Wednesday, 21 May 2014

April Beauty Favourites 2014

I haven't posted a blog in quite a while... so I thought I would keep things simple with a beauty favourites post where you can see what I have been loving for the past couple of months.

In March I took a trip to NYC and went in a number of Sephoras....(and became a VIB customer within a week but that's a whole other story). I decided to splash out on a clarisonic which I have wanted for ages! I feel like this is every cleansing addicts dream, it removes make up you didn't even realise was still on your skin and just generally leaves your face feeling so so soft. I use it every other day now and honestly couldn't live without it, it will continue to be a true staple in my skincare routine for a long long time from now on.

Next up is my cupcake face mask from lush. I have read a lot of reviews around this product for ages now, so when I finally got my hands on a pot in lush the other day I knew I had to buy it. I have only used it twice but I already know it is my favourite face mask by far. First of all, it smells like chocolate so to me is an instant winner. Putting the mask on is smooth and creamy and it doesn't drop off your face making a mess like most other masks do. But taking it off is when you notice the difference.. my skin just looked so bright and fresh and my pores were almost invisible. It didn't irritate my skin either which I usually have a problem with... seriously, go out and buy this! I couldn't recommend it more.

Another product I've been loving is my got2b guardian angel heat protection. I use this on wet hair after I apply my its a 10 treatment and think that the two products work really well together. This doesn't make your hair greasy either so I wouldn't say you have to be particularly careful in applying this like you do with other hair products. I haven't tried any other items from this brand but after trying this I want to try the whole collection!

My skin has been quite dry at the moment so I have been trying to avoid using a harsh toner that will irritate my skin further. I love the body shop vitamin E range so thought I would try their hydrating toner and see how it worked out. It's a really soothing feeling on the skin after cleansing and I really like how moisturising it feels. I also love how natural all the body shop products are so you know you are giving your skin a real nourishing treat.

I normally tend to wear a more high end blusher as I love pigmented colours on my cheeks. I feel that I can never find the perfect blusher in the drugstore.. however, I have been LOVING the lasting finish soft colour blush by Rimmel in the shade 020 (Pink rose). First of all, let me start off by saying this was less than the £5 mark so a bargain as far as I'm concerned. It isn't the normal peachy colour that I tend to go for but I love that it is a soft pigmented rose shade with a shimmer to it. For me, it is a perfect no fuss blush and I love how the shimmer looks like a highlight so saves me having to use two products. Partly why this blush looks so perfect on the cheeks is because I have been applying it with a real techniques stippling brush. This brush picks up just the right amount of product and I feel like it is the perfect size to sweep along my cheeks. A perfect combination.

My last favourites of the month are the beautiful colour riche l'ombre pure shadows from L'oreal. Oh my.. now let me just say the pictures do not do these shades justice. These are the most rich, pigmented shadows I have ever used. The three I bought in particular (107 macaron vanille, 600 opalescent, 204 golden nude) work so well together and give you the perfect 'party' eyes. I have been using macaron vanille as an all over shadow, the golden nude colour on my crease and opalescent in the inner corners of my eyes and then near my brows. I absolutely love macaron vanille as it is a matte beige and wearing it alone just brightens up the eye area and looks very natural for day time wear. I can't wait to pick up more colours in these shadows as they are great value for money as well!

I hope you have enjoyed my April favourites, what have been your favourite items of the month?


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