I may be a little late with the favourites but, better late than never. This month I have three beauty favourites and two food favourites.
The Maybelline instant age rewind concealer
Price: £15.62 (for 2)
I have been using this concealer for the past year and a bit and have been loving how full the coverage is. The formula is super smooth and applies amazingly easily under the eyes with the sponge provided. Many people have said they don’t like the sponge, however, I think that the sponge allows just enough of the product to spread evenly onto the skin without tugging on the skin. The shade I went for is the brightening shade. It has a rosy pink undertone which I find really brightens the under-eyes and is great as highlight. It isn’t a shade that can be bought in UK drug stores but can be bought online through amazon or ebay.
One of the cons about this is probably the fact that in flash photography it isn’t the best as the bright colour seems to reflect and leave a the under-eyes looking a little bit white. For me, I don’t take a lot of photos so it is fine for just everyday wear. However, I have found with fuller coverage foundation and blending this can be solved. In addition, I must agree with some reviews that the idea of a sponge although is very practical and the hygiene of this can be brought to question.
Yves Rocher Riche Creme Beauty elixir
Price: £32 bought for: £13.40
I have mentioned this product a few times on the blog and finally I had the chance to actually use it after saving up. I have been using this product religiously every night after showers, before I head out and just before bed. The great thing about this product is probably the fact that it is a multipurpose product. I use it all over my body at night in conjunction with my body lotion. I find that sometimes my skin is extrememly dry and lotion doesn’t cut it and it leaves my skin dry and itchy.
I used this oil everywhere, hair, body and face. I will do a full review on these but so far I have been loving this elixir.
VITASOY Chocolate soy milk
Vitasoy is a probably one of the most iconic HK drinks that you can buy at a local seven-eleven or a consignment store in Hong but is relatively expensive and hard to get a hold of in the UK, unless you travel to china town. I bought these off amazon and with the student amazon prime package they delivered it the very next day. The box came with 12 in total at around £8 way… more expensive than the ones you can get in Hong Kong.
I don’t know if it just me, but it tastes different to the ones you can get in Hong Kong but its definitely similar and brings back the feels…
Meiji Hello Panda biscuits
Price: £1 (for 4)
There is a little backstory to this monthly foodie favourite. It is hard in my area to get international snacks or snacks that remind me of home. I was excited to see that my local poundland stocked these hello pandas and for such an affordable price. It was a pound for four of these boxes and no I didn’t just buy one, I bought two lots of them.
These panda cookies have a crunchy biscuit outer shell with chocolate cream filled centre. The thing I don’t like about these biscuits is the over packaging of these boxes, the biscuit packet only fills up half of this box! The rest… air, a missed opportunity to fill it up with pandas 🙂
The Face Shop- Calendula
My skin has been super sensitive these past few weeks, I found that the sides of my nose are especially dry and itchy, as well as the rest of my skin coming off as flakey. I decided to take a break from my regular skincare routine and began incorporating the Calendula softening emulsion before bed and immediately my skin felt soothed and moisturised.
The Face Shop Calendula line is especially good for soothing irritated skin. The emulsion is a milky white consistency that feels really smooth and watery on the skin, it has a cool quality to it making it very refreshing to apply after a warm shower.