I’m always testing the latest hair serum, dipping my finger in pots of moisturisers and playing around with eyeshadows and lip glosses, but rounding everything the best products of last month has been incredibly easy.
Superdry Watermelon LipFix*
The popular clothing brand Superdry have now branched out into cosmetics with an affordable line with the most expensive product costing just under £20. I’ve tried a few of the products but the Superdry Watermelon LipFix has been the biggest help. My lips have been super dry lately (gerrit??) and has helped to soothe and soften my lips.
Towards the end of the month my skin started breaking out, not because it was oily but because my skin was dehydrated and in need of a serious drink. After complaining about the woes of my skin to my friends they recommended I try a face oil. I remembered I had the Gunjeoir oil lying around in my room so I couldn’t run home quick enough to eagerly slather it all over my skin to only wake up in the morning to my skin significantly calmer and moisturised. I’ve used the Face Elixir during long-haul flights to stop my skin from drying out and now I’ll be using it to put a end to those pesky breakouts!
There’s nothing like coming home after a long day to cleanse away the days grime with a rich, moisturising and essential oil laden balm like Elemental Herbology’s Purify & Soothe Facial Cleansing Balm. The balm is packed with argan and sesame oils, chamomile, bitter orange peel and marshmallow extract to soothe sensitive skin, brighten, stimulate cell turnover and nourish the skin. I don’t think I’ve come across a cleanser that doesn’t leave my skin far from stripped after cleansing.
Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion*
Although their products are hard to find in the UK with the exception of Harvey Nichols, Mario Badescu is one of my ultimate go-to brands for my problematic and acne-prone skin. I’m besotted with the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion but I’ve found a great friend in the Buffering Lotion too which I’ll dab over a zit and the next morning the irritated and angry red zit is no more (well almost!).
I actually don’t care if it’s snowing in London during April, I’ll sport spring trends if I want to! I’m not one for trends but I adore coral nails and Revlon’s One Perfect Coral and Bourjois Tangerine Fatal* are the shades you’ll be seeing on my nails this season.
A great eye shadow quad is one with shades for the day and shades to transform your look from day to dramatic enough for the evening and this quad from makeup maestro Daniel Sandler ticks all of those boxes. The brown shade is a lovely neutral daytime shade but a sweep of the black across the crease definitely screams ‘scandal at midnight’.
I like to think that I look after my hair; I hardly use heat, I regularly use conditioning treatments and I made the big decision of no longer colouring my hair more than a year ago, however when the rare moment I straighten or blowdry occurs my hair becomes susceptible to damage so I’ve been using the Alterna Caviar Repairx Re-Texturizing Protein Cream in the attempt of repairing my hair and now I feel like banging my head against a wall because I hate myself for not discovering this sooner!