Hello Lovelies! And a special hello to my new followers who have joined me on bloglovin recently! I hope you are enjoying my slightly improved photography skills - I got a new camera for my birthday and I'm starting to learn it's different settings. If anyone has any tips for using the Sony A5000, then let me know.
Anyway...today I've put together a selection of my current favourites that have really worked for me through out the last month, I love watching these types of youtube videos and finding out about products that people genuinely recommend. Let me know in the comments if any of you have tried any of these products to? Or if you have any similar or better recommendations, I'd love to hear about them!
1 - Dior Hydra Life samples - A little while ago my mum bought me the Miss Dior perfume, and included in the gift bag was various samples of Dior skincare products, including the Dior Hydra Life Creme Sorbet. It's not until recently that I decided to give them a try as I was on the hunt for a good every day moisturiser that worked well with my skin type. This Dior cream is so so soft yet not greasy in the slightest like moisturisers can sometimes feel initially. It feels so silky and light. My only issue I had was that throughout the month, my skin type does change slightly and becomes more oily in my T-zone area. No matter what moisturiser I try, it makes it so much worse underneath make-up - usually I would be better avoiding moisteriser all together during these times. So, when I went to the Dior counter to ask about full size pricing, I took some samples of the gel based moisturiser, which is actually cheaper. I personally so far don't like this one as much, but i'll keep you updated.
2 - Umberto Gianni Micracle Worker serum - i'd never tried any of Umberto Gianni products before until I saw that boots had a multiple buy offer so I picked up some hair spray and serum to try. This serum has worked miracles on my hair in terms of smoothing down and adding shine. Especially on the ends of my hair where the bleach has dried it out, this serum will sort this out for me and will keep it like this, all day, and even the following day. As i'm writing this I just added some to my hair after straightening and my hair feels so soft!
3 - Nivea 2 in 1 Cleanser/Toner - I picked this up when I nipped to the Coop supermarket one evening when I was having a particularly bad skin day, I just wanted a treat for my skin so bought this for about £2 on offer. I have been massaging it into my skin each evening with clean fingers and then use a cotton wool pad to wipe away the dirt, I do this after taking my make up off inititially with a make up wipe, or on no make-up days when I feel my skin is a little greasy. It honestly leaves me skin feeling so soft and fresh. Not like a face mask does, more like a soft moisturiser but it has cleansed your skin and toned it at the same time.
4 - NYX Angel Veil primer - If you haven't tried or heard of this yet then you must be living under a rock. It's a little pricey against other NYX products for the size you get but it's worth it as you really only need the smallest amount on the areas of your skin with the most visible pores. It is so soft and is oil free so doesn't add to the problem areas on my more oilier skin days. This product under my make up, makes my foundation last all day without patching up. In the weekdays for work I use Rommel wake me up foundation, and this on its own can smudge off in places e.g. Round my nose, even with setting powder. Put the angel veil on before and it'll last all day.
5 - NARS Blush - So the pictures don't do this great justice due to my bedroom lighting but this is actually the Orgasm shade. This was part of my birthday present from my brother, and like every girl and her cat, I can't get enough of it. Previously I was mixing two shades from the Nip & Fab blush palette which makes a great dupe for this. But I wanted something a little more special and I love the tiny bits of glitter, they aren't obvious at all, but give a nice subtle glow. Plus the packaging is so nice!
6 - Maybeline Fit Me Concealer - I bought this in shade 15 weeks and weeks ago and i honestly did not get on well with it - at least not in the way I would have usually applied concealer. However, over the last month, I have started to just do a small, sort of U shape, at the lowest part of my dark circles under my eyes. I then blend this with a beauty blender, then apply my Rimmel concealer on top. The Maybeline concealer brightens up the dark area and then the Rimmel gives me the coverage. This tip, I actually stole from Laura Lee's youtube video from a while back on how to conceal in collaboration with Maybeline and - it works!!