Monday, 2 July 2012

June Favourites

I realise it has been an absolute age since I last wrote a post and I do apologise and thank you for being patient. Since uni exams finished it seems I haven't stopped. I spent a week in Liverpool and then since coming home for the summer I've got stuck back into working at McDonald's which has left me exhausted. However, my aim for this week is to get stuck back into the blogging because in all honesty I've missed it. I thought the best way to get back into the routine was to share some of the products I've been enjoying throughout June. 

(l-r Bourjois Magic Nail Polish Remover, No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream, Number 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Peace, L'Occitane Eau Radieuse Face Toner, Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light, Number 17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer, Ciate Paint Pot in Jelly Bean)

Bourgeois Magic Nail Polish Remover
I cannot recommend this product enough - I'm not sure how I lived without it. I realise that this product has been raved about in so many beauty blogs but it totally deserves a place in my June Favourites. Long are the days where cotton wool is a necessity for removing your nail varnish. Changing my nail colour is now a joy rather than a chore and the price of this product is so reasonable. Go and get it now!

No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream for Normal/Oily Skin
I did quite a bit of research before purchasing this product. BB Creams have firmly established themselves in the UK beauty market and I was yearning to try one. However, with oily skin finding a product which doesn't make me super shiny is a hard task. After watching one of Gemma's videos where she highly recommended this BB cream I knew I should try this one. The No7 £5 vouchers also come in handy here. This product evens my skin tone and with SPF 15 is perfect for the minimal summer makeup look.

Number 17 Mirror Shine Lipstick in Peace
This is a lipstick range which I've had a love/hate relationship with. Everyone and their mother raved about Beehive however I was disappointed with the pigmentation and therefore it has become part of my neglected collection. However, I picked up Peace a couple of months ago (review here) and I've decided in June that it is the perfect summer colour. It looks a scary neon orange in the bullet however when applied to the lips it is sheer but with enough colour to brighten your face. Minimal, fresh make up with a bright sheer lip screams summertime.

L'Occitane Eau Radieuse Face Toner
Firstly, this is a fairly generous 50ml magazine sample which I always recommend as a great way to try new products without forking out the full price. Toning is a skincare step that I've always neglected but since getting this product I've enjoyed incorporating it into my skincare routine and feel that it leaves my skin bright and smooth. I'm very tempted to purchase the full size. 

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light
A firm favourite among many beauty blogger's makeup routines and I'm so glad I discovered it. This isn't a new product but will always be a firm favourite because it conceals any blemish I have without looking cakey. It is a bargain at under £5 so I would really encourage you to head to Boots/Superdrug and try it. 

17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer
I'm aware that I've included this product in a previous favourite post but I've recently rediscovered it. Prior to this I was using Benefit's Porefessional which I do love but don't feel the huge price tag is justified. This product however is under £5 and I think it performs just as well. It provides a lovely smooth base for foundation and also helps prolong the wear of my make up. 

Ciate Paint Pot in Jellybean
Another Glamour Magazine freebie but a great product none the less. I have two other Ciate Nail Varnishes and they are part of my most loved colours so I thought it was critical to pick up this brilliant pink shade with hints of purple and blue. This is great for summer and I find all Ciate shades last really well without chipping.

Wow, that turned out to be a long post and was probably quite rambly.
What have your favourites been this month? 
Beauty or non beauty leave them in the comments below. I always want to try out new things.
Have a lovely day.


  1. Welcome back!! I'm going to be in the UK next week, and I definitely want to take a look at some of these products, they look awesome! Especially the lipstick...

  2. I'm on the look out for a new primer, might try that one :)



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