Friday, 6 July 2012

June Favourites

Before this post, I hadn't done a "favourites" post for a while. I think I was stuck in a rut using a lot of the same products so I didn't have much to write about. I had a lot of new favourites in June though so read on to find out more...

 


 

Champneys Shower Cream
I've been loving these shower creams over the last few weeks. They are quite expensive at £8.00 each but I think they are worth it, especially if you can grab them on a 3 for 2 deal. You only need a small amount to produce a lovely thick lather. They smell gorgeous and leave your skin feeling soft. 

Garnier Hand Cream SOS Repair
This hand cream was pretty cheap, I only paid a few pounds for it but it's one of the best I've ever tried. It's for dry to extra dry hands so it's very hydrating and the best part is that it doesn't leave your hands feeling greasy. It soaks in pretty fast and you can feel the moisture returning to your parched hands!

 

Nuxe Toning Lotion
I bought this toner during my trip to Paris in May as I was looking to try a few new products. I'd used around 3 or 4 bottles of Elemis toner in a row before this so I thought it was time for a change. This is very gentle on the skin since it's alcohol free and contains soothing ingredients such as rose, witch hazel and chamomile. It leaves my skin feeling fresh and well prepared for my moisturiser.

Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover
This is a clever little product. I hate using regular nail polish remover with cotton pads to remove nail polish, it feels like such a chore! Things have changed now I have this magic little pot. It makes removing nail polish a quick and simple job. It's not great at removing glitter polish but regular polish melts away in seconds with this beauty. It even leaves a nice scent on your nails.

DKNY Sweet Delicious Pink Macaroon
I purchased this right before my trip to Paris as I fancied a new scent to take away with me and it had a bit of a French theme to it! This smells so nice, it's really sweet and girly. I wore it pretty much every day in June which is unusual for me as I like to wear a range of scents throughout the week so I don't get bored. 


Nuxe RĂªve de Miel Lip Balm
I'd heard a lot about this lip balm on various beauty blogs so when I saw it in Paris I had to have it. This is such a great lip balm as it really nourishes the lips. It has a honey and citrus aroma when you put it on and it's a paste like consistency. It looks quite matte on the lips too. I've used it nearly every day since I got it and I've barely scratched the surface so even though it's a bit more expensive than you might normally pay for lip balm, it's going to last a long time.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye
I went back to using my sample of this since I felt like my Origins GinZing wasn't really doing much for me. I prefer a thicker cream so I've been looking around for alternatives whilst using up this sample. I've actually been using it in the morning before applying concealer and I find makeup goes on a lot easier on top of this. It's very moisturing and you only need a tiny bit for both eyes so this one also lasts a long time.



Topshop Nail Polish in Flamingo Coral
This nail polish is fab for the summer. It's a pretty colour, a great price and has a good formula that applies well to the nails. Big thumbs up from me!

Topshop Cream Blush in Head Over Heels
I own two Topshop Cream Blushes and they are both lovely. They are easy to blend into the cheeks for a lovely pop of colour. I loved wearing this peachy coral shade in June.


 

No7 Sheer Temptation Lipstick in Appeal
These lipsticks were a great discovery in June. They are like Revlon Lip Butters in the way that they are a lipstick/balm but these are super glossy! I wore this one on a night out with the Head Over Heels blush and Flamingo Coral nail polish. Loving orange/peach/coral at the moment. If you want to see some lip swatches of the No7 Sheer Temptation Lipsticks see here.

MAC Lipstick in Watch Me Simmer
I don't normally wear proper lipstick on a night out as I've never felt very confident about it. I bit the bullet (no pun intended) in June and went for something bold. I wore this lipstick and actually felt more confident than usual! The formula of this lipstick is great as it's very pigmented, glides on easily and stays on for a few hours before needing a top up. It's not drying on the lips either. 

Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector
I finally caved in to this lip balm as I'd heard lots of good things about it. I'm certainly glad I did as I love it. It's a gorgeous sheer peach that adds gloss to the lips without stickiness. The sponge applicator is great too. It's a perfect daytime gloss/balm.




Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase
I missed this out of the main photo by mistake but this is actually my number one favourite for June! I love using my Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair before I go to bed and decided I wanted a daytime serum. This one caught my eye and with the lure of a free gift, I went for it! This serum is AMAZING! It's a lot thinner than I expected as I'm used to the fairly thick Estee Lauder ANR. This is inbetween water and an oil so when you pump some out you have to be fast otherwise it drips all over! You only need one pump of this to cover your face and neck so I can see this lasting a very long time. Immediately after patting this into the skin, your face feels like silk! It does a brilliant job at rehydrating the skin. Sometimes I get a few dry patches around my face, mainly on the end of my nose and on my cheeks but I haven't had any since using this. I highly recommend this product.


Well that's it for my June favourites, hope you enjoyed this post :) Please feel free to send links to your favourites as I'd love to see them.

Suzy

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8 comments

  1. You have some great faves here chick. I love the garnier 7 day intensuve lotion so really want to try the hand cream too xx

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  2. I love your favourites, the Topshop makeup looks lush :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xxxx

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  3. nice favourites, I also love the garnier body lotion so must try the hand cream x

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    1. Ah thanks, I might have to check out the body lotion! :) xx

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  4. I have been thinking of trying the Clarins serum, I use the Caudalie sos serum at the moment but coming to an end of it so may try this next.
    I have so many no7 vouchers floating around, I may try one of those lipticks. Great post. :) x

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    1. It's so good, I love it! They are definitely worth a try. I got bored of buying the same old face wipes and eye makeup remover with my vouchers! hehe xx

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  5. Some amazing favs :)
    Ive just bought a Topshop cream blush, my first ever cream blush and cant wait to use it. xx

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  6. Thanks :) Yay! I'm sure you'll love it :D xx

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