When it came time to start figuring out what I would share for favourites this month, I was kind of stumped. I have definitely been using a lot of good products, but there are so many new ones (many which I shared in my monthly makeup post), many of them standouts, but sometimes it’s hard to remember what I’ve been loving so much when I just use it all the time. Today’s favourites list may be short, but these gems have really made an impact on me this week. These are the ones that have surprised me with how much I loved them, have helped my skin, or just generally been awesome.
Vichy, Aqualia Thermal Dynamic Hydration Power Serum. I recently discovered (thanks to the skin care queen, Caroline Hirons and her informative blog posts) that my skin is dehydrated. For years, I thought I just had dry skin, but it’s actually closer to dehydrated. Now that I know that, I’ve taken steps to help my skin, including finding good serums targeted at giving my skin the boost of hydration it needs. This serum definitely helps with that. I love the texture of it (more so than the Hydraluron). I usually use one to two pumps during my morning routine before my moisturizer and in the evenings too if I’m not using an overnight mask. I love that this sinks in quickly to my skin, isn’t sticky feeling and I genuinely feel like it is helping to keep my skin hydrated.
Essie, Bikini So Teeny. You knew I just had to talk about this one again, right? I think I painted my nails with this three times this month (basically unheard of!) and have continued to love it. I love the soft, cornflower blue that is the perfect middle ground between pastel and bright.
Prada, Candy Eau de Parfum. After months of loving this fragrance, I decided to pick up a full size (perks of saving up Optimum points). I still have my rollerball, which I can know just keep in my handbag. I love the sweetness of this scent along with the extra bit that isn’t floral, but more than just sweet. It’s probably the note of vanilla that I love so much.
FLOWER Beauty, Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Colour in Rosey Garden. When I bought this shade, I thought it would be closer to a muted fuchsia, but it turned out to be a dusty dark rose colour (it comes off more red in the photo, but it’s closer to a dark pink), and I’m really surprised that I like it. I normally like my pinks to be completely pink, or slightly berry, so when I put this one on and actually liked it, it was a pleasant surprise. It’s a drier lipstick, but not one that dries out my lips (make sense?) Also, that rose gold packaging? Drew knows what she’s doing.