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Monday, 1 June 2015

May 2015 Favourites

Hiii June. Probably the prettiest month of the year has arrived. June is always so lovely as we're in the midst of Spring with all the beautiful flowers and blossoms going on, but also heading into Summer which means bye bye cardigans, helloooo suntan! Can't wait for Summer this year as George is at the perfect age to take on days out and actually get something out of it, and Freddie (at 3 months old) is getting so inquisitive now and it'll be nice to get him outside in the fresh air taking in all the nature. A new month means a new monthly favourites post. As I'm sure I've said before, I don't always post my faves as sometimes I've been using the same things as the month before and I don't really wanna be a Polly Parrot. Capeesh? I have actually been using some different products to last months (here) though, so naturally I wanna show ya'll! 

Firstly, I've been loving Seventeen lately, and Seventeen's Define & Conquer Contour Kit in fair (review here) has been a staple in my everyday makeup routine all month. The bronzer inside this bad boy is perfect - not too orange nor too dirty looking, it's velvet texture means it's so easy to blend and the very generous mirror inside means it doubles up as my compact. Another product I've been loving this month is one I actually bought last Summer when it was released. Bourjois Cream Blush Sun in 06 Tropical Coral jumped into my basket, went in my drawer when I got home and was forgotten about until very recently, when I opened it up to reveal the most stunning coral based orangey-brown blush with slight shimmer running through it. I certainly don't own anything quite like it and think it's gonna be a great little addition to my makeup bag throughout the Summer. This next one is a bit of a cheat as I've only been using it for the past week, but I wanted to include it in this month's favourites as it's just so pretty. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Eyeshadow in Pink Gold is the most beautiful pale pink cream shadow with gold shimmer. It's so easy to swipe across the eyelid and blend using just your finger - great for busy girls or if you're just having a lazy makeup day (Maybelline Color Tattoo post here). Next up, I have FAR too many mascaras at the moment, but when I see a newbie on the block on a special trial price I just fold like a cheap napkin! I always loved the double-ended mascaras with the white primer wand on one end as I always found my lashes loved them. I hadn't used one for a good few years and L'Oreal's new False Lash Superstar Mascara didn't let me down. The primer really helps lengthen and separate the lashes and my lashes just look long and luscious. I've found myself using nothing but this all month (it went with me to Malta last minute even though I'd already packed some handy travel sized mascaras. I just couldn't leave it behind ok?). Last, but certainly not least, is my current go-to everyday lipstick shade - MAC's Peach Blossom (review here). It's a lipstick that doesn't get half as much blog coverage as it should. Last month I was raving about Creme Cup, but that's so last month. Now I've got a slight tan, Peach Blossom is the way to go, with it's warm, peachy undertones! As it's a cremesheen formula, it's so easy to apply and feels moisturising on my dry lips.

What have you been loving recently?

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  1. You've got some great summer favourites here, the shades are perfect for this time of year. I love the look of MAC Peach Blossom and I have a feeling I'll be picking it up when I'm in the airport duty free shopping in a few weeks time x

    Beauty with charm

  2. These products all sound brilliant, you've made me want to try them all! :) I always overlook seventeen a bit and never buy much from them but I really love the look of that contour palette, it's something I've never really tried but always looks so great on other people so I do want to give it a try. The mascara sounds amazing too, I've heard so many rave reviews on it already!
    Love Holly x


  3. I really want to try Mac Peach Blossom, such a cute colour! x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

  4. Lovely picks. That contour kit looks fab and the pink Color Tattoo look absolutely gorgeous. I definitely need to go and read your previous review! x

    Kirsty - www.effortlesslyexcessive.com

  5. So many people have been trying Seventeen out lately and I've read amazing reviews. I think I'll have to give them a try. Also love the Peach Blossom - perfect for this time of year : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful

  6. Peach Blossom looks like a lovely shade, especially for summer. Pink Gold is one of my favourite shades of the Colour Tattoo eyeshadows. It's gorgeous!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

  7. Ohh love that contour kit and the MAC lipstick shade such a pretty colour for summer xx


  8. I have the Bourjois creme blush in 02 Healthy Glow which is from the original line but is near identical to Tropical Coral. What brush do you use with it? Or do you just use fingertips? I love the colour of mine but don't get enough use out of it because I can't find the best way to apply it! Loving all your other favourites by the way!
    Rebecca | The Two Twenty Somethings

  9. I love the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara at the moment, but probably will need to get that Superstar mascara very soon :)


  10. It is really good. I've still not tried the Lash Sensational one xx

  11. I just use my fingers with the Bourjois ones as I find that works better than a brush. xx

  12. Seventeen are awesome at the mo!! x

  13. Seventeen have been amazing since their rebranding. Definitely one to try!! x

  14. Ooooh lucky you!! It will be perfect for a holiday xx

  15. Thanks Kate! I think I will stick to fingers to apply these blushes in future too then :)

  16. It's not a sun holiday as such as I'm visiting my family & friends in Dublin, but nice to get away all the same :D x

  17. I love that shade of Color tattoo and I have been using it for entire spring and I would love to see how it looks with that amazing lipstick shade :)

    X Sparkgoddess

  18. Where did you buy this Colour Tattoo from I've been looking for this in so many places?! The MAC Lipstick looks like such a beautiful colour!xx



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