Cue the ‘I can’t believe its the end of the month already ‘ speech. Seriously though, I cannot believe it’s the end of the month and we’re almost in August! Crazy right???
So since it’s that time, it’s time for me to share with you lovely people what I’ve been enjoying throughout the month.
Let me start with the lipstick… Obviously! As you know, I’m loving bright pinks for the Summer but this one is slightly more cool toned and neutral compared to my usual choices. Over the past few weeks I’ve been wearing MAC’s Snob, a beautiful light purpely pink which really does compliment any look, although I have preferred to wear it with a bare eye for every day. It’s one from their satin finish range which just glides on and provides a little sheen without looking too glossy and one that anyone can pull off!
We’ll stay on the make up train for now and move onto the mascara that has graced my eye lashes over the past three weeks. I’ve mentioned before that I am in love with Maybelline mascaras and no matter how many different wand variations they come up with, they never fail to impress. So as you can imagine when I caught wind of their latest launch, Colossal Go Extreme!, nothing could stop me from getting my hands on it! At first, I picked up the waterproof version and while it was fantastic at lengthening my lashes, it wasn’t the best for volume. Not one to throw in the towel, I bought the non waterproof one as sometimes they can be slightly different, and right enough, I was not disappointed. This one did it all, lengthened, volumised and held a curl. Maybelline mascaras are half the price as high end ones and in my experience are just as good. If you’re after that fluttery eye look, check them out!
My next favourite is also a new one at the drugstore. Max Factor have brought out a range of four Colour Correcting Crayons that you sweep on any area where you feel you need to and you have an even canvas to start your base. I picked up the green one as I sometimes have trouble with red patches on my cheeks and round my nose. I have to say that after application, I look pretty pale although I’m applying foundation on top so it’s an issue I can see past. I find that this evens out my complexion perfectly and I don’t use nearly as much foundation as I don’t have as much to cover. They have three other colours to correct dark spots and brighten up your skin. If you are in need of a little skin boost at just under a tenner, you’d be mad not to give them a go.
The last make up item I have to talk about this month is the MAC Prep and Prime primer. I have never actually purchased a full size tube of this as I always receive a sample size when I place an order online. For every day primers I tend to use my Body Shop tea tree one or Benefit Porefessional but I never get ready for a night out without prep and prime. It’s literally like the primer grabs onto your make up for it’s dear life and will not let go all night! I accidentally fell asleep with my make up still on the other night and when I woke up, I kid you not, my whole face was still perfectly in tact! And let me tell you, I do some serious tossing and turning through the night.
Skin care wise, I have been pretty happy with my routine but it had gotten a tad expensive so I decided to be on the lookout for small things I could change here and there. I dabbled with a few products and ultimately ended up going back to my old routine with the exception of toner. I have been using the Clinique toner for oily skin for some time now and don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love it and to be honest, it’s still my favourite but I have hung it up for now in favour of the La Roche-Posay Physiological Soothing Toner. It has pretty much the same ingredients as the Clinique one with the exception of alcohol which I don’t mind. It still has some acids to get rid of bacteria which makes it a winner for me. As long as I can feel the tingly sensation on my face which lets me know it’s working, it’s all good and its half the price of the Clinique one… Result!
I’ve only had this last product for a week and technically I should leave it for my August favourites, but I love it so much that I just couldn’t wait! If you don’t have a bit of Glam Glow in your life, you are seriously missing out… Seriously, get your order in! I have two of their masks but I ma particularly loving their Super Mud Clearing Treatment. It’s the same as any other mask in that you just apply it all over the face, leave it to dry for for twenty minutes and wash it off, no hassle. But guys, this has changed my skin care routine forever! It literally pulls all of the crap out from under your skin before your eyes. At the end of the twenty minutes, your face will be pretty gross looking but once you wash it off, I guarantee it will be like you have a new face! I’ve used this twice so far as an over all treatment and I use it as a spot treatment over night if I feel I need it and wake up in the morning and that unicorn horn that was growing out of my head is flat. This mask will set you back £45 and it’s pretty small but worth every penny in my eyes!