Tuesday, July 1, 2014

June Favourites

Finally after all these months, I've actually tried out new products and liked it! 
As you may know, the products I use on a daily basis every month is usually the same, maybe with one or two products I switch around whenever I feel like it but for the most part, it is rare for me to change most of my daily makeup.
I did try out a few products that came into my makeup collection in the month of June and I will most like be using for a few more weeks so my monthly favourites will probably be posted every 2-3 months..maybe.

Diorshow Mascara
My mum gave me this awhile ago when I wasnt really into mascara so I havent started using it until this year but I did fall in love with it in the month of June. It seriously gives such a beautiful effect to my lashes, it makes them look like I have wispy lashes. It is gorgeous! The mascara wand is massive compared to other mascaras I own so I do have accidental mascara traces on my lids afterwards, but it's no big deal. I find that it does hold a curl but gradually over-time my lashes start to slowly go down but it I dont have any complaints because of the way it looks and it also doesn't smudge (though im not sure about it in the summertime. I have the sample sized one but I can say for-sure that I will be purchasing the full sized one when I run out.

Hello Kitty Eyeshadow Palette
Ive started to play around with eyeshadows again this month, as it has been colder. I've been reaching for the matte brown eyeshadow (at the bottom right of the palette), using it in the outer corners of my eyes and the bottom lashline, I find that it nicely defines my eyes more, making my eyeliner look more hazy and naturally smokey. I do use this eyeshadow without a primer and yes it does crease but I have hooded eyelids so you cant see it crease unless I raise my eyebrows and look down.
Also can I say that yesterday I used the darker bronze shade (at the bottom left of the palette) and I put it on half of my lids blended out and also on the bottom lashline extending towards the inner corners. It makes my eye makeup look a whole lot darker without it being a "BAM" in your face. And using a browny shade makes it look more natural so I can get away with using it for an everyday look!

Nivea Hydro Care
This lip balm isnt as hydrating as some of my all time favourite lipbalms, but I did want to try to finish this one up. The only reason why it has ended up in my June favourites is because I have been using this under my lip products. It's thin, applies very smoothly and I can apply it straight from the tube.

Just Beyond Lip Tint
Surprisingly Ive been using this everytime I go out. In the morning when Im prepping for school, my lips look pale and lifeless but using a liptint magically turns my lips back to normal. I sometimes apply another layer when I feel like a bit more colour! This lip tint is slightly drying so I use it in conjunction with the Nivea lipbalm and my lips have not chapped so far.

Shanghai Suzy Lipstick in Miss Kitty
This is my new found lipstick that I have been loving, I think ever since I got this lipstick I have been in love with berry lips, nails, clothes and whatever berry colour I see. I love the grape smell it has when I open the lid, I love the packaging, I love how much it looks on my lips and I love how I can just dab it on my lips when I feel like a natural lip-kind-of-day.

Revlon Matte Nail Polish in Ruby Ribbon
I won this from a giveaway and I didnt think I would ever use it because I was deathly afraid of using dark nail polishes (coming from the girl who wore bright polishes all the time), but I did eventually give in and fell in love with the colour, it is similar to Sleigh Ride For Two but it just more red and lighter. It is also a matte polish and I found that it dries so fast as well, comparable to OPI. It also lasts about 3-4 days before it starts to chip!

OPI Nail Polish in Sleigh Ride For Two
I did do a small review/swatch of this one yesterday here
Very similar to the Revlon polish but it is darker and has some shimmer in it. But I fell in love with how fast it dried on the nails and also the colour! (Yes im on a berry high at the moment)

Moroccanoil Treatment
I also did a review on this one recently, but it has been a life saver of mine to detangle hair. I personally dont brush my hair, maybe like once in a blue moon but aside from the occasional "brushing my fingers through my hair" my hair has started to become annoyingly knotty. When I apply it in the morning it helps detangle and also makes my hair straight but when I apply it the night before, I wake up with super soft hair. 

Daiso Razor
I've been longing to get an eyebrow razor for so long and I've finally gotten one! I have used it and it works like a charm, it was very scary at first to use since I thought I would have cut myself, but it does have some fancy thing on the blades so you cant cut yourself accidentally. I find with most eyebrow razors,  they are quite big and this one is a lot smaller so I can get the hairs under my arch without chopping all my eyebrow hairs off.

I will be doing a review on this one soon, but it is a new way to exfoliate the face, its like a thick metal that you scrape on your face and I know it doesnt sound appealing but it works amazingly. Compared with so many exfoliating scrubs, mitts, loofahs and what not, it is the best exfoliating device I have used. The apples of my cheeks have gotten so flakey now that its cold and Exfolimate has literally cured my flaky-ness. It is reusable and you can just wash off the dead skin that is left on the metal, so it is a lot cleaner than loofahs!

What were your June favourites?

Products marked with a * were sent to me for consideration


  1. An eyebrow razor!? This is news to my ears, I must get one! Shanghai Suzy lipsticks seems to be all the rage now, perhaps I need one for myself!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

    1. It is a saver for those days when I don't want to pluck the painfully tiny hairs!
      Should definitely try out the Shanghai Suzy lipsticks!! The colours are gorgeous!

  2. Moroccanoil is good but I find that pure argan oil is even better and more affordable! :)

    Ty's Blog of Epiphanies

    1. I have been wanting to try pure argan oil soon but i have no idea what brand to get and where to get it!

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  4. Hello :) I've been looking for an eyebrow razor for the longest time, I was wondering where you got yours? xx


    1. I got mine from Daiso for $2.80, they sold other eyebrow razors except they have a longer blade. But you can definitely get cheaper ones on ebay :)

  5. Great picks! I recently started using a nivea lip balm at night! And those nail polish shades look great :)

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