Well here we are guys and dolls, another two months has passed and that can only mean one thing; another favourites! Don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about how fast the time has gone and how I really cannot believe it’s August already. I’m thinking it for sure, but I shan’t mention it. Ok let’s get right into what things and products I’ve been loving this past month!
Sweet Peas | These guys have really been thriving in our garden lately, and that means there’s always plenty in the house! They are really gorgeous colours, and they are one of my favourite scents.
Collection’s Extreme Felt tip Eyeliner | This product is insane. I bought it one day just to have it in my bag, but from using it, I’ve been obsessed ever since, and I haven’t been using any other eyeliner since. Recently I even tested it against the YSL felt tip eyeliner, and the Collection one lasted longer and even stayed on in water.
All About The Eyes Palette | When I’ve been having a bit more time to do my makeup I’ve been loving adding an orange toned gold to my eyes, as I feel it really brings out the blue of them. This palette is also amazing for creating a smoky eye effect, so for me it’s a perfect day-to-night palette.
Lancôme’s L’absolu Rouge in #06 ‘Rose Nu’ | This lipstick brings out the pink of the lips, while still keeping your whole look natural. I’ve been loving it for a long time now, but especially this month when I’ve been wearing slightly more on my eyes, I want a lipstick that’s lightweight and lightly pigmented, so altogether it isn’t too much.
Salon Professional Ultra Hold Hairspray | I’ve mentioned this hairspray before, but I’ve never stopped loving it. I’ve particularly been using it recently because these amazing summer days are lovely, but a gust of wind can really ruin a hairstyle, so I’ve been using this for securing my style so it’s weather-proof.
That’s it for my July Favourites! What have you guys been loving this past month? Let me know!
We are officially nearing the end of January! So I thought it to be quite apt for me to share with you, the products that I’ve been loving this month. I’ve kept things quite simple because otherwise we’d all be here for a very long time and nobody wants that. So here we go!
Katy Perry’s Meow Perfume | This is such a light, cotton candy-esque scent, that I have adored since my friends bought it for me for my 17th birthday. It’s a really girly bottle (and shaped like a cat, so it’s one of the most amazing bottles ever), and the scent itself isn’t much different. I just really like this scent for this late winter/early spring time because we are moving away from the common autumnal/winter, warmer scents like gingerbread, pumpkin pie, and Yankee Candles Roast Turkey and Stuffing, and into the slightly cooler, fresher scents of spring. This perfume will have you excited for daffodils.
Argan Oil Heat Defence Leave in Spray | Now if you like to style your hair with heat, you are doing your hair a massive disservice if you are not preparing it to handle that heat. Your hair doesn’t tap you on the shoulder and tell you that it is being damaged while you’re styling it, it waits until you’ve done enough damage and simply starts to break off. So I beg of you, USE A HEAT DEFENCE SPRAY. So since we’re on the topic, this product. This product, with moroccan argan oil extract, works absolute wonders on your hair. In it’s own words, it is “Hydrating, Nourishing and Cleansing.” All you have to do is shake it and spray it generously through the main body of your hair, making sure to focus on the ends and away from the roots. Just get this spray, your hair will thank you later.
Imperial Leather’s Moisturising Face and Hand Wash | This may seem like a strange thing to include in my favourites, but if you suffer from dry skin from time to time, you’ll wonder what you were using before this product. While it can be used as just a liquid hand soap, when used in conjunction with your night time skin routine, after removing your makeup and before applying your moisturiser, this face wash is gentle on skin, containing almond oil and vitamin E. It leaves your skin not only feeling clean and makeup free, but hydrated. Preparing it to be even more grateful than usual for your evening moisturiser.
Lush’s Fresh Hair booklet | I picked this up on my way out of a short trip into Lush a few weeks ago with my pals, just because there was a stack of them to be honest. But oh my was I in for a great surprise! This handy little book not only details all of Lush’s new products, (I’m a particular fan of the Shampoo bars, you can get up to 40 washes out of one AND they are said to boost growth!) But it is filled with little tips and tricks to revive dry hair, tame unruly flyaways and how to eat right to improve the condition of your hair. (And it’s free!)
Mua’s Mega Volume Mascara | This mascara does exactly what it says on the tin (or in this case, mascara box?…) It is just not possible to be wasteful with this mascara, just a few flicks of the wand and you are good to go! Hands down, the longest and fullest any mascara has ever made my lashes look.
Collection’s Work the Colour in shade #22 ‘Lilac Daze’ | I’ve been on the lookout for a lilac nail varnish for what feels like an eternity now, so when I saw this one on sale I just grabbed it because it was a pretty shade. I have since been entirely converted to Collection Cosmetics. This varnish has a really good pigmentation, meaning I needed only 2 coats and I had the gorgeous lilac nails that I had been craving. Not to mention this brand has incredible lasting power, only showing slight signs of chipping after 6 days of wear.
Rimmel London’s Moisture Renew Lipstick in shade #360 ‘As You Want Victoria’ | Coming out of the winter months I have been adoring this lipstick. It’s incredibly pigmented, has great lasting power, only needing to be retouched after a good couple of hours and it’s moisturising! No need to be applying any other than this to your lips, it feels and looks, amazing. This shade is a girly pink but also dark and striking enough that it can be a statement on it’s own, with a simple cat-eye and nude eyeshadow tones.
Rimmel London’s Glam Eyes Liquid Liner | My. favourite. product of. all. time. This liner applies so easily. The thin brush means it lasts longer than other liquid liners, and miles longer than eyeliner pens; which tend to be much thicker, meaning your line can be too thick and you have the hassle of thinning it out and making it match the other eye. I have fallen in love with this liquid liner and I don’t see myself ever trying another brand.
That’s it from me, let me know in the comments below what you’ve been loving this month, I’d love to hear what products you’re using!