It’s that time of the month again – beauty favourites time! This month I have a great mix of products for you – there’s makeup (obviously), skincare, haircare and nail products. I hope this post inspires you to try these and that you fall in love with them as much as I have.
Let’s start with makeup – my favourite. I love the new Avon Shine Burst Gloss Stick in Fresh Fuchsia (£8 from Avon). These are bright and glossy lipsticks with a sheer finish. They are really moisturising and contain hydrating coconut oil, plus there’s SPF 15 too. These are slightly sticky (but not annoyingly so) and are basically a cross between a lip gloss and a lipstick.
I’ve also been loving a new bronzer from Too Faced. Their Sweethearts Baked Luminous Glow Bronzer in Sweet Tea (£25 from Debenhams). It’s a great shade for my pale skin and I use both of the shades swirled together to bronze round the outside of my face, my neck and my chest. When dusted on lightly it gives you a lovely warm glow and you can really build up the colour – as this swatch shows.
The Lottie London Strobe Stix (£5.99 from Superdrug) are stunning cream highlighters. They are very similar, but one is champagne-toned and one has a white/silver tone. These blend really nicely into the skin and don’t disturb the makeup underneath. They give a long-lasting highlight that you can build up from a natural level to some serious strobing.
Onto skincare, we have what I think is one of the best beauty products ever invented. I need to order this in bulk! The Embryolisse Radiant Eye Beauty Cooling Stick (£20.50 from Boots). This is an ultra-cooling stick of eye cream-gel that instantly cools your eye area, de-puffs, boosts circulation to decrease dark circles and makes you look more awake. I use this so many times throughout the day just to refresh and awaken. This is a popular product with makeup artists to improve the look of model’s tired eyes. I don’t know how this is so cooling, but it’s glorious. There’s also Vitamin E and Aloe Vera in there too.
I’ve also been looking after my skin by taking a daily Revidox+* supplement (£35 for 60 days from Revidox). This is a new all-natural supplement that I’ve been taking for around 6 weeks now. It’s very hard to judge what this does/whether it’s having any effect, but I think that my skin feels a lot healthier, firmer and less dry. It contains Stilvid – a natural anti-oxident derived from grape skin. Recent studies have shown it to be 2000 times more powerful than other antioxidents to protect you from free radicals and oxidative stress. There are so many good ingredients in this supplement that take care of so many different aspects of your skin – there’s Pomegranate (a high antioxident that also reduces breakouts and wrinkles), Vitamin C (helps with the formation of healthy collagen), Selenium (protects against oxidative stress), Vitamin B2 (helps reduce tiredness and fatigue) and Zinc (to help maintain healthy skin, hair, nails and brain function). The purpose of these supplements is to reduce the signs of aging, improve moisture levels and to protect the skin against free radicals and the environment.
My hair is already really dry, but the summer heat wrecks it even further. I’ve been loving the Salon Science Hydrasoothe Cooling Spray (£6.67 from Boots). This spray soothes itchy and irritated scalps by cooling the skin and also hydrates the hair and protects it against environmental stress. This is very much a summer product and I’ve been using it every day that I’ve been out in the sun. It contains Aquacacteen (an elixir from organic cactus), as well as Aloe, to do the soothing and protecting.
Finally, I’ve been utterly addicted to the Kiko Ready-To-Go Nail Colour/Art (£1.90-£5.90 from Kiko). I ordered around 20 packets of these, which is enough for 40 manicures. These are the best and longest lasting nail wraps that I have ever tried and they come in so many different colours and designs. Mine last for around 10 days and look exactly like a gel manicure. These are so different from normal nail wraps as they are a lot more like a very thin foil. When you open the packet, they smell a lot like nail varnish and Kiko describe them as being a base coat, polish and top coat fused together. I think this is why they last so long, as they aren’t the plastic-y paper nail wraps that all other companies do. If you get regular gel manicures, getting these instead will save you a fortune.
Do you like the look of any of these?
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