Spring Favourites - Beauty, Skin, Hair

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When Spring/Summer comes along I feel in my element when it comes to beauty products. There are just so many new launches, lighter products in both formula and shade for my pale skin tone and the excitement of changing up your makeup and skincare routine. 

So today I thought I'd share with you my favourite spring products so far. This will be a long one so I will try to keep rambling to a minimum but trust me when I say all these products are amazing! 


Kiko Blending Wave Multicolor Blush in Artistic Pink 04 
Kiko - £10.90 here 
Kiko constantly impress me with their amazing collections and consistently high quality formulas and this new-ish blush is no different. The two tone blush can be swirled together for a fresh pink or you can use both shades individually with a smaller blush brush. This is ideal for pale skin tones for both spring/summer as it's just a flush of colour that's oh so pretty. I can see this becoming a staple blush for me over the next 6 months. 

Maybelline Brow Drama Pomade Crayon in Medium Brown 
ASOS - £5.99 here 
When I first spotted these new brow crayons from Maybelline I really couldn't see how they would give any definition or shape due to being so chunky and with not the most precise tip. However I was wrong because this soft crayon picks up each hair and with the very tip you can be quite precise. Of course you won't be achieving Instagram perfect brows with this crayon but it you love a full look to your brows that is still quite sharp then you will enjoy using this crayon. It also takes seconds to use and lasts all day. I've also found the crayon can be used as a base for a smokey eye making it a nice multi-purpose product. 

Lavera Dramatic Eye Cream in Gleaming Gold 
My Pure - £9.50 here 
Come warmer weather I love me a good metallic cream eyeshadow. I love how pigmented they are, how they stay put and just how easy they are to use. But the thing is until you dip your finger for the first time into a cream eyeshadow you really can't tell what the formula will be like and cream shadows really can vary in formula/texture. Thankfully this was a total goody with that butter smooth kind of air whipped feel to it that just smooths over the lids a dream and then sets and becomes unbudge-able. The shade is also absolutely gorgeous as you can see and really does light up the eyes whether you want to apply the shadow lightly for a subtle gold glow or add a little more for an intensive metallic look to the lids - I'm thinking this would love a-mazing with a tan. Love, love, love this product but it is a shame there's only one other shade in the range. Suitable for contact lens wearers and vegan friendly.  


Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask 
Bath & Unwind - £28.00 here 
With oily/combination skin I'm always on the look out for a good clay based mask that will keep my oily skin balanced and free from deep blackheads and spots. So an anti-bacterial deep cleansing mask that reduces excess sebum and decongests pores sounded exactly what I was looking for. This isn't a cheap mask but I find masks that really work can save your skin and they generally over a year... I've also found this to be a great multi purpose mask as it detoxes the skin without breaking it out or leaving it dry and I've been using it as an overnight spot treatment and it's worked wonders to calm redness and reduce the size of the blemish, again without drying out the skin. Another product I will be using all summer long as it's so effective. The only down side is it does smell like paint - eep!

Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Restorative Treatment Serum
Look Fantastic - £45.00 here 
Jurlique is a totally new brand to me but one I've spotted on a few of my favourite beauty blogs now and so I was excited to try out my first ever product from them especially as it's a serum and one that helps reduce redness in the skin. Over the past year my skin has improved so much and is now virtually blemish free apart from the odd hormonal spot each month so now my aim is to improve the look of my skin even more so I can feel confident to have foundation-free days with just a touch of concealer under my eyes. My main problem is redness especially by the sides of my nose and chin area so I'm really hoping this serum will help. So far I've been thoroughly enjoying using it as it feels so fresh on the skin in the morning and once dry my skin feel like it's been freshly exfoliated, it's that soft. As I'm using this daily I will keep you updated on my results and if it helps reduce the redness to my skin.

Balance Me Tinted Wonder Eye Cream 
Look Fantastic - £20.00 here
For years I've enjoyed using various tinted eye roll-on creams but as I've mentioned before there only so much rolling back and forth you can do before you have too much product under your eye! So I was on the look out for a new tinted eye cream when this lovely one came through my letterbox. The eye cream aims to smooth away dark shadows, firm skin and reduce puffiness making it ideal for popping on first thing in the morning to look instantly more awake. As you can see the cream is fairly yellow toned, which does blend out, but this does mean it's ideal for neutralising blue/purple tones under the eyes and I have found it does this. As I've been enjoying using this little cream so much I may have been applying this to my under eye area, lids and the odd blemish, but the smallest amount is required (I'm talking the size of a pin head) so even though the small tube is pricey at £20.00 a little goes a long way and I sure this will last me quite some time. As I embrace more makeup-free days in Spring/Summer this will definitely come in handy. 


Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Conditioner 
Look Fantastic - £16.25 for 300ml here  
Over the past six months my hair has gone from fairly normal to quite thin and limp looking. This was due to quite a bad Vitamin D deficiency which I'm now thankfully taking tablets for and feeling much better, however so far I haven't seen much new hair growth so I'm currently trying all different lotions and potions to help aid faster hair growth. As I know hair growth can improve when the scalp is stimulated I've been using this Tea Tree Special Conditioner that's quite potent in scent but very invigorating when massaged into the scalp which you can do as it's quite a light conditioner that detangles and leaves the hair soft. Of course it will be a few months until I can say if the various products I've using are working but I may actually do a full post on the topic as hair loss can be worrying and frustrating even when you find out the root cause. The only thing I am confused by with this product is that on the Look Fantastic website it does say it's a conditioner for men but on the packaging there's no mention of it. Hey ho, it's still a good conditioner that wakes me up in the morning.

OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Shampoo 
Boots - £6.99 for 385ml here
Now I have already mentioned this shampoo in a post all about coconut scented products this month but I just couldn't not include it in this Spring post as it's so summery and OGX is my favourite shampoo brand especially as they have a selection of SLS-free shampoos including this one. As you can expect this has a fresh coconut scent that instantly makes you think of suncream and holidays, plus it's quite a thick milky formula that foams up well and leaves the hair clean but not super dry knotty. Again I've been using this to help with my hair breaking and not being as elastic when wet and getting damaged and I have actually noticed a difference! 

Goldwell Kerasilk Foam Conditioner 
Goldwell Salons nationwide - £17.00 for 150ml 
Again to help my fine limp hair I've been recently trying this interesting foam conditioner that actually adds volume to the hair while it's wet. So I have been enjoying using the mousse in the shower and do feel my hair is more light weight and lifted at the roots on styling it, but I can't help but feel a mousse formula is a bit of a gimmick and it's more the ingredients that achieve that effect... I may be wrong. I do also have to remember to store this outside of my shower as it is a metal can and I know it will rusty. So far I'm really liking the effects but only use this when I know I will be fully styling my hair as I don't know how long the 150ml aerosol will last me. If you hate having limp hair especially at the roots this may be a product to try.

Invisibobble Hair Ties - Secret Garden Party Collection 
Topshop - £4 for 3 here
 Lastly I thought I'd throw in my favourite traceless hair ties that I use all year round as they don't snag or leave any annoying kinks in the hair. I've used these for over a year now but find them especially handy in Spring/Summer when I often want my hair up and down in the same day or when on holiday - plus they look super cute on the wrist. Yes, these sadly still get lost much like standard hair ties but they don't snap and they importantly don't get hair wrapped around them over time. A Spring/Summer must have for me! 

Hope you've enjoyed reading through my Spring favourites and have found a few products to try out! 

Fee xo. 

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