It's been a while since my last monthly favourites, but seeing as I've been trying out lots of new products during May, I thought now would be the perfect time to show you my top 5 picks:
In my quest to find a new moisturiser, I recently stumbled upon Ren hydra calm global protection day cream. Specifically designed for sensitive skin, hydra calm doesn't contain any SPF (my biggest cause of break outs) or anti-ageing ingredients. It does however feel very calming on application, and despite being quite a thick cream, absorbs quickly, and keeps my skin well hydrated without making it too oily during the day.
As you may know, I love anything that's citrus scented, and this new Organic surge citrus mint shower gel is perfect for waking me in the mornings. With extracts of mint, lemon and orange, this smells absolutely amazing. Currently on offer at £3.26, I think this is a real bargain and because it's SLS free, it's refreshing without being too drying on the skin.
On days when I've needed a bit more hydration, I've been using the new Nivea in shower body moisturiser skin conditioner. Manly packaging aside, this really is an innovative new product. You simply apply it as you would a normal shower gel, rinse away, and it leaves your skin feeling lightly moisturised, soft and smooth. As I'm always in a rush in the mornings and never have time for body lotion, this is a real must have.
As much as I love experimenting with lipsticks and crayons, I'll always be a lipgloss girl at heart. Recently I've been loving the new Guerlain maxi shine in 468 candy strip. Candy strip is the most gorgeous coral pink shade, and because the formula is enriched with oils, it's non sticky, long lasting, and mostly importantly, super nourishing on the lips. Look out for a full review and swatches of some of the other shades later this week.
And last but not least, I've finally ditched my beloved BB creams in favour of Revlon nearly naked foundation. 130 shell is the perfect match for my NC25 skintone, and it gives just the right amount of light-medium coverage without being too cakey or oily. I usually apply with my fingertips, and I find the finish to be very natural, almost like a second skin. The only downside? It comes in a pour out glass bottle and I would love it if they changed it to a pump instead.
Have you tried any of these products? What have you been loving this month?