As we approach June and summer (although there wasn’t even spring in Norway), I gathered around a few of my favourite beauty bits for the past few weeks. The majority was actually purchased in London in April because I decided to try not buying any beauty products during May. I’ve never done this before, I usually share it with friends or just somehow ”announce” the idea and it never works. However, this time I kept it only for myself (and my boyfriend because he tends to get me beauty stuff all the time) and I did it…a whole month with no beauty purchases, so that I can use what I already have.
I have two hair favourites that really surprised me. The first one is the COLAB Extreme Volume Monaco Dry Shampoo and I actually regret not getting a few more from it. I like the brand’s dry shampoos but this one is just amazing. It’s not the invisible formula one but it just keeps my hair fresh-looking for such a long time that no other dry shampoo has ever managed to. It also gives me lots of volume and smells wonderful, it’s fresh and sophisticated at the same time. My favourite COLAB product, so far!
The second hair item is a Gloss Spray by the Swedish haircare brand Lernberger & Stafsing. I’ve tried a few products from them, I love their Leave-in BB Cream and I really wanted to find a good conditioning spray that also gives me shine. The Gloss Spray comes in an elegant bottle, it’s a really light mist that contains organic Argan Oil and I use it on both, wet and dry hair. It doesn’t feel heavy, it doesn’t make my hair look greasy, smells nice and also provides UV-protection. It controls the frizz and gives an incredible shine to the hair. The price is also very good, so if you ever come across Lernberger & Stafsing, I’d recommend checking their range out.
I finally tried the Max Factor Creme Puff Blushes, I got three of them and I love them all but my favourite must be 10 Nude Mauve. It’s nude but not quite nude, it’s something between a blusher and a bronzer, it’s luminous but not too shimmery, it’s finely-milled, it’s just a healthy glow in a pan! These are simply gorgeous and now I want the entire shade range.
Make-up fixing sprays were never something that I was drawn to but I gave this L’Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist a try and it surprised me. It really extends the wear of my make-up without feeling heavy or having a really strong smell. Quite a good product, especially if you have oily or combination skin like me, I don’t need to blot throughout the day if I’m setting my make-up with it and you can find it at the drugstore.
My Love for Barry M Coconut Infusion Nail Paint polishes have been already confessed here and if you want a hydrating formula for your nails with amazing colours and a good brush at an affordable price, look no further. These beauties are going to be often on my nails in the next few months.
I got the Lottie London Soap Star Solid Brush Cleanser because many people said it’s a dupe for the Beauty Blender one and I have to say, I haven’t tried the high-end one but Lottie did a great job with theirs. I wash my brushes once a week and I don’t actually have issues with them but my blending sponges suffer quite a lot. I wash them always right after using them but they still get stained and it’s hard to make them look perfect again. This solid brush cleanser changed that and I can’t be happier. There are no stains left, my sponges are like new and it’s pretty sad that you can’t get this product here.
Speaking of sponges, now I know why Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge is so loved in the beauty world. It’s a great tool, it’s bouncy, doesn’t get too much of the product that is supposed to be on your face anyway, it’s easy to clean and I hope it doesn’t get worn off too quickly. It’s now a staple for me.
These are my favourite beauty products for the month of May. What are yours?