Beauty for me is generally been about finding a great foundation for my poor skin, buying the latest fab colour for my nails, collecting gorgeous perfume bottles that happen to smell nice and generally lots and lots of indulgences to make my relaxing baths even better. Over the past few months I have started branching out a little with my beauty regime, instead of just using my trusted products I have found some new favourites that I thought I would share.
Up in my first Beauty Bytes is a random mix, but all products that I am currently loving right now, from a foundation that is just dreamy on the skin to a bath bomb to relax all your worries away and an intriguing in-shower bath moisturiser.
Bourjois - Healthy Mix Foundation
I was introduced to this Bourjois ‘healthy glow’ foundation during fashion week when I had a make-over at the Handpicked Media suite. Generally when I have my make-up done professionally I never seem to be able to perfect the same coverage, however this foundation enthused with fruit therapy gives my skin a fresh and natural look, while still providing great coverage.
I find most foundations to be too heavy, I am obsessed with BB creams, but this foundation gave my skin a healthy glow about it and I have found it perfect to wear on hot days as it is really light on the skin.
Clinique – A Different Nail Enamel in Party Red
I have probably every colour over the rainbow and then some when it comes to nail varnishes, and every brand is nearly represented in my collection, so when I heard that Clinique had made its first foray into nail varnishes I just had to try. What makes Clinique’s line of varnishes even better is that they are safe to use for sensitive skins, which if like me you some times get irritated by varnishes when itching your eyes then this is the product for you.
I went for Party Red, as like hot pink shades you can never have too many versions of red. As well as being impressed with the glossy red shade, the coverage of this varnish is amazing it not only glides onto the nail with ease but it only needed one coat, which is perfect for when you don’t have much time.
I can’t wait to try some of the other shades.
When this product arrived in the post I have to be honest I was more than a little intrigued, I even asked myself would it really save any time, well the answer is actually yes. So I have a set shower routine, shampoo hair, wash face, and while my conditioner is working I use my shower gel, and then rinse, well this in-shower moisturiser is generally works like a conditioner for the body and is super quick to apply as my skin was wet it glided on with ease.
Post-shower I could really tell that my skin had been moisturised, especially on my legs that were super dry thanks to the almond oil. If you sometimes forget or don’t have time to moisturise I think you will like this product as it becomes part of your shower routine.
One of my favourite ways to relax is with a nice bath, whether with bath salts, bubbles, or a bath bomb. I go through phases of what I put in my bath and lately I am obsessed with Lush’s bath bombs in-particular this adorable Pink Bath Ballistic, which not only smells amazing with its vanilla-fruity vibe but I love that it turned my bath water a Barbie pink colour. If you are after a relaxing bath I would definitely recommend this little beauty to ease your worries away.
John Frieda - Full Repair Deep Infusion
Generally my hair is in good condition, but when its been in the sun or been exposed to too much air-conditioning it does dry up at the ends. I started using this John Frieda deep infusion after being impressed with the shampoo and conditioner from the Full Repair range and I have found that it keeps my ends from looking untidy between hair appointments.
Enriched with Inca Inchi Oil rich in omega-3, I found that the serum absorbs quickly into the dry ends without being greasy, and was super easy to apply on my wet hair much like a leave-in conditioner. As well as making my hair feel smoother and shinier, the serum also seemed to protect my hair from damage caused by my hairdryer and straighteners, and stopped my hair from frizzing in humid conditions. So perfect for this changeable weather we’ve been having.
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments field below what you thought of them – and what products you are loving right now.
Shop Beauty Bytes: Bourjois – Healthy Mix Foundation (c/o) // Clinique – A Different Nail Enamel in Party Red // Nivea -In-Shower Body Moisturiser (c/o) // Lush – Think Pink Bath Ballistic // John Frieda – Full Repair Deep Infusion (c/o) //
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