Friday, 27 June 2014

My June Favourites - Beauty Edition.

I have made some absolute great beauty discoveries this month which i have been very eager to share with you all! There is a little bit of everything this month with items for hair, nails, body, face, etc. So you are pretty much going to see my favourites for each of those categories. I am going to be honest with you and tell you that i have been trying to cut back on my beauty splurges this month. The reason for this being the boyfriend and I are saving for a new flat. I know a lot of you out there can relate with the pain i have felt in doing so when it comes to saving. It isn't easy walking past the MAC section of Debenhams without pausing to look at all the beautiful lipsticks. Yet, i walked away! I walked with sadness, but still away from the danger zone!


Down to the juicy stuff now!

Starting off with my two favourite make-up items i have been using this month. Both of them have made a very brief feature in a couple of my previous posts but here is where you get to read why and what i love about them!


1. Urban Decay Naked Palette Flushed.

I got given this palette as a christmas present last year at the same time i got given my Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. As you all know i absolutely adore the Naked 3 palette and use it just about everyday. However, for some reason i was not as excited to receive the Naked Flushed palette. Personally, my day to day make-up routine does not really feature much bronzer. The reason for that is because i am rather a pale person and do not want to come across as an giant orange. Since then i have made acquaintances with many bronzers and figured out how to apply them so that it gives my face that bit of contrast it needs after apply my foundation. Saying all that, I am a big fan of blusher! I love a nice rosy tint to my cheeks! 
The Urban Decay Naked Flushed palette is spilt into 3 sections. The first being a bronzer, second a highlighter, and the third a blusher. As a set they compliment each other perfectly and i find them really easy to use. In my opinion, it is the perfect starter kit if you are want to start experimenting with adding definition to your face and make-up. 




2. MAC Lipstick "Brave" A24

Hello, my little beauty! My one true love. My queen of the lipsticks! ...
Yes ladies... this is my favourite lipstick in my collection. What was i doing before i discovered MAC Lipsticks i do not know! I can tell you now that i have tried many different brands of lipstick and MAC is my favourite. I have discovered that it has the longest lasting coverage, applies the best, and dries my lips out the least. This lipstick in particular is just the bomb-digity! Since purchasing it, i have worn it pretty much everyday. The colour is just the perfect balance of pink and nude and goes with every outfit and make-up i wear. When all else fails, i know i have this little piece of beauty heaven to rely on! 




3. Essie Nail Lacquear "Limo-Scene".

When it comes to nail varnish and colours, i like to stick to what i know and like. I am afraid i am a basic nail colour kind of gal and i do not venture into the world of patterns and 3D when i am doing my nails. My favourite colour to paint my nails is nude shades. This can range from the off whites to a pinkish beige. I like colours that compliment my skin and finger shape. 
Do not assume that this restricts me when it comes to buying new nail varnish. I am always on the hunt for another great nude shade or a different brand and yes, even a different colour. I like to mix things up now and again. Maybe get a little crazy in the nail varnish aisle. 
I have heard many positive things about the Essie brand and was very eager to try them for myself. They have an absolutely beautiful range of colours but of course i was drawn to the pretty colour that is "limo-scene". Since purchasing it, it has soon become my favourite spring/summer nail varnish. The quality of Essie is very nice. I was really impressed when applying "limo-scene" and found that after a week of having it on, it was still holding its own. I have also found this colour goes with any  outfit i wear. Due to this, i find myself reapplying the Essie "limo-scene" every time i paint my nails. All my other nails varnishes must be feeling pretty lonely right now! 
I shall certainly be purchasing more nail varnishes from Essie and no doubt you will see a new one feature in next months beauty favourites! 




4. Neal's Yard Remedies Nourishing Orange Flower Daily Moisture.

It's back! If you follow my blog you will know that i dedicated a whole blog post to this little beauty! Which is why i am not going to go into too much detail about this product right now but i will link the blog post i wrote about it at the end of this post if you want to have a read. But to keep you updated i shall just say this... Since purchasing the Neal's Yard Remedies Daily Moisture i have been loving it! I like to apply it before putting on make-up in the morning and at night after i have taken my make-up off. Since using it i have had such lovely, soft skin, that personally i think smells fabulous now. A really great purchase if i do say so!




5. Organix Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner.

I hate to say it, but i found a conditioner better then my old Aussie Colour Mate Conditioner. Being a curious person that is always interested in trying out new products, i picked up the Organix conditioner and decided to give it a try. The main reason for this is because it has moroccan argan oil in it. After trying a few products with argan oil in them, i have come to the conclusion that it works magic on my hair. I have been trying this conditioner out for the past few weeks and love it every single time i use it. It brings my hair back to its natural hydrated state and makes it feel so soft. No matter what you hair type i really do recommend this conditioner. And if by any chance you are prone to dry hair, this bad boy will sort it straight out for you! It also protects against UV which makes it perfect for the summer season. If you have fair hair like me, you will be truly grateful for that.
p.s. the scent is incredible!




6. Lush Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly.

Last but not least, the weirdest beauty product i have evert tried, yet obviously now a favourite of mine! The shower jelly really does add a fun factor into your shower routine. If you are struggling to imagine the sensation of using a shower jelly, it literally is like rubbing those pre-jelly cubes all over your body. Some might find it odd... i personally have come to love it. If you are a fan of the Lush Comforter Bubble Bar you might love this as it has exactly the same scent. There is nothing like lathering this bad boy up and smelly sweet cherries and coconut. I was curious as to how a jelly could work as a kind of soap, so after having a gander on the back of the packaging, i discovered that it is made from Carageenan Extract which is an Irish moss seaweed. Even more interesting is the fact that when the moss seaweed is heated it turns into jelly, creating the shower jelly. My mind was blown! I love this product and would recommend it if your a little bit bored of your usual shower gel and fancy trying something new!





Well that is it for my June beauty favourites. I hope you have enjoyed reading this post and are curious to try some of the products i have mentioned. You might even grow to love them just as much as i do! If you would like to follow me on any social media, just click on the icons to your right and give me a follow. Please feel free to comment down below or tweet me if you liked this post or have any opinions on any of the products i have mentioned. 

Peace & Love,
ALEX





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