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Saturday, 10 August 2013

Current Favourites!

It feels like a really long time since I wrote a favourites post, I don't think it's been that long but they're some of my favourite posts to write. There's something very therapeutic about writing about pretty things and skin care products that actually work! I think you're probably sick of hearing me talk about a few of these things (*cough* Jouer products *cough*), but bear with me, I think there's at least a few in here that I've not mentioned before!

SKINCARE.
Over the past few months I've been trying to find my must-have cleansers and although I'm not sure this is my favourite ever cleanser (I think the Neal's Yard Chamomile Cleanser holds that spot) I've been really enjoying the Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm*. It does a really good job of making sure every last scrap of make up is removed and it never leaves my skin feeling dry or tight, so if you have dry skin I think you should give this a try! The Good Things Face The Day Moisturiser has been one I've been reaching for pretty consistently ever since summer finally arrived in the UK. It gives my skin the perfect amount of hydration without leaving my skin feeling oily or sticky in any way. It smells pretty lovely too! For those pesky stubborn blemishes I've been using the Yonka Creme 15*, which is a really odd product but one that really seems to do the job. It has a light lotion consistency that really sinks in quickly and doesn't dry my skin out. It's not a total miracle worker as in any spot will disappear overnight, it just gently soothes and generally makes the area look a little less irritated and red.

MISC.
During the super warm weather I have been loving taking cool bubble baths, they're relaxing and the perfect way to wind down before sleep. My favourite is the Neom Tranquility Organic Bath Foam*, I'm on my second bottle of this stuff and I just adore it. It's pricey but so very lux! I have also been reading up on aluminium free deodorants and although I haven't completely made the switch yet, I'm considering it. The Weleda Citrus Deodorant* is the first that I've tried and I'm very, very impressed! The scent reminds me somewhat of a gin & tonic at first (yum!) and settles to give a subtle citrus scent that lasts, for me, all day! Have you ever tried an aluminium free deodorant? If so I'd love to know which is your favourite!

BASE MAKE UP.
I have no doubts that you're completely sick of hearing me mention the Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint by now. I'm going to have my full review up very soon and then I'll stop talking about it so much, because I'm sure the entire world knows by now how much I love it! Concealer wise I've really been enjoying the Maybelline The Eraser Eye. I wasn't expecting to like the sponge tip applicator but it's actually the perfect size and shape for my under eye and it seems to apply just the right amount of product. This gives quite a light coverage, but most importantly it doesn't settle into any fine lines - it's a miracle! Another Maybelline product I have been absolutely loving is the Fit Me Powder. I have the shade 110, which I think is the lightest shade, kindly sent to me from the team over at Xtras. It's only £5.50 on their website, which is a total bargain and I certainly won't hesitate to repurchase once I've used this all up. The powder is really lovely, it doesn't cake up or look too heavy on my skin even if on some mornings I'm a little over generous with the application. It's also a great handbag product because there's a mirror and a little sponge included that's great for on-the-go touch ups.

LIPS.
It was only when I was editing these pictures that I realised my two lipstick favourites are extremely similar in colour, it seems I've been all about the pinks recently! My first favourite is an old faithful and it's Lovelorn from MAC. I have a full post all about it, which you can read here, but it's just one of those colours that is super easy to wear, it looks nice with any make up look and it gives a lovely glossy & effortless finish. My second favourite is one I'm trying to use up because I've had it for a little while and it's Pillow Talk from Topshop. I have it in its limited edition packaging, but I'm pretty sure this colour has made its way into the permanent Topshop range, although I can't find it on the website at the moment, and it's absolutely gorgeous! It's slightly lighter in colour on the lips than Lovelorn, but the finish is very similar and it feels super comfortable to wear.

BLUSHES.
Ah, Dior Rosy Glow, how I love you so! This is my perfect pink powder blush, it gives my cheeks the perfect rosy glow (they definitely named this product well!), without ever looking too doll-like or over the top. Definitely one of my most expensive make up products but I still think it's worth every single penny. And yes, I still keep it in it's little velvet pouch! My must have cream blush at the moment in the Jouer Cheek & Lip Tint in Honeysuckle, which is the most perfect peachy shade I've ever seen. It's light in texture so it feels comfortable on the skin, it's not sticky or tacky and it blends like a dream. This is another product that deserves a post of its own, so that'll be up very soon, I'll just say that I think this is in the running for my favourite cream blush of all time! And last, but definitely not least, is the Estee Lauder Cheek Rush in Pink Patent*. This looks incredibly bright and scary but it gives a beautiful, very sheer pink tint to the cheeks. It's almost like a mixture between a liquid and a gel blush in texture, it's incredibly lightweight and once it's blended it doesn't look like you're wearing any make up at all, it looks like skin. It also doesn't budge so I have been loving this on those days where it has been incredibly hot outside.

Which products have you been especially loving recently? 
xoxo

101 comments:

  1. I got a free product of Balance Me in Glamour magazine and have been addicted ever since!

    http://polaroidsandpuds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's such a lovely cleanser, glad you love it too! xo

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  2. The Jouer Cheek & Lip Tint is such a cute and pretty colour, and I absolutely love cream blushers. My skin is honestly driving me up the wall this summer and I don't know what I'm doing wrong! xxx

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    1. Mine has been very temperamental too, I don't know what's going on!! xo

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    2. At first I thought it was just the heat, but it's not even that warm anymore! Maybe I've been having too many sugary summer treats! xxx

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    3. I still think it's a bit humid and just 'ugh' outside so I'm blaming that and ignoring the fact I've been having too many ice creams ;) xo

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  3. I so want to try the Estee Lauder blush! The Weleda deodorant has caught my attention too, I'd be interested to try it out!

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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    1. Really recommend the blushes, they're pricey but you need so little at a time I think it's worth it. Definitely go for one of the brighter shades though because they're super sheer! xo

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  4. I really want to try the Balance Me cleansing balm, I'm always just a little wary of using products 'suitable for normal-dry' on my oily combination mess! xo

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    1. Ahh yeah, I'm not sure how it would fair on oily skin. It can tend to feel a little oily but if you remove it thoroughly there's no residue left! xo

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  5. Your favourite lipstick shades are so pretty!

    I'm sure I have this Balance Me face balm, but I haven't used it yet. Do you think it would work well with combination/oily skin? Cream based cleansers are probably a lot more gentle on skin.

    Every since reading a recent post of yours, I've been anxious to try the Estee Lauder Cheek Rush blushers.

    Sej || whatwouldgracekellysay.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. I think you would be alright as long as you spend the time removing it thoroughly because I've found if I don't spend enough time with the flannel/muslin cloth there can be a little bit of an oily residue left. That's my only complaint with it! My skin is dry but also fairly blemish prone and I've not had any problems with it! xo

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  6. The Balance Me Cleansing Balm sounds lovely, I'm really loving balm cleansers lately. I wasn't a fan of Good Things Mattifying Moisturiser when I tried it, glad you like this one better.
    I don't think I've ever consciously used an aluminium-free deodorant, I have to confess I don't really know what the benefits would be!

    Jess xo

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    1. Cleansing balms are the best! They work so well at removing every last trace of make up! xo

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  7. I want evvverything! Love the Balance Me Cleansing Balm and funnily enough I put Lovelorn on today, I always forget about it because it's in a palette! I'd love to try the Jouer Luminizing Tint and Dior blush, the colour looks absolutely perfect.

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    1. It's the most perfect pink shade <3

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    1. Definitely one of my all time favourites I think! <3

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  9. I'm totally intrigued by the Weleda deodorant! Lovelorn looks beautiful, definitely gonna have to check it out.

    Katie x and-katie.com

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    1. It's a stunning shade, super easy to wear too <3

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  10. Lovely favourites hun! That Jouer tint needs to be mine!!! x x

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  11. Such lovely products - unfortunalety I promised myself not to spend any money on makeup until 2014, because I have tooooo much. So booooo!

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    1. I think I need to do the same thing, I have way to many products too! xo

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  12. Love the post - I really need to try the Jouer tint. Lovelorn looks lush, too!

    Claire | Shining Like Silver xx

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  13. You're not making it any easier with the frequent mentions of Jouer! ;) Hopefully soon I will be able to try some of their products. I think I need to check out Lovelorn again - I just wish MAC lipsticks weren't $35 each here :S

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  14. So happy to see you mention Mac's Lovelorn! It's my favourite lipstick ever and i never hear anyone else talk about it, so easy to wear! x

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  15. Lovely products! I really like the pictures haha :) other than that, I'd really like to try something from Neom but it's not available here in my country :( they seem to have lovely products though.

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com
    PS: I'm giving away two custom blogger designs! :)

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  16. looks like some nice goodies you have here! I want to try out Lovelorn, it looks good!

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  17. I just got Dior rosy glow and I love it! Makes me look so healthy and flushed!

    BritishBeautyAddict

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  18. that mac lipstick looks amazing, lovely colour! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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  19. Both those lipsticks are such a lovely colour, I really need to invest in some base make-up, I'm utterly rubbish when it comes to things like that!

    The Little Things

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  20. I'm in desperate need of Dior's Rosy Glow!! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. Oooh I love this post! I'm also on am quest to find my perfect cleanser. I've heard great things about this balm, I should pick it up! I'd never heard of aluminium free deodorant, I'll be looking into that! I love the Cello shots packaging, I wouldn't expect something so fresh and hip looking from Estée Lauder! Thanks for sharing your favourite, I really enjoyed reading through them. xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely give it a try, I think it's one of the nicest I've tried <3

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  22. I used to love The Good Things range but now my skin is more dry than oily after moving down south I had hardly use that range, which makes me sad because it smells so wonderful!
    Have a great weekend :) x

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    1. My skin is quite dry too but I've been loving this moisturiser in the warm weather <3

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  23. I love the Balance Me cleanser but can't decide if I like the smell or not, it's a funny one isn't it? Looking forward to your full Jouer review :)

    Claire x | AgentSmyth

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    1. It definitely is, can't say it's my favourite scent but it's not totally horrible either - very odd! xo

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  24. Great post, definitely given me some ideas! I'm obsessed with Liz Earle skin care at the moment x

    http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. ahhhh dior rosy glow! it's one that i've been lusting ever since foreverrrr but can never get myself to pay the price for it... it looks sooo pretty and now that it's gotten your stamp of approval too makes me want to get it even more. oh well maybe i'll make this my christmas present to myself haha :) never too soon to think of christmas!

    rachel x
    www.blushandbrunch.com

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    1. It's super pretty, pricey but pretty! Haha it's definitely not! ;)

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  26. love the concealer <3 XOXO Anna

    www.fashionanna.com

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  27. Oh Jennie, you have such a knack for making me want to buy absolutely everything! The balance ME face balm looks so nice, I'm yet to venture into cleansing balms but adore their other products so it might be a nice place to start! xx

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  28. Lovely colour on those lipstick.=)

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    1. It's the most beautiful shade <3

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  30. I saw these two lipsticks on your post and I went to Topshop to see Pillow Talk and compared it to Lovelorn. Both very similar shades, so nice. I think I'll get the Pillow Talk when I have a bit of cash, as I have lots of mac lippies in the case-which is a mess and needs sorting through.

    x.o

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  31. Basically I've just added half of these to my shopping list! I love that Balance Me cleanser, it is right up there as one of my favourites xx

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  32. I need the MAC lipstick in my life :)

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    1. Me too, their products are so affordable and lovely <3

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  34. How beautiful is that Topshop lipstick?! When I saw the packaging I thought it might have been one of the new Bare Minerals Marvellous Moxie lipsticks. I loveeeee it <3 gorgeous pics honey xxx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie ♥

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  35. The Balance Me cleanser is definitely something I want to try - I've loved all the other Balance Me products I've tried so far. x

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    1. It's really lovely, definitely recommend them! xo

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  36. Loving all of these products! But especially the cheek ones, they all look amazing!

    Harriet
    sperorose.blogspot.co.uk

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  37. Wish I had the funds to try Neom products!
    Love your selection of products though :)

    Alicekatex.blogspot.com :)

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    1. They are definitely pricey, worth it as a lovely treat every now and again though! <3 xo

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  38. I've been wanting to get the moisturising tint by Jouer for aaages! I love Jouer too and hear sooo many bloggers rave about its products. Lately I've been loving my Revlon lip butters as they're great for the summer and loving the shades they have
    Daniella

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Really recommend the tint, it's lovely! xo

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  39. I'm really intrigued by the Weleda deodorant, I think I may have to give it ago!

    Tara xo

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  40. Absolutely love Good Things products, I have used their 5 Minute face mask and it is amazing. It always rejuvenates my skin and I love the fact there are no nasty chemicals to dry my skin out!!

    The Jouer cheek tint looks gorgeous, never tried any of the products. You have made me want to buy so many things!!

    Georgie x

    http://theblondegalaxy.blogspot.co.uk

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  41. Lovely post once again :) love favourite ones because they give me so many ideas :) I don't own any of the products above, and they all sound great! The Doir blush looks so pretty and a really nice shade of Pink :)

    Katie xx | Katies World

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    1. It's the most beautiful colour <3

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  42. I've had the jouer moisture tint on my to buy list for so long , but for some reason I've never purchased it. Hearing that you truly do love it and seeing it in many posts , think I'm going to impulse buy it sooner rather than later! Definitely going to pick up the lip and cheek tint, the colour honeysuckle is so pretty, never seen a colour like it!


    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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    1. It's so lovely, my favourite make up purchase of the year! xo

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  43. I use the Maybelline powder too and I love it :) really want to try the Estee Lauder Cheek Rush! xx

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    1. They're so lovely, doesn't feel like you're wearing anything! Xo

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  44. I recently bought the Balance Me Cleanser and I'm excited to try it! I've heard so many good things about it. That Weleda deoderant sounds interesting. I'm thinking of switching to aluminium free deoderant too, so will have to look into that one. x

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  45. So many pretty things! I really want to try the Jouer Tint...it sounds absolutely amazing and Honeysuckle seems like the perfect shade!

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    1. It's so beautiful, I think you'd love it! Xo

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  46. I used the Good Things moisturizer once and I remember it smelled amazing! I really want to try Dior Rosy Glow... I've heard so many people rave about it! Lovely post :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  47. I really want that Dior Rosy Glow! I have admired it on your blog before, it is the perfect baby doll pink x

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    1. It's so pretty, I think you would love it <3

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  48. haha every time Im on your blog I want to buy something new! This time its that Mac lippy <3 looks gorge! xox

    www.thestylekhaleesi.com

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    1. Aww! I'm always happy to enable a pretty purchase! ;) xp

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  49. Lovelorn is hands down one of my most favourite lipsticks, I've been wearing it a lot recently <3 x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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