3 Jul 2012

June beauty favourites

The sun sort of messed up some of these photos, but I'm not complaining - it was nice just to see the sun!  So here are most of the things I've loved in June.  I hope you like the different back drop - something a bit more interesting than the plain white wall I'd been using - it's my new blogging desk :)



Hair and body products

N-Spa fruit pomegranate and butter milk shower sorbet - this is my favourite shower gel of the moment - I love the colour and I love the smell of this - it's cheap too so a total winner.  I blogged about this range here.

Marc Jacobs Tropical Splash - certainly my most spritzed fragrance in June.  I got this in the delicious Kumquat scent, and although it's a 'splash' it's much longer lasting than I expected.  I blogged about this here.

Bumble and Bumble Sunday Shampoo - I ordered this towards the end of the month together with a new bottle of my previous favourite for greasiness - the Redken scalp detox - as I'd heard good things about this clarifying shampoo.  You're supposed to use it once a week, but I've been using it every day as my hair is responding so well to it.  I'll do a full review on this after I've used it a bit longer.


Face products 

Ginerva marvel gel* - the best thing I've ever used to combat blackheads on the nose (eww) - review coming soon.

L'Occitane Angelica Hydration face mist* - the smell of this is amazing and I spritz it on my face far more than is necessary just so that I can take another sniff.  Full review here.

Estee Lauder Double Wear and Double Wear Maximum - there was something up with my skin earlier this month, so I decided I needed t return to some trusted products until I figured out what was making me break-out.  Somehow this led to me spending money I didn't have on not one but two new Estee Lauder foundations - I knew my skin got on well with double wear and decided to get double wear maximum to use as a concealer.  I think I may have found the my holy grail combo! I reviewed double wear before here, but I'm going to do an updated review with my new shade and the maximum.  

Real Techniques buffing brush - new love for this brush this month as it is the perfect tool for applying my double wear foundation.  There's a review on the full set this is a part of, here.  

MAC MSF natural - I have a confession... I didn't like this.  There I said it - I didn't like MAC MSF - cue gasps of horror.  I haven't mentioned this on my blog before (I don't think), despite having owned it for probably more than a year.  I couldn't seem to figure out how to apply it to get the right results, and it made some of my foundations look cakey.  I don't know why, but with my new double wear foundation combination, this is the perfect finishing touch and I'm now converted!

MAC Painterly paint pot - boring I know, same as last month, but I use it nearly every day!

Olay Total effects 7 signs moisturiser - as I mentioned earlier, there was something making my skin break out, so as well as going back to a trusted foundation, I re-purchased a moisturiser that has always served me well too.  

Paul & Joe blush in Nymph*  - I've been really into pink cheeks and lips in June.  This blush is such a delicate candy pink and it's really buildable.  I blogged about the range here but need to get some swatches of this blush done too.


Lip products (and another blush)

Vivo baked blush in peaches and cream - how this ended up with the lip products I just don't know - I wear it on my cheeks, honest.  This is a lovely glowy blush - it's a rich warm peach shade with just the right amount of shimmer - no heavy glitter or anything like that.  

Nuxe reve de miel - my new favourite product for dry lips - review here.

Look Beauty lipstick in baby doll - I think this lippie caused my pink obsession this month.  It's a bright candy pink, but it's really easy to wear.  I need to swatch all of my Look Beauty lipsticks and blog them soon.

MUA love hearts lip balm in sugar lips* - I got back into using this love hearts lip balm this month as it goes really well over a pink lipstick for a softer look and for easy touch ups when it's not convenient to apply lipstick.  I love the smell of these too, and they're not sticky.

Are any of these your favourites?
*Some of these products were PR samples

23 comments:

  1. Great monthly favourites. I may have to try some of these bits - I love the look of the peaches and cream blush and the Marc Jacobs Tropical Splash especially xx

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    1. Thanks hun and yes they're both lovely and well priced xx

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  2. You have a right little stash here ha. That blusher is so pretty xx

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    1. I'm never good at narrowing down my favourites to a few items!

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  3. i LOVE ginvera products! their bb cream is great too! xx

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    1. That's good to know - I'm about to try it x

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  4. I have the vivo blusher and the look lipsticks - Great products :]

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  5. I could not live without the my Mac MSF!! I really want to try the Bumble and Bumble Sunday shampoo! :) x

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    1. I can't recommend the shampoo enough - my hair feels so weightless xx

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  6. I love the N-Spa range, they smell delish and feel so nice on the skin.

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  7. I've not tried any of these products but want the Paul and Joe blusher now! x

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  8. That pomegranate shower gel sounds amazing! xx

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  9. I'm also loving the Real Techniques brushes, and MUA lipbalm :) Great post, the Nuxe reve de miel looks amazing! x

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  10. Great monthly favourites! I am also loving the RT Buffinf brush, its fab! x

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  11. I have that Vivo Blush. Its such a cute colour. I have made a note of the L'Occitane face mist, i am going to give it a try.

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    1. It's the perfect peach and yes you must smell the Angelica spray, it's so good xx

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  12. I felt the same about MSFN when I first got it, now am liking it more! Love my Nuxe reve de miel!

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