Favourites Products June 2016

June 2016 Favourite Products

Ooh! Oils Of Heaven – Cacay Facial Oil*

I hadn’t told my Mum that I’d found my HG facial oil but when she told me my skin was looking healthy and glowing I knew I wasn’t wrong about this product. I had thought to myself that my skin was looking and feeling brighter, my complexion more even and generally healthier but you never believe it until someone else points it out.

I’m completely sold on this 100% Cacay Oil Facial Oil from Oils of Heaven. It works so well on my skin and I’ve been wearing it day & night. I do like to apply a drop or two throughout the day too, when I’m not wearing any makeup. Cacay Oil has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin E and Linoleic Acid (omega-6) which are all proven to have effective results in skincare.

I did review these Oils of Heaven last week, if you’d like to have a read of that & get a little more information.

Essence Make Me Brow 

OK, so I really like my Benefit Gimme Brow but I live in a REALLY small town and its not that easy to get hold of & it can be a little pricey. So I had heard a few good things about the Essence Make Me Brow and had my fingers crossed that it could be a good dupe. Excitingly I can say, YES it is a damn good dupe & its only £2.50, I am thrilled with the quality and the colour match for my brows is so good. It gives good colour and hold to my brows, I bloody love it. I’s available in 3 shades and I have the darkest one. If you have an Essence counter near you then buy one & test it out for yourself. Its my number 1 favourite product this month.

Essence Blush Up in Pinky Flow 

I have a few of these Essence Blushers, this one is a really pretty everyday option. It’s a trio of pink shades from a deep pink to a light soft pink. Its not too pigmented but you can build it up if you like to a more intense colour. I don’t like to wear too much blush, simply because I have quite a rosy complexion & I don’t want to draw too much attention to it. This is a silky soft formula and it blends out well. I wouldn’t say its the longest wearing but I love this colour its so subtle and fresh on the skin.
June Favourites 2016

Chloe Love Story EDP

I like this perfume a lot, its such a fresh, feminine scent. It has notes of stephanotis jasmine, orange blossom, cedar and neroli. So it has a sweet, floral very fresh scent. I have been wearing this most days, its a really light daytime scent which lasts a very long time on me. I can smell it hours after I apply it. The bottle is also very pretty and sweet, I like to have this out on my vanity area.

Origins No Puffery Cooling Eye Roll On

Goodbye tired, puffy eyes! This is one of the first products I reach for once I’ve cleansed my skin in the morning. I like to keep it in my fridge so it stays extra cold & is soothing on my eyes. This is a roller ball that you apply to your under eyes to help de puff, wake up & hydrate that area. It feels so nice, especially when you’re struggling to wake up on those early mornings. It has Cucumber to cool and sooth, Yeast to de puff & Hoelen Mushroom Extract to calm. So for a little extra help banishing those under eye bags & dark circles this is a great product to have in your skincare stash.

Origins No Puffery Roll On

Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Chiltern Park*

This is truly a one coat nail polish, its opaque and vibrant without having to apply more than one coat. I love this bright pink shade and its gorgeous on my toes, its going to be my Summer polish of choice. It wears well and looks glossy and really vibrant. I do enjoy Nails Inc polishes but this was the first time using one of their Gel One Coat polishes & I was impressed.

*PR Sample

Shopping My Makeup Stash June 2016

June 2016 Shopping My Satsh

Shopping My Makeup Stash June 2016

I love doing these Shopping My Stash posts each month, I discover makeup that has been neglected & forgotten about & fall in love with it all over again. These are my rediscoveries this month & I can’t wait to see everything.

Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint

During the warmer months I always reach for a lightweight base, thats not to say this Rodial BB Skin Tint doesn’t offer a good amount of coverage because it does but it feels extremely comfortable and lightweight on my skin. This is a great natural looking base that wears very well throughout the day and having quite a few foundations I seem to go through phases and this BB Cream had been pushed to the back of the drawer but Summer is here (in Cornwall anyway) and I will be wearing this on the days I want coverage but also a nice fresh, glowing finish.

bareMinerals BareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer

I don’t think I have used a concealer as good as this one, its amazing coverage, hydrating and so easy to blend. I like that it brightens whilst covering dark circles and it has a lovely lightweight consistency. I’ve been trying to use up a few half finished concealers and so I hadn’t reached for this one in a while. I’m thrilled to have it back in my makeup routine & if you’re in the market for a new concealer then I highly recommend this one.

Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette

BareMinerals Pop Of Passion Lip Oil Balm

I haven’t been wearing much makeup everyday but I do like a little colour on my lips & these bareMinerals Lip Oil Balms feel like you’re wearing a lip balm but they still have a really good amount of colour. I have been wearing the more neutral Blushing Passion shade quite a lot and thought it was time for more of a brighter Summery colour & Pink Passion is a perfect sweet pink shade. This is going straight into my handbag & I can’t wait to wear it.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette

LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette and I can’t believe Its been so neglected. I haven’t used this in so long, (I blame my out of control eyeshadow collection), I have looked this out & will only be using this all month long. It has 8 gorgeous shadows and they’re richly pigmented and just the best quality. You would never know this was a $3 palette, its up there in my top palettes. If you can get your hands on one of these you must add it to your collection, I promise you won’t regret it.

Rodial BB Venom Skin Tint

Benefit Roller Lash Mascara

It’s not a secret that Roller Lash is my favourite Benefit Mascara, in fact its up there in my top 3 mascara’s of all time. I love that it separates my lashes, holds a curl like no other and makes them look fluttery. I get no clumping or smudging throughout the day, it is jet black too! I forgot I had a fresh, unopened tube in my drawer so I am excited to have this as my mascara over the next couple of months. I think the packaging of this is just super sweet too.

Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Moray

I have quite a few of these Stila Eyeliners, I really like the colourful shades. This green one had been totally forgotten about and I swatched it the other day & thought how well this would go with the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette. It is a pretty deep green and has a touch of shimmer running through. These eyeliners glide on & are easy to smudge out but also stay pigmented for hours.

June 2016 Shopping My Satsh

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Formentera*

This is a beautifully packaged cream cheek tint and if Summer isn’t the perfect time to use this then I don’t know when is. It is a pretty sun kissed rose shade and I think its a great shade for my quite pale complexion. I’m aways a little scared of cream products but this is just too beautiful to sit looking pretty in my makeup collection. I have been watching YouTube videos on how best to apply, blend and wear this product & I am ready to use it, A LOT! Oh & this has the most delicious vanilla scent, I haven’t smelt a makeup product quite like it.

*PR Sample

Look Fantastic June 2016 Beauty Box

#LFJetSetter Beauty Box June 2016

Look Fantastic June Beauty Box 2016

‘This month we’re taking you on a journey to become an #LFJetsetter! Your Beauty Box is packed full of treats that will make you gorgeous and beautiful ready for your travels. Their handy travel sizes will also mean you can pack them in your suitcase to stay radiant no matter where you are in the world! 

The June Look Fantastic Beauty Box* includes mostly skincare which is OK by me but I feel a lot of people would prefer more of an even mix of makeup and skincare. I do also like that you get a copy of Elle Magazine with this months box, I will be reading my copy on the beach this week.

#LFJetSetter Beauty Box June 2016

Cowshed Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Cream

This is a beautiful, rich & hydrating hand cream. It will keep your hands feeling nourished and smooth, especially after being in the sun all day long. This one is made with Chamomile, Grapefruit and Cinnamon so it smells fantastic too. This is a great size to pop in your handbag or take away with you on your holiday.

Korres Basil Lemon Showergel

I am a big fan of these Korres showergels & I recently finished the Water Lily one. They are gentle on the skin and smell grown up which I like as quite a lot of shower products smell overly sweet or artificial. I have the Basil Lemon one & it is infused with Vitamin C, E and also Zinc. Again this bottle is the perfect size for travel.

Caudalie Premier Cru Eye Cream

Caudalie is a brand that knows how to do excellent skincare. I haven’t had any of their products in my routine for a while so I am very excited to try this eye cream. It is infused with Copper and Silver and Iridescent Pearls, which help combat dullness and illuminate the skin. Ideal for those Summer no makeup days! This is a very generous size at 7ml, eye cream always lasts such a long time so this will keep me going for months.

Look Fantastic Beauty Box June 2016

Naobay Oxygenating Cream

This is made with 98% natural ingredients including Rosehip and Sweet Almond Oils, to keep your skin radiant, moisturised and smooth. This will be perfect for getting my legs prepped ready for Summer.

Dead Sea Spa Magik Beauty Balm

I am a big fan of BB Creams and think they make the perefect lightweight Summer base. This promised to give the skin a healthy holiday glow. It is infused with Dead Sea Minerals and Vitamin E so its nourishing and hydrating too.

Tan Organic Self Tan Oil

I have never used a self tan oil – although I am 100% in the fake tan camp. I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible. This sounds simple enough to use that even a tanning noob like me will be able to make it work. So you apply a liitle oil to the skin and massage it in, but make sure you have exfoliated well before hand. You don’t need to use a tanning mitt but make sure you wash your hands after application. This tan develops over 6-8 hours & you can apply more depending on how dark you like to tan. I am looking forward to bronzing up my legs & seeing how well this works.

Mr Blanc Teeth Whitening Strips

I’m always so worried to use anything whitening on my teeth, they are so sensitive as it is. These Mr Blanc Strips are peroxide free and promise to be gentle and won’t leave any lasting sensitivity. Have you used these? Would you recommend them?

I am quite pleased with this months box, I will get use out of all the products although I think I will pass on the Teeth Whitening Strips to a friend. I have never tried anything from Cowshed but I have heard nothing but positive reviews of this brand. Caudalie is always a lovely brand to see in beauty boxes & I am always excited to try anything from them.

What do you think of this months box?

These boxes always sell out super quickly so if you want this months #LFHelloBeautiful Box then you best be quick.

*PR Sample

M&S Summer Beauty Box 2016

M&S Summer Beauty Box

Heads up!

To celebrate the Queen’s Official Birthday in June, M&S will be launching their Summer Beauty Box. Spend £40 on M&S Beauty, Clothing or Home and customers can purchase the M&S Summer Beauty Box for just £10!

 Available from 9th-13th June at M&S Stores Nationwide and at www.marksandspencer.co.uk.

M&S Beauty Gift With Purchase

M&S Summer Beauty Box Contents

This box is jam packed full of Summer beauty essentials and is worth over £120. You get 14 incredible products, either full sized or deluxe samples. I’m very impressed with the contents and this there are so many cult brands and products included. This is a beauty box not to be missed so make sure you get hold of one quickly because they are going to sell out fast! So included in this beauty box is,

  • Swell Ultimate Protect & Renew Serum, 30ml.
  • Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic, 50ml.
  • Philip Kingsley Citrus Sunshine Swimcap Cream, 50ml.
  • Pure Instant Radiance Hot Cloth Cleanser, 50ml.
  • REN Instant Firming Beauty Shot, 10ml.
  • Island Escape Eau de Toilette, 25ml.
  • Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil, 10ml.
  • Ultrasun Face SPF30 Sun Protection, 25ml.
  • PUR Correcting Primer Illuminate & Glow, 10ml.
  • M&S Sun Smart Sun Lotion SPF30, 50ml.
  • Leighton Denny Crystal Finish Quick Dry Top Coat, full size.
  • Stila Lip Glaze Raspberry, full size.
  • Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Chiltern Park, full size.
  • Percy & Reed Volumising No Oil Oil, 30ml.

M&S Summer Beauty Box 2016

Summer Beauty Box from M&S

This M&S Beauty Box is worth over £120 and is available from today at M&S Stores Nationwide and at www.marksandspencer.co.uk remember all you need to do is – Spend £40 on M&S Beauty, Clothing or Home and you can purchase this M&S Summer Beauty Box for just £10. 

I am most excited to try the Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic, Nails Inc Gel One Coat Nail Polish in Chiltern Park and Stila Lip Glaze Raspberry. Although all 14 products are fab and ideal for taking away with you on your Summer holiday.

Let me know if you manage to get your hands on a box & Happy 90th Birthday Queenie.

*PR Sample