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.


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.


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.


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?



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

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

  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.

    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!


    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 :)

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

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

  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

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

  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

  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!

  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.

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

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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 :)

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

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

  12. i need to get my hands on some bioderma

  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

  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!

  15. beautiful cheek products x


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