June 3, 2011

May Favorites

We enjoyed a gorgeous, sunny and hot month of May, wich isn't usual where I live. So I've been using lightweight bases and summer shades a lot.

Shu Uemura cleansing oils.

I'm still loving the oil cleansing method, that I do either with my own blend or with Shu Uemura oils. I've been trying the orange one for dry skin recently, and surprisingly it works extremely well for me as it has helped my dry patches getting back to normal. I also love its smell! But I still use the pink one, too - I'm just alternating between all my cleansing oils.

Edward Bess lipstick in Night Romance.

picture from Modesty Brown blog

I've been wearing this a lot, I actually haven't really worn any other color these past weeks, as I love the texture, smell and pigmentation of this one.

St Tropez mousse.
So easy to apply for a quick fake tan, I've used it a lot on my legs during those sunny days. 

Origins Vita Zing SPF 15

Despite the fact that I still don't like the smell of it, I've been wearing VitaZing on its own on the days I'm not working. Add some concealer and you have a glowy, radiant face without much effort.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua.

I love how this feels like a second layer of skin. Sometimes I use it only on the center of my face where I have a bit of discoloration, while I use VitaZing everywhere else. 
I've also been adding a bit of Helena Rubinstein Color to Mix  to it to warm it up if I'm fake tanned, because B10 is quite a light color.

Selfridges on Oxford Street, London.

Definitely the place to go for makeup if you're visiting London.

What are your May favorites?


  1. This post just solidified the fact that I have to get my hands on VitaZing. Thanks :)

  2. I was very impressed with the SKII Facial Treatment Essence (http://www.geocities.jp/hongkong_skii/index_e.htm), enough so that I have continued to use the product daily as part of my skin care routine after the test period. It's a luxury purchase to be sure, but this is one of the best products that can really make a significant difference in your skin, and so worth every penny.

    I applied the treatment each morning and evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturizer/primer and then makeup. Within just a few days I could see that my skin was much more supple and smooth - particularly in the t-zone. After about two weeks, I loved the beautiful glow my skin had - even without makeup.


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