Sunday, 31 August 2014

My August Favourites

I had been looking at reviews for face oils and decided to purchase the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil for oily or combination skin. At first, it felt very strange applying oil to my already oily skin! However, I cleansed my face as usual before bed then put two to three drops of oil into my palms, warmed it between my hands and used a 'press and release' motion to apply the oil to my face. The oil claims to 'purify, balance and improve skin' while also helping to refine skin texture and minimise pores. This Treatment Oil definitely does what it claims! My skin looks clear and fresh when I wake up and with regular use, helps to minimise those pesky pores. As well as doing amazing things to my skin this oil also smells incredible and thanks to rosemary as one of the ingredients it is very relaxing. This is the first Clarins product I have ever bought and I would definitely consider purchasing more from them despite being quite pricey! The Face Treatment Oil retails at £32.



      




I have so many lipsticks in all different shades but had yet to find 'that' perfect nude. I love MAC lipsticks so thought I couldn't go wrong with trying a nude from their range and I couldn't have been more right! I opted for MAC Pure Zen which is a cream sheen so glides on smoothly and has a soft finish. What I love about MAC's cream sheen's is that they feel super nourishing too. I think this is the perfect nude shade whether worn with basic make up during the day or to complete a smoky eye at night. MAC lipsticks retail at £15.50 although I got mine slightly cheaper in duty free!


Okay, so I caved in. I got my hands on the Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner! I love the packaging (never not impressed with Benefit) and I just adore the eye liner itself. Before purchasing the eye liner a make up artist in one of the Benefit shops applied it to me for a demo. The was very helpful but her hands stunk of cigarette smoke (ew!!) and the application was pretty dodgy HOWEVER it was all the great reviews I read that made me still purchase it. It's perfect for myself as I am pretty useless at applying gel eye liner but I know with a good few practices the flexible, lash-hugging tip will help me achieve a perfect, elegant look. Also, the gel eye liner is a strong black and is definitely smudge and waterproof. It does exactly what it says on the box and more. The only con I can think of is that it is pretty stubborn to remove. It retails at £18.50.



                                     

My two other August favourites are the Sensationail Gel Kit and the Emjoi Micro Pedi. If you haven't already seen my reviews on them you can find the Sensationail review here and my review on the Emjoi Micro here to read all about the products and what I thought about them! Let me know what your favourites this month have been in the comments below!  





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