Monday, 30 July 2012

july favourites

And it's the end of July, oh how time flies. This past month has mainly been spent indoors, staring out at the rain and for the most part I haven't felt the need to wear any makeup. Still, there are a few things that have crept up on my oh-this-product-is-actually-quite-good radar (yes, that's the official title).
Euracin Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm - This is a little sample size I found lurking at the bottom of my sample box (where all those 1ml perfume vials and sachets of orange foundation you get in magazines reside) and although it's meant for really dry skin, I'm using this as an intensive lip balm. It's on par with Carmex, except I'd say this option is more cost effective as you get a lot more for your money.

E.L.F Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder - The bronzer in this is great, it's well pigmented and not orange. I don't like the blush though, it fails to show up on my skin. The bronzer has been compared to NARS Laguna, so it's worth checking out seeing a it's under a fiver!

Revlon Colourstay Eyeshadow Quad in Neutral Khakis 03 - This is a great quad for everyday as all the colours I need are in one place, and they're fairly pigmented too.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Zero - This is a pretty famous product, but the only reason I have it is that it came with an eyeshadow palette. I found it lying at the bottom of my stash of eyeliners and decided to put it to good use.
I quite like the look of it smudged across my top and lower lash line, and at the end of the day I'm not left with massive black marks under my eyes either.

NYX Rouge Cream Blush in Glow - I took this on holiday with me and it just give a natural flush to the cheeks, and it doesn't cling to any dry patches either.

Song-wise I've been loving artists Arctic Monkeys (I squealed when I saw them performing at the Olympics Opening Ceremony), Jamie T, The Kooks, The Fratellis and the song Sail by Awolnation.

The Olympics Opening Ceremony has to be a favourite, I thought it was brilliant. Did you watch it?


  1. I love the ELF Bronzer too, although I've taken to using the Sleek Face Contour Kit recently, although it is slightly warmer. Might have to try out that NYX Blush as well - I'm loving cream blush at the moment!

  2. I love these colours! Beautiful!
    And I loved the Opening Ceremony too! It was great!!