Following on from part 1 of my 2016 favourites, we are now another quarter through the year so it's time for the next round up of products I'm loving.

I'm still using all of the products from the first three months of the year, and I'm glad to say there have been a few more new discoveries to talk about, plus some re-discoveries... I much prefer writing these round up posts rather than writing a monthly favourites every four weeks as it gives me much longer to really try things out and get a real feel for the product and enough time to develop an honest and educated opinion on wether I would recommend something or not.



By far my favourite new discovery of the past three months is the Rituals Ayurveda Scrub, a purifying and refreshing body scrub containing Multani Clay and fragranced with Indian Rose. I have been using twice weekly in the shower as a scrub on my arms and legs and as a mask on my chest and back. It's really thick and gritty which means all dead skin is buffed away and when I use it as a mask (applied on dry skin and left for 5 minutes before rinsing) this leaves me skin so, so soft and it's been clearing up any blemishes or redness on my skin.
I can't stop talking about this to my family and friends, I really do love it and it will be one of those products I buy in bulk so that I'm never without it.

Another in shower product I really like is the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Body Bar, which is an exfoliating yet gentle soap. I've been mainly using this on my legs, firstly to exfoliate and secondly to calm my skin after shaving... It contains parsley flakes which buff away dead skin cells and opens the pores and the tea tree ingredient helps to calm down any soreness or rash after using my razor.

When I was in London I treated myself to my first product from The Balm; their Cindy-Lou Manizer Highlight. I set out to buy Mary-Lou but after swatching it's much too gold and glittery for my liking... Cindy-Lou is softer, a peachy pink shade and much prettier on my skin tone.
Not only is it a beautiful shade, it's really smooth and soft on the skin, and can be blended out to be really natural or built up for a bolder look.
As well as using this for my cheekbones, I've worn it applied lightly as a blush for a flush of colour and as an eyeshadow... It works great on the inner corner of the eye, on the brow bone or as an allover wash of colour on the lids. such a beautiful product, I wish I'd made the move and tried The Balm sooner!

I've recently blogged about all of my favourite concealers, but the one I've been most impressed with and reaching for daily for the past few months is the Seventeen Stay Time Concealer.
I think of this as a bit of a dupe for Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer, it's really easy to blend, high coverage and really illuminating. I love this for covering my under eye circles, any redness around my nose and for strobing with... best of all it's really affordable, I can't recommend this enough.

If I talk about how much I love bareMinerals Complexion Rescue anymore I fear that you'll all stop reading my blog through getting sick of me repeating myself about this product! I had to give it a mention in this favourites post though because it wasn't in my last one... Earlier in the year I was using Nars Sheer Glow as my base, but now that Summer is here and the weather has picked up I want a lighter base, which has meant I've gone back to my all-time favourite Complexion Rescue.
It's glowy, it's cooling, it increases skin hydration, it's just the best!
bareMinerals have also released some new shades this month, including a shade between the two I usually wear, which I can't wait to try.

It may seem a little random to be talking about a deodorant in a favourites post, but there is one which has really stood out from the crowd for me and has now become the only one I will wear. Before this I used to just buy whichever product was on offer without really taking any notice of brand or scent, but since using Sure Maximum Protection Stick Deodorant I haven't used any other.
I've used all varieties of this formula, and I have really liked them all, they smell lovely and fresh, apply so smoothly and best of all they keep me protected and dry for hours and hours, I can go all day on the hottest of days with this without feeling uncomfortable at all.

In May I started to use The Body Shop Chamomile Cleansing Butter, which I was drawn to as it's marketed as being suitable for sensitive skin. It's pretty much fragrance free, it just smells clean, but feels amazing on the skin... I apply this with my finger tips in circular motions and it melts into my skin, removing any makeup and dirt as it's melting. Once washed off my skin is always left feeling fresh, clean and really moisturised - it's such a dreamy product for anyone with dry skin.

Which products have you been loving recently?
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