Beauty Favourites: May 2017

Beauty Favourites: May 2017

There’s rather a summery theme to this month’s beauty favourites; it feels a little early in the year to be cracking out the sunscreens and the beachy scents but we’ve had a run of hot days and so I’ve been in all-out floaty dress and flip-flop mode.

Talking of beachy scents, for the past few weeks I’ve been coating myself from head to toe in something called Bum Bum Cream. It’s not what you’d imagine – though from my recent post titles (sex in a lay-by, dad wrote a porno, overactive tits, etc) I would forgive you for thinking it was something naughty. It smells like cake, sun lotion and a hint of aftershave. Which makes it sound gross, but it’s strangely addictive. It’s like a sexed-up version of Laura Mercier’s Creme de Pistache body cream and has a similar luxury price-tag, but the Bum Bum contains guarana, which is apparently a really powerful form of caffeine and so helps with circulation and toning in the – er – bum bum region. Because who doesn’t want hyperactive and jittery arse cheeks?

So, May favourites: SPFs, sexy scents, a cooling facial spray and a few choice makeup items. Randomly, this favourites also features raspberry liquorice – I was chomping my way through a bag of it whilst filming, so it seemed rude not to give it some recognition. It’s my current sugary poison and it’s how I’ve been fuelling my poor, nutrient-deficient body when I can’t (be bothered to) get to the kitchen. I really need to have some sort of dietary shake-up but am seriously lacking in motivation – some days are excellent, with superfoods and nuts and vegetables galore, others see me eat pastries for breakfast and lunch and then a couple of crumpets with jam for supper. Oh dear. Time for an overhaul methinks…

I’m wearing this dress from Oasis in a size 12: http://tidd.ly/54823c45*

Chanel Nail Polish in Coquillage: http://bit.ly/2qP4H1K*

Tanya Burr Matte Lipstick in Bear Hug: http://bit.ly/2qOPUo1*

Rimmel Scandleyes in Bad Girl Bronze: http://bit.ly/2s8Hmfl*

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Body Spray: http://bit.ly/2s8lYXL* – fragrance review here: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2016/…

Brazilian Bum Bum Cream: http://bit.ly/2rAQQgF*

Mario Badescu Spritz: http://bit.ly/2qOV3MP*

Panda Raspberry Liquorice: http://amzn.to/2suFyLg*

La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF50: http://tidd.ly/dec50595*

NARS Laguna Body Tint SPF30: http://bit.ly/2rB1nZk*

Aurelia Botanical Cream Deodorant: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2017/…*

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6 Comments

  1. June 6, 2017 / 8:41 am

    Hyperactive and jittery bum cheeks? I don’t think I will be able to get that picture out of my head all day…

  2. June 6, 2017 / 11:48 am

    ive heard so many good things about the mario badescu spray, i think i may have to try it out xx

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  3. Anna
    June 6, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    What do you think of denat. alcohol in spf?

    • June 6, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      I think it depends on how well something has been formulated. I have quite a few products that I absolutely love that contain AD, but the ingredient is balanced out with others and serves a purpose. In the Anthelios it helps to keep it lightweight, but it’s in no way drying on the skin. x

      • Anna
        June 6, 2017 / 9:03 pm

        Thanks!!

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