Current Favourites

There have been a few products that have become firm favourites over the last couple of months so I felt the need to share!

Nivea Cleanser
First up, the Nivea Gentle Cleansing Cream Wash (£1.99). Earlier this year I was having issues with redness and nothing seemed to help, until I bought this product on a whim in Boots about a month ago. It is so creamy and feels really nice and hydrating. I kid you not, after one use of this I noticed a difference in the redness on my cheeks. I was so happy! This product definitely rescued my skin, and for £1.99 it doesn’t get much better! 

La Roche Posay
Another product I’ve found to help me out with my pesky red cheeks is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ (£15.50). I’ve been using this morning and night for just over a month now and I think it has definitely helped with left over redness from spots and my general cheek redness as well.

Pai Rosehip Oil
Next up we’ve got the Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil (£20.00). Everyone should have this in their lineup in my opinion, it’s so lovely. A couple of drops of this in the evening, massaged in. It makes my skin feel so much more hydrated and very soft.

Some make up products I’m really enjoying using right now are the Soap & Glory Hocus Focus Instant Flaw-Softening Illuminator (£11.00) and the Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream (£9.99). Hocus Focus gives a beautiful subtle glow. Having dry skin I need a product like this to add some radiance. You can apply it all over the face before foundation or you can just use it as a highlighter.
The Bourjois CC Cream is extremely hydrating, blends really well and is great for anyone with dry skin. It’s very build-able so you can go for a nice sheer coverage or build it up in areas that may need a little more help…like my pesky chin! I use the shade Ivory.

Barry M Nail Polish
Finally, the Barry M Hi-Shine Gel Effect Nail Polishes (£3.99) have been bringing a little bit of sunshine into my days recently! I picked up 3 of these at Boots with the 3 for 2 deal. I love the pastel colours and I also really wanted a nice nude colour, so I bought ‘Huckleberry’, ‘Rose Hip’, and ‘Lychee’. I’m nuts about the colours and the formula is great too!


So those are all my current favourites. As you can see, other than the Pai Rosehip Oil the rest are all drugstore purchases. As much as I would love to buy some high-end products, I can’t at the moment (so says my bank account!) so I’m grateful for the good quality products the drugstore brands keep producing! Do you use any of the things I’ve mentioned? What are some items you’re loving at the moment? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!


So This Happened…

Ok I did it, I gave in to the temptation of the new Nars ‘One Night Stand’ Palette.  After reading rave reviews and seeing how stunning it is I couldn’t resist!  I have also never owned a Nars blush so I’m allowing myself this because it’s a great price for a palette with 4 blushes, a highlighter and a bronzer (and damn if it isn’t beautiful!).  The size of each is a little smaller than if you bought them individually, but they’re only a tiny bit smaller so it’s definitely worth the price!

Nars Palette

Nars Palette

Nars Palette

– Included in the Palette –
Top Row L-R: Devotee (highlighter), Mistinguette blush, Orgasm blush
Bottom Row L-R: Laguna (bronzer), Deep Throat blush, Gouloe blush

It seems to be sold out almost everywhere already.  Looks like everyone jumped at the chance to own this gem and boy am I glad I did!  I barely own any blush which is how I justify my sneaky purchase.  After travelling so much over the last few years, and practically living out of a suitcase, my clothes and makeup have had to take a back seat most of the time.  Meaning nothing new as we had the words ‘baggage allowance’ always hanging over our heads!

This is my early Christmas treat for myself!

Did any of you pick this up?  Do you own any of the blushes included? Let me know what your favourites are!

Thanks for reading!