Monday, 28 July 2014


This month has flown by and finally we're seeing some summer sun! The products I've been enjoying the most this month are to do with the hotter weather because who doesn't love some bright colours and easy to wear items!

I've been using my Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation more this month as its a lot more lightweight compared to Estee Lauder double wear and also contains a SPF so this is a perfect alternative to heavy foundations. My skin is finally on its way to being spot free and completely soft without silly dry patches, so this works perfectly. I just love the fact its a great alternative between a heavy foundation and a tinted moisturiser.

To compliment the lighter foundation I do find by 3pm the afternoon shine sets in, yes we all know the one, so my trusty MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural gets a dusting just over my t-zone to counteract the shiny forehead and nose and keeps me looking fresh till the end of the day. The skinfinish has a slight sheen to it, in that its not matte, not glittery or shimmery in anyway but gives a nice finish to the skin that looks healthy without being matte and unnatural looking.

Another MAC product I've gone back to is the MAC Select Cover Up Concealer in NC20. This concealer is one I've had for a while and when my beloved Bo-ing ran out I went back to this simply as it was all I had and there was no need to buy a new one. As a blogger its so easy to repurchase or buy something new but I bet we all have a billion things that can easily suffice another! This is a great concealer and does the job of concealing dark circles and sometimes around my nose, luckily I have no spots at the moment so haven't needed to use it on them but no grumbles, just damn well works!

My favourite blushers I own all are in this palette by Sleek. The Sleek Makeup Pink Lemonade Blush by 3 Blusher Palette is such a beautiful versatile compact. With three on trend and easy to wear pinks, with the middle being a creme blush these are just my go to everyday blush. These last all day long and have beautiful pigmentation and sheen to them. I alternate everyday which to use as they all compliment any look but for £9.99 these are great to have in your makeup bag and come with a fairly big mirror too!

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze is one I've spoken about dozens of times but is just a beautiful colour, I've been wearing this all over the lid and saves me 5 minutes of faffing and blending other eyeshadows. The lazy person shadow, I admit, but its beauty and saves me time. I need more of these for summer, a big fan of creme eyeshadows because they just give glam and the look of effort without much thought!

Rimmel London's Kate Moss Lipstick in 101 is a gorgeous everyday pink, very similar to Angel by MAC but at a 1/4 of the price, these lipsticks are fairly matte yet creamy in formula, a very different lipstick texture but enjoyable nonetheless. This was under £5 and a beautiful everyday colour, I do find my lips need to be very moisturised but this is just a great quality lipstick, and I love the packaging!

I've recently just finished some time at Bourjois makeup's PR team doing some work experience, and was a lot of fun. One of the colours I received was this gorgeous peach. This So Laque Glossy Nail Polish in 14, Pamplerousse is gorgeous. Such a summery colour which only took minutes to apply and looks effortlessly shiny too. What I'm most impressed with, and shamefully my boyfriend was too is that even on day 4 these haven't chipped. I'm notorious for chipped nails, I don't do it on purpose, but so many of my colours chip, whether its just wear and tear or a bad nail polish. But these haven't worn at all, and my boyfriend always comments on it saying its much nicer to see a good manicure so full marks there!

Lastly, is a scent! I rarely talk about scents but this is worth a mention. The Ted Baker Body Spray which is what I'm guessing to be the original scent, or to do with butterflies, is beautiful. I don't normally like body sprays but in the summer these are great, especially water ones, not aerosol. They are refreshing and give you a boost of fragrance especially when hot. This spray has bergamot, red fruit and patchouli in the notes, it smells expensive and glorious and just very girly with the hint of musk. I love it and if you like scents like Just Pink and maybe Britney perfumes this is a beautiful one to have in your handbag for touchups.

What have you been loving this month? Any summer essentials?

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