Hey Dolls :)
Does anyone remember the American Hi-Fi song Flavour of the Weak? Nick and I haven't stopped singing it all day!
I wanted to post about some of my make up 'flavours of the week' - all of which I think are perfect for summer!
A couple of years ago, Chanel Chance was my number one perfume - it would always be at the top of my birthday and Christmas wishlists...until I discovered my beloved Chloe. However, last week, when my latest bottle of Chloe came to an end, I picked up a forgotten bottle of Chance and remembered exactly why I used to love it.
I am not a perfume connoisseur and so, when people rhyme off the notes in a perfume, I always feel a little left behind (I must not have a very sophisticated nose) but for me, Chance has just the right balance of spice and floral notes that make it a perfume both appropriate for day and night wear. It is rather easy to go overboard with Chance, bringing on a perfume induced headache, and I have had to learn (as an expert over zealous perfume sprayer) that less is indeed more. However, it lasts so long throughout the day that this isn't a problem and my morning spritz lasts!
Benefit's Bella Bamba
As you can see my Bella Bamba is looking a little
tattered well loved - I never really understood what Benefit meant by a 3-d powder, but whatever it means it makes Bella Bamba pretty! It is such a pretty bright pink (Benefit describe it is watermelon) with an amazing gold glitter that translates to the cheek as a lovely glow rather. While the glitter particles are not particular noticeable as flecks on the cheek, they blend into the skin creating a beautiful, healthy glow that eliminates the need to use a separate highlighting product. I can see Bella Bamba working on pretty much everyone!
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream
I've blogged about eight hour cream numerous times before but it has consistently been one of my most used, best loved products. I use this in all sorts of ways - to help chapped lips, soften my elbows and knees before tanning, to act as a barrier around my hairline when dying my hair, to soften my cuticles and to help heal the numerous burns I get from my conical wand. I know it smells a little funny, and can, at times, feel a little greasy, but is a product that deserves it's hyped up status. I think it's going to be my best friend in Marbella in a couple of weeks!
Origins A Perfect World Deep Cleanser
I've tried the majority of Origins' A Perfect World range, and have yet to find a product that I don't like. The products mainly target the signs of anti-aging using white tea extract to help plump up and rejuvenate the skin. A Perfect World is a gentle cleanser that is activated using water - I typically use this at night after I have removed my make up and it cleanses my skin without leaving it feel dry or tight. Unlike the other Origins Cleanser I use, Checks and Balances, A Perfect World doesn't foam up, instead when used with water it creates a light lather that smells lovely and clean without being overpowering. It leaves my skin feel clean, smooth and refreshed, without being as harsh as Checks and Balances.
Essie Mint Candy Apple and Status Symbol
The whole of the U.K beauty world is in a bit of a tizz about Essie polishes coming to Boots - I can definitely see why! Mint Candy Apple was a given to be the first I bought and it is just as lovely and summery as everyone says. Status Symbol is a beautiful pink/coral creme that applies like a dream. Mint Candy Apple is a little sheerer and I would say it took me around three coats to get opaque coverage, however Status Symbol suffices with two. You can see beautiful swatches of Status Symbol on Scrangie here.
I would love to know if you've tried any of the products mentioned and what you think!