Monday 29 July 2013

July Loves

Its that time again, my monthly loves. I really enjoy writing these posts, I get everything I have been reaching for and sit on my bed whilst deciding what to blog about.  There's a mixed bag this month for sure........

Sally Hansen Gel cuticle Remover
This works a treat, I had never tried anything like this before. I watched a fellow blogger rave about a similar product that she had purchased in USA by Sally Hansen. I picked this up soon after hearing her love for the product. For a little over £6.00 it works so well. I apply a little over my cuticles and they literally disappear in seconds. I take a cuticle stick and push back my skin, then wash my hands, I am left with soft/smooth tips.

Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray*
This was given to me as a sample to try out, I really have loved trying this. When I want to achieve bigger waves I spray a few times over my dry hair, my hair seems to get bigger and stays! This says a lot for me as my hair is very fine and I have lots of it, so it can be extremely hard to style.

Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
I have fallen head over heels with this product, after a recent consultation at my local Boots counter I had to purchase. I am totally in love with the finish I can achieve with this little gem. LOVE.

Clinique City Block 40SPF
We have bee having a mini heat wave in the UK lately, this is the only specific SPF I have in my collection for my face. It works well and has not broke me out, extra bonus points.

Dr Lipp Nipple Balm
Even typing the name to this product makes me smile, what a cheeky name, so funny. I like the thick texture of the balm, it lasts well on my lips. I can still feel the balm on my lips when I wake up in the morning if I apply at bedtime.

Tom Ford Lipstick #Blush Nude
I cannot put this lippie down, its a recent purchase and seems to go well with my daily neutral looks. I will be needing a back up soon. Its the perfect soft nude for me.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm #Rose
I received this sample sized balm in a past beauty box. I really enjoy not only the finish but also the scent. Now I don't normally care for citrus scents in general so I am shocked I am saying this. But I do, its not overpowering, just delicate.

Chanel Rouge Coco Lipstick #Chintz
This is quite similar to my Tom Ford in shade, although it leans a little more pink in real life. I cannot say enough good things about Chanel make up, I love it. The formula and collections are second to none. Sooo chic.

Swatches from L-R

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm #Rose

Tom Ford Lipstick #Blush Nude

Chanel Lipstick #Chintz

Dior #Amber Diamond
A true blogger cult must have product, I find this works with any make up look. I take a Real Technique Contour Brush and apply high to my cheek bones and down the centre of my nose. I also like to dab a little under my brow bones.

Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow #Tansoleil
Simply a beautiful cream to powder product, I take a stippling brush and blend onto my cheeks. I like to keep my blusher quite high up.

BareMinerals Eyecolor #Pebble
LisaLisaD1 recommended this product in a video of hers, of course it went straight onto my wish list. I had to travel to a few BareMineral counters to get my hands on this as well, so it must be very popular or lots of people watch LisalisaD1  I generally use this in my crease and blend out.

Nars Eye shadow Palette #American Dream
I was so happy to get my hands on this limited edition palette, lots of make up looks can be achieved with the beautiful collection of shades, they are all super pigmented and have little fall out.

Juicy Couture Roller ball #Viva La Juicy #La Fleur
I love Roller ball perfumes, why can't we get them in the UK? I would love a few of them in my favorite scents. I think they are perfect to carry around in my handbag. This was a gift in my Christmas stocking, I know my hubby got this from Selfridges, there was no other scents to choice from though. I do enjoy the scents, very girlie and floral.

Clinique all about eyes serum
I cannot tell you how soothing this is in the heat, I could sit all morning rolling the cooling metal ball onto my under eye area. Its soooo nice.

Opi Nail Envy
Another Blogger wonder product, this does work well for me. My nails grow quickly and become very strong. I must remember to keep applying though, as soon as I don't have this on my nails they break off.

Bodhi Mint the Temple Balm*
This was one of the products I literally had within reach for the month of July, as I was completing my degree I had so much stress and many headaches. I found this product to be a truly soothing product to use. I love to dab onto my wrists and temples, then I take a deep breathe in wait a moment or two and I am ready to commence my laptop tapping again.

La Roche Posay Redermic*
I received this in the later days of July to try from WIMH, I have been applying mostly to my frown lines. I am sure I can see a difference already, watch this space.....................

Chanel #Le Jour De Chanel*
Chanel #La Nuit De Chanel*
Chanel #Le Weekend De Chanel*
Again I received these samples to try from Chanel's new serum launches, I will be reporting back more in there own blog post.

Cath Kidston Blogging Book
I love Cath Kidston, her beautiful floral patterns truly attract me. I love nothing more than making lists and plans for future blog posts in my book.

Nuxe #Nuxellence Jeunesse, Youth and Radiance Revealing Fluid*
I have been reaching for this serum most days this month, its a light fluid that sinks in easily to my skin. I usually apply to my freshly cleansed skin after my double tone and before my moisturiser. It smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling nourished.

I hope you enjoyed having a look through my loves for the month of July, I would love to hear what you have been loving. If you keep a blog please leave me your post link so I can take a peep at yours.

Jen x

1 comment:

  1. Lots of lovely pots and tubes here! The Dr Lip Nipple one - am intrigued as to the reason for that name!? Where on earth did you find it?

    Hephzibah x


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