New year, new me? Not always! As ripe a time as January is for a clear-out, perhaps with every single little thing it’s not entirely necessary. I tried a ridiculous amount of beauty, hair and skincare products last year because apparently I have no will power when it comes to clicking that little Checkout button on Beauty Bay and Superdrug — but not every one made the cut. But every now and then, I came across a little gem — here’s four of them!
SophDoesNails’s x Makeup Revolution Palettes
SophDoesNails is one of my favourite YouTubers, so when I heard that she’d be collaborating with Makeup Revolution — one of my favourite makeup brands! — I did a little happy dance. I use them both more or less every day. The selection of eyeshadow shades are exactly what I’d put together for myself (the shade Petrol is a particular favourite), and there is something very Moon Child-like about the highlighter palette. The glow is inane, and honestly I’d expect nothing less than Soph!
I was lucky to have the opportunity to work with TOTM last year, and even though I wasn’t familiar with the brand before, I was glad they got in touch because they are now my go-to sanitary-wear! I’ve tried their liners, tampons and pads, and they’re all so soft and comfortable, it makes being on your period that much easier. I was part of their bloggers campaign, which you can check out here if you want to hear what a bunch of other bloggers and myself thought about their products!
The Body Shop’s Seaweed Mask
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Just about the only thing keeping my skin from going into full scale menstrual melt down! @thebodyshop's Seaweed Clay Mask is a miracle worker 🌊 —– #thebodyshop #seaweed #claymask #facemask #bodyshop #skincare #skincareroutine #cleanse #flatlay #bblogger #ukbloggers #thegirlgang
My skin is ridiculously oily, and I’ve come to terms with it. But that doesn’t mean I’m happy about this situation. I’ve tried a myriad of products that claim to tackle the sebum secretion, but nothing comes close to TBS’s Seaweed Oil-Balancing Clay Mask. I’ve surprised myself by getting through not just one tub but two, and it’s the only mask that I’ve been able to keep up a routine with because it works so damn well.
Lush Seanik Shampoo Bar
I know that Lush is like this untouchable bloggers’ kingdom that you’re not allowed to criticise, but truthfully, for me it’s a little gimmicky. The bath bombs are a big (if not slightly infection-inducing) draw, but the makeup is shockingly bad and the shower jellies are just plain odd. That being said, I really like that they’re cruelty-free and most of their products smell incredible when you take it out the overwhelmingly scented shop. One Lush creation I do really like is the Seanik shampoo bar. It leaves my hair feeling so clean and smelling amazing, and it even adds a bit of volume (which is near impossible with my hair!). It’s pricier than your standard bottle of sudsy shampoo, but it lasts for ages; I still have a few remnants left of a bar I bought in August, so next time I’m in town, I’ll definitely be restocking — again!
What were your favourite products of 2017?