1. Naked More Volume Body Building Mousse. This one's free of any silicones and chemicals, which is quite a shocker when it comes to hair products. They are usually overflowing with chemicals that we aren't even aware of. Hence an all-natural hair care range is always welcome.
Unlike other sticky and hard to pump out mousse, this one has a much better pump dispenser and is not sticky at all. I usually like to work with a mousse at the ends of my hair but this is perfect for naturally lifted hair around the crown area. I like to use it on wet-damn hair so it soaks it in well and then blow dry it. Would work wonders even with thick, wavy hair.
2. LP Skin Therapy Uplifting Facial Water. A range by Dr Linda Papadopolous, with a holistic approach to treating skin taking into account the body and minds internal factors as well. This particular toner contains Aloe Vera and Hibiscus Extract and is great for sensitive skin that is prone to blemishes.
Having said that, it mildly hydrates as well but is more geared towards anti-ageing properties, calming and reviving the skin. With a fresh oragey scent to it, it's just perfect for this sunny season. In the line of Caudalie's Beauty Elixir I thought.
The Balancing Face Wash is another great addition to use prior to using the Facial Water. Again, it's geared towards promoting an even skin tone and reducing fine lines however I found it be more of a sensitive face wash that helps reduce blemishes and does not over hydrate skin.
3. MeMeMe Shimmer Stack. This one's in Gold. If you're like me and cannot stand over the top glittery highlighters (tut tut Dior Amber Diamond and Nars Albatross), then this one's more of a natural, healthy-skin sheen and comparably more wearable during the day time.
It reflects light just as beautifully minus the frosty, chunky glitter finish. It has a finely milled silky texture and the case as well as the powder reminds me so much of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick. Because it retails for a fraction of the price, it is consequently a little less pigmented but on the whole, worth the money.
4. Illamasqua Precision Ink in Wisdom. I have been loving wearing this since I got this at the A/W Generation Q collection launch. It's the most beautifully unique olive green, almost blackened with multi coloured flecks of finely milled glitter particles, mostly dominated by a strong golden sheen.
Quite long wearing this one is and needs a good eye make-up remover to get it off.
It reflects light a bit too much but fits perfectly with the Generation Q collection and ethos that regardless of age, one shouldn't be afraid of a little bit of glitter and glam.
5. Beauty Blender. Technically TQ Blend & Define Precision sponge. The only affordable beauty blender alternative that I could find in the UK. I ignored it for months letting it gather dust at the bottom of my train case but have recently discovered it to blend out Illamasqua's Rich Liquid Foundation and I haven't looked back.
It's not as soft and bouncy as the original beauty blender but works just as effectively if not better. I am not fond of the grip and the dent it has in the middle as it obstructs blending seamlessly. However if you don't want to fork out more than a tenner on a sponge then this one fits the bill retailing for a fiver.