This Month's Beauty Favs | May 2015

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Another month, another monthly beauty favourites post composed mainly of The Body Shop products, ha. With exams approaching rapidly, and my revision picking up the heat I've been dialing back my make up wear and going out with a (relatively) bare face. I've been loving the flawless base that The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost and The Body Shop All-In-One Instablur give when combined: the first brightens up the skin and leaves a smooth and even base, whilst the Instablur minimises the pores along my nose, and gives my under eyes a more forgiving look without the need for concealer. 

I've just been adding two layers of the Yves Rocher's Volume Elixir Mascara which has become my favourite mascara as it provides both length and volume without looking clunky for long, pretty lashes. It also contains Hibiscus peptides which is meant to reinforce and repair lashes, and I can honestly say that after using this regularly over the past couple of months I have noticed a difference (though I think it also helps to use an eye makeup remover that is gentle on the lashes). For that, I have been really loving the Garnier Express 2-in-1 Eye Make-Up Remover because it's less oily than some of the make up removers out there, doesn't sting my eyes and does the job.

To add a bit more colour to my cheeks, I've been loving the Makeup Revolution Blush Palette - All About Cream. You get eight fabulous shades which means you can switch up your make up routine without really switching up your make up routine. They're highly pigmented and glide on effortlessly, especially when you have a smooth base thanks to products like Skin Boost or The Instablur. I tend to use the first two darker shades the most as they're more complementary to my skintone but I have been known to go for the light pink, on the tops of my cheeks as a subtle highlighter.

I'm still more of a shower person than a bath person, but The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Bath Bombs have won me over (full review here) - they smell amazing and are perfect for those evening when you want to relax but you don't necessarily want to go to be straight after because you still have things to do. I've also been really enjoying the Ciaté Speed Coat Top Coat - I doubt anywhere near as fast as something like the Seche Vite, but it does try whilst leaving a nice shiny finish that helps my nails last at least five days, which is great since I'm struggling to find time to just sit and do my nails.

What products have you been loving this month?

18 comments:

  1. that blush palette is so pretty! I really need to look into Makeup Revolution more!

    Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I think they do some really great affordable makeup. Whenever they do offers I'm like, nope Ornella, you must resist temptation. Definitely check them out! x

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  2. Wow, the cream palette does look pretty cool! The shades look amazing, and it would be very helpful for me as a makeup artist <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

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    1. You should definitely check them out - they do a huge range of palettes like this one including concealer palettes which I've heard are quite useful for your profession :) x

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  3. I love Instablur, I used it all summer last year and then went off it when my skin went a bit drier in winter, I'll have to get this out again, I forgot how good it was

    Emma emhasrednails

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    1. I didn't try it until a couple of months ago and I was like "why did I wait so long to try it???" I'm almost out - need to pick up a new tube soon x

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  4. The Body Shop makes amazing products! Always want to buy and try some more haha

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    1. I know right! I think I'm currently a little obsessed, but I think when I know a brand works for me and for so many others, I'm reluctant to move away from it x

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  5. I've been meaning to try instablur for ages but always seem to forget! I need to pick it up for the summer. I use the same eye make up remover and really like it - does the job well! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. It took me a while to take the plunge with the Instablur - I was really afraid that it was all hype, but it was well worth it :) x

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  6. Must try them!

    The Cutielicious
    http://www.thecutielicious.com
    Federica

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    1. I recommend each of the products! x

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  7. These days I've been loving body shops hand cream that smells like mango (not sure what's the exact name) but it smells amazing haha thanks for the tips
    -Kaja
    http://eyest0thesun.blogspot.com

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    1. I love their hand creams as well! With summer coming up, I'm definitely going to switch to more fruity scents :) x

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    1. It's definitely worth checking out! :) x

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