Quite a while back I used and reviewed ( here ) the Smashbox Photo Finish Light Foundation Primer. I was very happy with it and always meant to re-purchase, but never did. My skin type has since changed from combination/oily, to dehydrated, so my wishlist changed from the Light version to the regular version. Still I wanted to finish my other primers before trying it again. Then imagine my joy when I received the Photo Finish Primer as a complete surprise present! And now here is my review!
Since trying and being blown away by LING's Hi-Vitamin C 12% Anti-Oxidant Brightening Solution I couldn't wait to try more from the brand. I've bought several serums since and figured it was high time I review one of them, especially as I'm about to finish this one. Summer is also high-season for not wanting to wear much makeup, so I thought writing about the skin-perfecting Oxygen Plasma Potion now would be perfect timing.
You all probably know my love for La Mer by now, and following finding my favourite night cream and lip balm from the brand, trying another everyday product from the brand seemed like a logical next step. I'm an SPF everyday kinda gal, and so I decided to try their SPF 50 on a bit of a whim, but I am so happy I did.
You all probably know about my love for cleansing balms by now, and even though I've found several I love I keep trying new ones. Oskia is a british brand that was created when the founder saw the benefits of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) which is an ingredient in this cleansing balm as well. It's a natural brand that has received a lot of acclaim and blogger raves over the years and I always wanted to try the brand for myself. What better to start off with than their cleansing balm?
If I had to use everything from just one skincare brand I think I would go for May Lindstrom. Her products are all organic and 'home grown', made with care and purpose, and everything is so incredibly thought out I almost forget to even look at the ingredients or reviews as I've come to completely trust every product she makes. Not only are they amazing products that just simply deliver, they are also incredible for the mind and soul and helps you remember to take those few extra seconds to just enjoy the moment. This all sounds a bit 'out there' to most of you I'm sure, but there's just no other way to describe her line of products. Today I wanted to write about The Jasmine Garden Botanical Mist and if you couldn't tell - I absolutely love it.
Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in 'Boy' is one of my all-time favourite lip products. I'd say lipstick, but it's not really a lipstick - it's a sort of balm, gloss, sheer lipstick hybrid - but a spectacular one at that. There's been countless sheer lipstick formulas released the past few years and while a lot of them have their gems, I've still got Chanel's version as the best in my book.
Like I warned in my May Empties this month's was going to be quite a massive month! I've got quite a lot of products for you, in every category - so let's just jump right in!
We had quite a crappy summer there for a while, but finally the skies cleared, it stopped raining and I'm wearing shorts and my trusted havaianas. I finally started self-tanning and so has taken the opportunity to pull out my darker and more tan-friendly makeup colours to get some use out of them this year as well. I'm always focused on sun protection, but at this time I'm especially on top of my game and have some GREAT products to tell you about!
The Becca Ombre Nudes Eye Palette was released sometime last fall and I really wanted to get it. I don't have Becca available to me here in Norway, so when I was in Ireland I planned on picking it up. However, when I was there I was hit by a bit of a common-sense wave where I realised I really didn't need any more eyeshadows. This was the same state of mind that caused me to skip on Tom Ford's Nude Dip. Both decisions, while obviously very reasonable, both I ended up regretting terribly. Thankfully Nude Dip is now part of the permanent collection, and when Becca was re-released at cultbeauty with free shipping I ordered the Ombre nudes Eye Palette immediately.
Supergoop is a brand I find really exciting. It's completely focused on providing great sun protection in all kinds of different skincare products. As someone that uses SPF every single day it makes me happy to find a company so focused on making sun care skincare that both perform well in terms of protecting my skin from the sun, but also is and feels good for my skin.