May Beauty Favourites

Thursday, 1 June 2017

May Beauty Favourites
May was a great month for discovering some new and old beauty favourites, and this roundup features a bit of everything! Let's get stuck in shall we?

Velvotan The Original Tanning Mitt* (£2, link)
As someone who enjoys slapping on the fake tan during the Summer months, I've tried out a lot of mitts from various brands over the years and let me tell you something - the quality of them can vary considerably, and paying more money for a tanning mitt doesn't always mean that it's going to be any good. I'm currently using this one from Velvotan and it's one of the best that I've tried (and I love a bit of leopard print!). I've used it with a couple of different formulas and it's worked well with all of them, plus it comes out of the washing machine looking like new. A steal at just £2 and you can pick it up in Tesco. 

May Beauty Favourites
Woodland Trust Fikkerts Bluebell Hand Cream* (75ml, £10, link)
The Woodland Trust are an environmental conservation charity that I've supported since I was a young child, so I was pleased to see this gem of a hand cream in their latest Spring/Summer catalogue. Made by Yorkshire brand Fikkerts, it's a really lovely and luxurious feeling hand cream packed full of moisturising natural ingredients such as Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Honey and Vitamin E. It has a subtle natural scent of Bluebells and leaves hands feeling silky soft. 

MAC Matte Lipstick in Velvet Teddy (3g, £16.50, link) 
I finally took advantage of MAC's much-loved Back 2 Mac recycling scheme and swapped some old empties that I had lying around for a free lipstick - yay! I chose Velvet Teddy which used to be one of my all time favourites as a teenager, but I hadn't gotten around to repurchasing it until now. When I applied it again, it brought back so many memories and it still suits me as much as it did back then. Happy days!

MAC Lip Pencil in Spice (1.4g, £13, link)
Naturally, one does not go into MAC without coming out with an impulse purchase, and I picked up a lip pencil in the blogger favourite, Spice. This is just one of those great classic shades that goes with some many of my most-used lipsticks and I love how it looks on its own too.

May Beauty Favourites
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray* (30ml, £10, link)
A long time favourite of mine, this cult classic has recently had a packaging makeover and I think it looks pretty snazzy! I use this a lot during Summer to keep my makeup from melting off my face and it does an excellent job of keeping everything where it should be throughout the day. If you haven't tried it before, I'd recommend getting your hands on this 30ml travel size first to test out, as the full size is quite pricey, but I don't think you'll be disappointed!

Alucia Organics Chamomile & Calendula Calm Balm* (50g, £14, link)
I love trying out different balms to tackle my eczema flare-ups, and my latest discovery is this wonderful Calm Balm from Alucia Organics. It's 99% organic and the balm is formulated with an expert blend of nourishing and soothing ingredients such as Shea Butter, Hemp Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Chamomile, Beeswax, Rosehip and Calendula. I find this very effective for calming down my irritated skin and helping it to heal, whilst keeping everything thoroughly moisturised at the same time. As with most balms, a little goes a long way, so I expect this jar will last me a long time.

Organic Be Argan Oil* (50ml, £13.59, link
Argan Oil is a firm staple in my bathroom as I use it for both skincare and haircare purposes. It's a fantastic natural multi-purpose oil that you can use literally anywhere to soften and smooth. One of my favourite ways to use it is as an intensive hair treatment, where I'll add a few drops to my dry lengths and ends, plait my hair and then sleep in it overnight. It's much, much easier to wash out than Coconut Oil and leaves my hair feeling stronger and looking shinier. This one from Organic Be is just straight up pure organic Argan Oil which is how I like it!

What are your current beauty favourites?

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