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This Week’s Most Loved… #24.

posted on: 3 March, 2013


Another week has rolled around and I’ve been trialling and loving a few new things lately, most of the products mentioned here have never been seen on ghostparties which is always fun. Each of these five products have been shaping my look this week and I’m excited to share them with you.

To start with, I’ll talk about a new shampoo I’ve added in to my routine by one of my most used brands, Phyto. Phyto PhytoPanama shampoo is aimed at more oily hairtypes, ever since I’ve got my fringe cut in I’ve been washing my hair daily – now this is okay with me, I like my hair to feel clean and I think it looks better when it’s been washed. My ends usually look a little dry on the second day so I’d rather just have clean, shiny hair. However, it’s been getting more oily (mainly just my fringe) throughout the day so I thought it was time I got myself a shampoo which aims to help any excess sebum. This is more thin than a shampoo, it can be hard to use in the shower because it’s more like water than shampoo but so far it’s been helping my hair to look clean and shiny throughout the day and in to the next. I’ll have a full review on this when I’ve given it more of a chance, but so far it’s impressed me.

Another hair product I adore (and have mentioned quite a few times, I think it appeared in one of my first ever Sunday posts) is the Oribe Dry Texturising Spray. I take this everywhere with me so I always repurchase the smaller 75ml sizes, but they do do a bigger can. I adore this for adding texture in to my otherwise fine hair, washing my hair daily means it’s always shiny and can be hard to manage, but a few sprays of this and I’m good to go. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a little bit of volume and “dirt” to their hair, I don’t use many other products in my hair at the moment because they seem to just weigh it down, but I use Oribe Dry Texturising Spray every day. It’s like a dry shampoo but doesn’t leave sticky residue in your hair and there’s no grey dust.

This week has seen the introduction of a new moisture mask, the Dr Jart Water-Max Sleeping Mask *. I’m a little picky when it comes to moisture masks, anything too scented or rich will break me out (like Origins Drink Up Intensive, sadly) but this lightweight, hydrating number from Dr Jart has met my high standards and raised the bar for my other moisture masks. After one use, my skin feels so soft and really hydrated. I adore this as it’s not too scented and doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on my skin. Dr Jart have really impressed me with their range so I’m looking forward to trying a few more bits.

On to makeup, I thought it was about time to mention a base I added to my stash over a month ago! The Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is a thick foundation and concealer in one, it took me a while to get it to work for me as it’s really so heavy. I wouldn’t recommend using this as a foundation, even as a concealer it looks to caked and full. I first mixed a small amount of this in with my moisturiser and I liked that a lot, but then I tried mixing a very small amount in with an illuminating primer, such as BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector. It creates a really flawless base that I adore. I’ll be post more about this at some point this week so hang tight!
Lastly, there’s been a new “go to” lipstick added to my stash in the form of the new Bourjois Rouge Edition in 03 Peche Cosy *,  a lovely soft pastel orange/pink. I love this for day time wear, it’s easy to apply and the colour is just beautiful, I have actually had a few compliments on this which never happens. For the full range of shades on, see Laura’s post.

A bit of a long one this week but boy, have I discovered some great products this week! What do you think of this weeks most reached for?

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Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.
  • Oleta Eilis

    The Lipstick sounds nice might have to try it out!

    Oleta :)

    http://www.oletaeilis.blogspot.co.uk

  • Maddy Cane

    I really want to try the Bourjois Lipstick, this one looks like a lovely shade! xxx

    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk

  • Lettestolashes

    Ahh I really want the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – seriously hoping I will still be able to pick one up! The Dr Jart mask sounds fab too! x

    http://www.letterstolashes.com

  • http://twitter.com/SBeauty101 Sandra

    The Bourjouis Rouge Edition lipstick are so amazing! I have the Jet Set one, but I’m planning to buy more. :)

    Sandra – The Puzzle of Sandra’s Life

  • Amy Chapman

    I’d love to try the texturising spray, although I’ve found that most of them make your hair really dry and hard to brush :(

    Amy | The Little Koala Blog

  • josieowen

    I’ve got my eye on that particular shade of the new Bourjois lipsticks! Really want to try the texturising spray, I remember it being raved about on Vivianna does makeup too x

    lamourjosie.com

  • http://cosmeticdebris.blogspot.co.uk/ Becky

    My mouse has literally just been hovering over the ‘add to basket’ button for the Sensual Skin Enhancer on Space NK. I think I’ll take the plunge after reading your tip about mixing it with the Becca Skin Perfector although I should probably be rationing that now they’ve gone into administration. Very helpful post – thank you! x Becky

    cosmeticdebris.blogspot.co.uk

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      Definitely how I feel too, they are apparently coming back with new products though… x

  • Procrast1nato2

    Do you find that you have to wash your hair more frequently with the Oribe Texturising Spray?

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      I still wash it every day but I could get away with two if I wanted. It’s like a dry shampoo x

  • Procrast1nato2

    I’ve been looking at the KA SSX, but it seems really hard to work with! Looking forward to your tutorial!

  • Hollie Galvin

    I love the look of peche cosy. And the skin enhancer looks interesting, not sure I could spend that much money on the tiny product though! Will be waiting for your flawless base post :)

    • http://www.gh0stparties.com Kate Johnson

      i thought that too but I’ve barely made a dent in it as you need THE smallest amount ever, like a grain of rice x

  • Holly Hutcheon

    I love the look of the DrJart moisture mask … will have to try it. Great Post :)

    http://goodgollyitsholly.blogspot.co.uk/
    xx

  • Stephanie

    I keep seeing a lot about these lipsticks, I need to try one!

    I posted about my February Favourites today!
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/february-favourites.html xxx

  • AlinaValero

    i LOVE the kevyn aucoin sensual skin enhancer. I use it as foundation EVERY day. I don’t have particularly bad skin, but this makes me look flawless. The finish is amazing, it looks just like skin only poreless and even toned. I’m sad that you can’t get equally as amazing results.

    I dab a tiny tiny bit on the center of my face and problem areas with my finger and then buff and blend until it’s even. it does take a good amount of working and you have to make sure your face is well moisturized before hand (which is good because it assures i stick to my morning skincare routine as well), but it’s honestly my holy grail.

    We must just have different skin because I can’t for the life of me get the Jouer Matte Moisture Tint to look anything but terrible on me!

  • Hearts&Crosses

    Need to pick up the lipstick!

    A little bit Unique

    x

  • katherine.parkes

    I adore the rouge edition lipsticks! x

    http://thebeautyvisual.blogspot.co.uk

  • clairabelle0306

    I really want try try some Dr Jart products, especially the moisture mask, I don’t really get along with the Origins one either :)

    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

  • KatyPotatey

    Have you ever tried ‘Hairfix’ detoxing shampoos and conditioners? They have a pre-cleanse step and conditioners to suit your hair type and I find it really helps to prolong my hair wash! Gets rid of any product build-up. I have quite dry hair, and my sister has more greasy hair and we both swear by it. Give it a try x

  • Jane

    What shade are you in the KA SSE?
    Could you describe your skin tone?