Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Where I Rave About My May Faves!
Favourite products for May. Let's go!
Tangle Teezer (Disco Purple)
I'm so glad I jumped on the Tangle Teezer bandwagon, as it's an absolute godsend. My hair gets really tangly, but this baby breezes through the knots relatively painlessly and much more efficiently and effectively than normal brushes. Its unique design allows you to detangle dry or wet, just-washed hair with ease and minimal tugging. I hardly use my old hairbrush these days; I picked up this easy to hold delight and I haven't looked back. I also use it on my 5 year old son's hair, and he loves it, because "it doesn't hurt" when I do his hair now. And might I mention the colour; I just had to get the glittery Disco Purple!
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick (No. 12)
First of all, I'm a massive fan of the Kate Moss range of Rimmel lippies, because the formula, consistency and wear is just divine. They are creamy, yet stay in place for a good amount of time and feel great on. On top of that, at $11.95 they are budget-friendly (and that's the full RRP - Priceline frequently have a 2 for 1 deal or similar offer where you can get a considerable discount). I'm loving Number 12 at the moment; it's a bright, cheerful orangey-coral shade that brings my face to life without being over-the-top. Creamy, non-drying, great-wearing inexpensive lipstick in a pretty shade that suits me and brightens my day = winner in my book! I've Instagrammed a pouty lip swatch of this shade here.
Yves Saint Laurent Paris Eau De Parfum
Basically, this is my all-time favourite perfume. I've been wearing it since I was 20, and I think I'm emotionally connected to it more than anything. That being said, I am IN LOVE with the fragrance of Paris, and no matter how many other perfumes I sample or buy, I always come back to this. Describing fragrances isn't my forte, so I googled and came up with scents of rose, violet, iris, jasmine, sandalwood and bergamot. To me, it smells of flowers, sweetness and overwhelming sentimentality.
Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
This cleanser is effective, gentle and gives me a satisfying clean without drying out my skin. I like the consistency, the way it lathers and the overall feel of it when I'm massaging it in. I'm experiencing lots of hits and misses with Dermalogica lately, but this Gel fits firmly into the 'hit' category.
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder (Light)
My loose powder/makeup brush application combo was not really cutting it in terms of minimising the dreaded shinies my oily skin likes to present me with on a daily basis (even in winter), so I switched things up and started using this powder, and I couldn't be happier! I am only needing to touch up once or twice during the day and there's usually only a tiny amount of shine (around my nose) to fix. This ridiculously obvious epiphany has also led me to start using eyeshadow primer and face primer under makeup to mattify my skin and prolong the wear of my concealer and foundation. I also might switch to mattifying foundation, but for now, this powder has really improved the look of my makeup.
Have you tried any of these products? Feel free to link up your Beauty Faves below in the comments :)
Disclaimer: All products were bought by my except the Dermalogica Gel, which I won.