I'm really not quite sure where the last few months have gone but they passed me by in an instant. Whilst the months might have whizzed past there have been a number of beauty and make-up products that I have been loving and thought you might like me to share.
As I have previously shared in posts unless a skincare routine is quick and easy you can count me out. I will probably regret this attitude as I get older, when my collagen reduces and I start developing fine lines, but for now I don't have the energy or time for anything time consuming.
1. The first item I have been enjoying is The Body Shop Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask (£22).
I have Corinne to thank for getting me hooked on this product. I should start by saying that the texture and consistency of this product is a little odd, it is bouncy and gooey like marshmallow.
I've been using this product for about three months now and have been loving how moisturising it is. I suffer with dry skin and this product really has made a difference to the appearance and texture of my skin. My skin has lost its dull appearance, is smoother and soft to touch.
You only need a tiny amount of the product and I suggest using it at least half an hour before you go to bed as it takes a while to seep into the skin and no longer be sticky. It has a wonderful fresh scent and the best part is you leave it on over night to work its magic and you don't have to think about it.
2. Lush Million Dollar Moisturiser (£32.50)
As someone who has to wear sun cream everyday, having an inbuilt UV protection in a moisturiser will always get my vote.
When I first tried the Millionaire Moisturiser in the Lush shop I loved the smell of the product first and the fact that it left my skin with a healthy pearly sheen. When I found out the price however for such a small amount of product this seriously put me off.
It was a good few months until I actually purchased it and I am pleased to say that I have been loving it. A few things to note you need the smallest of amounts and I mean pea size. You really do not want to be plastering this on, a little goes a long way. If you have oily to greasy skin then this is not the product for you. The Shea butter and oil contents are very high and the product will just sit on the top of your skin and not sink in.
This product really is a dream for those of us with dry skin, it has evened out my skin tone and has really bought my skin back to life. Because of the shine effect I prefer to use mine after a bath in the evening. If you wear make up in the day then this effect would probably be a nice addition to have
underneath your make-up.
Body care love:
1.Clarins Bain aux Plantes "Tonic" (£20).
I really like products that have a dual use, this product can be used in both the bath and shower. It is great for the bath after a hard days work, for relaxing the muscles and smells divine with scents of rosemary, mint and geranium.
In the morning in the shower the opposite is true it is invigorating and perfect for waking me up. I will definitely be repurchasing this.
I don't need make-up to make me feel good or beautiful but every now and then I do like to have make-up on for a night out. My use of make-up is very minimalist, so the products below are my go to favourites.
1.Benefit Erase Paste (£20.50).
I have black bags under my eyes that a panda would be envious of.
No matter how much sleep I get and the amount of water I drink they still remain. I blame my parents, genetics and Orange is the New Black.
Benefit Erase paste has been my best friend for hiding them. My preferred method of applying is my fingers and working it in and it does a great job of reducing the appearance of my black bags.
2.Benefit "That Gal" Primer (£22.50).
Erase paste is followed up with the "That Gal" Primer, I use two twists of the product and place in three locations my forehead and both cheeks. Then using my fingers in a sweeping motion in the shape of a three I work it in. It adds a lovely glow to my skin that brings my face to life.
3.Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick (£32.50).
I use the shimmer brick as an eye shadow and as a blush on my cheeks. It is an expensive product but lasts me for at least a year.
4.Benefit High Beam (£19.50).
Now there are lots of dupes of this product but they are in my option definitely not as good. I use the high beam just below my eye brows and cheeks as a highlighter. It is a great way to finish off a make-up look. Again a bottle will last me for ages.
What are your beauty favourites? Are there any products that you just can't live without? Share with me in the comments below.