Summer 2019 Beauty and Lifestyle Favourites

I used to do monthly favourites but since very often I would repeat a lot of  the products, it made sense to do one for each season (here is  Spring). While it is mostly about beauty, I do include a few lifestyle items, as well.

Beauty

In the summer I have been loving my rose fragrances, as always.  My biggest obsession was Goutal Eau de Parfum Rose Pompon (as seen on my Insta) from Harrods and Bergdorf. It has the notes of Bulgarian rose essence, taïf rose, peony, blackcurrent, rasberry, pink pepper, woody cedar, patchouli and white musk. And it is just my dream scent, I never want to be without it, ever.

I personally think that very few people can actually write about perfume beautifully, and I am certainly not one of them. So for now I will just insert the brand’s description of the two perfumes I’ve been loving lately. However, I will try my best  in the future.

“As you stroll down Rue des Rosiers in Paris, you can feel the vibrant, sparkling atmosphere along the cobblestone street, punctuated with the laughter from café terraces and snippets of shopkeepers’ conversations. In the spring, the climbing rose bushes flower in clusters. The wind stirs their pompom blossoms and swirls their refreshing scent with the sweet, tangy smell of pastries.” See… What is not to love?

Le Labo Rose 31 whih was my Wedding perfume

“The disturbing ambiguity of the Centifolia rose, quickly picked up by a chorus of warm, spicy and woodsy notes such as cumin, olbanum, cedar and a touch of amber…In the background, the declared sensuality of Gaïac wood and cistus highlighted by a distinctly physical animal note, give this perfume a disconcerting sense of mystery”.

 R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo (review here)

I raved about this shampoo only recently so feel free to read all about it by clicking the link above. Unfortunately (or luckily, I suppose), it has now been replaced by a biotin version which, hopefully, is only  better.

Therapie products from Cult Beauty Sleep Drops and

Makeup4all Recommends: R+Co Dallas Thickening Shampoo

In this day and age, when we have such an overwhelming amount of products to choose from, I personally love knowing the story behind the brand, something about the founders and the values of the company.

This is why I was very interested in the R+CO after I’ve listened to the Fat Mascara podcast with Garren, one of the co-founders.  Obviously, I knew who he was but it was incredible to listen to such a great interview. I would encourage you  to listen,as well. But, in a nutshell, R+Co was founded by three renowned  hair stylists, so it was obvious that the range would be out-of-this-world-amazing.

I’ve decided to start with Dallas Thickening Shampoo. But as I was writing this feature, it came to my attention that it is now Dallas Biotin Thickening Shampoo. Not sure if it is still the exact same shampoo.

Spoiler alert! I absolutely love everything about this shampoo.

The quirky packaging. All R+Co products have cool and outstanding design.

The scent. It is to die for. I mean it.  They have this Dark Waves fragrance (which you can also buy as a hair perfume) which

Cowshed Relax and Indulge Body Lotions

I am a big Cowshed fan, as you can tell by some of my reviews, and I would like to talk about two products which I’ve used up recently. They are  Gorgeous and Knackered Cows body lotions.

But first of all, I’d like to mention that Cowshed recently had a relaunch (see here): they had a re-design of their packaging which now look more sophisticated and chic but they also  changed their cheeky names. While I do get that maybe not everyone would appreciate “Horny Cow”  name, for example, I sure did, and loved the playfulness of the line. That was something that made them unique and cool.

Here is what we’ve got now (besides the two I’ve got here):

Makeup4all Recommeds: Christophe Robin Delicate Volumizing Shampoo with Rose Extracts

This is easily one of the best shampoos I have ever used.  And everything is simply amazing about it. Christophe Robin Delicate Volumizing Shampoo is just as good, as it gets, without being the most expensive shampoo out there.

Not gonna lie,  I’ve wanted it mostly because it is a rose shampoo. Shocking, right? I also usually go for volumising ranges, so rose + volume was an easy choice.

As I am writing this review, I have the product left only for one wash which makes me devastated. The formula, as the name suggests, is delicate and gentle. The scent is incredible, it is not too strong, as well.  It’s a

Makeup4all Recommends: NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown

Brows are huge  now. Just like back in the 90s most of us were after that “the thinner – the better” look, today,  it seems, that it’s the opposite. While I did indulge in over-plucking then, I will not be overdrawing my brows or getting them micro-bladed now [They grew back , and I am happy with how they look].   Even a few years ago it was hard to find good shades and products for brows, unless it was a pro brand, now even a high street one would suggest a 3-or-more steps eye brow routine.

And while I personally have a lot of different products: pomades, shadows, liners, all sorts of pencils, I prefer a very thin eye brow pencil. That is to use on myself. I love a dark and relatively thick eye liner so thick and dark eye brows, on top of that, would be an overkill for my face.

This is why NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Ash Brown is probably my favourite eye brow product now.  It is