001: SAAF Organic Super Hydrating Body Balm (£24.99)* - This is a brand I had never heard of until I found myself foraging the shelves at the QVC beauty press day. I mentioned previously on the blog that I wanted to start experimenting with balms, and this was my first foray into using balms. I still want to try a balm facial cleanser, but this body balm feels really luxurious on my skin. I don't find it greasy and the scent is incredibly natural. I have been using this quite regularly after my evening shower and it's super hydrating and relaxing, and I have only made a small dent in it - I feel this is going to last me a good while.
002: Soap & Glory Kick Ass Blur & Brighten Concealer Pencil (£6) - I was pondering the isles of Boots (as you do) and I saw this new addition from Soap & Glory and I am now really happy that I picked it up to give it ago. I like to use it under my eyes as the formulation is super creamy, but pigmented. I find patting this into my skin works best for coverage and it's not at all drying or cakey, even after setting with powder.
003: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream (£38.50, 30ml) - Now I do have the bigger bottle of this, but I still cannot get over how cute the diddy version is. Now summer is in full swing here in the UK, I have started switching up my fragrances, primarily gravitating back to this little beauty. I love sweet scents, and this just does it for me!
004: Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick (£28, trio)* - This came as part of a trio, but lately I have really been loving the Peach Coral shade as it's lovely for daytime wear. The formula is buttery, creamy and moisturising, yet provides just the right amount of colour to bring make-up together. I am really getting into coral for summer, I didn't really wear a lot of it before, however now I am going to make a conscious effort to experiment more with the shade.
005: B. Sweet Whipped Blush in Peach (£7.99)* - The funnest thing about this is its bouncy formula, it's reminiscent of a sponge, which I find myself prodding for the sake of it. In addition to this, the colour is a dream; a really sweet shade for a summer flush. I don't find this the easiest to blend with a brush so I tend to just dab with my fingers onto the apples of my cheeks and blend upwards as the colour is quite pigmented and you don't need a lot.
006: Make Up Forever Pro-Bronze Fusion in 20M (£28)*- HOORAY, another great bronzing shade for pale skin now that the brand has launched into Debenhams. It looks quite muddy in the pan, however once on the cheeks it provides a really lovely, subtle bronze sheen - although this can be built up depending on your desired look. It's almost undetectable on the skin, which is what I love, but in the same token, it lasts for a long time. The formula is also waterproof, which is great for when you get a bit, well, sweaty. It is summer after all.