Can you believe that we're nearly half way through the year already - how fast is this year going over. With the exception of two products, everything else has been new products. As much as I love my Paul Mitchell Dry Wash Waterless Shampoo (aka dry shampoo), I've been looking for a more budget friendly option, and Co Lab has hit the nail on the head with their invisible dry shampoo. I'll still reach for Batiste to actually clean my hair, but Co Lab is amazing for adding volume and texture to the hair without leaving any residue. I've only ever tried the sheer invisible versions, however they're a winner in my books. Since moving to my new office which has air con, my skin has been drier than usual, however using Bioderma Hydrabio Riche Cream for very dehydrated skin on a morning has really helped my skin not resemble a leather handbag come lunch. This product is unscented and is aimed for more sensitive skin - I can honestly say that this will be a staple in my skin care routine.

In order to try and mix my skin care routine up a bit, I've been reaching for Neal's Yard Beauty Sleep Concentrate after moisturising and my skin has been looking noticeably more brighter on a morning and looks like I've had more than a few hours sleep. This absorbs quickly into the skin and I've been really enjoying this as part of my skincare routine. Again another new addition has been Bare Minerals Pure Transformation Night Treatment*, which I was introduced to at a recent Bare Minerals event I attended (post on this coming soon). I was a bit dubious about this, as it reminds me of putting sheer powder on your skin before going to sleep, however whatever is in this powder is a miracle worker let me tell you that. I'm going to do a full post on this soon, however I can say that once I've used this up, I'm keeping the lid as the brush inside it is amazing.

Even though I'm blessed with long eyelashes - one make up step I will always skip is curling my lashes. I know I should, but I never bother. However since using Tweezerman's Great Grip Eyelash Curler* I'm a convert. My lashes look longer, and I don't have to use as much mascara to get my lashes looking how I like them. What sets this product apart from other eyelash curlers is the fact that it comes with replacement silicone pads in a sealed tube - what other curlers do you see doing that? Keeping with the Tweezerman theme, since buying my own brow tint and finally getting my HD brows done, I've found over the last month that I'm not reaching for powders/waxes to fill my brows in. Instead I've been able to rely on Tweezerman's Brow Mousse* in clear, to keep my brows in place all day long. Unlike clear mascaras, this doesn't result in crusty brows, nor has a sheen to them, like some brow gels. Amazing.

Finally on my nails (toes included) this month has been Barry M's Speed Dry Polish in Eat My Dust. This polish does what it says and dries quickly, and unlike the other polishes from Barry M it has a wider brush which makes application so much easier. Lets hope that all Barry M polishes are changed to having this brush. Eat My Dust is a pale cornflower blue, which is opaque after two thick coats. I've done a full review on this here with swatches. As I'm officially on a beauty spending ban now with Michelle getting a wishlist as long as her arm for her trip to Miami in a few weeks and IMATS in July, next month I will definitely be shopping my stash (oh how I hate that phrase). What products have you been loving in May?

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