Wednesday, 6 May 2015

So it has been a while.../My Beauty Favourites

This past 4 months have just flown by and in that time I have been one busy bee. I won't go into the details because frankly, they are not that exciting, but I did want to start this post by telling you all about my 2015 highlights so far.
Back in February, I went to see Lionel Richie in concert and I am not exaggerating when I say that it was the best concert I have ever been to. Mr Richie is the ultimate entertainer and I will forever be a fan, dancing on the ceiling, listening to his hits. 
In march, after not seeing my best friend since last June, I finally made the nine hour train trip to London for a long weekend with Rebecca. We had cocktails in Shoreditch, went shopping at Convent Gardens, Oxford Street, Harrods and Liberties, and had a Alice in Wonderland inspired Afternoon Tea at The Conrad Hotel. A weekend with Rebecca would not be the same without a lot of gin and a lot of Naps, so this was a perfect weekend away. 
This year looks to be filled with more exciting experiences and trips away with another trip to London planned, The Foo Fighters and perhaps a holiday in the sun.

The next part of this post is all about what I've been loving this year so far in the beauty department. I have been embracing no makeup days and my skin looks and feels better for it. My number one cleanser for the past few months has been Lush Ultrabland. This gentle and oily balm textured cleanser is made with beeswax and rose and is brilliant at taking off all traces of makeup and leaving your skin feeling cleansed but soft. The oily-ness really put me off to start with, but please give this cleanser a chance to work its magic. My breakouts are at a minimum and my blackheads are pretty much gone after using Ultrabland for just over a month. 

For days when I need a little coverage to keep redness at bay, I have been grabbing either my Dior Skin Nude BB Creme or Nars Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturiser. Both of these beautiful bases have featured on GS many times over the years and I still continue to love and repurchase them. Both are light coverage foundations and both give a healthy glow to my complection. 

The eye palette I have been reaching for most days is the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2. Six matte neutral shades to compliment my big blue eyes, I love putting stark all over the lid and cover in the outer V and in the crease to give a bit of definition. 

I recently spent five hours in the hair salon getting my hair bleached and toned and I am super happy with the results. I just love being a blonde! The product that I have been reaching for to keep brassiness at bay is, Lush Daddy-O purple shampoo. This hair care treat smells just like Parma Violets and the fragrance perfumes your hair all day. It also does a pretty amazing job at brightening, moisturising and strengthening my blonde hair using Violet Leaf Absolute, Lemon and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Both my hands and body have been needing some extra TLC these last couple of months after becoming quite dry, probably due to the change in weather. (Aberdeen tends to have all 4 seasons in a day.) The hand cream I have been keeping on me at all times, is the Morrocan Tea Hand Cream from And Other Stories, it smells delicious and keeps my hands from becoming scaley and sore. The body moisturiser I have been loving and repurchasing every few weeks is King of Skin Body Butter from Lush. (Surprise! Another Lush treat.) The Lush body butters are incredible solid bars made from butters and oils to moisturise and condition the skin. King of Skin is made with a blend of; Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter, Bananas, Avacado, Oatmilk and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated all day. 

I have been using and loving lots of other products but these are the stand outs that really deserve some recognition. I am wanting to blog a lot more from now on, time depending, but I would love it if you guys could give me some blog post ideas in the comments and inspire and motivate me to keep posting. 

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