30 May 2016

May Favourites

Hi everyone! I say this every favourites but I can't believe we are at the end of May! I didn't actually get to post a favourites last month because I was so busy with uni but now that I'm done and am officially no longer a student I can finally post everything that I want! I'm actually enjoying a week off work at the minute which is so needed, my Mum is on holiday so I've gone to stay at hers to look after the house and the pets which I'm loving because it's such a chilled out place to stay plus the cat and the rabbit are so cute so I'm just having the best time! My favourites definitely are changing as we get closer to summer, but this is my favourite time of the year when I get to use my favourite type of products, I'm just so ready for the rest of summer now I'm actually so excited.


- Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water (£20). I've actually had this for quite a while now but I kind of pushed it aside for ages because I'd used it once and wasn't too impressed, however after deciding to give it a try again I'm so happy because I've been using this everyday recently! It is a lot of money for a primer and you could argue it doesn't really do anything, but I feel like it works so well. I've got dry skin and I was worried this wouldn't be hydrating enough, but I feel like it's the complete opposite, it's so hydrating without being too heavy like some moisturising primers so it stops you getting cake face, which happens to me quite a lot because I've had to stop my skin from being so dry with a heavier primer. It doesn't really affect the staying power of make up but it gives your makeup such a nice natural finish, and it's really hydrating and refreshing.

- Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19). As you can see by the packaging of mine it has definitely been well loved but that is with good reason! I've had so many spots because it's been such a stressful month and the coverage of this is amazing, plus it isn't too drying. I don't use this for under eyes though just blemishes but it works so well at covering them, plus you really can't complain about the price. 

- Benefit Dew The Hoola (£22.50). I don't actually have the new packaging of this product, I got mine from a Hoola kit from Benefit last year when they hadn't officially released it as an individual product, but it has officially released now and I'm so jealous I don't have the new one because the packaging is so nice! It's basically a liquid version of Hoola, it's so intimidating when you first swatch it as you will see in the picture below because it comes across so orange, but honestly when it is blended it is just the same shade as Hoola, maybe a touch darker but it's just a dewy glowy version. That's by far my favourite finish for this time of year so I've been reaching for this a lot more than the powder version, another expensive one but if you like Hoola and want a dewy finish you definitely need to get this!

- NYX Butter Gloss Creme Brulee (£5). I'm not a lip gloss person at all however these are amazing, I did a post on them not too long ago about how good they were, but out of the ones I have this is definitely my favourite shade. It's such a nice natural shade that I feel will look good on everyone and it isn't too sticky or too glossy, I feel like it's just right! It seems like so many Boots now are getting NYX counters, quite a few have opened near me which is the best thing ever because NYX is definitely my favourite drug store brand so the fact it's so accessible now is so good, they're products are amazing and really affordable so if you get the chance you should try some.

- Bourjois City Radiance Foundation (£9.99). I've been loving this so much for quite a while now, it's definitely my favourite Bourjois foundation, the finish is so nice, so glowy without being too dewy plus I love the packaging for travelling. I don't really have much else to say on this one, just if you're after a dewy foundation then this one is really good and it's a really good price.

- Clinique Cheek Pop in Peach Pop (£17). This is another one I'd had a for a while that had been a bit forgotten about, I wore it constantly last summer and I've been reaching for it again more now, definitely a perfect summer blush and the formula is amazing. I've wanted more shades of these for a while but they are quite expensive so I'm going to wait till I'm at an airport like I did last year and buy a few more I think, I really want Ginger Pop and Melon Pop.

- NYX Dark Circle Concealer in Fair (£6.50). I'm always a bit iffy with concealers in little pots like these because they can be quite drying especially for your under eyes but this one is so amazing! It's got a hint of orange to counteract dark circles and coconut oil to hydrate, I have had such bad dark circles recently and this is probably one of the best concealers I've used to counteract them. The coverage is really good and the orange hints get rid of the purple tones, I actually use this underneath foundation to directly counter the dark circles then apply foundation which is different to what I'd usually do but I've been really liking using it this way. 

- NYX High Definition Finishing Powder in Banana (£8). Another NYX product, the new counters have definitely been raided by me but I just love their products so much! I'd heard quite a lot about this powder actually in the Banana shade for under eyes, and using this with the dark circle concealer has made such a difference for me! It's really brightening plus it helps to stop creasing and it doesn't feel heavy or cakey at all, it's such a good powder if you have dark circles and you get lots of product so it will last for ages.


Left to right: Dew The Hoola, NYX Dark Circle Concealer, NYX Banana powder, Clinique Peach Pop, NYX Butter Gloss Creme Brulee

I've got a couple of of non-beauty favourites this month, the first definitely being Ariana Grande's new album Dangerous Woman. I actually love her so much, I'd been waiting for her album to be released for so long and it was released on the 20th of this month but I've already listening to it so many times. My favourites on it are Greedy, Moonlight, Into You and Be Alright, Matty has actually just got his new car this month which is the most exciting thing ever because he's had his first car for 3 years and to be honest it was a little old banger even though it had so much sentimental value and we were really sad to see it go, his new car is so nice, so we've been driving everywhere in it listening to this album! I've also been loving Peaky Blinders, it's on BBC2 on a Thursday night at the minute and they are currently showing season 3 but the first two seasons are on Netflix, it's actually so good I look forward to it every week! Let me know in the comments what you've been loving this month!
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  1. I love NYX's butter gloss! We can totally be friends. :) Also, I tried that Smashbox priming spray but the smell, I just couldn't get over it. I'm sure I'd love the product if I could get over the smell.

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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    1. I know what you mean the scent isn't the best but I got used to it quickly!x

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  2. These sound like some lovely favourites! I'm so glad that Nyx finally have counters popping up in Boots in the UK, I've only purchased a Soft Matte Lip cream but I definitely want to try out more from the range. The City Radiance foundation has been on my wishlist for a while too and the Ariana Grande's new album has definitely turned me into a fan :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. You should definitely get some stuff they're so good!x

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  3. Lovely favourites, indeed! The Dior fluid foundation sounds so interesting :)

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  4. I'm dying to try those NYX lip products, I've heard so many good things!
    britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Peach Pop looks gorgeous! I've become completely obsessed with Peaky Blinders this month and binge watched so I'm up to date now! Love it!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. It's so good isn't it! I need to catch up on last weeks though your comment has just reminded me!x

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  6. There's definitely a few things here I want to give a try, thanks for sharing. x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  7. Wonderful post, love it! :)
    Maybe follow for follow? :)

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  8. I hate lip gloss with a passion but I do like NYX Butter gloss a lot! I have been wearing the shade Sugar Cookie almost everyday.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I will have to try that shade I haven't seen it yet!x

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  9. I have a few of the NYX butter glosses on the way so I'm excited to try them! Great post x

    Rebecca | Rebecca Olivia Capel

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  10. Great favorites! I want to try the Nyx banana powder. I always see it but never buy it? I'm not sure why!

    Jenny Loves Beauty ♥

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    1. It's so good you should definitely get it!x

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  11. Great post!! I love the NYX butter glosses. They're such a good formula. I really want to try Benefit Dew The Hoola, since I love the powder:)xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're amazing aren't they, I need to get more shades!x

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  12. I love the sound of the dew de hola. I must check it out! I love the NYX butter Glosses. And the Banana powder, I agree its great for under the eyes xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. It's so good especially for summer!xx

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  13. I looove the dew the hoola ! It's amazing!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  14. I love the Clinique cheek pop I have - will have to try Peach Pop next and can definitely recommend Ginger Pop - it's perfect for summer :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. I need to get some more shades they're so nice!xx

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  15. I love reading favourites and it gives me ideas of things to go out and buy, I can see you have been loving NYX this month. The range recently came to my local Boots so I dont doubt I'll be down there buying the whole range up!

    Cultivation of Jasmin

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    1. You should definitely try some products they're so good!x

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  16. The Smashbox Primer Water sounds great since I also have dry skin. I love Clinique Cheek Pop blushes and the shade you have here is gorgeous x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. They're so nice aren't they, I need some more shades!x

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  17. Okay so I feel like I'm the only person who owns nada from NYX. BUT that butter gloss has swayed me...too cute!

    Katie.
    xx ♥ La Coco Noire

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  18. I'm not a gloss person either and I still love the NYX butter glosses!

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  19. I think I'm the only one who thought May went really slow haha! Primer water sounds really nice to apply before make-up to hydrate your skin and maybe wake you up in the morning as well haha!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. It's so nice to apply, it's really refreshing as well!x

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  20. Peach pop is so pretty, lately I've been wearing peachy blushes a lot. Collection concealer is one of my favourite too, the coverage it gives is amazing. x

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. It's gorgeous isn't it, I need some more shades!x

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  21. I hope you're well lovely <3 Love all of your favourites! Peach Pop is one of my all time favourites as it's just so pretty xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. I'm obsessed with it, I really want some more shades!xx

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  22. I will forever adore collection lasting perfection (who doesn't eh?) and god forbid the day they stop producing that product! I definitely need to try out more NYX products - everyone raves about them!

    Musings & More

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    1. I know yeah it's so good and so affordable!x

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  23. I have been hearing a lot about NYX products lately so I want to try some of their products- I especially want to try the butter gloss.

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  24. I love NYX at the moment, so it's great to have some more recommendations to add to my list :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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  25. Lovely picks, absolutely loving those lip shades. I have yet to get my hands on NYX creme brûlée

    Sam || Beautydetour

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