I know we are nearly Mid-July but I really wanted to let you guys know what I was loving throughout June so here are my June favourites:
Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Foundation with Comfort serum
This for me is by far the best drugstore foundation available. It offers full coverage, doesn’t feel heavy on the skin & has great staying power.
This may be a little controversial but I prefer this foundation to Estée Lauders Doublewear. It doesn’t separate throughout the day and covers all my imperfections.
I even wore it during June’s heat wave & it didn’t melt away. The best thing for me is that it is available in Bodycare for only £4.99! Fantastic foundation for fantastic value!
Elemis Wild Lavender Hand Lotion – 195ml
This is part of the Sp@home range by Elemis. The line offers spa quality products that you can indulge yourself with in the comfort of your own home. I received this as part of a hand care duo (with the matching hand wash) as a Christmas present. As anyone who is regular at my blog will know, I am a little obsessed with hand cream (and Elemis).
I keep this on my desk in my office to use throughout the work day as I find the scent really relaxing and it’s a nice daily indulgence. This hand lotion is available at Debenhams.com or your nearest Elemis stockist priced £18.00.
MAC Burgundy times nine Eyeshadow Palette
In June MAC released their Eyes on MAC collection. This collection comprised of four miniature Eyeshadow palettes, each containing 9 small MAC eye shadows.
The colours are not limited edition, they are just popular MAC eye shadows but in a sample size. I personally found this great for trying out colours before committing to the full size pans. I bought the Burgundy palette, as I have green eyes and the shades really compliment my eye colour. The palette was made up of a mixture of Mattes and shimmers. My favourite colour was ‘Antique’ (I have since purchased the full sized pan). I love this palette so much that I also bought the Purple times nine set too. These palettes are also available in Navy times nine and Amber times nine from www.maccosmetics.co.uk priced at £30.00 each.
Beauty Formulas Instant Cooling Mist 150ml
As I have mentioned June was an extremely warm month in the UK. As our homes very rarely come with air conditioning it was stifling! As a natural red head I do not cope well with the heat, but this spray really helped me. I used it mostly at night when the bedroom was overly humid. This spray is basically water in an aerosol can, but as it sprays it is cooled so it delivers a nice cold mist. It’s great for spraying on restless legs and on the face. For an extra cold blast I kept mine in the fridge. This spray is available from Poundland for £1.00 per can (Bargain!).
Issey Miyake Summer Eau de Toilette 100ml
I first came across this perfume about ten years ago and I have loved it ever since! As the name suggests this fragrance is released every spring/summer time and each year it has a different bottle design. The bottle is always the famous Issey Miyake cone design but the decoration varies. This is a very light, fresh scent and is perfect for anyone who loves, fruity floral fragrances (say that ten times while drunk). The notes are as follows:
Top Notes: Pink Grapefruit & Lyche
Heart Notes: Passionfruit & Guava
Base Notes: Vanilla infusion & exotic wood
This perfume is only available in the 100ml size and is available from Boots.com priced £39.50 for 100ml.
Now onto my Non-Beauty Favourites…
Music – Throughout June I really got into country music which I have never really listened to before. Thanks to spotify I have made myself a great country playlist but I found myself repeatedly listening to one album and that was “The First Time” by Kelsea Ballerini. Kelsea is a relatively new artist, who has toured with Taylor Swift, and you can definitely see the Taylor influence in her Music. Songs to check out are “Love me like you mean it’ and ‘Yeah Boy’.
TV – RuPauls Drag Race
I adore this show. This is the second time that I’ve binge–watched all the seasons (there are 7 seasons). Think Americas Next Top Model but with drag queens – it’s fabulous!
Movie – This was a hard one as there were a few great Horror releases this month but I have to go for Jurassic World. Fast paced action, combined with great special effects made this a great movie. I challenge you to watch this film and not want a pet Raptor by the end of it!
Item – This has to be my new Stainless steel Starbucks cold cup. I first saw these in America but I totally forgot to pick one up so when I saw them in the UK I had to have one! It is a large double walled cup with a stainless steel straw that keeps drinks ultra cold for hours, which was a must in the hot weather. Available from your nearest Starbucks or at www.starbucks.co.uk priced £14.95.
Event: This has to be my birthday. I turned 33 this year so I wanted to do something low key and girly, so I opted for afternoon tea at the Vincent Hotel Restaurant in Southport. The sandwiches were delicious and the cakes were out of this world! Afternoon Tea at the Vincent Hotel costs £12.95 per person or £20.95 per person with Champagne.
Visit www.thevincenthotel.com for details.
So that was everything that has floated my boat throughout June. Let me know what your June favourite were in the comments.
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The Secret Girly Girl