Easily my favourite types of post to write are my monthly favourites so I’m going to get straight into it – here’s what I have been loving in July!
I’ve really been focussing on my skincare routine over the past couple of months and I finally feel like I have been making progress and discovering the products I really like and that work well with my skin. Sheet masks have become a staple item in my beauty drawer and I tend to use them once or twice a week. I usually rip one open when I know I will be distracted for a while and can leave it on for the longest time possible – usually when I am doing the housework! My favourite brands I’ve discovered so far have been Garnier, Soap & Glory and Estee Lauder (for the under eye masks as they aren’t as pricey!).
Earlier in the year I visited Kiehls and invested in quite a few of their products to help me establish a good skincare routine. I do think they have made a huge difference to my skin, however, the Midnight Recovery Concentrate stands out as by far the best item I have tested and it’s going to stay a firm favourite for a long time to come. I actually pair this with Loreal’s Aloe Water at night time and I have to say the two products work incredibly well together and my skin feels smooth, soft and well-hydrated when I wake up in the morning. There a huge difference in my appearance and my make up doesn’t apply as smoothly if I ever forget to use these in the evening.
I spotted this in Boots and was very intrigued as to whether or not a natural deodorant stick would actually work and after reading lots of rave reviews online, I had to put it to the test. To be honest, I thought it would be a gimmick and after applying it for the first time, I carried my normal deodorant spray in my handbag, waiting for the moment I needed to freshen up. But it didn’t happen. I swear this little rock has magical powers. I wet the crystal by running my fingers under the tap and then use the rock as a normal deodorant stick. It has no smell and to be honest feels like it does nothing when you apply it. But then I stay odour free all day long – even if I end up really warm and know I am sweating, I never smell! And it’s last for a whole year!
Finally It Cosmetics have launched in the UK and as soon as they did I went on the Selfridges website to by the CC I had heard so much about. It’s full coverage and does everything it says on the bottle – I love the scent, it’s way to apply and looks really natural. I can’t think of a better everyday foundation and will be sticking with this one for a long time to come!
I bought this concealer in the Space NK sale on a bit of a whim and I have been blown away by how good it is. When I first tested the product I was disappointed at how small the hole is where the concealer comes out (you get the tiniest amount on your finger when you squeeze the bottle) but I quickly realised why the packaging is designed this way- you do not need a lot of this stuff! It’s really high coverage and a tiny amount goes a very long way. It reminds me of the more traditional pot concealers but in a tube which I much prefer because it doesn’t get under my nails and I can warm the product up a little before applying it. I can see this little tube lasting a very long time and I love how brightening it is.
This is another unplanned purchase – I picked this up on sale in an outlet cosmetics shop. I think it was about £8 (a true bargain!) and it’s perfect! So easy to apply and blend, and then it does not budge until I remove it with micellar water. Great for those days when you can’t really be bothered but want to look like you have made an effort! I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for other pretty shades!
I’ve been very busy with the end of term so I don’t have any music/book/lifestyle favourites this month but I’m sure after a month relaxing and enjoying the summer holidays, I will have lots to include at the end of August!
Please leave me a link to your favourites posts- I love to read them and add to my wishlist!
All the love,