30 May 2016

May Favourites


I am officially back blogging, and rather excited to share some beauty bits I've been loving lately.

All things should be running smoothly on my blog now. I feel like it's been ages since I have had the chance to sit down, plan posts, use my camera, and get tap tap tapping on my keyboard. Nothing makes me happier in the world than blogging, so from now you should see more regular content. If you haven't noticed, I have officially changed my blog name and swapped all things over. I now have a domain (I only cried once), and my old URL will redirect to my new one. With that bit of admin over, it's finally time to talk about my May Favourites.


NARS Sheer Glow Foundation
I recently splurged on this foundation because I was less than happy with my base routine. I leaned towards NARS because they have a great shade range (read: foundations pale enough for me), and this is basically just a cult classic isn't it? This is a really lightweight, medium coverage foundation that I've found to have a nice glow but it's nothing to OTT. I got the shade Siberia (the lightest) and it blends super well, while being fab for covering redness because it has more yellow tones.

Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus Eye Cream
This may shock some of you, but I've never used an eye cream before. I hadn't felt like I needed to; it seemed a waste of time quite honestly. I think I may have been converted though, because it feels so cooling and lovely on the skin. I pretty much have no idea how this compares to other eye creams, but this Clinique offer is just the right thickness and ensures my under-eyes are nicely hydrated.

Antipodes Apostle Skin Brightening Serum
I've been dying to try some products from Antipodes, and this month my wish came true. I have been using this serum in my skin routine every night. I believe this is more suitable for oiler skin types and perhaps those who are blemish prone. This doesn't leave an oily residue on the skin as you might imagine, but sinks right into the skin and smoothes things out. It's great to use after cleansing and before moisturising to add an extra layer of hydration.

Burt's Bees Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser
I generally find cleansers as one of the most difficult areas to cater for in terms of skincare. While I'm currently looking to purchase the (expensive) cult product Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel, I've been using this for the past couple months. I was generally surprised at how nice this cleanser is because when you think of Burt's Bees you don't tend to think of cleansers. This is a creamy, simple cleanser that doesn't dry the skin out and hasn't broken me out either. It's best used by dampening the face and massaging it in for aaages.

The Balm Hot Mama Shadow + Blush
There's never too much of a good thing when it comes to makeup, as this blush has graced my cheeks a lot lately. I have gone off pink blush slightly, and now tend to favour more peachy hued ones. This is kind of like a subtle highlight and blusher in one, and it gently sculpts the cheeks while adding a bit of brightness and flush. I've honestly had this for ages and am just picking it up more and more these days - I guess next it's time to try it as an eyeshadow as suggested.


Do you like the look of anything here? I hope you have all had a great May.

-Emma

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