May Favourites


It’s the end of May- we are now entering June. JUNE!! 6 months of the year down. How did that happen? I feel like its kind of a given that when discussing monthly favourites, you aught to mention the rapidly fast-moving year. So there we go, that’s my reference! I’ve actually made some fabulous new discoveries this month, and cant wait to show you.

First up, I decided to switch up my concealer routine this month, and invested in the wonder that is Kick Ass Concealer by Soap and Glory. This three-piece concealer set really is the bomb. On two levels, in a handy pot with a cute mirror, you get an under eye brightening concealer, a face concealer, and a setting powder. The orange-toned, under eye concealer is buttery to touch and brightens up my eye bags, concealing my dark circles. It blends well, and together with the powder, creates a flawless base that doesn’t budge throughout the day. Even when my mascara smudges! The superwear face concealer is quite heavy duty- the coverage is high so great at camouflaging any spots and blemishes. All for a very reasonable £10.

I’ve been using my MAC Faux lipstick together with my Spice lip liner all month long. These two are my must haves; I really don’t go anywhere without them both lately. I did a review on these two products earlier this month, check out the link here.

I squealed with delight when I heard about the PiƱata Colada collection from the Body Shop. I picked up the Body Sorbet at once! As a Del Boy and cocktail superfan (yes really) I made it my mission to try this. The thing you all will want to know, is does it really smell like the famous drink? YES. It does smell exactly like its namesake, sugary, fresh, juicy and super Moorish. The texture is very hydrating, which feels cool on the skin when applied and absorbs easily.  I can’t wait to try the exfoliator!

I have been using this Instant Smooth Self Tanning Primer  by Clarins for years now, but didn’t repurchase it for a couple of months as I thought I’d give a few other tans a go. None of the ones I have tried have quite lived up to this! Its rather a unique product; in that it’s a actually a primer, with a hint of self tan in it. It’s a whipped, gel like substance that smells to me of Mr. Kipling’s Cherry Bakewell cakes. Weird huh? I dot a few pea sized splodges on both my cheeks, forehead and chin, and gently rub in. It basically instantly gives your face a warm, tanned colour, which isn’t too orange. Its lightweight, blends easily; at the same time smoothing out fine lines and gives your skin a luminised, soft appearance. It also comes off when you remove your make-up, letting your skin breathe. It develops throughout the day, but doesn’t clog my pores or break me out. I use this constantly, and this little tub usually lasts me a good four months. A great alternative to foundation, especially in the Summer months.

I reviewed this this lip scrub from Primark last week, and I’ve been in love with it ever since. The granulated formula gently buffs dead skin cells away, leaving them soft and kissable.  Plus, it has the sweetest of smells. As I love matte lipsticks, its important to keep my lips in good condition at all times, and this does the trick!

Lastly, these two bad boys are another repurchase, and yet again,  I’d forgotten how great they are. Lee Stafford Hair Growth shampoo and conditioner are hugely popular and have been on the market for quite a duration now. I’ve used them before, but picked them up again in Boots recently and I honestly cant recall why I stopped using them in the first place! The loud and proud pink packaging is vibrant and eye catching, like all Lee’s products. The smell (in my humble opinion) is quite heady, and reminds me of Thierry Mugler Angel perfume oddly enough! I actually frikin love the smell, but if you hate that  particular scent you wont be a fan. However, the range is protein based and claims to nourish the scalp and hair follicles, which in short, should make your hair grow at a faster rate.  I have to say, it really does enrich the hair after use, and every time I use this, my hair just generally feels thicker. I’m not sure how much my hair has grown exactly since I started using the duo (it needs a cut FYI) but it’s definitely grown and looks in better condition. I will be repurchasing, along with the hair mask! Slightly more expensive than a regular drugstore shampoo, but that’s ok, as the quality is first rate. 

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