I’m glad to say that in today’s post, I’m finally back to what I know best with a monthly favourites post. Does anyone remember when I blogged every single day, and felt like I might as well just give up my ‘beauty blogger’ title if I missed my monthly favourites? There’s actually two reasons as to why I stopped doing them. Reason number 1 is that I went back into full time work and found it pretty much impossible to balance the both and then reason 2 is because I stopped trying out different products on the regular, and I found it pretty pointless re-showing products I’d already mentioned in favourite posts before. So that’s why recently, I’ve been pushing the boat out and trying out some products I’ve never talked about before on here. Behold, my May 2019 beauty favourites.
Shop My May 2019 Beauty Favourites
I only found out about this lip balm a few months back and in that time, I’ve already purchased 3 tubes.
I’m someone who uses lip balm every single half hour for weeks, and then I won’t pick it up again for months. Luckily, this one does such an incredible job, it doesn’t matter how dry my lips are at the start, but it always leaves them feeling super plump (cringe at that word), hydrated and soft.
Admittedly, it is more pricey than your typical pot of Vaseline, but this works better than any I’ve ever tried.
Avon Golden Mushroom Sleep Mask*
When I first saw it, I wasn’t too sure if I was going to get along with it due to how thick the product was.
Usually, my skin prefers a lot lighter formulas, and something at the back of my mind was telling me that this was going to break me out.
Thank the heavens that it didn’t.
The Golden Mushroom Sleep Mask does everything I could ever want from a sleep mask. It hydrates, soaks in beautifully, doesn’t break me out, and leaves me glowing.
If my skins feeling slightly dry in the day, I do like to put a thin layer of this all over, but I tend to just slather it on over my usual moisturiser in the evening.
Annoying, I think they’ve stopped selling their whole K-Beauty range for whatever reason, so I can’t link the product (or repurchase it myself. Boo).
As soon as I opened up this package, I patted it straight onto my face. Since my skin gets super red and dry, this sounded exactly what I needed to introduce into my skin care routine.
Since using this, I have noticed that my spots aren’t looking so ‘angry’ (even after attacking them in the mirror) and is really helping to heal all of the hyper pigmentation thats been left from old spots.
It soothes, reduces redness (duh), hydrates, replenishes, strengthens your skins moisture barrier – what more could you want one product to do?
Pixi Glow Tonic is an absolute hero product for me, so I knew I had high chances of falling in love with this cleansing gel.
Unlike most cleansers I’ve tried, it doesn’t foam up, or even turn into a slightly whiteish colour – It just stays as a clear gel. Personally, it doesn’t bother me, but I know a lot of people have left a bad review for it because of it. As long as it cleanses my skin and does what it claims, then I don’t particularly care what it looks like.
After oil cleansing, I like to use this as my second cleanser in the evening. For me, I want my evening skin care to heal, treat and moisturise, whereas my morning routine is all about protecting.
I’m not 100% sure if this is whats done it for me since I’ve added a few different products into my routine at the same time, but recently I’ve noticed a hell of a lot less breakouts. Acne is something I’ve been battling moderately for the last few years, and I honestly think this past week, my skin has looked the best in ages.
I do find it a little drying, but nothing a good layer of moisturiser can’t fix.
Since I’m using the Glow Tonic Cleansing Gel, I didn’t want my skin to get too dry or over exfoliate it, so I decided to put my GT toner to rest (for now), and replace it with something a bit more soothing – the Rose Tonic.
When I looked at all the Tonic’s that Pixi had to offer, this was the one that I was least excited about. The only reason I decided to try it out was because I’m trying my hardest not too spend too much on non-essential products, and I had this one lying around, unused, in my collection.
I’d heard about the ‘7 Skin Method’ for a while now (I’ll write a full post about the method soon) and have been wanting to try it out, so I decided it was the perfect time to give it a go.
I’ll admit, I still get dry patches around the spots I’ve squeezed to death (I can’t help it), but it honestly makes my skin glow like nothing I’ve ever tried before, and is really helping to tackle my hyperpigmentation.
Bonus: it also smells bloody fantastic.
Good ol’ ‘let’s leave this product displayed by the tills‘ marketing strategy worked on me with this product.
When I picked it up, mum had said she had seen a few adverts about this mask, but it was the first time I’d ever seen or even heard of it.
I recently had a good 3 inches of dead, straw like hair chopped off, and I’m now trying to keep it in as good of condition as I can.
I’ve personally only used this 2 of the ways out of the 3 – as a conditioner and as a mask. Both I absolutely adore, and leave my hair feeling like literal silk.
I can’t say the scent lasts too long, but when you’re working next to the greasy pub kitchen, it would be a miracle.
What’s your May 2019 Beauty Favourites?
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