Wednesday, 30 July 2014

July Beauty Favourites

This month is a mixture of old favourites and some new discoveries. I really do need to put myself on a spending ban and actually use up some of the products I have before buying more..but that’s not how things work around here..right? Also..its August now? How did that happen!?

Vichy Idealia Life Serum

I purchased this before Christmas and while at the time I loved it and used it almost every night I ended up getting some new products and this got shoved to the back of my stash. I recently pulled it out again because I felt my skin just needed a little something extra. Since using it I have noticed my skin looking a lot brighter and clearer. I use one pump at night and apply to my whole face. It feels lovely and luxurious on the skin and I have really noticed a difference since using it! It has big claims stating it will help with brightening, evening and plumping your complexion. It is one of those products that you really notice a difference after a few days of use which is really impressive! I pop it on at night-time under my GinZing moisturiser and I just find that the two together work miracles! I have this firmly on my nightstand again and once I finish this bottle I will be straight back out to buy another! 

Nars One Night Stand
I swear I will stop mentioning this palette..soon. I have been after this palette for months – every since it came out and then sold out. But I finally got my hands on it on Depop (that app is far too addictive!) and have been using it everyday since! It contains 4 blush shades, 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter, so really it is all you need! The bronzer is Laguna which is already a firm favourite of mine, the highlighter is Devotee which absolutely gorgeous! The blushers are Mistinguette, Orgasm, Deep Throat and Goulue. Over the past month I have found myself using Mistinguette- a cooled toned pink- the most but during the winter months I can definitely see myself reaching for Goulue! I absolutely adore this palette and I am so glad I finally got my hands on it!

Essie Watermelon

Another month another Essie polish. This month’s polish of choice has been Watermelon. This is a nail polish that I have had my eyes on for months and eventually just bit the bullet and picked it up. It is a gorgeous hot pink which is just in between being red and pink. I have pretty much had this either on my fingers or toes the whole month.

Korres Jasmine Lip Butter
An oldie but a goodie. I have been using this on and off for months. It is a gorgeous creamy lip balm which smells amazing! I don’t know what Jasmine smells like but this has a slight hint of vanilla to it. It leaves a gorgeous neutral pink tint to the lips without looking too much, so it is perfect for during the day. Sadly I think I am coming to the end of this pot but I will definitely be picking up another one should I eventually hit the bottom! 


Liz Earle Instant Tonic Boost Spray

It is no secret that I am a massive fan of the Instant tonic boost because I have raved about it before, but if you live in Ireland you will have experienced the heatwave that we have been having over the past few weeks. I don't deal well in the heat or the humidity so I bought the mini version of the spray to carry around with me in my handbag. This has been an absolute lifesaver the past couple of weeks. It is so nice and cooling to spray over my face when things are getting a little hot and bothered! 

Real Techniques Duo Fibre Brush
This was definitely the month of rediscovery. I bought this brush in the set in London last year and never really got much use out of it. But lately I have been getting into bronzing my face lightly using NARS Laguna and have found this the perfect brush to do it with. It gives a lovely, light dusting of product without looking patchy or cakey. I have been bringing it with me during the day to use with my powder as it is the perfect brush to use for touch ups! 

And so the spending ban begins! But do feel free to tell me what your monthly favourites have been this month and I may be persuaded to try them out!


  1. great post~ That NARS palette looks gorgeous!
    Canvas Of A Face

  2. The one night stand palette looks gorgeous, and i love the look of the Essie shade!
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  3. On the hunt for a new moisturizer and love Vichy so thank you for this post :) x

  4. Lovely post! I love that Nars palette and the Essie nail varnish looks amazing!

    Beauty Girl

  5. Uh that Nars palette is so so nice!! Those colours look amazing!

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  6. Very jealous of that NARS palette - what gorgeous shades! I've been meaning to pick up Essie Watermelon for so long too, but I've not got round to it yet - I'm still loving Bikini So Teeny!

  7. I want that palette soooo bad xx

  8. you're so lucky you found that palette, I regretted missing the danmari and then this one, I'm hoping they release another one..I refuse to miss it if they do (a) loved this :')

  9. The Nars palette really is gorgeous!! just love how pretty the shades are :') definitely getting this!! xx

  10. This palette is so pretty! So jealous!

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