Hi guys! I hope you all had a lovely long weekend for the bank holiday - I spent it chilling out with family and eating waayyy too much food! One too many ice creams were consumed! I can't believe its May already - I know everyone says this but it really does feel like this year is just whizzing by. I'm pretty excited about this month as I've got lots of exciting plans and I go on holiday to Mykonos in Greece at the end of the month. I can't contain my excitement to jet away to the sun and a week of complete luxury and relaxation. I've not been using too many new skin or hair care products this past month but I have found myself reaching for some new makeup bits on a daily basis and I've been using some old favourites more regularly too!
A few new products I've been introduced to and have been using all the time include the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue tinted hydrating gel cream*, the Rodial Glamstick* and the Crown Brush Ultra Skinny Eye Marker*. I plan to do full reviews on all of these bits soon but I've been loving the Bare Minerals cream as a light base or worn underneath my foundation as a primer to create a radiant and dewy complexion. I think this is the perfect Spring / Summer base and when I'm on holiday I image it's all I'll use. I love that it has skincare benefits too! I've also been obsessed with the new Ultra Skinny Eye Marker from Crown Brush as it's so easy to use. I always wear winged liquid liner on my upper lash line so I need a product that allows me to create a neat winged effect without too much effort. This product does the job perfectly and creates perfect flicks every time thanks to the felt tip style applicator! I also love that its super pigmented.
The Rodial 'Just Daisy' Glamstick has been favourite every day lip product at the moment and if you love that Kylie Jenner nineties nude look, this is definitely one to look at. It's a lovely pinky brown 'my lips but better' kind of shade and I love how moisturising and glossy it is too. It contains Hyaluronic Acid Spheres meaning it provides the lips with instant hydration and a plumping effect whilst Vitamin E and Cocoa Butter soften and nourish the lips. Its almost like a lipstick but with all the benefits of a great lip butter which is why I love it so much! Even if my lips are dry, this products makes them look great!
I've also been reaching for a few of my old favourites this month - the Urban Decay NAKED 2 Basics palette*, the Soap & Glory Solar Powder and my Tanya Burr lip gloss in the shade 'Picnic in the Park'. I've been using the Urban Decay palette a lot as I like to use the shade 'Primal' (second from the right) on my brows and its also a great little palette to create a neutral every day eye look with. I like to use one of the lighter shades all over my lid with one of the darker shades blended into my crease.
The Soap & Glory powder has been a bit of a rediscovery for me this month. I really loved it when I first bought it for adding a bit of a bronzed glow to my skin but after using it for a while, it goes put in my drawer and forgotten out. I like to make sure I'm getting use from all of the products I own (even though it's near impossible) so I switched my makeup bag up a little recently and brought this powder back out. I really like that its got two side - a slightly darker matte brown and a slightly shimmery light brown shade. They look lovely mixed together to create a sun kissed glow and the darker shade woks well as a contour too as it isn't orange in the slightest. I wouldn't say the pigmentation is amazing but sometimes I don't want anything too strong so this is perfect as you can't really go overboard with it. It's definitely worth checking out if you're a pale skinned gal like me!
Finally, I've been absolutely loving my adorable My Little Chloe perfume* in the scent Roses de Chloe. I'd never smelt this particular Chloe perfume until receiving the mini version but I've completely fallen in love with it and much prefer it to the original Chloe scent. I'm awful when it comes to describing scents but it's fresh, feminine and perfect for this time of year. I can't recommend it enough!
Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving lately?