Friday, June 28, 2013

June Favourites

I passed most of my month of June studying and worrying about exams but I did get away to attend a wedding and I bought a few things. Not too much makeup in this month's favourites because I've been sticking to products I know and trust. I've been trying to finish up products by wearing more makeup regularly. If you've got it, you might as well use it, right? Still, I haven't been feeling like changing things up and I've filled a little makeup bag to pick from, in an effort to use those products up. For base I keep going back to the trusty Skin79 BB Cream, which was one of the first things to feature on the blog. It doesn't provide a whole lot of coverage but it brightens the skin and actually 'blurs imperfections' in a very natural way that doesn't look like make-up. It's just so easy to use and forgiving- the shade match and consistency is effortless to work with.




Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque
Skin saviour- this helped to clear up stress breakouts earlier in the month when I would apply it about twice a week. Post-exams I'm still using it ritually because it helps to clear up congested, unhappy skin in the long run.

Caudalie Soin de Levres lip conditioner
The cooler, drier weather means upping the lip balm ante. I bought this as part of the Caudalie Must Have Set and I'm pleasantly surprised. Soin de Levres is thicker than most lip balms, making it a bedside table staple, and the chapstick form is much easier to use than lip balms in tins or tubs.

Lucas' Papaw Ointment
Manufactured in good ol' Acacia Ridge in the southern end of Brisbane, this is something of a miracle worker. Nature's 8 Hour Cream, if you will. I once posted about this in the early stages of the blog, saying it was awful and I hated it but I've had a change of heart/mind and being extremely accident-prone I constantly find random cuts and scratches that I don't remember inflicting so this comes in handy. It heals cuts and minor burns in a matter of days. I've tried it as a lip balm and it's better than I remember. I think I was misguided and expected a nicer scent when I first tried it, which made it all the more disappointing.

Australis Eyeshadow Primer
I bought this in a set with the eyeshadow quintet in Snap Attack (which I gave away but it's not bad for beginners) and have been using it for most of June. It does a good job at helping eyeshadow and liner last longer but I'm not 100% happy with it so I'm open to trying other eye primers.

Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal in Black
Without primer, this smudges on me, transferring to the lower lash line, but with primer there's not a smudge in sight. I've been favouring it over liquid liner because it's quicker and easier. I soften it into the upper lash line with an Ecotools smudge brush.

Korres Mango and Wild Rose lip butter
Super moisturising tinted lip balms. Mango probably isn't your typical winter shade but then again Brisbane winter isn't exactly your typical winter either. Wild Rose suits me the best out of the four I have and I've been pulling it out on gloomier days and it looks nice.


l-r: Rimmel liner, Korres Mango, Korres Wild Rose
Instagram
Because I go with the flow, I conformed to the pressure of Instagram and created an account. I've spent far too much time on it. 

Amelia Liana
I'm new to Amelia's blog and Youtube channel but I love her style of filming (though in some videos I do wish she's turn the camera away from the orchids and more towards her) and I'm happy to have found another good blogger/Youtuber.



13 comments:

  1. I've always thought the same about her orchids, XD they're so focal and overbearing in my personal opinion.

    Random, I really like Aesop packaging xx

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    1. Aesop's apothecary style is refreshing and oddly calming. I know- in one video they took up half the screen! Though I like how Amelia's not afraid to knock down uber-hyped products. Very honest. :)

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  2. Great picks! Would love to see a full review on the Aesop mask :)

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion! I'll draft one up. :)

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  3. I got the black scandaleyes eyeliner recently and really love it too! I wear it in the tightline and it stays really well, but does smudge onto the lower lashline a bit. I'm still rocking the bright lips in winter too ;) hehe.

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    1. I was reading Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual and she said to avoid tightlining as much as possible- to her it's reserved for special occasions or shoots because the product can wreak havoc with the eyes. I smudge it along the lash line for days when I feel like putting effort in. :)

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  4. been meaning to pick up the korres lip butter for the longest time yet still never got around to it T_T
    great favourites pick; the pawpaw ointment is definitely a year round favourite from us :)

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    1. The Korres lip butters are great- I need to use them more. :) And Lucas' Papaw Ointment is now a staple.

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  5. I really want to try the Korres lip butters! Does mango smell like mango? :D
    OOh I'll definitely check out Amelia's youtube!
    And I followed you on instagram :)

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    1. Thank you! The Korres Mango lip butter smells like the mango fruit- juicy but not the artificial, typical scent. Amelia's really easy to watch- a new favourite!

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  6. okay I really need to get my hands on that korres lip butters!! ^_~

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