I was asked by Magnitone to create a wish-list of my Spring/Summer 2015 beauty must-haves. Magnitone offer daily skin cleansing and toning brushes for face & body to effectively cleanse, refresh and stimulate your skin. They promise you will feel the difference in just 7 days! Although in collaboration with Magnitone, I have not been compensated for this post and all views are honest and my own.
Now I’ve been thinking about this wish-list for a little while, and between deciding what I was ‘wishing for’ and writing up this post… well I just might have actually bought some of these items. They were just too tempting to resist!
1. Barry M Sunset Nails (Gel Effect Nail Polishes)
Barry M have done what they do best and released a new line of nail polishes! I was really attracted to these as they mimic gel nails but cure in natural daylight, lasting longer than regular nail polish. I used to get gel manicures done regularly but sadly I can’t really afford to now that I’m not working full-time anymore. I don’t really enjoy the process of doing my nails, so anything that promises to last longer is a winner for me!
I actually ended up buying four of the colours, and the activating topcoat… oops! I have reviewed a few of the shades for you, which will be coming up tomorrow!
2. Makeup Revolution Lip Lava in Shockwave
I have wanted to try this since it was first released! I’m a huge fan of purple lips and have quite a range of purple lip products (MAC Heroine, MAC Up The Amp, MUA Depraved, to name but a few!) It is hard to get a really vivid purple rather than the usual berry tones, but this looks like an amazing bright violet. This is a liquid lipstick which includes Vitamin E, so will hopefully not be too drying (like my MAC Heroine!) I will be ordering it if I get any birthday money this year and cannot wait to see how bright it is in real life!
3. Number 4 Lumiere d’Hiver Reconstructing Hair Masque
I received a sample of this hair mask (or masque!) in my May 2015 Birchbox and absolutely loved it. It left my hair so soft and silky, it is the best hair mask I have tried by far. You only need to leave it in for between 2 and 5 minutes.
This is way more expensive than most things I would buy for my hair, but I really think the quality and effect it has are worth the money. You only use a small amount, so it will last a long time. Again, I will hopefully treat myself with some birthday money!
4. Boots Botanics All Bright Cleansing Toner
If you’re into all things beauty like me, you may have heard a lot of talk recently about acid toners. Although they sound scary, they are actually a really gentle but effective method of exfoliating. I had a skin analysis recently, and although I had exfoliated that very morning, I still had some dry areas of flaky skin (not visible to the eye, just under the microscope). This came as a surprise to me! Apparently acid toners are a much more effective way of exfoliating than the traditional exfoliating scrubs with ‘bits’ in them.
On hearing this I did a bit of research and it seemed most of the available acid toners were pretty expensive. Luckily Boots came to the rescue with this beauty at less than £4 for a large bottle! I have already purchased this (well I don’t want flaky skin now do I?!) and it has had a really good effect on my skin already. I use an Elemis rehydrating toner after this one, to add moisture back into my skin and keep it balanced.
5. Magnitone Lucid Limited Edition (Pixie Lott)
Okay, okay, so maybe I chose this one based on the fact that IT’S SO PINK! This limited edition facial brush was created in collaboration with Pixie Lott. A facial brush can be used for daily cleansing and exfoliation. This one comes with two modes – deep clean and sensitive, making it suitable for most skin types. You use it together with your own favourite cleanser.
Magnitone Lucid is powered by Active Electromagnetic Technology™. Enhanced electromagnetic pulsations that send rapid vibrations into skin. They naturally unclog pores, and sweep away dry and dead skin cells, leaving a clearer complexion. With over 10,000 movements per minute, your skin is better prepared to absorb all of your favourite skincare products.
This facial brush comes with a 1 minute timer… that’s right, just 1 minute and you’re done! It is also waterproof, and a wireless travel charger is available. Taking good care of my skin is really important to me, so this is a product I can imagine coming in really handy.
What’s on your Spring/Summer beauty wish list? Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments or follow me on social media!
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