Now that we’re in May it is time for my April faves. Usually it’s not really that easy for me to pick faves, ’cause I feel like there’s products I use daily (one needs to brush her teeth e.g.), but that doesn’t automatically mean I love them, you know? But in April things have been easy and most of the products you will have seen on these shores during my pre-travel posts already:
The first one is the body lotion a friend gave to me and she herself got a hold of these during her stay at the InterContinental Warsaw, if I remember correctly. Cannot say if you can purchase these products anywhere or if they’re exclusively to this hotel (or maybe even hotel group) but if you should ever stay in this particular branch or see them elsewhere – grab ’em while you can, they’re lush. I liked all four products I had with me, but the body lotion in particular was my fave out of them. So lemon-y, so summer-y, so fresh. The hoarder in me wants to hold on to this, ’cause it’s “hard to get a hold of”, but I am forcing myself to using it off, so you will see this guy again in May’s empties #fingerscrossed
The Clarins HydraQuench Cream-Mask I actually used as a night cream while I was in the UK rather than a hydrating face-mask, because I feel like the water in the UK is much “harder” on my skin than the water in Germany, so my skin actually needed a little more nourishment. I applied a thin layer in the evenings after I’ve cleansed my face (obviously) and then another thin layer before I went to bed and it worked perfectly that way. I’m actually thinking of purchasing the regular size to use as its designated purpose every once in a while, ’cause this small size is just too fab for traveling, so I won’t be using that off, since I don’t remember where I got it from.
The CD Waterlily Deodorant I just bought on a whim. It was the only travel sized deodorant I’ve found that didn’t contain aluminum when I went looking for one at my local drugstore. And now that I’ve used it I want to get the big size. It’s fresh and air-y and flower-y, but not in your face flower-y, you know what I mean? I’m on the hunt. And I’m not the only one apparently, it’s always bloody sold out.
The Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion is another surprise for me. I just brought this with me, because it was the only neutral scented body lotion I had in a travel size but didn’t really expect to like it. I’m usually very particular when it comes to moisturizers, ’cause a lot of times they feel very tacky, as if they wouldn’t sink in properly. But this Clarins’s one surprised me. I’m thinking of treating myself to the big size in the nearer future, just to see if the love continues. It felt really lovely on my skin.
And lastly we’re having a lip balm by Louis Widmer. After I came back from my trip my lips were really messed up, which is not to blame on the trip but on the seasons changing. And I remembered I had this one somewhere in my stash. It fixed my lips in days and that usually doesn’t happen. And especially with Spring coming up it was particularly important for me to get my lips back on track, ’cause I really wanna wear them bright fun colors. This has now made its way into my on-the-go beauty bag.
I hope this was somewhat interesting and maybe even a little helpful to you! If you have any questions or recommendations – pop ’em down below!