Sunday, July 8, 2012

june favourites

Due to exams and studying, this post is a little late. But better late, than never.

Every few weeks I go through my make up bag and add and exchange products to make sure I use everything in my stash. This month, I have been using many products that had previously been neglected.

skincare:

origins a perfect world & drink up intensive, bioderma h20 sensibio, bio oil

Origins A Perfect World - This is my current everyday moisturizer. It works well and supposedly has anti oxident properties. I haven't noticed anything major other than having nice moisturized skin. I also like the fruity scent.

Origins Drink Up Intensive - This has probably been my favourite skin care item this month. I discovered this in my little makeup bag that holds all my samples. This mask is a treatment that is supposed to be used overnight. It absolutely smells divine and moisturizes the skin well without leaving an oily residue. Will definitely purchase the full size once I run out.


Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution - I continued loving this little gem! Still a favourite and definitely HG material.

Bio Oil - I purchased this sometime last year but hardly used it, since the main ingredient is a mineral oil. This product is basically like a fancier and liquid form of vaseline. BUT, my skin reacted to something again last month and was bumpy and extremely dry for a week. Nothing worked until I decided to give this a try. I managed to get the dryness under control by using the oil in the evenings.

makeup:

MAC pro longwear, bourjois healthy mix, estee lauder double wear light, garnier roller, bobbi brown corrector

MAC Pro longwear - On really hot and humid days I used this foundation. It's not my favourite as I find it too trying, but it will last all day. I use this in NC30.

Bourjois Healthy Mix - This is my favourite drugstore foundation. It's lightweight and gives a beautiful finish. My shade is 53.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light - I got this big sample quite some time ago and decided to give it a go. It's a light-medium foundation. I will be reviewing it soon. I use it in shade Intensity 3.

Garnier Anti Dark Circle Eye Roller - I love this drugstore concealer. It's got light to medium coverage but is perfect for the undereye area. My shade is light-medium.

Bobbi Brown Corrector - I am still unsure about this product but I'm trying to finish it up. It's heavy duty and will work wonders on really dark circles. I use this in Peach.

cheek products:


Nars Deep Throat - This has become my everyday peachy-pink blush of choice. It's got a gorgeous sheen and looks beautiful with my skin slightly tanned.

Benefit Coralista - Not sure how I feel about this blush, but I use it anyway. It's a warm peach with shimmer to it. Again, perfect colour for spring and summer.

MAC Superduper-Natural - This is an LE mineralize blush from ages ago. I only started using it now. It's a bronzy peach with a sheen. It bronzes up the skin nicely without having to use a bronzer. I don't think this blush would work in winter time during my paler months.

Nars Laguna Bronzer - This bronzer has been in my collection for a while and I generally rotate my bronzers. It's a gorgeous light warm brown shade with a slight sheen. I can see why it's HG for so many people as it will work for anyone from nc15/nw15 to nc/nw 40.

eyes:

This month was all about my Nars taupes, as they had been collecting dust. I decided to choose a few of my Nars eyeshadows and use them. And I am so glad I did. Nars eyeshadows have generally great pigmentation and apply smoothly.


Nars Earth Angel - The shade that I used in this duo is the warm taupy brown. It has a slight purple undertone to it.

Nars Rajasthan - The taupy shade is a little more golden and reminds me of MAC's Patina. Gorgeous.

Nars Cairo - This is a beautiful warm peachy taupe colour. Very neutral and perfect for a simple daytime look.

Alverde Shimmery Taupe - This taupy eyeshadow is by a German organic drugstore brand. The colour is a shimmery taupe as the name suggests. It's medium taupy brown that's very similar to MAC's Patina.

As far as lip products, I will upload a separate post about my favourite summer lip products.

What did you love in June?

Love,
Maya

22 comments:

  1. I love this type of posts! Everything you featured seems great, you made me to really want to try bio oil :)

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    1. Thanks! It's not the ideal skin care item but it totally worked. xx

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  2. I love the taupe in Nars Rajasthan, I can't find it anywhere though :( I use Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum and I think it's a fantastic foundation, though #53, the shade I use, is a bit too yellow for me. I love Bioderma - I really need to stock up but it's a bit hard to get a hold of where I live.

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    1. I believe Rajasthan was limited edition. I really hate when companies do that, but I do fall for it.

      Have you tried 52? It's a shade lighter but a lot more neutral. You could mix the two to get your perfect match.

      I can thankfully get my pharmacy to order it from France. But the stuff is amazing!

      xx

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    2. I know, it's too bad that it's limited edition :( I haven't tried 52 but I am definitely considering buy that next time. If it's too light I can always bronze myself up or mix it with a darker foundation. I will need to order more Bioderma from online, but am trying to hold off for as long as possible. But agreed, it's an amazing product - one of my beauty essentials most definitely :)

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  3. I LOVE bio oil, mine has just run out and I keep forgetting to go and get some more x

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    1. I have had mine for such a long time and hardly used any of it. It'll probably last me another year. :)

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  4. great post :)
    there are so many things I want to try it out now. especially the nars products, which look fab! *_*
    in btw I think your blog is great and I started to follow you, dear. keep up the amazing work :))
    feel free to check out my blog as well, if you like :)

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

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    1. Thanks for following! I love Nars. Probably one of my favourite make-up brands. xx

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  5. I have the Boujoirs healthy mix concealer and I love it!! I'd love to try that foundation too, because I've heard so many great things about it! :)

    p.s. I hope you will check out my fashion blog too,
    if you have time! :)

    Much love,
    The Cabinet Of Fashion blog

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  6. I really like the Boujoirs Healthy Mix foundation.. Love the finish of it.. Light-weight foundations are definitely the way to do.. In June I reached out for Chanel Vitalumiere aqua and mac pro longwear concealer.. It's staying power is amazing!

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  7. I haven't bought anything from origins in a long time. They have some wonderful products, wonder why I stopped? Those are some great favorites. The nars rajhistan palette looks amazing.

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  8. love love love the Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micelle Solution ,it's a staple of mine, am glad you mentioned it.
    xxxxx

    Bashdeer web page

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  9. Great post. I love reading these things, and it gives me peace of mind knowing blogger opinions before i rush out and buy things :)
    Anna

    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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  10. I think I will HAVE to try out Origins drink up intensive after reading this post!

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  11. I have been needing to update my make-up/skin are!!! Glad I found this!!! YOu have a cute blog:)

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  12. i need to get my hands on some bioderma

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  13. You've sold me on the Origins Drink Up Intensive!
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
    Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  14. Great post! I always enjoy seeing what products other people are loving at the moment :) NARS Deep Throat and BeneFit Coralista are two of my all-time favourite blushes!

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  15. beautiful cheek products x
    http://makeupbyelysa.blogspot.co.uk/

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