02 June 2014

Monthly Favourites: May

Another month done and dusted, cue hyperventilation! This month features mostly skincare products and only one makeup item. I've actually still been using a lot of last month's favourites, so these are just the "new" favourites. Let's get stuck in, yes?

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

I've really enjoyed using this balm cleanser at night to remove my makeup before going in with a second cleanser. It's a solid balm that you apply to dry (dirty) skin before removing it with a warm face cloth. It removes makeup effortlessly and feels silky on the skin. You can read my review of it here.

Human+Kind All-in-one Wash Off Facial Cleanser

Staying with cleansers, we have the Human+Kind cleanser that I read about on All Dolled Up. When you buy this all natural facial cleanser you get a super soft deep-cleansing face cloth with it. You can also buy a twin pack of these face cloths separately. The cleanser has a strong herby smell and doesn't have as much slip as normal cream cleansers. I like to use this in the morning and it feels nice and refreshing. It does make my skin slightly tight when I take too long to apply toner and moisturiser, but all in all I like the herby smell and the way it cleanses my skin. The face cloths are so soft and gentle. I actually prefer using these face cloths with more creamy cleansers as I find that the Human+Kind cleanser doesn't have that much slip. It feels like these face cloths retain the heat of hot water better, but that might just be my imagination.

Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner

The third skincare product is one that I've been using for months (and is actually now empty, with a new one waiting on the bathroom shelf). The Clarins exfoliating toner is just what it says: a toner that gently exfoliates your skin without the need to wash it off. I've heard you should only use this once or twice a week, but I use it every night (and no, my face hasn't fallen off yet!).

Nivea Creme Coconut  Shower Cream

I absolutely adore Nivea's bath and shower products. They smell so good and are very moisturising. The latest offering in the shower cream department comes in the form of pure coconutty goodness. The scent is not overpowering, I think even people who don't like coconut might like this.

Smashbox Browtech To Go

The last favourite for the month is an eyebrow product, strangely enough. I never really know what to do with my brows. I either look like I don't really have eyebrows, or I end up looking like Frida Kahlo. But this little pen thingy has changed all that. The one end is a twisty triangle-shaped crayon that isn't too soft and buttery, but not too hard and scratchy either. The other end is a tiny spoolie (yay for tiny spoolies!) with  gel. Perfect for on the go as you only need to take one product with you. I have it in "Taupe".

So that was May's favourites! Have you ever used any of these products?

Until next time!



  1. Love he smashbox brow product, works wonders.

    1. Me too! I was so surprised by it. Thanks for commenting! x

  2. I also LOVE my brow tech! It is so awesome! I love the way you write, I can totally hear you saying it! Great post! :)

    1. I've literally been using mine every day since I got it. Thank you so much for the kind words and for taking the time to leave a comment! x