I don’t know about you but July has really dragged for me, it seems like ages ago I was compiling my June favourites. That’s fine with me though, the further away winter is the better.
So, without further ado, here are my monthly loves for July. Don’t forget to leave me your own recommendations in the comments below!
Firstly, some makeup brushes. Sedona Lace is an American brand, but their prices are very reasonable even when converted, and they often offer discounts and/or free worldwide shipping. These brushes were around £7 each, and are fantastic quality for the price. I particularly like the pointed crease brush, it’s nice and soft, and blends without scratching the heck out of my eyelids. The brushes above are: EB15 Pointed Crease; 904 Pencil Brush; 217 Synthetic Small Round Dome; 305 Eye Shading Brush; EB09 Universal Blender.
Next up, the Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster. I reviewed this in more detail here so I won’t waffle on for too long now, but let’s just say I’m still loving it for a way to gradually tan my mush. Another Clarins skincare product I’ve been enjoying for the past few weeks is the Extra-Comfort Toning Lotion. I love using this each evening to remove the last traces of cleanser; the soothing aloe vera ensures it doesn’t sting like some toners can. Although not the cheapest, it is a large bottle, and I can see it lasting a good few months.
The Bourjois ColorBoost Lip Crayon in On The Beach (with SPF 15) was actually a free gift included with some other Bourjois purchases. It isn’t a colour that I would normally choose, but I recently gave it another go because I was going to my daughter’s sports day and I couldn’t find a lip balm that contained an SPF. I was pleasantly surprised to find that with a tan I could – just about – pull off this bright peachy colour. I have actually purchased another shade, in a more appropriate nude colour, because I love how easily it goes on. I didn’t find that it lasted 10 hours, but these crayons are super moisturising and just the right side of glossy, without being even remotely sticky.
Finally, the gorgeous Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Eau Fraiche Skinscent. This is a limited edition perfume that is re-released every spring/summer with a different bottle. It smells like coconuts and beaches, and I just love spritzing it from head to toe – and back again. I have tried, and owned, many many perfumes since I was a teenager, and this wins joint first place with my other long term love; a D&G perfume that my husband surprised me with a couple of years ago. It is really a summer scent, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to give it up come autumn.
Thanks for reading, and see you next month!