A short but sweet selection of beauty favourites that I've been enjoying lately, which includes some skincare, budget friendly makeup accessories and a fantastic hair mask.
KISS Blooming Lash in Lily* (1 pair including glue, £5.99, link)
Ardell and Eylure are usually my failsafe go-to brands for false lashes, so much so, that I don't often give any other brands a second look. However, I recently saw some photos of a friend of mine who wore these ones from KISS to her wedding, and I was smitten! These lashes are so pretty; they're super fluttery, lightweight, and natural looking (kinda like 'my lashes but better, fuller and longer!'). Easy to apply and take off too, plus the glue is as good as Eylure's if not better. Will definitely be checking out some more lashes from this brand!
Tropic Skincare Good Skin Day Resurfacing Serum* (30ml, £42, link)
Exfoliating treatments and serums that use fruit acids and enzymes instead of manual 'scrubby bits', are fast becoming a staple in many people's skincare routines. This newbie from Tropic is made from 100% naturally derived ingredients and features 4.2% AHAs (derived from Australian Lime Pearl Extract and Fruit Acids), and 1.5% BHAs (from Willow Bark Extract). I really like the mix of AHAs and BHAs because they both have different exfoliating purposes, so you get the best of both worlds! In addition to those, there's also Coconut Water, Hyaluronic Acid, Papaya Enzymes and Probiotics to boost your skin's health further, and keep it plump and hydrated at the same time. This serum has a lovely silky texture and gives you a tiny tingle (oo-er!) when you apply it, but it soon disappears, and overall I haven't had any problems with it irritating my sometimes sensitive skin (but always patch test first as everyone's skin is different). Instead, my skin looks brighter and feels smoother - good skin day indeed!
B. Effective Stubborn Makeup Remover* (100ml, £7.99, link)
Just before Christmas, I took part in a blogger challenge blind test to try out this new release from B., and I was so impressed with the results that I couldn't wait to get my hands on a full-size bottle when it launched this month. This is a fantastic budget and cruelty-free dupe for Lancome's Bi-Facil Makeup Remover, as it works in the same manner and gave me almost identical results for half the price. This bad boy makes short work of waterproof mascara and you can also use it as an all-over makeup remover for any long-wearing foundation/concealer etc formulas. Highly recommend giving it a go.
Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex 10-in-1 Hair Masque* (326ml, £12.99, link)
Winter has not been kind to my hair as both the cold and subsequent central heating has been drying my poor tresses out, so I've been treating it to some deep conditioning masks to put the moisture back in. My current favourite is this one from Shea Moisture which is from their Superfruit Complex range. It claims to be a multi-beneficial masque and I'd say it definitely lives up to its name as I imagine most hair types will happily get on with it, especially if your hair is dry or damaged. Great for adding shine, calming frizz and strengthening weakened hair as well. Colour safe and suitable for vegans.
Browtician The Stylist Brow System* (£7.99, link)
Another new budget friendly discovery for me has been finally finding a decent dupe for Tweezerman's cult tweezers, which I've used for years. This Browtician set comes with a pair of stainless steel slant tweezers which are very similar to my travel-sized Tweezerman ones, and they allow you to get a great grip on those pesky shorter and finer hairs. Alongside the tweezers, you'll also find a double ended brush with a spoolie, making this a handy set to pop into handbags and travel bags.
Which beauty products have you been lovely recently?