Monthly Favourites | July


Wow, I can't believe it's July already! This year is going scarily fast.
I went to Mexico this month, so the products that I have been loving, are all products that I took on my holiday AND i'm still using now i'm home.

The Mark Hill Sunset Smoother was a complete saviour on my holiday! If I was wearing my hair down or in a plait during the day, I would run this all through the ends, just to protect my hair from drying out in the sun. I would also use it as a treatment, in the shower, every 2-3 days after I had used my shampoo and conditioner. It really helped to keep the moisture in my hair, leaving it really soft and smooth.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir has worked it's way back into my routine. It featured in my In-Flight Beauty Essentials post, found here. and really helped to keep my skin feeling fresh and moisturised. I also took this in my beach/pool bag, and whenever my face felt hot and clammy, a spritz of this and I was instantly refreshed. It smells amazing too, which is always a bonus in my eyes.

I picked up Max Factor CC Cream on a complete whim whilst shopping in Manchester, a lady who worked at the counter in Boots asked if I was interested in trying their newest product, me being me, couldn't say no. So I perched myself on one of those incredibly high stools, baring in mind I am only 5ft 2, so to me they are high, and let the lady work her magic! I was impressed straight away, it had great coverage and a lovely dewy finish. I've been wearing this every day during the summer, as it is a light base, but with medium coverage, perfect for the hot weather we've been having recently. 

Viktor Rolf Flowerbomb La Vie en Rose  (2012 limited edition) just screams summer to me! I picked this up at the airport last year and it is my go to scent whenever the nice weather comes out. It's citrusy, floral and fresh all in one, which I just love this time of year.

I can't get enough of Red lipstick, so when I spotted the Bourjois Rouge Edition Lipstick in number 10, Rouge Buzz, it was love at first sight. It's the perfect neon red-orange, perfect for a night out. I wore this for my 21st birthday party and got so many compliments on my lipstick. The lasting power is amazing, I didn't need to re-apply it at all on my birthday night out, about 6-7 hours. One lady actually asked me if I'd re-applied my lipstick and when I told her I hadn't, she was amazed and wanted to know where I got it from. Always nice to hear. 

I'm a bugger for not curling my eyelashes! My eyes always look much nicer when I do use them, but I always forget. So when I received the Vintage Cosmetic Company Eyelash Curlers* I couldn't wait to give them a go, and make a promise to remember to use them! They're amazing at really wakening your eye up and giving your eyelashes a really good curl and lift. For £5, a complete bargain!

What have you been loving this month?