Thursday, 28 April 2016
APRIL 2016 BEAUTY FAVOURITES
I can't believe it's nearly May- my birthday month! The weather is really starting to brighten up (although I did hear reports of rogue snow yesterday) and I'm getting into the summer spirit. I've been loving several beauty products throughout April, and as usual, I have rounded them up in a monthly favourites post for you.
Jamberry nail wraps* (£15 per set) have just launched in the UK from the US and sales consultant Kendra Dinger sent me some so that I could try them out. As my nail beds are too small for nail art, I've been loving adding these wraps to a couple of my nails every time I paint them to make my manicure look more interesting. They are self-adhesive and really easy to use. They last several days before starting to show any signs of peeling off too.
Dew The Hoola (£22.50 from Benefit Cosmetics) has been adding some colour to my incredibly pale skin this month. I've been applying this new liquid bronzer to my face, neck and decolletage before applying my foundation and it has been making me look a bit more sun-kissed, which I love. It's matte so you aren't adding any shimmer to your skin and it blends really nicely to look very natural. How cute is the bamboo stick rose gold packaging?!
The new Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Red Rage* (£17 from Boots) has been one of my main go-to lip colours this month. It's a lot sheerer than it looks in the bullet, taking on more of a bright pink tone. It's so comfortable to wear and just glides on as it contains shea butter to hydrate and antioxidents Vitamin C and E to protect. I find that this shade really stains the lips so you are getting good long-lasting colour with this.
I love the new Sleek MakeUP Cream Contour Kit in Light (£10.99 from Superdrug) contains everything I need to contour my pale skin. There are six shades and it comes with a handy instruction leaflet showing you where to put each one to achieve a natural-looking contour. I don't use shades 3 or 4 however as they are too dark and warm respectively for my skin.
The Liz Earle Superskin Eye Cream (£35 from Boots) is a lovely thick eye cream that instantly feels as if it's doing good. It has the typical botanical scent of Liz Earle- coming from the fact that the cream is packed with botanical ingredients. It contains the unique Superskin blend of rosehip, borage and cranberry seed oil, plus natural active ingredients (paracress, pomegranate fruit and alfalfa extract) that lift and firm the eye area and reduce the appearance of bags and dark circles. I've been using this for a month now and my eye area is looking a lot brighter and smoother.
Finally, I've been loving the Sond Hydrating Face Spray* (£24 from Sond Skincare). It instantly refreshes my skin and makes it feel more hydrated. I use it between cleansing and applying my serum and also for extra moisture-boosts throughout the day. It's fragrance free and soothing on sensitive skin too. I do think its overpriced for a scentless hydrating spray, but it does do its job.
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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