Wednesday, 27 July 2011

beauty gems of july

I am an impulse buyer. There, I said it. Now it's out there on the internet for all to see my shame. If there were an anonymous group that met every Thursday night, I would be there, trust me. I have a problem. They taunt me, sitting there all pretty on their shelf whispering 'Hi Jazzy. I smell nice and I promise to make you feel good. Take me home with you?'

The one good thing that comes out of my compulsion to buy is that I find many things that I cannot live without. These are my July picks, and boy, we've got some doozies here people!

1. Lush Soap in 'Godmother' - One whiff of this and you are in instant girly soapy heaven, trust me. It smells like red jelly frogs and bubblegum and happiness...

2. Lush Bath Melt in 'Happy Blooming' - This comes in three breakable chunks, whack a piece in your bath and watch it turn your water bright pink and moisturise you all over! I can still smell this cherry scented angel on my skin the day after!

3. Garnier Fructis Instant Melt-in Mask in 'Silky Waves' - This is a lifesaver for unruly, out of control, long curls like mine. I put this lightly through my hair after my shower and before bed, then tie my hair up in a loose bun. When I wake, automatic beach waves with no effort at all. If curly ain't your thing, don't stress! They have one to fit any hair type. 

4. M.A.C Powder Blush in 'Springsheen' - My go-to everyday blush for a natural and peachy look that goes with almost anything. A must have. 

5. Clinique Take the day off Makeup Remover - This is meant for lids, lashes and lips, and is so gentle and soothing that I couldn't imagine using anything else. 

6, 7, 8. Essie Nail Polish in 'Pop Art Pink', 'Turquoise and Caicos' and 'Geranium'. - When I am in the mood for sweet yet sexy, chic yet subtle, I reach for Essie. These are my current three faves!

9, 10. Revlon Grow Lucious Mascara and Max Factor Masterpiece Max Mascara - I am a great believer in mixing mascaras, and I have finally found a pair that work wondrously together. Use Max factor first, for amazing length, then Revlon for volume. Sheer magic. 

11. Dior Miss Dior L'eau Perfume - I am head over heels for this fragrance. It is the perfect blend of sweet with a light citrus freshness that is a little out of the ordinary yet still irresistible. 

12. Lush Fresh Face Mask in 'Oatifix' - If you haven't already tried a face mask from Lush, shame on you. Oatifix is my ultimate go to mask for my horribly dry skin, it leaves me so silky smooth and smells of banana and oatmeal. If you have oily or breakout prone skin, 'Cupcake' is also sinfully good. 

13. L'Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Mist - If you are fair skinned like me and are scared of joining the race of oompa loompas, try this self tanner. It is gradual and subtle though build able, forming into a nice rich tan. 

14. Clinique Moisture Surge Thirst Relief Moisturiser - My. Lifesaver. As in, I have a shrine dedicated to this that I worship in a morning salute. If I did not own this product, I would shrivel away into a depressed, dry-skinned no one and never leave my house again. Seriously. This is a god send. For those with remotely dry skin, or even those who find their skin tight in winter, buy this. You need it.

15. M.A.C Lipstick in 'Shy Girl' - The perfect peachy pink nude lipstick for a natural, everyday look or if you are playing up the eyes and just want a little something on the lips. 

16. The Body Shop Body Butter in 'Japanese Cherry Blossom' - So so so so yummy. You don't even know until you've smelt this. It may be my addiction to anything cherry blossom related but truly lovely. 

Anything on this list that you have already fallen in love with? Any recommendations? I plan on doing one every second month, so let me know if there is anything that I simply have to try!

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    Meena xxxxx

  2. Hmm I might try that tanner- I'm very fair skinned and VERY afraid of becoming orange, but this sounds like it would be perfect! Thanks for your comment-following you now!

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  3. I hear you on the impulse buying... I'm the same :)


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  4. Hey !
    I like that MAC lipstick, the color is beautiful, I like that green military polish too :)