Saturday, 3 May 2014

April Favourites

Balance Me Radiance Face Oil*
This is such a lovely facial oil and it certainly does help to make your skin look more healthy & radiant. I like to use this at night in combination with a moisturiser to really lock moisture into my skin. It's perfect for anyone struggling with dullness or dehydration. By morning it always leaves me with softer, brighter, clearer looking skin. Any redness in my skin has been greatly reduced & it's suitable for those with even the most sensitive skin. The rollerball format distributes the perfect amount of oil & feels so relaxing. It's great for blemishes too! You simply must try this oil regardless of your skin type. Full review here.

Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful Sunshield Superfluid SPF 50+
Now that the weather is getting better it's super important to protect your skin, especially if you're a fan of chemical exfoliants like me. In the past I've shied away from using sunscreens because they always made me breakout, felt heavy, smelled terrible & made my skin look greasy. But this wonderful facial SPF lotion from Soap & Glory has changed all that. Sunshield Superfluid feels as light as air on the skin, has a delightful fruity scent and hasn't given me a single blemish. It gives your skin a healthy glow with a satin finish but it never looks greasy. This is one SPF product I can definitely get on board with. Full review here.

Claudia Louch Hydrating Mango Face Cream*
Claudia Louch is a natural skin specialist & this is one of the products from her recently launched skincare range. This buttery soft moisturiser is 94% natural and features a blend of five hydrating oils to replenish the skin & reduce dehydration. It is best suited to those with normal or dry skin types. It feels amazing on the skin & I adore the velvety matte finish which is rare for such a hydrating moisturiser. I always like to go for a moisturiser that contains hyaluronic acid as it means I can skip using Hydraluron. It plumps up any fine lines & increases your skin's moisture levels. I think this product is best used as a night cream as it blends beautifully with a treatment oil & really helps to nourish your skin. Full review here.

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser
Woah, this stuff is incredible! I was never really a fan of tinted moisturisers before as they would always melt off my face & I tend to need a lot more coverage than they can offer. But this one is different. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturiser is probably more like a very light foundation as it does seem to cover most of my freckles & blemishes. I have the shade Terre Neuve which was added to the line last year & is for pale skin with pink undertones. It's so light & is a much better colour match for me than Mont Blanc in NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. It completely evens out my skin tone & looks seamless - like my skin is naturally flawless. I love the glow it gives to my skin & the staying power is pretty good too. Plus it contains SPF 30 so you don't have to worry about using a separate sunscreen. This is easily my new favourite Spring base product. I can't believe it's taken me so long to try it out!

China Glaze Nail Polish in Aquadelic
I have a bit of a problem when it comes to turquoise nail polishes. Whenever I try a new nail polish brand, it's the shade I'm always drawn too. I bought this a few months ago because I've always wanted to try out some China Glaze polishes. Aquadelic is from their Spring 2012 Electropop collection. I absolutely love this colour. It's quite similar to that famous Tiffany blue colour, although China Glaze's For Audrey is considered to be an exact match for that shade. This is slightly brighter & the colour really pops. I really like the China Glaze formula. All China Glaze polishes are free from DBP, toluene & formaldehyde. Aquadelic is long wearing & it took about a week for me to get a chip. It was perfectly opaque in two coats. Application was nice & smooth and it dries to a glossy finish. I can see myself buying many more China Glaze polishes in future!

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  1. Love the shade of that nail polish - so unusual!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  2. i like the sound of the balance me oil, i have been getting really into using oils recently xxx

  3. I have the same Nars TM in my April faves too (same colour as well)! It is seriously the BEST and does exactly what I want it too. I've never been one for foundation, so it's nice finding a TM that evens out my skin tone and provides a decent amount of coverage as well. Paired with the Radiant Cream Concealer = a match made in heaven ;)

  4. I have the Balance me radiance oil but I find the smell off putting.. so I stopped using it. I'm tempted to give it another go now. I've been in two minds about the Nars tinted mosituriser. I'm thinking it might be good for holidays or going away maybe.. x

  5. China Glaze Aquadelic is beautiful! I haven't tried China Glaze polishes before but I'll definitely be checking them out. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  6. The China Glaze polish looks amazing! Such a pretty colour.

    Becca from Becca Said x

  7. The nail polish is a very pretty colour! It makes me want to pull out my mint polishes even if it is autumn here.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  8. Whenever I use the Balance Me Oil, I apply it in stripes to my face and pretend I am a warrior haha! I think I tried the S&G SPF on my hand and I thought it was really nice, a definite must buy for summer :)

    Danniella x

  9. I love wearing blues and greens on my nails! That colour is right up my street! Good choice!

  10. The NARS tinted moisturisers is one of my faves it's brilliant, I love the sound of the Balance me facial oil my skin just loves oils really brightens up my complexion :) x

  11. Great products
    L x

  12. The Nars tinted moisturiser is calling my name for sure!

    Jennie xo |

  13. China Glaze Aquadelic looks so pretty. Will definitely try it

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