Now I know I only did a favourites video yesterday, but there were a few extra things that didn’t quite make the monthly round-up because they were last minute entries that snuck up on me, but they are most definitely noteworthy and worth a mention of their own. Here are five things that are new to me that I’ve been loving…
Kiehl’s Amino Acid Conditioner. I first used a travel size of this when I was away with Kiehl’s and I loved it so bloomin’ much that I ended up purchasing the full size. I can’t say I’ve ever been too bothered about conditioners before; there are some shampoos that I love (the Bumble & Bumble Sunday and more recently the Oribe The Cleanse Clarifying Shampoo), but this conditioner is awesome. It makes my hair feel so soft, but not in a heavy way and I feel like it fattens my cuticles up. It just gives my ends a bit of beef and a bit of love. It’s weird, but I felt the difference with just one use.
Neal’s Yard Citrus Shower Gel. I mentioned this on my Snapchat (viviannamakeup if you’d like to check it out), but long story short is that Mark and I fell in love with this shower gel when we visited a spa. We were pretty gutted when we eventually found out that it was an industry-only product that wasn’t available for sale. However, that has now changed and you can now find this beauty in Neal’s Yard stores. It’s fab. Honestly one of the best shower gels I’ve tried in that it doesn’t make you feel all dry afterwards and it smells incredible.
Clarins Waterproof Eyeshadow in Golden Sand. I must admit that I’m at an all-time low when it comes to actual makeup wearing, which I think is mostly due to my lash lift (still going strong four weeks in). So when I do apply it, I’m being very quick about it – just whacking on some base, brows, one single eyeshadow, a bit of mascara and a lip. For that one single eyeshadow I’ve been reaching for this a lot. It’s a cream eyeshadow housed in a little tube that is a gorgeous shade of bronzey gold. Perfect for summer because it has a nice amount of shimmer to it and perfect for holidays because it’s long-lasting (waterproof apparently) and doesn’t require a primer underneath. Nice.
Escentric Molecule Escentric 02. I’ve been a longstanding fan of the original Escentric Molecule scent, but have never given anything else a go from their line-up until this came along. Unlike the original, this has more than just a single scent molecule banging around in the bottle, but it’s got a whiff of G&T about it that I weirdly love. It’s fresh and zingy, but there’s a muskiness to it too. Another thing is that this is a bit hardier than the original in that you can smell it on yourself; I say that’s a good thing so at least you know that you remembered to throw some on before you left the house.
It Cosmetics Heavenly Airbrush Powder & Bronzer Brush. Firstly, this might just be one of the softest brushes that I’ve ever had the pleasure of dusting across my face. It’s dense, but there’s a nice amount of ‘flop‘ to it if you know what I mean. It Cosmetics suggest that it’s best for powders, though I’ve been using it for giving a lighter finish to some of my fuller coverage foundations. It’s not the quickest way to apply these types of bases and sometimes I need to use my fingers to mould the base into hard to reach areas around my nose, but I like the finish it gives. It works for powders though too and if you’re a fan of the MAC Mineralise Skinfinish Natural and want to use it alone but with an extra pow of coverage then this is your guy that will help you achieve it.