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May Favourites

Not loads of favourites for May, I've been chopping and changing a bit trying new things out but these are the ones I've stuck with and loved the most over the previous month:

1. Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara £5.99- I've been loving this to throw a few coats on quickly and not having to worry too much about brushing it through or picking bits off. This has a bendy brush that prevents clumps and gets right to the tip of my lashes, and was the star of my previous post

2. Bourjois Cream Blusher in Rose Tender £7.99- I've also written a review of this blusher and it's in my favourites for being the one I've worn every day since I bought it. The colour is a lovely natural pink and it just needs a few dabs to apply, a few dabs to blend and it's there all day.

3. Espa 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser* £15- For a start I love the little pot that this moisturiser comes in- a frosted glass pot with a plastic granite-style lid that makes it look eyecatching and indulgent on my skincare shelf. The moisturiser itself is a light cream with an amazing smell of thyme that aims to balance oils while it moisturises. It sinks in so quickly and also contains Irish Moss to soothe and protect the skin. I've really been enjoying using this moisturiser and its definitely helped out to even out the dry patches of my combination skin. 

4. Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream £2.25- I made the swap from Vaseline to lip butters last month and my lips have definitely been thanking me as I find I need to use this balm less frequently throughout the day and in a much smaller quantity. Even though I adore the smell of the Raspberry Rose variety I find the Caramel Cream just a little bit more hydrating and still has a lovely sweet smell.

5. Real Techniques Shader Brush £6.99- This is the first brush I've ever bought solely for concealer but I found that my fingers weren't really cutting it anymore and were making it look a bit patchy or else leaving faint finger prints which isn't really what you want. I've been using this brush under my eyes in very short sweeping motions and on blemishes by patting the concealer into them, and I'm really impressed with the way it blends without soaking up or removing the product. It took a bit of experimenting and getting used to but I'm really pleased I bought it and have only been using my fingers as a last resort!

6. Lioele Beyond the Solution BB Cream £8 for 30ml- This is the slightly matter version of Korean brand Lioele's Triple the Solution and, while it lacks the spf 30 and lightening ingredients, still contains a host of skin nourishing goodness. This annoyingly only comes in one colour but it's actually the lightest BB cream I own and its not miles and miles away from my own skin tone so I can get away with wearing it by itself if I want to especially at night as it really looks like skin. The Beyond the Solution glides on evenly with my fingers and is also one of the most opaque I own but I still prefer to wear it under foundation as an extra layer of moisture and cover. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Licorice Root and Allantoin, and although it has a slightly matte finish I don't find it too drying for my skin, so have been enjoying it when I want bit more coverage for my foundation or want it to last longer.

7. Toner (approx <£1)- This toner is coming up soon in a DIY post so I didn't want to give it away by actually telling you what it's called, but it brings skin back to it's optimum ph and balances it out while very gently exfoliating. I've been using this twice a day and am really pleased with it- my skin tone is more even, I've had less oiliness and congestion and it's really been helping with dry or flaky patches. I find acidic/exfoliating toners can be quite harsh and difficult to get on with- like the REN Clarifying Lotion, but I haven't had a problem with this one and it can be customised to suit my skin if I've got a breakout or it's more sensitive than usual which is a big plus if you've got combination skin. 

No wishlist yet for June as I've still to get a few bits from my previous wishlist and am saving up for a big NYX haul after finding even more products I want to try out!


What's on your May Favourites list? and do you have a wishlist for June?




14 comments

  1. Oooh, can't wait to see the toner, love things like that and homemade products! :) I love the cream blush, been meaning to pick one up for myself for a while.

    Lyndsay xx
    www.fizzypeaches.com

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    1. It's such a simple toner I was so surprised it made any difference! Ooh definitely get one I love mine x

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  2. I think I need that mascara in my life....

    Keeley www.phatcupcake.com x

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    1. I love it, better than the higher end ones I've tried! x

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  3. hey! i just stumbled onto your blog and got reading :) I have the nivia lip butter in raspberry and i love it! i'll have to keep an eye out for the caramel one though :) new follower :)
    check out my blog if youd like :)
    emilykielthy.blogspot.ie
    xx

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    1. Thank you for following! The raspberry one smells so good I want to eat it not put it on my lips haha x

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  4. The Espa 24 Hour Balancing Moisturiser has really nice packaging and it sounds just as good as it looks. I can't wait for the DIY toner!

    Grace x

    http://grace-gibson.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The packaging is nice isn't it, I think I'll keep the pot when I've finished the moisturiser. The toner only cost 82p for ingredients and already had a travel bottle, bargain! x

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  5. I feel like the only person on earth who hasnt tried the nivea lip butters! I can't wait for the diy toner post either!

    - Sho
    http://shonalouxo.blogspot.ie x

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    1. I think you might actually be the only one who hasn't haha! Will get it up next week I think, part of a series of DIY posts I'm writing :) x

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  6. I am seriously loving the Nivea Lip Balm tins, they're amazing.. smell so goooood! You have such a cute blog honey xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

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    1. Mmm soo good! I dont know anyone who doesnt like them! Thank you Gemma x

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  7. I really want to try that maybelline mascara, I keep seeing it popping up everywhere lately :) I'm completely addicted to the caramel lip butter :D Excited to see your NYX haul :D
    Love Holly x

    h-c-style.blogspot.co.uk // h-c-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think its a bit of a love/hate product, some people really don't like it! The lip butter is soo good, Im throwing my vaseline away! Im still looking at lip swatches, so difficult to choose colours when you cant see them in person x

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