Sunday, 1 June 2014

may favourites

Another month has gone by which means it's time for another monthly favourites post! This month I've decided to experiment with fake tan, something I never imagined myself doing... 

I'm very pale but I actually quite like being pale & could never be bothered with the faff of applying fake tan, especially because knowing my luck I'd end up as a streaky orange mess! Anyway one evening I found a bottle of St. Moritz hiding at the back of my beauty drawer so I just kinda went for it & it actually turned out okay. I did think it was a bit too dark for my skin though & wanted to opt for something more gradual so I could get used to having a tan for once! This is when I came across Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion & picked up a bottle from Tesco. I've been using this to give myself a nice little tan & I've really loved the results. It's quick to apply, literally just rub it all over like you would with a moisturiser, although take extra care round knees/elbows as it can cling to those areas a bit more so I've had muddy looking knees once or twice now, oops! It really does feel nourishing when it's applied but you do have to wait around 5 minutes for it to sink into your skin, I also love how it's easily available so I can get it whilst I'm doing my food shopping! Another supermarket buy is the Johnson's Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover Pads which I think are my absolute favourite eye makeup remover I've ever tried. The pads are really soft & I literally wipe them over my eye lids & they gently remove my eyeliner/eyeshadow/mascara. They don't drag like some removers do & they also don't leave excess product all over my eyelids afterwards, I hate that oily residue that some leave behind! 

Soap & Glory's Smoothie Star range has got to be the best out of all the different scents they have, I love anything sweet & cocoa flavoured! The Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub has been getting lots of use recently due to my new found love for fake tan. I love exfoliating anyway, it's the best feeling stepping out of the shower with freshly scrubbed skin thats ready to be moisturised/tanned, but I now make an extra effort to exfoliate to keep my fake tan looking fresh rather than a grubby/streaky mess. The scent of this scrub is so heavenly, I literally could eat it, if you love golden syrup then you'll love this! 

Is anyone else obsessed with having white nails at the mo? I think I have Kate from Gh0stparties to blame for this new obsession of mine but recently I just haven't been loving any other colours on my nails! I think it looks kinda chic & really love how clean my nails look! I've been using Models Own Snow White, two coats & you're good to go with this one. I know some white polishes take quite a few coats to build up to a completely opaque finish but I ain't got time for that! I've been using L'Oreal Superliner Gel a lot recently, after initially not liking it I gave it a second chance & I now really like it. I don't use it much for creating cat flicks with but more to line my tight line with as it doesn't irritate my eyes & lasts really well. Even when my eyes water this liner stays in place better than normal kohl eyeliner which means I don't end up with panda eyes. 

The Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder has to have the prettiest makeup packaging ever, I love the colour & the retro design so much! I often struggle using powders as I find they make my skin look cakey or they are completely the wrong shade. I much prefer translucent powders & loose rather than pressed, although pressed powders are much more convenient. Even though this powder appears to be coloured it applies as a white illuminating powder to the skin. It's got a velvety soft texture & is the perfect finishing touch to my makeup base. The last product to feature in my May monthly favourites is the Revlon PhotoReady Primer. I use this with it's sister product, Revlon PhotoReady Foundation & together these two are the ultimate dream combination for my skin. The primer prepares my skin for the foundation to apply nicely & prolongs it's staying power for all day wear. 

What are your May favourites?

L x 

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  1. I use the same gradual tan. I love waking up and checking my tan.
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  2. Definitely going to buy Dove Summer Glow! x

  3. I love that scrub - just used it this morning.

  4. I find that the Java Rice Powder is too shimmery for me. How do you apply yours?

  5. I used to love using moisturisers that build up a tan. Very often had the problem of muddy looking knees too though. I love the idea of having white nails. I may just have to stop my biting habit and grow them.


  6. I use the Dove one and think its awesome too! X

  7. I also have a shea scrub in my May favorites haha I love them! They smell amazing :) I also really want to try that Revlon foundation, I've heard such good things!
    Check out my favorites if you'd like :) xx

  8. I've had my little eyes on the Bourjois powder for a while now and all the reviews say it's amazing! I really want to try it!

    Jaq @


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