Sunday 27 September 2020

Five Things I’m Loving | September 2020

rice toner review fenty good molecules garden of wisdom dr jart

Hi guys and welcome back to another favourites instalment! These are the products I can’t stop reaching for currently and it’s skincare heavy! But, to start with, I cannot get enough of the Fenty Beauty PRO FILT’R Soft Matte Longwear Foundation! I picked this up a couple of months ago when I was buying the new slip shine lipstick as Boots had 15% off and I had went through a couple of bottles years ago and wanted to try again. It’s a beautiful, full coverage, matte foundation that does a really good job of covering my acne. I find after about 6 hours of wear I do need to powder again as my skin is combo/oily but this doesn’t cause the foundation to wear off! It doesn’t quite beat Estee Lauder Double Wear for me (I don’t think anything will) but it’s a really nice alternative for when I want something different and the finish is beautiful! At £27 it’s not the cheapest but Boots regularly have it on offer and the shade range is impressive too! 


Moving onto skincare, I went toner crazy a few months ago and the one I find myself reaching for most often is the I’m From Rice Toner. This is a milky, hydrating toner that contains rice extract to brighten the skin as well as my old favourite niacinamide too! I love using this in the morning as it feels calming and balancing as well as brightening and doesn’t dry my skin out so it feels well prepped for my next skincare steps and makeup. It's £26 and I picked it up from Tonic 15 and they always have a 10 or 15% off discount kicking about too! 


Following toner (and facial mist) I have been using the Garden of Wisdom Hyaluronic Acid Serum every day and it has quickly joined the Good Molecules hyaluronic acid in my budget hall of fame (I don’t rate the Ordinary or Inkey List’s hyaluronic acids at all). I love the texture of this, it feels like a very lightweight gel and it spreads easily over my face sinking in quickly. My skin has a tendency to be get dehydrated but since using this I have noticed a big reduction in the patches of dehydration I normally get around my nose and chin and at £10 it won’t break the bank! I recently picked up a few more of GOW’s products as I’ve been so impressed with this one!


I’ve also been using the Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting Serum* almost daily - this is my second bottle of this serum though first in the new “nothing to hide ingredients list’’ version! Good Molecules have recently updated their packaging to include how much of each ingredient is in their products and I love the transparency! This contains 2% Cetyl Tranexamate Mesylate which works to improve the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation as well as 4% niacinamide to target pores, uneven skin texture and oiliness! I have really been struggling with acne over the last few months and am due to go on Roaccutane within the next month but I have seen such an improvement in my pigmentation, especially on my jawline and chin area, since using this and my skin looks more even overall. It feels very gentle, can be used morning and night and at $12 is a steal!  

good molecules discoloration correcting serum review

Finally, I have to mention the Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Cream, another old favourite that has been repurchased. I picked this up again earlier in the year but only opened it last month and I still love it as much as ever! This is more of a balm than a standard moisturising cream and never leaves my skin feeling greasy. It’s packed full of ceramides and hyaluronic acid and locks hydration in all day. It also sits really well under makeup, I never bother with primer when I use this as my makeup always sits better with it anyway! It’s pricey but the tube lasts for ages as a little goes a long way!


So those are my current favourites! I would love to hear what you thought of these if you have tried them! Most of these will work well for me when I start Roaccutane too which is good but if you have any hydration favourites please let me know those too! 


*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. That rice toner sounds really gorgeous! My LYMIN code works for most brands on LF until the end of the year! x


  2. That rice toner sounds great.

  3. I love the Fenty foundation! I went through a whole bottle last year.

    1. It's such a good one isnt it! I'd like to try the hyrating one too this winter! xx

  4. always love fonts beauty !
    would love to try the i'm from toner!

  5. I heard great things about Fenty foundation but I still didn't have chance to try it.

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  6. I need to get my hands on the Rice Toner. I keep hearing fabulous things about it! As for the rest, you know I am a Fenty gal too! Time for us to get you one of her gloss bombs xx


  7. I have to finally buy this foundation because tempt me for a long time: D Lovely faves ❤️❤️

  8. I see a lot of people using the rice toner but i honestly dont have any time for toners but this one looks pretty good

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    1. Oh thats a pity, I really love them as a skincare step! xx

  9. Still need to try that Fenty Beauty.

  10. I feel like i'm the only blogger left yet to try good molecules. There's definitely quite a few products on my wish list from them, x

    1. I absolutely love their products! Such good prices! xx


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