Before I sat down to write this post I felt like I hadn’t really bought much in the way of beauty recently, but as I wandered round the house gathering up all of my latest purchases I realised that in reality I had plenty to chat about. Whilst I didn’t have any huge beauty hauls this month, I had a fair few little purchases here and there (as always) and so have accumulated quite a collection of newness, with some hits and some misses. I’ve been revisiting some old favourites, trying out some raved about brands and indulging a few impulsive shopping urges which all in all has resulted in quite a considerable post!
When buying my beautiful Zoeva Palettes from Beauty Bay I decided to treat myself to a new brush whilst I was browsing and came across the Morphe M330 Blending Crease Brush for an absolute steal at £4.75. Having never tried anything from Morphe I didn’t really know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the quality is far higher than the purse-friendly price would suggest. It’s a little fluffier than I had expected, meaning it gives a more diffused effect, but the tapered tip allows me to blend right in to those hard to reach spots like the inner corner.
My first venture in to Antipodes products begins with the Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser which has helped to clear out a few pesky breakouts caused by a combination of a not-so-great primer and a pile of stress. It’s slightly drying on my skin at times, but it’s gentle anti-oxidant packed formula has made a real difference in brightening my typically dull complexion. Plus, it smells delicious which is a massive bonus for me! I’m really impressed with Antipodes so far and have got my eye on the Avocado and Rosehip Facial Oil to try out next.
Speaking of facial oils, I’ve returned to an old favourite in the form of the Vitamin E Overnight Serum-in-Oil from The Body Shop. I’ve hailed it a skincare saviour in the past, so when the aforementioned breakout left my skin desperate for some TLC I decided to pick up a new bottle. It’s just as perfect as I remembered, incredibly nourishing and soothing, and a little goes a long way with just one drop being the perfect amount for my whole face.
Since the harsh Winter weather has pretty much gone for now, and my usual lip balms have been far too heavy for the surprisingly warm weather at the moment. I’ve been loving this handy little tube of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lip Balm which is perfect for keeping in my bag so I can use it on the go. At only £1.89 I was surprised by how well it works, and think it’ll definitely be a staple in my collection from here on.