There’s a nice mix of favorites this month. I love seeing foods, apps and random things people are loving. So I decided to include them whenever I have any. Some oldies, some exciting new things. Still using Ultrabland, love this stuff. It works well with my skin. Also picked up Maybelline’s great lash mascara. The brush is narrow and has a twisty spaced out design, picture explains it better. That works well if you need to add just a little volume at the base or lower-lashes. It holds a curl well and that’s all I need most days.
Daniel Sandler’s water colour blush on my wishlist since I saw them on Xuvious– an Indian blogger, she has the shade “Flush”. I have been loving the shade “Chic” which is subtle nudey peach with some silver shimmer. Daniel Sandler’s webste describes it as -Pastel-toned peach shade with silver highlights. Suits Fair skin tones as a delicate cheek colour, and a Tanned or Dark skin tone as an elegant cheek highlighter. Usually I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to blushes, but this really got me going. “Chic” is a nice mix of highlight and blush on my skintone. The shimmer, like in the picture (click to expand) is barely visible unless in direct light. Bobbi Brown’s Intensive Skin Serum. I feel like I might have sounded slightly negative when I wrote about in this post. It took me a while to find the right way to use it. I realized, the shade “honey” is tad dark for me. I don’t know if it oxidizes or just the way it’s designed, but it definitely turns slightly darker on my skin, after application. Which is why I find it unflattering to layer-up, while a sheer application looks flawless.
Sanctuary Spa’s Illuminating Moisture Lotion SPF 15 has faint, yet present illuminating effect. It has no shimmer, just a sheen-giving lotion with sun protection. Boots were sending random presents to people. I got the Soap & Glory’s Righteous Butter. Smells lovely like everything from them. Korres Lip Butter in Quince is a perfect spring berry pink. It photographed redder than it is though.
This has been my to go drink this month. I can’t be bothered to eat fruits on their own, so smoothies are a nice way to get your 3 a day, or is it 5? But just look at that colour. Isn’t that pretty? I will make three to four portions, that makes things less stressful during the week.
Favorite read. If you didn’t know Sali Hughes has a column on The Guardian every Saturday – Sali Hughes on Beauty.