Ooh, a round number! Well I just had to have a jazzy (who says that) background this week to celebrate such a milestone. As you can see, my weekly selection has a slight summery theme – despite zero signs of warmth here.
To start, I finally got my hands on the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (£21), you may have noticed that this stuff has done a pretty impressive job of being sold out everywhere so I was very keen to make it mine. Always the way, isn’t it? So many of you have recommended this stuff to me, and I love any makeup remover that whips off my makeup efficiently. I’ve used this two or three times already and I have to say I’m impressed, the balm is a little like coconut oil but slightly softer – you can get your hand in there to dig it out yet it’s still quite firm. It melts on contact with warm hands and you can massage it in to skin really easily. It really does remove makeup so well – even tough eye makeup. It doesn’t leave a film on the skin either which is ideal! I’ll be sure to review this in full in no time.
A new addition is this Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion (£2.49) – I always use gradual tanners over self-tanners as I find the result it way more natural and it’s almost impossible to go wrong with. I have tried many gradual tanners in my time but I think I’m pretty settled on this Dove offering, I get the ‘Fair to Medium’ version because I like to gradually build it up, but there is a deeper offering too which I used to always get – it works just as well. This has virtually no scent when applied, although I usually do it before bed so it develops over night. Lovely stuff for us pasty girls!
To tan my face, I’ve been using the Clarins Instant Smooth Self Tanning (£15.80) which is a primer with a tint, that also develops in to a subtle but flawless glow within a couple of hours. I love this as it actually smoothes and refines the skin and adds an instant caramel tint to. Then, it becomes a lovely glow that lasts a few days. I tend to keep up with application though as I like more colour than just a glow. Again, you really can’t go wrong with this!
Last of all, I’ve been reaching for this Revlon ColourBurst Matte Balm in Elusive (£7.99) – I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really a matte kinda girl but this is just delicious! It’s so, so creamy – unbelievably creamy! I have quite dry lips and I don’t often care for them but this hides any chaps and helps to smooth over the lips – it’s such a velvety, flawless formula. Elusive is also the perfect pink, it’s cool-toned and effortless. Just the way I like it.
Have you tried any of these?