Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Beauty Favourites!

Hi guys! It's been a long, hot minute since I've shared my current beauty favourites with you, hasn't it? Well fear not, because today's post is resplendent with my most-loved products. It's a faves fest. It's literally (not literally) raining wonderful products, so throw away your umbrella and enjoy the downpour!

Revlon Ultra HD Matte LipColor in Seduction
I was lucky enough to win a set of these from Revlon a while back, and I've been meaning to swatch them ever since. It has now become a matter of urgency as I'm getting so much use out of my favourite shade Seduction that it's running low! I naturally made a bee-line for the nudes in the range, and Seduction definitely seduced me! Besides the my-lips-but-better flattering shade, the formula is unexpected for a matte. It actually doesn't fully dry down, so there's no uncomfortable dry feeling. This does appear matte, but it's easy to wear and feels smooth and somewhat creamy on the lips. So if  you're normally put off matte lip products because of that familiar 'dry' feeling, definitely give this range a go!

Antipodes Hosanna H2O Skin Plumping Serum
I'm onto my second mini bottle of this little gem after first discovering it in a Priceline Skincare Gift Bag (with purchase). Happily, they included two bottles, so I haven't needed to purchase the full size version yet. I love using this under my eyes to plump out the area, as sometimes it can appear hollowed out, especially if I'm not getting enough sleep (I'm blaming my March Movie Challenge and Netflix in general for that!). I have considered using this all over my face, but I've got a few other serums I'm also currently using, and besides, I like to get tricky and target specific serums to specific areas of my face, to treat that area's issues! I'll definitely be purchasing this Antipodes miracle-worker (only a slight exaggeration) once I've finished mini bottle #2.

I was sent a bunch of Bio-Oil* products many months ago, and I hadn't got around to singing their praises until now! It's basically a versatile, multi-tasking product that contains PurCellin Oil, which happens to smell ah-mazing. I have been using Bio-Oil liberally on my arms and legs, and this super-fast absorbing oil has been keeping my skin soft, smooth, supple and moisturised throughout the changing seasons. It's a great alternative for someone like me who dislikes rich moisturisers that take forever to sink in, or worse yet, leave a film on the surface of the skin. Bio-Oil is specialist skincare that treats scars, stretch marks, uneven skin tone, ageing and dehydrated skin and is said to be a favourite for pregnant women wishing to improve the appearance of stretch marks. I love the light, non-greasy formula and the way it makes my skin feel after application.

Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm
As a beauty lover, I own a lot of different lip balms. Tinted, plain, flavoured, scented, stick form, pot form, with shimmer and without... you get the idea. However, when my lips are seriously chapped, dry or peeling, there's one I always reach for; my Carmex Moisturising Lip Balm. Aah that familiar fragrance (which some people are not fond of apparently!). It's like smelling your favourite meal cooking (in a completely non-edible, opposite of food type way). Comfort! And that's exactly what this hardworking baby provides for damaged lips. Comfort, nourishment and moisture. This little tub of goodness heals my lips quicker than anything else I've tried. I would have to say this is my Holy Grail lip balm. It's not the most exciting by any means, but when my pucker is being a right fucker, I'll whack on some Carmex because I know it works.

Skin Physics Advance Superlift Face Treatment Cream
After using this, I'm kicking myself for leaving it unopened in my beauty cupboard for so long. What else have I got in there? This cream is a delight from start to finish. It's a lightweight, luxurious-feeling, easily absorbed formula that feels amazing going on. It sits well under makeup (you do have to wait a few minutes for better results), so you can use it each morning, which is a big plus for me. And the results are excellent! My skin immediately looks plumper, younger, firmer and virtually line-free. It also seems to reduce pores, because when I wear makeup over this, my complexion appears more flawless and 'together' (if that makes sense) than when I wear another moisturiser underneath. If you're at all concerned with sagging skin, pores or fine lines/wrinkles, give this one a go!

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Do you love any of these products? What beauty products have you been enjoying lately?


  1. I've never tried Bio Oil but have always heard great things so really must give it a go.

    I also love those Revlon Matte Lip Colours - so many choices and they look to be a great size. I must check them out!


  2. The Revlon Ultra HD Matte lipsticks are a favourite of mine too!

    Ingrid au

  3. Omg I'm literally obsessed with your post- Thanks for sharing!

    Alexandra Udinov
    Trend Matte Brown Lipstick, YAY or NAY?

  4. I love antipodes! Will add that to my list :)
    Ebony x

  5. Another fabulous post Di! I love that the Revlon lippy doesn't totally dry down - I hate a drying and chalky lippie! x I've been meaning to try bio oil products for a while to help with a few stretch marks I have brewing on my hips - I definitely will now! x
    Marina Rosie x

    1. Thanks for visiting again Marina! Yeah you will love the Bio Oil - I hope it helps you! xx

  6. I love bio oil, specially because I have dry skin. Great for winterS too.

  7. My step-daughter swears by Carmex. She always has it on hand for her various hospital stays and chemo treatments. Everything dries her out so much and her lips get chapped easily. So Carmex is a staple in her handbag. It works wonders. #teamlovinlife

  8. I do have very dry lips made worse since my surgeries for cancer. I use good old vaseline and paw paw. I know they may not be recommended but as I have numbness to contend with too, I stick with them.

    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 16/52. Next Week’s Optional Prompt: 17/52. School Holidays Memories. 23/4/18 Denyse

    1. Fair enough Denyse, I can totally understand that. Thanks for the link up! x

  9. The antipodes skin plumper looks good. I'll have to check it out.


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