4 July 2016

June Favourites

Hi everyone! I am so happy June is finally over it's been the longest month ever, this post is going up a little bit later than I'd normally post a favourites but I've been working a bit more since I finished uni, plus to be honest my mind has been completely elsewhere. I've been trying not to think about this but I get my uni results tomorrow and find out what grade I have received for my overall degree and it's been stressing me out so much! I've tried not to think about it, but so many people who were in the same year as me have all found out their results and graduated already, my uni is always so behind and it really bugs me, so I just need tomorrow to hurry up! I still really wanted to do my favourites post though because there are some products I've really been loving this month and I wanted to share them with you.


- Garnier Ultimate Blends Strength Restorer Balm (£4.49). I actually bought the shampoo, conditioner, and the balm of this little range, this is the honey treasures one and I absolutely love it! This is a more conditioning alternative to a standard conditioner I believe, it smells amazing and I can really tell a difference after using it. These ones are for damaged hair prone to breakage, which is definitely me because of my love (need) for hair straighteners, for a drugstore hair product I think it's such good quality, I would get the whole set if you want to try these as I've really noticed a difference, I only use the balm about twice a week as opposed to the normal conditioner as it's a bit heavier and I don't want my hair to go too greasy.

- Origins Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash (£18.50). I'd used a sample of this a while back to use with my Clarisonic and I fell in love with it, but when it ran out I was a bit reluctant to repurchase as it is expensive, but it's honestly so worth it! This is for combination skin, which I was so adamant I didn't have, mostly because I didn't want to believe it as I feel like this is one of the hardest skin types to deal with, but I have an overall dry face with an oily t-zone and oily cheeks, and this face wash is targeted at combination skin to cleanse oily and dry places without cancelling each other out. Nothing makes my skin feel as clean after use as this product, with a Clarisonic it's amazing! It's got a really fresh peppermint scent as well which I think a lot of people would like.

- Vichy Dermablend 3D Correction foundation* (£21.50). I mostly use this foundation for work as it's matte, when I go for a glowy finish usually, so at work this is perfect for staying on all day. That's not why I love it though, it is seriously has the most flawless finish out of any foundation I own, and I have such problematic skin. If you have texture or redness like me I'd completely recommend this, plus even though it's matte and full coverage it doesn't feel drying or heavy at all and it blends so easily. 

- Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil in 03 Red Berry (£18). I bought this after I fell in love with the Barry M lip oils, and I'd seen so much about these that I thought I'd give in and try a high end version. They had 3 shades and I believe this is one of the new ones from Clarins summer range, but I seriously love this because it's got such a good tint considering it is an oil, and it makes your lips feel so amazing. I get quite chapped lips and this helps them so much while still making them look nice, plus the smell is so good it reminds me of red slush puppies which I'm still addicted to now! Plus I'm obsessed with the applicator, it's so fat and it feels so conditioning when you use it, these are expensive but definitely worth it if you prefer a more natural lip like I do at the minute.

- Benefit Watts Up (£24.50). I have had this for absolutely ages but it had been well and truly forgotten about until recently, I am a highlighter addict I love them so much, but I've been so set on only using powder highlighters for some reason, however I saw someone in a video apply a powder highlighter and then dab this over the top so I tried it and I was obsessed! I would only do that for an occasion though because it's such an intense highlight that I wouldn't want for everyday, however even without a powder highlighter underneath this is gorgeous and I think perfect for summer when you want to look nice and glowy. It would also look amazing with a tan so I can't wait to take it away with me this year!

- Clarins HydraQuench Intensive Serum (full size £43). I would usually never include a sample in my favourites post, however I've used this one up and I am so sad because I actually need it! I got this when I bought the lip oil and the woman working at the Clarins stand raved about it, so I tried it and I'm so obsessed with it, I don't think I've ever used a serum that's so hydrating and made my skin feel so fresh. It's so expensive which is what is putting me off buying it, but I go away next week for a little city break abroad to Madrid so I might have a look when I'm in the airport and see how much it is there. 

- Barry M Lip Oil in Coco Loco (£4.99). I know I already included a lip oil in this post, but the reason I bought the Clarins lip oil was because of this product. For £4.99 these are honestly such a good alternative to a high end lip oil, I think the only difference is the amount of product you get, and how long lasting they are. This one doesn't have a tint so it just applies clear but it still makes your lips feel amazing and look nice and full, plus the scent of this is so nice it just reminds me of summer! 


Watts Up, Clarins Lip Oil, Barry M Lip Oil

There are a couple of non-beauty favourites I've been loving this month, especially TV wise, I feel like I won't be the only one who has been obsessed with this show because everyone seems to be talking about it, but I can't stop watching Love Island! I didn't watch it last year and I thought it would be total rubbish but it's the most addictive viewing ever and I feel like you get so emotionally invested in it! I love Nathan and Cara I think they will win, but Malin goes back in tonight to confront Terry after everything that went on and it's so sad but I'm just wishing the day to hurry up so I can watch it. I have also been loving Big Brother, however I'm such a hardcore Big Brother fan that it's just a given every year with me, Hughie is my favourite I love him so much! I've also been non-stop watching Gilmore Girls now it's on Netflix which is such a big commitment as there are so many episodes but I'm making pretty good progress with it, let me know in the comments what you've been loving this month!

*PR sample however all opinions are my own
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  1. I love the sound of the Vichy foundation, I'll have to check that out :)

    Rhi x www.rinkydinkyrhi.com

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  2. I haven't tried the ultimate blends balm but I love the shampoo and conditioner - it smells heavenly!
    Watts up is also something I've been wearing a lot more since the suns out - great picks!

    Jen / Velvetspring.co.uk

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    1. Watts Up is such a nice summer highlighter!xx

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  3. Really want to try the Barry M Lip Oil and 3D Corrective foundation from Vichy, great post! Awesome products x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  4. Good luck for your results tomorrow! Loved this post. I definitely want to try the Benefit Watts Up! I feel like it's been around forever and everybody has raved about it for years although I've never tried it myself! Lovely post xx

    Ciara Rose | www.ciara-rose.com | Bloglovin’

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    1. I know yeah, definitely a hyped up product!xx

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  5. My June was the shortest ever haha! I wish I could buy the Garnier Ultimate Blend products! A friend brought me last year a couple of these products from the UK and they were amazing. I wish we had them here.

    Yiota
    Pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. June went so slow and July has gone so fast I can't get over it!x

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  6. So glad to hear you're also a fan of the Clarins lip oils, they really are so good! Really like the sound of that foundation too

    The Makeup Directory

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  7. Great June Favourites. I'd love to try the Vichy foundation, I've heard so many great things about it x

    https://57-days.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/4-goals-for-next-3-months.html

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  8. This just reminded me that I have Watts Up sitting pretty at the back of my makeup drawer as well. I'm going to pull it back out and try the method you mentioned! Great post! :)

    Nicole | In The Life of NM

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    1. It gives you such an intense highlight when you put it over a powder highlighter I love it!x

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  9. I'm really liking the Garnier Blends range too! Good luck for your results tomorrow!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  10. Love Garnier hair products. You should try the Mythic Olive Garnier Blends mask! It smells so amazing and leaves my hair feeling silky soft.

    www.sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I will definitely have to try some more of their products!x

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  11. The Vichy foundation sounds great, I really like the original so i should check it out. I really like Watts up too. I keep seeing the Clarins lips oils everywhere, they sound amazing xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. The lip oils are so good I love them!xx

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  12. The Benefit highlighter looks so beautiful!! Ive heard so much about the Garnier Blends Hair range too so Il have to give it a try :) xxx

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  13. Great post!

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  14. I love your favourites posts! Watts up looks so pretty! OH MY GOSH DONT EVEN GET ME STARTED ON LOVE ISLAND IT'S MY FAVE!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. It was so good wasn't it I can't believe it's ended!x

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  15. Hope you got the results you wished for lovely, it must be horrible waiting for so long! You've got a great list of faves. The Garnier Restorer Balm sounds fantastic and I just love how gorgeous Benefit Watts Up highlighter looks x

    Beauty with charm

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  16. Awesome list of favorites! I'd love to try out that Garnier balm and that serum sounds really good too! I've given up serums for the summer since my skin is crazy oily, but I do like to use them in the colder months when my skin is a bit drier.

    thesixthdisneyprincess.blogspot.com

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    1. It's so amazing, I wish it wasn't so expensive!x

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  17. Such a great post, I really like it :) Good favourites!

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  18. I've been wanting to try Watt's Up for years now but somehow I always end up leaving the Benefit counter with something else in my basket. I'm definitely going to treat myself to this next payday as I've became completely obsessed with highlighters recently.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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    1. It's so gorgeous especially for summer!x

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  19. Great post! I've never tried any of these products but they all sound wonderful. That highlighter is beautiful, think I'll have to pick it up the next time I'm in Debenhams.

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

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  20. oh that origins face wash sounds perfect for my combo skin! xxx

    hannatalks

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    1. I love it, it makes such a difference!xxx

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  21. Oooo, I thought Watts Up would be a pale pearl shimmer but it looks almost champagne in your swatch! I'll need to pick it up because like you, I too am a highlighter addict. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yeah it's definitely more on the champagne side, so nice for summer!x

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  22. I haven't tried lip oils before but my lips have been crazy chapped recently, so I might look into the Barry M ones. I thought they would calm down after Winter but they've gotten worse! Good luck for your results :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. They're so good especially for a drugstore product!x

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  23. That Benefit Watts Up sounds really interesting. I haven't heard of this product before! X

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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  24. The Ultimate Blends range is absolutely amazing, isn't it! I'm still exploring it but I do really love honey treasures and also the coconut one? Haven't tried anything other that shampoo and conditioner so I'll deffo check it out, thanks for sharing hun! x

    Kay
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    1. I'll have to try the coconut one I love that scent!x

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  25. I have a sample of the clarins lip oil and I love it x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness

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  26. Oh i love the origins face wash! You can't beat it!

    Darriyan xx
    www.darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so good isn't it, so worth the money!x

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  27. I've wanted to try Watts Up for ages, I've been having myself a bit of a Benefit fest lately, I also love the clarins lip oil :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  28. Ahhh good luck with your Uni results! Just remember though, they don't define you! I don't own Watts Up but I've eyed it up for a while now and seeing your swatch just makes me want it even more, so pretty!

    Musings & More

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  29. I'm so obsessed with the red berry lip oil <3 I had a little sample of Watts Up a while ago and I don't know why I never purchased the full size because I really liked it :)

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | US & Sephora Giveaway

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    1. The lip oil is so nice isn't it, I can't stop using it!x

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  30. That clarins serum sounds amazing! A trip to Madrid definitely warrants a splurge :P

    Georgia | The Weekend Attic

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