As the month of May ends and we’re already two days into June (how did that happen?!) I thought I’d do a round-up of my monthly favourites – products I loved and used a lot during May including make-up, skincare & body care.
Without further ado lets begin…
Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation, £9.99 from Superdrug
I’ve gone back to this foundation over May after not using it for a few months, I love the Bourjois Healthy Mix serum but I like that this foundation has a bit more coverage. It has a great fruity smell as it is infused with fruit extracts to give skincare benefits. I find on my skin it has a medium coverage that’s definitely buildable. I have dry skin and I don’t find this settles into my lines or clings to dry patches – even if I set it with a powder which I normally do if I’m going to work. This is a great every day foundation and is fantastic quality for the affordable price.
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette, $14.50 (approx. £10) bhcosmetics.com
I’m still loving this palette you guys, it’s just so perfect! The palette comes with 10 eye shadows and 4 highlight colours – the quality is stunning, the packaging is lightweight yet very pretty. The eye shadows are perfect to create every day looks and there are a few smokey shades which you can use to vamp up your make-up during the evening. The highlight colours are especially beautiful. The first two colours are great for paler skin tones and the last two perfect for darker skins – although I do like to mix the last two with my bronzer for a sun-kissed glow being the pale skinned girl I am.
Stila eye-shadow in the shade “kitten” £12.00, boots.com
I discovered this beauty in my make-up collection right at the tail end of May but I just HAD to include it in this blog post because it’s such a stunning product – I can’t believe I forgot about it. What I love about it most is that it’s so universal – it makes a GORGEOUS cheek highlight colour, very intense…so if you like to look very glowy then I really think you should give this a try. I also use it in the inner corner of my eye, the bridge of my nose and on my cupid’s bow for the same purpose. It’s also great just as a wash of colour all over the eyelid if you’re in a rush. It’s a beautiful champagne colour and I just think it’s perfect.
That concludes the make-up faves…onto round two…
Body Shop Oils of Life range, purchase products here or send me a message for discounts and deals.
This range continues to amaze me, since becoming a Body Shop at Home Independent Consultant a couple of months ago I’ve enjoyed testing and trying out their products – and for me this is the range that stands out. I’ve always been a fan of using oils on my skin (blog post coming soon!) and the Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil is stunning. What’s even better is that 99% of the oils in the product are from natural origin. It hydrates my skin very well but does not feel greasy at all – and you only have to use around three drops for your whole face so the bottle will last you for ages.
The cream is another favourite – it’s quite thick in consistency but feels lightweight and moisturising on the skin. I use it as a night cream and sometimes in the morning as well if my skin is extra dry.
The essence lotion has surprised me a lot – I wasn’t expecting to like it as much as I do. It’s a mixture of oil and water so you have to shake it before use. You use it like you would a toner – to remove final traces of make up after cleansing and to prep the skin for products. I find that it makes my skin so soft and hydrated and that it would be really nice for people with slightly combination skin.
All the products in the range smell very good and are a mid-range product. Definitely a luxury treat but one you will not regret buying!
Moving on to round three…
Body Shop Pinita Colada Body Butter £14.00, purchase here
This was released mid-may and it was highly anticipated but us consultants. Set to be the Body Shop’s best selling summer product – this Pinita Colada body butter does not disappoint. The scent is a mixture of pineapple and coconut and is very much a summer/holiday fragrance. Of course the formulation is divine as are the other butters by the Body Shop. The texture is so light and whipped and feels incredible on the skin. I love slathering it over my whole body. I tend to get dry skin on my body in the summer and my skin hasn’t been the same since we got back from our honeymoon in March and this product has been my savior, will definitely be using this going into June as well!
Imperial Leather Foamburst body wash gel RRP £3.09 (currently on sale for £2.00) from Superdrug
This product was given to me by my Grandma (thanks grandma, I know you’re reading this) and I just think it’s lovely. I have two of these both with different scents. I’ve not used anything like this before, it’s kind of like a mixture between a shower gel and a shaving cream/mousse texture. Weird right? When you squirt some out the bottle the gel foams up – so you only need to use a very small amount so I’m hoping the bottle with last me a long time. It’s very soft feeling and hydrates my skin as I use it. I find it good as a multi-purpose product as I do shave my legs with it as well. I’m extremely lazy when it comes to that stuff and I rarely buy products specifically for shaving so it’s great that this covers all bases. The smell is divine too. All round great affordable product that I’m glad I’ve come across.
I hope you’ve enjoyed having a nosey into what I’ve been loving and using throughout May, let me know what you think of the post, if you have any of these products or if you think you’d like to try them.
Until next time…