31 May 2013

May Favourites

The first thing I've been loving is the Seche Vite Top Coat. I've been using this for about 7 months now and theres no way I'd use anything else. It's a really thick formula so by applying a generous amount to each nail and forms a barrier to the nail colour below making it last much longer. The finish is super glossy and it hides hides imperfections of the nail colour which is a bonus for a messy painter like me. The only thing I don't like is after about 6 months the last bottle went all stringy and useless. 

Next is the L'oreal Micellar Water which my Mum actually bought for herself but I've permanently borrowed off her. It feels so light when taking make up off and unlike creams it doesn't leave a heavy residue. It takes of a good amount of makeup, more than wipes or other cleanser I've tried, but I do still use a hot cloth cleanser afterwards to get every scrap off. It can sting a little on the eyes if too much is on the
cotton wool but other than that I love it.

Another skincare favourite is the Soap And Glory Bright Here Bright Now (full review here). I've used this almost everyday this month either on top of my moisturizer or mixed in with foundation. It instantly makes my skin look much healthier and brighter which I really need so it's become an essential in my routine now.

My foundation of choice for most of this month has been the Revlon Colour Stay for normal to dry skin in buff. I used to use this all the time in high school but I fell out of love with it because it's a little too dark. Luckily it isn't orange so with some serious blending I think I can get away with it. I love how this looks like second skin on rather than being to cakey and it doesn't settle into my blackheads or massive pores.

Finaly there is the Catlyin 2in1 Conditioning Mascara* which is another product from the North Meet Up goody bag. It's got a thin plastic wand which is great for grabbing all the lashes and giving them a good coating. It adds lots of length in one coat which I love because I'm normally a volume kinda gal. To be honest I can't say I've noticed a big difference in the condition of my eyelashes though.

What have you been loving in May?


  1. I've just featured the micellar water in my may favourites if you fancy having a look :) I've been meaning to try that foundation too as I hear its good for pale skin! Lovely post :) xx

  2. I've seen the L'oreal micellar water on a few blogs now, I might have to try it out after my Bioderma is finished! I love the sound of Bright here, Bright now too. xo

  3. I'm loving the micellar water too, it's great :)

  4. I'm the same way, once you use Seche Vite there literally is no going back to any other brand! :)

    Alannah | www.keddiescloset.blogspot.com

  5. Love the look of the Soap & Glory Bright Here Bright Now. I may have to try this! Great post.
    Just followed your lovely blog via GFC. :)
    FashionProject c

  6. I've never tried a Soap & Glory skincare product. This looks great. Funny you love Seche Vite so much. I thought I loved it and then went back to the Sally Hansen one and I actually prefer it so much more! Weird eh?


  7. I seriously need to try that Revlon foundation, everyone raves about it and I also have large pores so think I need to put it on my (long) list! :) x

  8. i just found your blog from the #bbloggers page and i'm definitely a new follower!
    the l'oreal micellar water is definitely on my want list, and the foundation too! i just need to get through my current bits and pieces yet! i almost bought the seche vite this week too while it was on offer on Amazon, but i haven't got round to it yet!
    Sophie x | sophielouisew_ fashion.beauty.lifestyle

  9. Soap and Glory is amazing. I got hooked on Bright Here, Bright Now, and became addicted to their entire line lol.

  10. super Cute blog hun, i would deff be interested in doing a button swap with you at some point but right now i just just started blogging, probably less than a month ago and i just enabled, a follow me'' button last night i have consistent traffic but am just now started to get a few followers, but soon i'd definitely like to if you were interested
    http://pro-cosmetics.blogspot.ca/, check out mine if you like, and let me know what you think for when i have more i have been slowly building it lol


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