It’s the end of the month, which can only mean one thing. It’s favourites time!
First up this month was my new favourite cleanser by Temple Spa. As I mentioned in the video, I had previously raved about a cleanser by REN (No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm) but after having used that for a while, it started to break me out, as I have quite sensitive skin.
I started to use In the Beginning Deep Cleansing Melt around a month ago and was initially a little concerned that my skin might suffer the same fate as when using the REN cleansing balm, due to it containing my skin’s version of kryptonite: lavender. However, I needn’t have worried. It seems that many other skincare companies use French lavender in their products, which can be irritating to some skins, whereas Temple Spa use only English lavender. The balm contains exfoliating beads which then melt to deeply cleanse the skin, removing all traces of makeup including waterproof mascara. I have used this every night for around a month and have noticed that the appearance of my skin and in particular the pores around my t-zone area, have significantly reduced in appearance. In the Beginning can be purchased directly from the Temple Spa site costing £27 for 60g.
Next up was Tawny by Bobbi Brown. This is a blusher that I talked about rekindling my love for in my ‘Shopping the Stash’ video. More information can be found on that in this post.
During Summer months, I rarely wear anything on my lips, other than a bit of lip balm, but in the Autumn and Winter months, I like to go for a darker lip. I tend to find that darker colours are a little more drying on the lip and therefore I like to keep mine in tip top condition. For this, I love to use Guava Lip Butter by Korres. It has a combination of shea butter and rice wax to keep the lips deeply hydrated. Whenever my lips feel a little dry, I just slick on some of this overnight and in the morning my lips feel full and nourished. I buy mine from Feel Unique costing £6 for 6g.
One of my favourite colours for the lips of late has been ‘Get Lippy’ Lip Stain from Topshop. The colour is a beautiful pinky berry sort of shade, which would look great on just about every skin tone. As this is a stain it can be slightly drying, but I like to pair this with the Korres Lip Butter. Stains are great for a night out because they last hours and hours without the need for reapplication. This stain can be purchased in store at Topshop for £8.
Continuing with the darker berry theme, I have been loving wearing Tease-y Does It by OPI on my nails. This is a beautiful reddy purple sort of colour with gold shot through. This was a limited edition shade released in 2011, however you can still pick this up on eBay.
The final product to make it onto my favourites list for the month is the Rituals Qi Stress Relief Serum. This is a light cream which contains Chinese Peppermint, Yi Yi Ren and Lavender to cool and relax, relieving stress or tiredness. I like to pop a bit onto my temples, the nape of my neck and across my forehead whenever I feel a headache coming on. The serum can be purchased in Rituals stores and online at House of Fraser costing £9.50.