Sunday, 12 May 2013

New Skincare Favourites

I'm back! Apologies for my massive absence recently. As I mentioned in my last post, I have been going through the final few weeks of hell in the run up to my final deadline at university. My deadline is on Friday which means I will then be finished forever! Scary times! But as I am feeling much more on top of things now I thought I would take a break and write a long overdue blog post about some of my new favourite beauty items. These are all items that I was lucky enough to receive in the Nottingham bloggers meet up last month, and I have been using religiously ever since.

1) Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream 

My absolute favourite new product which I am very upset is nearly finished is the Ginvera Green Tea Nude Cover BB Cream.This product is an absolute dream and I have been using it everyday since I received it. It is the perfect colour for me and gives the perfect amount of coverage. It evens skin tone, covers blemishes whilst also being light and moisturising. It leaves my skin looking radiant and glowing, the perfect combination. Plus it has SPF 30, so is great for everyday wear. I also love the fact it has green tea in it, which will all know does wonders for the skin. At £18 for 25ml its verging towards a high end product but I will definitely be treating myself and purchasing this again when it runs out! 

Available here

2) Antipodes Divine Face Oil 

My second favourite product is the Antipodes Divine Face Oil which I won at the #NottsBBMeet! I have heard so many amazing things about this product so was beyond excited to win and give it a go. I seem to have quite a wide collection of face oils now and I think this is definitely one of my favourites. The organic avocado oil and rosehip give the oil the most amazing calming smell that instantly relaxes you. It is perfect for tired and stressed skin, which is definitely me at the moment, so is great for revitalising a dull complexion. It is also great for sun damage, scars and wrinkles. Therefore, I think this will be an essential product of mine for now and the future. Also, because you only use 2-3 drops a time, it will last forever!

Available here for £18.99/30ml

3) Q Awe The Fine Fragrance Body Spray

My favourite bargain product right now has to be the Q Awe The Fine Fragrance Body Spray. This body spray is an absolute bargain at £2.29 for 100ml. I was using this for ages thinking it was an expensive item then couldn't believe it when I found out how cheap it was. The scent is the most amazing thing, so refreshing and light and perfect for the upcoming summer. I use this everyday now and it instantly wakes me up and makes me smell fresh even if I'm not feeling fresh! I'm not a big fan of body sprays and only ever wear perfume but this has definitely converted me to a lighter scent for summer. 

Available here

4) Neal and Wolf Hold and Sine Spray 

I have found a new favourite hair care brand. After using their shampoo and conditioner and this Hold and Shine Spray, I now want to own everything from their range. The shine spray is a perfect cross between hairspray and shine serum, giving the benefits of both in one. It smells delicious and leaves my hair feeling glossy and shiny whilst giving day-long hold. This is definitely a new staple in my hair care routine! 

Available here for £11.95/250ml 

5) Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

Finally, I couldn't mention my favourites without talking about this wonder product. The Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask works wonders for renewing tired and dull skin. I used the mask on clean skin after cleansing then left it on for 10 minutes. I then washed it off with a muslin cloth and warm water. My skin felt absolutely amazing afterwards and I felt more radiant and glowing. You do get a tingly feeling when it's on your face which worried me slightly at first thinking I was getting an allergic reaction but then I read this was supposed to happen. It's just the mask working its magic to reveal fresher, exfoliated skin. At £30 for 50ml, its not cheap, but used once a week is the perfect pick-me-up for tired skin!

Available here

So there you have it, some of my new favourite products that I have discovered recently. I still haven't had the chance to try everything in my #NottsBBMeet goody bag so I'm sure there will be plenty of new discoveries coming soon. Have you tried any of these products? What do you think? 


  1. All Neal and Wolf products smell LUSH! I have the shampoo and apart from when I use it, I just occasionally have a little sniff haha Is that so wrong? lol



  2. I have the Neal and Wolf shape paste which i think is fab! :)
    thanks for your link on twitter!

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  4. Totally agree that the Antipodes Face Oil is amazing! I'm a huge fan of facial oils and this is one of my faves.
    Great post!
    Thanks for leaving your link from the bbloggers chat as well ^_^