June Favourites

june favourite 2014

ESTEE LAUDER BLUSHER IN ELECTRIC PINK I have used this blusher every single day since I purchased it. It is the perfect natural flush of colour which lasts all day

RIMMEL MATCH PERFECTION FOUNDATION IN IVORY This foundation has a lovely consistency and is easily blendable with both fingers or brushes and because it doesn’t have any shimmer it is the perfect day foundation

INDEED LABS EYSILIX EYE CREAM This eye cream has a beautiful creamy texture and is really moisturising but doesn’t leave your under eye feeling tight

YANKEE CANDLE IN PINEAPPLE CILANTRO This is a lovely sweet scent for summer and tastes delectable

REN ROSA CENTIFOLIA HOT CLOTH CLEANSER This is only a sample size but I will definitely be purchasing the full size. This cleanser is creamy and lifts off all makeup including mascara and smells wonderful

DIOR VERNIS IN TRA-LA-LA This polish has a wonderful smooth texture and the colour is absolutely stunning. I have never had so many compliments about my nails before

MAYBELLINE ONE BY ONE MASCARA This was a firm favourite of mine years ago so I was so glad when they reissued it last year. This gives a lovely natural look that lengthens and separates lashes

SOAP AND GLORY ARCHERY BROW TINT AND PENCIL This is the perfect colour for both my hair and skin tone and I tend to use the pencil end more to give a natural brow look, however, the tint end is good for when there is gap in your brow

IT’S A 10 MIRACLE LEAVE-IN PRODUCT This leave in conditioner is amazing. It really nourishes the hair without making it greasy. Baby soft hair after the first use

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Favourite concealers

favourite concealers 2014

SOAP AND GLORY KICK ASS CONCEALER | I have this in the shade ‘light’. This is a duo concealer that also comes with a finishing powder so is an all in one product. The one concealer is yellow toned for concealing blemishes and the other one is peach toned for concealing dark circles under the eyes. This product has a lovely creamy texture and is fantastic for a holiday as you only need to take the one product. This is a bargain at £10 considering that it is very similar to the bobby brown concealer duos!

COLLECTION LASTING PERFECTION CONCEALER | I have this in shades 1 and 2 which I mix to get my perfect shade. This is a cult beauty product that has become a staple for concealing blemishes. In a review last year I said that I was not a fan of this product because it made my eyes very sensitive when used under the eyes, however as a blemish concealer it is fantastic. It has no shimmer or highlighter in it at all so is ideal for breakouts. They also have a good selection of colours with shade 1 being the palest concealer I have ever discovered.

BENEFIT ERASE PASTE | I have this in shade 1 ‘fair’. This is a very strange almost gel like texture. I apply it using my finger and it blends beautifully. It has a peach tone so I only use it under my eyes and not on blemishes. It gives a lovely natural look but my only criticism of this product is that it smells kind of like playdoh!

RIMMEL WAKE ME UP CONCEALER | I have no idea what shade I have as all the writing has work off but I would guess that it is the palest shade. This has almost ran out and I will definitely be repurchasing it straight away. It is my all time favourite under eye concealer. It gives a very natural look whilst still covering dark circles. It also has a slight shimmer to it that really brightens your under eyes! Also at around the £7 mark it is well worth trying!

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Autumn Lip Essentials

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Blistex Relief Cream | This is definitely my number 1 winter lip essential. This cream is designed to relieve cracked lips but is also for use on cold sores. I use this when my lips are in their worst condition and have cracked. This has quite a menthol/medicinal taste but really works. A product for those days when nothing else will cut it. The only criticism I have is that due to the metal tube, it is not handbag practical. If the tube gets squished, when you open it it just keeps coming out so is a huge waste of the product.

Hawaiian Tropic Lip Gloss in Mango Papaya | This will seem like a strange product to have in an autumn post. For those of you who are not familiar with the brand, Hawaiian Tropic produce sun cream. However this lip gloss tastes so god damn good that it is an all year round essential. Plus it has spf 25 so you’re keeping your lips protected all year round!

Lanolips Lemonaid | I held off buying this product for months due to the price. It is £8.99 which seems ridiculous for a lip balm. I finally succumbed to temptation and do not feel at all guilty. This lip balm is amazing. It so so thick it really does moisturise your lips for hours after application. This would be a fantastic product for overnight moisturisation, however due to the pretty shimmer I prefer to use this during the day as I don’t normally wear lipstick.  It tastes amazing and it has a slight pretty shimmer. There’s nothing else to say. A fantastic product!

Lush Mint Juleps Lip Scrub | This is the perfect accompaniment to all the other products listed. Lush’s range of lip scrubs are made from sugar so you lick them off after scrubbing. I use this before AM and PM and follow with either Lanolips or my 8 Hour Cream. No mess and they taste amazing. My favourite is the mint juleps one which tastes like mint chocolate, however all the other flavours are divine. This gives the perfect base for applying lip balm and lip colour. 

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream | This is a cult beauty product and certainly lives up to its reputation. I use this overnight to keep my lips hydrated. I have to confess that I have an awful habit of biting my lips when i’m stressed so this really helps to repair them overnight. You can also use this product on other areas such as the cuticles or patches of dry skin. Quite pricey but lasts for ages!

Soap and Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Gloss Stick in Nudist | I bought this product purely for the name but was pleasantly surprised. I don’t normally wear much colour on my lips at all so I went for the nudist shade. This is a gorgeous natural shade with an edible vanilla scent. These apply nicely and last for a few hours. An added bonus is that the packaging is handbag friendly.