Thursday 2 August 2012

July 2012 Favourites!

Great news ladies!! After all the stress and organisation (aka chaos) that has surrounded me over the last 2 months i have finally come out the other side and am ecstatic to announce that I NOW LIVE IN LONDON!! I moved into my new flat on Saturday and, so far, am loving my London experience. I'm giving myself some well-earned time off to catch up on my neglected blog and thought i'd start afresh with a few of the products that i have been reaching for the most over the month of July...

Amie 'Morning Dew' Matte Finish Moisturiser:
This is a product i featured in my Summer series of posts and i mentioned that i loved it for keeping my skin soft and hydrated without making it greasy and minimising shine. Well i am now on my SECOND bottle and my love for it has not lessened. This is a great product for oilier or combination skins (i am the latter) and it smells AMAZING. Amie use completely natural ingredients and no synthetic muck or parabens so you know you're putting the good stuff on your face. Best bit is it's only £4.95 for 75ml. Check out and buy this product and others in the range HERE

Figs & Rouge Balm: Cherry and Vanilla:
I'll admit i've never actually gone searching to buy these products and i've always got them out of various beauty subscription boxes (think this one was Glossybox) but i've found myself popping this in my handbag a lot lately. I kind of alternate it with my Supergoop SPF30 lip balm but it feels very refreshing on the lips and has a medicated kind of zing to it. I've never felt the need to use it anywhere but my lips but at least i'm prepared should i ever need to!

BeneFit Brow-Zings (Medium):
I've never been one that paid a lot of attention to my brows. !'ve had a full fringe for what seems like forever now and it always covered them so i got away with being lazy. However, i'm trying to be patient enough to grow it out now and, as a result, my brows have started seeing the light of day again. I have the HD brows palette also (which is brilliant) but this really is my number one choice for my brows. It's a wax/powder combo and i love how it controls my thick brows, whilst filling in and adding colour. There are similar products on the market (some of which are probably cheaper) but i am really enjoying this one.

Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer (03 Medium):
This has lasted me ages! I got this before Collection changed its branding and i'm nowhere near done with it yet. I love how only a tiny dab of this goes such a long way and works really well at covering up blemishes and brightening problem areas. I go through phases with concealer where one minute i don't need any, then the next i can't live without it. The last month (probably due to the weather), i have found myself needing it more and this is the one i have been reaching for the most.

BeneFit Dallas:
This is the second of THREE BeneFit products featuring in this post. I really seem to be loving their stuff more and more recently. I was going to feature their Creaseless Cream shadows in this post as well but i mentioned them fairly recently and want to do a post exclusively about them very soon so i'm keeping them back for now. 
BeneFit Dallas is an old favourite of mine from last year which i neglected for a while but have fallen in love with all over again since the sun decided to reappear. I just love how versatile it is. It can be a blush, a bronzer, a contour, just whatever you want it to be and it gives a gorgeous glow to the face. It looks a bit mucky in the pot but it swatched to a beautiful burnt peach/plum sort of shade. It's in my all time Top 3 cheek products for sure! 

MUA Cosmetics 'Chocolate Box' Eyeshadow Trio:
This is a GREAT little compact for everyday and perfect for handbag touch ups. As with most MUA shadows i find they can be as natural or as RAWR as you want them to be and they are very easy to apply and blend. This is another product that i'd like to do a FOTD with at some point so keep your eye out for that, but i am really thankful that i have it for a 'no-brainer' day-to-night trio.

MAC Honeylove Lipstick (Matte):
This is, by FAR, my most worn lipstick of the last 2 months. It has never been out of my handbag since i got it. It is actually my most recent lipstick purchase from MAC but i have been using it non stop. The most interesting thing i found about it is that the bullet colour is almost unrecognisable once you apply it to the lips and it is much paler but i absolutely adore it and am gonna repurchase the HELL out of it. I also love MAC's matte formula. It feels much creamier on than most other matte lipsticks i've tried. 

BeneFit BadGal Lash:
BeneFit product number three was the best magazine freebie i EVER snapped up. The brush is HUGE (right up my street) and doesn't get overloaded with product which results in no clumps, even application and means i am able to build my lashes up gradually. It gets mine really big too. I will definitely be purchasing the full size of this once i've run down all my other samples (waste not want not). I had been wanting to purchase 'They're Real' but i don't think i will be able to live without this and i can't justify both at the moment. 

St Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mist:
This is another one i mentioned in my Summer series. The reason i'm loving it lately is that it takes hardly any effort to apply (it's an aerosol) and it really easy to blend with minimal streaking. I'd usually go for a darker formula than this but, as i've managed to get a bit of sun on myself just lately i have been using this just to enhance what Mr Sunshine has given me. St Moriz is such an affordable brand too. 

So those were my favourites from July '12. I also hereby pledge to you, my lovely readers, that i will never desert you like that again. I don't plan on moving house again for a long, long time and, now that i'm closer to the action i hope to bring you even more exciting posts than ever! I appreciate you all staying with me through this period of quiet and look forward to sharing more with you soon!! 

What were your favourite products of July? Link me to your posts, i would love to read them! 


  1. i love the amie moisturiser, but you have some other great favs xx

  2. What great faves! I really want to try the moisturiser but I just bought the bodyshop seaweed one so maybe after that runs out I shall try this as its half the price. Also seeing the collection 2000 concealer has reminded me how much I love it and that I must dig it out! xxx

  3. Ah welcome to London! I love the fact that you have made such a brave leap and moved somewhere that if Twitter is anything to go by is somewhere that you have wanted to be for a long time, so I hope that it all works out for you.

    You can't beat the collection 2000 concealer its a personal favourite however as mine has literally ran out I have just got the Bourjois healthy mix one so I will see how that compares.

    beckys makeup


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