May Favourites*

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*Yes, I know we’re in June now, but I thought I’d let you all know about the products that I loved using in May anyway…

**Links for all the products are available if you click on the store names.

L’oreal Volume Million Lashes Mascara – Boots – £10.99

I’d seen so many good reviews of this mascara and I was keen to try it, but I was deterred by the price. It’s £10.99, and I didn’t want to waste that much money on a mascara that I wouldn’t necessarily like.

By chance, Glossybox sent this product to me last month…

It really reminds me of Max Factor False Lash Effect, which is probably my favourite mascara ever, if I’m honest. It’s not quite the same, the brush is shaped differently and the formula tends to have a little fragrance to it; but luckily, it doesn’t aggravate my eyes.

As you can see, the brush is a plastic one rather than a fibre one. It is great at combing through your lashes, but if you use too much it can potentially look a bit ‘spider-lashy’.

I would still say that I just favour Max Factor False Lash Effect, but I do really like this mascara too.

Toni and Guy Leave-In Conditioner – Boots – £5.49

I’ve been using this pretty much every day for weeks and sporadically for months before that. I love the smell of this product, even though I’m not entirely sure how I’d describe it.

It’s in a squeezy tube. I’m only on my second tube, so, surprisingly, a little goes quite a long way, even though I always use a generous dollop on my hair each day.

I don’t really know what else to say about this, other than it’s suddenly become one of my staple hair products. I’m normally quite experimental with my hair products, but this is one that I’m smitten with. I think that speaks volumes about how good this is.

My hair’s quite prone to frizz and it often takes an array of a hair products to tame it. This significantly reduces the frizz nearly every time I use it. I do still have the odd bad hair day, but since I’ve been using this, teamed with VO5 Smoothly Does It Straightening Cream, my hair’s much more managable.

Garnier Hand Intensive 7 Days Hand Cream – Superdrug – £2.99

If you suffer from dry skin on your hands, like I do, this is amazing. It’s one of my top three favourite hand creams at the moment (the other two being L’ Occitane Rose Tenderness Hand Cream – which is quite pricey- and Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Hand Cream – Which retails for around £2).

This boasts that you can still feel the benefit after washing your hands and I genuinely agree with it. It seems to keep my hands in much better condition, even if I only use it once or twice a day.

I can’t wait to use this through winter, in full knowledge that the skin on my hands will probably fare much better than it normally does. I normally get dermatitis in between my fingers and where my hands and wrists meet, this is one hand cream that seems to help eradicate that problem.

Some hand creams make my hands sting because my skin’s sensitive to the strong perfumes. This, however, isn’t too heavily perfumed. It smells fresh and… hand-creamy.

Elf Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15 – £1.95!

I don’t know about you, but when the weather’s quite hot, foundation can feel a bit too heavy on my skin. Instead, I opt for this really cheap tinted moisturiser, and I am definitely impressed. Costing less than £2, (Yes, £2!), this tinted moisturiser is perfect for those days where you can’t really be bothered with foundation. It must be said that I use this on top of my usual moisturiser, or mixed in with it. I pop a little concealer and pressed powder on top and I’m ready to go. It’s great. The tint isn’t that strong, and the colour is genuinely pale enough for me!

The smell’s quite unusual to begin with. It’s orangey, which strikes me as a little odd for cosmetics. I soon got used to it though, and now I actually quite like the orangey-ness!

Lacoste Joy of Pink Perfume – The Perfume Shop – £41.50

I’ll be honest, I bought this last July when I went to London. I was in Harrods and it was in the sale. I managed to get a full sized bottle and a smaller, travel sized bottle for about £25-30.

I used to use Touch of Pink by Lacoste when I was at University, so I was intrigued as to whether I’d like Joy of Pink just as much. I really like Lacoste perfumes because they’re not too pricey and they’re not too cheap either. They certainly don’t smell cheap (at least, I hope they don’t…)

I like wearing perfume and I do wear it every day, but I don’t like spending too much money on it. Lacoste perfumes are brilliant for me, because they smell lovely, feel expensive but aren’t actually too pricey.

I hadn’t used this perfume for quite a while, but I saw it lying around in my room a few weeks ago and decided to try it again. It smells really lovely and I’ve been wearing it every day since!

Thanks for reading!

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May Favourites*