Wednesday, July 2, 2014

JUNE FAVOURITES | BEAUTY & LIFE FAVS


I must say June is one of my favourite months of the year, of course I'm bias because June is also my birthday month.  Birthdays equals presents and presents translate to make up purchases. Ironically, I've just realised that my June favourites don't showcase any of my new make up purchases or anything I got in my massive Sephora haul. I was feeling very nostalgic in June and used a lot of my tired and true products. 

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider - I always tell myself that I shouldn't be reading young adult books any more, as I've officially entered my late twenties.  However, I can't help it. I'm a sucker for a good teenage romance/relationship novel and getting butterflies in my stomach when I read a book. I mean after all, I was a girl that was raised with mushy 90s romantic chick flicks. I could recite She's All That to you line by line. 

I'm only 130 pages into The Beginning of Everything and it's got me hooked. It's so maturely written and Robyn really knows how to set a scene and makes you attached to all the characters. You're instantly in love, feel like all these fictional characters are your own friends, returns you back to how you felt in high school and just want to read more. 

Nars Sheer Glow (Punjab) - I love this product. It's a wonderful foundation. I particularly love wearing this in the winter months. June has been horrendously cold in Melbourne and my skin has needed a dire pick me up from its dullness. This is exactly what Sheer Glow gives you, a natural pick me up without looking overly greasy or oily for us combination skinned ladies. 

EOS Lip Balm (Sweet Mint) - I've already raved about this product in a separate post, but it's love. This little minty green button lives in my bag. The smell is just addictive and whenever I have a chance I'm using it. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo (Bad to The Bronze) - You can see from the photo that this is a much loved product. To be honest with you during the week, when I'm running out the door because I've hit the snooze button 10 times, this product is a life saver. One sweep of this across the eyelid and it looks like I've made so much effort, when really you were being lazy. I love this product as a base and as a stand alone. It does last all day on the lid without creasing. Winning!


The Balm (Frat Boy) - There is nothing I love more in winter than cheeks which look like they've been kissed by the snow. Frat Boy from The Balm is my go to peachy blush. It gives your skin a wonderful glow and literally lasts all day. This is a big statement considering I have combination skin and no blush really lasts on my skin all day! Plus, I mean how can you say no to the cheeky names and the adorable packaging?


Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil - I'm going to say something that might be a little controversial in the beauty community. I actually dislike Argan Oil for the skin, my skin instantly breaks out and reacts really poorly. I know this product is all the rave across beauty blogs for the wonders it does for your skin, but the reality is this product only works well for my hair. I have long, curly and thick hair, so managing it at times is quite difficult. After a shower I run the Argan Oil through my ends and my hair has been thankful ever since!

Hourglass Brow Sculpting Pencil (Dark Brunette) - This is going to sound completely 'beauty hipster' of me, and I can imagine this being written out in a beauty meme.  However, this product has been my favourite for quite some time. Yes, before the rave hit the YouTube and blogs. I fell in love with this product instantly when a make up artist used it on me. Since then, I've been through 2 tubes and at $50AUD a pop that's an expensive love. However, all I can say is it's totally worth it. Never has filling in my eyebrows been so easy or more natural looking. I've received so many compliments on my eyebrows as of late and this little baby is to thank. The product formula is beautiful, its not too waxy, and just glides on the eyeshadow. The  angled shape of the pencil itself, means you can get the most accurate lining of the brows. 



Eyeko Curly Brush Mascara - I've always been more of a fan of longer and curled lashes than thick lashes. The Eyeko Curly Brush Mascara is perfect at lengthening your eyelashes and as you can see from the 3 curves in the brush it's perfect at curling your lashes and keeping them curled all day. I love the formula, you rarely get any fall out during the day and it's not a super thick mascara formula so your lashes easily separate. I honestly believe it is one of the most underrated mascaras on the market.

Fresh Flowers - This is a cheat favourite, because I always love fresh flowers in the house. You can see them peaking into the picture. What's your favourite flower? I have to many to choose from but I love Tulips, Peonies, Billy Buttons, Baby's Breath. and Hydrangeas. 


So that's my favourites for this month, let me know what your favourites are?



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10 comments:

  1. Ha I had to comment on another Dee's post :) Just found you Dee. Hey there! I love seeing these favourites posts from people and I love it even more when the list is kept short, soo..good job and wonderful pictures !:) I picked ONE favourite this month lol and it was the Becca Luminous Tint in Lychee/Opal! Eyeko was on hautelook.com a few days ago and i "eyed"it but didn't buy. Maybe next time( once I run out of my mascara stash!). I love the EOS lip balm and the maybelline cream eyeshadow myself too! HowDoesDeeDoit

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    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback! I've checked out your post on the Becca Luminous Silk looks fantastic.

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  2. I love the Fratboy blush! The mascara looks really interesting, I want to try it!

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  3. I love TheBalm's blushes! They're even nicer than NARS just because they are soooo soft!
    Argan oil has been one of my favorites for taking care of my hair too. I actually prefer coconut oil though just because I love the smell and can get it super cheap from Trader Joes. : ) I've also seen that book mentioned on so many blogs lately! I might just have to check it out. : )

    My favorite this month would probably just be my own lip balm I make which keeps my lips from being chapped and dry.

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  4. I would love to try out the Nars Foundation! Sounds amazing!

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  5. Lovely June favorites. Love the blush!

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  6. Just discovered your blog and you pick products which I love and would pick for myself. I feel a little too excited about this.
    I've heard good things about theBalm's blushes which are currently on my wish list, I am hoping to try out their 'INSTAIN' blushes, the packaging is Beautiful!
    Eyeko mascara is also on my wish list!
    I have the Taupe shade in maybelline's color tattoo, think I may have a look at the bronze one this week though, i've never been a big bronze shadow fan for me, however I think this could be a very versatile product!

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