Friday, 24 April 2015

Spring Beauty Picks

Spring Skincare Products

With the sun out for more than a week, I think it's safe to say we will soon transition into summer! I'm not one for totally changing my look throughout the seasons, but there are a few things I do differently in the hotter months, as my skin type starts to change. Here are a few products that keep me in tip to skin condition as the weather gets warmer!

Garnier Micellar Water

In winter, my skin gets dry and flaky. But as the seasons change towards summer, I start to get a lot more oil in my skin, especially on my T-Zone. I don't need as much moisturisation in my skin, so I switch up my day cream and use The Body Shops Vitamin E Sorbet. It's a gel like consistency so it doesn't have a greasy residue and has tiny spheres that burst when in contact with the skin, giving instant moisturisation that lasts though out the day. To stop my lips getting dried out by the sun, I still use Dr Lucas Paw Paw, as it really can't be beaten! I haven't had to use my lip scrub since I started using it.

A product that I held off buying for as long as possible is the MAC Fix+ Spray. Don't be fooled by the name, this is in no way a setting product! It can be worn under foundation to give your skin a boost of moisture, or on top to take away the powdery finish of - well, powder! I either spritz it directly onto my skin before I start my make up routine, or use to dampen my Beauty Blender. Then, when my make up is finished I give myself another light mist to get rid of my powdery look (I use a lot of powder around my eyes.) I know it's a bit of a gimmicky product, but I do find it helps to give me a dewy finish and keep my make up looking fresh throughout the day!

If I'm out and about during the day, I tend to wear a lighter foundation, especially if I'm going to be in the sun, as anything heavy will just melt off. The MAC BB Cream in a tube is priming, oil controlling and has an SPF of 35, perfect for summer! The Extra Light is a tad bit too dark for me, but as long as I blend it out onto my neck it's not at all noticeable. I've been trying to stay away from setting my whole face with powder, but I still need to set around my eyes and T-Zone to stop make up from slipping off. I don't know what it is about my skin, but I literally need to pat a good layer under my eyes and on my brow bone to stop my mascara from transferring. Right now I'm using the Natural Collection Loose Powder. It's cheap and it does the job!

The Body Shop Body Oil

As well as keeping my facial skin in tip top condition, I also try to keep my body skin in good shape! I hate most body moisturisers as they tend to be too sticky and sit on my skin, so I opt for The Body Shops Body Oil instead. I managed to get a hold of the Brazil Nut scent in the sale, so I've been using that one the past week. I only need a few drops for each section of my body and it sinks in really easily and most of all, quickly!

At the end of the day, I still use Garnier Micellar Water to get off my make up. I sometimes use a wipe to get off the majority of my make up, then sweep some Micellar Water over my skin and my eyes to remove any residue.

What products do you love for summer? Do you change it up from the winter months? 

Banana Beauty



  1. The Micellar Water is a must for me! I love a setting spray too, i use one by Urban Decay and love using it during the day to freshen up my makeup x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

    1. It's so great! I saw a Simple on in ASDA, I might need to try it next!


  2. I've heard wonders about that pawpaw cream!


    1. It's really good, especially for dry skin!



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