Monday, 28 July 2014

June/July Favourites

Hello everyone!
I didn't write a post last month for my favourites because I didn't see too much point as there was only a minimal number of products. Instead I thought I would combine my June favourites with my July favourites and write about them all here.
Just like in my last post, I took advantage of the sun and had a mini photoshoot outside instead of just using a bed throw as the background in the pictures!

I mentioned the Tanya Burr Lipgloss in 'Chic' in my May favourites and I just had to mention it again! It is the most gorgeous lip gloss and the shade is perfect for any look and any time of the year. It spells like strawberry laces too so that's a plus :) I have also been enjoying using the Estée Lauder Lipstick in 'Pink Sand' underneath the lipgloss and they both work really well together. Throughout June I was loving the MAC Lipstick in 'Sunny Seoul' which I haven't used in July but want to in August! It is a really nice corally-pink shade which if you wanted more colour for summer instead of a nude lip, this is one to have a look at :)

An eyeshadow look I was wearing constantly in June was the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze' as a base and then the darker shade in my NARS 'Isolde' Eyeshadow Duo on top and then blended out. I mentioned this duo in my May favourites as well and I love the pigmentation of the shadows, they are so easy to work with especially on top of a cream base.

The Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation wasn't a foundation I was massively interested to use on its own as I have previously mixing it with other foundations to try and make a better colour. However, since I haven't been getting on too well with the NARS Sheer Glow (unfortunately) I thought I would try this out. It is so light that you can hardly feel it on your skin and the coverage is quite buildable (nothing concealer can't figure out if not!) It has a flawless finish and lasts all day. Although the colour isn't perfect because I am sadly so pale, it's now one of my favourite foundations.

The Zoeva Brushes have been talked about by practically every blogger/vlogger you could think of, especially, the rose gold collection. I was so excited to receive this set from my grandad for my birthday last month and I have been loving the 102, 110, 142 and 127 brushes the most. The 102 is perfect for foundation (although not the best with NARS Sheer Glow), the 110 is my favourite for blending concealer and 142 is just as good as the 110 but for those small areas you can't get to, like the inner corners of your eyes. Finally, the 127 is my favourite brush for blush out of every brush I have tried in the past!

I have been wearing the Tanya Burr Nail Polish in 'Bright and Early' for at least a month. Having so many bottles of nail polish, I can never decide which one to use but I have been reaching for this over anything else recently. It is honestly the perfect pink summer shade and nothing like I have seen from other brands.

The Avène Eau Thermale Thermal Spring Water is one of my must have products throughout the summer. It is the best thing to use to cool yourself down in the heat.
The LUSH Tea Tree Water has got to be my favourite toner and I always go back to this one whenever I can. I don't like near to a LUSH store so sometimes have to stick with whatever I can find in Boots but I still haven't found anything that I like more than the LUSH one. It never breaks me out and always feels like it is actually doing something (whether it actually is or not I'm not sure.)

I have been using the NUXE Reve De Miel Lip Balm ever since I got it over a month ago for my birthday and know I understand why every blogger was constantly raving about it. I apply it at night after my moisturiser and it has really improved how soft my lips are and reduced how chapped they were before. It smells like chocolate orange to so that's a plus! :)
Talking about things that smell nice, the Sugar Crush Body Wash and the Smoothie Star Breakfast Scrub from Soap & Glory are some of the nicest smelling shower products I have ever used! The body wash is a scent I never used to like and can take some time for you to get used to it but it is so refreshing and you end up walking around smelling like a lime haha! The scrub smells good enough to eat as it smells just like cookie dough! I'm not a massive scrubs fan and I don't really like the feeling of them but this doesn't seem as gritty or like you're rubbing sand over your body.

I still haven't found anything as good as my favourite TIGI hair products but for a cheap quick drugstore product, the Garnier Ultimate Blends The Sleek Restorer Shampoo and Conditioner have been so nice to use! There are different ones available for different hair types and I am currently using the one for dry, frizzy hair. If anyone has used/likes the smell of the Chocomania shower cream from The Body Shop then you will love the smell of this! It leaves my hair feeling so soft and sleek and have already repurchased the shampoo! Take their quiz to find out the best one for your hair.

Daytime TV has always been terrible but recently I have been obsessed with watching The Speakmans on ITV. They are not a couple I had previously heard of but they help people to get rid of phobias and anxiety disorders and they work wonders! Although, I will admit listening to an episode behind a cushion whilst they were dealing with a phobia of spiders instead of actually watching :p I haven't missed one episode since they started the series and I hope it doesn't finish soon!

I haven't included these in the pictures because I ate the Príncipe Biscuits and I forgot the Gü After Dark Hot Chocolate Soufflés were in the fridge! The biscuits are like a normal biscuit with chocolate filling and they might not sound like anything special but trust me they are the best biscuits you can buy! Unfortunately I think they are only available in Spain and France. The soufflés are to die for but quite pricey, they are a chocolate pudding which you heat in the oven and they kind of like a sponge with melted chocolate inside, look both things up online, you won't be disappointed!

What have you been loving throughout June and July?



  1. that NARS duo looks amazing. I've been loving their duo in the shade Brumes!

    1. Ooo I haven't heard of that shade! I'll take a look online :) xx

  2. Loved this post and I really like a lot of the products mentioned .There are a few that I've never tried, but look forward to! I've also heard a lot of great things abou the Zoeva brushes, I really want to try them. Do you prefer them over say, MAC brushes?

    1. Aww thank you! I only have one MAC brush so I can't really make a comparison but from what I have heard is that the Zoeva brushes are just as good :) x

  3. I love reading favourites posts, I think I'm just naturally nosy ha. I keep hearing great things about the Rimmel Perfect Match foundation, I think I'm definitely going to have to check it out. And how perfect is the shade of the Tanya Burr polish?! Going to have to hunt that down, too. I feel like reading this post is not going to do my bank account any favours ha.
    The Reve de Miel is my absolute favourite, I'm so happy they started selling it in the UK!
    You have a new follower btw, gorgeous blog xx

    francesca | on-thebias | fashion, beauty, lifestyle

    1. I'm glad they changed the formula of the rimmel foundation because it find it works so much better with other foundations and it doesn't oxidise as much which is good! I got the Tanya Burr nail polish for my birthday 2 months ago and I think I have only worn a different colour twice for very short amounts of time, it is the perfect summer shade! Every blog post I read doesn't do my bank any favours :p haha
      Thank you for following! :) xx

  4. I've always wanted to try Lush skin care products. Their handmade stuff seems to work wonders. It makes me really curious :)


    1. I've also tried their Ultrabland cleanser and absolutely loved it! I haven't tried much from LUSH to be honest so I will have to go and pick a few things up when I'm paid. You should definitely try some of their products :) xx

  5. Totally want to try the Nuxe lip balm. I can't justify buying one just yet; I have way too many lip balms at the moment! Once I hit pan completely on one, though, I will definitely rush out to get one.

    Tiff | AMtoPM

    1. You should give it a go! I've had it for about 4 months now and still have hardly made a dent in the pot! So moisturising too :) xx


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