Current Favourites > The Balm, Bobbi Brown and Korres

The Balm  – Bahama Mama

Since I’ve been enjoying having a bit of a tan I haven’t been wearing quite so much makeup, which does save a lot of time in the morning!  One product I still use every day is The Balm’s Bahama Mama bronzer.  It’s a matte bronzer with a really blendable consistence so even if you put on a bit too much you can then blend it out and it looks really natural.  It is also really handy to use on your hands if your fake tan has worn off in that area to blend it back in.

The one thing I don’t like is that the packaging is cardboard and the surround to the bronzer is white, so white cardboard plus bronzer means it always looks really dirty.  If the cardboard was brown I think it would look much nicer. The shade is definitely a beigey brown with no orange tones and is good for contouring as well as just bronzing.  For reasons unbeknown to me Next seem to have started selling makeup and it only costs £13 from them! next

Bobbi Brown – New Creamy Concealer and Corrector

I have reviewed the old style concealer kit which had the concealer on top with a loose powder on the bottom, which I did love but the powder kept escaping and making a real mess.  Bobbi Brown have taken this on board and change the format of the kit and made the powder a pressed setting powder to eliminate the mess.  The kit is small and portable and brilliant for your handbag, it’s even small enough to fit in a clutch bag for a night out.  

The consistency of the creamy concealer doesn’t seem to have changed and it is still the same brilliant coverage and dark circle correcting concealer I know!  It really does cover, lift and brighten dark circles. It also helps maintain skin’s moisture levels for a smooth, virtually line-less look. Use a fluffy eye brush like Mac’s 224 to dust on the setting powder. 

You can also watch the video on the Bobbi Brown website on how to use it here learn to use bobbi brown creamy concealer kit This does cost £23.50 but my previous kit lasted me a whole year, so hardly expensive for a year’s concealing.

Korres Shea Butter and Vitamins Hair Mask

I needed a hair mask to moisturise my extensions and this one is rich in vitamins A, E, F, H, B3, B8 and shea butter.

You apply to the ends of you hair once it’s been towel dried and it’s a really similar consistency to their body butters.  It is thick so it doesn’t drip off while you leave it on, I leave mine for 5 minutes. It makes my hair so soft and shiny and I love that there is no silicone.  The silk proteins make it mega shiny and protect from split ends.


Igredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Limnanthes Alba(Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Myristyl Olive Esters, Behentrimonium Chloride, Butyrospermum Parkii, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydrolysed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Jojoba Esters, Quaternium-82, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol, Butylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Silk Amino Acids, Cocotrimonium Methosulphate, Decyl Glucoside, Ethylparaben, Glycine Soja, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyethyl Ethylcellulose, Isobutylparaben, Lactic Acid, Limonene, Methylparaben, Panthenol, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Phospholipids, Phytantriol, Polyquaternium-37, Potassium Sorbate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Propylparaben, Silk Amino Acids, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Soy

This is a definite must have for long hair or extensions and the container it comes in is handy so you don’t have to dip your hand in a big tub. It costs just £12.50 from bathandunwind

What have you been loving this month?