Some of you may have noticed that I no longer do Monthly Favourites posts. I decided to scrap that feature on my blog for 2010 and just share my love of the products that I'm enjoying as and when with no rigid structure as it suits me better and I was always posting them late anyway!
Anyway without further ado, these are the products that I've been reaching for the most recently.
1. Biotherm Oil Therapy Baume Corps - My search for a body lotion that actually keeps my skin moisturised is over. I find this moisturiser as light as those that fall by the wasteside for me (i.e Vaseline Intensive), but it's not watery! The rose, apricot and passion flower oils infused within the lotion hold in moisture really well and the oils combined give off a lovely scent that not's overpowering either. It's a shame it costs friggin £23, but this is the only lotion-style moisturiser that hasn't left my skin looking ashy after an hour! This was sent to me to try and I'm half way through it and Summer's not even here yet. I need to put it down!
2. Max Factor Lash Extension Effect - My lower lashes are pretty sparse and I usually avoid using mascara on them at all as they just end up a smudgy mess after a few hours. The thin, long brush lets me coat each lash without making a mess and it actually stays put far longer than when I use other mascaras in the same place. It also allows me to coat my lashes on both my inner and outer corners with ease, which opens my eyes up. I sometimes use this before my 'main' mascara to lengthen my lashes first too. It's really made a difference to my mascara application and gets a thumbs up from me. Fab mascara!
YSL Faux Cils - An oldie but a goody and for good reason IMO. I ummed and ahhhed between buying this and the newer Singulier mascara, but in the end opted for this industry fave. It separates my lashes well without clumping them and gives intense colour which I like a lot too. I love the packaging which is sleek, simple and emits luxury. I secretly breathed a sigh of relief when I got along with this as my lips were firmly pursed when handing my card over to pay for it! I hope it doesn't dry out as quickly as I've read it does.