Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July Favourites 2012 ♥

Hey everyone,
Well, it's that time of month again...time for my monthly favourites post!  I cannot believe how fast the month of July flew by.  It was a pretty great month, of course, seeing as I didn't have to deal with exams and all the stresses of school. However, it did fly by, which is pretty unfortunate.   I've been savoring each month as it comes, and although I'm kind of excited to begin my last year of high school, I just don't want summer to end.  This month I discovered a few new beauty, accessory, drink and song favourites, so I'm just going to jump right into everything...

Macadamia Nourishing Leave-In Cream
I've been using this, as well as other Macadamia hair care/style products for about 9 months now.  I have a tendency to switch up my hair routine and products often until I find something I really like, and Macadamia products, especially this product in particular has clearly been a constant in my routine.  When I don't use this product after I wash my hair, I definitely notice a huge difference. I have really tight, unmanageable curls naturally, and since I straighten it so often it's pretty damaged.  This product leaves my hair feeling SO soft and looking extremely shiny.  My locks stay more tame when I use this and it makes brushing my hair out with a wide tooth comb as opposed to a regular brush - something that is FRIGGEN IMPOOSSSSIIIBBBLLLE ...rather difficult for us curly haired girls - a much easier task.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua foundation - B20
I feel SO repetitive as I keep mentioning this as a favourite, but I guess that just goes to show you how amazing this foundation is!  I've ranted about it enough already, (to the point where a review would probably be unnecessary), but in sum it's just so lightweight and feels so natural on my skin, which is why it's perfect for the Summer.  I recently got the worst weirdest looking sunburn on my cheeks, and this is the only foundation that can completely cover the redness and make my skin look even again whilst looking natural.

NARS Laguna Bronzer
So, I've used this bronzer on countless occasions, but I finally decided to splurge on it and bought a full size a couple months ago and it has quickly become a total favourite of mine, especially in July.  It isn't orange toned like some bronzers and although it looks scary in the pan for us pale girls, it adds the perfect amount of warmth to the skin and because of the golden shimmer, it adds a natural glow to the face.

Urban Decay Deslick spray
I use a setting powder in the morning, but since I have extremely oily skin and the weather has been so hot lately, my face is prone to getting really oily throughout the day.  I use Deslick in the morning before and after I apply my makeup, and it works to combat the oil so my face looks dewy rather than greasy.  I'll be doing a more extensive review on this product this month!

Sephora Colourful Mono eyeshadow in Peige Beige (#13)
This shimmery rosey beige shade looks gorgeous on its own all over the lid for a really natural day look, as well as in the inner corner as a shimmery neutral highlight.  It has almost a frosty finish when applied.  *There are a few little digs in the pan from when I decided I wanted to depot it, then realized I liked it better in the pan!*

Benefit Bella Bamba
So this gorgeous, really pigmented shimmery watermelon pink blush is from Benefit's boxed powder collection, and I've been loving it this month. I got the little sample size as a 100 pt perk at Sephora around the middle of the month, but it's one of the only blushes I've been using in July, and I'll definitely be purchasing a full size when I run out!

Burts Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranite Oil
After I ran out of my blistex at the end of April - and failed to replace it - I decided to give in and try out this lip balm.  It gives my lips a bit of a really natural rosey tint and makes them look really juicy.  It's really moisturizing and lasts on my lips for a long time.  As well, it has SO much product in it, so I know it will last a long time.  I purchased this around the beginning of May and have used it pretty much every day since.

Buxom Big & Healthy lip polish - Destiny
This lip gloss is fantastic for summer and I've been wearing it so much this month!  It's this stunning peachy pink gloss with lots of shimmer.  It just makes my lips look juicy and summer ready.  Its a plumping gloss, so not only does it plump my lips up a little, but it provides the tingly cooling sensation that all plumping glosses do, which I personally love!

Marc Jacobs Daisy eau so Fresh
I just wrote a review for this perfume, so you can check that out by clicking here.  Basically, this is just a lovely fruity-floral fragrance.  It's very feminine and playful and the perfect perfume for Spring/Summer!

Nike Free Runs 3 
I got these runners at the end of June, and I can't imagine jogging/exercising in any other running shoe!  These literally feel like you're jogging barefoot.  I feel like I'm able to push myself harder and go longer distances without experiencing any ankle or foot pain.  If you're looking for a great pair of quality runners, definitely check these babies out.  My only regret is not getting any of the cute, brighter colours, but I decided to stick to black as they'd match everything.

Starbucks Tazo Shaken Passion Tea Lemonade (Venti, please!)
Just in general this month I've gone to starbucks so much more than usual, and almost every time I've gone, I've ordered this amazingly delicious drink. 

National Anthem - Lana Del Rey/Everywhere I Go - Lisse & Ellie Goulding
Just check out these 2 songs, they're absolutely amazing and both have been constantly stuck in my head over the past month!

From left ro right are swatches of: Sephora eye shadow in Peach Beige, NARS Laguna , Benefit Bella Bamba, Buxom gloss in Destiny and Burts Bees Pomegranite Oil lip balm!

So those are all my monthly favourites!  Leave a list of the things you've been loving lately in the comments below!


  1. I really wanted to see what the Daisy Eau So Fresh smelled like as the bottle is so pretty - but the store I was in recently didn't have a tester! I like fruity-floral scents so this just might have to go on my Wish List!

    And mmmm Starbucks - I'm addicted to Strawberries and Cream Frappucinos at the moment!


    1. Oh no! I really hope they get a tester soon because this perfume smells amazing! I've actually never tried the strawberries and cream frapp, but I've always wanted to...does it taste good?
      xx, Kels

  2. The Marc Jacobs Daisy bottle is so pretty!

    1. It definitely is, I almost like it better than the original Daisy bottle!
      xx, Kels

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