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June Favourites

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There has been many new products introduced into my various routines and although some I haven't been using long enough to fully recommend, there are some products I can. I love all of these and I've narrowed it down as much as I can so I'm going to try and go through these as best as I can.


Skincare:



Starting off with my intro to Kiehls skincare, the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate and the Kiehls Avocado Eye Treatment are two of the brands best sellers, and I have heard so many amazing things about both of these products, so I just had to give them a go. We all know my battle with dark circles and this eye cream (I believe) has truly helped them. They haven't gone completely but to me they look much better. As for the MRC this has really helped improve the texture of my skin in regards to the tiny bumps that often appear for no reason. Plus it's really helped brighten my complexion. I mix this in with my Origins Night-A-Mins Moisturiser and I am really enjoying it.

Some Soap & Glory products now and there's two in particular that I have been obsessed with this month. The SPF 50 and the Soap & Glory Scrubatomic has been a really good intro into the brands skincare, as is have only ever used their makeup or body care, and apart from a bad experience with the Scrub Your Nose In It face scrub (which I don't recommend if you have quite sensitive skin, although saying that, I don't have particularly sensitive skin and that stuff burnd my cheeks), this has definitely gained my trust back and I am loving these two. 

The REN Clarimate Detox Mask and the La Roche Posay Serozinc are my last skincare products. Both cult favourites, it was only a matter of time before I gave these ago and I am definitely on the band wagons for both of these products and brands. I haD pretty high hopes for the REN Detox Mask 
as the Radiance one does some brilliant things (even if the texture does make me want to throw up when putting it on), but because it has clay in it, it really deep cleans the skin without leaving your face feeling tight or uncomfortable. As for the Serozinc this really surprised me actually. It's not something you see instant results with but I've been using this for a few weeks and I'm really pleased I was able to get my hands on it. Although it better hurry up and get to the UK before I run out otherwise there might just be a beauty blogger tantrum. 


Makeup:




Onto makeup now and I have a few favourites that I have worn pretty much everyday this month. The Garnier 5 Sec Blur Eye Primer and the NARS Radiant creamy Concealer in Chantilly has been the perfect under eye duo to smooth and conceal those nasty dark circles. The Garnier Eye Primer intrigued me at the beginning as I knew the bigger tube was for the face but I didn't realise they had the eye version too. But this does what it says. It smooths and perfects the area around the eyes and prevents creasing, cakey-ness and any sinking into lines. A tiny bit goes a long way and it's definitely worth it in my eyes. As for the concealing part of the deal, the NARS Concealer was a eye opening purchase as this just covers anything. It has amazing coverage and not what I expected at all. It's quite thick but use lightly and you can get a natural coverage. There's been days where I've just worn this rather than foundation and I've never been able to do that really. 

To make sure it stays in place all day, the E.L.F. HD Under Eye Setting Powder has been a really good under-eye setting powder for those few super hot days we saw in June. Plus it gives a nice luminous glow to the area helping to brighten even more. Definitely an essential for me. 

For foundation, the one I have been gravitating towards the most is the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation. It's gives amazing coverage, is light weight and unnoticeable on the skin and can be used quite sheer or can be built up. The more you blend this in, the better it looks. I don't know how, but even when you think you need more, blend again and you won't need any more product. Amazing. 
For the days where I've preferred something lighter, I have been using the Louise Young LY34 Super Foundation Brush to blend everything in. It's not the best brush for the LM foundation but it still blends out really well and doesn't leave any brush lines.

We all know my love for the M.A.C. Well Dressed Blusher, but I had to branch out a little this month and the Bourjois Cream Blush in 03 was my next choice. Although the formula of these isn't the best I've seen, the colour, finish and longevity is totally on point and this has been the first one I've gone to, even over the M.A.C offering. Crazy right?

The winged liner has made many more appearances as I have found the easiest way to apply it for a super quick wing. The Maybelline Gel Liner and an angled brush is the perfect duo for a perfect wing. Love it. 
Finally for makeup, the lip product I picked up at the beginning of the month has been probably my most worn lip product this year. Yep, big claim I know. The Soap & Glory Matte Lipstick in Pom Pom is the perfect nude, your lips but better, kind of shade and the matte formulas are amazing. I didn't even know there was matte lipsticks but I will definitely be picking some more up.


Hair:




Right, into the barnet and a Hello October recommendation was purchased this month. The Living Proof Prime Style was apparently something I had to have, and I definitely agree now. This stuff is said to be a hair primer type thang, that extends your style x2. It's so lightweight and easy to distribute into damp hair and is said to also repel dirt and oil to keep hair cleaner for longer, which I'm not 100% sure about but some more testing and close attention can verify that shorty. Plus, you can use it with other hair products as it's so light weight, and once your style is finished, this well increase the longevity of it. 


Body:



So this month, the sun has been gracing us with it's presence and it's been so hot. I'm not one for getting my legs out often and going out in public as my legs are pale enough to blind anyone that looks directly at them, which means I don't show them daylight, meaning they'll stay that white forever. But it occurred to me, having my legs out to get a tan sounds like an invitation for sun damage and other sun related conditions. So what better way to add some colour without exposing myself to the sun for hours on end. The answer? SELF TANNER. I'm not a pro by any means so I cannot give tips at the minute on how to apply, maintain, prep, etc. but I can tell you that the Garnier Beauty Oil Lotion is a brilliant moisturiser whether you're tanning or not, but this gives the perfect amount of hydration without being too thick and taking forever to sink into the skin. I also use this after every shower to keep my skin moisturised so there's no dry flakey-ness or patchy tan marks. 
As for the actual self tanner, the Tarte Brilliance Self Tanner has been my go to. I've heard many things about this, many positive things. Now, I didn't want to get an expensive, very dark tan without knowing what suits my skin and the best formula etc. so far this was has been really good and has given me a soft tan, without looking fake or orange. I have built it up perfectly for the work ball that I attended on the 28th. 

Nails: 




The Barry M Nail Paint in Pink Punch is probably the polish I've worn most this month. I love the shade of pink and how summery it makes me feel. Brilliant formula and amazing colour range from Barry M. Dayum they're good nail polishes.


What's your favourite self tanner?

I really hope you have enjoyed it's a beauty thing this month with the themed weeks and posts everyday. From July, it will be a post every other day, and any theme weeks I will of course let you know on Instagram and Twitter so make sure your following me on there. 



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