Favourite (August) Things
It's favourites time again and this time I have a few skincare and makeup bits to talk about so let's get started...
L’Occitane Dry Skin Hand Cream – this hand cream not only smells amazing (thanks to the Shea Butter!) but it really helped tackle the dryness my hands were suffering from this past month. I tried so many different hand creams but this one did the trick – it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave an oily residue. The best thing is that I only had to apply the cream once for my hands to feel soft and smooth throughout the day.
NYX Butter Gloss in ‘Tiramisu’ – I will admit that I’m that person who carries about 10 different lipsticks, lip glosses and lip liners in my bag (it’s probably why my bag weighs a tonne!) but I found that I was reaching for this gloss every day. The shade, ‘Tiramisu’ is a pinky nude and is a-your-lips-but-better kinda shade which you can wear on its own or layer over your favourite lip liner or lipstick. It’s nourishing, not too sticky but you’ll have to reapply throughout the day which I didn’t mind because it smells just like marshmallows!
Bioderma Sensibio Eye Cream – I was looking for a high street eye gel/cream and picked this one up from the Bioderma range. I love Bioderma’s Miceller Water so I was looking forward to trying this out. The consistency is gel like and a little goes a long way – you only need less than a pea size amount to apply around your eyes. I use my ring fingers and massage it gently around my eyes in a taping motion and then use any excess under and over my brow bone. I found that this eye gel has really helped with puffiness, hydration and smoothing out of any fine lines.
Tartelette Tease by Tarte - this mini eyeshadow palette includes six Amazonian clay eyeshadows and is the perfect pocket palette! I absolutely love, Tarte eyeshadows because they are so creamy, blendable and long-lasting and the shadows in this one are no different! The Tartelette Tease palette includes the following shades: - Whisper (a light pink matte), Crush (a golden taupe shimmer), Heartbreaker (a brown matte which doubles up as an eyeliner), Wink (a light mauve matte), First Kiss (a mauve shimmer) and BFF (a plum matte which doubles up as an eyeliner). If you tend to wear brown and purple eyeshadow looks and you're looking for a palette that you can use for both day and night then this one is for you!