Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weekly Favourites #48

Please excuse the slightly grainy iPhone photo, my camera is currently being cleaned and like a fool I forgot to snap a photo of my favourite products of the last week. Anyway less than perfect image aside here is what I have been enjoying...

Kiehl's Creme de Corps, yep this is a pricey body lotion in essence but my goodness does it quickly quench dry skin. I really like that the texture is not quite as runny as your typical body lotion nor is it as dense as a body butter. The creamy texture feels great on the skin, it is unscented and like I said before it really does make light work of re-hydrating dried out skin. You can find it here -link.

I don't normally enjoy white nail polish, it looks great on everyone else bar me and yet I have fallen a little for OPI Alpine Snow. It applies quickly, two coats and it is fully opaque and is oddly flattering on my short, chewed down nails. I don't know if a white manicure will be for me in the long run but for now I am rather enjoying it. You can find OPI Alpine Snow in Nail Lacquer via Beauty Bay - link.

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in Nude-ist is all that has graced my lips the last few days, I like that it is essentially a nude shade but has plenty of brown and pink tones to prevent it from washing me out. Being a liquid and matte formula it can be a little drying but it really does wear well, I get a good four hours of strong pigment per application. You can find it here - link.

Annoyingly Chanel Le Blanc de Chanel is sold out everywhere in the UK at the moment but you can find it via Nordstorm here - link. I like to apply this under a slightly heavier foundation than normal, especially not that the weather has gotten slightly cooler. I find this not only acts as a primer but adds a light glow to my skin. It is a really difficult product to describe, if you can ever get your hands on a sample snap it up. I swear by its magic.

A new addition to my make-up bag is Urban Decay's X Eyeshadow which is a light, peachy almost coral hue that doesn't look much in the pan but really does transform into something magical on the eye lids. Urban Decay X is a slightly more rose gold and altogether more yellow toned version of Urban Decay Sin. If you have blue eyes and like a quick wash of colour rather than a complicated eye look, snap this up. You can find it here via Feel Unique (on sale) - link.

A current staple of mine is Maybelline Better Skin Concealer, a light liquid concealer that disguises both blemishes and dark circles. It reminds me a whole lot of MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, it is easy to blend out and cheap as chips. I do recommend purchasing a shade lighter than you usually would as it has a tendency to oxidise but that could be my super oily skin to blame once again! Find it here - link.

Lastly and super annoyingly I have been still wrapped up by Jo Malone's Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne. It is just so, so beautiful  - fresh, uplifting and so different to anything else by the brand or any other fragrance I have ever tested for that matter. I am counting down the days until this launches on the 1st of September to purchase the matching candle. You really do have to try this one out for yourself.

What have you been enjoying recently?

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  1. I love the look of that Bourjois lip colour! I have a much brighter pink, but that nude looks perfect for every day wear.

  2. It's truly a shame that Maybelline Malaysia doesn't stock that concealer, it surely sounds wonderful and I love Maybelline products in general. I will definitely check out UD X, sounds like a really great colour!

    Reflection of Sanity

  3. You make me want that new Jo Malone scent so badly!
    Maybe Santa will be kind this Christmas. ;-)
    I agree that the Kiehl's body lotion is expensive, yet it's the only thing that provides my skin with long-term moisture; I guess it's pricey for a reason. LOL.

  4. I love the Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick! I love that colour but I could never find one in a matte form so when I found this I was over the moon :)

  5. Love the look of the OPI shade x


  6. I've been on the hunt for "Nude-ist" and it's completely sold out everywhere I go. It's such a beautiful shade, I hope I find it soon.

  7. Alphine Snow looks lovely. I normally struggle when it comes to pulling off white polish but this looks like a great shade. Raspberrykiss xo

  8. The OPI nail polish looks great, I love white nails :-) // ♥

  9. i want to try the maybelline concealer but it's not available in the USA :(

  10. Lovely picks! Le Blanc has been piquing my curiosity for awhile now and I just bought my first Rouge Edition Velvet yesterday :)


  11. I really need to smell the new Jo Malone! Since I had surgery my sense of smell is all to cock and I am hating the vanilla-y scents I once loved. This sounds so light and fresh and like it might be perfect for me

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict xx

  12. The Bourjous lipstick sounds lovely!

  13. I have really been loving the dual intensity eyeshadows by NARS, and I am so in love with Jo Malone Peony and Blush Suede!

    xo Andrée

  14. I've been keen to try the Chanel Le Blanc for ages (when I can justify the price). I was told it was good to neutralise redness under foundation. I'm also looking forward to smelling the new Jo Malone fragrance when it launches!

  15. Great beauty choice!!!! Would like to try everything)

  16. I would absolutely love to try that Maybelline Better Skin Concealer, but I don't think I could part from by beloved Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer



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