Hi guys ! Happy Monday . How was your weekend ??
I'm a little late this month to share my monthly favourites but rather late than forgetting another month to share what I love right ?
July is usually our anual family week getaway - so my favourites will include some travel friendly options this month as I am showing a few mini's here . These are all products that I loved and couldn't stop reaching for in the month of July.
Hean Eyebrow Pomade - Ash Brown
I have mentioned my love for the Benifit version quite a few times in monthly favourites but I was lucky enough to try out this lovely brow pomade from Hean cosmetics that I was really pretty excited to try it. And with good reason - as I mentioned before this is such an amazing brand. The brow pomade lasts forever on your brows - the colour (ash brown) suits me perfectly and it's pretty easy to work with. Not to creamy and not to stiff - the perfect mixture that you need in a brow product. Locally Hean products are available from Glamore Cosmetics and Gael and Emma makes it such a pleasure to shop from them as they are always so willing to assist you with any questions.
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion
I did do a full review HERE a week or two back but this is seriously one of the best body lotions you can ever use. It hydrates dry skin instantly and keeps it moisturised and soothed . I love how it doesn't have a scent as I have been sick most of July and strong scents isn't the best option then. I can see myself repurchasing this lotion once I finish this bottle. My skin (especially my knees are so much softer and smoother that I can't wait to rock ripped jeans again now ) .
Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Primer
I have mentioned it in my June's New On My BeautyDesk. I have a few eyeshadow palettes that even with my previous eyeshadow primer won't last a whole workday on me - and I wanted a great primer especially for those shadows. This does exactly that. It makes your eyeshadow look last FOREVER !! Even after a very very very late night my eyeshadow still looks perfect . I keep this one especially for those palettes now or when I know I'm having an extra long day.
Revlon Kiss Balm Tropical Coconut SPF20
I really love the Revlon Kiss Balm lip-balms to pop into my bad during the day - the colour ones provide a little bit of colour on the lips and they smell amazing. And I LOVE that these balms contains SPF20 as I really do believe in protecting my skin and lips during the year. The Tropical Coconut is colourless - so this is the perfect throw on anytime balm you can ever have. And it smells like being on a tropical island .... YUM !!
Benefit They're Real! Mascara in Black
Red Square had the Girl o' Clock Rock set on 50% off just a week or two before I went on holiday and I decided this was the perfect time to try some of their bestsellers in one go without committing to any full size products. These are super teeny tiny versions - but they were perfect to pop into my make-up bag for a few days away. Wow ! I am amazed how much I love this mascara. It's waterproof , lasts all day and looks amazing. The wand separates your lashes and makes you look wide awake (even when you are not ) . I love this mascara so much that even though it's pretty pricey for a mascara - I already treated my self to a backup mini one. I'm sure in Summer I will reach for this one over and over and over again.
Benefit Lollitint and PosieTint
As I mentioned I got the Girl o'Clock set on special at RedSquare and popped all 12 mini products into my bag to try. I didn't pack any back up blush while traveling as I was dead set to give these a fair try after reading so many mixed reviews. The set contained three colours - and while I love all three these two are my favourites. They blend in easily with your fingers to give you a flushed look that really lasts the whole day . This works as a perfect lipstain too but I prefer them for blushes. Both colours are so stunning and even the Lollitint (purple lavender one ) looks so natural. I feel these will be amazing for summer as they will last forever in the summer heat.
Benefit Hoola Bronzer :To be honest I hardly ever use bronzer so I knew even though this was a Cult Classic I wouldn't like it. Boy oh boy was I surprised. This is such a gorgeous toned bronzer to warm up the skin and blends in really easily which blew me away . It lasts a pretty decent time on your skin too. This also works amazing as a eyeshadow - so it's the perfect multi purpose product. Can I see myself buying the full size ? Probably not as I feel I won't really be that into bronzer all year round. But for now .. this product fits into my routine and it's pretty magical to warm up my make-up look.
My magical moments for July included spending some time away with the kiddo (which was much needed ) . We went to Hartebeespoortdam for a few days and spend the time at a gorgeous place right next to the mountains and dam. We truly had the best time going for morning and evening walks and enjoying nature. And of course Alex loved the trampoline and looking for monkeys , ducks and fishies.
What was some of your July favourites ??