August 10th 2021
The readers' edit: 16 skincare, makeup and wellness buys you added to your basket last month
June 4th 2021 / 0 comment
From beauty-editor approved skincare to sleep-inducing supplements and a seriously uplifting candle, here are your most purchased items from May
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From makeup to help you get ready for socialising again, to candles and pyjamas to luxuriate in when you get home from the outside world, here's everything you bought last month, including budget skincare buys to soothe scorched summer skin and face tan mists to fake a glow when the sun is playing ball.
You were obviously as impressed as we were when makeup pro Caroline Barnes used this in her GTG in 7 makeup challenge, colouring in her lids in seconds for a hand-painted yet impossibly chic look in next to no time.
In our newsletter (sign up here to receive) we compiled an edit of the best off-the-shoulder dresses for summer and this one struck a chord with you, flying off the virtual shelves. The shirred top makes it comfortable on even the hottest days.
Iconic makeup artist Pati Dubroff teamed up with Beauty Pie on an eight-piece makeup edit and it rightfully caused quite a stir, making it into many of your shopping baskets last month.
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111Skin Concentrates, £125
Beauty editor Jane Druker fell so hard for these little tubes that she declared ampoules the new sheet mask, praising them for deeply nourishing her skin and undoing the effects of pollution, sunlight and stress.
We suspect you might have been getting into the summer skincare mood like we have, swerving rich creams in favour of light, gel moisturisers like this budget buy from Skin Proud which sinks in like a dream and quenches even the thirstiest of skin. It's no surprise so many of you treated yourselves to it, we're big fans too.
H&M Calf Length Skirt, £19.99
We're with you in your love of swishy, dress-up or dress-down midi-skirts. This was another fashion buy we featured in our newsletter; we loved it so much we bought it in all three colours.
Digital writer Melanie included these drops in her empties last month, praising them for sending her off into the land of nod – fingers crossed they worked for you too, as many of you purchased them following the feature.
Who doesn't love a scented candle? Especially one that smells as fruity and uplifting as this purse-friendly delight, which GTG's social media manager Jemma burned all the way down last month. We guess the joyful scent struck a chord with you too!
Another favourite of Jemma's, this SPF lip balm doesn’t leave you with an ashy white cast and has a completely transparent shine that’s almost gloss-like. It's not the slightest bit sticky, just incredibly nourishing and irresistibly scented thanks to shea butter and hyaluronic acid. With the weather heating up it's no surprise so many of you treated yourself to this.
Vieve Skin Dew, £19
It seems you're all as big fans of MUA Jamie Genvieve as we are; we shouted this out as one of the new makeup launches we were most excited about this summer and you bought it in droves, ready for the wet-look shine we're all after as the weather heats up.
Hum Nutition Hair Sweet Hair, £27.25 for 30
GTG's editorial director Victoria loves these vitamin gummies which contain biotin (essential for strong hair) and B12 (for energy) and folic acid, which helps red blood cells carry oxygen around the body. Her glowing review obviously swayed you as they were one of the most-purchased items last month!
ASOS Design Candy Stripe Pyjamas, from £9.80
We declared it summer pyjama season the second the current heatwave hit and you must have felt the same, adding these sweet jimjams to your ASOS orders.
Another heatwave friendly buy, GTG's Jemma loves this for a cooling hit of hydration on hot days. You can use it as either a gel for an instant hit of moisture or straight from the freezer (which we highly recommend) for an icy antidote for puffy eyes and skin. When frozen it has a very satisfying slushy texture that instantly melts in the skin and feels incredible.
When we interviewed Pussycat Doll and radio presenter Ashley Roberts she told us this collagen powder is her favourite way to boost her collagen, adding a spoonful to her smoothies. We've long admired Ashley's flawless skin and you obviously feel the same, having stocked up on this since reading the piece.
Last month we reviewed eight face tanning mists (on camera) to see which gave the most natural glow. It seems you were most convinced by the tan that this lightweight mist gave, as it was the most purchased of all the ones we reviewed. Victoria loved it too, because after using it you're tanned from the get-go and can choose the depth of your colour. It’s completely natural, non-drying and the tan it gave lasted two days. Although not the cheapest, one bottle will see you through the entire summer.
There must be some organisation fans among you, because this handy storage device for your lotions and potions was one of the items you bought most of last month after reading our guide to the best makeup storage devices.