Sunday, 29 May 2011

May Favourites - And I've Loved A LOT of things this month!

How can it be the end of may already?! MADNESS! I warn you now, I've loved a fair few products this month, hence why I've taken pictures to try and break it up a little. Certain things I haven't included purely because I haven't particularly changed what I use eg. Mascara wise I still use Avon Supershock Mascara and I still love Maybelline gel eyeliner. I was careful not to include powders, because I think I'm going to do a review on some of the powders I've got, and while I'm varying it up I can't tell you one as a definite favourite. I've also kept nail polishes out because I'll be making a seperate post on my favourites! Apart from that I genuinely love ALL these products and I would recommend every single one of them!
This is definitely my favourite perfume of all time. I'm rubbish at describing perfumes, so all I'll say is that to me it's flowery and fruity and just beautiful. If you haven't already, go into boots/wherever and give this a spray. I fell in love with it months before I originally bought it, and put it off purely because I couldn't justify the price. But trust me, it's worth the money. It's so long lasting, it's my favourite throughout winter, I still use it in summer and it's what I reach for before going out at night. Mine is running out, so hopefully it will last out until July and I can pick up a new one at duty free before I go on holiday :)
This is my ultimate spring/summer scent. It's so light and fresh and floral and just lovely! Again I'm rubbish at describing scents so I'm not going to go on and on, but this is one of the only DKNY be delicious perfumes that I actually like, though it's not incredibly long lasting like Miss Dior Cherie, so it's not something that I would possibly repurchase at full price purely because I don't like re-applying perfume all the time. Other than that I really have no complaints!

This is in no way a "miracle" product or something that's completely unique, but I really do love this. It's so cheap and I'm into the smell of vanilla in a major way of recent, this is just brilliant for putting all over your body at night and waking up smooth and soft and smelling lovely! For the price definitely worth a try if you're looking for a cheap body lotion
This has been raved about loads so I'm not going to ramble on, but this is brilliant for those really dry patches, and I really do see overnight improvement. And for just under £3, you can't really go wrong.
I'm not really a great sufferer of spots I'll be honest, I seem to go weeks without a breakout and then BAM, in the duration of about 3 days spots just appear on random parts of my face. And when this happens, nothing really seems to help, Clearasil oddly makes my skin even worse, I just can't win. However when I use this I find that if I do have a breakout it's a lot less severe and they seem to happen a lot less. I love the idea that you can use this product as either a wash or a mask. I use it as a mask about once a week and my skin feels amazing after. Seriously recommend, though not really suffering all that bad in the first place I can't really say I've tried all that much else on the market.
My favourite scrub out there. I bought this from boots around christmas and I use it religiously, still not anywhere near empty. At £9, it was quite a lot to pay for a scrub at the time but the amount i got in the tub was unbelievable and this gets rid of all dead skin and after my skin is left so soft and smooth! Smells amazing and I love the fact it contains a lot of minerals really beneficial to the skin! Absolute BARGAIN, but I fear boots have stopped selling :(

Pretty much the queen of hairspray. My hair does NOT like hairspray, and some hairsprays literally have no effect at all, and others make my hair stiff and horrible, and who wants amazing hair when it's horrible to touch? Not me anyway. This is just amazing, and I've been getting a lot of use out of it recently. I love the fact it doesn't leave my hair really stiff but still keeps it completely in place. LOVE!
I could rave about this until the cows come home. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH! My hair was in such bad condition until this little beauty walked into my life. I am in no way exaggerating when I say my split ends = gone! And trust me, before I used this I had more than a few. It smells bloody good too, it's just a completely amazing product. When I bought it I honestly wasn't expecting my split ends to be completely eliminated but they are! It says you can use it on dry or towel dry hair, but personally I wouldn't put it on completely dry hair because it probably would leave your hair sticky. You don't need to use this every day, so I just use it when I get out of the shower before I dry my hair and once my hair is dry there isn't a split end in sight. And I think the price is brilliant for the product, but if you're on a budget, this is on offer with all other selected herbal essences products in Boots for 2 for £5, and seeing this is £5.10 usual price, you're definitely quids in!
These are my shampoo and conditioner of choice at the moment, they leave my hair silky and smooth and smell gorgeous! That's about it really!

The packaging on this product has recently changed, but I'm presuming it's still the same product. A clear dupe of Benefits Moon Beam, but at a much more attractive price. I love this for a night out above cheekbones, it gives such a pretty shimmer and I definitely need to try out MeMeMe's "moonbeam" which has more pink undertones. Such a pretty product!
Apologies for mine looking a bit grubby, it's well loved! I've never really been a fan on bronzers so it's really a surprise to me how much I adore this product. It's beautiful and matte with only a little shimmer, so it's brilliant for wearing in the day aswell as night! Again it's a highly raved about product so I'm not going to go on too much, but if you're looking for a cheap bronzer this one should be top of your list! It's also done in three different shades so it suits both pale skintones like mine and darker ones. And to add to all that, it smells delicious!
I honestly didn't think I'd like this! I got it on a whim from savers purely because I noticed how much of a dupe it is for the brightening part of the Too Faced leopard complexion perfection palette I've been eyeing up for a while but unable to justify the price. I love the colour each of the parts of this powder make, and I love using this as a subtle blush. Such a versatile product and I can't get over how cheap it is!
I've never tried cream blushers but this one is a-mazing! I love the fact you can either use a little to add a subtle colour of build the colour up. It blends beautifully and I love this colour! There's definitely a few more I fancy picking up, there are 4 shades in this collection and I'll probably get all of them, too pretty!

It's a massive shock to me that I've strayed from Colourstay but this is absolutely AMAZING! After winter, I was finding Colourstay a bit too heavy coverage for what I was looking for. I'm sure my skin has improved aswell, so I picked this up because I know a lot of people swear by it. Although it's sheer and gives a glowy finish, it still has a solid medium coverage and it's possibly overtaken colourstay as the favourite. It took me a while for this to grow on me, but now it's what I reach for everyday without fair. Definitely worth a try, smells amazing and has something colourstay has never had... A PUMP! I'm in love.
Best. Concealer. I've. Ever. Used. And that's all I have to say on that one.

Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Raspberry - £1.99 (not available online)
I'm in love with this colour, and all the lipsticks in this range are lovely on the lips, so moisturizing and have pretty good keep for the price. I love putting this over my just bitten lipstain to add some moisture and even out the colour. Definitely need to purchase some more colours out of this range!
This shade is a matte colour, and one of my favourite sleek lipsticks. Every other sleek lipstick I have is a bright colour, but I love wearing this for college or when I can't be bothered messing about with brights. It's not a nude nude, it doesn't make me look like I have foundation on my lips or anything, it just gives my lips a subtle colour and lasts pretty well!
I've had bad experiences with Barry M lip paints, I think because I've always only bought those damn nudes 100 and 101, both which make me look like I thought foundation lips was a good idea. But this colour is a beautiful dark red/coral colour and I absolutely adore it! I own nothing like it and I bought it really without even looking at the colour during the boots 3 for 2 offer. I adore this and I've had it on so much over the past few weeks. Unlike my other Barry M lip paints it's not drying and it's really buildable, you can wear it everyday or build it up for a night out. Probably my favourite may favourite make up wise (did that make sense?!)
Best lip balm ever! Put this on every morning and night and leaves my lips beautiful! Lifesaver product!
I adore this colour! It's a bright red, but comes out a lot less bright than you think. Probably my favourite lipstain because it really does stay put. I love this shade, and although if you're not careful the lipstain can come out uneven, with the balm over the top, lipgloss or my natural collection lipstick, it looks perfect. I love this and I'm definitely going to pick up some more shades for this collection. I'm fairly new to lipstains so I'll be keeping you updated

AND THAT'S IT! phew, time for a coffee and a lie down!
Hope you guys had a lovely weekend, I stupidly watched Titanic and spent Saturday night with Mascara all over my face, blotchy skin and puffy eyes. NOT A GOOD LOOK!
If you stuck out til the end you deserve a gold star, I promise I'll make June favourites a lot smaller!


  1. for some reason the Dead Sea Source products never seemed to sell as well as their "luxury" bathing rivals, its a shame really - they do smell gorgeously fresh.

  2. I've only ever tried the scrub but it's gorgeous! Definitely need to check out more of the range, really underrated! xx