I get VERY excited when the start of the month arrives as I know I get to start on my love list. I know technically I can have them more often than once a month (it’s my blog and I’ll blog if I want to) but I like the idea of limiting myself to only one love list a month to see if my thoughts about it change at all as the month goes on. Anyway! Here it is:
Obviously this was going to be on the list this month as this amazing device has had such an impact on my skin. It still isn’t widely reviewed yet, but like me, those who have used it are raving about it and are blown away by how quickly it’s had an effect. The guidelines state that you should start seeing a visible improvement 3-4 weeks in, however, I feel (and others agree) that you can see a difference after your first treatment. I’ve just finished my third treatment and I’ll be blogging about how that went soon. To view my first treatment log click here and for the second log click here. To buy the ReAura, click here.
I reviewed both the Pureness Foaming Cleansing Fluid and Balancing Softener here, and whilst I absolutely love both products, I make it a policy not to feature more than one product from a single range in my love list (I wonder what psychologists would say about all these self-imposed rules?) so if I have to pick one, it has to be the Balancing Softener. I love the fact that it’s incredibly moisturising without feeling greasy and it preps my skin for moisturiser, whilst leaving it feeling toned and soft. I always use this in the morning on both my face and eyes to get my skin ready for moisturiser and make-up. More info on the Pureness range can be found here.
I have ‘such’ a soft spot for this brand, not just because they very kindly sent me some goodies to give away in competitions (for any cynics out there, I wouldn’t consider giving away products that I didn’t either use myself or hear amazing things about, you can read all about this in section 12 of my self-imposed rules) but also because their products are so incredibly pure, yet they deliver. I’ve always been back and forth about natural products as I have no problem with chemicals and have always felt that in the same way most man-made robots can achieve tasks 50 times more efficiently than us natural humans can, wouldn’t the same psychology apply to man-made chemicals versus natural products? However, I can happily report that Savar products really do achieve exactly as they promise and none more so than this amazing hand cream; Mother Geek is a hand cream freak and was really impressed with the Savar one; which is why, I’m guessing, I can no longer find it in my beauty closet (yes, I have a closet now. A few weeks ago it was a chest of drawers, before that it was a cabinet). This fabulous hand cream is available here.
I really love an eyeshadow that is like the natural skin colour of my eye, but just a little bit brighter. Most days I go for a make-up look which I view as ‘simple, yet classic’. This will involve a dewy foundation, a light dusting of blush, then a nude eyeshadow and some black eyeliner and mascara. I usually follow this with a slightly brighter lip to bring the look together. Bobbi Brown’s Champagne is such a gorgeous shade that perfectly meets my criteria for my ‘simple, yet classic’ look. It’s also just shimmery enough (no sparkle or glitter in sight, thankfully) so that it could be used for highlighting the brow and cheek bones. It contrasts the black of my eyeliner perfectly, resulting in a really polished look and as with all Bobbi Brown eyeshadows, the texture is amazing. Have a look here, for more info.
This is such a gorgeous shade and ‘radiant pink’ describes it perfectly. I am so in love with both the colour and texture of this lipstick and it’s possibly the only lipstick I’ve ever used where I can actually feel my dry lips become more moisturised. For some reason, even when lipsticks promise hydration my lips rarely comply, so I’m really happy with this purchase. Another thing that’s noteworthy is the fact that it’s surprisingly long-lasting; in my experience you usually have to either sacrifice longevity or moisturising texture and never the two shall meet, but this lipstick appears to be the exception that proves the rule (never really understood that expression) and the best part is that it’s available in some really gorgeous ‘colour-pop’ shades which are very buildable. I’m really impressed with this and it’s the perfect addition to my ‘classic, yet simple’ look. More info can be found here.
That’s it for this month and I’ve already started considering what should be featured in next month’s list. Five is too small a number!