It’s been ages since I last did a monthly favourites round-up, simply because I hadn’t bought any new products in so long. I was on a spending ban in February and managed to not buy anything new (yay me!) but this month I’ve tried lots of new goodies out so thought it would be great to do a little post showing the faves, just in case any of you haven’t had a chance to check out the reviews that I’ve been posting!
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Starter Kit – this stuff has really been a life saviour and I cannot recommend it enough for those of you with spot-prone skin. I’ve been really suffering with my skin lately (those of you who follow me on twitter will know this as it’s all I go on about) and it was really upsetting me. I didn’t feel confident at all and would have to wear a full face of makeup on a daily basis, even if I was just popping to the shops or going to the gym. This kit features possibly some of the best products I’ve ever purchased. I’ve been using it for almost four weeks now and my skin is so much clearer; the spots have practically vanished! Using this leaves my skin feeling clean, refreshed and looking significantly clearer. I have even been wearing just concealer and powder – something I would never have done four weeks ago. For a full, in-depth review click here.
Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – anyone else love watching YouTube tutorials to learn lots of tips and tricks? That’s what I have been doing over the past month and one item I saw recurring across the board was the Beauty Blender. This one is multi-functional so can be used to blend foundation, the tip for contouring and the flatter side (not pictured) to highlight. It’s now a regular go-to in my beauty routine and I love it. Your makeup looks so natural after using this.
MAC Violetta Lipstick – the absolutely perfect shade for spring/summer that will brighten up your mood no matter what! I had this for Christmas and it’s only really this month that I’ve had the opportunity to wear it just because the weather has finally started to improve. It’s safe to say it’s amazing and is definitely going to become a summer staple. It’s a bright purple shade – so not great for those of you who aren’t as adventurous – and it really is gorgeous.
Bare Minerals Powder Foundation – I purchased this as I was constantly wearing my trusty Double Wear foundation and, while it is my absolute fave, I felt that it was just too heavy to wear on a daily basis and was worried that it was contributing to my horrendous break outs. Since wearing Bare Minerals my skin has cleared considerably and I feel like upping my skincare regime and wearing a lighter foundation has really helped. I love this foundation as it feels light but also gives a fab coverage so it still covered the blemishes. It’s going to be my staple summer foundation for sure.
Chanel Chance Perfume – my father works away in Canada and he came home this week after three months with some perfect gifts for me, one of which was this gorgeous perfume. Firstly I love the pretty pink bottle and it blends perfectly with my bedroom but the smell is amazing. It’s really light and floral (my favourite type of scent) and it’s perfect for spring/summer.
Sunkissed Rapid Tan* – I’ve been partying a lot recently (the last few weeks of enjoyment before the deadlines kick in!) and have been consistently getting my tan on. The Rapid Tan* by Sunkissed is great because it takes just an hour to develop and set so great for spontaneous plans, although I personally prefer building it over a few days to get a deeper, more golden look. It’s got me so excited for summer too. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – life is better with a tan! For a more insightful review click here.
Dusty Girls Pink Ladies Blush* – now that Spring is (supposedly) here I love to spruce up my look with a hot pink blush and this beauty from Moogoo is just the ticket. It leaves your cheeks looking rosy without being over the top and works fabulously with a contour for an evening look too. I’ve done a full review here but I think this is one product you’ll see popping up on my blog quite often over the summer months.
What have you been loving this month?
Lots of love,