Monday, 14 May 2012

Monthly Favourites: April

Percy & Reed Finishing polish: £10, Estee Lauder Matte Primer: 21.50, Johnsons Baby Oil gel: £3.35, Models Own Hed Kandi polish in Ibiza Mix: £5.00, No.7 Beautiful Skin day moisturiser: £21.50

001. First off, I've cut my hair. I've had 4 inches cut off it and it's now just resting on my shoulders. I use the Percy & Reed finishing polish just to add some texture to my hair, it has a setting effect in a way and I like that I can apply it just after straightening to give it some life.

002. I got the Estee Lauder primer with my Harrods vouchers. I like the product and the way my skin feels. It doesn't have the artificial feeling that most primers have, I know Benefit's Porefessional has that type of texture. The primer comes out white and almost look like a cream and absorbs into the skin quickly. It has definitely improved the longevity of my make-up, the only downside is I don't see it lasting long.

003. I suffer from Keratosis Pilaris and have done since I can remember. It's mainly bad on the tops of my arms but I also suffer with it on my legs. If anyone doesn't know what it is, it's small bumps that look like "goose bumps" and the bumps feel like very rough sandpaper. The condition isn't curable so I'm stuck with it for the rest of my life. The best thing I can do to remove it is exfoliate and moisturise. I've not found a moisturiser that really nourishes my skin so I decided to opt for an oil instead. I was going to buy the L'Occitane almond oil after I heard Anna say it helped her psoriasis but I thought I'd start at the other end of the spectrum and get a cheaper alternative. The baby oil gel was around £3.00 from Boots. I've honestly never looked back, a little goes a long way and I apply this before bed and wake-up with soft bump-free limbs.

004. After I heard about the Hed Kandi collection coming out for Models Own, I knew I'd have to buy them and Ibiza Mix was the one that caught my eye the most. It reminds me of OPI Rainbow Collection. I like this over polish, I recently tweeted me wearing it over a white polish, my mum said it reminded her of Jazzles (the round white chocolate sweets with colourful sugar topping). I have my eye on Hedonist next.

005. Finally is the No.7 Beautiful Skin moisturiser, I got the dry/very dry one and it leaves my skin feeling so soft. I tried to Estee Lauder Hydrationist but it ran out too quickly and at £32, it's definitely not cheap to have to replace every month. On the other hand, the No.7 moisturiser is £12.50 and I find that it's just as good. Another added bonus is that it has a high spf factor of 15 whereas the Hydrationist didn't.
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