Oh, Lola by Marc Jacob, BB cream by 17 and Watermelon body lotion by Body Shop
I recently treated myself to some new beauty purchases. I'm not into beauty and stuff too much - I buy what I need and use it all up and then buy more. I'm always shocked/amazed when I see some beauty bloggers stashes! However, I seemed to have ran out of things I got for my birthday last year and Christmas, so it was time to spend some of my birthday money on a few beauty treats. I had ran out of perfume (bar Marc Jacobs Lola, but that is my evening scent) so I wanted to buy a new day time fragrance and I always love Marc Jacobs' perfumes. I also recently smelt Dot which was very nice indeed. Oh, Lola! is a lighter and more floral version of Lola which makes it very nice for daytime.
I was also running out of my foundation and wanted something lighter with slightly less coverage for the summer, so ventured into BB creams (about 6 months late, I know! But I'm not a beauty blogger so shush). This Boots 17 one is quite nice - it doesn't cover up my blemishes but I didn't expect it to really, but it does even out my skin tone and make the blemishes slightly less noticeable. It also doesn't seem like I'm wearing any make up at all. My skin (acne) had been so bad lately I felt like I was plastering up my skin so much with make up and I needed a break but didn't quite have the confidence to go bare-faced to work, so this is a happy medium and I have noticed my skin has seemed fresher and more radiant since not being covered in make up all the time.
The body shop body lotion was a gift from my friend Lauren for my birthday - it's loooovely! The smell is amazing and it keeps my legs really smooth after epilating. It appears to be out of stock though which is a bit of a bugger but I might re-consider the body shop for another body lotion when this runs out.
Argania hair oil and Philosophy cinnamon buns shower gel
I also jumped on the 'Moroccan oil'/Argan oil band wagon! My hairdresser had been gently chastising me for not doing enough with my hair (I told him I'm a wash & go kind of girl and he gently inquired whether I use any heat defence products...ummm when I remember) so I decided to try some argan oil to tame my ends. It's very nice, but I have quite oily hair anyway so I have to be careful not to overuse it. The smell is delicious though - macadamia nuts and cocoa butter! It also leaves my hands really soft after using it. I just have to ensure I use it on damp hair - on wet hair make it way too oily for me.
And finally, my new favourite shower gel. I have constantly eyed up and sniffed Philosophy shower gels for as long as I can remember, but the price tag (£14 - ouch) put me off. However, armed with birthday money and an impulse to buy, I bought some. And I don't regret it at all. Who wouldn't want to smell like a cinnamon bun?