Hello there! I have been doing the faves posts a bit at random, so this is my May-June version of favourite products, with things that I have been using the most. I am starting a little division by theme – hair and body, skin care and makeup are the categories that I am going to show you in this post.
Starting with hair and body, these are the three things that I have been using religiously for the past months.
Klorane shampoo with Myrtle is for hair with problems such as dandruff, flaky scalp and greasy roots. All things I am a proud owner of! So this little green miracle maker has been helping me to tame the itch and the flakes. It has been doing good too! The only thing that I have to note is that it is very deep cleaning and the hair does need a little bit more care after a wash – a mask, oil or something else that is nurturing and reviving.
Here comes the second product – John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir* – it is based on argan oil and it is curl reviving. I am using it usually after I wash my hair on damp, towel-dried hair. It smooths and makes the hair shiny and lively.
As for the body I am loving the Soap and Glory Whipped Clean Shower Butter – it is a-mazing! It is very thick in texture, lathers up as a dream and smells divine. It also cleans the skin superb, without drying it out.
Going into skin, here are the 5 essentials that I am using as we go into summer. Here I have to say that my combination to oily skin gets oily in the summer, and in the same time it gets crazy and breaks out.
I am trying to use sunscreen on my face, no matter the season. My product of choice for the spring and summer has been Biotrade Melabel Sun SPF50, it is a great product, as it is moisturising, sinks easy into the skin and gives a very good sun protection, without leaving white marks on the skin. The only thing that I would love is if it was tinted.
Maria Galand White Mask* has been a miracle maker. I have not heard of the brand, until an event I was invited to where I received this product – I have been using it about once a week, and this white clay based mask has been amazing. It sucks the impurities out of the skin and leave it glowing. Actually I tested it out as an overnight treatment for spots and it just destroys the monsters!
NUXE Masque Creme Fraiche – I used to love the Creme Fraiche creme before the mask, but now my love has transferred for this amazing product. I use it overnight as a heavy moisturising and nourishing creme about two or three times a week, usually after I do a facemask. The only thing about this series that is tricky is the scent – I hated it in the beginning, but now I do like it and it is not a problem.
Artistry Youth Xtend Enriching Eye Cream* – I found an eye cream that is good. It feels rich and luxurious. I have to admit that I do like the little paddle that it comes with so you don’t have to touch the jar.
MAC Fix + is something that I like using, when I need a bit more “umph!” to my make up – to last extra long, to look extra dewy and to feel extra fresh. And I can say that the bottle that I got is going to last me a long time, as it doesn’t seem to feel the usage at all.
Going for the face, make up and color, these are the products that have been part of my beauty bag for the past few weeks…
Soap and Glory One Heck of a Blot – I have mentioned it before, and absolutely adore it for fresh ups and just when you need to get rid of shine quick and easy. Also I love it as a setting powder for under eyes.
Flormar Teracotta Bronzer has been my favorite summer magic trick. It gives the face a glowy, bronzy, goddessy, that is natural and beautiful.
MAC Pro longwear concealer* has been a friend of mine for a long time now, it covers like a pro, lasts a great deal of time and does not sink into the lines. I love the creamy light texture!
Revlon Colorstay foundation for combination/oily skin is my summer go-to foundation, as my skin gets oilier in the summer. I like that this product is truly longlasting and blends as a dream.
Essence 3D duo eyeshadows in 01 irresistible fox-trott* – one more product that has been a forever favourite – I double this product as an eyeshadow and as a bronzer, as it gives amazing glow to the skin, that get perfect when the two shades get mixed together with a big kabuki brush.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Mascara* – you know I love mascara, but Rimmel has not been one of brands, until I tried this bad boy. I do love the wand – it is curved on both ends, big and voluptuous. The mascara is the perfect consistency – not very liquid, but not runny and it does not flake, which for me is a big plus for a drugstore mascara.
Estee Lauder Little black primer – I have been wanting to try this product for a long time, as I love lash primers, but all that I have are white, and it is a bi*ch to cover them up after that with mascara. This little guy has amazing brush, that is curvy and can get right in the lash line. Even you can use it on it’s own if you want a more natural look, as it makes the lashes longer, fuller and naturally lush looking.
Kiko Ultra Glossy Stylo in Black Cherry – I have talked about this lipstick before, as I am very much in love. It is such an easy product to wear – it is easy to apply, has amazing shine, lasts pretty well, the color I have is a “your lips, but better” kind color, so it is pretty and natural looking and it has SPF in it. Perfect. Perfect. Perfect. (it is the first swatch on the photo below- sheer and glossy)
Astor Soft Sensation Lipcolor Butter in 019 and 020* – these two have been my faves since I got them as PR samples. The two colors are amazing – one is more nude and natural, the other is purple and rich. I love that the chubbys are moisturising, and do not dry the lips out, but in the same time are very long lasting and have magic staining powers. Definitely a must try product for the summer! (they are the second and the third swatch, as you can see pretty opaque as colors, but glossy and light to wear)
These are the beauties that I have been using for the past few weeks. What are your faves?
* All products marked with an * have been given to me as PR samples. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.