03 August 2015

Monthly Favourites: July

According to the calendar, winter is almost over, but I think we're still going to have some seriously cold days ahead of us! My favourites for July reflect this as I kept reaching for more moisturising products this past month.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Glow Boosting Moisturiser

This jar of goodness feels like a glass of orange juice for my skin. It's a pale orange gel cream that moisturises and revives my skin. Normally I only use cream-creams during winter, but my skin needed this boost of Vitamin C. The jar says it's for "Dull, tired, and grumpy skin", and that was definitely the state of my skin before I started using this.

Kiehl's Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

This hydrating serum feels more like a light moisturiser and sinks into the skin beautifully. It's not sticky or greasy, it just leaves your skin feeling nice and hydrated. I use this morning and night after toner and before applying moisturiser.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

I have waited a long time for this little sponge and it doesn't disappoint! I've used a couple of makeup sponges, but this one's distinct shape gives it an edge over the other sponges. The flat area makes it nice for patting in foundation or concealer over big areas like cheeks or my forehead, while the pointed tip allows for easy concealer blending around my nose and under my eyes. I wet this sponge under the tap and squeeze out the excess. Sometimes I spray the sponge with a makeup setting spray, so that I get the added benefit of setting my makeup while I tap away with the sponge.

Tigi Dumb Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner*

I received this shampoo and conditioner samples in my July Test Box which I reviewed here. Although I don't have blonde hair, I do have ombré and this shampoo and conditioner duo really brings out the blondness. I also love the smell of this: it smells like fruit sweets and the smell lingers in my hair during the day. It also leaves my hair super soft and silky, definitely a winner in my book.

And for my last favourite of July...

Acrylic Makeup Organiser

I bought this makeup storage unit a few weeks ago and I've loved organising all my makeup. It's made doing my makeup easier as I can now see what I have, and I also have easier access to everything. I'm still not 100% happy with where everything is packed, but I'm getting there. I'll be doing posts on the makeup storage unit (pricing, size, etcetera), as well as how I organise my makeup, so keep an eye out for that.

What were your favourites for July? Let me know in the comment section!

Until next time!


* PR sample


  1. I need to try one of those sponges! Sounds great! x

    1. They're fantastic, and well-priced! Thanks for stopping by, friend. x