May just flew by, I mean one minute I’m eating mince pies surrounded by paper hats the next I’m rummaging through my draws to find last years summer clothes for a unsuspected May heatwave. But so far so good, this first six months of the year may have flown by but I have certainty enjoined it from holidays to events and even getting my blog up and running so on that topic here is my first ever favourites blog post for the lovely month of May..
Tanya burr cosmetics.
Firstly I would just like to take a moment to express my complete appreciation for these beautiful eyeshadow pallets by Tanya Burr, I know they was only released a few weeks ago, but I am completely and utterly in love not only are the colours absolutely beautiful the pigmentation in these bad boys are unreal, they are super easy to blend and the whole summer/tropical vibe coming off them just makes me want to do my make up with one hand while holding a pina colda in the other. I managed to get my hands on both of TB’s eyeshadow pallets and they are both very different and I do use both for different sorts of occasions.
My Paradise eye palette.
This pallet I would say is my favourite out of the two, the packaging is just beautiful its rose gold! ( so no surprise there that its my favourite) and its got little holographic pineapples printed on the packaging, when you open up the little rose gold beauty its got a pretty little heart mirror on the top of the box and then bellow are the shadows. There are four little beautifully designed shadows each with a very tropical name the first three shadows are Champagne cocktail, Tranquillity & Miami sunrise these are just beautiful colours they are quite coppery colours but I am loving copper shadows at the moment and these are by far the most pigmented and beautiful I have come across. the last colour in this pallet is hammock its the darkest colour in the pallet but its another beautiful colour its what I would describe as a very dark nude and Its perfect just to use on your lash line or I tend to use Hammock and Tranquillity together on my lid and it makes the most gorgeous colour. And if it couldn’t get any better there are pineapples imprinted on to the shadows! and even though mine have very much started to fade away with all that brush work it was lovely while it lasted.
My Escape eye palette.
This palette is perfect if you are looking for that perfect Smokey eye, that’s why this palette has become my all new favourite “out out” palette, the packaging is the same as the my paradise packaging except this ones more of a Khaki green and instead of pineapples its got big holographic leafs on the outside packaging and on the shadows themselves. The first two shadows are New perspective & Wild jungle, new perspective is the lightest colour in the palette its a very pale nude colour with hints of glitter its the perfect base colour or I tend to use it under my brows for a glimmer highlight, Wild jungle is a beautiful glittery Khaki colour its actually one of the prettiest Khaki shades I’ve ever used.
The last two colours in the palette are Tree tops & Master plan, these last two colours are matte Tree tops, is the lightest khaki colour in the palette its beautiful on its own or sometimes I blend it with wild jungle, and lastly is the darkest colour in the palette master plan, and this colour really gives a finish to the Smokey eye look I just use mine to lightly blend on my outer eye.
This palette defiantly made it into my may favourites not only because these palettes are the most beautiful creations I’ve seen in a while but because they are a high street cosmetic that are highly pigmented and they last all day long, they are easy to blend and I don’t really think you can ask for much else in a eyeshadow palette so thank you Tanya for these amazing products!.
L’Oréal Micellar water.
This Micellar water was a new discovery for me just on the off chance I was wondering around superdrug, and it happened to be on offer, so because I’ve been so in love with some of the L’Oréal pairs products recently I decided to give it go and I was not disappointed in the slightest, I’ve used a few micellar waters in the past but this one defiantly makes the cut, it makes my skin feel so fresh after taking off all my make up and especially living somewhere like London you definitely want your skin to feel fresh and clean after a long day in the city, and one of my favourite things about this product is that I feel like I don’t need heaps and heaps of it to remove all my make up, I just pour some on to two cotton pads pressed together and let the product absorb in to the both of them, give it a little squeeze and I’m ready to start wiping, I even went into Superdrug last week and picked up another bottle while it was still on offer, I don’t think I’m going to be without the product for quite some time.
L’Oréal Pure Clay Detox Mask & Pure Clay Purity Wash.
The L’Oréal pure clay mask has been my lifesaver over the last few months, so I have owned this product for a while now but it needs to make it into my May favourites not only because it has helped my oily skin so much but because I have noticed such a difference in the condition of my skin since using this, I work 5 days a week in quite a hectic environment and by the end of my working day my skin tends to be a bit blotchy and my make up is prepared to disappear off my face with a swipe of a finger, but since I’ve started using these two products there has been a big change in my skins condition, normally when I’ve brought products in the past that promise to mattify my skin, it does work for that day and then slowly and slowly nothing, but not with these I’ve even been told in past few weeks how good my skin looks and to me that’s a big win.
The pure clay mask comes in a small green pot and you just apply it on a clean face avoiding the eyes and your lips and wait for the drying process to begin, I normally apply mine while laying in the bath and then when the 15 minutes is up I just wipe it off with a warm damp cloth, it does dry quite stiff, so when I first used it I was a bit concerned if it was only going to take a damp cloth to get it of, but as soon as water hits it, it just comes straight off, and straight away when I rub my hand over my face it feels so smooth and feels like I have perfect skin.
And as for the Pure clay purity wash, I use this product twice a day as instructed I jut squeeze a 50 pence blob on the palm of my hand and work it into my face again avoiding the eyes and lips, and I just keep rubbing it in circular motions, I don’t tend to leave this product on for more than a minute and then again I just wash it of with a warm damp cloth and my skin feels like a baby’s bum! I’ve been using this product since the middle of may and I cant fault it, and using it twice a day and I’ve still got quite a decent amount left, this is yet again another L’Oréal product I’m not letting disappear from my bathroom shelf!
Moschino Fresh Couture Eau De Toilette
Before I first bought this product I was a tad bit sceptical, carrying around a perfume bottle in my bag that is often mistaken for a bottle of compressed window cleaner, so when I was on my way home form my holiday in Portugal I popped into their duty free, and it happened to be on offer, I had only ever smelt the pink version before and I wasn’t too fond of it, it wasn’t a scent I tend to wear it was just a tad bit too sweet, but when I came across the blue bottle I gave in and gave it a spray, and I was instantly in love with the scent, its so fresh and vibrant, it just gives you that clean summers morning vibe, I only managed to get the 30ml bottle because that all they had left but I think I only paid about 35 euros for it, and its a month later and I’m running low! I just can’t leave the house without giving myself a sprits. So if you happen to be on a hunt for a new Summer perfume I would defiantly recommend popping into your local perfume shop and giving it a try!.
NYX Shine killer primer.
As I’m sure anyone reading this post knows about my oily skin and I’m pretty sure the lady at my local NYX counter knows this by now, so I was recommended this primer and lets be fair it says what it does in the name, I have used so many primers in the past for oily skin or to mattify skin and they have been ok, I mean they have helped a bit but nothing like this, of course I have been using my other products daily to help me battle with the oiliness that is my face but I really feel this defiantly gives it that extra push. As soon as I apply it to my skin, it has quite a thick texture and the product itself is translucent, and as soon as I rub it into my skin it really feels like its formed another layer on top of my skin, and applying my foundation on top of this primer is just a dream, the primer itself seems to dry almost instantly, I’ve found myself in the past hand fanning my face after applying primers to get them to dry before applying my foundation.
So this is 100% my favourite primer to use and unless it leads my skin astray it will continue to be, I’m a big believer in never changing anything that you know works for you, so thank you NYX for your life changing Primer!.
L’Oréal Hydra Genius Aloe Water.
Oh just when you thought I was finished expressing my love for L’Oréal’s new range of skin care products, well uhuh, I’m going to be honest normally I can be a bit funny with most moisturizers some of them I find just don’t work and some can make my skin greasy and it just doesn’t do me any favours, but then I was introduced to this miracle, I picked it up in boots when it was first released on offer because I was recommended by a friend who also has a similar skin type to me, and I trust her judgement, so that night I took all my make up off and began to apply the serum, its got quite a gel like texture and it smells great! and the packaging is lovely it comes in a tall slender pump bottle, so after pumping a few drops into the palm of my hand I worked it into my face in circular motions and my face instantly feels awake and fresh, I especially like using it in the morning because it really wakes my skin up and feels so nice under my eyes, I instantly feel like my skin feels brighter and that makes me feel brighter first thing in the morning, it does say on the packaging that you should use the product in the morning and in the evening so I use It in the morning after washing my face and in the evening after I have remove my make up, and although I haven’t had this product for too long and it might be a bit soon for it to be making it into a May favourites post, I just couldn’t help it, I’ve seen so many people praising is and quite a few asking for recommendations about it, I just had to get my view on this product out there, and like I said earlier how a lot of moisturizing products can leave my skin feeling greasy and not particularly doing my oily skin any favours this product is certainly not one of them, I feel like it dry’s instantly and just leaves me feeling fresh, awake and hydrated, so if you are one of the people considering buying this product I would 100% recommenced it. I’m so overly in love with L’Oréal’s products at the moment and this defiantly makes it into my top 5.
So there you have my May favourites, I hope you enjoyed reading this post and thank you so much for doing so, if you have tried out any of these products I would love to hear about what you think of them, or let me know what your May favourites are send me a link to your post, until next time..