July Favorites

Bare Minerals tinted foundation is bloody gorgeous. It’s hydrating on dry skin, easy to reapply and never looks cakey on me. I most definitely prefer this over Bobbi Brown’s serum foundation. In a nutshell – better coverage and finish, packaging is lovely and light to carry around. Reviewed here.


Oskia Renaissance Mask. One word – luxurious. Smells lovely, feels lovely and it works. I am tempted to buy everything from this brand. This mask is good on all skin types especially for someone sensitive to glycolic acid. Full review here. I have stopped using exfoliating products in my daily skincare routine. Moving towards a gentler exfoliation approach with a mask once or twice a week. This along with Aesop Parsley seed mask does amazing things.

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Nuxe Creme Fraiche. I have to say, the scent of this is replulsive but it’s great on dry skin and under foundations. It’s hydrating, leaves a slight sheen on me but not look sweaty.

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I was sure I tried tons of makeup this month, but can only think of one right now? Tresspassing Taupe from Rimmel’s scandaleyes collection is a neutral brown that’s slightly lighter than my natural eyeshadow. There’s many ways to wear it, I sport it as a daytime smoky eye or use it to add definition on the center of my eyelid. This does not crease on me at all. It claims to stay in for 24 hours -about 6-7 hours on me. It tends to lose its hold after that. The pencil is soft and blends out easily, stays put for few hours after drying. It makes a lovely base. My only tiff -the packaging is a disaster. It needs to be sharpened which might seem pety to some but I know it’s going to end up in a corner at some point.

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& Other Stories nail varnish in Linsey Salmon is a bright coral. I expected it to be slightly muted, it turned out to be a neon coral. It’s not the best formula, does come out a bit streaky. How pretty is their entire varnish collection though? They have tons of lovely summer brights.

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The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil. I still love the Ultrabland but using a flannel everyday got annoying. So I switched to a rinse out formula and this is lovely. It turns milky when mixed with water and washes out easily without drying the skin. Not sure if I got a faulty bottle but the pump in mine isn’t smooth enough. To avoid it splashing in my eye every time, I happen to look like I’m having a fit. Not pretty but atleast it gets the job done!

Never tried this scrub from Soap & Glory before – Sugar crush smells like a strong lemonade. I like how this sticks to the skin and is slightly more abrasive than the Breakfast scrub.