One: Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
I've been using this bad boy as a primer for a good month now, and it's the best priming product I've tried hands down. It's extra gentle and non-irritating and alleviates dryness and removes redness, all while being 100% alcohol free (unlike most after shave balms). The glycerine in the balm acts as a glue for foundation, creating a wonderful base for your make-up to stick to without being gluggy or pore clogging. Foundation just glides on so smoothly and evenly over this, adhering to the base and blending absolutely beautifully, leaving me with a flawless, non-cakey finish. You can see my full review here.
Two: MOR Marshmallow Body Lotion
This. Smells. So. Wonderful! I'm not normally one for expensive(ish) body lotions; the cheap stuff works just fine for me, but this quickly became one of my favourites after receiving it as a Christmas present last year. Basically, you know it's a damn good product when I, Christie the stinge ,would happily spend $35 of her own money on a bottle of moisturiser. And that I would, my friends. That I would. The cream itself is luxurious yet lightweight and soothes and moisturises instantly. One bottle will last a very long time. I've been using it daily since December 26 and I doubt I've used even a quarter of the stuff. Did I mention the scent?
Three: Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
I finally took the plunge and picked up a bottle of the matte and poreless offering from Maybelline. *is late to the party* I hadn't found even one foundation that compares to my beloved Rimmel Match Perfection up until I give this a whirl and you know what? I think this one has beaten it. The fact that it doesn't come with a pump (why, Maybelline whyyy?!) put me off to begin with, but finally giving it a try has showed me that it's a small price to pay for the result. It applies easily, doesn't settle in to any lines and looks good without the need for touch-ups all day. Plus there's that whole matte thing. You know I love a good matte thing. I wouldn't recommend if you have dry skin, however.
Four: Swisse Manuka Honey Detoxifying Facial Mask
I'm pretty lazy when it comes to face masks. The simple cleanse, tone and moisturise routine worked well enough for me, but the prospect of an antibacterial detoxifying mask intrigued me. I'll start by saying that this would be extremely beneficial to oily skinned gals (and guys, no hate). I don't have particularly oil-prone skin, and yet, this mask still managed to draw little puddles of oil from my face. Yes! You can literally see the gunk coming out of your skin as the mask dries. Gross, but cool. It also doesn't dry out my skin once I wash it off; I honestly don't ever feel like I needed to re-hydrate after use, despite all the oils lost throughout the process. Nope, I'm just left with smoother, softer, healthier skin. There are no losers here. None.
Five: Essie 'Bikini so Teeny' Nail Polish
Essie would have to be my favourite nail polish brand, and I think Bikini so Teeny would have to be my favourite Essie shade. Although we're coming in to Autumn here in Australia, I've re-discovered my love for this happy Springtime shade after months and months of nail neglect.
What products are you loving lately?