Thursday, 2 August 2012

July Favourites!

I know that everyone says this but I really cannot believe that we are in August already! July has been incredibly busy for me and it seems to have flown by but I can't believe how much I have crammed into one month; I've completed the prestigious Pixiwoo Makeup Course, I've had several interviews and landed myself places at two colleges in Brighton, and I've spent a week caring for my granny! 

Anyway, enough about how I've filled my month, and more about my favourites! 



I've got to start with a non beauty favourite really, which is my Moleskine Diary! I love it! And considering how crazy this month has been I don't know where I would be without it! 

Clarins Color Quench Lip Balm see my full review here
This has been my lip gloss of choice this month, and I've found this to be the only gloss I've reached for so it's got to be a winner! I adore the scent, and miraculously it isn't sticky at all so you barely know you're wearing it other than the delicious smell!

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
I'm yet to do a full review of this foundation but I promise there will be one soon. 
This has been the only thing I've been using if I've wanted to wear a foundation, it's lightweight but gives a lovely buildable coverage and it feels like you're applying silk to your skin!

Real Techniques Buffing Brush
I've been using this to apply my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and I find it helps it to glide on like a dream.  I've also been using this on the days when I've favoured just a bit of concealer (I couldn't handle a full face of makeup in the heat!) and I've simply buffed the concealer in with this to give some coverage where I need it (which realistically is in quite a lot of places!)

Benefit Hoola 
This has been my favourite bronzing powder for the past two years so it's only fair it gets a mention! It really is the perfect bronzer; it's matte, it doesn't make me look orange, it is a great contour colour as well as for creating an all over sun-kissed glow - can you tell I love it?! 

Estee Lauder Peach Nuance
Just like Hoola, this has been a firm favourite for what seems like an eternity and I really don't know what I'd do without it, it's the perfect peach in my humble opinion and it adds a natural summery flush to the cheeks all year round! 

Avene Thermal Water Spray
Yes I am probably an idiot for paying £6 for water in a can but to be perfectly honest I don't care! In the hot weather (which I have LOVED) this has been my saviour - I've just been spritzing this on my face (legs, arms, chest, feet...you get the drift) to instantly refresh myself and try to prevent myself from melting! 

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr in On and On Bronze
I've been wearing pretty low key makeup for most of the month (my skin needed it after the pasting it took on the makeup course) and I've been loving just smudging a bit of this onto my lids to give a hint of something with minimal effort! 


Garnier Intensive 7 Days Hydrating Lotion
For my full review click here
I love this moisturiser, and it has been particularly amazing in the hot weather because it cools your skin as it glides on, and it feels slightly like a gel rather than a lotion at times, which is great because it doesn't feel at all heavy or sticky on the skin (nothing worse on a hot night!).  After a day in the sun you can really feel this sinking in to leave you lusciously moisturised still in the morning! A summer time delight! 






And now, for another non beauty favourite - I give you the one and only Percy Pig
On his first taste of a Percy Pig my rather intoxicated cousin described them as such 
"the texture!  It's incredible, easy going yet resistant!" 
 


Do you have any favourites that I ought to check out? Please let me know if you do! 


And I'd love to hear from you on twitter @martinalice22
and my instagram is alicemagints - I really want to try to post more photos on there!!




xxx

16 comments:

  1. I really want to try Benefit's Hoola! Congrats on getting into college :D xx

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    1. I would totally recommend you getting it - I know it's expensive but it seriously lasts for years!
      Thank you very much!! Looking forward to a fresh start at something different!

      x

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  2. I want that blush so bad! It's gorgeous!! Mmmm I love Mr. Percy Pig as well haha

    http://dulcet-sparkle.blogspot.com

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    1. I really don't know what I'd do without it - I don't even have to think about which blush I'm going to wear because 9.5 times out of 10 I know it'll be this one!!
      Gotta love a Percy Pig!

      x

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  3. that blush looks gorgeous! i really want the Vitalumiere Aqua foundation too :) xxx

    http://www.jsandmakeup.co.uk

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    1. It's the first Chanel foundation I've ever owned, and indeed it was the first Chanel product I ever bought and it felt good to carry that iconic bag!! Unfortunately for my bank balance it's given me a taste for the finer things...!!

      x

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  4. I really want that foundation and the brush! I have just started following your blog, maybe you could check out my new blog

    http://deonnep.blogspot.co.uk/

    :)

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    1. The core collection (from which the buffing brush comes) really is a great kit - I love all the brushes!
      Of course I'll go and take a look at your blog, thank you so much for both commenting and following :)

      x

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  5. I need that blush!! It's so gorgeous. I agree on the vitalumiere aqua and buffing brush they work so well together, I also really love the vitalumiere foundation for a dewier coverage x

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    1. It's really beautiful, I'd wear it every day for the rest of my life no problem!!

      x

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  6. Ahh I love that blush! So amazing :)
    Hoola is a fave of mine too :)
    So is the Garnier moisturiser :)

    xoxo

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    1. It's lasted me so well as well, I think I've used it every day for two years and I still haven't touched pan...is that gross, I don't know? And I don't really care!

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  7. I just found your blog and I think it is amazing.I will come again for sure If you want we could follow each other? If you want just follow me and send me your link on lavieenrose.blog8@gmail.com and I will follow you immediately
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    1. I'm glad you love my blog, thank you so much for saying so. If you want to follow it, then that would be amazing.

      xxx

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  8. Ha, that's so funny what your cousin said about the Percy Pigs, haha.
    Love the look of that EL blush, it looks like pretty much my perfect shade actually so will have to hunt that one down. Would really like to see your review on the Vita Lumiere too, as it's something that gets seriously raved about!
    Also..why doesn't the person above just follow you if they like your blog, rather than bribing you into following theirs first!? Not cool.
    Mel x

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    1. I know, it was amazing. I feel as though I should send it to M&S as an idea for an advertising campaign - put that on the description and people would love it!
      They have changed the name of the blush I think, and I tried to find it on line last night but failed but I know I bought a version of the new one so I'll go and check the name and report back on that one!
      I'll get cracking on that review within the next couple of days!
      I have no idea why people bother doing it, I thought 'oh how lovely that they think my blog's amazing' and then you see the rest of the comment!!

      x

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