Thursday, 30 May 2013

May Beauty Favourites

Hello Lovelies!

Hope you are all having a good week and are enjoying the good weather! I'm actually in London at the moment on holidays and I'm in absolute heaven with the shops! If you would like to see a London haul please let me know! On to my make-up favourites for May, I've actually been traveling quite abit in May so I've been using the same products pretty much constantly because that was all I've packed. Alot of these products are ones that I  would have brought with me on my travels because they were compact, or just handy to travel with too!

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
This has been in a favourites before, but my skin has been seriously acting up lately. I've been breaking out left, right and centre. I had actually run out of my previous tube of this and hadn't gotten round to repurchasing it, and I definitely felt the effects of it! Since starting using this again my skin has calmed down so much. I think this will always be a firm part of my skincare from now on!

Aldi Miracle Oil
Yes I know Aldi. And yes I know how much it looks like the Moroccan Oil (partly the reason I bought it) but I have been loving this over the past couple of weeks to apply on to dry hair. I've been curling my hair alot more lately and I've just been applying a couple of drops of this just to make sure that the ends aren't frizzy and keep them looking shiny! I think it's amazing value for money, I think I paid under €5 for it, it's lasted me ages and it does the job!

Soleil Tan De Chanel
Something I have had a love/hate relationship with since I've got it. First I didn't know how to use it, then I thought it made me look a little too orange but now I think I've found a happy medium. Since it's getting abit sunnier out and I can get away with looking a little bit more tanned I find that this is perfect for getting that bronzed face look. I use the Real Techniques Expert Face brush to apply it (lightly) on my face and I just love the effect it gives. I actually have done a full review on this here

YSL Rouge Volupte Peach Passion
I got this at the end of last month as an Anniversary present from my lovely boyfriend and I have been wearing it non-stop (even though I was trying to save it for special occasions) since. I absolutely adore everything about it! The packaging, the formula and the colour! Again I have done a full review on it here.

NAKED Basics Palette
Since I've been braving a (slightly) brighter lip lately I've been leaning more towards a more neutral eye and this past month this palette literally has not left my make up bag. It's such a handy little palette to own, you can do a really simple everyday eye with it but since it has a darker colour in it you can even do a bit of a smokey-ish eye too! I would really recommend it if you are a fan of the neutral eye!

MAC Melba
Again since the weather is getting abit sunnier I have been going for more summery make up! Since I've been wearing Peach Passion on my lips I didn't want to go down my normal pink blush look, because I just didn't think that would look right. So I went digging in my collection and pulled out Melba. I was obsessed with this blush a couple of months back but then new colours came and poor Melba got pushed to the back. But I have worn this every day this month! I apply it using a stipple brush because it is so pigmented it is very easy to go OTT with it. I find it gives a gorgeous flush of colour while still looking lovely and natural!

So there are my May favourites! Hard to believe that the next time I'll be doing one of these posts it will be for June!


  1. Loads of my friends swear by the oil from Aldi x

  2. nice favorites girly. I want to try out the Aldi Miracle Oil :D

  3. Great post :)

    The YSL lipstick looks so gorgeous!

  4. I really love the YSL lipstick, and the blush.. I have Peaches, so I think Melba would be a great addition to my huge blush collection haha xx

    Gemma ♥ |

    1. Oooh I've been lusting after Peaches! Bad influence Gemma haha xx

  5. I really need that Naked Palette! Just so pretty! :)
    Simply-Abbi xx

  6. I love the YSL lipsticks and the naked basics palette too :) The MAC blush looks so pretty!

    Stacey x

  7. So many of these products are things I've used a lot this month to - I swear by my effeclar duo, and I've being using Melba more often lately :) xx

  8. The YSL lipstick is a beeeaut! xx

  9. I've been lusting over Melba for SO long! I need it in my life :|


  10. I love my Naked Basics palette too, it gets used so much! I really want that YSL lipstick though xx

    D Is For...

  11. I have the Soleil Tan De Chanel, absolutely love it! xxx

  12. I literally want everything of your May faves lol. Great taste mrs!
    Megan xx