It feels like an eternity since I've sat down to write a post and write an empties post - so lets kill two birds with one stone. I feel like lately I'm using products up at a reasonable rate, however I'm keep buying new things - this needs to stop, considering I've got an American wishlist the length of my arm for when Michelle goes to Miami in a few weeks. Famous last words I bet.
If you're new to fake tanning or want a more natural looking tan for work, I'd recommend Cocoa Brown's 1 Hour Tan Mousse. This is my second bottle of this, and I honestly couldn't recommend it enough. I'm wanting to do a proper review on this, however I normally leave this on for a good 6 hours at least to fully develop. Personally I think I deserve a massive pat on the back for using up two make up products, ironically both from MAC. First up is their Studio Fix Foundation which I ended up inheriting from Steph as she was colour matched to the wrong shade (NW20). This is slightly too light for me when tanned and then too dark for my natural skin tone, so this has been used when my tan is starting to fade. The coverage is medium to full, and I'd happily repurchase this in future. I think this is more of a day foundation and would stick to their Studio Sculpt for nights out.
Primer is the step of my routine which I have a love hate relationship with. Sometimes they make my make up look flawless, other times like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards. MAC's Prep and Prime Skin Refined Zone Primer is very similar to Benefit's Porefessional. I've found this works better with MAC foundations strangely, however I'm very much on the fence about this. If you're a fan of Porefessional maybe give this a go, but if you're not a fan of silicone based primers, give this a miss. I've really missed using bath/shower products lately due to having a flare up on my back from stress, however over the last few weeks I've really enjoyed using Faith in Nature's Coconut Shower Gel and Foam Bath*. Unlike other coconut bath products this doesn't have that synthetic scent. I don't know how else to describe bath products - as long as it cleans you its a winner.
I'm not wasting time talking about fake tan mits and nail polish remover, however I am gutted that I have used up another bottle of what has to be my favourite hair product of all time - Label M Blow Out Spray**. If you read my original review of this (link) you will know how I struggled to describe how this worked, but you could tell there was a difference in your hair when you didn't use it. Honestly I'd be lost without this, and I've already repurchased another bottle of this. Hands down my favourite product out of all of these. Once upon a time texturising sprays were all the range (well they still are now) and many claimed VO5 Give Me Texture spray was a cheaper dupe for Orbe's Texturising Spray. As I've never used Orbe I can't comment, however the VO5 spray did nothing for my hair - literally I had a bit of texture for not even five minutes, before my hair looked back to normal. Don't waste your money on this and instead use Charles Worthington's Texturizing spray which is amazing!! What products have you been using up lately?
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