T's Favourite Beauty Products - February Edition!

Saturday, 23 February 2013

I like to think I'm pretty clued up when it comes to fashion and how to dress myself. If my pals have a style dilemma, I'm always on standby to give advice! However, when it comes to beauty products, I'm not so educated.

I'm ashamed to admit I'm the girl who uses face wipes to remove her make-up. I know. However, I am trying to change my ways by investing in quality skincare/beauty products. I've decided I'm going to start posting (at least monthly) about the products I'm currently using and loving.

1. bareMinerals Renew & Hydrate Eye Cream (£23)
Not too long ago I had a mini freak out because I started to notice fine lines appearing around my eyes. Scared it was the beginning of the end, I confessed my fears to Jade who told me not to worry and that she knew just what I needed. A few days later (like magic) this cream arrived in the post. Since then I've been religiously slapping it on my under eyes before bed and although I'm not convinced it's affecting my fine lines/wrinkles, it is really refreshing! My under eyes do appear brighter and it lasts forever. It's a little expensive at £23, but considering how little I use every night, I'd say it's worth it.

2. Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturiser SPF 30 (£22 for 59ml)
Mario who? Okay, so if any professional beauty bloggers out there are reading this, I'm sorry I had never heard of Mario Badescu prior to this product. It came as part of the Harvey Nichols AW12 gift with purchase offer and is a decent sized sample. I have sensitive skin which can get a little dry during winter but this moisturiser is incredible! I'm not sure I'll need it during summer (I might switch to a cheaper one) but at this time of year it's perfect for banishing dry skin. I'm definitely going to buy the full version when this runs out! Love it.

3. Burt's Bees Ultimate Care Body Lotion (£11.99)
Confession time, this is my favourite body lotion ever. I've tried so many different lotions and none compare to this one. As mentioned above, I can get dry skin during winter, especially on my poor pins! I've tried all kinds of body butters, including products by Nivea, Dove, Vaseline, Body Shop and Soap & Glory but they have nothing on this bad boy! It's 99% natural and has a really nice consistency, like an expensive sun cream. It absorbs quickly and smells nice and natural. I actually have to hide this from my boyfriend who probably owns more Burt's Bees products than me. If you have dry skin, buy this. For more Burt's Bees lovin', check out J's review from last week!

4. Superdry Neon Blue Fragrance (£35 for 40ml)
I love this perfume. I think it's always a bit risky when brands branch into beauty as it can be a bit hit or miss, but the Superdry crew totally nailed their new fragrances. J reviewed the Neon Purple fragrance last year, and now Neon Blue is my new scent of choice. Every perfume I own is fruity and this one is no exception. It's light and smells like apples, melons and pears. If you're a fan of DKNY's Be Delicious, I guarantee you'll like this. Another thing worth mentioning is the bottle, the lid is partially attached so it's like a lighter lid! Awesome. My perfume lids are forever popping off and rolling under things so this little design feature is pretty neat.

Have you used any of these products? Do you have an recommendations for me?

T - Wannabe beauty queen. XoX


  1. I've never tried any of these products but think i'm going to have to try the Burt's Bees Moisturiser. I hate putting on a moisturiser that leaves your skin greasy so the fact that this one is quickly absorbed is a huge plus point for me


  2. the Burt's Bees lotion looks great!

  3. Thanks for the tips :)


  4. Wow great post really want to try out the burt's bees lotion and the bareminerals eye cream they sound amazing ! x


  5. the superdry perfume sounds so amazing, ive wanted to try one of them but like you said they an be abit hit and miss! :)


  6. That face cream sounds awesome, to be honest i've never heard of mario badescu either! Must check it out!

    Sita xx


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