Saturday, 8 March 2014

current favourites

Considering I haven't shared a 'favourites' post yet in 2014, I thought I'd better get cracking! I normally post a monthly favourites so I suppose you could call this a January/February favourites post ... basically my most reached for products at the moment! So here it goes: 

uk beauty blog budget baby skin primer, monu skincare recovery balm, maybelline dream satin, naked basics urban decay miners cosmetics fresh faced nanshy eyeliner brush

Firstly is Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser, they obviously couldn't think of a shorter product name than that. You can see my thoughts on this/review in my previous post here, but in general this has been a product I've used daily since purchase! I like that this helps my makeup stay on for longer, especially on my nose and chin which are always the first areas for oil to appear. For the price (£7.99), it's a pretty good primer and one of the best I've tried from the highstreet brands. 

Next is a new product I've tried out from Monu which is their Soothing recovery balm*, which has been a definite favourite for me lately (and also my Mum, who now reads my blog *Hi Mum*). It smells absolutely gorgeous, it has quite a strong rose scent to it but that's something I like and it sinks into the skin almost immediately and for me it definitely helps with reducing redness and soothing irritated skin. 

I've also been trying out a new foundation for the first time in a long time! I decided to switch it up a bit and venture away from my normal Bourjois Healthy Mix and picked up this Maybelline Dream Satin Liquid Foundation. I've really enjoyed using it, I love the coverage this one gives and I like that the finish is not matte but also doesn't leave my skin looking like a shiny discoball. It's in the shade light porcelain, but it's definitely not as pale as my other foundations which is strange - but other than that, I keep reaching for it so it had to make an appearance in this post. 

Okay, the Naked Basics palette is perhaps the best palette ever for everyday use. It's compact, has a decent sized mirror and features 5 matte shades and 1 shimmer (full review here). Lately I've been using the matte black shade 'Crave' for eyeliner, applied with the Nanshy Precise Eyeliner brush, also a firm favourite. I find this so much easier than even attempting a liquid or gel eye-liner. I've also been using Naked 2 (taupe) and Faint (brown) mixed together to fill in my brows which I am loving! It's such a fab, multi-use product and it makes getting ready in a rush in the mornings so much easier. 

And finally, I've been reaching for my Miners Fresh Faced Pressed Powder and I'm now on my second pan of this! I've not repurchased my usual stay matte powder from Rimmel and this has worked just as well at mattifying the skin and reducing shine throughout the day. 

I've tried lots of new products lately, some great and some not so great but these lucky few have made the final cut into my favourites! Let me know if you've tried any of these and how you got on. What's been your favourite product lately? 



  1. I bought a Naked Basics palette for a giveaway and I was so tempted to keep it for myself, it's beautiful. Going to need to buy one now!
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  2. I have the Maybelline primer and really like it too x