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.
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.
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.
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?