I can’t believe my last monthly favourites post was back in October (bad blogger)! But today they make a triumphant return and will be a monthly fixture here on British Beauty Addict. So, another month has been and gone and I have a handful of products that to share with you all that I have been using pretty much on a daily basis. Let’s get started...
This body wash may not smell luxurious or fruity, but the soap free, antiseptic formula has been working wonders at leaving my skin super clean after a work out. I like to use the shower gel with a body polisher and it has cleared up every single pesky spot I had on my chest and it hasten’t dried my skin out in the process. This product is affordable and practical and I recommend it to anyone with blemish prone skin.
I may be a little late to the bandwagon with this foundation, but funnily enough I have had it in my stash for at least six months and have only decided to try it now! Bourjois's Healthy Mix Foundation offers a medium, yet buildable coverage and leaves the skin looking fresh, dewy, healthy and hydrated. It smells lovely when applied and blends beautifully. This foundation really helps to even out my skin tone and although it doesn’t last as well as other foundations I own, I actually prefer the finish after a couple of hours wear. For a drugstore foundation it has a lot to offer and is a must try for anyone with dry, combination, lack lustre skin.
I’m about to join the rave train by stating that these brushes are simply b-e-a-u-t-iful! What do I need to say? The set is rose gold *swoon* and there are 8 brushes in total, covering everything you need to help apply your every day makeup. The brushes are made from both natural and synthetic hairs, so they have great blending potential, wash really well, dry relatively quickly and work well with both cream and powder products. My two most used brushes from the set, are the Wing Liner Brush which I use to fill in my brows and the Silk Finish Brush which is wonderfully dense and a great brush for applying liquid foundation. The price might seem pretty steep at £56.95, but that’s just over £7 a brush - great value for money. These ladies, are dressing table staples. Highly recommend.
The Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade is a game changer. It does take a little practice, but with the right technique, a light hand and the correct brush, this product helps to create brows to die for. I wear the shade ‘Medium Brown’. It has no red undertones and the colour is a great match for me. The formula is smudge resistant, waterproof and you only need the tiniest amount. Its hands down the best brow product I have ever tried and worth every penny.
I personally would question whether we really need eye creams. The ingredients found in eye creams are often no different from those you will find in your regular moisturiser and there actually isn’t any valid scientific study showing that any certain skin-care ingredient can help reduce dark circles or puffy eyes. What do you think? Having said that, I have found over the last month or so my under eye area has become very dry and sensitive and my regular moisturiser isn’t quite cutting it. The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream however has been very effective at hydrating my under eye area leaving it soft and smoother in appearance. The formula is lightweight, gentle, fresh and not greasy in the slightest and it works very well under makeup. I wouldn’t say it has helped to reduce darkness around my eye area, but it has helped restore my under eye area back to normality.
So far this year I haven’t worn anything else on my nails besides Essie’s ‘Cocktail Bling’. This is another product that has been lurking in the shadows of my beauty stash, that I have rediscovered and fallen in love with all over again. ‘Cocktail Bling’ is a cool-toned grey/lavender and is opaque in just two coats. The formula is great and with a helping of my Seche Vite Top Coat this polish can last up to 5 days without any major chipping. Will ‘Cocktail Bling’ remain on my nails throughout March? I think it just might!