This week I am bringing to you some of my recent favourites as I haven't done a post like this in a while. I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce you to some new brands on the blog and also some old favourites.
First up we have this gorgeous liquid highlighter by Nip and Fab in Rose Gold (£8.63, currently 25% off from Superdrug.). I got this as a Christmas present from my lovely sister in law and have been using it a lot over the past couple of months to give me a healthy glow in this dreadful weather. I love how versatile it is, in that you can apply it quite heavily to give a strong strobed look, or you can blend it in, or even mix with your foundation to give a more natural glowing effect. I really love the product however am not so keen on the dropper style packaging as I feel the gel like consistency is too thick for it. However I am no packaging expert so can't really suggest a better option. All I know is I never have to squeeze the dropper, instead I dot the product onto my face using the dropper as an applicator.
|Top: lightly blended Bottom: heavily blended|
Something else I have also been using literally every time I have a shower is the *HEMPZ Vanilla Plum Relaxing Herbal Body Wash (£16.99). It is packed with goodness for your skin with one of the main ingredients being Hemp seed oil, as well as Vitamin A, C and E and also Shea butter. The ingredients match the price tag and confirm you are buying a good quality product. Hemp seed oil is quickly becoming very popular in skin care as it has a lot of benefits for the skin as an antioxidant, as well as being able to suit many skin types. A quick mention that Hemp seed oil does come from the same plant Cannabis comes from (as you may have found the icon on the tube familiar), however Cannabis is derived from the plants flower and leaves, whereas Hemp seed oil comes directly from the seed where there is no THC, which is responsible for the psychoactive effects. So there is no need to worry! When I leave the shower, my skin is smooth, nourished and plump. I am really intrigued with hemp seed oil and can't wait to grow my collection. An added bonus is it is a vegan product and paragon, gluten and THC free.
Another product I seem to be using a lot after I have had a shower is the OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil (£25), OUAI is a brand headed by the very famous hairstylist to many celebrities, including Kim K herself, Jen Atkin. I knew this was going to be a brand I would like to try as the products seemed so high end but also in an affordable range for me. The fact the oil is a multi - use products stands out to me because let's face it - I don't have much shelf space! I apply this all over my body and actually skip the step of moisturising my body, using this instead. I then apply a small squirt to my hands and apply through the ends of my hair. I have very dry skin and hair and the oil is absorbed well. The smell is heavenly, as you would imagine being Rose scented. But there are also hints of Bergamot and White Musk so it smells a dream. I think I would still class this as a luxury product because of the price tag, but it's nice to treat myself once in a while!
Next up is a brand I have already spoken about on the blog and it is *CND Vinylux Weekly Nail polishes (£6.95)! Read my post here for the in depth details of why I like these so much. The reason they have appeared again is because their new range of nudes have been released, and I am besotted. I love nudes, but it is like these were made for my skin tone. There are four colours in total, Uncovered, Unlocked, Unearthed and Unmasked and I am wearing the colours, Unearthed and Unlocked below. I can see these becoming my go to nail polishes. A quick round up of why these are some of my fave is that they are enriched with keratin, jojoba oil and Vitamin E, and its the weekly top coat you can expect your nail polish to last seven days. Need I say more.
|Left to Right on nail: Unearthed, Unlocked.|
The final product to end my recent faves post is these beautiful lashes by *Doll Beauty in Brandy (£10). I have been looking for some really fluttery lashes for ages that are not extortionately priced and I have found them. They feel so nice and wispy when on and are not too much. The band is so nice and flexible, which I love as it means it can be applied tightly to the lash line. I love to wear these without any liner for that total natural wispy look. They have also recently launched in some Topshop stores and I can say they are definitely comparable to the likes of Huda Beauty, but for almost half the price. With the likes of PLouise (British Makeup academy & brand based in Manchester) using them, if they are good enough for her they are good enough for me! So look out for some make-up looks using these in the future!
I hope you liked my recent favourites. Are there any products you are loving at the moment? Let me know in the comments below.
*PR samples. All opinions are my own.