Recently, I was contacted by Georgia over at Chemist.co.uk who very kindly let me choose some bits which I deemed to be summer essentials. However, summer has very much passed now and a post about summer wouldn’t really make sense, so I just thought I’d show you guys what I chose and how I’ve been finding using it after the last couple of weeks.
I was in the market for a new moisturiser as my beloved Benefit Total Moisture was running out and, as much as I love it, I always like to try new things. I decided to go for the Elizabeth Arden moisturiser and its toner sister as I’d heard such good things about Elizabeth Arden skincare but was yet to try it myself. And, I have to say, I am very impressed. My skin feels extremely hydrated when I use these products – not to mention soft and supple. The pair have a subtle scent of calming lavender which I thought I’d find suffocating and ‘old-lady-ish’ but I don’t find that at all; the smell is very soft and fresh and perfect for night time. To keep my skin hydrated and clear, I’ve been using this in conjunction with some amazing products from The Ordinary and my beloved T-Zone cleanser.
I’ve been wanting to try LA Girl products for such a long time and when I saw that Chemist.co.uk stocked them, I was incredibly pleased. I decided to try the concealer as I’d heard so much about it online and was dying to try it. I tested this out a few weeks ago for the first time and I really did like it; for the price I paid it provided very good coverage and I really enjoyed the brush applicator that it has. In retrospect, the shade was probably a fraction too dark for me but it was the lightest they had on the site. This concealer needs setting – but what concealer doesn’t? – and is perfect medium coverage for blemishes and under the eyes. It’s also really inexpensive, but in my eyes it’s not as good as my Collection Lasting Perfection.
The Vaseline Shea Butter Lip Balm has always been one of my favourites due to it’s delicious taste and extremely moisturising properties. As the weather is turning colder, I’m turning to this lip balm more and more as it’s so hydrating and stops my lips from cracking and flaking, which they have been very prone to do! It tastes, to me, just like chocolate and it’s very hard to not lick my lips constantly when applying this. I also picked up a deodorant as I’ve been loving roll-ons at the moment and love the smell of aloe vera. It keeps me smelling fresh all day and the scent is very pleasant… and that’s all I can really say about that – it is deodorant after all!
I had been dying to try the Creme Puff blushes out ever since they launched which I believe was about two years ago. However, for some reason, I’d never picked them up. When I saw that Chemist.co.uk stocked them on their site, I was completely thrilled. I went for the shades ‘Lovely Pink’. as that sounded to me like the most ‘me’ shade and ‘Nude Mauve’, because I thought that would be very flattering for the autumn. I have to say, I love both of these blushes. Not only are they completely gorgeous in the pan but also on the face. They’re pigmented without giving you clown cheeks and blend so easily due to their fine mill and silky texture. If you’re in the market for a new drugstore blush, I highly recommend these beauties from Max Factor.
I mentioned this Argan Oil in my Haircare Essentials post and how I was sceptical at first about putting oil in my hair, but was so pleased with the results. Running a drop or two of this into damp hair and leaving it to air dry is really helping my hair from becoming too frizzy, which is what constant blow-drying had done to it. The oil gives my hair the smoothest, silkiest texture and I’m really impressed with it. I highly suggest getting some if your hair is in dire need of some life injected back into it like mine was.
So it turns out, coconut oil is the best thing ever. Seriously. Not only can it moisturise your skin, it’s also lovely to put in your hair as a sort of treatment, can remove your eye make up (yes, even mascara!) in the blink of an eye and is so inexpensive. I can’t believe how many purposes Coconut Oil has. The main reason that I chose some Coconut Oil was because I really didn’t believe the hype. I thought that it was just some nonsense and nothing could remove my eye make up like my Nivea remover, and nothing could moisturise my skin like Lush’s Dream Cream. However, I was clearly mistaken. The hype around coconut oil is very much justified and if you’re on a tight budget like I am and need some multi-purpose beauty items in your life then I highly recommend these.
I hope you guys enjoyed this little haul. I hardly ever do haul posts because I rarely buy enough stuff to justify a post, but I really enjoyed trying these things out from Chemist.co.uk, and I hoped that you enjoyed reading about them! What beauty products have you been loving this September?
*This post contains samples that were sent to me by a brand or PR. This post is not sponsored and all thoughts and opinions on the products are my own.*