It's been a busy start to 2016 and wedding season with 15 weddings already completed, an underwater photoshoot (more on this later) and getting to meet one of my idols and internationally celebrated TV personality, Nigella. Wishing you all a great year ahead and now let's check out my top five products I'm loving this month.
Sothys Hydra3Ha Discovery Kit
The new intensive moisture range using hyaluronic acid and featuring the latest hydrating active ingredients which combine to restore moisture, reactivate elasticity and regenerate skin. These can be used by all skin types (oily skins opt for the gel-cream, dry skins for the cream), it makes skin feel deeply nourished and hydrated without developing into ‘oily’. I used this on a bride recently and her skin looked so fresh and youthful in photos.
Benefit All-Time Prime
If you’ve had your makeup applied by me before you’ll know I’m big on priming and in this intense humidity we’re having in Auckland at the moment, proper priming is literally essential. This kit from Benefit features the POREfessional, an industry renowned cream for minimising appearance of pores and ensuring makeup stays on longer; stay flawless which is a 15-hour primer if you need extra makeup insurance; and stay don’t stray which primes skin before eyeshadow and/or concealer.
Manuka Doctor Repairing Skin Cream
A clinically tested formula harnessing the power of (bee friendly harvested) purified bee venom to smooth the surface of the skin and promote skin elasticity. It’s a light day cream that makes skin feel soft and smooth while brightening the appearance of the skin and refining the appearance of wrinkles.
Trilogy Age-Proof Active Enzyme Cleansing Cream
Certified natural this silky cream gently polishes skin, removing dirt and dead skin cell build up. It blends active fruit enzymes like pain (from payapya) and bromeliad (from pineapple) with pure plant oils to gently renew the skin which leaves it glowing and extremely clean! When you use this close your eyes and gently massage your skin and the delicate scent makes you almost believe you’re at the spa.
The Brow Gal Eyebrow Pencils
If you only have time to do one thing with your makeup in the morning, make it filling in your brows. The Brow Gal range is pretty extensive with six colours to choose from in their pencil range for the ideal colour match, and each one comes with a sharpener on one end and a brush on the other. The pencil is a pretty generous size too so you’re not going through it too frequently.