Friday, 31 July 2020

July Favourites 2020


This year is just going super-fast – we have all had to deal with so much these past few months, but hopefully things are on the up! I collated ten of my favourite products for the month of July, with a little bit of haircare, body care, skin care and of course, makeup!

I include the Batiste Dry Shampoo* (£2.99) in so many of my monthly favourites, but that is because I use it so much, but they are often releasing new scents. The most recent is the Batiste Love Is Love Dry Shampoo, which was released for Pride month, and the packaging is super fun, featuring rainbow adorned lips. The scent is labelled as fruity and bright, and I would definitely agree with that and it is actually my most favourite fragrance they have released to date – it leaves my hair refreshed and smelling so fresh and fruity, yet not overly sweet. You can find it online at Boots here.

Another new collection from Essence is their What’s Your Fruit Mood?, and once again I struggled to get a hold of most of the collection, but I did get the Essence What’s Your Fruit Mood? Refreshing AllOver Mist (I paid around £2.50 for this as I did get it from a German website). It has a grapefruit fragrance to it, which isn’t overly heavy, and it gives a continuous light misting over the face and body to cool you down and refresh the skin. One other thing which I really love about this mist is that it has SPF 25 included in the formula, so you are also taking care of your skin whilst out and about in the sunshine. You can find it online at Kosmetik 4 Less here

The Vita Liberata Beauty Blur Skin Tone Optimiser (£29.95 for 30ml) certainly isn’t a new product, but it was one I never really got around to buying before. During lockdown, I went a little makeup-buying crazy and ended up ordering it in the shade Café Crème (extra light). There are a further six shades which you can get depending on your skin tone, and at the time this shade worked really well for me, but now I have a bit of colour, I could do with a deeper shade. However, I really love the product as it is, and it is a moisturising primer and skin finish, and so the sheer tint covers, corrects and adds natural radiance to give you a flawless base, and so because it is more of a sheer coverage, it isn’t overly noticeable that it is a little light for my skin tone right now. I don’t love my skin, and so this is ideal for me to even things out and give me a little coverage, whether I use it on its own or as a primer before applying foundation. You can find it online at Vita Liberata here.
 Again, something that isn’t new to the beauty world, but which I have been loving lately is the Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-OverDiamond Veil (£31.00) in the shade How Many Carats? There is a darker-toned version for deeper skin tones too. The compact is really pretty, with a light pink and glitter dusted casing. You get a mirror on the inside of the lid, and then a good amount of product inside. This highlighter is definitely blingy – however it can be used all over the body too, if you want glowy skiny, or on the cheekbones, and I even use it as a glitter topper on the eyes sometimes. The formula is super soft and not at all gritty like some high-glitter products and it just really is super beautiful and unlike any other highlighter I have come across. You can find it online at Boots here.

 I have been going to Orlando since I was 15 and went on my 26th trip back in December. I am super sad I won’t be able to go this year, but the Catrice x Disney collection has definitely helped cheer me up! This is the Catrice Limited Edition Minnie & Daisy Eyeshadow Palette in the option C02 Daisy’s Signature. I paid around £7.82 as it was from a German website again – why can’t we have all the good makeup?! This sweet lilac palette features Daisy Duck on the front, and you open it up to reveal a mirror on the inside of the lid and nine eyeshadows. There is a mixture of metallic and matte shades in a variety of neutral tones, lilacs and purples. I like how they have included those more neutral shades rather than just have a full purple palette, so that you can create a full eye look and the formulas are great, so now I need the Minnie version… You can find this palette online at Kosmetik 4 Less here.
The only other item I was able to get from the Essence What’s Your Fruit Mood? Collection was the Essence What’s Your Fruit Mood?Grapefruit Lip Balm (I paid around £1.70 due to it being from a German website). This super fun and cute grapefruit container opens up to reveal a coral-tinted lip balm, which also smells of grapefruit too. It is a soft and moisturising formula without feeling heavy or sticky on the lips and I just wish we could get all of the Essence collections here in the UK as their products always amaze me. You can find the Grapefruit Lip Balm online at Kosmetik 4 Less here. (I promise this post isn’t sponsored by them in any way, they just have some great makeup!).
A new product on the market is the Fenty Beauty SlipShine Sheer Shiny Lipstick (£19.00), which is available in ten different shades. I opted for Makeout Break, which is pretty light nude with tiny gold sparkles. I adore the formula of these, it is buttery soft, super glossy and hydrating, yet not at all heavy feeling on the lips and very comfortable to wear. The other shade I was eyeing up is called Tang Thang, which is a beautiful coral shade, and so that has definitely gone on my wishlist. The packaging is typical Fenty Beauty style, with a high-shine faceted bullet and I would definitely recommend you check these out. You can find them online at Boots here.

Another lip product I have been enjoying this month is another Essence product – I am sorry, but I really do love the brand! It is the Essence Water Kiss Glossy Lip Colour (I paid around £1.95, and yes, from THAT German website again haha) and there are six shades available. Here, I have the shade 05 Ocean Girl, a medium coral pink colour. It is literally like applying water to your lips, they are that hydrating and lightweight and even though they are glossy, they do not feel like wearing a gloss whatsoever. They don’t lack on pigment either – they add full colour to the lips, and I have already bought another shade since. I would 100% recommend these all day long due to price, quality and pay-off. You can find them online at Kosmetik 4 Less here.

Last but certainly not least is the Barry M CrystalPotion Shimmer Body Oil (£7.99 for 50ml) and again, it isn’t a new product, but I have just been reaching for it a lot lately. This beautiful shimmer oil is a light peach with stunning light gold shimmer and iridescence, and it has been perfect for the warmer days when I have wanted a little shimmer to the skin. It contains jojoba and coconunt oils to keep the skin hydrated and Vitamin E to leave the skin feeling healthier. So not only does it add that beautiful shimmer to the skin, it also keeps it protected and well-nourished too. You can find it online at Superdrug here

All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*This item has been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

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