I thought I'd write about a few products today whilst I'm waiting for the laundry to finish (wahhhh grown up life is rubbish)
I have finally dipped my toes (well, in this case, fingers) into the world of Burts Bee's and I don't think I'll ever look back! The Radiance Day Creme smells good, is just thick enough to feel luxurious, but not so thick you feel greasy and it leaves my skin soft, well moisturised, and glowing. It's geeky but it's become my favourite part of the morning now because it feels like a luxury treat every single day. At £19.50 it isn't the cheapest face cream on the market but I'd argue wholeheartedly that it's one of the best!
I'm also absolutely loving my St Ives invigorating apricot facial scrub for a weekly freshen up. My pet hate is scrubs that aren't really, really 'scrubby' and this is the first facial scrub I've used that's thick and has plenty of little scrubby bits in it. The one in the photo is the travel version because I can't live without it no matter where I am and that says it all! It's between £1 and £3
Continuing with my love for scrubs and Burts Bee's, I can't get enough of this Honey and Shea Sugar Scrub. This smells absolutely divine and is a slightly oilier scrub meaning that once you've scrubbed off all of the horrible dead skin, a layer is left on your skin to moisturise it and keep it extra soft and smooth. You only need a tiny amount to do your entire body as its so thick such high quality, it's only £12.99 for a huge tub. Bargain!
I've been writing about Liz Earle products on this blog for years now, I was absolutely ecstatic when they decided to dive into the world of make-up and recently I've been dabbling with the products and trying a few bits. The Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara is a firm favourite of mine at the moment and is definitely something I'll repurchase. This lengthens and defines my lashes whilst still looking natural (for the daytime and summer) plus it gets through the 10-11 hour days I'm currently doing at work so I can't fault it! Another great thing about it is that it doesn't smell. Amazing. It's £14.50 and these days that's the standard price for a mascara really so I'd encourage everyone to pick a tube up!
EOS lip balms have been raved about on blogs and youtube for as long as I can remember and I finally picked one up in the 'summer fruits' flavour. It's a great lip balm and a bit of a conversation starter when you pull it out of your bag! I absolutely love it, it's roughly £5.
L-R: ORLY 'First Kiss', Barry M 'Shocking Pink', Mini ORLY 'Green With Envy', MeMeMe 'Impulsive', Models Own 'Ibiza Mix'.
I'm absolutely loving these combos! I just want the sun to come out again so I can wear them again without looking like a nutter with fluro nails when it's raining!! The ORLY polishes are my first from the brand and they're great quality, I can't wait to buy more! 'It's not me it's you' and 'orange punch' are the next on my list :)
Special mentions to:
L'oreal Elvive nutri-gloss crystal sparkling conditioner - smells great, makes my hair soft and really shiny, and is pink and glittery. does it get any better than that? :)
Esteé Lauder Double Wear foundation - this has been a favourite for about 18 months now and I don't think that's going to change anytime soon! At the moment I wear this, bronzer, a wee bit of blusher and the Liz Earle mascara I've waxed lyrical about above. Simple, quick and flawless.
Benefit Porefessional - don't faint! I know! I normally hate everything Benefit has to offer, and I still firmly believe that the products are massively overpriced and small (i.e. you don't get a lot of product for your money) but this is really great. Its quick and easy to apply and makes my skin look significantly smoother. This combined with the Double Wear is pretty close to perfection ♥
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening!