Current Beauty Picks

Now and again, I find myself reaching for the same beauty products daily, so they become part of my routine! Today I wanted to chat about a few current favourites that have been staple products for me recently. I think these partly count as Spring beauty faves – since we have had a few sunny days I have definitely decide Spring is nearly here!

The Body Shop Skin Defence SPF 50 – This has been my most used beauty product this year, without a doubt. I reach for it everyday now. This is basically an SPF moisturiser, the best I have ever tried. It has SPF 50 which is perfect for use all year round to protect your skin. It has the most lightweight formula I have ever tried – it is quite a liquid formula so it glides easily over the skin and sinks in within seconds, to give smooth, protected skin. Honestly, this has become one of my all-time favourite skincare items and I can’t recommend it enough.

Kiko Highlighter in the colour 01 – This is so beautiful! This is a rediscovery of mine, I think I bought it last year, used it non-stop for a few months and ended up forgetting all about it Then a couple of weeks ago, I used it again and now I remember why I loved it so much. This is a lovely, white-gold based highlight that looks so pretty, against pale skin in particular. The formula is so smooth and finely milled that it just adds a beautiful glow. I’d really like to try more of the shades of the Kiko highlights.

EX1 Invisiwear foundation –  This is the colour F100 which I use when I am wearing self tan. This foundation gives medium to buildable coverage, with good lasting power yet has the most natural, skin enhancing finish. I wouldn’t call it matte or glowy – it is a happy medium. They recently expanded to a much larger colour range, which has a different shade system – I have the colour 2.0 too, which is about an NC15 in MAC for reference. I have a full review with shade comparisons of this foundation on my blog already, so I’ve linked here.

Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Perfume – I actually got this perfume in my M&S Beauty Advent Calendar but I haven’t used it that much until now. This is a beautiful perfume for the day time, it is fresh and feminine, really elegant. I love the size of this, it is perfect to add into my bag or purse to use on the go. I just love mini things, so cute.

What are your current go-to beauty items?



    • marblebeauty
      March 13, 2017 / 9:50 pm

      I reach for it even when I’m staying in because it makes for a lovely moisturiser or makeup base 🙂 xx

    • marblebeauty
      March 14, 2017 / 8:28 am

      I think it would be perfect for holidays! It’s really hydrating but doesn’t leave you really shiny like traditional SPF xxx

  1. March 14, 2017 / 2:48 am

    Lovely picks. I’m a huge fan of the EX1 foundation. There was a point in time when I would only use that one and nothing else, haha.

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

    • marblebeauty
      March 14, 2017 / 8:26 am

      Thank you! It’s such a great one isn’t it, I’m not surprised haha! Xxx

  2. Heidi
    March 14, 2017 / 7:45 am

    I need to try that skin defense! I have been searching one but for some reason, I haven’t checked Body Shop! Going there tomorrow then.

    Heidi | Heidi’s Planner

    • marblebeauty
      March 14, 2017 / 8:25 am

      It’s absolutely brilliant, favourite SPF I have tried! Let me know what you think of it if you decide to go for it! Xx

    • marblebeauty
      March 15, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      Aw thank you lovely!! I’ll have a look now❤️

  3. March 15, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I’ve always thought about using a standalone sunscreen during the day, and I would love to add a few drops of it into my hand cream as well. I’ve also refound my love for the body shop so I wouldn’t be surprised if I looked into buying one!

    • marblebeauty
      March 15, 2017 / 5:22 pm

      This would be great for that, as it feels like a moisturiser but is really an SPF! The boots botanical range have a great SPF hand cream if you were looking for one! X

  4. March 15, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Oooh I haven’t tried any face creams or makeup from The Body Shop before but this moisturiser sounds lovely! I’m always worried of wearing too high SPF as my face is super pale compared to the rest of my body haha but I guess it is much more important to be safe in the sun than getting a tan! Having travel-size perfume is so convenient to just pop in your bag for long days! M&S have such a great beauty counter! xxx

    • marblebeauty
      March 15, 2017 / 5:21 pm

      It is such a lovely formula, I feel like it would suit pretty much all skin types! My face is the same haha, I like to use a little self tan on my face now and again, ever since I learnt about sun damage leading to wrinkles 😅 I always forget how lovely m&s beauty range is, they have so many great brands! Xxxx

  5. March 15, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I’ve been dying to find a moisturizer with SPF in it, I always forget how important it is to protect your skin, face especially….and all year round too! The highlight is definitely a beautiful shade I like the idea of the “white gold base” tone, I bet it looks gorgeous on!

    xo, JJ

    • marblebeauty
      March 17, 2017 / 3:06 pm

      You’d definitely like this one then, it is so lovely! It is super pretty, I really want to check out more of their range! Xxx

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