Tuesday, 5 March 2013

February Favourites

Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine
Bleaching my hair for so many years has pretty much damaged it beyond repair so I'm forever trying out new products to stop it from looking quite so dead. My latest discovery is Bumble & Bumble's Brilliantine. This versatile cream can be used on wet or dry hair. When used on wet hair it leaves your hair looking ever so sleek and shiny. But I normally just use it on my dry hair to add a bit of definition and polish to my hair. It smooths down my frizz and weightlessly gives the perfect amount of hold to my style. Its great for adding some soft texture to your hair too. This is also the only product I've found that can sort out the birds nest on top of Chloe's head without making her fine baby hairs look super greasy.

Alpha-H Absolute Eye Complex
I got this full size tube for free when I repurchased my beloved Liquid Gold and I'm really enjoying using it. Its a very light gel yet somehow it seems to hydrate my undereye area so much better than any cream eye product ever did. I guess its due to the presence of hyaluronic acid in it which, as all other Hydraluron fans will know, is brilliant at locking moisture into your skin. I found that cream products were often too rich for me resulting in unsightly milia. Luckily Absolute Eye Complex also helps to reduce those. Its really cooling so feels especially nice to apply first thing in the morning and it helps to tighten up that whole area which is bound to keep any fine lines & wrinkles at bay. My dark circles seem a teeny bit brighter but theres not really been any noticeable difference in that department. Only time will tell if it can live up to it's claims. I would say that my eyes certainly look less baggy & puffy since I started using it so its doing a great job so far.

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer
This product has always had a lot of hype in the beauty world but it wasn't until Peaches Geldof started singing its praises as her favourite concealer & foundation that I paid any attention to it. Its basically a thick and creamy tiny pot of colour. You can't really use it straight unless cake face is the look you're going for. But I love that you can mix it with so many different products such as BB creams & primers to custom make a foundation that delivers the level of coverage and finish that you desire. You only need a really small dot of this stuff every time you use it so despite its miniature package, it'll last for ages. Expect a full review of this soon but for now lets just say I'm completely loving it!

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse
When I had a mini makeover in Space.NK & purchased the aforementioned Sensual Skin Enhancer, the MUA mixed it with a really lovely By Terry dry oil. Knowing the redonkulous price of By Terry products I asked if there were any other dry oils I could mix it with. She mentioned that the NUXE Huile Prodigieuse was also really good and I happened to have a couple of sample bottles laying around the house. So when I got home I tried it out and they are such a lovely combo. This is currently my favourite thing to mix the Sensual Skin Enhancer with. It sheers out the colour nicely without overloading your face with excess oil and delivers a gorgeously glowing finish. You're left with a flawless base and your skin is getting all the nourishing benefits of this wonder oil.

Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins
This is probably the best night cream I have ever used. I only wish I had purchased it sooner. It really packs a wallop when it comes to hydration! When I apply this my skin immediately feels smoother, softer & plumper. I love how luxurious it feels on my skin and it smells incredible too. Despite being quite a thick cream it manages to sink deeply into your skin so those vitamins can really get to work. The morning after I've applied this product to my skin, my complexion is left looking a whole lot brighter. It helps to even out my skintone and reduce redness as well as leaving my skin feeling perfectly moisturised. Great stuff!

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  1. These are some lovely products- I'd especially like to try the Bumble and Bumble cream- it sounds devine. Lucky Chloe too- I got L'Oreal kids de-tangling spray when I was a nipper! x

    January Girl ♥ Nails Inc + Eylure Giveaway ♥

    1. haha i've tried all sorts on her hair from boots coconut spray to that l'oreal one and john frieda 3 day straight to caudalie divine oil but nothing works! shes just one massive frizz bomb when she wakes up lol xx

  2. I might have to pick up the Bumble & Bumble stuff - considering my son has such straight hair, it gets ridiculously tangled. He looks like a blonde Russell Brand in the mornings x Becky

  3. I've been oo-ing and ahh-ing for ages about getting the origins night-a-mins. Might have to take the plunge!

  4. Never heard of the Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer but you've persuaded me to give it a go; it sounds amazing! If it's good enough for a Geldof it's good enough for me

  5. AMAZING post!

    love it. Would love if you could check out my blog!

    Talisa from BEMSA xx


  6. I love Bumble and Bumble products, can't live without! Great post!

  7. Night a mins has been on my wishlist for ages!

    Sarah xx

  8. Origins is on my to-try list, their moisturizers get highly raved x

  9. I adore night a mins! x


  10. i want to try this nuxe oil but i'm not sure about it because i have acne prone skin

  11. Can't wait for your review on the Kevyn Aucoin Senual Skin Enhancer, heard so many good things about it! I absolutely adore Origins for their hydrating products, such a fab brand!

    Amy at PaintPotted xx

  12. I'm finishing Night A Mins right now and debating between trying Make A Difference + or trying oil free Night A Mins. It's so scary because I love night a Mins so much. I don't want to be disappointed with something else. Great picks!


  13. Origins makes some of the best moisturizers!

  14. Love the sound of the Origins stuff. I always worry that using mouisturiser will make my acne worse but I might see if I can get a little sample to try x

  15. These sound like lovely products. I love the idea of mixing the Sensual Skin Enhancer with an oil. Dying to try some Origins products as well.

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

  16. I really want to try the Brilliantime! I bleached my hair for years and killed it :( xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

  17. Really want some bumble and bumble in my life!

    A little bit Unique


  18. Great Post. I really want to try that Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer I've been reading such good reviews on it xx