Another month, another favourites post. Let’s start with skincare. I recently finished my moisturiser and wanted to try something new that was going to be hydrating and right for my skin. I went into Kiehl’s and was thinking of buying the Ultra Facial Cream again. I tried it in the past and really got on with it, but then I saw the Skin Rescuer and I remembered seeing some videos and posts about it in the past. I tried it on the back of my hand and loved how it felt. For some reason I always thought it was mainly directed at people with oily skin, but actually I think this is a good one for all skin types. It’s very hydrating, quite thick in consistency and I absolutely love the practicality of the bottle.
The last time I placed an order on Cult Beauty, they had a Beauty Bag on offer if you spent over £100. There were so many samples in that bag, I can’t even tell you! I made some amazing discoveries, the next two items being some of them. Let’s talk about the January Labs Restorative Tonic Mist. Now, mists are a funny one because I can’t always tell if they’re actually doing something, but after I spray this I always feel a slight tingling, almost tightening sensation, I can feel it’s doing something rather than just feeling like my face is wet. It has an anti-bacterial feel to it which makes sense because it does help to battle blemishes along with many other amazing benefits.
Another, and quite possibly my favourite discovery, is the Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer. I was so scared to try this! Any thing that says ‘lip enhancer’ or ‘lip plumper’, always has me quite nervous because I’ve had a bad allergic reaction on my lips before, but I wanted to give this a go and it’s definitely not what I had in mind. I thought that I would experience that horrible tingling sensation, but it’s none of that. Instead, it’s very hydrating, very thick - quite sticky too, but it’s whipped my lips into shape! They’re so smooth and really look more plump. Massively impressed.
Since I mentioned my Cult Beauty haul, if you read that post you might be surprised to see that this product has made it into my monthly favourites. It’s the Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 perfume. My boyfriend can always tell when I’m wearing it, and always compliments me on how well I smell if I have it on. But of course, boyfriends can be biased, so I was still skeptical, but I’ve had two random people stop me to ask what perfume I was wearing, all in the space of two weeks. How amazing?! Although I can barely smell it on myself, I can tell it has a woody undertone. My boyfriend says it’s subtle, almost like it’s my natural scent but emphasised. I don’t know what kind of science there is behind it, but I’m in love and thinking of buying the full size bottle which is a whopping £65.50! Ouch!
Now let’s talk about some makeup bits. I just had to mention the By Terry Click Sticks, I wrote a post on them a few days ago so you can read more about them here, but long story short, they feel very comfy on the lips, not drying at all, last a very long time, and when they finally start to fade they leave a gorgeous stained effect on the lips. Absolutely love these, I feel like they might rival my love for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, and that is one heck of a statement to make.
Last month I started using the L’oreal False Lash Sculpt mascara again. I loved and used it religiously last year, but after trying waterproof mascaras I never went back to it. However, I was getting tired of never being able to completely get rid of mascara due to the waterproof formula being so long wearing, so I started using this again. It’s lengthening, volumising and super cheap. In my opinion it’s the best mascara in the high street at the moment, L’oreal did very well with this one.
And lastly let’s talk nails. With Summer behind us, I wanted to bring out my darker nail polishes and this Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine Nail Paint in the shade Chilli is all I ever look for in a nail polish. It lasts a long time before chipping, the colour is a stunning brick red shade, and like the name suggests, it leaves a gorgeous glossy, shiny finish on the nails.
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