Every month, the internet is scattered with monthly favourite blog posts or youtube videos and this is something I have been dying to take part in for years and years. So, now I have a blog, here goes nothing!
I have just rediscovered two old favourites in my nail varnish collection and boy do I feel great with this combo on my hands! A few years ago Nails Inc teamed up with Gossip Girl to create a series of nail effect duos. I got the set in ‘Lily’ and it’s just heavenly. All the things you love about Nail’s Inc polishes combined with the sheer glamour of Gossip Girl. I love it! The bad thing is… it was limited edition and I don’t think you can buy it any more, i’m sorry!! I also don’t have any very good pictures of this so if you’re curious about what it looks like, give it a google!
My skin has been appalling recently so i’ve been given some new cream to try out which is getting rid of blemishes slowly but I don’t think my skin has ever been so dry and flaky (gross I know!). So I’ve been using Clarins HydraQuench cream which has been working a charm. I’m a huge Clarins fan and I’m a strong advocate for getting what you pay for with skin care – not always but 99% of the time! I’ve been teaming this with the HydraQuench serum and mask and my face feels like it’s had a good boost of moisture! They’re not the cheapest but they are so worth it. Allbeauty.com have the products slightly cheaper though if you are interested.
Three words: Maybelline Colour Tattoos. In the colour pink gold to be precise. I’m a little late to the band wagon on these but they are seriously awesome! I hate cream products that are just difficult to work with or dry out quickly (sadly Benefit, I’m talking about you!), but this one has a lot of promise and the colour pay off is great. The best part? They are only £4.99 and they are on 3 for 2 at the moment. Winner!
Without wanting to harp on about one brand, I just have to mention the new Clarins Instant Light Lip Balms. I have it in the colour ‘rose’ and it is just beautiful. It is a lovely natural colour, incredibly moisturising and gives a really subtle sheen to your lips. Also the packaging is just gorgeous. If you liked the original Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfectors then these are basically the same but in a stick form and the best thing, they smell A-Maz-Ing.
My final favourite for the month is the bodyshop chamomile cleansing butter. I love cleansing balms and butters, they are just so easy as you can use it in the shower and smear it straight over your full face of makeup. This one is really light, doesn’t dry your face out or leave it feeling greasy and its in a handy tin. It doesn’t have a really strong smell which I like and a little goes a long way. It certainly gets a big thumbs up from me.
What are your favourites this month, beauty or otherwise?