May 2015 beauty favourites

Nikki ParkinsonBeauty 25 Comments

Hello and welcome to the monthly beauty post where I feature five of my favourite beauty products I’ve been trialling for the past month.

Not everything I feature will suit you but I’ll feature it here if it has suited me and has had some point of difference that I think you’d be interested in hearing about.

From the five beauty favourites featured here each month until November plus any products I feature in other beauty posts in 2015, I’ll curate my top 20 for the year and publish in December.

As always, I want to hear from you too. Sharing what you’ve discovered and why it’s been great for your skin, hair or makeup look is fantastic for others to hear about too.

May 2015 beauty favourites

1. L’Oreal Paris Infallible Mattifying Base $29.95: I’m sorry to tease with this one. It won’t be released in Australia until July. It will be worth the wait, though, and will work beautifully in conjunction with L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24h-Matte Foundation. You know how I don’t leave home without a primer? This one is incredibly soft and smooth on the skin and provides a perfect base for foundation.

2. Charles Worthington Instant Root Concealer $17.99 ($14.39 on sale at Priceline at time of publishing): I tell you, it’s tough being a blonde … and keeping up the maintenance. Same if you’re brunette and trying to keep the greys under control. I’m a regular with my hair colour appointments but sometimes towards the end of a colour run, my roots are in need of a little camouflage. This product will do that for you and no-one will be the wiser. Think of it like under-eye concealer but for your roots. Style your hair first, then spray, lightly building up colour in a steady stream. A little very much goes a long way. Available in Light Blonde, Dark Blonde, Brown and Dark Brown.

3. Goodness Organic Chia Seed Oil $19.95:  Chia seeds are on the super food list and now their mega-omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acid goodness comes to skincare. Use this in place of rosehip oil twice a day under moisturiser for anti-inflammatory support, hydration and nourishment. The Goodness range is new from the people who brought us Trilogy Natural Products and Ecoya Home Fragrance. Check out where you can buy this new range here. (Not tested on animals, certified organic, free from artificial preservatives, colours and fragrances)

4. Sodashi Enzyme Face Polish $110: This amazing product is currently out of stock due to demand for its face-smoothing and brightening genius. Pre-orders are happening, however, so get on it and keep your skin looking re-energised and radiant all winter. Use once or twice a week after cleansing. Pomegranate fruit enzymes, rice powder, sweet orange and geranium are the key ingredients at work here. (Not tested on animals, free from all synthetic ingredients)

5. Arbonne Smoothed Over Lipsticks (in Guava) $41:  In summer I’m definitely more of a gloss girl; come winter I’m all about the statement lip. I think it’s mostly because my wardrobe colour palette is more on the neutral side and that pop of colour on the lips contrasts nicely with that. This is a fabulous orange-pink in a creamy formula that delivers rich, even colour with the nourishing benefits of a lip balm. If this isn’t your shade, there are 15 others from which to choose. (Vegan friendly, formulated without gluten or parabens)


I’m also sending a shout-out this month to the NIVEA CELLular Anti-Age Skincare Range.

Since featuring this range on the blog, so many of you have contacted me to say you’ve bought it and started using it … and importantly love it.

If you missed the post, catch up here … it might be the skincare change your skin needs this winter.

NIVEA CELLular Anti-Age Day Cream SPF 15 | Night Cream | Eye Cream

Over to you … what beauty products have you tried this month and loved? Share the details in the comments below.

Comments 25

  1. Wow that hair spray sounds amazing! Also the enzyme polish. My skin needs something at the moment!

  2. Nikki I have dark hair and about 3 weeks after a visit to the hairdresser I start to get grey roots around the temples and along my part. A product I have recently discovered is Nice and Easy Root Touch Up. It is extremely easy to apply to dry hair – you use a little brush to apply it just to the grey areas – leave it on for 10 minutes and wash it off. It is not a big job like a home dye usually would be – it is simple and quick and not messy at all. The most amazing thing about this product is that it tones in with whatever hair colour you have – it does not ruin the hairdresser’s colour job. All it does is tide you over for a few more weeks. I thoroughly recommend it.

  3. That Charles Worthington spray sounds worth hunting for! And the other hair product recommended below…..thanks Nikki and Kelly xx oh – my new product is a Sally Hansen base coat which almost erases my deep ridges!

  4. I am just about out of eye cream, so might try the Nivea. Thanks Nikki, some great picks here. Have a great weekend, Kathryn 🙂

  5. Thanks for sharing Nikki. I have been using a 1000 hours product which is a stick you wet and then you put on your silver highlights (aka greys) and lasts until you next wash your hair. It seems to work well on my dark brown hair.

  6. I have gone back to a cream I used many years ago Thalgo’s Collagen Cream and it’s as good as I remember. I just try to buy it online with free shipping. I am loving the look of the Chia seed oil, what a gorgeous product. I always look forward to this post every month to see what you have been trying out, being the beauty product junkie I am !

  7. You had me at root concealer! I’m naturally very grey, so I have to be very regular with my hair appointments. I’m willing to try a product that will prevent me looking less polished on those last few days before I get to the hairdresser.

  8. As you know I have started using the Nivea CELLular range but have yet to purchase the eye cream. I quite like the formula which works well on my dry skin. I would love to try the Sodashi face polish. V x

  9. I have been trialling an ageing product for my 50+ skin and have been amazed at the results. It is called Matrixyl combined with Argireline from amos skin care. Never heard of these products before so was pretty skeptical of the claims and while I don’t swallow the entire hype I am seriously pleased with the results. Been using them for 3 weeks now morning and night and can see the results. My skin feels a bit tighter and I can start to see some of the fine lines vanish. Love your blog Nikki

  10. I have to get that root concealer that is genius I’m blonde but not as light as you Nikki ,but I do hate when my roots are showing grey and some brown ones!
    The only new things I’ve tried is the Trilogy Rosehip oil + antioxidant I use it as a serum and Lancome’s Nuerocalm night cream I tend to stick with things that I know won’t cause rashes these days,thank you for sharing your beauty buys with us,have a great day Nikki Xx

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