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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

May Favourites


These have actually been my favourites for a few months now, they are all pretty basic but staples for me at the moment. I've been loving a fresh faced, natural but glowy look for spring and these have all helped me acheieve this look!

Loreal Lumi Magic Primer - I've wanted this for a while but the price put me off. This is £9.99 for 20ml however I picked this up as my freebie when boots had 3 for 2 on make up. I love to use this on my upper cheeks and all around and under my eyes before foundation. It really lightens the area and gives a pretty glow to your skin. The only problem I've found with this is that it separates in the bottle, you need to give it a good shake before use but then it really delivers for me on illuminated, fresh skin.

Mac Paint pot in Bare study - So easy for a quick sweep of colour over the eye, its such a pretty champagne colour and great for no fuss, quick and long lasting make up. This has been a favourite of mine for quite a while now.

Sally Hansen Double Duty strengthening base & top coat. I've worn this alone on my nails most week days and then I will wear this under one of my current favourite Nail varnishes on the weekends. My nails have been growing so quickly recently and I'm pretty sure it's thanks to this, a good cuticle oil and not wearing nail varnish during the week.

La Roche Posay Effclar Duo - This has really cleared up my skin, whenever I'm having a bad skin day I use this as my morning moisturiser until my skin clears up. I bought this from boots on a 2 for £15 deal, I'm so glad I stocked up as it really works for me and has become a staple in my skincare routine!

The Body Shop born lippy in pomegranate - I love this colour! Its a pretty sheer orange red balm, great for simple Make-up and gives you just a hint of colour on the lips whilst moisturising. I've had this in my Make-up Bag for a good few months now and I definitely want to try more of the colours. 

My non beauty favourites are - Season 4 Of the Vampire Diaries (I think this has been my favourite season yet!) I can't wait for 'The Originals' spin off series and for Season 5! 
I have also just started knitting and I love it! I've also loved the Beautiful mess app and eating lots and lots of Raspberries.



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  2. I've been loving the Effaclar Duo also, really helped clear up my skin! I have also really liked VD - the season finale was pretty epic!

    x Tashi

  3. Ah! That MAC Paint Pot looks like such a gorgeous champagne color! I have yet to purchase a paint pot...yet!

    It's so good to know that the Loreal Primer actually primes -- I always debate whether or not to use a primer, because I rarely see a difference.

    Beautiful choices!

  4. I really want to try Bare Study and Sally Hansen Double Duty, great post (:

  5. im in love with the effaclar duo. its a holy grail item for me!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

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  7. Bare Study is my favorite cream eyeshadow ever! It stays on forever!

    <3 Julie

  8. Lovely favourites! I was wanting to get Bare Study but I've seen that maybellines CTT in Barely Branded was a dupe so I may go for that instead, although it may not last as long. The Lumi magic primer sounds great, and I've heard many good things about the La Roche Posay Effclar Duo.
    Great blog & I love your pictures, following you now. xx

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  10. Ooh.. That Sally Hansen Double Duty strengthening base & top coat sounds like an awesome product! :)

  11. i really wanted to try the effaclar but im' worried it will be too intense for my face. there's a nice set of the effaclar line at the drugstore for $25 which includes the facewash too....maybe i'll give that a go

    A Beautiful Zen


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