When I look upon my favorites it hits me how fed up I´ve been with the dark colours of winter which must be the reason why I have subcounciously thrown myself into the summer look with bright colours on the nails, natural makeup and nourished hair and feet!!
I love hair oils and I like to mix the Shu Uemura-oil and the Kérastase-oil although I´m sure it´s enough to use only one of them but I like to use both just in case one or the other contain some good stuff that the other doesn´t have ;) Before I go to bed I spray my hair with the Kérastase Voile Nuit which nourishes the hair while sleeping and makes it super soft in the morning and tangle free. John Masters Organic Treatment is a scalp treatment that I spray onto the scalp after washing my hair to nourish my sensitive scalp. The fact that it gives me incredible volume doesn´t hurt either :)
Alexander Sprekenhus Argan Oil Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner
These products are from a new norwegian brand and I received the products not long ago. I was thinking about putting some other hair products in here since I havn´t used the products long enough to really justify them being may favorites but I just couldn´t get myself to do it because I really love these products both for the amazing softness I get and for the wonderful smell. I think I will write a review about them soon :)
Neat and pretty feet are a must when going to the beach. I prefer to have someone else do my feet but obviously I need to do them myself once in a while and when I do I like to use the OPI Royal Verbena scrub on feet and hands for super soft and moistened skin. For periods with very dry skin I like to soak my hands and feet in cream and wear socks and mittens on top overnight to really let the cream soak into the skin.
After a long night on heels there are few things that feels as good as layering on some gel from Thalgo which gives a cool sensation that immediately relieves painful, tired legs! Every girl on heels needs this!
The nail polishes I´ve used the most frequently on my fingertips are all from Chanel´s spring and summer collections while it is the beautiful bright pink Strawberry Margarita from OPI that has reigned on the toes.
Aura by Swarovski Bodylotion // Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb // Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb La Vie en Rose
Flowerbomb has been a long time favorite and it still is and not surprisingly I really love the slightly more tangy Flowerbomb La Vie en Rose as well. However, the star of the month is neither of them as I have completely fallen for a newcomer, the amazing Aura by Swarovski which my dear and sweet mum gave me when I was home In Norway. To be precise it is the bodylotion from Aura by Swarovski that has caught my eye and I have had several people sniffing me wondering what perfume I´m wearing each time I´ve used this wonderful bodylotion. Not only does it smell fantastic but it gives the most beautiful shimmer to the skin as well, hence the diamond. I´m in love, thank you so much my sweet and thoughtful mummy!! (Yes, my mum really is the best!!)
Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre i 30 Naturel – loose powder // Chanel Bronzer in 22 Sierra // Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Lilium from the summer collection -11
Mac e/s Omega // Mac e/s Coquette // Bobbi Brown Black Ink gel liner // Mac Paint Pot in Painterly // Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Nude
In the summer I like to keep my skin natural but still even and beautiful looking and this is where Laura Mercier reigns! Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer covers incredibly well at the same time as it feels light on the skin. Personally I would rather describe it as a light weight foundation because you´ll need a moisturizer underneath it but the coverage is really wonderful and I don´t need a concealer when I use it.
After I´ve let the cream settle I use a tiny bit of the loose powder from chanel in my t-sone to mattify this area and then I use some glowing bronzer to give some life to the skin. Omega and Coquette are both used as colours for the eyebrows but I sometimes use them as eyeshadows as well although it is the Chanel quad Lilium from the summer collection that has been used more frequently than any other eyeshadow this month.
Mac 208 // Sigma E20 (SS 214) // Sigma E15 (SS 212) // Sigma E30 ( SS 219) // Sigma E25 (SS 217) // Sigma E40 (SS 224) // Sigma F05 (SS 165) // Sigma F10 (SS 129) // Sigma F40 (SS 168) // Sigma F50 (SS 187)
Makeup brushes are just as important and this is what I´ve used this months favorite brushes for this month:
- Mac 208 – eyebrows
- Sigma E20 – smudge the gel liner for a smokey effect or a pop of colour
- Sigma E15 – line the gel liner
- Sigma E30 – place shadow in the outer corner and underneath the eye
- Sigma E25 – my favorite! I´ve used it for both placing eyeshadow and blending
- Sigma E40 – highlighting the brow bone and inner conrer of the eye as well as blending
- Sigma F05 – highlight the cheek bone or contour the cheek bone with a darker shade underneath the cheek bone
- Sigma F10 – powder in the t-sone
- Sigma F40 – bronzer
- Sigma F50 – blush
- Cleanser! How could I forget, I´ve used the brush cleanser from Mac quite a lot as well as it´s great to dry clean the brushes if you are in a hurry or use a different blush every day!
I think these are all of my favorites this month. I didn´t include the skin care products from Oenothera/Kremfresh as I think you´ve gotten the point by now ;)
What products are your favorites from May? If you have a blog I would love it if you also made a post like this and dropped me the link below :)