Kind of a favourite post I guess! But months overdue!! Today I'm going to be talking makeup, skincare, nails, music and some random bits that I've been loving lately. First up is the Nivea Cleansing Toner. This has been in my skincare routine for a few months now and makes my skin feel so smooth. I apply this with a cotton pad after cleansing my face in the evening for a squeaky clean and toned feel. This is relatively cheap so great if you're on a budget. Next along is the Dove Summer Glow Nourishing Lotion. When the sun appears in the sky, my arms lap it up. Since getting tanned last year my arms seem to really take well to the sun. My legs however like to stay a pasty snow white colour! So thankfully this summer the Dove Summer Glow Lotion has come to my rescue. I apply this in the evening but not too close to going to bed so that it has time to sink into the skin. I find 2-3 evenings of applying this to my legs and I match up with the rest of my body again. Yay!!
Another product that's been impressing me is the Dove Fresh Anti-Perspirant. This is in the cucumber and green tea scent and it's honestly the nicest smelling deodorant I've ever used. This makes me feel all fresh and lovely when I apply it. Sticking to the green theme I've also been loving drinking the Pukka Supreme Matcha Green Tea. These are so refreshing and a great healthier alternative to drinking normal tea and coffee throughout the day. Also with it being in a tea bag form you don't get the horrible left over matcha powder at the bottom of your cup.
Onto a makeup item, and highlighter has become a staple in my makeup stash this summer. My dry/normal skin adores the Seventeen Skin Wow 3 Way Highlighter. I apply this as the last step of my face makeup with my beauty blender for a glowy cheek. This blends so beautifully and isn't too glittery, so you're not left looking like a glitter ball. The product can also be mixed into foundation for an all over glow or used as base/primer before foundation. Versatile and affordable! Since breaking up from uni for the summer I've loved painting my nails again. Obviously Barry M are still my favourite nail brand, the colours I've been sporting are Freestyle which is a dusty nude pink and Lady, a textured white polish that is great for using as a top coat to amp up any colour.
Two random favourites to finish, my Edinburgh playlist that I created on my spotify account has been pretty much the only thing I listen to these days. A mix of throwback songs with happy modern songs makes for my favourite type of playlist. Also, it's 7+hrs long and so made a great soundtrack to the drive to Edinburgh with my boyfriend. Last but not least I've been trying calligraphy and lettering this summer. I picked up 2 individual brush pens from Hobbycraft a few weeks ago, from Faber-Castell and they've made picking up calligraphy a dream. I still need a lot of practise but they're great for beginners I feel. So that's what I've been loving lately - let me know what's been taking your fancy in the past few weeks!