Friday, August 01, 2014

July Favourites

Hey, everyone!

I'm back to share with you some of my favourites for the month of July. I've been really getting back into make-up and introducing a few more steps to my routine. The sudden change in weather from hot and humid to (slightly) cool and rainy has definitely taken its toll on my skin, giving me the opportunity to try more skin care products and test just how good my make-up products are. So let's get started!

Clio Kill Brown Brush Liner

I wanted to get back into wearing liquid liners so I tried this brush out at the beginning of the month. It's so easy to draw a thin, precise line and when I layer two coats (if this makes sense) it stays on my eyes all day (with eyeshadow primer of course) but it is also easy to clean with a regular cleanser. I've been really loving it this month but I'm not sure if I would repurchase this as I've been eyeing the Dolly Wink Liquid Eyeliner for a while now, but if that fails I'm definitely going back to this!

Real Techniques Shading Brush

Got this along with two other brushes in my last mini haul. Honestly speaking, I never thought I would love this brush as much as I do now. It's great for what I intended it to do, which was apply both powder and cream eyeshadows, but it's also a really good blending brush for both matte and shimmer eyeshadows. It's an almost perfect shape for my eyelids (as most brushes I've seen are too big) and has sneaked into my daily routine.

Fairydrops Candybar BB Cream

I know I've already written a very lengthy review of this here, but I have come to appreciate it a lot this month now that I got to compare it to my Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation and Lioele Water Drop BB Cream. It dries quickly, has good coverage (enough to cover most of my redness), and lasts for hours while still looking great at the end of the day. I could say I found the BB Cream and I will be repurchasing this when I run out. Highly recommended if you can find it!

Etude House Goodbye Pore Ever Primer Essence

I've also written a very lengthy review about this here and while I could still go on and on about how much I love this primer, I will spare you another lengthy ramble. It's translucent, creates an even surface, makes pores appear smaller, prolongs base makeup wear, and gives a slight dewy finish.  It doesn't have too much silicone which I have come to appreciate. Perfect to pair with BB Creams!

Innisfree Green Tea Moisture Essence

I loved this during my trip to South Korea last April because it saved my skin from the dry wind, but I've grown to love it again because it is very hydrating, not very oily, and it reduces the redness in my face (caused frequently by the Etude House Wonder Pore Freshener, I'm afraid) to nearly none! I'm not sure if its because of the green tea and its known anti-inflammatory properties, but I love this essence and I'm so glad to have bought a back up! This has also helped a lot in calming my breakouts which makes it even more awesome.

Missha Super Aqua Relief Eye Cream

The skin under my eyes is really dry but my Laneige eye cream is too thick and appears too oily for daytime use. I tried this out from my sister's stash (not like she uses it much anyway) and it is light enough but still hydrating to be used for the day. I'm definitely going to purchase one for myself!

And there you have it! If you have any questions about products that I've mentioned or want to share your favourites for July, feel free to leave a comment below! Also don't forget to follow me on Twitter if you haven't!

'Till my next post!


  1. cannot stress how incredibly tempted I am to try the Fairy Drops BB Cream after all the lovely things you've said about it :))

    1. Try to see if you like it! There's so much to like about it even if they only have 2 shades!

  2. I was debating on getting that real techniques brush or not since it looked a little harsh for my eye lid but now I think I will give it a go! Thank you, I loved the post!
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    1. It's not harsh at all - it's incredibly soft and easy to work with as with all other Real Techniques brushes! Hope you like it! And yes I'll definitely check your blog out! :)