It’s been a bit of a low key beauty purchase month for me, mainly as I spent a fair bit on buying various bits from the new Rosie Huntington-Whiteley collection from M&S which I reviewed here. There were a few other new purchases though which deserve a mention in my monthly roundup.
Alpha-H Liquid Gold
Alpha-H Liquid Gold (£33.50 for 100ml) contains glycolic acid, the new ‘in’ thing in skincare. It’s known for it’s rejuvenating qualities on skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and stimulating the repair and renew cycle for new cell growth. To use, you apply over the face using a cotton pad at night, and then apply your usual moisturiser (or you can skip your moisturiser for a more intensive treatment). I’ve been using this once a week and it’s given me great results. My skin is quite sensitive and I suffer with eczema, so I’m always cautious when using new skincare products, particularly ones like this, but I’ve had no adverse reactions from this at all, and it’s left my skin looking clear, smooth, and glowing.
Soap & Glory, Archery DIY Brow Bar
I’m currently trying to grow my eyebrows to be a bit fuller, so I have a few rather patchy spots in them that need filling in. I’d heard great things about the Soap & Glory’s Archery range so I picked this up for a trial. At £12, it’s a reasonable price, and it’s such a cute little compact, containing two brushes and a mirror, all tucked in nicely. It has 3 steps – first you apply the clear fixing wax to get your brows in shape and keep any stray hairs neat. Unlike many other brow kits, this contains two shades of brow powder, a dark and a blonde, which means you can mix the two to get your perfect shade. Not much use for me though, as the dark suits my black brows perfectly! The final stage is a shimmer highlighter which looks great just under the brows to give that perfectly styled look.
Jo Malone, English Pear & Freesia
I love switching up my perfume scents for the seasons, so I’ve moved from Jo Malone’s Blackberry and Bay to English Pear and Freesia (£42 for 30ml). I’m very much a fruity / floral girl, so this one is right up my street and perfect for spring.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I’ve heard people rave about this for ages but to be honest I’m not that impressed. It’s described as a 3-in-1 step cleanser, to remove make-up, soothe and hydrate. At £3.35 it’s not expensive so I was keen to try it. I’ve been using this on and off the last month in the evenings but I’ve definitely noticed that my skin feels tight after using it, and not at all hydrated. Back to my usual Liz Earle I go!
Charlotte Tilbury, Lipstick from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Tree, in Stoned Rose
Another month, another Charlotte Tilbury purchase! I love this one for everyday wear – it’s a great neutral on me, with a very slight orange-y undertone.