It’s that time of week yet again! Time passes so quick when you’re a real life adult. This week has been a bit boring in terms of beauty as I’ve mainly been unpacking and tidying but I’ve still been slicking on some great products. I’ve not had much time to delve in to my makeup drawers all that often but here are the products that have seen me through…
The Balance Me Rose Otto Hand Cream (£14.50*) was a lovely surprise from the Balance Me team, it was part of a Valentines package including a lipbalm and some rose tea – so sweet! I’ve been keeping this on my desk for regular top ups throughout the working day. My hands have been extremely dry recently and I’ve needed a lot of hand cream to keep me in check. I love the subtle scent of this, despite not being the biggest fan of rose. It absorbs in so quickly without the sticking feeling and my hands instantly feel smooth. I need to check out this brand a little bit more, any recommendations?
Another hand product (I’m still keeping my nail promise!) is one of my favourite nail polishes, Essie’s Lilacism (£7.99) – the most beautiful muted lilac. I always rely on this for a summery pick up, especially in all the rain. It’s one of those “guaranteed a few compliments” polishes that we all love to wear.
As for my face, the Jouer Age Repairing Perfector (£28*) has been my go to product for a silky smooth but natural base for days that only a little coverage is needed. I either wear this alone or use it to build up sheer coverage products, it’s perfect for touch ups during the day as the texture is so silky. I usually use a buffing brush to sweep this where I need it, and it works underneath to tone and firm the skin too.
I’ve pulled a MAC lipstick out of the drawer this week and I’ve fallen for it all over again. MAC Angel (£14) is a subtle pale blue toned pink with a minimal frost finish. It’s not as muted as Creme Cup and has more of a flattering pink tone to it – perfectly creamy for daywear.
I’ve been appreciating my Real Techniques Kabuki Brush (£11.99) a lot more lately, it’s perfect for lightly dusting on powder and can also be opened up to apply highlighter. I find that powder is best applied for a densely packed brush like this and it’s also a good size for travelling too.
Lastly, an old favourite perfume of mine has made the cut this week. Chloe Eau De Parfum (£35.55) is one of the loveliest scents out there – it’s long-lasting, sophisticated and floral. I would definitely name this as one of my favourite Spring time fragrances, despite the lingering scent it’s actually quite lightweight and not too overpowering. A little goes a long way, however.
Now, I’ve picked out my Spring favourites – where’s the Sun? Tell me what you’ve been loving this week…
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