My Current Beauty Favourites - Faves, Raves And The Not So FunkySaturday, July 23, 2016
Today I have my very first "currently loving" post, back in the days of YouTube I used to make monthly video's called my Faves, Raves and Not So Funky's which were basically all the things that month which I'd liked, loved and really not liked either. I often write currently loving, random favourites posts, where I share my love for all things non beauty related including tv and film, food, apps, websites, bloggers and you tuber amongst other things, and in my last currently loving post I asked if you would like to see a currently loving beauty post and I had lots of messages saying yes you would, so this is my first currently loving, beauty favourites, I will share with you a few products I've been loving and tell you why I like them and also a product I really haven't got on with recently. The products are in no particular order and will be listed at random.
Faves & Raves
The first product I have been loving are the Superdrug Micellar Cleansing Facial Wipes, they are incredible and only £1.29 for 25 wipes, they do a fantastic job at removing my makeup and they don't dry my skin out at all, usually when I use makeup wipes my skin feels tight after using them but that doesn't happen when I use these at all, they are excellent and remove a full face of makeup with ease and without the need for scrubbing, these are the best face wipes I have ever used. I have been buying them for around 12 months now since my lovely friend Gemma recommended them, I don't always use face wipes but I do like them to remove my makeup before my skin care routine as I find my cleanser lasts longer if I remove my makeup first and these are fantastic. If you would like to try them, you can find them on the Superdrug website HERE for £1.29.
Next up is the Eucerin 3 in 1 Dermato Clean Micellar Cleansing Fluid, I was sent a whole bunch of Eucerin products last summer and this was one of the products I was sent, I absolutely loved it and have re purchased it since, a couple of times. It is fabulous and I mostly like to use it in a morning for a quick cleanse before the rest of my skincare products. It is a cleanser, toner and makeup remover in one, it is brilliant at removing makeup and leaves my skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated and I can highly recommend it. Had I not been sent this product, I wouldn't have ever picked it up but it is amazing and now I re purchase it as soon as it's running low, if you want something super easy to remove makeup, cleanse and tone this is the product you need, you can pick it up on the Escentual website currently 1/3 off HERE for £6.00 or on the Look Fantastic website HERE for £9.00 inc free delivery.
The first nail product I have been loving recently is an old favourite of mine and a nail polish I recently re purchased for the 3rd time, it is a Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in the shade Grapefruit, I love this polish and when I wear it I get so many compliments on it, when I wore it recently and filmed some snapchat video's, so many people sent me snaps asking me what polish I was wearing. It's a lovely, bright summery pink and looks gorgeous on both the fingers and toes, I love it and highly recommend it, it's an ideal summer polish. You can pick the polish up on the Amazon website HERE for £3.99.
Next up for nails is the Essie Gel Couture top coat, I recently picked this up along with one of the Essie Gel Couture polishes, I also love the polishes, they have incredible wear time and are brilliant so I can recommend them too but for me the top coat is the star of the show because I can use it with all my nail polishes and it makes them all last so long. I love China Glaze polishes but I hate that they chip so easily and usually if I get 24 hours wear time out of a China Glaze polish it's a miracle, but when I use the Essie top coat it lasts for at least 4-5 days which is unheard of normally, my Barry M polish above lasted 8 days before chipping too, it is an amazing top coat, it isn't very very thick either like the Essie Gel setter and so far hasn't gone gloopy at all, I love it and highly recommend it, it gives an amazing shine and my polishes last so well. If you would like to try it, you can find it on the Superdrug website HERE for £9.99 currently on a 3 for 2 promotion so you could pick up 2 of the polishes plus a topcoat for just £19.98 which is amazing!
I have been loving the Fenjal cleanse and moisturise shower oil recently, it is amazing and leaves my super dry skin feeling very soft and so soft that I have been able to skip body moisturiser which is incredible, my skin is very dry and I also suffer from eczema but since using the Fenjal my skin has felt super soft and silky. Fenjal claims the shower oil will provide 8 hours of hydration and I have to agree, it's brilliant, it contains beta-carotene and vitamins D, C, E which help to fade scars which is good, I don't have too many obvious scars so I can't comment on that side of things but it is super hydrating and makes my skin feel lovely and soft, if you would like to try it, you can find it on the Boots website HERE for £5.49.
The first makeup item I have been loving is this lovely palette by Kiko, it is a blush and bronzer palette and was part of their limited edition Best Friends Forever collection, the palette has 2 lovely blush shades in peach and pink and a bronzer, the shades can be used separately or swirled together. I have been wearing both the blush shades together and it looks lovely and creates a lovely summery blush look.
The palette is so handy and the products are fantastic, they apply well and last all day on the skin. I haven't used the brush that comes with the palette yet but I will give that a go soon, I don't really like mentioning limited edition products but this is so nice and since I've worn it a lot I wanted to mention it. Although this is from a limited edition collection, Kiko have some stunning blush products which you can find on their website HERE.
Since buying the L'Oreal Nude Magique foundation I have used it each time I have done my makeup and I really like it, it gives a lovely light base for the summer but can be built up if needed, it looks lovely on my skin and lasts all day. I use my Beauty Blender to apply my foundation so I have used that to apply this foundation too, it does come with a sponge applicator which is ok but I prefer my BB to apply it with. I do have a full review post on the foundation showing photographs before and after if you're interested in a more in depth review but overall I really like the foundation and would recommend it, the only downside to it is that you don't get much product, I wish it came in a bottle because I have only used it around 10 times maximum and I don't think I will get many more applications from it, I flipped the sponge over and it has given me more product so if you do have this and feel it's drying out, flip the sponge over and you will get some more product from it, it is a lovely foundation, if you want a nice light to medium summer base I would definitely recommend this one, you can find it on the Superdrug website HERE for £14.99 cosmetics are currently on a 3 for 2 promotion.
Not So Funky
My current not so funky is this twin pack of cushioned nail shapers from Superdrug, I have really struggled recently to find a decent nail file, the ones I used to buy from Boots seem to have disappeared off the radar so I picked some up from Asda which were rubbish and now I have worked through my supply of PR freebies too so I picked up this 2 pack from Superdrug. Unfortunately these are rubbish, the paper peeled off the first time I used them, they're were ok at filing my nails the first couple of times I used them but now the paper has peeled really badly and they feel smooth and are just generally rubbish and I can't use them at all now and I only opened them a couple of weeks ago so I am pretty fed up with them, I wouldn't ever buy them again and wouldn't ever recommend them to you either, I am so disappointed with them and they are definitely my current not so funky!
So those are all the beauty favourites I've been loving lately, and one beauty item I really don't love. What beauty products have you been loving or not loving recently? Let me know in the comments section below.
Thank you for reading, much love as always
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