I honestly can’t believe that it is September next week, it seems like it was June only yesterday. But this was an absolutely amazing month, and here are the beauty products that really stood out to me.
Clarins Joli Rouge Lipstick in 738 Royal Plum (review and swatches)
Clarins revamped their Joli Rouge line (as seen here), and now it looks even more chic, and the formula feels even more comfortable. Royal Plum is the shade to die for, it is a must have for Autumn! I have to confess that oxblood was the colour of the month for me. Max Factor Glossfinity Nail polish in 185 Ruby Fruit was the shade I wore on my toes all month long.
My love for Clarins Blush & Bronzing Compact (review and swatches) is still going strong. Please excuse me for mentioning everywhere I possibly can but this was honestly the product of summer 2016 for cheeks. Get it if you can still find it.
YSL Faux Cils Mascara
This mascara does not need an introduction, it creates incredibly voluminous, full and thick lashes. I am also a sucker for that beautiful gold packaging.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen
My eye liner of choice in the last several months, it is very easy to use, stays on for the whole day and gives an intense black effect.
Elemental Herbology Nutritive Lip Complex
To be honest, I did not like it all that much at first because of the relatively strong herbal-y scent (and taste) but now I am a huge fan, and this is the only lip balm I am currently using. It really moisturises and nourishes the lips. I use it every single evening before going to bed.
In July I’ve purchased three mini products, and two of them became favourites in August. I haven’t tried the dry shampoo yet.
OGX Beauty Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner
I wanted a travel-friendly conditioner, and when I saw this one in the shop, I had to get it after reading all the raves about the range. And, I have to admit that now I get all the hype. It smells incredible and leaves the hair really soft, smooth and glossy. Several people complimented my hair after this conditioner.
Toni & Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising Spray
I’ve wanted a small bottle of some kind of volumizing hair product, and this seemed like a great option. And it is amazing, I personally find that it does add volume but doesn’t make my hair look dry out and crusty, as some sea salt sprays tend to do. Big thumbs up from me.
Daniel Sandler Blusher Brush (as seen here)
I am actually surprised that I have never mentioned this brush in my month favourites, as it is one of the best and most frequently used brushes from my collection, I love it very much. It is incredibly soft and the shape is great for adding a touch of blush or bronzer to the face.Read More
August is the month when I always go on a holiday, and now I am back and
not ready to get back to life. This year I was very proud of myself for not over-packing or taking any extra products.
Here is the makeup I had with me for two weeks, and I could actually take even less lip products, everything else I have used religiously. If I had to pick 3 products I’ve used/loved the most that would be:
YSL Faux Cils Mascara – it is absolutely incredible, the best mascara ever.
Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen – most of the days I love my cat eye, and this happen to be the liner I am using now, I really love the shape of the nib which is incredibly easy to use.
Clarins Blush & Bronzing Compact (review and swatches) it isRead More
New week and month is a perfect time to share the new beauty purchases, isn’t it?
I have actually posted all of them over at my Instagram but if you are not following me there, here is a round-up.
First of all, I have finished 3 body products so it was time go get some new ones, and this time I’ve decided to pick up yet another body oil – ArtDecoYlang Ylang and Patchouli Precious Dry Body Oil which was already included in my July beauty favourites.
I have also noticed that Yves Rocher updated their body line by changing the scent a bit, and since I love their body lotions and creams (especially this one) I have decided to get try the Mango Coriander, and it smells great.
I needed a new facial sunscreen, and got La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50. On the photo is actually my friend’s tube but I loved it so much that I’ve got myself one, as well. It feels incredibly light and non greasy on the face, andRead More
I have to say that I am still loving all of my favourites from April but here are some more products that I would like to add. Four makeup items and three beauty.
I did not expect this first product to make it to my favourites, as I have been neglecting all my bronzers for some time now, and I have tonnes. But I really like this new Clarins bronzer from their summer collection. It is called Bronzing & Blush Compact (full review coming up soon), as it adds warmth and that subtle sun-kissed effect to the face; you can use each shade separately or mix them all together. The other day when I was wearing it one of my best male friends told me that whatever I have on my cheeks – it looks amazing, and makes me look beautiful, and it was this bronzer. Yes, some of my poor male friends know things like that.
Speaking of glow, I have started
piling on using my Mary Lou Manizer from theBalm again. It gives the most gorgeous sheen to the face, and makes me look decent even when I barely sleep due to all the deadlines. Get it! Seriously, if you love a good highlighter, you need this in your life.
I have been using Max Factor Voluptuous False Lash Effect Mascara allRead More
It seems like I did not write about red in quite some time… This is why today I want to share about my top 3 red nail polishes. I love red nail polish so much that it is even my Twitter’s header photo.
So what nail polishes are we talking about?
Marc Jacobs Nail Enamored Hi-Shine Nail Lacquer in Lola (swatch)
This is probably my all time favourite red! It is a hot tomato red which is opaque with only one layer, it is glossy and shiny and last pretty well on my nails. Whenever I am in doubt about my manicure shade – I go for this one. And how gorgeous is that bottle?
Revlon Nail Polish in Revlon Red (swatch)
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