Tuesday, 27 May 2014

May Favourites.

Oh is it that time again? Yep, apparently another month has flew by, and we're now approaching June at a rapid pace, and it just so happens I have a couple of favorite products to show everyone. 

Well seeing as its coming into summer very soon I've found some of my products in this current favorites list are suited to the upcoming change of season and (hopefully) weather! We don't get to see all that much sun in Scotland, but when we do I try to protect my face as much as possible by using a suitable SPF. The one I have been enjoying on the two days we actually got sunshine this month is the L'oreal Solar Expertise Matte Fluid Protection SPF 20, which has active anti-wrinkle ingredients, as well as helping to prevent dark spots. I'm a huge fan of wearing a good facial SPF as although I tan easily, and that's great and all, the fine lines that come with it are not so appealing. I think its good that this one protects against both UVA and UVB rays and is a matte formula as I know how minging it can feel putting greasy sun tan lotion on your face! Because I have no desire to get a suntan on my face I have been bronzing it up with my favorite bronzer of late Bourjous Bronzing Primer. Before you all ask, yes, I know this is supposed to be a primer, but it makes an amazing matte bronzer too! If you want to know more about this you can see my full review here

To be honest I am quite fussy when it comes to perfumes, and I get bored of scents really easily, so I'm quite surprised that my old Vera Wang Lovestruck Floral Rush perfume has made it to my favorites. I pulled this out of my HUGEEEE perfume stash a few weeks ago and decided it was suitably fresh for spring and summer, and now it seems to have become my scent of the month and possibly the season. I will not lie and pretend to know anything about top notes, base notes ect, but I can tell you its incredibly floral and fresh; it kind of smells exactly like a perfume should smell. I can't say I'm a big fan of the extravagant bottle though as its just a nuisance should you want to pop this lovely in your bag. Next on my list is something you will all know I have been loving due to my recommendations via social media and I simply can't get enough of it. To say that the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo + has changed my skin is an understatement. I've always suffered from acne scarring and major breakouts, but I don't think I've had so much as a pimple this month and I do believe it is all down to this little gem. It seems to control oil and refine pores like nothing I've ever tried before (including the expensive high end stuff too) and every day I can see the horrible acne scars on my chin fading a little more. I'm so impressed! Thank you for bringing this into my life! Its worth mentioning that Escentual currently has 15% off this little beauty, and I do plan on stocking up. Also you can see my full review of it here.

Last but not least are two bathtime/bedtime type products the first of which is obviously a face mask. I don't believe I've ever done a favorites without a face mask in it I'm so obsessed! This one is the Quick Fix Anti-Blemish Mud for Oily and Spot Prone Skin, and its fabulous. Its not as messy as most mud based masks, and it really leaves my skin feeling gloriously clean and fresh. I can't tell whether or not its making an improvement to my skin on a long term basis as I've only used it a couple of times, but I love the instant effects. Its perfect for use before a big night out to keep your skin looking fab. Last but not least is the Avon Planet Spa Camomile & Lavender Pillow Mist, which I have been using loads recently. If you know me well you will no doubt know how much I love my precious naps, but as I've been extremely busy these days with exams/work ect I've not been able to relax all that easily. I spray this over my bed before I hop in and I'm not sure whether it does really help me relax or if its more of a placebo effect, but I love using it nonetheless, and it smells lovely. 

Well that's it folks, please let me know in the comments if you have used any of these products before and what you think of them.



  1. I have been using the Planet Spa sleep mist too and it works wonders when I am stressed out!!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

    1. Its so cheap too like three pounds or something! Actually love Avon for a bargain haha :) xxxx


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