31 July 2013

Monthly Favourites | July 2013

I hope that the end of July doesn't bring this beautiful weather to an end, I don't want to have to dig my jeans or tights out for at least another month! When the weather is this humid all I want is a make up free face but working all day everyday that's not possible unless I wanted to give someone the fright of their lives so I've been trying to keep it as light and minimal as I can get away with.

Thank you Selfridges Beauty Box for bringing the Sol De Janeiro Cooling mist into my life at just the right time! I've got through nearly all of this bottle in the past month, it's the the perfect sunbathing companion for when the heat is just too much and when I've not got it with me in the garden it's on my bedside table and I have a spray before I get into bed to help make these sticky nights a bit more bearable. I absolutely love this Topshop Lip Bullet in Covet the shade is the perfect peach and the formula is in a league of it's own, full coverage with one swipe, long lasting and easy to apply, I need to pick up a few more shades! I've been using Origins VitaZing daily since this glorious weather has come around on its own on particularly good skin days (the tint gives surprisingly good, even coverage) or under a thin layer of foundation but even under foundation the radiance this gives is still noticeable. This is SPF 15 which you should probably wear a little higher on your face to be fully protected but any sun protection is better than none! MAC Royal Sunset was part of the All About Orange collection which seems to be sold out online but I'm not sure if you could find one of these at a MAC counter. This is undoubtedly my favourite blusher right now, a beautiful bright pink based peach which brightens my whole complexion and gives a really healthy looking flush to the cheeks, perfection! Another perfect accessory for these summer months are the Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons (Review here) and my colour of choice is Peach on the Beach, these are glossy, light weight and moisturising and currently on 3 for 2 in Boots so you have an excuse to buy more than one shade! In this months Glossybox I received Alterna Bamboo Style Boohoo Waves which in simple terms is a salt spray. And what makes this spray so special I hear you ask?!  It's the first salt spray that hasn't dried my hair out and made it crispy, it didn't make it overly tangled, it remained soft and manageable, I could even get my fingers through my hair without any trouble and the waves that were left after rough drying my hair and sitting in the garden were smooth and defined. I would definitely recommend this for anyone on the hunt for hair that looks like they've just stepped off the beach! Another step to soft, manageable hair that I've discovered this month is Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor Deep Conditioner . I literally pop a generous layer from mid length down to the tips of my hair and then make myself busy for 3 minutes until I rinse it off and hello silky soft hair that isn't making my Tangle Teezer work hard enough! I got this from my local Asda and it was 3 Aussie products for £10 so chuck some in your trolley next time you're doing the food shop!

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  1. I love origin products =)

  2. I need that blusher! + I would love to try a Lip bullet :) x



    1. I would definitely recommend them :) xx

  3. You've picked out some seriously great products. I've been dying to try the Topshop lip bullets for a while now but the small Topshop in my town doesn't stock make-up.

    Lindsey. x

    1. Why thank you :) Neither does mine grrrrrr, I bulked up my sale order with a couple of makeup bits xx

  4. must tries! love your blog!

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