What: Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
For: Chapped lips everywhere
Review: Love love love Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm. It tastes delicious (which, let’s face it, is probably the best thing about lip balm), nourishes lips, and leaves a gorgeously subtle berry tint on the lips. In fact, I’ve occasionally swiped the lip balm over my cheeks when leaving the office for that ‘I haven’t done a thing all day’ glow. And it lasts FOREVER. No weird gooey mess that you have to mash the lid into.
Okay, I know this is perhaps a couple of polish trends behind, but I can’t go past a greige polish - smart enough for work, cool enough for play. This one is Sheswai Lacquer in ‘Stoned’ - it is ‘3 FREE’ which means it contains no formaldehyde, toluene, or DBPs. Available here.
Review: Every wondered what it was like to shower in freshly squeezed orange juice? I hadn’t either, but after using this divine bodywash I am one step closer to knowing what that would feel like! This bodywash by Weleda is a divine way to start the day - it smells like fresh zesty oranges, and is creamy and moisturising. I’m loving this in winter to get me up & ready for the day, but imagine that it would also be delicious and refreshing to use in summer.
Verdict: It’s the Sunday brunch of bodywashes - 10/10!
What costs less than $4, is available from every supermarket, and does wonders for your hair, skin & body (not to mention cakes…)?! Bicarb soda.
I’ve been shaking a couple of teaspoons of bicarb with half a cup of water in a jar, then using to wash my face & rinse my hair in the shower. My skin is super soft after using this bicarb cleanser, and my boyfriend has found that his dandruff is now non-existent after switching from Head & Shoulders to bicarb shampoo.
A. So, did you know that the cosmetics industry is self-policed, and that the FDA pretty much washes its hands of anything claiming to be a cosmetic, just as long as there’s an ingredient list on the bottle? That there’s no pre-market…
What: Luminizer, highlighter, waker-upper, heaven in a pot.
For: Every cheek and browbone out there.
How: I like to pat the Luminizer over my cheekbones and browbones after I apply foundation, and before I apply (cream) blush. It also works over cream eyeshadow to add a nice glowy sheen. I’ve read that some people use it like a lip gloss but it seems a little too dry to work on my lips.
Result: Very natural dewy gloss. This isn’t a shimmery ‘going out’ type highlighter - it works for just an everyday glow & looks super natural.
Buy: from RMS Beauty website - http://www.rmsbeauty.com/
The Verdict: This is probably one of the most pure cosmetics you can buy. Clean, easy to use, and does exactly what is says - 10/10.