02 May 2013

April Empties: What I loved last month!


It's that time of the month again where every beauty blogger makes a list of beauty products they've been loving recently and who am I not to join in? It may be 2nd May but I always say better late than never! If I was to write a list of everything I've been using a lot or really enjoying, it would be a very long list! So I'm going to share with you the products I have actually FINISHED, because you all know as a beauty blogger how hard it is to finish a product before you move onto the next one to try ;) So here goes...

Skin


I recently review a liquid make-up remover,  but that doesn't mean I don't use make-up wipes. The Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Cleansing Wipes were recently on offer where I work, and I'm never one to spend much on face wipes (it seems pretty pointless to me, they just go in the bin!), so I thought I'd try them out. I was very impressed. One side of the wipe is a smooth surface, whilst the other side has little bumps. This is really great as the wipe is slightly exfoliating and really works well at getting all your make-up off! 

Another Nivea product I can't get enough of is the Nivea Pure and Natural Lip Balm. Made with milk and honey, this product is extremely moisturising to your lips and is really smooth to apply. I prefer a lip balm in the form of a stick as I find it easier to apply and is quick and simple. I find this one quite hard to get hold of sometimes but when I see it, I stock up. 

I've always enjoyed taking some time out to pamper myself, and if you like to do this too then you need to try Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac. This face mask is an ultra deep pore cleanser, which is exactly what I need as I'm quite prone to blackheads :( I use this once a week and I often find I can get two applications out of one of these little packs!




There are so many great things I can say about MAC Studio Moisture Fix. As I have dry skin I find that my make-up can look really cakey when I apply my powder. After a couple of squirts of this the cakiness has gone! Magic. It is super moisturising, very lightweight and absorbs into your skin quickly. And it even has SPF 15 in it, what more could you want?

Again going down the dry skin route, I need to moisturise my body after every shower. Garnier Intensive 7 Day Nody Lotion for Extra Dry Skin is great and is really god on all those extra dry areas like your elbows and ankles. I do find that it can take quite a while to absorb into my skin but I don't mind that as when it has, the results are fantastic. 

Make-up




I bought the Laura Mercier Secret Concealer on a whim on a shopping trip with my cousin before christmas. it was just by chance that the assistant tried it on me and I was amazed that it actually managed to cover the bags under my eyes, which is a pretty hard task for any concealer as they are quite big! It is definitely not light weight, it actually applies quite thick so if your looking for something light then this isn't for you. But if you want a product that covers your dark eyes then you should give this a try. 

MAC Prep + Prime Skin is also another little wonder product. I must admit I am hopeless with remembering to use primer, but after using this one I find it much easier to apply my foundation. It gives me a smoother surface to work on and I also find it evens out the redness in my skin. It's a little pricey, but you need such a small amount, mines lasted me forever!

And last but by no means least, it's the every popular Benefit they're real Mascara. I tried the Bad Gal mascara but didn't think much of it, but this one is a whole other kettle of fish. I love the rubber wand, I find them much easier to work with, they give volume and cover the entire lash. I'm actually quite sad that mine has run out, but I did just get a free sample in this months Elle magazine :)


What did you use up last month?
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  1. I picked up the Benefit They're Real mascara from Eelle as well - also fallen in love with it. It adds so much volume and they do not look spider-leggy at all!

    Salli
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