Saturday 1 June 2013

May Favourites

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair
As my skincare stash grows I sometimes forget about some of the things I really like. I hadn't used this serum for quite a few months but I dug it out of my drawers a couple of weeks ago and I don't know why I ever stopped using it. It is expensive but I've had this bottle for well over a year now and there's tons leftover. You only need a few drops each night anyway. Advanced Night Repair is intended to be an anti-aging product but I use it to soften my skin, even out my skintone and it also helps so much with my blemishes & scarring. Everyone needs to try this at some point in their lives!

Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream
I'm not normally one for a sheer base product but as my closed comedones continue to disappear with the regular use of chemical exfoliants & facial oils I've not felt the need to smother my skin in so much foundation. This product was really surprising to me because the coverage is brilliant for such a sheer formula and the shade Very Light is actually light enough for my skin colour! I'll be giving this a full review soon but this is definitely my favourite base product at the moment.

Pukka Organic Castor Oil
I bought this because I'd heard that castor oil can help improve the growth rate of your eyebrows & eyelashes. I'd previously had a lot of success using Talika Lipocils when I used to overpluck my eyebrows & pull out my eyelashes (bad I know!) but I wanted to try something a bit cheaper this time. The growth isn't as noticeable as with the Talika product but it has helped with the thickness and overall condition of my eyebrows & eyelashes. As I researched this it was interesting to discover that castor oil has many uses. You can make something called a castor oil pack with it to reduce pains, scars and cysts within your body. Wish I'd known about this before I had to have half an ovary removed! I even used it to stop a stye in it's tracks so this is a really useful product to keep around the house.

Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil
After falling back in love with the Clarins Lotus Oil last month I decided to try out the Trilogy Rosehip Oil. Embarrassingly it was actually a Daily Mail article which prompted me to buy it. Needless to say I love this oil too! After using it for a couple of weeks my scars have faded a lot already and my skin feels amazingly soft & hydrated. My face looks brighter the next morning after I use this and it balances out any redness. I haven't had as many spots crop up and it really helps with cystic ones under the skin. Using facial oils has dramatically reduced the amount of little bumps under my skin too. It doesn't smell as nice as the Clarins one but otherwise this oil is just as lovely.

Korres Wild Rose Lip Butter*
I love absolutely everything about this lip balm! The colour, the pigmentation, the staying power & the hydration levels are all immense. It gives your lips an incredible shine & makes them feel kissably soft. Really wish I'd tried these sooner!

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  1. I've just bought ANR and hope I like it as much as everyone else :) xx

  2. Looking forward to the full review on Clinique CC cream. I'm not a great fan of foundation so anything alternative is a massive plus. :) xxx

  3. I really need to try some Estee Lauder skincare!

  4. I really love Korres lip balm - can't recommend it enough!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

  5. Love that Korres balm - it's a dream! :)

  6. I've been debating buying both the rosehip oil and the CC cream, think I might have to give in and order both soon! I'm so happy to hear there's a Very Light shade, usually BB creams/tinted moisturisers etc are way too dark for me.
    I just bought one of the Korres lip butters the other day and it's so dreamy! x

  7. I'll have to give castor oil a go on my abused eyebrows. Step away from the tweezers would be top of the list of things to tell my 16 year old self x

  8. I really would love to try the Estee Lauder ANR. I know it's expensive, but it sounds like such a gorgeous product :) I have blemishes and acne scarring so I know that this would probably help with both of those and then help with my confidence at the same time!!! <3 xxx

    Gemma ♥ |

  9. I'm incredibly keen to try the Clinique CC Cream, I feel an urge to go and get my skin matched to a shade as I've read some lovely things about this recently.
    I agree with you about the Korres lip butters, they're lovely!

    Amy xx
    A Little Boat Sailing