This has been a stressful month, with two reports that I needed to complete for Uni and I had a lot going on at work at the same time. But now that all that stress is out the window I have enjoyed the last couple of weeks of April. I love the Autumn and have been loving our extended Summer that we have had here in Australia this entire month but I do know the chilly weather is right around the corner. Here are my favs for this month that surprisingly is all about the moisture getting prepared for the chilly season plus some other goodies.
I purchased the Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Cream earlier this year in a specials pack that included the jumbo Soothing Cleansing Oil and the Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm. And this eye cream has been a game changer, this is so hydrating and soothing. Upon first use I knew that I would love this eye cream. This eye cream is very rich and creamy and provides just the right amount of hydration for my under eye area. I noticed an immediate difference after I apply this cream – as I find my under eye area to be quite dry by the end of the day; I just feel like I needed more moisture. I have even noticed that my under eye area has less fine lines. This eye cream is very creamy and is too much for my eye area in the morning as my concealer does slide around if using – so I much prefer to use this cream in the evening.
This buffing brush is a recent discovery – I remember recently seeing Vivianna Does Makeup mention this brush in a recent post. And I was definitely hooked! I love a buffing brush for applying my foundation as much as I love my BeautyBlender. This Clinique buffing brush is very soft densely-packed bristles that gently buffs your foundation into your skin beautifully. I love that this brush can be used for liquid, powder and cream stick formulations. A welcome addition to my brush collection.
I’m a huge fan of lip creams and balms. This lip conditioner I find to be very moisturizing that leaves my lips well moisturized ready for lipstick application in the morning. I like to apply this lip conditioner at night before bed to help to keep my lips soft and smooth. Overall a good lip conditioner; and another bonus this comes in a travel friendly tube.
I am really into my primers of late; and I kept seeing the Backlight Priming Perfector all over social media and I was intrigued to see whether this was worth the hype. And this primer definitely is. I love that this has three unique ‘filtering luminescent pearls’ that adds a diffused light to your skin. This is great to wear under foundation to add a nice glow to the skin and I have even worn this on its own on the weekends to add some glow and luminosity to the skin so that my skin doesn’t look so blah! This is a very lightweight liquid formula that gives you a smooth-even canvas for foundation application. Finally for my combination skin this is perfect I don’t find myself being anymore oilier than usual. And I love that this is Paraben, Sulfate and Phthalates free.
I purchased this moisture balm in a gift set as mentioned above. I wasn’t sure about this balm as it is quite thick and is suited to normal to extra dry skin – I use this balm in my nighttime skincare routine as it would be too much for the morning under my makeup. But I was amazed at how good Bobbi Brown Repair Moisture Balm actually is; this is a super-rich-oil in water emulsion that I apply by patting onto my skin which I have been enjoying. I have noticed that my skin is looking firmer and more plump and even a few less lines on my forehead – and can I say my skin feels amazing in the morning. And any cream / balm that has shea butter, natural oils, evening primrose and sage in it has to be a good thing for your skin.
This has been my go to cleanser over the last couple of months. I just love how my skin feels after my morning face wash – my skin always feels soft and hydrated. The Oskia Renaissance Cleansing gel is filled with high-tech natural ingredients including a good range of vitamins and essential nutrients – this is a gel cleanser that melts into the skin nicely and when rinsed off turns milky. I will admit this cleanser didn’t wow from the get-go but over a few days I did notice a difference in the way my skin looked with their being more of a glow to it and my skin was very hydrated – I had even noticed that my combination skin wasn’t as oily during the day with my skin looking less stressed.
I love a new mascara – especially that first time when you pull the brush out of the tube and you hear that suction sound for the first time. Give me a mascara that adds lots of volume and this one does the job. I have enjoyed using the Colossal go extreme mascara this month – I have even given up using my eyelash curler when using this mascara. This mascara holds a curl and the volume is there from morning till night.
What are some of the products that you have finished this past month?
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