Monday 3 June 2013

May 2013 Favourites

Sorry for the little break in blogging. I've been working my arse off at work and applied for a new job, got an interview and have a second interview coming up on Tuesday. So I've been stressed with that and coming home super tired and my plan of scheduling posts hasn't really taken off so for all that I apologise. But I have 4 days off now so hopefully (and I say that with my fingers crossed) I will get back on board with blogging and everything will resume back to normal. With that all aside onto my May favourites...

Real Techniques Powder Brush
I bought this back at the beginning of the month after umming over it for a while. I've wanted to try any of the real technique brushes for ages but for some reason always chose against it. But since its getting warmer (only slightly though may I add!) I bought a stay matte powder to keep me going through the day at work so needed a big powder brush to use with it. It's also been great at doubling up as my bronzer brush. I would definitely recommend these brushes if you are just starting out and want a core collection of brushes. I can't wait to purchase another soon.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation
This is my holy grail foundation and have repurchased it for a good few months. Before coming across this I found that no foundation suited my skin and nothing stayed on for longer than 3-4 hours before I had to touch it up. Enter Rimmel's Wake Me Up Foundation and I haven't thought about any other since. It gives your a lovely dewy finish and can I just mention the smell, its delightful!! I'm in shade '103 True Ivory' in case anyone was wondering.

Nourish Radiance Rejuvenating Peptide Serum*
I got this in the goodie bag from the Brighton Blogger Meet back in April and have been testing this out throughout May and my verdict... I love it! I was in the market for a new serum and was just lucky enough that Nourish Skincare treated us to this product. You only need the smallest amount and it's enough for your whole face which is a pro as it means this bottle will last me ages.

MUA Undress Me Too Palette
The very first MUA product I bought was the 'Heaven and Earth' palette and loved it. Being a neutrals girl and at such a reasonable price you can't go wrong really. So when the 'Undress Me Too' palette was revealed I knew I would love it too. It consists of all the colours to go from a natural day look to a smokey night look and is a dupe for the 'Urban Decay Naked Palette' for a fraction of the price. 

Green People Rejuvenating Eye Cream*
I was kindly sent this eye cream from Green People and it couldn't of come at a better time as like the serum I was looking for a new eye cream. I was finding my eyes were getting quite dry so needed something to hydrate them as it was affecting my eyeshadow throughout the day. And through using this during May I have seen a dramatic change and it's all for the better.

Hask Argan Oil Healing Shine Hair Treatment
I picked this little treasure up from the most unlikely of places, Primark!! I have noticed that Primark is stepping up it's game with it's beauty products. I love this product as I have bleached hair it can tend to go a bit dry but after a shower I just rub a small amount between my hands and run through the lengths of my hair avoiding the roots and blow dry. After my hair is so shiny and smooth that I've received many compliments after using it.

What have you been loving throughout May?

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9 lovelies have something to say:

  1. Love the look of the MUA palette, definitely getting it next time I'm in Superdrug! x

    1. You should, such a good dupe for The Naked Palette! :) xx

  2. Great post! I love the Wake Me Up foundation too, been using it for months! I love the real techniques brushes too and really want to get my hands on some more!
    Sam xx

  3. I wanted to get the MUA palette last week when I went to London but I din't have time to go shopping! I'll get it next time because it looks good and everyone say great things about it.

    Maria x

  4. Great favourites. Think I'm the only beauty blogger to disagree with the wake me up foundation! I don't know if mine got old or something, but I found it felt really heavy and just made my skin look dull and grey! Love Rimmel stay matte powder though, and i want that brush so bad!

    Sophierosehearts x

  5. Excellent set of favorites. I've heard so many great reviews about the wake me up foundation. It'll be my next foundation purchase.

  6. I'm really impressed with nourish products lately... definitely adding the serum to the shopping list too :D x

    I Am A Weapon Of Massive Consumption

  7. I love Argan oil so much! Saves my hair on a regular basis, and I am going to buy the wake me up foundation next time I'm in boots, I've heard so many rave reviews about it!
    Jess x

  8. I've been obsessed with my two mac lipsticks russian red, and sail le vie! I wish I could get my hands on the rimmel wake me up foundation! Everyone keeps raving about it, you included and I just want to try it! It needs to come to the US!


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