24 Jun 2018

2018 Mid-Year Beauty Favourites



I know you've all probably heard this 100 many times, but how fast is the year going?! We are already halfway through - it's crazy! Anyway, to celebrate getting through half of 2018, I thought I'd share my mid-year beauty favourites that I've discovered so far.

The past few months have consisted of many skincare discoveries. I've been meaning to get into skincare a little more, take care of my skin and learn more about different products and ingredients, hence the increase in skincare favourites. I also have a few make up bits, which I will of course share with you too.

So settle down with a cup of tea, get comfortable as this post is rather long and chatty!

The Favourites 



Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
I've always wanted to try Liz Earle products and early this year I finally bought some! The range was actually recommended to me by my wedding make up artist and I am so glad she did! The products were truly life-changing but the Cleanse and Polish was by far my favourite! I highly recommend if you are looking for a new cleanser.

Muslin Cloths
Swiftly moving on from the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, we have muslin cloths. I previously used a standard face towel for washing my face with but after discovering the muslin cloth, which came with the Cleanse and Polish, I will never go back! It is so gentle yet effective, I'm pretty sure it has magical powers.



No7 Stay Perfect Foundation
I went through / am still kind of going through a bit of a make up funk. As my skin got rather bad and I was focusing on skincare, make up became non-existent in my daily routine - which is a big change. However, on my good skin days, I really wanted to wear make up because I enjoy it from time to time. The No7 foundation helped give me a natural coverage and as it was so lightweight, it didn't feel like I had much on, which was perfect after not wearing make up for so long!

CYO Blush
I believe this brand is new to Boots and when I saw the products, I was intrigued. The are inexpensive yet the packaging is nice and sleek. I was drawn to this blusher in the shade XXXX straightaway and knew I would love it. It is a beautiful natural pinky berry shade which works so well for everyday looks.



Yes To Blueberries Body Wash
If you read this blog post, you'd know I really enjoy this product. The range is fab, but this body wash is amazing. The scent is heavenly and I highly recommend if you are after a new body wash because this one has it all - natural, smells fab and isn't so expensive!

Botanics Hydration Burst Day Cream
I came across this brand and was pleasantly surprised by the range of products they had available. As you can probably tell, I've been trying more natural products and this brand is no exception. I thought I'd start simple and purchase a day cream, which I really enjoy. I definitely want to try more products from the brand, which I'll introduce slowly into my routine.



Simple Eye Cream
I remember I never used to see the point in eye cream but since having a skin flare up with extremely dry flaky skin everywhere on my face, including around my eyes, I realised the important of applying something more targeted in that area. This one is cheap, cheerful and does the job - when something ticks those boxes, I don't see the point in looking elsewhere.

Mario Badescu Enzyme Revitalising Face Mask
I remember seeing so much about this brand a few years ago - there was a huuuuge craze. I now see the point! I was after a mask that was good for dry skin but wasn't going to be too harsh and at first, the sound of this mask was a bit intimidating (the enzyme element scared me a little!) but I actually really enjoy it. it eats away at dead skin and does not dry it out at all.



Milani Lash Trifecta Mascara
Mascara's are something that I change out very often and don't really repurchase because good ones are really easy to come by. I like to try different ones each time and I picked up this one by chance when I was shopping one day and I'm actually considering repurchasing since I loved it so much. It lengthens and thickens and again, is inexpensive.

The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane 
Think I was saving my best beauty discoveries till last - The Ordinary is a brand that took the beauty world by storm and very rightly so. I actually popped into The Ordinary store a few months back and I felt like I was in heaven. This product is basically a non-greasy oil that sorted my skin out and helped calm all the chaos that was happening.

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
This product is a cult beauty product because I know so many people enjoy it, including my sister. It is basically a like pre-moisturiser. I put this on after cleansing but before moisturiser as it is meant to help more of the product soak into your skin, maximising hydration.



And those are my mid-year beauty favourites - Congratulations on making it this far, I know this was a rather rambley post (hence the pre-warning!



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