The end of the month signals one thing...Monthly beauty favourites.
Skincare - Toner: I have been having a little shake up on my beauty shelves, bringing some old forgotten favourites to the front and rediscovering why I love them. One of my new (old) discoveries is the ESPA Herbal spa-fresh toner,* which is an aromatic toner to hydrate, revive and clarify the skin. It smells absolutely delicious and certainly reminds me of that fresh, spa scent. After cleansing my skin, I apply the toner to my skin using a cotton pad to gently hydrate and clarify my skin.
Scent: As you guys know, I love perfume and switching my scent up depending on my mood. I've currently been reaching for the DKNY 'Be electric - Loving glow*' scent which is a really young, strong fragrance. It is described by DKNY as a sparkle of blackcurrant, grape and pineapple with jasmine, violet, vanilla, amber-wood and musk. Fruity is exactly what it is, and whilst it isn't the most sophisticated scent, for the daytime or as a morning revival after a workout at the gym, it is lovely.
Hair care - Conditioner: I have been keeping the brassiness within my ombre hair at bay with the Bleach London, purple condition. Now, I know there is some controversy on whether or not purple conditioner is actually all that effective, but I find that when used with a purple shampoo it adds those every little helps. Not only does this conditioner smell incredible, it is also super hydrating and nourishing on blonde hair which tends to be dry and brittle on the ends.
Brows: I started off not enjoying 'The Tamer' eyebrow kit from George @ASDA as the shadows seemed quite chalky and not very easy to work with. As time has passed and I have persevered with it, and finally got the shadow moving in a way that makes my brows look neat and shaped without the whole caterpillar brow vibe going on. I unfortunately had to pick up the 'blonde' variant but the ashy shade is perfect as a base for eyeshadow or on days where time is of the essence.
Eyes - Liquid liner: If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (gollymissholli3) you'll know that I have been dabbling with liquid liner. I wish I had been one of those cool girls in year 10/11 who mastered the perfect flick because my goodness it is a ball ache at 7:30 every morning. I have been trying a number of methods, gel liner, kohl liner, angled brush, thin brush you name it. My aunt very kindly sent me a few US beauty goodies to try and the Maybelline 'Lash Stiletto' liquid liner was included. Now, it's taking some practice that's for certain but the precision nib and dark inky liquid make things oh so much easier.
Base - blush: Another US beauty favourite, the Maybelline 'Master Hi-light' - a highlighting blush that is absolutely incredible at giving a healthy glow that's sunkissed and dewy. The powder is light and creamy and when applied to the upper cheekbone looks incredible when paired with a nude lip and brown, smokey eyes.
Which beauty products have you been loving this month?