7/01/2013

June Favourites

Oh my, it's July!* Sorry this post is a little late. Choosing June's beauty favourites was no easy task with a lot of products old and new taking my fancy. There's a bit of everything this month and even some honourable mentions. Here's what earned a place in favourite-ville during June.


Benefit They're Real! Mascara The love affair continues. This mascara lengthens, defines and volumises the lashes without clumping or smudging. It is easy to apply, although separating the lashes requires a bit of mastery. Regardless, this is a fantastic mascara and I don't think I'll be without this in my collection for a while yet.

Antipodes Joyful Hand and Body Cream This fruity hand cream is the only one not drying out my hands this Winter. It sinks into the skin so fast, you aren't left with greasy residue and the skin feels silky smooth. If you suffer from slightly dry or sensitive skin then this would be good for you.

Mac Amplified Lipstick in Show Orchid This shade is a bright fuschia with very fine blue glitters running through it which give it a slightly glossy finish. Amplified lipsticks are pretty long lasting but if you want the colour to stay on then apply a lip pencil all over the lips first. This shade seems to flatter a wide range of skintones but if you're unsure about it then go try it on yourself at a Mac counter first.


Macadamia Hair Oil (travel size) The cult Moroccanoil is just a bit too pricy in New Zealand and I'd heard good things about Macadamia Oil so I picked this bottle up instead. This oil is a blend of macadamia and argan oils that is designed to help dry or damaged hair. My hair does get a little dry so I apply this to the lower section after washing it. This really leaves your hair feeling hydrated and it makes it look a lot healthier as well. This oil smells amazing and really improves the condition of your hair if you use it frequently enough. You can purchase it online here.

Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pots in Eclair and Let's Skate I've been a bit slack with eyeshadows this month which can mainly be put down to these gems. They're creamy, pigmented and long lasting with primer underneath. These are also great bases for shimmery eyeshadows as well. You can read more about Eclair here.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Merino Cool This shade is a muted brown with some grey undertones. It has photographed really murky looking but on the nails it is more of a light chocolate brown. It really is the perfect winter nail colour. Of all the Essie polishes I own this one is probably the easiest to apply. This'll probably be the last Essie related polish I pick up for a while now as the Essie stands have been taken away from Smith & Caughey's. Le sigh..

Honourable Mentions 

Lush Sexy Peel Soap Lush describe this soap as the 'wake-you-up' one and it certainly is. It is scented with lemon, lime and grapefruit juice so it is very fresh and zingy. Perfect to make you feel more awake in the mornings. Sometimes I find Lush scents tend to wear off after a while, particularly with soaps but this scent stayed around until I had a slither left. If you love fresh, citrus scents then you will love this soap.

Nars Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base This is the only primer that keeps eyeshadows on my lids without them creasing for a long time or at all. It is really creamy and easy to blend all over the lid. You only need the tiniest amount each use as well so it seems like one of those products that will last ages. If you have problems getting eyeshadow to last on your eyelids then you need this in your life!

*I'm a poet and I didn't even know it.

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