Saturday, 31 May 2014

A few of my favourite things - no.2

Hello friends! I thought I'd start this Sunday off in a positive light with a small post about things I've been loving lately and my thoughts on them.

Davroe Colour Senses Shampoo & Conditioner - 
After colouring my hair from almost-black to having light blonde to brown ends, my hair definitely needed a stronger conditioning and something to help lock-in the colour so when I stumbled across this brand on and I picked these two up straight away. It's a little more expensive than my usual Sukin or Lush hair products but the results are worth it. I've had trouble with vegan shampoos never foaming up the way I like or making my hair feel almost like straw but this foams up wonderfully, I massage it into my scalp and it leaves my hair feeling incredibly clean without being stripped! The conditioner is equally as good, giving (much needed!!!) moisture to my incredibly dry ends and not making the colour dull. Did I mention both of these products smell amazing?! Definitely worth looking into!

Models Prefer Infinite Colour Foundation - Shade: Shell
A vegan foundation that is affordable, easy to buy from the drugstore and has a shade light enough for me?! Give it to me right now! After receiving an email reply from Models Prefer about their glycerin (it's vegetable derived) I headed straight to Priceline to pick up a bottle of this and I have not been disappointed. It provides medium coverage, isn't drying and lasts quite a long time on (although not the full 12 hours that it claims!) - I even wore this to a wedding and it looked great!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
I'm already a huge fun of the RT brushes so when I saw this and a few reviews saying it compared to the beauty blender, I picked it up from to try and I love it! I've tried a few beauty blender "dupes" and they've never created the same effect as the original but this Real Techniques one is definitely on par with the beauty blender! It's the same concept, you put it in water until it expands and apply your foundation with it, it has a flat end unlike the beauty blender and I find the tip makes it easy to get into the little places around the nose and eyes. It's a little stiffer than the beauty blender but I enjoy it more and this sponge with the foundation I just mentioned applies beautifully and smoothly. With it being half the price of the beauty blender, you definitely can't go wrong with it!

Elf High Definition Undereye Setting Powder
I love this stuff, a tiny, tiny bit goes a long way and ELF is already more than affordable so you would not be wasting any money testing this out! It does have some shimmer in the powder but I find it to be unnoticeable when applied and it just really helps to smooth and lock in any undereye concealer and help it from creasing!

Aromi Beauty Liquid Lipsticks - Shades: Electric Orchid & Preppy Red
I know, I know. If you've been following me for a while on Instagram or my other blog where I post small posts/answer questions, you would have heard all about these a million times but I honestly cannot recommend them enough. If you're a fan of Lime Crime velvetines and do not feel comfortable supporting the brand, these are perfect for you and of course if you're a fan of opaque, long lasting and smooth lipsticks (who isn't?!), these would be perfect for you too! I've barely worn any other lip products since purchasing these a few months back and I'm constantly receiving compliments when I wear them! Even my boyfriend comments on how long the colour lasts so you know it must be something good if even he is noticing!

Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque
A brand I haven't really tried but have seen absolutely everywhere is Aesop and on top of that, this cleansing masque so finally I decided to give it a try and I'm beyond happy with the results. It's a clay-based masque that is suppose to deeply cleanse and refresh most skin types especially those with dry skin and it does exactly like that, my skin looks and feels noticeably softer and cleaner after I use this and I find it definitely lives up to the claims. It smells delicious (lavender!) and I find it incredibly easy to remove to unlike a lot of masks that you always feel a lot of left over residue.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favourite things, let me know some of yours!

As always, thank you for reading! XO

1 comment:

  1. I'd love to try Aesop some time, I dig their packaging! I recently received an Aromi lipgloss with my Petit Vour box, can't wait to try it out! xx