Friday, September 6, 2013

Products I've been loving reccently

From left: S&G Girligo, Maybelline Pure BB Cream, Inell Lip Balm, Kate Moss for Rimmel London in 01, Rimmel London 100 Kisses in 'Nothing but Nude', Studio Matt & Messy Salt Spray, Sudocrem

These are some products that I have been using and loving almost everyday this past month. 

Soap and Glory Girligo Spray Moisturiser
I received this as a present last Christmas, and up until now it's sat gathering dust in my big box of body care products looking lonely. However, I brought this on holiday with me as I figured I wouldn't want to fully moisturise on holiday, I would want something quick and easy. I quickly fell in love with it and I've been using it regularly since. It has the trademark sweet scented S&G smell, and like most other S&G moisturisers/body butters it absorbs into the skin very well. I'm very lazy when it comes to skincare and this is perfect for people like me, a few sprays, rub it in and you're good to go. You don't have to stand around with your arms and legs stuck out waiting for it to absorb. I only have a small sized bottle as it came in a gift set but I'm close to running out so I will be repurchasing soon.

Maybelline Pure BB Cream
This is the first BB cream I've ever used, and initially, I didn't get on with it. It was too shiny for my liking and I didn't like the coverage. However, I persisted in using it as I didn't want to waste my money and I've gotten used to it and now I love it. I think with a product like this you need to get used to how to apply it, how much to apply, what brush to use, etc. I find also using powder over the top to reduce shine doesn't mattify my face completely (as I used to do with foundations) but I find this gives my face more of a 'glow'. This is perfect for everyday use when you don't particularly want much makeup on (for example school or work), or if you're having a good skin day. The only major issue I would say is you don't get very much, I've been using this for just over a month and I've nearly run out.

Inell Visage Lip Balm
I bought this in Carrefour (French/European supermarket) for a euro or something while I was in France because I forgot to bring a lipbalm with me. I am very fussy when it comes to lipbalms, anything slightly sticky or too greasy I don't use and it goes in the bottom of my lip drawer. However this one I really like. It's designed to protect against the sun (I think, my French isn't amazing) which was perfect for the South of France because of the blazing heat. The product itself is white, and tastes (unsurprisingly) of suncream. It absorbs very well, almost instantly, but still leaves my lips feeling moisturised and soft without the greasy residue most lip balms leave. I'm trying to go steady with using this, because a trip all the way back to France to get another may be a tad... excessive.

Kate Moss for Rimmel London Matte Lipstick in 01
I love this lipstick. It's the perfect deep red for Autumn (although I've been wearing it all through summer) and it lasts a long time. I prefer matte lipsticks to glossy ones, and this one is creamy but not too glossy. I'm very tempted to buy some more Kate Moss lipsticks, this one is perfect.

Rimmel London 1000 Kisses Lip Tint in 'Nothing but Nude'
After buying and loving another shade from this range (timeless tango I believe it was called) I wanted to buy another one in a shade that can be worn on a more day to day basis. This is the perfect colour and gives a small hint of orange/pink. I prefer lipstains to lipsticks because they last so much longer, and don't smudge. The little lipbalm on the end of these though has fallen off both times which is quite annoying, as they need a coat of lipbalm as they can be quite drying.

Studio Matt And Messy Salt Spray
I bought this about a month or so ago after wanting a salt spray but not wanting to spend too much money. I found this was particularly nice on holiday after being in the pool, which made my hair somewhat stiff so it was easier to style using the spray. I usually use a little of this right after I've dried my hair, and it gives it a little extra texture and body. I also wouldn't recommend using this too regularly as it can be drying for your hair and cause it to look greasy. Once in a while however this product is lovely.

After being an acne sufferer for about three years, I've been left with some scarring on both my cheeks. My acne (thank god) is now gone, thanks to taking the controversial roaccutane pill for six months (which was prescribed, I obviously do not recommend use without consulting a doctor). Using sudocrem to rid my cheeks of scarring was recommended to me by a friend, and I'm so thankful. This has visibly reduced my scarring (which is now almost completely gone). I swear by his product and recommend it to anyone suffering with acne/acne scarring. This is a product where you can see results almost instantly, which is always very reassuring.

Hope you're having a good week!


  1. I swear by 1000 kisses lip stains! I have quite a few now! I love hoe subtle they can be in the more natural colours but they add a really nice tint that stays!
    Love this post!
    Cat xx

  2. I love so many of these products too! Especially the Loreal matte salt spray, although I totally agree that you have to use it sparingly. Loved this post, and your newest follower :) xxx

  3. i too love that salt spray, and the bottle is so cute!

  4. i've been trying a new BB cream and it also took a while getting in to! <3

  5. Sudocrem has been a god send for me too! It will be lovely to meet you at Islay and Ellie's meet-up :)


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