Saturday, 9 June 2012


Much as I enjoy reading others' blog posts about their monthly favourite items, or watching YouTube favourites videos, it's not that often that I find myself favouring certain items every month. I tend to stick to a few routine products that I rarely alter, being very much of a fan of the old 'if it's not broke, don't fix it' stance (or perhaps just a bit set in my ways). Lately, with nicer weather and summer holidays looming, though, I have noticed a slight trend in the beauty products I've been reaching for. 

Dove Summer Glow body moisturiser: I have very dry skin and religiously moisturise all over after I've had a shower. Now I'm ditching the tights and showing my bare legs more, I tend to reach for this to add a bit of colour to my pasty skin. 

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer: I've used this concealer for a while now. It's a bit of a cult favourite yet I never saw the hype until recently. It wasn't until I tried out a few other concealers and then came back to this that I realised just how good it actually is.

Nivea Daily Essentials Day Cream for Dry & Sensitive Skin SPF 15: Last summer, I used the normal & combination version of this and was never particularly enamoured with it. My Boots started carrying this formulation recently though and it works much better for me. SPF 15 is still a tad low but my skin is very sensitive and most moisturisers I've tried with a higher protection level have given me a horrible reaction so it's better than nothing. 

Anastasia Brow Powder Duo: I bought this back in January and have never gone back to the various pencils I used before. The price made me cringe, I will admit, but it is absolutely the best brow product I've ever tried and doesn't budge, even in the hottest weather. 

Revlon Colorburst lipstick in 'Peach': Spring and summer always lead me back to peaches and corals. I had a £2 off Revlon voucher for Boots a few weeks ago and used it on this. It's a gorgeous true peach shade with barely any pink in it.

MAC Sheertone blush in 'Peaches': Continuing in the peach vein, I've used this blush nearly every day for the past month or so. All my pink blushes have been neglected because I just love this shade.

Milani Baked Blush in 'Luminoso': For days when I'm feeling a little tired or unwell (or hungover, perhaps - these things happen), I'll reach for this in lieu of 'Peaches'. It's got a lovely golden sheen that brightens up my complexion, even when I feel anything but lively.


  1. do you use the nivea just on yo face?

  2. ALSO, re: the brow powder, i have the body shop one that's £10 and it's perfection (except the brush that came with it is awful, so i use a tiny slanted brush i had already). so if you finish the anastasia and want to try a less expensive one, that's an option!