It feels like forever since I last wrote about my beauty favourites, but lately I just haven’t been trying out that many products. If I’m honest, blogging hasn’t been one of my priorities recently what with moving house and work getting busier in the run up to Christmas, so I’ve just been using the same old products. In the past few weeks though I feel like I’ve got my mojo back and have been trying a few new things, rediscovering some favourites and got back in to experimenting with various products. These are kind of October/November/start of December favourites, but that just didn’t quite have the same ring for a post title!
Benefit Bella Bamba Blush – This is something I used to reach for all the time earlier this year, but then I discovered a couple of the Topshop Cream Blushes and forgot all about this. I picked it up again recently when I wanted a coral pink shade to go with a lip colour I was sporting, and have been hooked again ever since!
Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Lip Balm – My friend and fellow peanut butter obsessive picked this up for me a few weeks back and OMG, it’s love. This smells like the real deal and tastes like it too, and if I manage to keep it on my pout for long enough, it leaves my lips feeling soft and nourished.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Skin Perfecting Nude Foundation – I’m a big fan of the Rimmel foundations already, so when I saw this one I thought I’d give it a whirl! I love the formula and how easy it is to buff in to the skin. The colour match is great (holla to all the fellow ghostly girls wearing Ivory!) and although I I don’t think it lasts for 25 hours, the staying power is great and sticks around for a whole day at work with no patching.
Rimmel Super Curler Mascara – Another thing of Rimmel’s that I love – mascara! I purchased this one when I ran out of my Benefit Roller Lash for a cheaper alternative, and I have to say I think I actually prefer this one! I like the shape of the brush as it makes application a doddle, and I love how it holds a curls so well and for so long. I’ve actually almost run out of this and will definitely be repurchasing soon.
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails – After the stress and hard work of moving house, packing and unpacking and taping up endless amounts of cardboard boxes, my nails were left weak and flaky and nothing seemed to be helping them. I bought this after hearing good things about it and was so impressed! My nails were significantly stronger within a few days of wearing just 2 coats of this. It stays around without chipping for longer than any other polish I own, and because of this I now use it as a top coat too!
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion – After running out of the moisturiser I was using, I picked up this on offer in my local Bodycare and decided to try it out. I’ve used the gradual tan from this range a few times and loved it, and this didn’t let me down either! I’ve been using this after every shower or bath, particularly to moisturise my legs after shaving. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and nourished, and the smell is SO good!
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish – I’ve sung from the rooftops about this cult product so many times in the past, so when my skin had a huge break out there was only one thing on my mind to fix it! Liz Earle to the rescue! I’ve almost finished the bottle, and after using twice daily I can safely say my skin is almost back to normal. Thank you Liz Earle for being so amazing.
Original Source Vanilla & Raspberry Shower Gel – There isn’t another brand of shower gel that we finish as quickly as this. Dan and I are big fans of the Original Source range because of how good they smell! We’ve gone through the Coconut one now, which I meant to feature but threw the bottle away, and now are well on our way to finishing this one too!
Soft & Gentle Lotus & Watermelon Anti-Perspirant Deodorant – Some of you may think deodorant is a bit of a weird one to include in this post, but I absolutely love this stuff! This is hands down the nicest frangrance in deodorant form that I’ve ever smelt. It’s such a clean and fresh scent that could almost stand alone as a perfume. So. Good.
So, those are the items that are floating my boat right now, but I’m sure there will be lots of new contenders for December what with the party season just around the corner.
What are your favourite beauty products at the moment?