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May Beauty Favourites

Let's talk about my May favourites. In particular, beauty. I have been seriously loving so many new beauty products this month that I had to share.
If you really want to get under the skin of these products and see why I'm loving them so much, then keep on reading!

Dior Rouge Gradient Lip Duo

Dior Rouge Gradient Lip Duo

 

Every single time I wear this lipstick I get compliments from various different people. 
It is a powder lipstick which can sometimes be seen as very drying, but don't let this put you off. 
This lipstick is super creamy when you apply, but do make sure you exfoliate beforehand as it can drag dry skin along. 
The lipstick has two ends. I have the pink shade so one end is a baby pink and the other is a magenta colour. The idea is to blend both to give an ombré illusion. 
I love this effect but when I'm in a rush I tend to just dab the paler pink shade over all my lips. 
The real reason I'm enjoying this lipstick so much is the plumpness and full coverage that it give your lips. It absolutely perfects your cupids bow and doesn't miss an inch of your lips. 
Not only that, but it stays in place so well and isn't bothered by drinking or eating. 

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Ouai Texturising Hair Spray

Ouai Texturising Hair Spray

 

Short hair girls REJOICE!!!! This is hands down the best hair product I've ever used. I've pretty much had short hair all my life and I'm forever battling with getting the 'tousled' look whilst keeping some volume. 
I will be doing a tutorial on this but I basically wave my hair out every day and use the Ouai Texturising Hair Spray to give it an 'oomph'. Not only does this product smell amazing on your hair (with notes of bergamot and water lily), it's also not heavy, sticky or anything like that but really gives your hair a certain je ne sais quoi.

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Collection Long Lasting Perfection Concealer

Collection Long Lasting Perfection Concealer

 

I've converted far too many people to this £3.99 concealer. The creamiest concealer of them all, brilliant shade for us pale girls, doesn't sit in the creases under your eyes and blends so well!

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Beauty Pie Liquid Luminizer

Beauty Pie Triple Beauty Liquid Luminizer

 

A must-have for the summer in my opinion. Instead of caking on lots of powdery highlighters, I've found this liquid luminizer to be the most beautiful glow ever. The texture is wet and creamy which makes it glide across your skin. And since it is a wet product anyway, it really doesn't budge during these hot summer months. 
It adds a gorgeous (but subtle) highlight to your cheekbones, arch of your eyebrows and across the cupids bow. 
It also comes in a miniature pot and only requires a small amount of product which makes it perfect for travelling! 

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Artis Palm Brush

Artis Palm Brush

 

I'm pretty sad to say that my original Artis Oval 6 brush snapped in half. But I'm not the only one - my sister's did too! 
However, I love these brushes so much that even this didn't put me off. Instead I opted for the Artis Palm Brush which definitely won't be able to snap and is a great size to cover all of your face. 
I actually much prefer this brush to apply my foundation as it is literally done in two swipes, and looks flawless. 
The Artis brushes are packed tight with hundreds of thousands of bristles, are incredibly soft and this one fits right in the dip of your palm making it the most impactful way to get into even the smallest crevets of your face. 

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Cowshed Hand Cream

 

This is pretty much a 2017 favourite. I received this in one of my many beauty advent calendars and have used it ever since. 
For a while I thought there wasn't much difference between hand creams, and never thought I'd have a holy grail. 
But this Cowshed Hand Cream is the one. 
It's incredibly moisturising, sinks into the skin almost instantly (which is something I love - greasy hands are the worst), smells divine and comes in adorable packaging - what more could you ask for? 
It contains orange and peppermint oil which are known for their antiseptic properties, along with shea and cocoa butter to provide a protective barrier for the skin. 

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The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid

 

Let's talk acids. Now this is something that I really want to do a whole feature on, as I feel like a lot of people are really scared of acids. But they're something so beneficial for your skincare routine, and The Ordinary are really paving the way with affordable pieces. 
So the quickest thing I can say about hyaluronic acid is that it keeps your skin plump & hydrated, therefore helping create a more youthful looking skin. BASICALLY. 
I have been using this every morning and evening for the past 30 days and my skin is so full of moisture it's unreal. 
I'm definitely looking to try a few other brands of hyaluronic acid and you can actually get some moisturisers which have it as an active ingredient so definitely get reading the labels of your beauty products.
But do bare with me as I am compiling a nice big blog post on all the acids you need in your life and why they're not as scary as they sound! 

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So that's it for May's beauty favourites. There have been so many other products I've been loving but I really wanted to keep this as short as possible and outline the ones I think you have to buy.