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Friday, 9 August 2013

July Beauty Favourites

Hi everyone, I know that this July Favourites is a little bit late as I only came back from Mallorca on the 5th of August. I haven't done a favourites post in a while and there were so many things I've loved this month, so I needed to do one! Lets get to it....

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder

Compare this to NARS Laguna if you will, but I can't say I have ever tried that so I can't comment! However, I truly love this bronzer and it has become my new favourite. It's great for contouring as well as dusting all over the face. You can get a few shades, but I think I have the darkest one as I have a tan at the moment and it still makes my face look brighter and more bronzed. LOVE IT!

MAC Blush in 'Harmony'

I love this paired with the Bourjois bronzer; put over it and in the contours of my cheekbones and sometimes dusted on the apples of my cheeks. It creates lovely defined cheekbones (that I most definitely don't have!) and is just perfecto. I wore this cheek combo every night on holiday and so it had to be one of my favourites.

Piz Buin SPF15 Spray

Not sure if I've mentioned I've being on holiday ( hahaha ;) ) but obviously sun cream is a must. I love how this spray isn't sticky or greasy one bit and doesn't have the typical sun cream smell. I love the smell, the consistency and it gave me a lovely golden tan. People perceive Piz Buin as expensive but you can get it in Bodycare for about £5 compared with the £15+ you'd pay in other places!! It is currently better than half price in Superdrug for around £7-8 if you don't live near a Bodycare. It's honestly the best sun cream I have ever used and I shall not revert to any other one for a long time.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Stick

I picked this up in the airport as I've swatched it on my hand so many times when entering Boots and Superdrug. It's such a gorgeous gold-beigy champagne colour and looks extremely pigmented when swatched. When blended on the lid, it isn't as pigmented at all but gives a nice wash of colour. It's great for a quick easy look where you just want a bit of something on the eyes but nothing dramatic.

Body Shop Mango Body Butter

The Body Shop are currently celebrating 21 years of their infamous body butter so as I was linking this post I found that they are currently half price at £6.50 which is incredible for their quality!! It's the best body butter I've tried: not too sticky and not too watery and has so many different 'flavours'.

Nuxe Reve De Miel Lip Balm

This is the most luxurious lip balm I own so it HAS to be in my favourites, right?! It smells like honey and just feels extremely nourishing on the lips. My lips have being receiving a lot of sun, hence dryness, so this has being a perfect product to sort that out.

Rescue Oil

This is a better and cheaper alternative to Bio Oil (in my opinion, of course). I saw this on 'MissBudgetBeauty' and she mentioned that Bio Oil contained Mineral Oil which shocked me as it's Quite expensive! (If you don't know why mineral oil is bad, it's a long story, Google it!) Rescue oil doesn't and is only £2.99 for a whole 150ml in Bodycare. You can also get it on amazon, which I have linked this product to, where it is approximately the same but with a delivery cost of course. I obviously don't have ageing skin at 18, but it can also be used as an aftersun. It's never too early to use oil on your skin as its extremely nourishing and helps stop those dreaded stretch marks and cellulite.

Urban Decay de slick Make-up Setting Spray (Travel size)

I bought this on the plane to Mexico thinking I was getting a good deal paying £10 but it's actually £9 in Debenhams... Oh. That aside, I have always wanted to try this out because I've heard so much about it and the words 'De Slick' and 'Oil free' sound perfect for my oily skin that melts make-up like there's no tomorrow. A few spritz over your makeu-up and you're good to go. All the partying in Magaluf and still my make-up was still almost perfect by the end of the night. I really think these things work!

Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless Mascara

My mum bought this and it irritated her eyes, so she gave it to me (yay!) I absolutely love it as it gives a nice natural coat and apparently helps your lashes grow naturally too. My mum has extremely sensitive eyes and said it hurt her eyes, so bare that in mind. However, for me, it was great and I recommend trying it out if you want a cheapish mascara. Nothing will beat L'Oreal's mascaras though!

L'Oreal Anti  Redness CC Cream

My final favourite is one that I have being using to replace foundation. This kind of adjusts to your skin tone but I wouldn't recommend for fair people. It transforms into foundation and the green in the product eliminates redness in the skin. It gives a gorgeous airbrush finish and is just the perfect base for me at the moment.

So there are my beauty favourites for the month of July. Link me to your July favourites posts and let me know if you also love/hate any of the products I mentioned!



  1. So many of my own favourite products in this post haha. Piz Buin smell = holiday in a bottle! x

    1. Haha we have great taste ;) Mmmm I know! x

  2. great post

  3. Ooh Harmony looks amazing, I've been hearing a lot of good things about it recently!

    Jennie xo |


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