Category Archives: Monthly Favourites

May Favourites

I’ve been travelling here and there for more than 20 days in May, so the key word for the month was saviours! I was changing climates and it was a big challenge for my eyes, hair and skin.

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First of my saviours is a non-beauty favourite and it’s the Artelac Splash eye drops. I wear contact lenses so it can be pretty tough when you don’t have the opportunity to switch to glasses and you’re still with lenses after 10-11 hours. My eyes get dry and red, it’s painful and not nice. But with these eye drops I felt much better, they’re soothing and I chose the unit of on the go dose ampules which is perfect and more hygienic.

On to hair. Thanks to John Frieda’s Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque my hair stayed nourished and pretty.

For nail polish I’ve been mostly using KIKO nail lacquer in 314 Cyclamen. Springy and vivid colour that is perfect for the warm and sunny days.

My lips have been loving the Rimmel Apocalips Lacquer in 201 Solstice. At first, it looked a bit too dark for me but it’s actually a very nice shade to use every day, the formula is very creamy, it’s non-sticky, pretty moisturising and has just a little bit of a glossy effect. I think this is the perfect shade because it’s a wearable pinky one and the rest of the series are either too pale or too bright for my taste. Unfortunately, Rimmel is not on the Norwegian market and I’m so sad about that because I have to buy tons of their products when I travel to other countries.

L’Occitane has been taking care of my skin as usual and my Angelica Ultra Matte Fluid is sadly going to be over soon. If you have combination or oily skin, check this product out. It gives your skin hydration, it mattifies it for hours and it’s protecting it from free radicals. One word: Amazing!

My mini Ultra Rich Body Cream also from L’Occitane kept my body skin nourished and protected. It’s a very rich and thick cream but it absorbs instantly into skin and leaves it soft.

What a busy May that was…

 

 

 

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April Favourites

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It’s the end of the month again so it’s time to share what I was mostly using during April.

Sooner or later I’m always going back to my Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder. It controls the shine of my combination skin, it’s lightweight, looks natural and in the changing season, it was what I exactly needed.

And although my face needed some mattifying, it also asked for nourishing and hydration. Lately, I’m using rose water as a toner. I don’t remember the brand that I’m showing here because I put it in a travel bottle a long time ago but you can find rose water easily and you can also make it on your own. It cleanses and balances my skin, makes it smooth and it can also soothe irritated skin. The benefits of using rose water are thousands and you can see it for yourself if you try.

I almost never suffer from chapped lips but I guess it’s because I use lip balm nearly 24/7. The one that I was carrying everywhere with me this month was Burt’s Bees Nourishing Mango Butter Lip Balm. It’s 100% natural and it has fruity flavour. I love it, I love how it softens my lips, I love how it smells, it’s tiny so it doesn’t take much space and you even forget that it’s in your pocket.

Nobody talks about feet, is it so shameful? Feet are part of our body and we should take care of them. In fact, we torture them a lot by wearing high heels and walking/training all the time and our feet need pampering too! Clarins Foot Beauty Treatment Cream is a combination of softening the foot skin and making your feet feel relieved after a tough day. It has arnica extract, virgin cashew nut oil, shea butter and myrrh that takes care of your nails. The smell is very, very gentle. Exfoliate your feet and then apply this cream, you won’t regret it.

You can see that I’ve been loving the L’Occitane Rose 4 Reines Body Milk. I love everything about this body milk – the scent of the Grasse, Bulgarian, Moroccan and Turkish roses, the milky texture, the way it softens my skin for a day ahead. It has also grapeseed oil and this product absorbs quickly so you can get dressed immediately after using it.

I usually prefer citrus notes for my fragrances but sometimes in the colder months I go for something heavier. Like Paco Rabanne’s Lady Million. When I say heavier I don’t mean masculine, it’s still feminine but it’s kind of bold. Plus, it stays much better on skin than when you just test it on paper for example.

So, that’s my list with favourites for this month.

Do you like some of these products?

March Favourites

The first of my March favourites is an every-day-favourite and it’s the Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Hydrating Care. Since I have a combination to oily skin, this product helps my skin stay hydrated without being sticky. My skin gets softer, kind of mattified and nourished. And it has a pump! I just can’t say enough good words about the Eucerin products in general.

The second one is a hand cream and it’s the L’Occitane Shea Butter Subtle Violet Hand Cream. It comes in a limited edition and I actually got it in November last year when I was in London but I was loving it last month since the weather in Norway is still pretty cold. It’s a thick cream that smells amazing, makes my hands soft and gets absorbed quite fast.

Next one is also a hand product and it’s the Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. This cream is just so wonderful, it has natural ingredients, smells great, doesn’t leave a sticky film on your fingers, nourishes the nails and the cuticles and after using it, you have beautiful nails and no trace of dry cuticles.

I may be slightly obsessed with lip balms, I always take a look at new ones no matter how many I have. Some time ago I noticed a brand called Love & Toast and their pretty packaging. I’ve got a shower cream, a body butter and a lip balm. Later, the brand disappeared from Norway and there were no more of their products here. However, their Prickly Pear Lip Balm was the one that kept my lips hydrated last month. It has a light texture, it’s not sticky, smells fantastic, has organic oils and it’s not tested on animals! I use it daytime because at night I like to have a thicker balm on my lips. The thing that I don’t really like is that I have to use my fingers to get the product which means that I apply it only at home.

I’ve been searching for a new eye product that doesn’t burn my eyes but also works against my dark circles and makes me look less tired. And then it came! The Angelica Eye Roll-On by L’Occitane. I apply it day and night, my dark circles are still there but less visible I think. It’s a gel that smells fresh, it’s very gentle and suitable for all skin types. I keep it in the fridge for a fresher experience but unfortunately it wasn’t possible to find it in the town that I live so I had to purchase it.

The nail polish that I was often using in March was Essie’s Jag-u-are. For me it’s just the perfect red.

I’ve been totally loving my Arsenal white scarf during the cold month and seeing the weather outside, I’m pretty sure that we’re going to be often together in April as well.

The book that made the biggest impression on me last month was The Night in Lisbon by Erich Maria Remarque. It’s a tough one for me but Remarque is Remarque!