I'm not sure where this year has gone but its whizzed by. Does anyone else feel that time goes quicker as they get older? Though I'm looking forward to my birthday this month and also getting ready for Christmas! I've found a few beauty gems in the past month - some already have their own post and some are on my check list of things to write about. However, I wanted to give a mention to a few products that have made an impact in the past few weeks.
I've used a few Claudia Louch products and I've been impressed with all of them. Theres not many brands you can truly say that about but they are pretty special. The Botanical Cleansing Lotion* has been my go to cleanser this month. I don't use cleansers for removing my makeup as I prefer to use baby lotion (cheap as chips) or a micellar water and then follow up with a cleanser to make sure any residue is removed. The Claudia Louch Cleansing Lotion is a creamy mild foaming cleanser. I know foaming cleansers are meant to be on the drying side but personally I haven't noticed any dryness with this one. I'm not sure if thats because its only slightly foaming - I mix this cleanser with a tiny bit of water and splash over my face as I find its more refreshing when used in that way. This cleanser is paraben, SLS and fragrance free with aloe, chamomile and green tea, so its very gentle and soothing too.
Another skincare product I've been using consistently is The Body Shop Argan Oil Body Butter* (reviewed in more detail here). This moisturiser is incredibly hydrating and soothing to prevent dry skin. It keeps my skin feeling smooth and soft with a light, gorgeous scent. Lovely.
On the make up front, one of my all time favourite budget buys is the NYX Blush in taupe. I use this for contouring and bronzing as its cool toned and compliments my pale skin. You can see it swatched here but I really recommend it for pale girls looking for a nice bronze or contour powder shade. Speaking of an amazing makeup buy - I'm really enjoying using the Wild About Beauty Lipstick in maddy - a glossy nude beige. Wild About Beauty seems to go under the radar and this is the first item I've tried from them but I really do love this lipstick. It comfortable to wear, lightweight and infused with argan oil and mango butter to keep lips moisturised. If you're looking for a nice nude lipstick then definitely check this out.
Last but not least is the Aromatherapy Associates Inner Strength Candle* - a calming frankincense and cardamon to relax housed in a glass jar with the AA logo. It has a burning time of 40 hours and is made with soy wax and unbleached cotton wick. Really lovely.
What have you been loving this month?
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