Sunday, 5 July 2015

5 Current Beauty Favourites

Every now and again I love to change up my beauty routine. As much as I adore some of my old favourites, there's nothing more satisfying than falling in love with new products that make me ponder how I ever lived without them. These five products are a few that I've recently fallen head over heels for.

Starting off with skincare, I decided to add a new cleanser to my routine with The Body Shop's Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. After reading dozens of wondrous reviews I simply had to get my hands on it to try it out for myself. Using this product for the first time is certainly a new experience if you're not used to cleansing balms. You simply apply this product to a dry face which allows it to gently melt away your make-up before wiping it away with a muslin cloth rinsed in warm water. It removes even stubborn make-up with effortless ease, where you may have been roughly rubbing or tugging at your skin before. This product leaves my skin feeling so clean and refreshed - it's definitely a skincare game-changer.

Staying with The Body Shop, I've been a fan of their body sorbets for quite a while now but I recently rediscovered them in perfect timing for summer. I often struggle with body moisturisers because I just can't stand any heaviness or greasiness left behind by certain products that'll have your skin sticking to your clothes for the rest of the day. The Body Shop's Body Sorbets are my saviours. They have a light, natural scent and a lightweight gel-like consistency which instantly melts into your skin giving a burst of fresh moisture, without leaving behind any heavy stickiness. It also has a cooling effect, making it perfect for the warmer months. I love popping it into the fridge for an hour or two before use on hotter days for a wonderfully refreshing feel.

Moving onto make-up and I can't quite quieten my love for YSL's Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation. It's a light to medium coverage foundation which is perfect for everyday wear, particularly in the warmer seasons as it doesn't feel heavy on your skin whatsoever. It gives a beautiful, dewy finish which makes for a glowing, radiant complexion. Simply dreamy. Another make-up product I've been obsessed with as of late is my NARS Audacious Lipstick in Vera. It's a beautiful plum-red shade with a subtle golden shimmer and a sheer finish. I always feel that much more confident with a red lip, and I think this one has even taken the sacred place of Ruby Woo as my holy grail red. I feel as though it adds a brightness to my whole complexion, which is not only perfect for summer but will be fitting for all seasons.

Last but not least, nail polish. You better believe it. Nails have never been my forte. They've always been my least favourite thing to maintain and I've always struggled with the terrible habit of biting them. However, I've recently kicked that habit to the curb (and will hopefully be able to stick to it) and have been getting more and more into nail care and nail polishes. At the moment I am loving the Barry M Quick Dry polishes, not only because they do exactly what they say on the tin, but they come in such a beautiful array of shades. I'm currently using Road Rage which is a gorgeous mint green shade, a colour I've been particularly loving lately.

What beauty products are you currently obsessing over? Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you for reading!


  1. Great post as usual Katy! That Nars lippie looks fab... Dying to add some Nars to my collection!

  2. Great picks, I have heard so much about that Body Shop cleanser, really should try it! x

    Bethan Likes

  3. I love the Quick Dry polishes, so many gorgeous shades and all are perfect for summer :)

    Claire | | xx

  4. The body shop sorbets sound amazing - perfect for summer! Also love the shade of that Barry M nail polish - I need it!

    Beth x

    Bethany Georgina

  5. I love the YSL foundation and the glow it gives! :) x

    Phoebe | Phoebe’s Diaries

  6. Great post! I really want to try something from Nars, the lipstick looks amazing. I love your blog design and photos :) x

  7. I love the Barry M nail Polishes too, I can't remember the name of the colour I'm loving at the moment but its like a pastel pink and I just love it. Such a brilliant polishes x That mint green looks amazing !!

    Thanks for sending me your link over on the chat x :)
    Caitriona | Blog

  8. I love the Body Shop cleansing butter! The body sorbet sounds absolutely heavenly too, and perfect for summer. Such a great post and lovely photograph!

    Kelsey | Beauty by Kelsey

  9. I really need to try the body shop camomile cleanser after hearing such amazing feedback. I've been wanting to buy a few high end products and a Nars blush was on my wishlist, Vera looks like a beautiful shade so I'll definitely be swatching it in store.
    Thanks for sending over your link I the blogger chats x
    Dalal |


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