Monday, 26 August 2013

Current Beauty Favourites

I'll be the first to admit that I normally have trouble getting Monthly Favourites posts written in time, what can I say, I don't like deadlines. I'm a rebel :) I much prefer the idea of 'current' favourites, sharing with you some products I've had a recent love affair with. So that's what I'll be doing today! Even though it kind of does tie in with the end of the month...

 It wasn't difficult to select these little gems because they've really stood out to me in recent weeks and I love raving about new, exciting beauty finds.

John Frieda 'Frizz-Ease' Miraculous Recovery Intensive Masque
What a mouthful! To be honest I don't really care what it's called, all I know is that I love it :) I use this hair mask twice a week and try to leave it on for at least 10-15 minutes. A little goes a long way with this and I apply it only to my mid-lengths and ends where my hair suffers with dryness the most. This honestly leaves my hair so soft. It claims to fortify the hair to resist breakage and it definitely smoothes my locks too! I've always been a fan of the Frizz-Ease serum which I use regularly and this doesn't disappoint either. I'll definitely be repurchasing this at some point but I actually want to try a few different masks, particularly the Macadamia mask, but if you have any other suggestions please leave them in the comments!
Link to buy here - £5.69
Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash
I know everyone has gone mad for the Sugar Crush range in recent months and I have to say I resisted it for a while! But I eventually caved whilst browsing the S&G stand in Boots and treated myself to this and the body scrub :) I adore it. The smell is to die for, I'd recommend having a sniff of this next time you're in Boots! It smells of sugar and limes, yum! I love citrus scents so it's right up my street. This comes in a huge bottle with a pump and I know it's going to last me for ages. It lathers up nicely and leaves the gorgeous scent on your skin after you've showered. The scrub is equally as fabulous and I have to admit to opening it up and smelling it whenever I'm in the bathroom, ha!
Link to buy here - £6.50
Real Techniques Buffing Brush
I've had this for a year or so, but I've recently rediscovered it. I have a bit of a foundation brush addiction (I'll add that to the list of my numerous other beauty addictions...) so I tend to discover something new, use it for a while and then remember another brush I've got. But this range as a whole are brilliant. The quality is on par with high end brushes, no matter how much use you get out of them and how many times they're washed, they still stay as good as new! I've never had any problem with shedding and they look pretty too :) This brush in particular I use for applying liquid foundation by (as the name suggests) buffing the product into my skin. It creates a flawless finish and it's a staple in my brush collection.
Link to buy here - £21.99 comes as part of the 'Core Collection'
Rimmel Sun Shimmer Instant Tan in Medium Matte
This is quite a nostalgic product for me. My friends and I used this to death about 5 or 6 years ago, during the height of our partying days (god that makes me sound old!). It's perfect if you're in need of a quick fix as it's an instant tan, so no waiting for 5 hours for the colour to develop. They do a shimmery version but I prefer the matte formula as it's more natural. I apply it with a mitt in the morning if I need a bit of colour and then it washes off in the shower that night. It's super cheap and like I said it's been a favourite of mine for years! I have other tanning products that I prefer but I always make sure I have a tube of this in the cupboard, just in case.
Link to buy here - £5.99
Barry M Gelly Polish in Greenberry
If you're looking for the perfect mint nail polish, then look no further! Barry M's Gelly range are some of my all time favourite polishes, the formula is brilliant, it's the perfect consistency, applies so evenly and with 2 coats of this I look like I've just had gel polish applied. I love this mint colour in particular because unlike other well known mint green shades, this is really vibrant and summery :) I have loads of compliments when I wear it so that must mean something!
Link to buy here - £3.99
Topshop Nail Polish in Adrenaline
My local Topshop only recently started stocking makeup, so as you can imagine when I waltzed in there a couple of months ago and was greeted with the shiny new makeup stand, I almost yelped with joy! I made a beeline for the nail polishes and honestly I found it hard to choose just a couple (damn budget...) but this was one of the lucky picks! It stood out for 2 reasons. 1 - It's pink and 2 - it has holographic glitter in it. Sold! It looks beautiful on an accent nail with a couple of coats, or it could be used as a top coat over another colour.
Link to buy here - £6.00
Hope you liked reading about my recent beauty favourites! Please leave any suggestions in the comments below, I'd love to hear what products you've been enjoying :)


  1. I love the Sugar Crush, it smells amazing!

  2. I never get mine written, I am far too indecisive as to what products are my favourite every month, maybe I should try harder. I do love sugar crush though, the scent is amazing xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

    1. I know what you mean.. Can be difficult to narrow it down! x

  3. I am so obsessed with so many of these products! I love this post :)

  4. I love the idea of current favorites! I love doing my monthly favorites posts but sometimes I have so much I'm loving, I feel like I need to weed things down. A current favorites post would definitely help with my overflow of love. Haha! I'm loving how the Fizz-Free Intensive Masque sounds, I'm definitely keeping my eye open for that! xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

    1. I'm glad you like the post :) the hair masque really is great and so affordable too x

  5. I love the Real Techniques brushes - such good value

    1. They're great! One of my favourite brush brands x

  6. i love topshop polishes

    love your blog! new follower!

    come and check out mine if you'd like to :) I have just posted my august faves :)

    1. Thanks for the follow hun :)

      Will def check yours out, I love favourites post! x

  7. I was really put off by the smell of the Sugar Crush range for a while, but now I can't get enough of the stuff! x

    1. Really! It is very sweet so I can see why you might not have liked it at first, I'm seriously obsessed with it :)

  8. Great post I love the sugar crush body wash too!
    Meg xx (new follower)

    1. I think everyone loves it! Well done soap and glory haha :)

      Aww thanks for following hun x