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Beauty Empties: June 2018

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I have come across some great products that keep my skin hydrated amidst the scorching heat!

This month I want to highlight that despite what those big cosmetic houses want you to think, good beauty products are not always the most expensive. In fact, some of my favourite product for this month cost as little £2.50...

Now that's a beauty bargain!

Let's take a look at what I loved this month...

1) Kiehl's 'Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado' (£37)

I have experimented with a handful of Kiehl's products recently, and I have to admit this is one of my favourites. 

Not only is it one of my favourite Kiehl's products, but it is also the best eye cream I have ever used. Seriously, this is so hydrating and moisturising! It is the only eye cream that I can see has had a difference.

Conclusion: I will not budge from this eye cream until something more life-changing comes along - if that is even possible!

2) Boots Ingredients 'Super Hyaluronic Sheet Face Mask' (£2.50)

I recently read an article by Cosmo Beauty Boss, Ingeborg Van Lotringen, that hydration is vital to achieving the glowing and healthy beauty standards of Korea.

Inge explains a 12-part beauty regime that Korean women follow every day to accomplish this, and a hyaluronic sheet mask was on the list.

So, I tried this sheet mask that is stamped with 'Made in Korea' at the top. Thankfully, the sheet mask is so hydrating, and after using two a week, for four weeks (which is slacking by the standards set by Korea) I felt a huge difference in my skin.

Conclusion: I would like to try more up-market masks to see if there are any additional benefits, but this is great for a quick hydration fix on a budget.

3) Ambre Solaire's 'Sensitive Hydrating Face Sun Cream Mist SPF50' (£6)

I currently use this product as my everyday SPF; I spray it over my makeup or on top of my moisturiser if I have a makeup-free day. It is a broad filtering system, helps to protect against Infrared rays and photoaging effects; yes, it is SPF50, and yes, you will still catch a tan.

Conclusion: This is a wonderful broad spectrum SPF that does not result in breakouts and keeps the skin looking hydrated at all times.

4) Essie's 'Nail Lacquer - In Stitches' (£7.99)

I am not a huge fan of nail polish - it's just not something that I use regularly. But before a recent city break, I thought I would treat myself and invest in a new shade.

The shade I went for was a pretty shade of berry without being too bright, and just so happens to match my favourite lipstick shade perfectly - win-win!

I didn't go for the cheapest brand in the store, but unfortunately I did still find that this particular polish chips away reasonably easily despite using both a base and a top coat.

Conclusion: I will use this shade because it is precisely what I was looking for, and certainly doesn't dissapoint on colour. But that said, due to the durability of this product, I don't think I'd go back to this brand again. 

5) Pixi's 'Double Cleanse by Carolin Hirons' (£24)

Thank the lord for Caroline Hirons!

The skincare guru created this double cleansing formula that seamlessly removes makeup, dirt and grime, all while prepping your skin for further replenishing products.

The solid oil section (the first stage of the cleanse) very literally melts away your makeup without requiring much product (Hirons advises a coin-sized amount).

The second cleanse is a creamy formula that is enriched with vitamin C and a peptide complex to promote collagen and diminish the look of fine lines.

Conclusion: this is so easy to use and is perfect for people who want to steer away from makeup wipes! I would always spend out to use this as my night cleanser. 

So, as you can see, I have really loved the products that I have used this month. My favourite? Probably Kiehl's Avocado Eye Treatment, but it is in close competition with Pixi's Double Cleanse! 

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