May Beauty Favourites

Friday, June 03, 2016
May Beauty Favourites
Woah, hello June!

I’ve no idea where the month of May went or even this year in general but I’m pretty happy about its fast pace as it means it’s getting closer to moving into my new house!

I’ve never really made these infamous monthly round ups a regular thing however last month I discovered a handful of new products that quickly became my favourites. So instead of boring you with individual reviews I decided to throw them into one monthly favourites post so I can ramble on about how amazing they are...

Neals Yard Remedies Rejuvenating Frankincense Cleanser

I’ve had the Rejuvenating Frankincense gift set sat under my desk for months. I’ve been trying to work my way through my sample products before cracking it open and I really wish I’d done it sooner. My skin becomes a little drier in the summer months so anything to help to rehydrate it really benefits. The cleanser itself has a thick consistency and smells incredible. You apply it to dry skin and massage it in before using a hot cloth to gently wipe it away. I like to leave it on for a couple minutes just to reap the benefits before removing which leaves my skin feeling incredible soft, supple and clean with a relaxing natural frankincense scent.

Rodial Dragons Blood XXL Advance Sculpting Serum
I was sent this product a while back and only recently started to use it in my regular beauty routine and it’s pretty darn impressive. Again, another product I wish I’d cracked open sooner! I obviously need to learn. The intense serum helps to plump, smooth and improves the skins elasticity using red snow algae and a mineral form of iron. I apply it before my moisturiser and it works incredibly well to prep, prime and tighten the skin ready for makeup.

La Roche-Posay Serozinc
I’d spotted this product a number of times in the bloggersphere and finally caved into buying it (a couple of breakouts later). It’s a mattifying spray that acts as a toner but for any part of the body. It aids in reducing breakouts, calming razor burns and any irritations but it also balances out the oils in the skin. If my skin is breaking out or a little oily than normal I’ll opt for this product as an alternative to the Rodial Serum as it helps to mattify the skin and calm any imperfections before applying my moisturiser.

Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-mat Moisturisers
I’ve mentioned this product more recently in a review (here) but it’s soon become a daily favourite. Its serum like formula is easily absorbed into the skin and feels incredibly light weight. The product helps to hydrate my skin whilst leave a matt finish that almost acts like a primer for makeup.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick
I cannot talk about these lipsticks enough. I’ve tweeted, Instagrammed and rambled on about them to my friends so much I’m surprised no one has told me to shut up. Just as the name suggests the product is a liquid lipstick with a velvet smooth texture.  The doe foot applicator helps to apply the product perfectly without the need for a lip liner. The matt formula has a creamy texture which doesn’t dry the lips and although the longevity isn’t hours and hours, the product does nicely wear off leaving a slight even stain.

Benefit Dew The Hoola
I’ve never been one for bronzing but I am a fan of a little contouring when wearing natural makeup. This product is a liquid that looks quite orange when first applied to the skin however once added into or on top of foundation and blended in it leaves a natural glow. The great thing about this product is not only its multi-use but it also has buildable coverage so it works perfectly for any skin tone. I like to wear it under my cheek bones as well as a primer for my eye makeup!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
I’ve never strayed from my Real Techniques buffing brush. I’ve used it for years and it’s always left my foundation looking just the way I like it. However, the hairs had started to clog and breakaway from the handle so when I had the decision to either by a pack of 4 brushes just to get the buffing brush or try something a little different, I went for the latter. I’d heard the hype about these ‘incredible beauty sponges’ that leave your makeup looking flawless but I know how dirty sponges can get and how fiddly they can be so wasn’t too keen on purchasing one. However, I obviously did and can 100% say that they work so much better than any brush. You can gain the best coverage by using the sponge dry or a dewy, light appearance by adding a little water to the sponge. It’s amazing, just go and buy it.

Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara
A newbie to my makeup bag although as I always mention Max Factor can never make a bad mascara. This one however is the perfect day time mascara as the hard plastic brush helps to separate and individually coat lashes whilst lifting them to create a natural, clump free look.

IWhite Toothpaste
I’d previously reviewed IWhite teeth whitener strips a while back (here) and since really loving that product purchased the toothpaste to use after the treatment to prolong the whitening. The product itself has an enjoyable aniseed flavour that doesn’t sting or over produce foam. It contains an active white formula to remove stains and strengthen the tooth’s enamel.  Although the product is intended for daily use my teeth can sometimes become a little sensitive so I use this product every other day alongside a sensitive tooth paste.
Beki Xo

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  1. I LOVE Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentrate, so I'll have to try out this Emulsion Hydra-Mat! x

  2. I hate cleaning my RT sponges (I have three) but the application and finish definitely outweighs this negative! xx