Ahh, I cannot believe it’s already July. Insane. Not to mention that WordPress decided to do a funky update while I was gone for a few days (not sure if I’m digging it yet). But to kick off this month, I thought I would share with you all the things that I was loving all of last month, including mini reviews on each of them. So let’s get started!
Elizabeth and James Nirvana for Her rollerball in ‘Black’- I picked this up over a month ago with my Sephora point perks and it was on a bit of a whim. I had heard really good things about this particular fragrance, but I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it, as I’m quite particular about the scents I like. But let me tell you that this stuff is AMAZING. It’s unlike any other scent that I own, and it’s absolutely spellbinding. I’m horrible at explaining scents, but the best way to describe it would be to say that it has a very strong, deep floral scent, with a bit of muskiness to it. If that made no sense, I’d recommend taking a whiff of it at your local Sephora, like, right now.
L’Oreal Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer- I mentioned this in my last post when I discussed what I like to do to keep my skin looking dewy, and this has been something I have been reaching for all month long. Instead of applying this directly to my skin as a primer, I like to mix a pump of it with my Mac Prolongwear Concealer, and use that all over my face as a dewy foundation. It works amazingly well, and doesn’t irritate my skin at all.
Body Shop Lightening Touch in ’04′- Again, going along with the theme of highlighting (what else is new with me?), this highlighting pen has been wonderful. I picked this up a few months ago, and recently started getting into using it regularly and I love it. It’s a very peachy toned highlighter, which makes it great at not only brightening up my face, but also helping to cancel that wonderful (not) discolouration and darkness that I have underneath my eyes. The Body Shop do a couple of other shades with this too, so check it out next time you’re in store!
Beauty Blender Knockoff- I’ll be the first to admit that I have never tried the actual Beauty Blender because nothing, and I mean NOTHING can justify me spending that much on a sponge. I have however, through trial and error, found a great knockoff off of Amazon, which I’ve been loving using lately! I don’t know how it compares to the original, but it’s the best one that I’ve found, and it makes applying foundation and highlighter on my face a breeze. Not to mention that it makes everything melt onto my skin, which is perfect when you’re not trying to look like you’re wearing three pumps of foundation ;)
Revlon Moondrops Lipstick in ’702 Apricot’- I mentioned this in my haul a few weeks ago, and it has surprisingly become one of my favourite lipsticks to wear. The formula is very creamy, and leaves a nice subtle sheen to it. Not to mention that the orangey-coral colour looks great with a tan, and is super in right now.
Alba Botanica Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30- I initially bought this for my face, as it claims to be a facial sunscreen. However, despite the claims, I found it to be too greasy. I do however love it for my body! I find that it absorbs faster than other ones I’ve tried, and while it is thicker, it seems to stay on a bit longer, and offer more protection compared to sunscreens I’ve used in the past. Not to mention that Alba Botanicals is a great vegan company!
Here are some swatches of some products that I mentioned:
What stuff did you guys enjoy this month?
- Nat xx