Happy Sunday Huns! It feels like forever since I’ve posted although I think it’s only been around 3 weeks. I have still been writing away when I’ve had time, so there should be plenty of content coming over the next few weeks. It has definitely been forever since I’ve posted a favourites – I think my last one was back in June – but I haven’t had that many new products I’ve fallen in love with over the last couple of months so no favourite products = no favourites post.
However, I’m back this Sunday with the top 3 products I’ve used consistently throughout August; Two skincare and One fragrance. I’ve also been testing out some new beauty products that I think will be in future favourites, so I’ll talk a little bit about them at the end.
Origins Ginzing Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturiser
This Origins moisturiser was a new edition to my skincare routine early August and it’s not going anywhere. We all know how well I get on with gel formulas so this is absolutely perfect for me. I had read a lot of reviews about this product before buying as I really hate wasting money on skincare – it’s so easy to buy something because of the hype surrounding it, then realising it doesn’t suit you and being stuck with a huge pot of cream and a purse £30-40 lighter. I tend to need a morning moisturiser with vitamin C or something which awakens and plumps the skin and this does exactly that. My skin is brighter and more awake after use and I find it soaks into the skin well, allowing me to then go in with more skincare products or make up straight on top.
PIXI & Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse
I know I’m slow on the uptake of this one, but I’ve been wanting to get my hands on it since I saw the press releases every blogger (it seemed) received months and months ago. I have never used a cleansing balm before nor have I ever been one to double cleanse – I didn’t even know it was a thing until now – but after a couple of uses I would swear by this product and so would my skin if it could. I feel more confident that all my make up is gone after cleansing and although I have relatively ‘good’ skin naturally, I feel like there is a definite difference and improvement since using this product.
ZARA Twilight Mauve Fragrance
So pretty much everyone I know is obsessed with Zara Clothing, but if you have never tried their fragrances – what are you playing at?! I had this one bought as a gift for my birthday this year, but I’ve used different fragrances from their previously. Around £9.99 -£15.00 per 100ml bottle they are ideal for everyday work use. There are a lot to choose from, so I’m sure everyone could find a scent to suit them, but the main reason for my recommendation is they are strong, long lasting fragrances for a bargain price tag.
Onto the potential future favourites….
YSL Instant Moisture Glow – I’ve been using a tester pot of this for the last week or so, and I don’t know how I’m going to feel when it runs out. I have used it straight onto my skin and also mixed it with my foundation before application and it always gives the most dewy, glowing skin in the most natural way! I can 100% say, this will be a future purchase and something that I know I will use every day.
Bare Minerals BAREPRO Liquid Foundation SPF 20 – I’ve been in and out of my local Boots more times than is normal over the last week, trying to pick up a bottle of this. After seeing Victoria of InTheFrow praise it in recent vlogs, I went in store to get a tester but due to it not being released at that stage, they could only give me one sample they had which I think was shade ‘fair’. I’m in love with the feel and consistency, so as soon as my local store stock the full range, I can hopefully find a good colour match and buy away!
Have you used any of the products I’ve mentioned or have any of your own recent favourites you think I might like? Let me know below and I’ll see you again very soon…