Monday, 29 February 2016

February Favourites- Pixi, St Tropez, Benefit, Vita Liberata

It's that time of the month again- favourites!

This month I've made quite a few new beauty/skincare purchases, most of which have now become firm favourites. 

Starting off with skincare. 

This month i won a very generous prize from Pixi Beauty, including both skincare and makeup. I'd only previously tried their Glow Tonic and Mud Cleanser- both of which i love. Two other skincare products that have now become part of my daily routine are the Nourishing Cleansing Balm and Rose Oil Blend- reviewed in full here.

Moving on to fake tan- my all time favourite tan was Xen-Tan Dark Lotion, however I decided to try out the St Tropez bronzing mousse as I find a mousse to be a lot easier and quicker to apply. It has a really nice scent upon application (although after a few hours it does have the dreaded biscuit smell), and it super easy to apply with a mitt. I haven't found it to streak at all, and gives a gorgeous natural bronze colour. The picture shows the tan after 3 days, and I'm normally super pale so the colour does last a good amount of time, around 5 days. Another thing I LOVE about this tan it the way it fades- I don't find that it goes patchy at all, which is the issue I have found with a lot of other tans!

Makeup now- my most recent makeup purchase was the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. This is a really popular cult product and I can't believe it has taken me this long to bite the bullet! It's a lovely colour on my pale skin tone, and can be used for both contour and bronze, which is even better for travelling as you don't need to take two separate powders. The packaging is really cute, as are all Benefit products. This is now a staple in my makeup bag.

A product that I've had for a while but never really used much is Benefit High Beam. Coming into Spring now, I find myself opting for glowing makeup as opposed to matte, and this highlighter does the perfect job for creating that 'healthy glow' look. It's a gorgeous pearl highlight, and isn't too shimmery which makes it perfect for daytime wear. A little goes a long way and even though this is only a sample, I can see it lasting me a very long time.  

Finally is a makeup brush that I got free with some Vita Liberata tanning products from Feelunique. I wasn't expecting much as it was a free gift, however I was pleasantly surprised. This brush is one of, if not the softest brush I have ever felt. It's the perfect shape for applying bronzer or all over face powder, and the size makes it perfect for travel or popping in your handbag.   

I hope you all have a great day whatever you are doing, and thanks for reading xo 

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