Hello my lovelies! I am going to be talking you through all of the products I have been loving throughout the month of July. A lot of this month’s favourites consists of skincare as my skin does have a tendency to dry up during the warmer months. I find that regular, gentle exfoliation and a lot of moisturising makes a huge difference to the way your skin looks and feels.
So, the first thing that I have been obsessed with is Simple’s Micellar Water. I tried the Garnier Micellar Water when it first came out, but it completely broke me out and since then, I have been completely put off trying other versions. I saw that this one was on offer in Superdrug so I thought I’d give it a go, and I absolutely LOVE it – I have already used my first bottle so I went out and bought the huuuuge one! This does remove all of my makeup, including eyeliner and mascara really well, but I prefer to use this as my second cleanse or in the morning before I do my makeup as I find it really refreshing.
Another Simple product I have been really enjoying, is their Moisturiser with SPF 15. It’s hard to find a really good, affordable, drugstore moisturiser with SPF and this is something that I really rely on throughout the Summer. If you are wearing makeup, you don’t really want to be putting sun cream on over the top of your makeup so it is really important that you use a moisturiser or foundation with SPF in it.
L’Oreal have recently released a range of Pure Clay Face Masks. There are three different masks in this range; Detox, Glow and Purity. I went into Boots and they had little test cards to help you test your t-zone, cheeks and chin to determine whether they were dehydrated, combination or normal and based on my results, I picked up the Detox and Glow masks. The Detox mask is a charcoal based face mask that helps to draw out impurities and works deep into pores. The Glow mask contains finely milled apricot seeds which gently exfoliates your skin, removing any dead skin cells and giving your skin a healthy looking glow. The Detox mask, is a really good, cheaper alternative to the Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. I love both of these products and they are great value for money!
Rimmel is the one drugstore brand that I cannot fault in terms of foundations. The one I have been reaching for the most recently is the Lasting Finish 25hr Wear Foundation. This foundation gives a flawless, full coverage finish without feeling too heavy on your skin. This also has an SPF of 20 which again, is really important during Summer and is something that a lot of affordable foundations are missing.
An eyeliner that I have recently rediscovered is the L’Oreal Superliner Ultra Precision. This is a liquid eyeliner with a thin, spongey applicator tip. This is super pigmented, dries really quickly and lasts such a long time! The applicator tip makes is so easy to do thick, or thin lines and is perfect for flicks as it is really flexible.
Two makeup brushes that I have been really enjoying using this month are the Real Techniques Stippling Brush and the Real Techniques Setting Brush. The stippling brush is perfect for applying and buffing in foundation, leaving a flawless looking finish. The setting brush is the best thing I have ever used to apply and blend in concealer – it leaves no brush marks and leaves skin looking incredible!
MAC are my favourite brand when it comes to lipsticks and when Velvet Teddy was first released, I wore it ALL THE TIME. Then I kind of forgot about it, and the other week as I was going through my makeup storage, I found that it had nearly ran out, so I finished what was left of it and I completely fell in love with it all over again, so I ordered a new one. This is the perfect nude lipstick, and is perfect for that no-makeup, makeup look and is a great shade for all year round.
For eyebrows, I have been obsessed with the Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel. The reason I love this so much is because it is so much more pigmented than a lot of other brow gels I have tried, so it really does make a difference. The formula isn’t too thick or clumpy and the brush isn’t too big – love it.
A slightly different favourite this month, is a toothpaste. This is the Oral B 3D White Luxe Perfection toothpaste. This product really does help whiten teeth and helps get rid of any stains or yellowing. Since using this toothpaste, I have had several people tell me how white my teeth look and have asked if I use any teeth-whitening kits, when all I use is this toothpaste. I noticed the difference myself after only using it a handful of times, I cannot rave about this one enough!
My final favourite is a pair of shoes. I’m not that into shoes, but when I find a pair I like, I end up getting them in every colour that they do. So, my current shoe obsession is with this pair of Vans. I have had the white version of these for a couple of months now and I wear them all of the time, so I thought it was only right to treat myself to the black pair too. I don’t wear sandals, flip-flops or anything else like that, so for me, these are the perfect summer shoes, although I will probably wear them all year round. They go with everything, they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn and you don’t need to break them in – what more could you want?
That is everything for my July Favourites. I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments below if you have tried any of these products or if you have any recommendations for me!
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Links and prices below;
Simple Micellar Water 400ml £5.99
Simple Protecting Light Moisturiser with SPF 15 £4.35
L’Oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask £5 (full price £7.99)
L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Mask £5 (full price £7.99)
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Wear Foundation £7.99
L’Oreal Superliner Ultra Precision Eyeliner £6.49
Real Techniques Stippling Brush £10.99
Real Techniques Setting Brush £7.99
MAC Velvet Teddy £15.50
Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Gel £3.99
Oral B 3D White Luxe Perfection Toothpaste £4.49
Vans Classic Slip-On Shoes £47