Saturday, May 17, 2014

May Favourites!

Five Favourites I'm mad about this May!

L'Oreal Elvive Fibralogy Thickening Treatment*
Oh My God. I think the Elvive Fibralogy range has changed my life. I received this double serum leave-in treatment plus the shampoo and conditioner from L'Oreal to trial before they hit the shelves, and I am so grateful. I'm forever buying new thickening and volume-creating hair products, because I'm so sick of my fine, flat hair, only to be disappointed by the results. Not only does this treatment make my hair smell amazing and look healthy, it gives me impressive volume and body on the lengths and ends. I usually wait until my hair is nearly dry after washing, then use a volume mousse on the roots/scalp, then work two squirts of the Elvive Fibralogy through the lengths and ends, then blowdry whilst scrunching. LOVE this.

Lush Rose Jam Shower Gel*
This deliciously rosy smelling gel seriously has one of the best fragrances you'll ever get your nose on. Floral and girly, it's totally Turkish Delightful (it smells like turkish delight)! I could happily use only Rose Jam forever. I'm even in love with the name. See my review here.

Lanolips Golden Ointment
This is a super moisturiser for extremely dry skin areas such as hands, feet and legs, but I've been using it on my lips overnight for mega hydration, and occasionally on my elbows. I also put some on my son's dry lips each morning before school, and when he had a rash that cleared up and left him with dry skin around his mouth, this golden ointment restored the moisture in no time. He comments that he loves the feel of it on his lips, and I agree. It's quite thick and you can clearly smell the Manuka honey in it.

Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream
It's a little tiny pot of wonder. This was a GWP from ages ago that I've only just gotten on to (read: found, in the massive collection on unopened beauty products). Oh boy! The little glass jar is so cute (the photo doesn't do the detailing on the jar justice), but that's to be expected with Benefit. This brightening cream does amazing things for my dark circles, so much so that I've already bought the normal-sized pot for when this runs out. A thick consistency cream that's so soothing on application, I love how it brightens my complexion and makes me look more awake, and dare I say it, younger.

Physicians Formula Firming & Lifting Booster
You only need a couple of drops on each cheek to cover the whole face with this gel booster. I'm loving the firming results, which I really noticed the next day after using this overnight. My skin was tighter, fine lines had decreased and my pores were much less noticeable. After being disappointed by the Dr Lewinn's range in general, I was sceptical about Physicians Formula (I'm not sure why I lump them into the same category, beyond them both being anti-ageing ranges), but I'm mightily impressed. It doesn't make me break out either, something that often happens when I try new skincare.

Disclaimer: *L'Oreal was provided for trial, Lush was provided for trial/review purposes. Lanolips and Physicians Formula products I won and Benefit was a GWP (purchased myself).


  1. I totally want to try this eye one - the dark circles under my eyes have taken up residence and they are NOT wanted!

  2. Oh I love anything from Lush. It looks lovely!
    I have a GIVEAWAY that I think you may like.
    Renee x

  3. I love hearing about new skin creams and potions. I recently discovered Benefit products and I am in love with them!

    1. Benefit are one of my favourite brands. They're so good, aren't they!

  4. The eye cream sounds good, but what I really need are those hair products! It seems hair products are usually aimed at people with thick, unmanageable hair - it's wonderful to finally see products for those of us whose hair is too well behaved and sits too quietly ;-)

    1. Yes I agree! I've already run out of the serum and need some more. Works a treat :)

  5. Hehe you Lush shower gel reminds me that someone once gave me a jar of rose jam a few years back. It's so delicious to eat and I've been trying to find one in the store for ages!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    1. Oh wow! I've tasted rose cordial, I bet rose jam would be delicious! Now I'm hungry :)


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