Friday, 31 May 2013

May '13 Favourites

If you read my favourite Cream Blushers post you will already know about my love for the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink and the Stila Convertible Colour in Lilium. Both are stunning colours which add a youthful pretty glow to the cheeks. You can guarantee that every day this month I was wearing one of these beauties.

I am yet to embrace the bold lip colour and instead tend to favour a nude or more natural flush of colour. Revlons ColorStay Ultimate Suede is a perfect everyday lip colour with just a natural flush of pink and the staying power is pretty good. It can be a little drying though so I often add a little Carmex over the top.

My palette of choice at the moment is the MUA Undress Me Too Palette which is meant to be a dupe of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette. It's a great combination of neutral colours which means that you can create a subtle look for day or pack on the colour for an evening look. I have been using it everyday for a soft eye look (see this post for an example). The pigmentation is fantastic and the palette only costs £4! Can't go wrong!

Nail Polish
The polish I can't stop wearing this month is the Barry M Nail Paint in Mint Green. I know mint greens are very big at the moment so it isn't the most unique choice but I just love it! I often find myself just happily staring at my nails when I wear this colour. Is that weird?

The summery florally fragrance I have been reaching for this month is the gorgeous creation, Paradise, from Next. It is a light fruity fragrance with white florals and green notes which is perfect for a warm sunny day. And for £8.50 for a 30ml bottle and a 10ml atomiser for your handbag it's a total bargain. You can read about my other Next fragrance finds here.

Hair Product
I spotted this Hask Argan Oil at the till point in Primark and, as I had heard great things about Moroccan Oil, thought I would give it a go. I recently ombre-d my hair for the first time, which is also the first time I have ever  properly dyed my hair (not including semi-permanent dyes) and I was shocked at how much damage it did to the ends of my hair.

I have always been pretty lucky and had smooth, straight, silky hair but it suddenly felt like straw. I swear this is a miracle product which has injected moisture back in to the ends of my hair and brought back the shiny silky feeling. I just pour a small amount in to my hands (about the size of a 20p coin) and then smooth it the ends of my hair after a shower and dry as normal. I keep picking these up when I pop in to Primark but really need to invest in a big bottle! And it smells a bit like oranges, which I love!

Hair Styling
And finally...after the untimely death of my trusted hair straightener I had to purchase a new one. I had no idea just how much choice there was when it came to buying hair straighteners! As I like to straighten and curl my hair with mine, the Nicky Clarke Straighten & Curl Styling Tool seemed like a perfect choice. It has plates on the outside which heat up as well and help to curl the hair when it is wrapped around the tool. I had heard mixed reviews but it was only £22 in the sale so I went for it and I have to say, I was seriously impressed! This is one hell of a curler and is perfect for straightening as well. It works much better than my last one and I can curl my whole head of hair in about 10 - 15 mins. I don't know how I lived without it! Full review with pics coming soon...

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