August Favourites

Ahh, farewell to August. I am already in a Spring state of mind and looking forward to the warmer weather, though I know that feeling will pass as soon as we have our first 40 degree day. My favourite products throughout the month of August were as follows: NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer, OPI Bubble Bath Polish, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Coral Berry, Lanolips Lip Ointment in Sunshine and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser.

Product Review: NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer

I have always been on the fence about face primers, and I’ve never been shy of saying so. I am about to eat my words though because I can honestly say that the NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer is now a holy grail product for me. There, I said it. I am now officially converted to the world of face priming. I was sold on this primer after the very first use. I suffer from quite a bit of redness in the face, and the green tint to this primer really helps to cover that up and settle my skin down.

The product comes out of the tube quite thick but sheers out and sinks into the skin really quickly, with no green residue left over (in the swatch above I have blended some of the primer into the skin above the green blob). It feels very calming on my skin, and the aloe extract, cucumber extract and hint of peppermint in the primer leave my face feeling tingly and fresh. I’ve come to notice that the primer also contains a very small amount of shimmer that helps make my skin look radiant, all the while helping to tame the oil slick that my forehead likes to become at around 2pm each day. I also love the fact that this primer does not break me out at all. And I’ve been using it every day for a few weeks now. Brilliant. The NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer retails for $33 AUD and will be available for purchase as of October 10 2011 from David Jones, Target stores and pharmacies nationally. (note: I was sent this product for consideration for review)

Random Beauty Haul

These posts are often quite shameful, as I feel so happy and proud of myself when posting my ’empties’ post for the month and then BAM – 150 new products to fill my cupboards with. Oh well. The new additions for this month are: Bath + Body Works Black Raspberry Vanilla Anti-Bac Foaming Hand Soap, NP Set Say Goodnight Night Cream, NP Set Wake Me Up Day Cream, NP Set Purifying Facial Cleanser, NP Set Detoxifying Facial Toner (all sent for consideration for review), Rodial Glamoxy Snake Mask (sent for review), Chanel Rouge Coco in Teheran, The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Moisture Lotion, The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Stick, The Body Shop Seaweed Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, Napoleon Perdish Blush Patrol, Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol (both sent for consideration for review), Tigi Catwalk Your Highness Elevating Shampoo, Tigi Catwalk Your Highness Nourishing Conditioner, Tigi Catwalk Your Highness Thickening Gel Creme, The Body Shop Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz, Kim Kardashian’s Fragrance (sent for consideration for review), The Body Shop Coconut Shimmer Body Lotion & Bath + Body Works Fresh Strawberries Anti-Bac Foaming Hand Soap. Not a bad effort!