Despite the fact that I talk about beauty all day every day, I still usually can’t resist trying out new bits and pieces. I’m a total magpie for beauty things! Instead of giving them each a post, I thought I’d bundle them all together and let you know what I think.
H&M Facemask Pods
H&M beauty have really upped their game havI’m a total sucker for cute packaging and face masks so absolutely no surprise that I picked up a few of these little face masks pods. Thoughts? Hit and miss. I loved the clay one (it smelt great, wasn’t drying and left my skin feeling good) but the peel off ones? No, no, no. I think I am sensitive to alcohol in face masks and they made me go bright red and made my face sting so much I had to wash them off, take antihistamines and slather my face in unscented hypoallergenic moisturiser. So… choose your masks carefully! But at £3.99 per pod, alls well that ends well. It was worth an experiment!
& Other Stories Fig Fiction Bodyspray and Highlighter
I could NOT resist this when I headed to the opening of the Manchester & Other Stories. This is one of my all time favourite scents. I love fig scents anyway but this one is so fresh and sweet. It smells like pure Summer to me and it is perfect. The opening was just before I nipped out to Cyprus so I was very happy to see this little travel size body spritz. I’ve been using it every day since and I am very tempted to go and get the perfume…
As for the highlighter? Oh be still my beating heart. This is ridiculously beautiful. It adds such radiance and glow. I’ve used it all over under foundation, mixed into foundation and on top of my makeup and it works for all 3, ramping up the glow as you go. It works really well for boosting more matte foundations (which I really like to do in the summer) but I tend to dab it over the cheekbones before applying any powder. I really want the other shade already…
I do like a bit of bareMinerals so when their skincare range came out I really wanted to see what it was all about. Add in the rose gold and white packaging and I was in love. The textures of all of these are so good, from teh cleanser that turns white from red as you massage it onto your face, to the solid gel texture moisturiser and silky serum. Unfortunately, they did not agree with my skin and I broke out almost instantly and horrible. Don’t you hate it when you really want to love something but it doesn’t work out?
RMS Beauty Buriti Bronzer
RMS are one of those brands I’ve seen on instagram and american blogs for an age, especially after Miranda Kerr talked about them a lot at one point. The makeup products all use natural ingredients like Coconut Oil and Mica and I was really intrigued by the textures. This one I love. It sort of melts onto the skin and gives a gorgeous dewy bronze. I’ve been putting it along my cheekbones just below my highlighter and loving it.
Lancer Lift & Plump Sheet Mask*
I do love a sheet mask. Not only do they have the benefit of freaking out my husband, but I find them so soothing and hydrating on the skin. I loved the Sephora sheet masks but this is a different league of premium beauty. It smelt so good and I spent a whole evening just letting the serum soak into my skin. It left everything feeling so plump and hydrated. Love! If only I could afford one of these each week…
Have you been trying out any new bits and pieces recently? Any new favourites to share?
*PR Samples but my opinions are all my own.