Sunday, 28 March 2021

Five Things I’m Loving | March 2021

I know there are a few days left but March has absolutely flown by! And, as of today, I am beauty purchase free for the month so no spending report from me, yay! Instead, I thought I would share some recent favourites! 

 

beauty favourites dermalogica nars good molecules sand&sky

The priciest item I have today was kindly sent over by Dermalogica and it’s their Neck Fit Contour Serum* RRP £75. Now, having a dedicated neck serum is not a necessity for everyone, but, since turning 30, I am increasingly interested in products targeted towards aging skin. Neck skin is thinner and more delicate than the skin on your face as well as being more vulnerable to UV damage especially if using fragrance. Finally, and my main issue – the skin on your neck is more prone to creasing from tech neck and constantly looking down like me with my phone and iPad! The serum claims to lift and tighten, smooth fine lines and protect skin against pollution while delivering retinol-like results and strengthening the skins moisture barrier. I cannot get over the difference in my neck since using this! First off, the roller applicator is so cooling and relaxing to apply, it dispenses the perfect amount and then you turn the nozzle off and continue to roll in. It really has targeted the creases I had been noticing more and more and my neck has never felt so soft, smooth and toned and those fine lines are nowhere near as noticeable anymore! I cannot recommend this enough if you are concerned about aging skin on your neck and I can’t wait to see continued results from more use!

 

Moving from the most to least expensive of the items I want to tell you about today and the Good Molecules Yerba Mate Wake Up Eye Gel* RRP $6 has slotted in very nicely as my current eye gel! Yerba Mate is a tree from South America and a source of antioxidants and polyphenols which help to slow the appearance of aging caused by UV rays. It also contains peptides, caffeine and hyaluronic acid so works to hydrate and revitalise tired, puffy eyes. The gel is so cooling and sinks in easily making it a perfect base under makeup. My skin is hydrated, bags are depuffed and look brighter and I am also obsessed with the fun, bright packaging! This also featured in my Best Budget Skincare post! 

 

PM skincare routine ft. sand&sky, good molecules and dermalogica

 

Next up, the newest foundation to my collection, the NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation RRP £28 and one I have been wearing constantly since I got it! NARS claims that it is oxidation proof and provides full, natural looking coverage and I would have to agree! Coverage is definitely full but not cakey and while it provides a matte finish it still lets some natural shine come through without the base disintegrating! It claims to last 16 hours though I haven’t had any reason to test it that long but it lasts well throughout a day of work and my mask being on and off! It also comes in a very generous 45ml size and I love the squeezy bottle! NARS recommend applying with fingers but I apply with a damp BeautyBlender and don’t think this has affected the coverage or finish! I plan to do a full review of this later in the year once I am off Roaccutane and my skin becomes more oily again so I can test how it performs fully as at the minute I would class my skin as “normal”. See the haul it was included in in my Beauty Spend Report forJanuary! 

 

nars soft matte foundation deauville review

Sticking with NARS and an oldie but a goodie - NARS Laguna Bronzing Powder RRP £30. A bronzer with a subtle golden shimmer running through it, this has been a favourite of mine for years since it was included in the Steven Klein palette way back when! I upgraded to a single pan in Sephora a couple of years ago and it’s been used regularly ever since! I neglected it recently as I was trying to hit pan on my Fenty bronzer which I was successful in (woohoo!) so I have set my sights back on this one as its already got a pretty good dip in the pan. It really gives the most natural, sunkissed warmth to my face and also adds a little contour without looking harsh. It is such a fool proof shade for lighter complexions and is so flattering on the skin! It is easily buildable, and leaves a beautiful healthy glow! A must have in your makeup bag if you ask me! I have another review of it here along with the matte version! 

 

NARS laguna bronzer review

Last but not least, the Sand&Sky Enzyme Powder Polish* RRP £44.90 (code DANIELLES for 10% off) deserves a shout out as it’s such a beautiful gentle exfoliator that has been perfect for my skin while on Roaccutane. The powder is ultra-fine, full of antioxidants and on contact with water it turns pink! It doesn’t feel gritty at all which is amazing for me at the moment as I can’t use anything too harsh but my skin always looks smoother and brighter after use and never looks red or feels tight or dry! It is very similar to Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and Good Molecules Pineappple Exfoliating Powder but this is the gentler of the three! 

 

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sand&sky enzyme powder polish review

So that’s my current favourites! Let me know if you have tried any of these and what your favourite products are right now!

 

*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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18 comments

  1. I love Laguna - it's a classic! I'm really enjoying the Dermalogica neck contour too x

    Beautylymin

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    1. It never gets old! The neck serum has impressed me so much! xx

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  2. Would love to see a full recommendation of that nars foundation! Also that eye cream has been EVERYWHERE! Xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. I will get working on that! Haha it has hasn't it, such a good one! xx

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  3. The powder polish sounds so interesting! The foundation really is incredible, mine moves a little bit from my chin - need to find a primer to keep it on! x

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    1. It is so gentle, I love it! Ah I hope you find one soon! xx

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  4. I love that lip mask. It was my go-to last year. So, so good!

    www.fashionradi.com

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  5. Ahh I love that NARS bronzer, such a cult classic. x

    Zoey | www.zoeyolivia.com

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  6. Oooh I love Laguna bronzer! It's definitely a cult classic xx

    lenne | lennezulkiflly.com

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  7. That nars foundation sounds so interesting. I'll need to check it out! x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  8. I am so glad that I have seen somebody talk about the Dermalogica Neck product. I need to try that out!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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    1. I am so impressed with it! A must have for early signs of aging and tech neck! xx

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  9. Nars foundation is by farrr the best foundation in the game!
    Chloe X https://www.chloepryce.com/

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    1. It is so good, isn't it! So glad i picked it up! xx

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