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Monday, August 7, 2017

July 2017 Beauty Favourites

I have quite dry, damaged hair, so I'm always on the look-out for a good treatment spray that doesn't leave the hair looking or feeling greasy and weighed down. I use this in both damp and dry hair and either feels wonderfully light-weight and non-greasy. It contains a whole bunch of natural, healthy oils that work to moisturise the hair, as well as de-frizz, de-tangle, soften and repair damage. My hair is left looking and feeling so healthy and so shiny immediately after a light spritzing. It also has that wonderful coconut oil scent which I am a huge fan of.

As I'm sure you know by now, I have desert dry, flaky skin, so I need a lot of hydration before I can even think about using foundation. My regular primers do work well enough for a couple of hours, but by the end the night , those dreaded flaky patches have become apparent. This works to keep those patches hydrated all night long, which of course helps my make-up last to longer and wear better. It has a very light, non-sticky texture that smooths out super easily; the pump is a welcome addition, too. I've even worn this on it's own on multiple occasions to work, as a sort of light treatment - it's full of skin loving ingredients help to improve the skin whilst you're wearing it and it leaves no white cast, so there's no need to cover it up.
IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GOING TO DIE! My first Morphe brush, holy smokes I'm a bad beauty blogger. I was on the hunt for a big ol' fluffy powder brush and this fits the bill perfectly. It took quite a while to get here (gotta love shipping to Australia), but it was more than worth the wait. It's big, you guys, and super soft and so very dense, meaning that any powder is picked up with ease and diffused over the face evenly. It can be used to contour/bronze, but I personally prefer a slightly smaller brush for that particular job (although this does blend bronzer sosososo flawlessly). This, to me, is the perfect all-over face powder brush.

Four: L'Oréal Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer
I usually like to test out new primers individually over the course of a month so I can get a true indication of how my skin reacts to it, so it's rare for me to play around with two primers during the same month, let alone feature them both in my favourites, but I could not publish this here post without a mention of the Lumi Primer. I actually bought the Lumi Magique Highlighting Pen back when it first came out and was left a little disappointed, so I put off trying this out for such a long time. After reading rave reviews (especially from Roxette), I eventually caved and gave it a try, and I must say.. I'm in love! It provides such a gorgeously luminous and healthy looking base. You cannot use this alone, however. Just don't. The colour of the primer is very white and that white does not sink in to the skin and fade away - so you'll be left with a white cast. My complexion looks healthy, fresh and lit-from-within whenever I wear this. It's  honestly a wonderful drugstore dupe for the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter.

I think I've tried just about every drugstore lipstick there is on offer, and I feel as though there are few liquid lipsticks, or even lipsticks in general, from the drugstore that I feel are worth buying. This happens to be one of those few. The new(ish) Stay Matte formula is amazing! It does take a little while to dry down (which I actually prefer if I'm using a few layers), but it is one of the least drying and comfortable to wear liquid lipstick formulas out there. The range has a generous 14 shades, and Be My Baby is a gorgeous brown-y rose nude and the favourite of the few that I have tried. The formula is pretty damn pigmented - I can get away with applying one coat and I'm still rewarded with gorgeous colour and impressive staying power.


What products have you been loving lately?

















As always, this post has not been sponsored in any way, meaning that none of the items mentioned have been sent to me, endorsed or paid for by anyone other than me, myself and I. This post does, however, contain affiliate links. I will always disclose such information with an asterisk (*) for full disclosure to my readers.


Feel free to find and purchase these products elsewhere if you don't get down like that. :)

35 comments:

  1. I love your blog. Honestly, it looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing about these beauty products

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  2. Kate Veggie DessertsAugust 9, 2017 at 1:52 AM

    I like the sound of the Two Faced hangover primer. SOmething my skin needs!

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  3. This is a good list for maintaining beauty.I like coconut oil for my hair.That is always helpful for keeping the hair health.I will check this mentioned brand...
    -Amila

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  4. I wouldnt mind trying the coconut oil. I want the moisture and de-frizz components! I haven't bought too many lipsticks from the grocery store but I'm sure they have great brands.

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  5. That coconut oil dry mist sounds absolutely perfect! My hair is SO dry! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. That coconut oil mist sounds amazing! I bet it smells heavenly too!

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  7. I wish I could use drugstore Primer but my face is so dang oily it would never last! But perhaps I can try the Too Faced brand that you recommend. I love the Rimmel matter liquid lipsticks. Thanks for sharing your product reviews. Love your blog!

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  8. I love that face primer!!

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  9. Great picks! My hair is also too dry and thin. I'll check out Palmers Coconut Oil Dry Oil Mist as I'm always in hunt of a good hair care products!

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  10. Nice round up. The coconut oil mist is something I could use.
    www.thevagabondwayfarer.com

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  11. I keep forgetting to try that face primer - I'm in need of a new one, so that might be it!

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  12. Love the coconut oil!

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  13. I would love to try the coconut oil mist, looks like it would work wonders. I have pretty damaged hair and am always looking for good new options.

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  14. I may have to try that Rimmel lipstick!! I love a lot of their products!

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  15. I heard about this Palmers Coconut Oil Dry Oil Mist lot, sounds very interesting, yet to try it out.

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  16. Two faced always makes the best products! I'm not familiar with this particular primer, but I'll definitely check it out!

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  17. That matte lipstick looks amazing! I have not tried this one yet but it is on my list.

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  18. Aww thanks, Caroline! Thank you for reading. :) x

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  19. If you have a drier skin type, then you definitely do need to give it a try. :) x

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  20. Coconut oil is definitely great on the hair (and many other things), I agree. :) x

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  21. Oh yes, definitely do try Coconut Oil on the hair (it doesn't have to be the product that I've mentioned here, coconut oil in general is amazing) if you're looking for some moisturising and de-frizzing. :) x

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  22. Girllll, let me introduce you to coconut oil mists aha - it's amazing on dry hair. x

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  23. If you love the smell of coconut, they yes, it smells amazing aha. x

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  24. Awww it's such a shame when drugstore brands don't work for you; I'm all about a bargain beauty buy. The Too Faced product that I've mentioned here suits dry skin, so I don't know how well it would work on your oilier skin, but there are so many great higher-end primers out there! I hope you find one that works for you. :) x

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  25. Yassss, Ana. It whipped my dry hair back in to shape in no time. It's cheap too so there's no reason NOT to try it hehe. x

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  26. Definitely, girl! Give it (or something like it) a try and let me know what you think. :) x

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  27. I think it may just be time hehe. ;) x

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  28. Gotta love a good coconut oil. ;) x

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  29. If you've got damaged hair, Ania, then step this way hehe. The coconut oil mist improved my hair so nicely. It's definitely worth a try if you ask me. :) x

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  30. Yessss, Whitney! It's so nice for a drugstore offering. :) x

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  31. It's definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it. :) x

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  32. I'm such a fan of Too Faced too aha. This particular primer is lovely if you have drier skin. Worth the spend in my opinion. :) x

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  33. It's fairly new(ish) Stephanie. Definitely give it a go if you can find it. :) x

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  34. Thanks for letting me know :-)

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