Sunday, 9 August 2015
Favourites | July 2015
1. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo (Link) + Conditioner (Link) - £14.10 each
I've never tried Pureology before and I found these on offer on HQ Hair so thought i'd give them a whirl and I have been loving them. The shampoo is seriously thick and produces a really thick foam almost like shaving foam so it takes a while to distribute through the hair so not one for quick showers, the conditioner isn't the thickest so washes out really well and you're not left with any residue or heaviness. I have to say I love the smell of both products; the shampoo smells almost herby and the conditioner like mint which is quite odd because mint is usually used as an ingredient for oily scalps not hydration but they're nice and fresh and a really refreshing change compared to the more sweet fruity scents you usually get from shampoo and conditioners. This combo leave my hair really soft and hydrated without any heaviness so I really recommend them if you have dry hair.
2. Vichy Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil (Link) - £13.75
This oil cleanser has just been released from Vichy so I had to try it, the product is very thin so you need very little as it distributes over the face really well. It makes taking my makeup off a breeze including my waterproof mascara and is very affordable mainly because it's mineral oil based (which I only really have an issue with if brands are charging premium prices for which Vichy are not) I will definitely re-purchase this because of how effective it is and the price point and availability.
3. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ (Link) - £15.50
I would say this is a product i've re-purchased more than any other i'm probably on my 15th tube, basically if I don't use this I get spots. I made the mistake of not repurchasing last month thinking I've got loads of other day creams I can use and it resulted in a MAJOR break out so I hot footed it to Boots and stocked up. I recommend this to anyone who gets spots as it seems to just prevent me getting them and If I get the odd one it helps to clear them up quickly.
4. MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Radiant Rose (Link) - £19.00
I saw Makeup By Tiffany D use this liquid highlighter as a under eye corrector and naturally I had to be a copy cat and try it out and i've been loving it. It brightens my under eye area perfectly which means I need a lot less concealer to cover my dark circles so my eyes look brighter and fresher.
5. MAC Pro Longwear Paintpot in Indianwood (Link) - £16.00
I love using cream shadows as a base under my eyeshadow and this is a classic from MAC reformulated for their Pro Longwear line and boy is it long wearing; I have oily eyelids and this doesn't budge. I tend to wear it under my shadow and it remains creaseless for 15 hours and has lasted through work out classes after work, you can also use it on it's own so great for a quick makeup look in the morning that will last you all day. There are loads of shades available so you're bound to find one to suit you and Indianwood is my typical bronzy gold I adore.
6. MAC Amber Times Nine Eyeshadow Palette (Link) - £30.00
This is a fantastic palette, the shadows are smaller than MAC standard eyeshadows but gram for gram this works out cheaper and at £30 for a palette a complete bargain I think especially when every shade is very wearable for me and I've been using it everyday since I got it plus it's so compact for in your makeup bag.
I've been loving trying so many new products recently and getting out of my usual routines so let me know what you recommend and what were your July favourites.