Sunday, 4 March 2012

Five Favourites (February)

 Wow check out that alliteration in the title! In life I am always running late so of course my blog is the same, but I decided to put up my Feb favourites anyway and hope that I'll be more organised for March (yeah right). February for me was a little bit of a skin nightmare month as I was still breaking in the clarisonic and also went off the pill (too much information?). As everyone knows the clarisonic brings with it a purge-fest (yum) and takes a lot of faith to keep using it. So my skin was not only dry from Glasgow weather but also a lovely spotty mess.

Trilogy Organic Rosehip oil: I picked this up from Boots in November when the weather was starting to get colder. I've been interested in trying a facial oil for a while and this one was a lot cheaper than some of the ones I was interested in (£16.50 for 20ml). I use this at night when I feel my skin could do with a bit of nourishment, taking a few drops in the palm of my hand and working it into the skin. I give myself a bit of a snazzy face massage and it leaves my skin glowing and it makes a difference to my normally dry skin.

No.7 Beautiful Skin Day Cream (Normal/dry): When my Embryolisse ran out I couldn't be arsed paying the ridiculous online prices for it and decided to try something new. No.7 recently launched a load of new "Beautiful Skin" products (or just re-branded old ones) and I thought I'd try one. I bought this with one of those £5 off vouchers so it was £7.50 (does anyone actually pay full price for no.7?). It is a pretty nice day cream, very moisturising and leaves a dewy finish so I usually let it settle for a while. It also has SPF 15 which I like as not all of my foundations have SPF. Overall, a nice refreshing moisturiser that gives a more radiant appearance to the skin and works well under make-up.

Rimmel Powder Blush (Pink Rose): I have had this blusher for AGES, probably much longer than is recommended. I salvaged it from the bottom drawer (make-up graveyard) after Megan talked it about it on YouTube. It was hard to capture the true colour with my camera, it is a dusty pink colour with slight shimmer in it. It looks great on my very fair skin and I think it works well for bringing out my cheekbones.  I've read reviews complaining about the longevity but I think for £3.99 it's pretty good and it's so small you could always put it in your bag if you felt the need to top-up.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo: Remember I mentioned all those pesky spots? Well this has been helping a lot. Every other night I put this all over my face, leave it for a while and then put on some night cream. The spots didn't seem to last as long and it seems to help with those annoying red marks they leave behind. I got this in Boots on one of those 2 for £15 deals that La Roche-Posay have so I also got a face wash  (normally retails at £13). Overall I'm really happy with this product and it is not as harsh as some of the things I have ashamedly used in the past.

Stila illuminating tinted moisturiser (Shade 01): I bought this on cheapsmells ages ago for £4.95 and haven't got around to properly using it since my skin still isn't great. "Sarah, why the f*&^ is this in your Feb favourites if you haven't used it?!" I hear you ask. Well, I take a tiny amount and put it on the tops of my cheekbones and anywhere else I need an extra bit of ~glow~. After a long day at Uni if I'm heading out for dinner I'll put a little on to refresh my (crusty) make-up.

Some swatch action


 Hope you enjoyed my first favourites post! xx