I'm so glad I ditched the traditional 'monthly favourites' post formula, I've felt so much better without the weight of having to pull together that post. I kept missing out things or struggling to find enough for a whole post, I much prefer just keeping you guys in the loop!
Today's post is a mixed bag of things I'm loving and things I'm still on the fence about, but I've been using a lot so I wanted to tell you about them anyway!
Let's start with two skincare mentions. Now, I'm about to talk about some face wipes, so if you're against that sort of thing, just skip ahead a bit! I'm totally against the use of makeup wipes as the only step in your skincare routine, but for days when I'm just wearing a bit of concealer and mascara, I'm more than happy to use them to take off my makeup before I cleanse. Yes you still need to cleanse after using a makeup wipe. Anyway, I've been loving the Yes To Cucumbers Gentle Face Wipes for those kind of days, they're gentle, they smell good, and they really do a good job of removing product, not just pushing it around your face.
The second skincare mention is the Original Source Skin Quench Quick Drying Moisturising Oil Spray with Watermelon and Jojoba. What a mouthful. This stuff smells INCREDIBLE, just like Starburst, and it sinks into the skin incredibly quickly, just giving a boost of moisture, and a pretty sheen too. For £6.99, if you're lazy like me and can't be bothered with a full on body butter, this is fab.
Revlon have released a mini Spring collection, and I picked up two bits back at the beginning of the month. First of all, the thing that drew me in the Revlon Matte Highlighting Palette in Desert Bronze. I've wanted to try one of these for the longest time, but all the shades looked a bit too disco-ballesque for my shimmerphobic self, so this is the perfect thing! I honestly can't tell you how much I love this, it really gives the skin a good old bronze without being orangey or too subtle, something which can happen. Because it's matte and not orange you can kind of get away with using it as a bronzer contour hybrid, which is exactly what I've been doing.It's seriously gorgeous and may just be my top favourite product right now. I also picked up the Revlon Colourburst Lacquer Balm in Demure, part of the original line that is being repromoted with the Spring collection and I really like that too. It looks shimmery in the bullet which I was concerned about, but that doesn't translate to the lips, it's just a gorgeous glossy nude with a hint of peach.
Since Revlon were on 3 for 2 I ended up finally picking up the Colourstay Concealer too, and I'm on the fence about this. It's a good colour match (I have Fair, the lightest shade) and it looks nice when I apply it, but it doesn't hold up well throughout the day.
Now, I also wanted to mention a second bronzer (I'm having a real bronzer moment, can you tell) the Makeup Forever Pro Fusion Bronzer* a more subtle option than the Revlon, perfect for any bronzer-phobes, but the formula and shade of this are just spot on. Plus, isn't it beautiful?
One last makeup thing and then I'll shut up, another shout out to the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes. If you haven't tried these yet then get on it, they're seriously thebomb.com.
And lastly, I thought I'd drop in two non beauty things I'm loving, this months issue of Vogue, because let's be real here, Daenerys Targaryan is my ultimate icon. I just love her. Also, two teas I've been loving, the Clipper Cloud Nine Tea for the mornings, and Pukka Star Anise and Cinnamon in the evening! Deeelish!
What have you been loving recently?