Showing posts with label july favourites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label july favourites. Show all posts

Thursday, August 3, 2017

July Favourites!

Can you believe it's already August? This summer just flew by and I feel so overwhelmed because August is going to be a super busy month for me, preparing for University in the Fall and such. I haven't tried out too much this past month but I think I have a pretty decent round up of favourites to share with you all! I liked to keep it simple with my makeup in July, doing a lot of one shadow all over the lid type looks, and I think it looked really nice (plus so much faster to achieve!)
The first thing I've really been obsessing over is the Nip + Fab Soften Kale Fix Clay Mask. I've tried the whole line of their Kale products (review coming soon!), but this is the one product I'm so hooked on. If you have any issues with your skin looking dull or dry (which can happen, summer or winter!), put this on your skin and you'll reveal soft, radiant skin. I've been using it twice a week since I got it, and it's quickly become a must-have in my skincare routine.

Like I said before, I've really been enjoying one shadow all over the lid type looks this summer, and when I want something a bit more dramatic and eye catching, I always reached for Colourpop's Super Shock Shadow in 'White Rabbit' which is the most gorgeous mix of a shimmery copper with the hint of pink.
For lips, I've been switching between 2 different products all month. First, when I want a more natural lip look, I've been loving the BITE Amuse Bouche Liquid Lipstick in Eclair. This was sent to me (along with 2 other shades) from Influenster, and I've been addicted to it ever since. This shade is a pretty dusty rose colour that looks good with any makeup look. I'll have a full review on that soon!
The other lip product I've been loving is the Covergirl Oh Sugar! Lipstick in Punch. I recently dyed my hair black and I love how my hair looks paired with a red lip. However red lipstick isn't really functional on a daily basis, so I wanted something that was a bit more toned down. This is one of those lip products that is more like a balm with a tint of colour to it. I love this because it does offer some pretty substantial pigmentation while also being super glossy and hydrating.
I've also been loving the Green Beaver Company's Natural Deodorant in the Lavender scent. I have a review up on my blog already (you can read it here) if you want to know more about it, but this is just such a great natural deodorant!
The final thing I've been loving in July is the Too Faced Cat Eyes palette. I love the mix of purples and coppery brown shades in this palette. I'm especially obsessed with the 3 highlighting shades on the side. They all look similar in the pan but they're so uniquely different on the skin. The bottom shade 'Kitten' is an almost iridescent pearly purple that makes the coolest highlighting shade ever.
All the shades perform pretty well when it comes to pigmentation. I haven't used the darker colours on my eyes yet, but the palette claims you can use them wet as eyeliner, so I might just try that out soon.

What were you loving in the month of July? Let me know in the comments!
xo

Monday, August 1, 2016

July Favourites 2016!

July went by way too fast. I seriously can't believe its already August... I feel like just yesterday I was writing about my favourite products of June! As fast as it went by though, I did find a lot of great products this month that have really changed up my makeup routine.
The first thing I've been obsessed with this week is Revlon's matte lipstick in 'Pink Pout'. In terms of drugstore lipsticks, I find that Revlon make some of the best. This is the perfect matte Barbie pink type colour that isn't drying, nor does it accentuate dryness or texture on the lips. I love it! 
I posted not too long ago about Sephora's 'My Beauty Notebooks' that I recently purchased. I've used them a lot this month, but the one in particular that I've been reaching for the most is the one called "Working it". It has exactly what I need for an every day look, with options to make it more nighttime friendly if I choose to. It has the perfect shades for a smokey eye or a brown, natural look. It also has the most perfect brow bone highlight shade that I'm OBSESSED with.
I've raved about the Nyx Prismatic eyeshadows over and over, but how can anyone blame me? They are hands down my favourite eyeshadow formulation in the drugstore. The one I've been loving this month is called 'Liquid Gold', which comes off a little more on the red side than a classic gold, but regardless, it is truly breath taking on the eyes. It looks like a foiled eyeshadow. As all of the other shadows, it is extremely pigmented, easy to blend and long wearing. I love wearing this all over the lid with 'Girl Talk' in the inner corners.  
I adore Essence. They have some crazy good products for such an affordable price point. I picked up the kajal pencil in the shade 'Teddy' mostly because I needed a good brown eyeliner and I was honestly blown away by this. It applies so smoothly, which you wouldn't expect from a $2 wooden pencil. The colour itself is a metallic brown which is seriously stunning. It is not the longest lasting eyeliner I own, but it still holds on for quite a while.
 I've always had issues with face sunscreens. They're either way too greasy, they break me out, or both. When I saw this in store, I knew I had to give it a try because the Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration sunscreen is holy grail to me. And behold, another holy grail product for me from this line. It's perfect! It's moisturizing, has that great scent, doesn't break me out, works perfectly under makeup, has SPF 30... What else could I need? The bottle also has a really nice pump too!
Early this month, I was on the hunt for a good body butter because my skin is dry as ever, and dry skin is not a good look in shorts and dresses. I was initially going to pick up one of the Soap & Glory ones, but I had some second thoughts because $20 is a bit pricy for a product I knew I'd go through super quickly. I picked up this one by Bath Retreat in the scent Vanilla Souffle and I'm honestly pretty addicted to it. I was worried that the scent would be a little sickly and overly sweet but it isn't! It is a very sweet scent, but it's also very sexy. Besides that, it does the job! My skin is so incredibly soft since I've been using this! It's amazing to use after shaving your legs.

Those are all the products I've been loving this week! Let me know in the comments what your favourite product(s) were this month! 

xo




Saturday, August 1, 2015

July Favourites!

Happy August everyone! Here's what I loved this month! There isn't much, since I've mostly been using the same things I loved from June, but there are a few new things! Enjoyyy!

MAKEUP: 

Maybelline 'The Colossal Volum Express' mascara
This mascara is wonderful. I picked it up after not having used it in a while, after I ran out of my Too Faced 'Better Than Sex' mascara so it had some big shoes to fill, but I honestly have grown to love this one so much. Its not the most volumizing of mascaras that I've used, but it really lengthens your lashes in a way that looks very natural, almost to the point that you look like your wearing false lashes. Its so great!


Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 'Elusive'
This is my go-to lip colour when I'm going out in the summer. Its so cute and summery, I honestly love wearing it. The lasting power is surprisingly long and even though its matte, it doesn't cling to any creases or dry patches on your lips. I would recommend exfoliating your lips before using a matte lip product, but if you're running late or just want something to pop on your lips, I wouldnt worry too much about this one. A must have for everyone.

BODY:

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration After Sun lotion
I've been spending more time in the sun this month and its finally gotten really hot and sunny here in Canada. After spending some time outside in the sun, I love to use this product. It has everything you could ever want. It smells incredible, it contains aloe which is so soothing and cooling to the skin, and it has ribbons on moisturizer which keeps your skin nice and soft. I'm leaving for vacation in a couple weeks and this is the first thing I'm packing in my bag!

OTHERS:

Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
This was such a sweet, interesting read. If you're looking for a lighthearted page-turner to read by the pool or on the beach, this is it. I have a full review on my book blog, which you can read here. I highly recommend it!



Nike Free 5.0 running shoes 
I bought a new pair of running shoes, and I am so in love with them, its almost ridiculous. I have never worn a more comfortable and supportive shoe in my life. Plus, they're bright pink. Whats not to love? The picture truly does not do them justice.

                Backpack
I had my eye on this cute little bag and to my surprise, it was on sale for 50% off, so obviously I couldn't resist... I've been using this so often, especially on days when I would normally take a purse but have a few extra things that would either make it too heavy or wouldn't fit. Its so pretty and it just might be my favourite purchase of the month (along with my Nikes of course!)

What did you guys love this month? Let me know!

xo