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Monday, 3 June 2013

May Favourites!

June is here and it brought the sunshine!

Which means it's about time I do another post on all the things I've had a little love affair with this month. You'll notice there was no April favourites, and that's because April was the worst.

Dove Summer Glow - £4.99
The packaging claims it's the UK's No.1 gradual self tanner and personally for me it is. The majority of May had awful weather and I was starting to think there would be no summer at all. I love this gradual tan as it's so easy and builds up to such a nice colour. It's also incredibly cheap, yay!
Perfect now the weathers picked up and I can show off my legs.
Use with...
Fake Bake Skin Smoothie, special dry-oil spray - £11.25
If you haven't tried this and always get horrible patches around your knees, elbows and ankles when you tan, go get this now! This isn't really essential for gradual tanning as they're moisturising and tend to avoid this problem, but I still use it every time. Because it's the best. Spritz over dry areas before tanning, then when applying tan just lightly drag it over these areas. 

I love these both just because of how beautiful they smell!
Fudge Urban Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Hair Spray - £4.99
That already sounds delicious right? Very good hairspray in "strong hold" but I feel I love it for the fragrance. I love fragranced hair sprays as that's so much better for you than actually spritzing a perfume through your hair which some people do. 
Just noticed Fudge do a styling mouse with the same scent, uhoh! This will quickly turn into an addiction.

The Body Shop, Vanilla Body Mist - £7.50
Massive "meh" to May Favourites, this would be in my yearly favourites. For the past two years and forever more. I love the smell of Vanilla, I just love it. I spray this all over my body and I smell of Vanilla all day. Even my boyfriends noticed and said he likes it, which in itself is mind blowing.
I also spray it on my clothes and pillow.. but that might just be me.

Boots Sun, Swim & Gym Shampoo and Conditioner for Coloured Hair - £3.05 each.
For over a month now I started swimming again and go twice a week. Since doing this I developed a slightly-irrational (but mostly rational) fear of chlorine. The chemicals in pools can be really bad for your hair but I also find them very drying to my skin. I got to the point where I'd text my friend right before a swim saying "What if it kills my hair!?" or "Will my tan come off!?". So I started the search for hair care products aimed for swimmers. I've started at the cheap end so I could work myself up if needed, but so far I like these. 

Boots Sun, Swim & Gym Protective Masque, £3.55
Another from the range that I like the idea of is a protective masque. I put it through dry hair, which I then tie back, before I swim to protect it from absorbing the chlorine.  It's also good to wet your hair before swimming as it will absorb that water rather than the pool water.


Bioderma, usually £9.99 for 250ml
Currently 1/3 off at escentual.com for the whole of June!
I'm sure you've heard enough about this product and how fantastic micellaire water is, so I won't go on! But this is my first bottle for myself and it truly is worth the hype. I use it just to remove heavy make-up and will continue to cleanse afterwards. I feel it's still important not to rush your skincare and use this as a cleanser, however fantastic it is. I do love it though and will stock up now it's on offer!

And just because I haven't included in any make-up yet, as nothing new has shook up my make-up routine. Here's some products I used this month and feel I'll use more together for a bronzed look!
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, £10.99
NARS "Laguna" Bronzer, £26
MAC in "Bronze", £12
Maybelline Color Tattoo in "On and on Bronze", £4.99


What have you loved this month?

18 comments:

  1. Definitely going to get the Fake Bake Skin Smoothie spray, it sounds amazing! Your blog is lovely - new follower! :)

    Rachael x
    http://rachaeleeno.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I love the original fake bake tan too but that oil is just pure genious! I've never had dry tan patches over my knees or ankles :D
      Thank you so much :D
      xx

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  2. I am definitely going to try the Dover Summer glow for my skin! Thank you for this post!

    XO,
    http://sororitygirlintherealworld.blogspot.com/

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    1. It's really good and in two shades! You're welcome :)
      x

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  3. Love the positive energy comming from you

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  4. I want to try the dove summer glow!
    Maybe we could follow each other?
    following you on bloglovin and gfc.

    darlingsophie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's half price at Sainsbury's at the moment!
      Sure I'll give it a look now.
      x

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  5. Love these products! The dove product seems cool! I LOVE the Maybelline Color Tattoos! I LOVE your blog!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com
    would you like to follow eachother blogs?

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  6. Great post - new follower - thanks for following blog :) x



    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Great blog! Thanks for the comment on mine (I replied!) - I've followed you! :)

    http://jemaroons.blogspot.com

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  8. I still haven't tried Bioderma but now you've mentioned that it's 1/3 off I'm going to order some right now! :)

    Ria x
    naturiabeauty.com

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    1. So glad it's on offer, i'm stocking up too! It's fab.
      xx

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  9. I need to get Bioderma this month,asap lol. I like the sound of the fake bake product, be great to have an even tan :) hehe
    http://kimiandme.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Hey, I love your blog, so nominated you for the Liebster Award - http://fashionbeautyme18.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/the-liebster-award-is-given-to-up-and.html
    xx

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  11. Love Bioderma!!

    Maddy @ www.BeautyBanterBlog.com

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  12. I'm in love with the body shop's fragrance mists at the moment! Great post!
    Carrie xxx
    Carrie:Brighton

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