Monday 20 April 2020

Five Things I’m Loving | April 2020

coverfx blush foreo pineapple exfoliating powder review

Hey everyone! Hope you are all doing well! Today I want to talk about a few products I have been loving lately! Most of these are pretty new additions to my skincare and makeup regime over the past three months but I’m starting with one that’s been a firm favourite for three years now and that’s my Foreo LUNA go for combination skin cleansing brush! 

foreo luna go review

Thanks to self-isolation/working from home and not having to rush out the door every morning I have been spending a lot longer on my skincare routine including using this a lot more often and it has really reignited my love for it! This feels super gentle on my skin and the pulsations last for 1 minute with a little pause to let you know when to move to the next section of your face. After this, you can turn it round for another minute on a lower setting which concentrates on the anti-aging  in wrinkle prone areas! After use, my skin feels clean, smooth and plump! It’s size makes it the perfect travel companion, it works well with all my cleansers (I tend to use this in the morning or as a second cleanse in the evening so I’m using gel cleansers mostly!) and it’s rechargeable so well worth the investment at £85 in my opinion!

More recently, I was sent two exciting products through PR, the first of which is the Dermalogica Invisible Physical Defence SPF 30*. I am the first to admit that I can be pretty slack with SPF especially in the winter so this couldn’t have been sent to me at a better time! Despite not being out and about as much due to the current lockdown, I am loving getting into good habits and wearing SPF is one of them! This is a physical sunscreen (protects against UVA and UVB rays by sitting on the skin and scattering the UV rays away from the skin) as opposed to chemical (absorb UV rays, change them into heat then release from the skin). 

Dermalogica invisible physical defence spf30 review

Like the name suggests, its main selling point is that is it invisible! Now when first applied there is definitely a white cast but upon massaging it into my face it does turn invisible – yay! The SPF contains protective zinc oxide, soothing bioactive mushroom complex and antioxidant green tea, this is perfect for sensitive skin, even on babies! I apply this after my moisturiser and find it to sit really well under both primer and foundation which is amazing as a makeup wearer and there is absolutely no pilling! An SPF 30 is perfect for me and I am really impressed with this! It’s £49 for 50ml which I think is a fair price point for the quality and amount of product! As with all Dermalogica products this is cruelty free, vegan, paraben free, gluten free and free from artificial fragrances and colours!

Around the same time, the Good Molecules Pineapple Exfoliating Powder* also dropped into my mail box and this is a brand that has impressed me so much since using their products! The products, ingredients, packaging and pricing are just too good to miss! This one comes in glass packaging like most of their other products so they are not great for travelling and that is the only negative I have! The product itself is an exfoliating powder made from rich starch and pineapple enzymes as well as Vitamin C to gently exfoliate and brighten. I just pour about a teaspoon sized amount into my hand, add water and then gently massage the paste onto my face before rinsing with warm water. This is gentle enough to use in the morning, it never makes my face look red or inflamed and my face is smooth and free of any dry flakes of skin after use! It reminds me of the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant which is another favourite of mine but this one is much more affordable at $16 for 60g. Good Molecules are cruelty free, gluten free and never test on animals! See my review on some of their other products here! 

Another exfoliation favourite is The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution which I got in a Cult Beauty GWP a few months ago and have been loving ever since. It’s a blood red mask that you leave on dry skin for no longer than 10 minutes and let me tell ya this one tingles! I tend to use this once a week and I’ve been so impressed with the results – it really smooths my skin making the texture look much better, pores less congested and blemishes less prominent. Oh, and the best part? It’s £6.30 for 30ml!

coverfx cheek duo blush review mojave mauve

Finally, I have one new makeup favourite in my daily rotation and it’s the CoverFX Cheek Duo Blush in Mojave Mauve which you have probably seen floating about as it’s so instagrammable! Naya first drew my attention to these and I knew I had to have one! Despite being on a try not to buy (because I obviously can’t manage a full ban on spending) I couldn’t fight the urge and picked this up when Feel Unique had 20% off. It was a toss-up between this shade or Pink Dahlia but that was out of stock! Mojave Mauve is a super pretty mauve pink shade and I love that there is a matte shade and shimmer shade as you can use these individually or together! The compact is very weighty so feels luxe and though the outside white packaging looks simple it’s what insides that counts! The blush is pigmented, long-lasting and the finish on both shades is beautiful so I’m impressed and can see myself picking up one or two more shades in the future and it’s £30 for 14.5g!

Anyway, that’s my most recent favourites! Congratulations if you got to the end of this blogpost! I’d love to know if you have tried any of the above and what you though or if not please let me know your current favourite blush, SPF or exfoliating product! 

*denotes a PR sample that was sent to me. All opinions are my own. See my full disclosure here. 

Danielle xx

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  1. I've seen so many positive reviews about the Luna cleanser!! I've also been loving The Ordinary Peeling Solution, it has done wonders for my skin xx

    - Charlotte /

    1. Such a great budget buy isnt it! And yes, i couldn't be without my Luna now! xx

  2. The CoverFX blush duo looks pretty shades. The only exfoliating powder I have tried and love is the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant.

  3. I have a foreo and I keep forgetting to use it! I should really use my exfoliator or cleanser on it, especially at the moment as my skin is so dry! xx

    1. Yes defintitely! I havent tried an exfoliator with it before but it's so gentle with a cleanser! xx

  4. Replies
    1. Super pretty! I'm glad I treated myself to it! xx

  5. I've never actually heard of Good Molecules before - I don't think - but I love the sound of that exfoliator it sounds so interesting! That blush is also gorgeous!
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

    1. Ooh definitely check them out Charlotte! Such a great brand and so affordable too! xx

  6. I haven't tried all of these yet! Haha. But something I could experiment on during these quarantine days!

    Jil |

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    1. One of my favoruite skincare brands and one of the most affordable too! xx

  8. The Cover FX duos are calling out to me - I really want to try them, gutted I missed 20% off!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. Yes there are a couple more shades I want too! I know, Feel Unique hardly ever seem to do them anymore! xx


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