Five Things I Love (July 2012)

Another month, another list of things I’ve fallen in love with.  Usually my love lists are dominated my skincare, but this month make-up has the edge.

Vichy Normaderm 3 in 1 Cleanser + Scrub + Mask

Last night I reviewed this fabulous new product from the Normaderm line which is aimed at problem skins like mine.  As it’s so recently reviewed, I won’t launch into lots of detail but if you can’t be bothered to read the full review, I’ll instead summarise by saying that it’s a great scrub come mask that does a great job at both treatments.  It’ll land everywhere in August priced at £11.

Mac Heavenly Creature Colour Lipstick in Venus

This is another product that I’ve already reviewed, but I’m still loving it, proving that impulse purchases are not always a bad thing.  This is a limited edition shade from Mac’s Heavenly Creature Colour line which is a pretty and easy to wear pink that works both dressed down and up.  It’s the perfect balance between bright enough to finish off a natural look as well as muted enough to work with stronger eyes.  I’m a huge fan!  Currently available and priced at £14.

Pixi Lid Last Shadow Pen in Peach Pave

I’ve been wearing this a lot lately (including in my full face shot from my Mac Venus review) and it’s the ideal lazy girl’s eye shadow as it’s easy to wear and even easier to apply.  The shade is a bright, almost rusty peach shade that’s fab for blue eyed girls and once it’s on and in place, it doesn’t budge.  It’s also creamy enough to work around the eyes and you get a little while to do that before it sets.  It takes all of 30 seconds to apply and leaves a lovely, shimmery finish that looks like it took a lot longer to achieve.  Available now priced at £12.

Erno Laszlo Blue Firmarine SPF 30

Once you pick your jaw back up from the floor from reading how much this costs, this is actually an amazing day cream that fills several roles including moisturiser, SPF and primer.  It’s a beautiful gel/cream texture that melts in immediately leaving skin smooth and glowing without a sign of grease.  I have such a soft spot for Erno Laszlo products as I do think that, unlike a lot of other high-priced luxury brands that live off their name, these are products that are carefully formulated to work incredibly well.  I’ve been researching Erno Laszlo a lot lately and some of the things he achieved in dermatology are pretty amazing.  I’ve only been using this a few days so far so I won’t be writing a full review yet, but it’ll definitely be coming soon.  Available now priced at £225(!!).

Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Pinched

I took advantage of the Boots promotion recently and purchased two of these new blushes from Revlon; Flushed and Pinched.  I haven’t had a play around with Flushed yet but Pinched is the most perfect name for this shade of blush as that’s exactly how it leaves your cheeks looking; as if you’ve gently pinched them to bring some colour forward.  It looks like a very peachy shade in the tin, yet on my complexion it applies more of a peachy pink.  It’s lovely to use, matte, natural and considering it was £5.99 it was a total bargain. Normally priced at £7.99 but currently on special at Boots.

Disclosure:  skincare items were PR samples and make-up items were purchased by me.  


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