Sunday, 2 June 2013

April & May Favourites.

 

Happy June, ladies! The beginning of a new month means it's about time I told you about all my favourite beauty bits from the last couple of weeks. April Favourites completely slipped my mind amidst pre-exam madness, so this post is a bit of a bumper edition!


First up: skincare.

The Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask has been a godsend; after years and years of being a thoroughly oily skinned gal, I've begun to notice dry patches appearing around my nose and cheeks. This moisture-boosting treatment has been great for blasting away stubborn, flaky areas and leaving my skin super smooth and plumped-up.

I've also been loving the Avene Eau Thermal Water Spray - a spritz of this on a freshly made-up complexion, followed by a little light buffing with a clean, fluffy powder brush rids any trace of the dreaded 'cake face,' and helps make my base look a little less 'done.'


Onto makeup, and I've been opting for Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot on the cheeks now the weather's got a little warmer, along with the beautiful L'Oréal Paris Rouge Caresse in Rock 'N Mauve (see it in action here) on the lips - they are an absolute dream when worn together, and the blush, I've been told, makes my skin look "radiant and youthful" - as quoted from one of those clipboard-wielding sorts that lurk around shopping centres (...and are normally avoided at all costs). Yes, she was probably only being nice to me so I'd listen to her blurb about adopting a polar bear, or answer her questions about car insurance... but I'll take any compliment thrown my way, thank you very much.

I've also been loving the L'Oréal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer for dewy, fresh-looking skin along with the gorgeous NARS And God Created The Woman Palette for creating soft, subtly-defined eyes - I'm desperately trying my wean myself off winged liner, and this set has been making my cat flick detox just that little bit more bearable.



Finally, hair: L'Oréal Paris EverRiche No Sulphates Nourishing Intense Mask* is, quite literally, great hair in a tub - I've been using it once a week for a little while now, and it's been making my tresses super soft and shiny... I'll post a review of the entire EverRiche range very soon.

Between treatments, I try and keep my hair in tip-top condition by smoothing in a little Dabur Amla Hair Oil into the wet mid-lengths. I harped on about amla oil in my very first beauty post... but if some of you were a little late to the Bombay Rose party, here's a recap: this is the secret to Indian girls' glossy, healthy locks. It smells wonderful, is cheaper and, put simply, so much better than Moroccan Oil (which, FYI, is full of nasty additives... you're paying all that money for laboratory-made chemicals!)

What products have been your newly discovered favourites?

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  1. The Bobbi Brown blush colour looks so beautiful!

    And amla oil is amazing! It literally transformed my hair after years of heat and hair dye! I have to say I do like the Moroccan Oil as well though it makes my curls really lovely and defined.

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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    1. The blush is super gorgeous and flattering, can't recommend it enough!

      Amla is great - have to say I'm not a massive fan of Moroccan Oil, just seems to sit on my hair and not do an awful lot for it... plus I'm not a fan of that ridonkulous price tag!

      Ambi x

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  2. I'm going to buy the amla oil, my hair hasn't been feeling too great lately so I'll give this a go to see if it works for me :) x

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    1. It's honestly the best hair oil I've ever tried - you can find it in Indian grocery stores if you have one near you (& saves you the hassle of waiting for the postman!)

      Ambi x

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  3. I've used my NARS palette everyday this month, it was definitely worth the money! The Origins mask is on my wishlist, maybe on payday! xx

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    1. My mum was appalled at how expensive the NARS palette is, but I've also got so much use out of it already that I know it was a worthwhile purchase. Definitely get your paws on the Origins mask, it's great!

      Ambi x

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  4. the origins mask sounds amazing, my skin is going through exactly the same problem at the moment - i must pick up a sample! x
    http://cloudsandcuticleoil.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Definitely try it out - try not to eat it though, it smells of peaches and mangoes... mmmm getting hungry thinking about it...

      Ambi x

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  5. I think I may need to buy Amla oil! My hair is long but could look better, I use Argan Oil on it but am always envious of my Asian friends' hair and would give anyyyything for mine to look as healthy as theirs!

    Holly Mixtures
    xx

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    1. It's so good - much better than Argan in my humble opinion :-)

      Ambi xx

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  6. Great recommendations! I'm a new follower and would love for you to check out my blog :)

    - Kathleen
    http://www.fashionablelaughter.com/

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  7. I would love to have this NARS palette isn't it gorgeous!!!

    New follower here ;) Lots of love x x

    ♥ ♥ '' Think Pink | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog " ♥ ♥

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    1. Pretty sure it is still available. It's pricey but worth it!

      Ambi x

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  8. I just got the Avene Thermal Water two day ago and I am in-love with it! It's such a fab product!! <3 The Bobbi Brown blush is soooo pretty, it's lie the perfect pink shade! :)) Great favorites lovely!

    Andrea | RosyChicc

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    1. I love it too - so refreshing on no makeup days too!

      Ambi xx

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  9. the nars and bobbi brown make-up products look amazing!
    cute blog :)

    chanelle jade x

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, they're gorgeous... especially the NARS palette, I'm a smidge in love with it x

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  10. Lovely favourites! I'm the same as you with winged eyeliner its my staple look but trying to move away from it! I'm desperate to get my hands on the Origins mask and now off to check out your post on the hair oil. It sounds incredible!

    Katie xxx

    Beauty and the Baker

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    1. The NARS has made my winged liner cold turkey so much easier - I highly recommend it! Hope you enjoyed the hair post :-) x

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  11. The Bobbi Brown blush is gorgeous! I'm not much of a blush person but this one is so pretty that I'm considering getting it. Great favorites :)

    xoxo
    -B ♡
    http://msberrystylish.blogspot.com/

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    1. I didn't used to be either but now I can't leave home without it on! x

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  12. Wow.. I'm soooooo jealous you managed to get your hands on the amazing NARS eyeshadow palette. The shades are sooo beautiful xx

    Gemma ♥ | Ɱiss Ɱakeup Ɱagpie

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    1. It was still available last time I checked..! :-) xx

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  13. Hey, great blog! I've nominated you for a Leibster award. You can check out the details on my blog: http://weareoceans.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-leibster-award.html

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    1. Thanks Jessica, I don't post blog award posts on my blog generally but thanks for the nomination x

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  14. That blush is such a gorgeous colour! Never had a bobbi brown blusher but your tempting me into trying one!
    www.hbbeautyblog.blogspot.com

    Hannah xoxo

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    1. Gorgeous and super pigmented too - definitely give them a try x

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  15. I am such a fan of Bobbi Brown blushes and that colour is seriously divine! So bright & cheery for summer :)
    xx

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    1. It's so lovely - will have to get my hands on some other shades! x

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  16. SUCH good favs! u have some FAB products xx

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    1. Thanks, rather like them myself too :-) x

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  17. I just nominated you for the Liebster award...If you haven't already done it!:) Here's the link!:)http://simplymything.wordpress.com/2013/06/17/liebster-award/xoxo

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  18. im actually desperate to try the origins mask.

    Great list, some of my faves on there too.
    Love like water sprays, so good for hot weather.

    Lots of love,
    Em x

    emtalks.co.uk

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  19. This blush looks so beautiful! New follower here :)
    Kirsty x

    Prettybugblog.blogspot.com

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