Lately I’ve Been Enjoying…

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There are products that I’ve been enjoying lately but never made it to a monthly favourites post. It’s either because I’ve been using them for just a couple of days or weeks or because it’s been months but wanted to share other products with you.

An example for the latter is the Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser With Tamarind and Purifying Micro-Pearls. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not the biggest fan of foaming cleansers but because I haven’t been disappointed by a Clarins product so far, I decided to give it a try. The cleanser is suitable for oily and combination skin and you need the tiniest amount of it, not even a pea size of it, it foams up very much. At first, I was quite scared of the huge foam and the heavy, creamy texture. Once you start washing your face though, it feels luxurious and you notice refreshing cleansing properties without being left with squeaky clean skin. At the moment, this is my morning cleanser, I wouldn’t try to remove make-up with it, I don’t think it’s good to use it around your eyes either.
I think this is a very good product for shine control (combined with a moisturiser, of course) without making the skin dry.

Eye creams and gels don’t do much for me and my dark circles but I need to keep the area hydrated, so a basic eye product is what I’m looking for. That’s how I found Simple Kind to Eyes Revitalising Eye Roll-On, yes, it was a random purchase. I tend to use a gel during spring and summer and a thicker cream in the colder months, so this feels quite refreshing for this time of the year. I like how it comes in a squeezy tube but it’s a roll-on because you can control the amount of product you want to apply. I apply the product with circular motions around the eye area and then just smooth it in with my fingers. It’s cooling and wakes my eyes up. I like it as a base for my concealer and although it doesn’t make a huge difference, I like how calming it is and the fact that it doesn’t sting my eyes which many eye products tend to do.

I’ve been really impressed by a body wash from a Norwegian brand. It’s from the drugstore and it’s the Dr Greve Soap Free Shower Cream With Almond Oil and Oats. What could it be so impressive about a body wash you’d ask. Well, it’s suitable even for sensitive skin, so it doesn’t have much of a scent to it and it feels really gentle on the skin. Plus, it’s something like a body wash and a body lotion in one. My boyfriend hates this and he never used it a second time but for me personally, this is great. It has a milky texture that cleanses and nourishes the skin at the same time. Of course, I still apply a body moisturiser but it’s helping when the body wash hydrates the skin, as well.

These are a couple of products that I’ve been enjoying lately, have you tried any of them?

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