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This Week’s Most Loved… #41.

posted on: 30 June, 2013

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I really had to narrow this week’s picks down, if you clocked this morning’s Instagram picture you’ll know I’m testing and trialling a lot of new favourites this week. I managed to slim down the pickings and conjure up six top favourites – as well as pull out another few for a June Favourites video later (don’t say I’m not good to you!)

Topping my list lately has to be a couple of beautiful oils that I just adore, the Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil has actually featured on here a few times but I’ve rediscovered it lately and my skin is feeling and looking better than ever. This is just a body oil but I find the pump creates such a fine spritz that it’s far easier to use than it’s more pricey alternatives. The scent is subtle but beautiful and it’s really quick to absorb in, too.
I’ve always been using the Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Miracle Facial Oil, which is a pre-cleanse that helps to loosen dirt and debris from the skin and create a really nice sensuuualll (say it like Austin Powers does) experience when removing your makeup. This is such a nice silky product that just melts in to my skin, I end up applying so much because it feels amazing – I use a face cloth and warm water to remove. Afterwards I use my usual cleanser to take off the anything else.

A couple of new additions include this amazing Wild About Beauty Botanical Skin Prep Serum, which sits somewhere between a serum and primer but basically makes your skin feel like a cloud and makeup sit better than ever. It helps to hydrate skin and give it a boost in the skincare department whilst also creating the perfect base for makeup – we all know about my primer obsession and I can confirm that this has made the cut!
Similarly, I’ve been LOVING this Dior Gel Top Coat – it gives nails that gel-nail sheen and it seems to be the only topcoat that stops my nails from chipping in minutes. The price tag isn’t for the faint-hearted but it’s really, really great – I love looking at my nails when this is on! If anyone has any recommendations for a cheaper alternative, throw them over but I doubt anything will match this!

I went back to basics lately and opted for Topshop Whimsical on my lips – it’s such a pretty peach that suits my skintone so well. It can be a little drying on lips so I tend to tap it on over lip balm or gloss which gives a better result anyway. And finally, another product I seem to talk about non-stop! Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray is sort of like a salt spray and their amazing texture spray in one, it can be used on wet and dry hair and results in such sexy, tousled locks. This is usually my go-to hair product, I love how much texture and hold it gives my fine locks.

What have you been loving this week? Have you tried any of these picks?




Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.
  • http://twitter.com/annablush_ Anna Blush (@annablush_)

    Really want to try the Miracle Facial Oil, Garnier Oil and the Topshop lipstick. Not doing good things for my bank account here Kate! x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • http://www.somethingspecialtosay.blogspot.co.uk Charlotte

    The Miracle facial oil looks lovely – I can’t wait to treat myself to some skin care products, mostly your recommendations!!
    http://www.somethingspecialtosay.blogspot.co.uk
    Charlotte xxx

  • http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk AmeliaRoseL

    I have wanted that Topshop lipstick for a while now, might have to get it next time I’m in town!

  • http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk AmeliaRoseL

    I have wanted that Topshop lipstick for a while now, might have to get it next time I’m in town!

    http://ameliarosel.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://parisiantobe.com Lillian

    Great picks! You’ve successfully made me want to empty out my savings. Great work – you’re lovely.
    xo Lillian parisiantobe.com

  • http://sabinatajudinblogspot.com Sabrina

    i think i must try that top shop lipstick!

    Check out my blog : Sabrina Tajudin | Beauty, Crafty, & Lifestyle Blog

    My latest post : Missha M B.B Cream Perfect Cover Review

  • http://brontesauruslou.blogspot.com Bronte

    Somehow i always miss the makeup gems in topshop. Need to keep a better look out for this lipstick because I am also a part of the pale ladies club!
    Bronte x

    brontesauruslou.blgospot.com

  • http://brightondream.blogspot.com/ Justyna

    I love the colour if the lipstick, ti’s great! I really want to try this Garnier Ultimate Beauty Oil , sounds great ; )

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  • http://www.unstitchedd.blogspot.com Maddy Cane

    I love the colour of whimsical, I can definitely see it suiting you really well! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  • Catherine,

    Whimsical looks like a gorgeous colour! I want to try that Garnier body oil too. xo

    http://www.ladyliquorvtg.com

  • http://thecelution.blogspot.ca/ Celina

    I adore these posts! :)
    Topshop Whimsical looks like such a lovely shade. Topshop makeup sounds great and I wish I could get my hands on it in Canada!
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

  • http://www.emgeorgias.blogspot.com Emily

    Want to try some of those :)
    I did a June faves a couple of days ago
    Take a peak to see what I’m loving at the moment

    emgeorgias.blogspot.com

  • http://seasidebeauty.blogspot.com Helena

    The lipstick is a beautiful colour

    Seaside Beauty
    xxx

  • http://jemaroons.blogspot.ca Jem

    I so wish I had access to the Una Brennan line. Sounds so good from what I’ve heard!

    http://jemaroons.blogspot.com

  • http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk Pipp

    Love the colour of whimsical, and I have been loving the body oil this month, quick and easy!

  • http://mirastanislawa.blogspot.de/ mirastanislawa

    Believe it or not: We have an awesome alternativ from a really cheap drugstore brand in Germany. It’s the Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Coat and costs about 2 pounds. I could send you one!

    x m

  • http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/ Amy

    I’m using the Una Brennan Facial Oil at the moment, it’s so nice to use I just wish it was a bigger size.

    Amy x
    A Little Boat Sailing

  • http://twitter.com/PhoebeYates Phoebe Yates (@PhoebeYates)

    I really want to try the Oribe spray and the Garnier body oil as haven’t used any of them yet, uh ohh bank balance! http://chictravel.co.uk/primp/summer-skin-care-edit/

  • http://paulinaspassions.com/ Paulina

    I really want to try the Ultimate Beauty Oil, but they don’t sell it in the Netherlands :(