Monday, August 5, 2013

July 2013: Top Ten Beauty Products


July came and went in a whirlwind of fun and busy-ness.  Being a new financial year, work was unusually busy for me and every weekend in July I had something major on.  It's so nice to just sit down and reflect a little on the month been.  Without a doubt the best part of July was a surprise visit to my sister in Queensland for my Birthday.  I was spoilt rotten by my lovely man as well as family and friends!  

Here's what what made my top ten in July:

1.  Lush Big Shampoo - All my life when buying hair products I've always used cheaper shampoos and spent more money on nourishing masks and fantastic conditioners so forking out nearly $28 for this tub of Shampoo was a big deal for me.  Needless to say all the reviews I had read on this little beauty were absolutely true.  This shampoo lathers up wonderfully and strangely enough has chunks of sea salt in it.  All that aside it doesn't even matter what conditioner I use after this, my hair is left voluminous, squeaky clean (in a good way) and so so soft.  My use of dry shampoo has dropped dramatically as I can go two full days without having to wash my hair with this (big deal for me and my oily scalp).  Love love love this product!

2. MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Blush in Blonde - I purchased this lovely soft shimmery pink blush from a blog sale and love it.  It applies beautifully and leaves a lovely pink glow to the cheeks.

3.  Dr LeWinns Skin Perfect Anti-Aging Primer - Got this in a Her Fashion Box and it's my new favourite primer.  Will definitely be buying the full size of this. You can read my full review of this product here.

4. Sanctuary Spa Ultimate Facial Cleansing Oil - This is a fantastic pre-cleanse product.  Dissolves all makeup and is gentle enough to use on eyes also.  Full review will be coming soon.

5.  Alpha H Liquid Gold - One of the first face treatments I've used that gave me a significant difference when I woke up the next morning.  This uses glycolic acid to exfoliate and revitalise the skin.  My skin is noticeable clearer and brighter after using this.  I'll be reviewing this in the coming weeks also.

6.  Besame Brightening Powder:  I use this finely milled violet hued powder to set my foundationi/concealer around my eyes before applying eye makeup.  Works beautifully to brighten any dark circles under the eye - very much needed this month!




7.  Daiso Brow Pencil in Brown - Unfortunately the packaging for this is in an asian language I would never be able to interpret.  If you haven't heard of Daiso it's basically a small Asian department store where everything is $2.80.  I picked up this brow liner without much hope but it really is fantastic.  It has a fine tip which applies really softly on the brow, blends in easily and lasts all day without any movement.  I'm using it up quite quickly but at $2.80 who's going to complain.  My only problem is I'll have to head inter-state to pick up another one.

8.  Mac Eye Kohl in Smolder - I've been using this eyeliner for years - it's my go-to black eyeliner which is lovely and soft but still very pigmented.  These eyeliners cost around $32 but I use this every single day without fail and my last one lasted me over a year and a half.

9.  Rimmel Scandaleyes in Nude - I had been looking for this eyeliner for a really long time but the stands were always empty.  I snapped it up when I found it in July and it is as amazing as everyone says.  I have been using this a lot in my bottom waterline and it doesn't budge.




10.  And I saved the best till last... My sister gifted me the amazing Urban Decay Naked Palette for my birthday and I've been wearing it every day since.  Each shadow is so soft and buttery and applies so easily.  A dream palette that I love wearing.

What made your favourites in July?  

Kayte xx


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15 comments:

  1. I'm loving my cleansing oil as well! Glad you're enjoying your naked palette, I have the second one and love it.

    Sarah
    morethanadored.blogspot.com

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    1. Oooh I really want the second one too but haven't been able to find it anywhere online - will keep searching :)

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  2. I have just discovered the Sanctuary Spa range and I am really impressed with all the products I have tried so far, love the smell.

    Just off to read your review on Dr Lewinns Primer as I picked up a bottle from Priceline's last sale.

    Jac x0x

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    1. Me too Jac - every product I've tried has been awesome.

      Thanks xo

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  3. I love the Sanctuary Spa range! I've tried this and found it worked great. You should try the Dr LeWinn's oil cleanser. It's great too!!

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    1. Ooh I haven't seen that one but I'll check it out once I've used this one up - thanks for the tip x

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  4. I'll be interested to see your review of the Sanctuary Spa cleansing oil. It sounds like a similar product to my Dermalogica Precleanse. I've never tried a Lush product. Once again I feel like I'm really missing out. Interesting that your Lush shampoo comes in a pot. I haven't seen that before. I have had the Naked palette since last Christmas and have used it nearly every day since. It's definitely my fav. palette for sure!
    sparkle2day.com

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    1. I've only used a small sample of the pre-cleanse but yes I think it is very similar (and a lot cheaper). You'll have to try Lush - awesome stuff :)
      x

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  5. So many things I love in this post :) the naked palette is such a staple and I am dying to try out the liquid gold!

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    1. I was really sceptical about the Liquid Gold but its just been so fantastic - I tried it in a sample size first which is always a good idea :)

      x

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  6. Hehe I've just bought the Rimmel Nude liner for my waterline as well! Great minds think alike. Have tagged you on a lip post: http://www.mybeautyjunction.com/2013/08/stain-scrub-and-salve-my-top-lip.html

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  7. Really need to get my hands on the Naked palette!

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