The last time I shared my tried and tested beauty products was in July. Where did that time go? I bet I’m not alone in thinking that. I shouldn’t sweat the small stuff so I’m not going to! So later than attended but here goes .. my December beauty products.
The first thing I wanted to rave about and share with you was Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturiser. I was sceptical at first that you can really spray this at all angles but you really can. It’s perfect for those hard to reach places like your back and backs of thighs. These days my menopausal skin needs moisture EVERY day and this does the trick. I use it every morning after I’ve showered. It’s light but effective. I can get dressed straightaway. This is heavy duty moisturiser in disguise.
I’m struggling with The Ordinary brand’s products. Is anyone else? This is my third item and I’m struggling to understand what all the hype is about. Can someone put me right? Am I using the wrong products for me, for my skin? I started using this Lactic Acid 10% and I have not noticed any difference. Indeed, I haven’t even had to build up a tolerance as their directions suggest. I so want to buy into this brand but I just feel overwhelmed by so much choice. It’s certainly budget friendly but it’s kind of a false economy if none of it works. Please someone tell me they’ve had success on their 50+ skin and I’ll use what they have used.
I’ve only just started experiencing Molton Brown products. I’m keen to try their candles at some point if I can bear to tear myself away from my continual repeat purchases of Jo Malone.
I’m loving the fragrance of this pink peppercorn hand cream so figuring the candle in this will look the part amongst my pink accessorised sitting room.
I love love love bareMinerals Lash Domination mascara. I’m a big fan of the brand and think I got a tester of the mascara which then successfully turned me into a convert. In the run up to Christmas you’ve been able to buy this ‘Make Mine A Double’ set. It’s a full size and a travel size for only £20.00. You can still bag yourself one at Boots.
I’ve been using lip balm as primer for my lipstick for as long as I can remember. It really does work. I actually can’t apply lipstick without first using balm now I’ve done it for that long. I mostly use Nivea Soft Rose but decided this month to try Blistex’s Lip Brilliance.You can wear this on its own, too. Try it before your lippy .. it really does make a difference to the application especially if you are a fan of matte lipsticks like me.
And talking of matte lipsticks you might remember that I’m a red lippie fan. I mentioned in one of my very first posts earlier in the year .. my ‘Thank God I’ve Never Been Mutton Shamed’ post.
I’ve treat myself to another shade in the L’Oreal Matte Addiction range. This is my fourth one. They are so wearable.
This one is Haute Rouge 347 – a real festive red. It’s only had one or two outings so far but will be my go to every day starting Christmas Eve.
There you have it. Always a mixed bag with beauty products, isn’t it? Some you love some you don’t. Some so hyped you wonder what you missed.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the big guy in the red suit brings me so I can maybe do a January review … hang on don’t get too excited!
While I’m here I’d like to wish everyone a happy and healthy Christmas with lots of fun and fizz spending time with those they love. I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who stops by to read my blog and likes and chats to me on my social media channels. It really means a lot. To have won a blog award for Best Newcomer this year just blew me away … you’ve encouraged me and now you won’t be able to get rid of me!!
Lots of Love Sharon xo