It feels like forever since I've done a general favourites-style round-up, and seeing as we've reached the half year point of 2017 (I know, how?!), now felt like a good time to chat through what's been floating my boat lately in terms of skincare and beauty. There have been quite a few standouts of 2017 but these 6 are the creme de la creme - the ones that have made the biggest change to my routine. So let's get into what makes them so fab!

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser: I'm starting with this one because I've reviewed it most recently and I'm going to say the least about it - everything I need to say is in this post in detail. However, it deserves a nod because it has literally changed my morning and evening skincare routine. Je regrette rien. The only thing I'm worried about is the day this runs out if Glossier hasn't reached UK shores!

MAC Liptensity in Smoked Almond: MAC just bringing it again with the everyday nude staple! This colour is a more intense, matte version of Patisserie - when I'm looking to do a bit more of a face for work, this is my most-often reached for colour. The formula is intense, comfortable and dries down to a matte but goes on fairly smoothly - it's one of the more comfortable matte formulas I've tried for a good amount of colour payoff and staying power. For me it comes off in a comfortable place between a 90s style brown nude and a 'my lips but better' colour - the swatches at Temptalia do it justice. A fantastic staple, I really want to try more from this formula.

Ultrasun Face SPF 30: It has reached that tiny passage of time in England that we call 'summer' and there's been something of a heatwave going on in recent days (I know, try not to scare it off), so SPF has become necessary again. Having used up all my tried-and-trues during my recent holiday to Dubai, I tried this sample over the weekend and I have to say, for a fuss-free facial SPF that does the job, this is great. Simple, no white cast, and protective - everything you need!

It! Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+: I'll be doing a more in-depth review of this baby soon but suffice it to say that since I purchased this, it has replaced my other bases as my everyday wear choice. I wear this to work and it looks natural, glowy, and matte but not uncomfortable on the skin. It doesn't settle into creases or leave any dry patches, but I would suggest wearing a hydrating primer underneath if your skin verges on the parched side. I love the way this makes my skin look and I've even had compliments on how radiant I've looked when I've worn it. Winner.

Bite Beauty Multistick in Almond: Oh Bite Beauty, how do I love thee. These multisticks are genius and this brown nude is absolutely stunning - I'll wear it as a statement lip if I want to go for a 'look', but where I've been getting a ton of use out of this is as an everyday blush shade. If I'm stuck for where to go, this colour always just brings a lot of life to my cheeks and helps pull everything together. I've not tried this as an eye shade yet but I'd be wary as the formula is quite drying and I tend to get eczema on my eyelids. However I've only read good things, so maybe this is something I just need to bite the bullet and try!

Garnier Micellar Water for Sensitive Skin: I didn't think anything could replace Bioderma as my favourite micellar but wouldn't you know it, Garnier have gone and done it. This is simple, weightless, powerful for removing eye make up that even Bioderma struggled with sometimes, and I love the way it doesn't dry out my skin. It has totally kicked out all other make up removers for me, and the price point is so great, I cannot fault it. Stocking up, big time! 


  1. I feel really proud that one of these items I forced you to buy, one was a recommendation and one I smuggled back from America for you. You and I are a beauty dream team.

    1. Sometimes all you need in life is an enabler friend and a bank balance. And sometimes not even the latter. T xx


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