It’s July Favourites – where is the year going? Not the most original start to a blog post but it is truly how I feel this month. The year has flown and as always it’s a busy run home to Christmas and I feel exhausted already.
What have I been loving this month? It’s not a long list as given how busy I have been this month – I have kept to a very safe and regular routine. I am also on a no beauty and bath buy (apart from essentials) – so it’s been a few weeks of using up some products and also rediscovering some items that have been at the bottom of my beauty bag.
YSL Volutpe Sheer Candy – 05
This is a re-discover. My chapped lips have been unhappy given the winter chills and so I find that this lipstick is my friend. It gives a lovely pop of colour and doesn’t highlight the fact that my lips are not as smooth as they should be. This product has never had exceptional staying power on me – but I don’t mind applying it a few times a day.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
I hadn’t tried this cult beauty classic before but now I think I am definitely a convert. I had used up one of my other favourite eye make up bases – Laura Mercier Eye Base in Wheat and I thought I would give this a try. This definitely helps my eyeshadow to stay on longer and helps it not to crease. I will definitely be purchasing this in the full size when this runs out.
RPR Shampoo & Conditioner
I’ve had these in my cupboard for a while to try so I thought it was time to give them a go – especially now that my darker blonde colour has faded and I am trying to make do before I have my hair cut and coloured next weekend. It’s been a great ‘alternative’ wash option – do you know what I mean? I am one of those gals who has two or three sets of haircare on the go and I just find that my hair responds to mixing up the options! It’s soft and gentle and my hair feels very nourished and there is no more knots than usual when it comes to styling. I would buy this product again and I would like to try some other options from this line.
Flower Eye Shadow Brush
I picked this up in Walmart in the US earlier this year. And yes, while I am a loyal user of the Real Techniques brushes, I have been enjoying this one to pack on some eyeshadows. It holds the product wells and helps in equal distribution across the eye.
Clinique High Impact Mascara – Brightening Black
A little sample size I received with a gift with purchase and this is always a good performer. It sits nicely on the eyes and gives nice professional coverage and I don’t have to work to hard or think to hard when applying. My usual preference is for brown mascara – especially for work but this brightening black shade does rather nicely and has worn well with my winter makeup for the office.
Just because it’s been in my handbag this month – it’s just continued to be my fragrance of choice. I love this fragrance and will always have a rollerball or spray in my collection. I do need to put some of my other favourites back into rotation (I’m looking at you Chanel and Jo Malone – and given it’s the last few weeks of winter Burberry needs to have a turn as well!)
What did you love in July?