I hope you’re having a great Saturday morning? I’ve started mine with a breakfast feast only mothers know how to make and am completely stuffed as I sit here and type. A reader kindly reminded me about being late for The Beauty Award this month, so here it is a little late. Truth is I haven’t changed a thing in my routine other than purchasing a new Dior Addict lipstick on the airport on my way to Norway and it’s too early to tell if I like it or not, but if I do it’ll be an addition to the next month Beauty Awards anyway I guess. So maybe it’s little boring this month, but at least they are genuine favourites:
1. YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation.
Still my favourite! My skin is very sensitive and I break out very easily, however, this has proven to be safe. It provides medium coverage, feels and looks like skin and gives the most beautiful dewy glow. I use shade B30. Get it here.
2. Laura Mercier Primer
I’ve been meaning to get this for the longest time, and finally I got it when I was at the airport. I really like it as it smooths out the skin and makes the foundation look better and stay on for longer. I also love that it’s oil free! Get it here.
3. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser
A long time favourite which is also safe for sensitive skin, at least for mine. I use this on areas without blemishes and scars, and use the foundation (mentioned above) only on the areas where I need coverage – it gives a natural appearance which I like. It gives the skin a beautiful healthy look without making the skin look oily. I use shade Sand. I also just got the oil free one which seems to be pretty similar, only al little thicker in consistency. You can get it here.
4. Lancome Hypnose Star Mascara and Art Liner
I’m a big fan of Lancome’s mascaras and have been for years! Normally I use the Hypnose previous cells but a friend convinced me to try this and it really is amazing! The brush is wide on one side and flat on the other making it easy to reach the roots of your lashes and the shorter hairs, making your lashes look fuller. The art liner has the perfect tip to line the lash line, it’s easy to make both a thin line and a thicker line. Get the mascara here and the liner here.
5. Mac Pinch Me Blush
I have two favourite blushes, that is Mac Pinch Me and Nars Dolce Vita, they are my go to blushes. Last month and this month I’ve been using Pinch me simply because it happend to end up in my makeup bag. I barely dot the brush in the pan (I like to use this brush for blushes btw) and lightly dust in onto my cheeks. Little by little :) Get Mac Pinch Me here, and Nars Dolce Vita here.
6. Mac Blotpowder
My t-zone sometimes get a bit oily, so normally I just use blotting paper to get rid of the shine. However, when I came across the blotpowder by Mac I was intrigued as it doesn’t have any colour – it just takes the shine away which is exactly what I want. Get it here.
7. Mac Studio Sculpt concealer
This is hands down the best concealer for covering up. Because it’s hard to sterilize pots I just buy new ones now and then, and this month I discovered they’ve stopped producing this wonderful concealer!!! I really hope they will be replacing it with something similar and even better! I use a small tapered brush to apply it and use a bit of Mac blotpowder to make it stay put.
8. Mac Subculture
Probably the product you ask about the most, even James commented he likes it and he rarely comments my makeup. I use it to fill in my lips and it gives a great matte nude lip! I highly recommend it :) Get it here.
1. Ole Henriksen African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser
I love this so much!! If you read my blog this week you’ve probably already read my review, if not you can check it out here. This cleanser is especially great for sensitive skin, it removes makeup easily whilst still not stripping the skin for moisture. And the smell… my god.. it’s heavenly! ♥ Multi award winning for a reason I guess he he. Get it here.
2. Ole Henriksen Herbal Day Creme with spf 15
This moisturiser transformed my skin from moderate acne to almost free of blemishes in only days! I have never seen anything like it before and I’m so thankful I found this. It’s for normal/combination skin and moisturises while still letting the skin breathe. The spf is for both UVA and UVB rays, meaning it protects from both aging and burning rays. You can read more about it in my review, here. Get it here.
3. Ole Henriksen Truth Collagen Booster
Another multi award winning product. This serum is packed with c-vitamins and antioxidants which helps rebuild the skin tissue, and this is a must have if you’re looking to slow down the aging process or even out the skin tone. Read more about it in my review here. Get it here.
4. Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation
This is actually used to prep the skin of celebrities and models before they hit the red carpet and I totally get why – it’s like a skin brightening treatment in a jar! Love this! I use this overnight and it feels wonderful to wake up to a bright and awake face. I didn’t expect it to, but it has actually brightened some of my scars and evened out my skin tone since I started using it. Get it here.
5. Ole Henriksen Walnut Complexion Scrub
YUM! This stuff smells so good! I use this once-twice a week to get rid of old skin cells and clean pores thoroughly to avoid black heads. A must have! Get it here.
6. Ole Henriksen Visual Truth Eye Creme
I hate to admit it but I’ve started seeing lines around my eyes, the kind of lines that doesn’t go away when you stop smiling :/ I doubt I have less lines now that I’ve started using this, but I haven’t noticed an increase at least and it seems to depuff my eyes which is good in the morning! Get it here.
1. Phillip Kingsley Body Building Volume Shampoo
I love Phillip Kingsley’s treatments and conditioners so I wanted to try a shampoo too and this one has quickly become my new fav volume shampoo! It makes the hair light without stripping off moisture, LOVE! Get it here.
2. Phillip Kinglsey Conditioner Moisture Balance
It’s unbelievable how soft it makes my hair, almost like a hair mask only you get much more product for your money :) Get it here.
3. Kerastase Forcintense
I’ve used this for probably about 7 years or so now and it’s still my favourite for when my hair really needs that bit of extra attention, which normally is proteins. The treatment is divided in two, first step is to nurture the hair follicle and second is to lock in the proteins. This is some serious hair salon stuff and I always feel like I’m spoling my hair whenever I use it. I can’t recommend it enough! Get it here.
4. Kerastase Ciment Thermique
Heat protectant and heat activating hair mask in one! It smells really good, makes my hair soft and easy managable and protects against heat – what’s not to love? Get it here.
5. Kérastase Nutritive masqueintense
A great mask for when moisture is needed! I only use it in the ends of my hair and so it lasts forever despite the fact that I use it almost every time I wash my hair. Both this and the Kerastase Forcintense mentioned above are must haves if you don’t want the hair dresser to cut off your locks! Get it here.
6. John Masters Organics deep scalp follicle treament and volumiser
I’ve written a review about this one too, you can read it here if you missed it. The photos in the review tells better than any words, my hair started growing insanely faster after I started using this. To be honest it doesn’t provide that much volume, but the health of the sclap and the growth of the hair is tremendous! Definitely a must have if you’re saving for long hair! Get it here.
7. Diva hot air styler
I’ve written a review on this not too long ago, if you missed it you can read it here. It’s a salon blow dry at home basically! Really easy to use, easier on the hair than curling irons and good value for the money. Get it here.
8. Clip in hair extension
I’d prefer to keep this to my self as it’s one of those things you like to pretend to be real, but I do sometimes cheat when it comes to my hair. I find clip ins the perfect solution for me as it both looks and feels perfectly real and is easy and quick to apply, yet I don’t have to sleep with it or work out with it. I use the shade 60/24 – Sandy Blonde, a full set + quad clip, you can get it here.
I have written a long list of products you’ve recommended in the comment section of the previous Beauty Awards on my phone to try next I run out of something, but I would still love to hear your favourites! Word of mouth is the best way to discover a product, right? ♥ xx