Sunday, 29 July 2012

❀ July Favies ❀

Hello everyone. I didn't have too many favorites this month but I wanted to do a favorites post anyway because I didn't do one last month and I love sharing products I'm really enjoying with you all.  If you would like any individual reviews on any products mentioned please let me know in the comments. Enjoy!

Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion in Light Sun Kissed
I love this because it's such a natural and fool-proof tan. Fake tanning can go very very wrong on a pale skinned gal like me but I find this so easy to apply, just like a body moisturiser. It doesn't give me a dramatic tan but it does give me a more "sun-kissed" look. It's very moisturising, smells pleasant and is enjoyable to use. Also it's cheap! Yipee.

Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream
I tried the free samples on this (here) and fell in love. I bought it immediately because I was so impressed with the quality and how the colour matched me well even though I have a pale complexion and it looks a little orange in the tube. I'm not going to bang on about this one too much as I have a full review coming very soon! 

Simple Kind to Skin Eye Make-Up Remover
I love this because it is oil-free but still removes my eye make-up very very well. So easy to use and makes taking my eye make-up off at night a much easier task from when I used make-up wipes. Although, I do find that it is running out quickly! 

Benefit Hervana Boxed Powder
I've been wearing this non-stop since the sun came out because it's such an uplifting shade. A mix of purple, peach and pink tones really make my face look fresher and the subtle shimmer helps give me a glow. Perfect for spring/summer. It's also a very light shade so works well with pale skin, but I find it isn't very pigmented and has to be built up. (that's a plus for me as I hate too much blush!)

Nivea Milk and Honey Lip Balm
This is the closest thing I've found to the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream Lip Protectant which I love but it's so expensive for a lip balm. This one is much cheaper and almost as good. It also tastes as yummy as it sounds.

Urban Decay Naked Palette
Ok so your all probably so bored of this palette by now but I have rekindled my love for it this month. I used it last night and created a lovely bronzey eye to go out for dinner for my Mum's 40th birthday and I was very pleased with it. The quality of the shadows are really great and the selection of colours are perfect. I'd recommend this to a starter as it comes with a primer, a brush and 12 versatile colours.

Benefit Hoola Boxed Powder
So this is only a small sample I had in the "Tan about Town" set but I love it. Such an amazing colour for a pale gal like me (all I seem to be saying in this post is how pale I am haha) and applies beautifully. The texture is really nice which makes the product a dream to blend. I'd definitely pay the full £23.50 for the full size but it'll be a sad day when I have to!

MUA Eye-Shadow in Shade 12 - Pearl 
I love the MUA eye shadows but this one of my favorites. I find the texture very comparable to the shimmery ones from the Urban Decay Naked Palette which is very impressive for £1. The matte shadows aren't as good as the pearl shadows as they are a little chalky but I love them all the same. Apparently this is a dupe for MAC's Club eye shadow which is why I bought it to try the colour as it is beautiful and very unique, but I was worried I'd pay a lot in MAC and it wouldn't suit me. I'm so happy with this MUA shadow that I don't think I will be purchasing the MAC one. Hooray for dupes!

Maybelline 24hr Colour Tattoo in On-and-On Bronze
I love using this all over the lid or as a subtle liner. The colour is beautiful and the texture works great as a base or alone with minimal creasing. The pigmentation is great and the product blends easily and well. I think these are really good for the price and I really didn't want to follow the hype but I can't wait to purchase some more.

I also forgot to photograph the Maybelline Lumi-Touch Concealer which I've loved too, silly Carys, but a full review should be up soon :) 

I hope you enjoyed this post. If you have a done a video/post on your July Favorites then please leave the link below, I'd love to hear. 

Would you guys be interested in a Graze Box review? Not sure whether to do one or not just in case no-ones particularly interested.

'Til Next Time,
Carys xox

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  1. I like reading your makeup posts because you are a pale girl. I don't know how it is overseas, but in the States, especially how I am by the beach, there is such an obsession with tanning that it gets hard to find makeup information for pale people! I may try that moisturizer, and I am always looking for new blushers


  2. My UD Naked palette goes everywhere with me!! Such fab colours.
    Would love you to check out my latest post :)
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo
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