I wanted to share with you my latest beauty buys all of which are new to me (except one, which is something I buy every summer) as last week on a trip to Cambridge I hit MAC, Lush and a few other beauty stores and made some (well thought out!) purchases.
A while ago I had a sample of I Love Juicy shampoo from Lush and I knew I’d have to get the full size version – it smells amazing, like fruit jelly, and made my hair so soft and squeaky clean. Lush describe it as a “Juicy, fresh fruit, jelly shampoo with mango, pineapple, kiwi and papaya” – Yum! I also got a bottle of Lush Eau Roma Water, a toner for dry to normal skin. I have combination skin but I always find I need extra moisture at this time of year and Eau Roma is great as a refreshing skin boost. It contains both lavender and rose water which makes it suitable for sensitive skin and smells beautiful.
My repeat purchase from last year is Steve Whatley’s Zhuzh Tan Accelerator which is a fine spray you put on before your spf and it decreases the amount of time you need to tan by bringing natural melanin to the surface of your skin. I already have a pretty deep natural tan and no longer burn in the sun and it’s thanks to this! I also got Batiste dry shampoo in ‘Boho’ – it has a really nice scent and it doesn’t show up in my hair now I’ve had blonde highlights. It’s a really good staple product for inbetween days when you don’t want to wash your hair and a must have for festival goers! I also picked up some Elnett satin hairspray – a product I don’t often use but this is now a regular part of my haircare routine. It’s non-sticky, brushes out easily, has a natural hold and adds a sheen to the hair.
Next up was MAC and I treated myself to a lipstick that has been on my wishlist for some time – Myth. Myth is a satin lipstick and has a nudey pink colour which comes out opaque but not heavy. The thing I love about MAC lipsticks, other than the incredible choice of colours, is that they smell amazing – Myth smells like sugary doughnuts (my interpretation of the smell, I’m not sure if that is deliberate on their part!) and Viva Glam Gaga smells like white chocolate!
Lastly I got a little intro kit to the new Benefit b.right! Radiant Skincare range. It includes three trial size products from Benefit’s new skincare range – Triple Performing Facial Emulsion (Moisturiser with spf 15), Foamingly Clean Facial Wash (cleanser) and It’s Potent! Eye Benefit Cream (to fade dark circles). I got this intro kit online (which is £7.50ish) and can’t wait to try it – it’s such a cute kit – great for anyone wanting to try out the new products or to take on holiday.
What are your latest beauty buys?