Summer’s (kind of) here and I thought I’d show my favourite beauty products for the month of May. It’s been bloody ages since I’ve done any sort of beauty content on the blog, about time to get a post up!
You’ll notice some truly cliche blogger favourites below which I well and truly believe deserve the hype.
If you haven’t been living under a blogging rock, then you probably have heard of the L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks. I was going to post a whole review of these, but frankly there are tons of these so just google it. I’ve tried the ‘Glow’ and ‘Purify’ ones, both are equally good. Neither of these dried out my sensitive skin, despite purifying/declogging masks usually being a little too astringent for my skin.
Glow is a little more exfoliating to give a ‘glow’ and the ‘purity’ one is to get rid of blackheads and all that gross stuff. Also, the price tag is ridiculously cheap for a face mask so you can’t really say no…
Each £5.99 at Boots.
The Pixi Glow Tonic is another love of the blogging community that I’ve been indulging in for the last few months. The big selling point is that it contains 5% Glycolic Acid and “Glycolic loosens the excess accumulation of dead skin cells and thus exfoliates”, thanks Caroline Hirons.
Essentially, get rid of your St. Ives Apricot Scrub (please do, that shit’s really bad for your skin) and start replacing your physical exfoliators with chemical ones. £18 sounds pricy for a toner, but chemical toners are generally a lot more expensive.
This is also a gentle, I repeat, gentle exfoliator. Chemical sounds super harsh, but it really isn’t.
Each £18 for 250ml at Cult Beauty.
A few weeks ago I got my hair cut with colour and essentially I realised how dry my hair had gotten in the last 5 months or so. Putting off going to the hairdressers for 4/5 months at a time, as I grow it out, has taken its toll needless to say.
I’ve started using hair oils again and this is one of them. Argan oil is a moisturising, natural oil for hair that’s cheap to use. You can either put it in after you’ve washed it, which I prefer, or use it on dry hair. This little bottle cost £3.99 and it will last for ages.
Each £3.99 for 50ml at Superdrug.
After having unruly brows for the last few months (I still do), I decided to get myself a new brow kit. I really like this one from previous ones I’ve tried.
You get both a ‘shaping wax’ and a ‘setting powder’ with these super cute tiny brushes, which aren’t actually that bad. I’ve been testing this out over the last few weeks and I really like it. It’s easy to use, compact and ‘doesn’t break the bank’.
Each £8.50 from Sleek
Now this is a little bit of an odd one.
I would never normally visit And Other Stories for Perfume/Eau De Toilette needs, but the packaging of these immediately grabbed me. Plus, they smell so different to regular perfumes. This is quite a strong scent. It’s simultaneously extremely floral and extremely musky with vanilla. It’s quite an intense scent, but if you’re near a store that stocks them or an & Other Stories store, definitely pop in to have a gander at their perfumes.
Am I completely in love with it? I’m not quite sure, but I’ve been wearing it every day since I got it pretty much.
(I couldn’t find them on the site as they’re sold out – Keep an eye out here!)
My extensive lipstick collection is getting a little bit out of hand, but that didn’t stop me picking up some more products. Oops.
I’ve never tried these before. But for lasting power, which is my main identifier of a great lipstick, these work really well. Plus the shade range is huge. Sleek are also completely cruelty-free which is great. I picked up Name In Lights (A VIP lipstick) and a vibrant orange from the semi-matte collection. The semi-matte lipstick is definitely longer lasting, whilst the VIP one feels a lot more comfortable to wear if I’ve got dry lips. Both are great in different ways.
I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.