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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

June Beauty Favourites.


One: Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Lovely Pink
I picked this up because the marbled prettiness instantly reminded me of my ever favourite Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, and I'm all about the dupes. I must say, I'm pretty impressed. The shade Lovely Pink is quite similar to my usual Diffused Heat and feels pretty smooth and silky to apply. Whilst not as pigmented at Hourglass' offering, it's still super easy to blend and I didn't find it to be flat or chalky nor glittery and sparkly, which are always concerns of mine when opting for drugstore offerings. For a fraction of the price, I'm definitely using this for everyday and saving my high end baby for special occasions.

Two: LUSH Hot Oil Treatment - Damaged
I picked the damaged hair offering of this gem up at the Bloggers United AU event that I attended early last month. I only ended up needing half of the mixture on my long hair, so I've stored the rest in the fridge for future use - Ka-Ching! The whole thing is just a fun experience from start to end - slowly mixing in hot water and watching the bar melt to a luxurious thick paste, to slathering the cosy warm mixture on to you hair, to getting to catch up on the latest episode of PLL whilst it works it's magic. The least fun part of it all I would say, is the washing it out. Boy does it take a lot of effort to get off. I shampooed my hair as was suggested and I still doubt I got it all out meaning my hair did feel oily and heavy the next day, BUT THE DAY AFTER THAT! Oh boy! Once all product had been washed out completely, my hair felt amazing! Even better? My horribly dry, split ends are still to this day, 3 whole weeks later, visibly smoother. My hair feels healthy, seriously conditioned and softer than it has in a long time.

Three: Karal Purify Hydra Moisturising Conditioner
I'm loving this conditioner on my Winter damaged hair right now. My hairdresser aunty (who is always coming to my hair's rescue) recommended this to me when I complained that confusing the shit out of my hair by stepping out of the freezing outside world and in to an intensely heated office 50 times per day was really taking it's toll. This smooths and moisturises dry, frizzy and stressed hair without weighing it down or making it feel greasy, leaving my locks feeling soft, conditioned and manageable.

Four: Palmolive Body Polish -  Strawberry
I love how natural this particular line is! Each bottle contains real fruit seeds, which make great exfoliators. I'd say this sits somewhere between a sugar scrub and a shower gel - far more gentle than a sugar scrub, but far more effective at exfoliating than a regular gel. It lathers up so luxuriously and my skin is left feeling smooth and moisturised. The sweet berry scent is so delicious I could eat it, and the cheerful scent follows me around and uplifts me all day.

Five: The Body Shop Shade Adjusting Drops - Lightening

I have a plethora of foundations. A plethora of foundations that are a prefect match for my skin tone until it comes to Winter, that is. The lack of any form of sunshine means that my once beautifully matched foundation now looks too dark against my newly pale and pasty complexion. Rather than buying a whole new set of Winter appropriate shades, I decided to give this little beauty a try in an attempt to save some moooolah. By adding 1-2 drops of the white and pink pigmented formula to one pump of liquid foundation, the orange-y tinge is neutralised and the shade is lightened overall, making for wearable Winter foundation. Ka-ching!

16 comments:

  1. The MaxFactor blush caught my eye. TBS Shade Adjusting drops sounds an interesting makeup fix! Thanks for sharing!

    MicaThere's More to Mica

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  2. That blush looks gorgeous and my hair is in need of that conditioner! Great faves girl. :)
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY

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  3. I'm so curious about that Lush hair treatment, it sounds magical! Going to see if I can find it locally the next time I'm out!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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  4. It's definitely a nifty little dupe for the high-end Hourglass offering. Plus, it just looks pretty sitting on your vanity aha.

    Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  5. Guuurl, you look a mess. Go get the damn conditioner and fix yo'self up.
    Mwhaha! <3 x

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  6. I'm usually pretty skeptical about hair treatments - they never seem to work for me, BUT THIS ONE! This one was love at first use. Definitely see if you can find it - otherwise I'll send you the leftover goop in my fridge aha. xx

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  7. That Max Factor blush looks so pretty! And the Lush Hot Oil Treatment sounds amazing. I need to check these products.

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  8. the MaxFactor looks really nice. U don't use blush often but would love to try this one especially since it's affordable :)

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  9. Thank you for sharing your June beauty favs! I will have to check some of these out!

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  10. I haven't tried any of these yet, but now I think I'll have to. I've been loving trying new beauty products lately.

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  11. That review on the Lush Hot Oil treatment has me wanting to rush out and get myself some!

    Maz | www.mazrawrs.com | www.youtube.com/MazRawrs

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  12. Two stand-out's for me. :) Definitely give them a try! x

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  13. I'm the same - this is a cheap alternative and the days I decide to look slightly more lady-like aha. x

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  14. Let me know what you think if you do try anything. :) x

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  15. DO IT! I vouch for that baby x1,000. xx

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