favourite ones are their Vanilla scents. I like how sweet they smell, their Christmas Sugared Vanilla Wish is amazing! I wish these were easier to get hold of. I have seen a few eBay sellers with them available. Let me know if you have tried these Pocket Bac’s & which scents are your favourite.

Here are a few eBay seller’s I have found 1, 2, 3 I am VERY tempted to order some.

6 Jan 2014

5 Favourite Skincare Products from 2013

2013 Skincare favourites

Skincare is my one true love and I am becoming quite the product hoarder. I rummaged through my stash and thought long and hard about my 2013 skincare favourites and I narrowed it down to these 5 products. These are what I’ve not only used the most but that I’ve also gone back to after trying other products.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Nourishing Lip Balm SPF 20* 

I’ve been using this lip balm since August and found I can’t live without it. Dramatic but true. This is a pot of very hydrating peach coloured lip balm (its colourless on the lips). I put this on last thing at night and wake up with what I would describe as soft kissable lips, I also have to have it on my desk whilst working so I can apply it when I feel the need. In fact thinking about it, this little pot never leaves my side. The one negative is that it is in a pot and not the most hygienic, I do use hand sanitiser before sticking my finger in (germaphobe). The packaging is glass and feels weighty and quite luxurious but I do prefer tubes. £20 for 15ml

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

This is the mask I have used the most often in 2013, I keep it on my bedside table and apply it over my serum and pat it in. It is quite a thick consistency and only needs a small amount, as I find it can be too tacky on my face if I apply too much. It gives me a boost of hydration and makes my skin look plump by morning. It also gives the skin a barrier to help it prevent dehydration. Perfect whilst I have the central heating on full blast. I adore this mask, its results and not forgetting its fruity scent. £22 for 100ml

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II

I saved for quite a while to treat myself to this wonderful serum and I am so happy I did. This serum makes my skin so happy – that translates to looking younger, fresher, brighter and all importantly well rested. I love the process of using the pipet to dispense the serum, warming it up between my hands and then patting it on my face and neck. It feels cooling on the skin and instantly hydrated. I convinced my mum to invest in this and she is converted and her skin is looking fabulous. This is an investment but one I’m thrilled I made. £65 for 50ml

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm*

I’m not going to preach too hard about this wonder product because I have blogged about this Balm so many times. I will say that this almost single handedly cleared up my blemishes and kept them at bay. This balm as the name suggests, melts away makeup and really gives your skin a deep clean. You don’t get that tight skin feeling afterwards in fact your skin feels soft and supple. I just love it. Its a complete bargain too – £14.50 for 100ml

The Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover

This has taken the place of my much repurchased Garnier 2 in 1 makeup remover I’d describe this as a very gentle non greasy eye makeup remover. I haven’t removed my lip product with it so can’t say how well it performs in that department but as an eye makeup remover its very effective. It even removes my Waterproof Covergirl Lash Blast 24 hour Mascara and thats no mean feat. I want to try more from this Camomile range. £8 for 100ml

So they’re my 5 favourite skincare products of 2013 and apart from the Origins Mask the other 4 products are new discoveries for me in 2013.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own. 

14 Dec 2013

These are a few of my favourite things

Favourite Things

Avon Plump Pout in the shade Nude Pout - This is a lovely nude gloss, with a hint of pink. Not too sticky. I’m not normally a gloss wearer but I have been enjoying this. Its an easy colour to wear and handy to have in my bag. I’m going to try a few more of these glosses from Avon.

Estee Lauder ANR II  £65 – I only have love for this & use is most nights. This is aimed at repairing the damage done during the day by environmental aggressors and keeps your skin hydrated and looking fresh and smooth. I have noticed a big difference in my skin, it isn’t so red and my breakouts don’t leave such visible dark spots. A little goes a long way with this serum and it is lasting me a very long time.

L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Iced Latte – This is a very pretty finely milled loose shadow. The colour is so pretty, it’s a champagne with a metallic finish and is very pigmented. Makes the perfect inner corner highlight, it brightens up my eyes. I reach for is almost daily.

Burt’s Bees Honey & Grapeseed Oil Hand Cream  £9.99 – A non greasy hydrating hand cream. It smells a little odd, but it’s so nourishing and keeps my hands smooth that I can get past the smell.

Favourites Favourites

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Lioness  £14 – If you want a liner that lasts all day then this is for you. You can smudge it out when you first apply it, but then it doesn’t budge. Its a twist up so you don’t need to sharpen it which is very handy.

Moroccan Oil* £13.45  - Hello miracle worker – this tames my unruly hair and makes it look sleek and glossy. Don’t worry about this making your hair greasy or weighing it down as it is lightweight (as long as you don’t use too much product) – I find two drops / pumps is enough.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm*  £17 – This is a lovely lip treatment for the winter. It’s very thick and hydrating. I use it at night before bed and wake up with smooth soft lips.

Me Me Me Bronzer

Me Me Me Shimmer Stack in Bronze £9.99 – I love this, it is pretty and can be used as eyeshadows or as a shimmer highlight. It works great as both. I have used this a it since I bought it last year, but its perfect for a night time look as it does have quite a metallic finish.

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own. 

16 Nov 2013

Current Favourites

Some current favourites

Oh what a pink post this will be – not intentional. These are a few products I have been using alot the past few weeks. I must be feeling pretty in pink.

L’Oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution £4.99 for 200ml

I bought this when it was better than half price in Superdrug a while back and really like it at a pre cleanse solution to take of the majority of my makeup. The packaging is really nice and has a great opening and only lets a little product out at once, so I’m not wasting any. I normally shake out far to much of these waters and go through them so fast but this L’Oreal Micellar Water packaging is well designed and it has been lasting me a long time.

It contains no alcohol or parabens so this doesn’t leave my skin dry or feeling tight. It is really good at removing my mascara & I have to say it works well to remove even waterproof mascara! This micellar water is handy to have and I will be repurchasing it once it runs out.

Garnier Roll On Anti Dark Circles 15ml for £10.19

I use this before my concealer and really like how it evens out my undereye and adds extra coverage. It is quite a thin formulation and I like it. I leave it on my skin for about a minute before patting it in with my finger. I find this lets the product warm up a little and is easier to blend in. On a day where I’m wearing little makeup I would just sweep a little of this along my under eye area and wear it alone. It provides quite a good coverage. This has lasted me almost a year which is such a long time, I’m impressed. This is so easy to apply and is just handy to have in my collection. I have the shade meduim.

Seventeen Mirror Shine Lipstick in the shade L.A £4.79

This is a pretty glossy light pink shade, very easy to apply and the packaging has a mirror in to which is so handy! Very cute idea. It gives your lips a wash of colour without being too intense, so they’re great for me. This is the only seventeen lipstick I own and will be popping back in for more shades as I love the formula, it is very creamy and hydrating although its not super long lasting but I don’t mind that. If you have any colour recommendations let me know.

A few favourite products

Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief - This is a gel like consistency which is oil free, it provides good hydration and is soothing on the skin. I find it cooling too so it calms my skin. It works well as a base for makeup and I find no need to use a separate primer as this cream leaves my face smooth. It is very light and absorbs well but takes a few minutes to fully sink in. If you’re looking for a hydrating day cream that is good for oily skin then I recommend trying this one.

Accessorize Merged Baked Blusher in Scandal

I am so into baked products at the moment & bought a load from elf recently, I’ve had this one for a couple of years now and it hardly looks like it’s been used. This Accessorize blush is a pretty rose gold with light golden shimmery veins running through. It gives me a nice flush of colour and is buildable. The packaging is lovely and girly and you get alot of product too. This is one of my favourite blushes and I’m so happy to have rediscovered it.

balance Me rose otto handcream100ml £14.50

I have a handcream on my desk at all times, as I suffer from really dry skin and this balance Me one not only smells fresh and floral but it is very hydrating too. You get a 100ml of product in this tube and it is lasting me ages. I like to take my time and massage this into my hands, it leaves them so soft and not greasy at all. It soaks right in to my skin and gets working keeping them silky soft. Perfect for the winter months.

What have you been loving at the moment?

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

6 Oct 2013

September 2013 Favourites

September 2013 Favourites

Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin

I adore this perfume, my husband buys it for me every Christmas and it is my signature scent. Its beautiful  and smells very citrus. It is my perfume I save for weekends and special occasions. Jo Malone products make the most special gifts as they always come beautifully wrapped.

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara

This give my lashes length and separates them too. It makes them look amazing and like I have really healthy long lashes. I have black and find the colour to be intense and a true deep black. I like the formula and how amazing it makes my lashes look

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer

Took me a while to actually get around to using this as I thought it was going to be similar to the Collection one that is raved about – that one doesn’t seem to work on me as I have very dehydrated under eye and it just settles in every fine line. I was surprised to discover this Rimmel one is creamy and blends really well. The colour also matches me better and I get good coverage. It’s a fantastic drugstore concealer. I have the shade Soft Beige.

Diorshow Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum

This was a purchase totally inspired by Estee from Essie Button. If you’re looking for a product that gives your lashes that false lash look this is totally it. It’s a white primer that you apply before your regular foundation. It lengthens, separates and makes my lashes look so thick and long. It’s a miracle worker. I get lots of compliments when I wear it.

Origins Brighter By Nature High Potency Brightening Peel

These are a great way of exfoliating the skin and removing all dead skin, keep skin looking bright and radiant. They also help minimise blemish dark spots. I use them once a week after I’ve used a face mask and had a pamper session. They keep my skin soft and fresh and also keep my blemishes at bay.

Mac Minerlize Satin Finish Foundation SPF 15

I always forget I have this foundation, its my perfect winter shade NC25. I love the finish its a little dewy but doesn’t leave me looking greasy or shiny. It gives a light coverage which I like so it leaves your skin looking like skin 7 your freckles will show through. I have re discovered it and been enjoying is all over again. I think they have stopped making this – which is sad.

Pixi Lash Line Ink

For  a precise eyeliner look this is the bee’s knees. You can apply it so close to the upper lashes that it looks almost like you’re not wearing eyeliner. It is a felt tip nip and at first I found it tricky to use but now I have the hang of it I can achieve a really clean look. You can use it for a really pretty cat flick look. It’s very intense black and although it’s not waterproof it has really good staying power.

September 2013 Faves

Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Rubenesque

This is a pretty burnt orange colour, It’s creamy and pigmented. I want to say that it has a slight frosty look to it. I often wear this all over the lid i love how effortless cream shadows are. I’ve worn it under a pretty gold shade from Inglot and it makes a really good base. I only own 2 Mac paintpots and out of the two this is by far my favourite.

HD Brow Palette in FOXY

This came in a Glossybox last year – I use the warm brown shade for my brows and really like the natural look it gives. I go over the top with my N07 brow gel & together they’re a good team. This palette is going to last me forever.

Mac In Extra Dimension Eye shadow in Sweet Heat

This shadow is so unbelievably pretty. Its one that can be worn wet too & that makes the colour so intense. It is a beautiful shimmery brown. It’s another product from my stash that I have re discovered & it deserves to be worn. Too pretty to sit in a draw.

elf nail polish

elf Nail Polsih – from the Glam Bam Set

This is a really pretty deep plum colour with gold shimmer running through. I didn’t expect this polish to last long on my nails but It didn’t chip until the 4th day of wearing it. It has a lovely sheen to it. It does come in a set of 3 but the other colours are nice too. They are quite nice Xmas Party colours.

Wow, I didn’t realise I had so many favourites this month and 3 of those being Mac, not a brand I buy from that often. Let me know if we share any of the same favourites.

5 Aug 2013

July 2013 Favourites

July Favourites

July was mostly lovely and warm with a few wet days here and there. Pretty much perfect weather, I even managed to get my legs out which is nothing short of a miracle. It was a really quick month and I spent a week of it in Scotland, I am learning how to really edit my makeup / skincare for travel. I’m becoming a packing pro. So let me tell you a little about my chosen 8 products.

My July Favourites

balance Me pure skin face wash* – I had a small one of these cleansers which came free with last months Glamour Magazine and I love it. This full size was kindly sent to me by balance Me and I was thrilled to bits as I love this face wash. I have left my smaller tube in Scotland for when I visit my dad. This is one of the most gentle cleansers I’ve tried. It leaves my skin baby soft, don’t think that because it is gentle that it’s not effective at removing makeup because you’d be wrong.

This cleanser is very good paired with a face cloth at removing the days makeup and leaving the skin clean, hydrated and ready for your night-time skin routine. I used to use a different cleanser in the morning but that’s a little redundant right now because I have been using this balance Me one morning and night. balance Me pure skin face wash – 125ml for £16

Elemis White Flowers Eye & Lip Makeup Remover* – I use this before using the balance Me cleanser and they make a very dynamic pair. This removes my eye makeup in one swoop of the cotton pad. Swoop & the makeup is gone! No endless rubbing back & forth which is a very good thing as I’m fast approaching my mid 30′s I do not want to be rubbing my eyes and making unnecessary lines & causing damage. Oh no!

I’ve been using this every evening for a month and I’ve used about a third. I like that only a small amount of the liquid comes out the top at once as I have a tendency to waste these kind of products and that gets expensive. This product is bi-phase and this helps remove makeup and also cleanse the eye area. I find that it leaves my eyes feeling clean but not greasy even thought there is oil in the liquid. It even removes my Covergirl Waterproof Mascara and that’s some heavy-duty black war paint! I can’t say if this removes lipstick as I don’t wear lipstick 99% of the time (are you shocked) so haven’t put that part to the test. Elemis White Flowers Lip & Eye Makeup Remover 125ml for £19. I am reckoning it lasting me a good 3 months so that’s great value for money

No7 BB Lips SPF 15 - I bought this a while ago with one of those No7 vouchers (I love those). I like the packaging and the colour range. I bought the colour Blink Pink it comes out a real baby pink colour & gives your lips a hint of colour. The great thing about these BB Lips is they have SPF 15 in, perfect for summer & holidays, you get beautiful lips & sun protected too. I will be popping back into Boots at some point to swatch the others colours, of which there is 6. Let me know if you’d recommend any of the other colours. No7 BB Lips Beauty Balm 11ml for £8.50

July Faves

Simple Moisture Boost Hydro Mist – I love a facial mist especially during the crazy heat we had in July. I get so hot and these face mists are a great way to cool down and most of them you can spray over your makeup and it won’t ruin it. This Simple one is really hydrating and if you keep it in the fridge it’s so cooling too. It sprays a fine mist and doesn’t just soak your face. When I’m not at home I carry this in my handbag for those moments when your skin feels clammy. If you haven’t tried this you need to give it a go. Simple Moisture Boost Hydro Mist – 50ml for £5.99

Sally Hansen Blue Me Away Nail Polish – This is the ONLY polish I have had on my toes during July. I bought this polish whilst I was in San Francisco in June and it is the prettiest shade of blue I have seen. It just reminds me of blue holiday swimming pools. It has been long wearing on my toes and I’ve had lots of compliments on the colour. You can get away with one coat if you’re in a rush but 2 coats looks fab if you have the time. Sally Hansen Blue Me Away – 11.8ml for £2.99

I wanted to mention quickly the cotton wool I use – Skin Therapy Large Oval Cotton Wool Pads. I get these from Wilkinson for 65p. They’re really good value and perfect for taking off makeup / nail polish and all that jazz. I stock up on these whenever I am in.

July Favourites

 

These have been my go to cheek combo for July and I love both these products in equal measures. NYC Smooth SkinBronzing Face Powder in the colour Sunny – I bought this in poundland and its my best beauty buy ever. This is a Matte bronzer and gives my skin a lovely sun-kissed glow. I think I have worn it everyday for about 3 months. 9.4g for $2.99

Sleek Blush in the colour Sunrise 924 – This comes off as a plum colour, it’s a really warm colour and it gives my cheeks a beautiful healthy glow. It is very pigmented with a pretty shimmer to it and the colour lasts all day on my skin with no touch ups. Sleek do some of the best value blushes. I do no own enough of them! Do you have any recommendations? Sleek Blush in Sunrise 8g for £4.49. 

I know this next item isn’t a product but an old magazine – but it has been a favourite of mine and may I just say that David is looking mighty fine! No need to thank me, just enjoy!

David Beckham

Products marked with an * were kindly sent to me for my consideration and I am under no obligation to blog about them. My reviews are 100% my own honest opinions. x

18 Jul 2013

Products I’ve been Loving Lately

Wow can I just say I am loving the hot weather and its been HOT! OK got that out-of-the-way, on to four products I have been loving over the past few weeks and one product I have been loving for almost a year now.

Products I'm Loving

Kleenex Facial Cloths / Sanctuary Spa Intensive Heel Balm / MUA Undress Your Skin Radiant Under Eye Concealer  / The Body Shop Coconut Body Mist 

Kleenex

First up are the Kleenex Facial Cloths - £1.30 for 30 cloths. I had these for a good few months before I used them. I only use them when I travel / away for the weekend in Scotland as I find them easier than my flannels and they are disposable. I use them with my cleanser to remove my makeup at the end of the day and I love how soft they are, very tough too. They’re a good size and one cloth is plenty to remove all my makeup. I think these are very good value for money & as I said really handy for travelling.

Products I am Loving

The Sanctuary Intensive Heel Balm –  £7.50 for 75ml. I hate the feel of cream on my feet, it just icks me out. Even more so if it doesn’t absorb and just leaves them clammy and greasy. But in the hot weather I like to have my feet in sandals / flip-flops and I don’t want dry horrid feet so I tried this heel balm which came in a Christmas Set and I flippin love it. It just does the job in a non greasy way, so I’m thrilled.

I massage a good amount into my feet, concentrating on my heels and by morning I wake up to silky smooth feet that also smell amazing. Sanctuary products always smell so luxurious – I bet their Spa in London smells amazing.

The Body Shop Coconut Body Mist

The Body Shop Coconut Body Mist – £7.50 for 100ml. Love Love Love this, what a lovely summer body spray. It’s reasonably priced and smells so good. I adore coconut scented things and this has been a favourite of mine ever since I bought it last year. This sunny (beautiful) weather we’re having at the moment is the perfect time to wear this  coconut body mist. I know a few people have tried other scents in this body mist range & I need to pop in to see if there are anymore I like as this one is so nice.

Products I'm Loving

MUA Undress Your Skin Radiant Under Eye Concealer – £3. This product was another one I bought and didn’t use for ages. I struggle to find products that I can use under my eye that won’t crease like a beast. Surprisingly this wears really well, it’s brightening without making you look white and ghostly. I tap it on using my fingers very lightly and that does the trick. On these really hot days I do lightly powder it just for that added staying power, but I have to say MUA this is a little gem and I highly recommend it. I have naturally dark almost yellow toned skin under my eyes and this does a fantastic job and making that area brighter and less like I have been punched.

So they’re a few products I have been using alot, have you tried any of them? I’d love to hear how you got on with them.

1 Jun 2013

May Favourites

It has been a good few months since I last did my last Favourites Post. I always seem to forget to show love to the products I reach for regularly. I don’t have the largest makeup collection but I try to rotate what I use and have found a few products I have been really enjoying this month.

May Favourites 2013

I bought The Body Shop Coconut Body Mist £7.50 for 100ml whilst I was in Amsterdam last year. I sprayed it in store (for a cheeky freshen up). I ended up loving it and was so impressed at how long the scent lasted with it only being a ody Spray. I’m a huge fan of Coconut scented products and this Coconut Body Spray is lovely I highly recommend it. I want to try a few more from their range like the Vanilla and the Shea one too! They have a great range of these.

Pixi Glow Tonic Toner £16 for 250ml has gone mental these past few weeks. I bought it after reading Caroline Hirons review on her blog and have to say I am 100% on the band wagon with this. I love it. I managed to get a bottle from the Carnaby Street Store in April and have used it almost everyday since. It is great at getting rid of dull skin and making your skin look and feel vibrant. I’m going to be a life long fan of this I can tell. You can see what else I bought in Pixi here.

& Other Stories Fig Fiction Body Lotion £7 – I use Body Lotion everyday as I get such dry skin on both my arms and legs. I go through tubs of the stuff but I do like to have one on the go with a nice scent for a more luxurious feel and this Fig one is amazing. The lotion is so creamy and hydrating and the scent is my new favourite. Since buying this I have fallen in love with all things Fig and I have bought a Fig Candle from TK Maxx and it smells just like my lotion. I noticed that & Other Stories have a whole Fig range and this includes a Fig Body Mist – I need this!!

May Favourite Products

No7 Smoky Rose Eyeshadow Quad – this was free with the purchase of a No7 Mascara last year and I just love it. It is my go to when I travel as all the colours are wearable alone or to create a cute smoky eye & the lightest shade makes a good highlight colour.

MUA Bronzer Shade 3- £1 for 5.7g. This is the bargain of the century. This shade is quite subtle but you can build it up. I am trying to get into bronzing a little more & experimenting with contouring and all that jazz. I’m not the best at it and often I go a little OTT but its all trial and error I guess. But I do rate this bronzer and highly recommend it.

& Other Stories Linen Beige Naquet Eyeshadow £7 for 2.8g – I have been wearing this all over the lid on days I don’t want to wear too much makeup. It’s a really brightening colour and has a shimmer metallic finish to it too. Perfect nude taupe colour.

EOS Lip Balm in Strawberry Sorbet £5.95 – These lipbalms smell so good and are quite fun. I love their sphere packaging this makes them easy to apply. I also have the Summer Fruit one too. I love them both and are hand to have in your bag.

May Favourites

Accessorize Baked Blush in Scandal – £5 for 8g – My particular blush is no longer for sale but they do have a similar one. You get a lot of product for £5 and it is the perfect pink blush colour for summer and with the gold veining it gives you a slight shimmer but nothing too glitzy. It is a soft rosy pink and I have fallen back in love with it. How cute is the packaging on this? It ticks all the boxes for me.

Garnier BB Cream Combination to Oily Skin shade Medium £9.99 for 40ml. This is perfect for me when I have a slight tan as I got the shade medium which is quite dark. I love the finish this gives, it makes your skin look healthy and glowing but not greasy like other BB creams. It also lasts a good 6 – 7 hours on me which is something as I get so Oily through my T Zone that nothing ever lasts as long as they claim. I do powder my T Zone and the helps. This is just so easy to put on when you want a nice even light coverage.

So they’re my May Favourites. I would love to know if you have been using any of these products or if you have written a May Favourites post.

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