Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil
I was dubious about putting oils on my already oily skin. Why add to something that was already there and causing problems? This idea just didn't make sense in my head. But I purchased this on a (beautiful) day trip to Paris, guided by the fact that a French skincare brand must be cheaper in France... and slightly by the luminous skin of the product-pushing sales girl. At first I didn't see this making much of a difference, but after a few weeks the overall tone and texture of my skin seems to be improving, with the oil production reducing. Bravo, Clarins!
Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple
A perfectly sheer, reddy-orange, moisturising yet still with a strong wash of colour. I love.
MAC Pure Zen Lipstick
A perfect sliiiiightly peachy pretty pink, in a creme sheen formula. This is great for everyday, or if you're rocking a more dramatic or colourful summer eye look.
Una Brennan Superfacialist Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask
This dries uber-quickly and feels very tight on the skin. But when you wash it off, oh dear God, your face will feel clean. A great purse friendly alternative to my all time mask love, REN's ClearCalm Clay Mask.
Sweet Almond Oil
Softens up the skin drastically. I use it everywhere. My body probably looks like an oil slick by the time I go to bed. I don't care, I'm super soft. Available in any health food shop.
Clarins Exfoliating Toner
I've never quite got the hang of toners; I'm currently attempting to use one from La Roche Posay, but I don't think it's doing much. I love me a manual exfoliator but I've heard they are quite harsh on your skin, so I'm hoping when I get the guts to purchase this it will really make a gentle difference.
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks
The clue is in the title. STAY ALL DAY. So I won't suffer a makeup meltdown mid-morning at work. I tried one on the back of my hand and fell in love with the matte formula, amazing pigmentation and speedy dry time. Aaaah, want!
Marc Jacobs' Honey
Oh dear God this new perfume sounds perfect. When I read the description I just wanted to scream yes, yes, this is for me! Floral fruity scent = love. Notes of orange blossom, peach nectar, apricot, honeysuckle= sweet heaven in a bottle. Notes of pear, mandarin, vanilla= you got me, right there. But why does perfume have to be so darn expensive? This may have to be one saved for the birthday...