June Favourites

Sunday, 1 July 2012


I have a lot of favourites this month, so I've split them into two sections below for ease of reading.


Skincare & Haircare etc

Dr Nick Lowe Oil Control Anti Blemish Day Cream
This is one of the best moisturisers I've ever tried for oily skin.  It gives you the hydration that you need (and oily skin still needs some!), whilst also helping to regulate sebum.  I end up using a lot less powder throughout the day when I apply this in the morning as it keeps shine at bay.

Balance Me Radiance Face Mask*
 I've used this twice so far, and I'm really impressed with it.  It's a 3 in 1 mask that "polishes, hydrates and smoothes", which means that it gives you a deep cleanse as well as exfoliating your face.  When you take it off, it leaves your skin feeling moisturised too.  Amazing stuff and 98% natural too.

A'kin 24 Hour Intensive Moisture Leave-In Conditioner
I have been raving about this a lot recently and for good reasons.  Seriously one of the best leave-in conditioners you can pick up that is also 100% natural.  Reviewed here.

JĀSÖN Facial Natural Sunblock SPF 20*
I've always disliked wearing sunscreen in the past because the products I've tried have always been too heavy for my skin and don't absorb easily, I hate that greasy feeling!  This facial sunscreen from JASON is the exact opposite and is ideal for putting on under your make-up.  Reviewed here.

 NEOM Tranquility Organic Pillow Mist
This was from the NEOM Utter Relxation Collection Gift Set that I received for my birthday.  Absolutely love the scent of this pillow spray, so calming and relaxing, just what I need to help me sleep.


Make-Up etc

Real Techniques Buffing Brush & Contour Brush
Although I have been using all of the brushes in the Core Collection, these two have quickly become daily favourites in my make-up routine.  The Buffing Brush is just THE brush for applying foundation with and the Contour Brush has been great for applying very pigmented blushers because the shape of it gives you a lot of control. 

Leighton Denny Remove & Rectify Cuticle Remover
Does what it promises to do simply and effectively.  Reviewed here.

Nails Inc for In Style Blue Bell
Gorgeous summer pastel blue, NOTD.

China Glaze Dress Me Up
I've been wearing this dusky rose neutral shade a lot this month, the formula is just perfect.
NOTD.

Benefit The POREfessional Primer
Love this primer, it really does reduce the size of my pores and foundation just glides over the top of it.  So glad that I picked up a couple of the samples with Glamour magazine!

MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Shy Girl
My new favourite nude lippie, swatches here.

 Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia
Easy to wear, sheer red toned lip balm.  Gives a lovely wash of colour and is very moisturising.
Swatched here.

What are your beauty favourites this month?  Feel free to link below to your posts :)


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  1. I have the core collection too and use the buffing brush all the time for my liquid foundation. I'm practically useless at contouring so the contouring blush has received little love from me thus far; thanks for the idea for using it for extremely pigmented blushes! :) xx

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    1. Definitely give it a go with the blushers, it works really well I think because it doesn't pick up too much product at a time, so you have a lot of control with it :) xx

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  2. I've been meaning to buy Mac's Shy Girl! Clinique makes a product very similar to Benefits POREfessional that I would recommend trying out-it's a bit cheaper and does a really good job :)
    Great post Evelyn-I love your blog!

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Veronica, I'll be sure to check that out. I bought a handful of those £2 Glamour mag samples, but it's so expensive full size that I doubt I'd ever buy it afterwards xx

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  3. I managed to get my hands on an extra POREfessional and I love it too. Wish I'd just grabbed every copy of Glamour now.
    xo

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    1. don't blame you! the full size is ridiculously expensive :( x

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  4. question. the jason sunblock....where did you buy it? and can you get it online? I live in cyprus and im in desperate need of sunscreen for my face since i walk to work and sunshine is part and parcel of every day. Every other sunscreen ive tried makes my skin greasy and i feel like i cant put my make up on. help!! :)

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    1. You can buy JASON products online from Naturismo here: http://www.naturisimo.com and they ship worldwide. Hope that helps! It's such a great product, absolutely ideal for using before applying make-up :)

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  5. I have the same tinted Burt's Bees lip balm. I love it! xo

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  6. I really want to try out some of the Real Techniques brushes, they look fab! xoxoxo

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    1. they are fantastic, i want to get some of their other sets! xx

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  7. I love that nails inc shade. Really wana try the dr lowe day cream now! xxo
    www.theedgeofbeauty7.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I love Bluebell, it's such a gorgeous shade :)

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  9. I absolutely love the porefessional too, but the downfall is the price:( need to try out that neom pillow mist! lovely post!xx
    http://beautybabbless.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. i agree! it's so expensive :( the NEOM pillow mist is lovely :) xx

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  10. so glad you like the RT brushes - I definitely wanna try some for the eye make up too.
    A'Kin again sounds soo promising - I need to pick something up asap!! xx

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    1. me too, i want to get the essentials eye set next :)
      the A'kin is great, definitely one to give a try! xx

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  11. I like the look of the sunblock! I did a favourites post this morning! islaay.com

    xx

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    1. it's fab :) cool, will have a read :) xx

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  12. I'm not surprised to see the Nails Inc Blubell and the Benefit POREfessional on your faves post, they're certainly doing the rounds this month!

    I keep meaning to try out MAC shygirl, it looks like a gorgeous shade.

    Great post :) Thanks for sharing!

    Laura xx
    http://laurasallmadeupbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. they're both really great! Shygirl definitely is gorgeous :)
      thanks Laura! xx

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  13. The porefessional literally just feels like pure silicone to me haha! But so far I'm strangely liking it too :) definitely a fan of the contour brush over the buffing brush too xx

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    1. I thought the same when I first put it on! It's usually something that I try to avoid, but for some reason I'm really liking it, then again it hasn't broken me out so far, so that's always a bonus! xx

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  14. Lots of favourites! I love A'kin and Balance Me too x

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  15. I love the Nails Inc nail polish! in love with it literally

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  16. The Neom pillow mist sounds like something I need to try, I have such trouble sleeping sometimes. x

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    1. I've been finding it very helpful, it's a blend of jasmine and lavender so you get the best of both worlds from those calming essential oils :) x

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  17. The China Glaze polish is such a pretty neutral, I think it's super flattering on you :) I don't know how I'd get by without my RT brushes, the Buffing Brush especially - it is my love :p I use the contour brush less, mainly for highlight, but I think I will try it with more pigmented blushes next time :)

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    1. thanks, I really love it! :) me either, I'm so glad that they dry quicker than my other brushes when I was them!

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  18. Nice faves as always Evelyn! I love reading about them because you get such different products!

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    1. Thanks, I feel the same when I read your favs! :)

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  19. Great faves :) I really need to try out the Core Collection...in fact I wish I could purchase all of the Real Techniques brushes *sigh* one step at a time eh? :P xx

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    1. When you buy the Core Collection you'll DEFINITELY want all of the others! I'm saving up for the Eye Set :) xx

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  20. Loving POREfessional and the Nails Inc nail varnish too! :-)
    There's some Balance Me freebies with the next issue of Glamour so I'll be picking a couple of these up to try I think!xx

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    1. I'm going to get those as well, great little bargains for £2! xx

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