Friday, 5 August 2011

July Favourites!

I can't believe it's August already!! I know everybody is saying this but the summer has gone by so fast, before we know it'll be Christmas! I haven't actually done a monthly favourites post before but I thought i'd start it as a new thing to my blog :) obviously I was away on holiday for two weeks in July so most of these products I used during my holiday. 

Prestige illuminating bronzing powder in shade 12 - Sunkissed

When i'm tanned I always have a trouble finding a decent coloured foundation, I don't really wear much on holiday but I always have to put a bit on especially if my face has had a bit too much sun! So every night while I was away I used this bronzer as more of a powder all over my face, ontop of my foundation to make me look more tanned. It's got a slight shimmer to it but it's not too obvious, it still looks really nice! It also meant that I could wear less foundation and it covered up any of the sunburn on my face. 

Hawaiian Tropic Body Gloss 

I actually bought this without knowing what it actually was.. I'd ran out of after sun while I was away and cannot stand dry skin! So I went down to the supermarket near where I was staying and Hawaiian Tropic always makes my skin feel so nice when i'm on holiday so I found this, the English on it was so bad I was under the impression it was a sort of tan intensifying after sun/moisturiser type thing but when I got it home it's a moisturiser with a slight sheen mixed with cocoa butter. It smells amazing and it left my skin looking really radiant and glowing! Although I was in a bit of a daze when I bought it and paid about 13 euros for it! Which is quite a lot.. It's much cheaper in the UK! 

Benefit ChaCha Tint 

I've wanted this for ages!! Because I work at Debenhams I saw it the day it came out and tested it out straight away, I've really bought any of Benefit's cheek tints because I've never really liked any of the colours. But I love coral for the summer this year and I thought this colour would be really nice for my holiday. So I purchased one from duty free at the airport on the way and use it quite a bit on holiday. You only need a little bit of product though otherwise you end up looking like a clown! You also can't really use it when you've got powder on because it wets the powder and goes patchy. But I used it a lot in the day when I was on holiday with a light tinted moisturiser :) 

Barry M nail pain in Peach Melba

I'm sort of cheating with this product because I did only buy it last week however, on my last haul I didn't get a chance to do a swatch of the colour on my nails because I'd just had them done. Well now I got bored of the colour the nail bar did for me and decided to paint them this colour. I thought I'd make up for not swatching the other day :) i'm loving pastel nail colours at the moment, they look really summery! 

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss in colour 120 - Coral Reef

Mac lipstick in colour Morange

The two main lip products I used when I was away was the Revlon super lustrous lipgloss in coral reef and mac's lipstick in morange. I usually get nervous when it comes to wearing bright lipsticks, I know it's ridiculous and I have no idea why! But I have been a bit more adventurous when it comes to my lip colours recently! Although i'm not too sure i'd wear morange while I was at home!! It looks a lot better on holiday with a tan. I love the mac lipsticks because they feel nice a creamy and they don't dry out my lips like most lipsticks and sometimes I wore morange with coral reef over the top if i didn't want a matte look.


St Moriz instant self tanning mist (natural medium glow, fair to normal) 

Now that I've been back from holiday for two weeks my tan is rapidly fading and i'm peeling everywhere :( boohoo, i'm very depressed about this so I thought i'd fake tan myself. I have loads of bottles of the st moriz mousse but it does leave my skin feel really dry and as i'm peeling from holiday my skin is already way too dry so I thought i'd try out the mist, I did actually want the lotion but the shop didn't have any so I tried out this and i'm actually quite impressed. They don't do a dark option like the mousse so I didn't think it'd be very dark but I was wrong, it's really dark! I've only got one coat on at the moment and it's just as dark as the dark mousse. It's only £2.99 as well, bargain! 

Maybelline The Flasies Volum' Express waterproof mascara 

The final product of my July Favourites is the maybelline falsies waterproof mascara, I don't usually use waterproof mascara but I bought this so I could wear a bit in the day whilst on holiday. I looked back at the photo's from last year and because I have such light eyelashes naturally my eyes looked horrible and bare so I got myself this at the airport. Usually I hate waterproof mascaras, they're either not actually waterproof at all or you can't even remove them when you take your makeup off. But this one stayed on all day even when I was swimming underwater and I didn't have a problem removing it with my makeup wipes a the end of the day either! 

That's all the products I've been loving this month! If any of you bloggers have been using these same products feel free to comment and let me know what you thought of them :) thanks for reading guys!! 

Leanne xox 

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy reading about everyones favourite products for the month so thanks for posting XD
    I really do like both those lip products, those colours are lovely, shame I cant even work on my tan due to the weather.
    I would fake tan but I dont have the nerve lol