Thursday, 9 July 2020

A Summer Beauty & Skincare Haul

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It's been quite a while since I last shared a beauty haul and beauty has definitely taken a back seat on my blog this year. I've been sharing lots of recipes, many book reviews and a few travel posts over the last few months which I've really enjoyed writing so there's still been plenty of content but I thought now it was about time I talk about some of my current beauty buys. I did share a few of these in my recent skincare routine but as I've been picking bits up here and there for weeks now, there's a few extra bits I wanted to chat about too. So here's a little Summer beauty and skincare haul to see me through the next few months!
flatlay - pink background, pomegranate candle to the left. Sanctuary Spa Warming Gel, Vitamin E Facial Wash in the centre. Pink & red nail polishes around it with the L'oreal bronzer and blush

L'oreal True Match Foundation

The first thing I picked up recently as I was running low is the L'oreal True Match Foundation. I don't think they're particularly the best brand to be buying from at the moment so I'm definitely going to shop around next time and see what else is out there but for now it'll do. I just find this works with my skin really well and when I find a foundation I like, I never want to deviate from it. I've always loved how easy this is to blend in and it's got such a lightweight formula so never feels heavy on my skin which is just the worst, especially in Summer.
L'oreal True Match Foundation on wooden chopping board, closeup

Rimmel 60 Second Super Shine Nail Polishes

I have a huge Soap & Glory toiletry bag that I use for my nail polishes but I noticed recently that so many of them are past their best. They've either pretty much ran out, dried out or just aren't shades I'd go for anymore so a massive sort out is needed. When browsing Superdrug for some essentials, I spotted some new additions to the Rimmel 60 Second Super Shine range so I grabbed some that I thought would be ideal for Summer. I've been wearing the pastel pink shade 'Sweet Retreat' so much over the last few months and I've been so impressed with how well it lasts. The shade 'Gimme Some Of That' is a fuschia pink, another colour that I go for a lot during this time of year and finally the shade 'Double Decker Red' is as you can tell, a deep red. I love a red nail polish all year round so I can see myself wearing this a lot!
3 Rimmel nail polishes on wooden chopping board. Pastel Pink, Fuschia Pink & Deep Red shades

L'oreal Back To Bronze Bronzer

I'm a big fan of the 'Life's A Peach' blush, I mean it smells like actual peaches! It's such a gorgeous shade and I can't get enough of it so when I saw I was coming to the end of my current contour kit, I thought I'd try the 'Back To Bronze' Bronzer from the same brand. I've not used this much so far but I love that it gives a really natural look as that's definitely what I go for.
L'oreal Back To Bronze Bronzer held up, L'oreal Life's A Peach Blush next to it

Sanctuary Spa De-Stress Warming Body Balm

I ordered the Warming Body Balm on a whim after seeing a fellow blogger share it on Instagram and I just thought it would be heaven for days where I'm aching or feeling tense. I found it on LookFantastic for £10 but it doesn't seem to be available anywhere else from what I've seen so I'm not sure if it's an older product & being discontinued or really new and it's just not had that much promotion yet? Either way, I've tried it several times now and I absolutely love it. It has a thick serum like texture and is perfect for applying to any sore areas. I've found it so relaxing on aching legs! As it's self-heating, as soon as you apply to an area of skin, your skin warms up and it's like you can feel it working immediately. It takes some getting used to but it makes such a difference. It utilises the benefits of Ginger and Rosemary too which are known for their tension-easing abilities and it smells beautiful.
Sanctuary Spa De-Stress Warming Body Balm on desk in front of musical programs

The Body Shop Vitamin E Range

As mentioned in my recent skincare routine post, I finally tried the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop and I am SO impressed. It's a range that has been recommended to me time after time so when my skin seemed to have a bit of a breakdown when we first went into lockdown, I thought there was no better time than to finally switch up some of the products I was using. I already use the Camomile Cleansing Butter from The Body Shop to remove my makeup so I got the Vitamin E Facial Wash and the Toner. I've been using the facial wash after I've removed my makeup and then the toner after that to ensure I've got rid of everything before applying my moisturiser. Every time I do a full skincare routine, my skin feels rejuvenated and I'm always left with that silky smooth feeling. I'm really tempted to get some more bits from the range now including the night cream and the face mist.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Toner & Facial Wash on desk in front of musical programs
I've tried not to buy too many unnecessary items during lockdown and I think I don't think I did too bad for the majority of it but when things run out they need replacing and there's no harm in treating yourself too! I'd love to know if you've tried any of the products I've shared? What's your current fave skincare product?

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Heather Nixon said...

That boy balm sounds so nice x

Riana Ang-Canning said...

These items look great! I love The Body Shop and am in need of a new toner!

Nic said...

Thanks for sharing, your haul the products all look great :)

Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

Sarah Trademark said...

I want to try the warming balm!! xx

Loren said...

Thanks for sharing these products the Body Shops's toner sounds amazing (plus I love the colour/bottle)

Loren |

Kelly~Diane said...

You've mentioned some great products. There is something so luxurious about Sanctuary Spa products.

Sophie said...

You got some great bits, that bronzer looks like such a natural and pretty shade x


Tiffany Timms said...

It's such a lovely product x

Tiffany Timms said...

I'm such a fan of their skincare x

Tiffany Timms said...

Thank you :)

Tiffany Timms said...

I really recommend it! It's so soothing x

Tiffany Timms said...

I'm loving using the toner x

Tiffany Timms said...

So true, I definitely want to try more from them x

Tiffany Timms said...

It's the perfect shade for me x

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