The last time I wrote a post like this was almost a year ago. I’m not sure why I stopped doing them but suspect it might have something to do with my ongoing distraction issues.
I love watching ‘Monthly Favourites’ type videos on You Tube (Brummy Mummy of 2, Katie Ellison and The Anna Edit being some of my most frequently watched). I regularly find new things to try, from a fab cleaning product to the best mascara ever made.
I have a wide range of interests, as you know, so my own ‘favourite finds’ tend to reflect a good portion of those – beauty, fashion and home.
Garnier Moisture Bomb Tissue Mask
These hydrating face masks were actually recommended by someone on my Beauty Recommendations post. They were so enthusiastic about said product that when I spotted them in Superdrug on offer at £1.99, I nabbed a few immediately.
They really are exactly what the name suggests – a moisture bomb. If like me, you’re not the best at drinking the recommended 2 litres of water every day, then this is like giving your skin a massive glass of water in one direct hit.
Yes I looked ridiculous wearing it (even the dog was scared!) but it is so soothing and my skin felt soft and revitalised immediately afterwards. A once a month treat for the skin that I’ll definitely be using again.
Pink Summer Bag from Mango
Confession: I have this thing with bags.
I am an advocate for owning a bag for every season and have been on the look out for a summer bag that will go with a few different outfits.
I bought a pink bag last year and although the colour went with a lot of things, the bag was poorly made and so didn’t last.
When I spotted this little beauty in Mango, I knew that it would be perfect as an everyday bag in the summer months.
If like me you can’t bear having everything hanging around lose in the bottom of your bag, you’ll be pleased to hear that it has an attached zipped up bag on the inside. It’s also made of leather – for £39.99!
Fake Plants from Blooming Artificial
I cannot keep plants alive; I’ve tried and failed many times. I struggle even with succulents, over-watering them or forgetting to give them any attention at all.
Having bought some fake plants for work, I decided that they might also work at home so invested in a few from Blooming Artificial and I’m so pleased with them. The one in the image above cost £64.99 but there are others much cheaper than that, ranging from £34.99 upwards.
Fake plants often look just that but I think these ones could actually pass for the real thing. What do you think?
Bliss & Mischief Scented Candle from Rockett St George
I find that most scented candles have two things in common: the smell doesn’t last long and they are usually quite a feminine fragrance.
What I love about this candle is its distinctly masculine fragrance, described as ‘a splendid mix of pomegranate, pepper and spices‘ – it’s so unusual.
Once lit, the smell lasts for a couple of days afterwards and even when it’s not lit, the whole room is bathed in the aroma. Well worth its £32.00 price tag.
Joan Collins Timeless Contour Velvet Blusher
Blusher is something that I’ve known I should wear for a long time (I’m naturally quite pale) but have been too lazy to go in search of the right one for my skin tone.
I was kindly sent this blusher compact to try out and as you might expect from anything that bears the Joan Collins name, the compact itself is elegant and a little bit of luxury. It retails at £22.00.
Joan Collins Beauty is a new luxury brand of cosmetics, one I had not heard of before but would certainly look out for again. It’s aimed at the slightly more mature woman and is stocked at many high street retailers such as M&S.
Open the blusher up and there’s a handy mirror with a brush for application. Perfect for popping in your handbag. The soft, natural colour (Coral) is great for my skin tone, giving it a hint of warmth, without looking like I’ve caked the blusher on.
Fancy trying it out for yourself? I’ve kindly been gifted one to give away as a competition prize so just click on the Rafflecopter link below and follow the instructions to enter – don’t forget to leave a blog comment or your entry won’t be valid.
Come back next month for some more fab finds.
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- This giveaway is open to UK residents aged 18 or over
- Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and leave a comment on my blog by answering the question
- Gain extra entries in the draw by tweeting a link and following me on Twitter
- The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 7 days
- The winner will receive a Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Blusher in Coral
- The giveaway closes at midnight on 14/5/18.
** Disclaimer: I was sent two Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Blushers, one for review and one to give away **
Jackie5 years ago
Love this our blog Suzanne – wish I was 30 years younger so I could get away with some of your fashion fancies
Jackie5 years ago
That candle looks so good and definitely my kind of fragrance but t’s out of stock so I’m on a wait list. I think the product reviews you do are great and get me trying new things. Inever knew Joan Collins had a cosmetic range. It does look luxurious.
Solange5 years ago
Lancôme Genifique Advanced Youth Activating Serum .
debbie smith5 years ago
im loving lush shampoo bars at the moment im just wondering if they will last as long as a bottle of shampoo xx
Karen Barrett5 years ago
I bought a contour box of ebay, only cheap, to have a go! I love it 🙂
Kim Styles5 years ago
I love Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cream- its vegan and really softens the skin
Margaret Gallagher5 years ago
No 7 serum – hoping to take 5 years off my facial lines – makes my skin feel WONDERFUL
Sadiyya Maryam5 years ago
No 7 serum here as well. Working wonders on my skin!
Robert Price5 years ago
Ursula Hunt5 years ago
I love my Vitamin overnight vitamin E oil
Sheena Batey5 years ago
My Bare Minerals powders make me look half decent
Gail5 years ago
Oh that moisture mask sounds fabulous! Quite relaxing I imagine too! xx
Lucy5 years ago
I love the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara! So good 🙂
Margaret Clarkson5 years ago
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm
Ruth Ryan5 years ago
Olay Total Effects 7 in one for me
Joanne Darnell5 years ago
charlotte tilsbury lipstick
Kerri-Ann5 years ago
I LOVE that bag so so much, gorgeous colour x
Jen oconnell5 years ago
Dry shampoo! I’m so late to the party!
Kim Carberry5 years ago
I’m loving the Body shop mango shower gel at the moment x
Eleanor Christison5 years ago
My favourite beauty product at the moment is loreal last paradise. Just found out they make it in waterproof too!
Ashley Murray5 years ago
My favourite beauty product at the moment is Collections Eyebrow Kit! Super cheap, lasts forever and has a deep colour! And it stays on your brows all day!
tina glover5 years ago
I love bobbi brown 3 in 1 palette at the moment. it has a bronzer, blusher and highlighter all in one compact.
Laura Pritchard5 years ago
Rimmel Concealer is great!
Rachael Sexey5 years ago
The original argan oil
ann goody5 years ago
Dry shampoo is a real help!
Katie5 years ago
I love No 7 night cream
Chloe: Picture Taker Memory Maker5 years ago
Love the sound of those face masks – I could definitely do with a bit of extra moisture for my skin. I’ll wait until the girls are in bed and the husband is on a night shift before I try it though I think 😉
Nicola Rupawala5 years ago
I love the lip stains by MAC
Emma C5 years ago
Clinique pepstart eye cream
Maria blythin5 years ago
doll highlighter x
Jules Eley5 years ago
My Loreal mascara… its fab!
Mark Mccaffery5 years ago
Nivea for men moisturiser.
Sandra Fortune5 years ago
L’ideal Protect and Perfect Day & Night Creams
jenny reynolds5 years ago
charlotte tilsbury lipstick fantastic xxxxxxxxx
Paula Pinder5 years ago
I’d love to win this.
Paula Pinder5 years ago
Sarah Mccaffery5 years ago
Nivea soft hand cream.
Margaret Mccaffery5 years ago
Clarins double serum
Jo - Not a Frumpy Mum5 years ago
Love your pink bag, the colour is gorgeous and love this idea for a post. I’m so nosey, I love seeing what other people have bought. xx
Helen H5 years ago
So love to win this blusher…mine is down to the dregs… xx
jo liddement5 years ago
I have recently been using the Urban Veda Purifying skincare range and i especially love the day cream.
Emma Walton5 years ago
My favourite beauty product is Olay Regenerist 3 point serum day crem.
Lorna Ledger5 years ago
I lurve Benetint Posy, It lasts forever and looks great on cheeks and lips
Frances H5 years ago
Not new, but always in my bag. Vaseline tinted lip balm.
charlotte5 years ago
ive fell in love with the nip and fab face pads! its the only thing that has helped me get even skin!
Susan B5 years ago
I can’t do without Lacura Q10 serum from Aldi. It’s marvellous..
amanda w5 years ago
i love benefits theyre real mascara!!!
Heledd - Running in Lavender5 years ago
I’m the same with plants, I wish I had a green finger but alas I kill anything that enters the house. I do love the look of green leaves around the place though so will definitely be getting more fake plants for the new house.
JULIE WARD5 years ago
I’ve just started using an eye cream hopefully it might help my saggy eyes
Carole Nott5 years ago
Great giveaway – would love to try this new product – i generally use non specific products
debbie jayne davies5 years ago
I love coconut oil i use it for so many different things it makes a fab moisturiser and also a great hair conditioner
paula cheadle5 years ago
Natasha R-M5 years ago
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish – naturally active skincare – lovely.
Charlotte G5 years ago
Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation is a long time favourite
Kirke5 years ago
My favorite is face mask
Jennifer Toal5 years ago
Maybe line foundation
lynn neal5 years ago
Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream
janine atkin5 years ago
nivea face cream
Tracey Williams5 years ago
I have used the moisture masks a few times and they are brilliant. Love the idea of fake plants to as I struggle to keep anything alive (obviously this doesn’t apply to the kids lol) x
Lizzy Cooper5 years ago
My favourite beauty product at the moment is probably almond oil!
MANDY DOHERTY5 years ago
Body Shop’s Drops Of Light Pure Resurfacing Liquid Peel
Sheri Darby5 years ago
My favourite product is my Maybelline Mascara
Lauren Old5 years ago
Mine is Mac In Extreme dimension lash mascara
Stevie5 years ago
I’m a guy but my niece loves her blue nail varnish at the moment.
Janet Birkin5 years ago
Maybelline Mascara in Black
Kristin Burdsall5 years ago
Im loving Maybelline master brow pallet. Its much more natural than a pencil and really easy to use
mainy5 years ago
My favourite item at the moment is my blusher brush, I just need some blusher to go with it!:)
Angela Macdonald5 years ago
Clarins Daily energiser cream – I love the scent and the dewy fresh finish it gives my skin
Dee Tsan5 years ago
My absolute new favourite item currently is my YSL Touche Éclat Blur Primer! Oh god, that product works so many wonders and leaves my skin feeling amazing and smooth- I absolutely would recommend that everyone tries it!
Jane5 years ago
Bobbi Brown eye cream is lovely
michelle o'neill5 years ago
punky manga mascara x
Kim Lam5 years ago
Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish
AnnaS5 years ago
No7 Serum.Thanx for a giveaway,
Kelly Hirst5 years ago
My current favourite beauty product is Garnier miccelar water, I use it everyday
gaynor Vincent5 years ago
Oil of Olay Moisturiser
Helen Jones5 years ago
Liz Earle cleanse and polish by far the best
nayha5 years ago
always argan oil
Kim Neville5 years ago
E45 cream to keep my skin moisturised
Ruth Lee5 years ago
l oreal face oil
Jessica Barber5 years ago
L’Oreal Volume Million lashes mascara!
Christine Taylor5 years ago
My False Lash Effect Mascara is my ultimate fave – It’s just amazing x
Sheila Reeves @cakereev5 years ago
My cleanser at the moment, it’s Pure by Waitrose, keeping my skin really clean but hydrated
Marie Rungapadiachy5 years ago
I love lip balms at the moment. They are so handy to take out with me when my lips are feeling dry.
carol boffey5 years ago
Gillian McClelland5 years ago
Dry Shampoo is an essential item
Samantha R5 years ago
I love face moisturisers at the moment, especially with vitamin E as my skin is especially dry at the moment.
CAROL PATRICK5 years ago
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream, it suits my skin well and really helps to moisturise & plump the skin.
Jamie Banks5 years ago
dr oganix face cream x
Clifford Sherwood5 years ago
My wife loves this site
Tammy Neal5 years ago
Dry shampoo x
Rebecca Phillips5 years ago
I’m loving my The Brow Gal eyebrow pencil ❤️
Adrian Bold5 years ago
My partner loves the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream. Thanks for the competition.
Helen Clayton5 years ago
Nuxe oil-so versatile!