You might have noticed around these parts that there’s been a distinct lack of beauty posts recently. This is for a few reasons. As some of you may know, I’m a PR Manager for a skincare brand, so I spend all day talking beauty, which I LOVE, but when it comes to getting home and writing about beauty some more, well, I’ve found myself yearning to write about something a bit different, which is why there has been a few more lifestyle posts dotted about.
Second reason is that I’ve been pretty happy with the products I’ve been using. I’ve also massively cut down as part of my New Year’s resolution to buy less, and to only replace what I actually need (the exception is the US Sephora haul from last month, because, Sephora). Anyway, I feel like I’ve got enough new discoveries to talk about to jumble them into a little post, a May favourites if you will.
Antipodes Grace Cleanser* (£24.99/HERE) – What a lovely little cleanser. I’ve only ever used the Manuka Honey Mask by Antipodes in the past, which I absolutely loved, so I was keen to try their cream cleanser. I don’t know about you, but in the hotter months, I like to switch up my cleansers in favour of clay, cream or gel-based cleansers as they’re much lighter in texture. The Antipodes Grace Cleanser is a fantastic example of a beautiful cream cleanser. It’s brimming with skin loving ingredients and after rinsing (unheard of for me) it leaves no residue, just lovely comfortable skin. I’ve been reaching for it in the mornings and have been utterly loving it.
The White Company Super-Hydrating Hydra-Gel (£25.00/HERE) – If I didn’t already love The White Company enough already, they’ve now brought out a spa range which is TO DIE FOR. This Hydra-Gel smells so ridiculously gorgeous. It’s very spa-like, with its essential oils, but it’s the texture that makes me want to write about it. Put simply, it’s divine. The light gel texture is hydrating and sinks into the skin with ease. Great for when you don’t want to hang around waiting for a moisturiser to dry.
Louise Young Blush ‘Room43’ (£14.00/HERE) – I generally adore Louise Young products, but this soft rose blush in shade ‘Room43’ is stunning. In fact, I *think* that this might be my favourite ever blush. It’s the perfect everyday shade and seems to suit my fair complexion really well. I also love that there’s a slight pearliness to it. If you’re new to Louise Young products, start with her incredible brushes first. You won’t be disappointed.
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Powder ‘Candlelight’ (£35.00/HERE) – This was my first introduction into Kevyn Aucoin’s fantastic, well-thought out range. Yes, it’s £35.00 for a highlighter, but you know what? I’m going be buying this again and again. I hate to sound all cliché, but it really does make you look like you’re ‘lit from within’. *Cringing hard right now* It’s so natural and gives you a subtle, natural glow. 10/10.
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick ‘Berlin’ £14.00(ish)/HERE) – There’s a reason this stuff has over 6,500 reviews and 450K loves on Sephora’s website. Believe the hype! Yes, they’re slightly drying, but aren’t all liquid lipsticks? The staying power of the Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick is like nothing I’ve ever tried. LOVE.