This week, I've been bringing back a few old favourites. I've been very eagle-eyed when it comes to sale shopping. Truth be told, the sales were a bit of a dud but I did manage to snag one or two bargains.
I spotted my all time favourite mascara - Benefit Bad Gal £17.50 at half price on feel unique and it was promptly in my basket. Bad gal is like marmite, you either love it or hate it but for me, its love all they way. I have yet to find any other mascara that gives the volume that this gem can. I've found a few mascaras that come close in lengthening my lashes, notably benefit's they're real and laura merciers volume building mascara but nothing gives my lashes the oomph quite like bad gal. Its also really easy to remove, of course its not waterproof - I've used the waterproof version in the past and it was a complete let down. Moral of the story, always stick the original.
For Christmas, I was lucky enough to receive a mini set of my favourite body butters ever. The boots extracts body butters £8.00 are incredible. Seriously, if you get chance to get hold of one of these give them a try. They're non greasy, light, sink in quickly and hydrate. Cocoa butter is my favourite scent but mango comes a close second.
When it comes to makeup base, I've been using Estee Lauder's double wear light £28.50 which is possibly my favourite foundation. I've had a few blemishes lately so I've needed a little more coverage than normal. I'd describe DWL as a buildable light to medium coverage foundation. I don't like anything to heavy so this kind of texture is perfect. I love that it lasts all day on my oily skin and really evens out my complexion. My pores look minimised and my skin in general looks so much better. The only downside is the price which seems to have increased over the years. My tube is almost empty but luckily I do have some debenhams beauty points to spend which will cushion the blow.
A product I've been using every day is bobbi browns nude peach blush £19.00 I put this to one side a while back and I felt it needed a little love again. Its a very natural blush shade for my pale skin. I love the satin finish which gives it a little depth than your regular matte blush. The pigmentation isn't the best I've used in a blush but its long wearing and easy to blend.
My skin has been on the drier side this last week, which I'm totally blaming the cold weather for. I've started using Trilogy's rosehip oil £16.50 again in the evenings to give my skin a little moisture boost. It feels really light and nourishing on my skin, giving my complexion a real glow. It can also be used on scars and stretch marks as it really helps to smooth out the skin. I'm thinking of investing in a larger bottle to try out on my body. If it can improve my stretch marks then I'll be a happy girl!
Have you tried any of these products?