June First Impressions

Monday, 16 Jul 2018

Ladies, today I am sharing my June First Impressions with you, quick reviews of products I have started using in June.

I am a huge fan of the original erborian BB Cream, so I was excited to try the Liquid BB Creme Makeup-Care Cushion Compact in Dore. It has light to medium coverage with a dewy finish. It is a bit warmer than my skin tone, but I can make it work. Unfortunately it does start getting a bit shiny after about six hours, so it does need some setting. The *Clarins Water Lip Stain in Rose Water and Red Water are lovely, they do not budge and leave lips with a pretty stain that looks like I have been sucking on a sweet. Just ensure that you don’t have any dry spots, as it can cling to those. The Benefit GALifornia Blush is just such a pretty happy shade. Thanks Nisa! The Physician’s Formula Super BB InstaReady Filter BB Bronzer is too light for me as a bronzer, but I have been enjoying using it as a face powder with spf benefits. It sets, and perfects the skin without making it look flat. The InstaReady Setting Spray has a good spray radius and mist, and it doesn’t leave a tight dry feeling, but unfortunately it doesn’t extend wear time too much. I am so excited for the new Revlon Color Charge range. The *Liquid Illuminator in Halo is the most beautiful liquid highlighter! The *Color Charge Highlighter is also really pretty, and together they give a blinding highlight! The *Revlon Color Charge Nail polish in Crimson Jelly is a bright apple red shade that I need to get on my nails now! I will have a full review with swatches up soon!

Too Faced Review

I have collected quite a few good sized samples from Too Faced, and so I thought I should put together a post. I absolutely love the Hangover Primer, it really does make my skin look better and I now understand the hype. The Hangover Setting Spray is also pretty impressive. I am in two minds about the Better Than Sex Mascara, sometimes it looks amazing, other times it looks like a clumpy mess! The Lip Injections are okay, I am not a huge fan of plumping products though. Melted Matte Lipstick in Sell Out is amazing, I love the formula, and I definitely need more shades! The Chocolate Soleil bronzer smells like chocolate, isn’t shimmery, and warms the face, so pretty perfect in my opinion. The Primed & Peachy Cooling Matte Primer is okay, but I much prefer the Hangover one. But, it is cooling, and does extend the wear time, and I am sure it will be more appreciated in Summer. I will have a full review and swatches up soon.

I have a period post coming up soon on how I try to make the most of that time of the month while staying sane and not killing everyone around me, and I picked out a few products to help me out. I am really enjoying the WoodWick Wax Melts, especially the Linen and Baby Powder scents, Vanilla Bean is a bit too sweet, but I currently have a mix of all three burning, and the comforting scent is lovely! When cramping is unbearable, and some relaxation and unwinding is needed, the *TheraNaka Desert Rose Illuminating Rose Salts are a welcomed treat. They have a wonderful rose scent, make my bath water a shimmering bronze and help calm my mind and body. I have had my eye on cotton pads for a while now, and I finally caved and ordered from Hannahpad. I only use these after the third day, but they are comfortable and unnoticeable. I was worried it would be a mission to wash, but aside from it needing to be washed in cold water which isn’t pleasant in winter, it hasn’t been that bad. Lastly, when you are feeling like a Moody Cow, just embrace it, which is exactly what I am doing with these new *Cowshed products available from Beautiful Age. A combination of Rose Geranium, Linden Blossom and Frankincense makes the Moody Cow range perfect to balance and uplift your mood. Both the Bath & Shower Gel and Body Lotion have a calming scent and feel amazing on the skin!

I popped into Clicks recently and picked up these two Mixa products, I started using them immediately and I wonder why I took so long to try them. The Anti-Dryness version has a soft baby powder scent and is lighter, but still moisturising. The Intense Repair one is the one I reach for most, it is nourishing and rich, and the perfect winter body cream!

I have been testing a few local body care products recently, and I will have a full post up soon. The Pure Beginnings *Hydrating Body Lotion and *Revitalising Body Wash are amazing! The lotion smells amazing, is light but moisturising and the body wash smells like romantics and is all I have been using in the shower. I also bought the Eco Roll On, and it has definitely helped with the sensitivity under my arms. The *Beaucience Hand Sanitiser and *African Extracts Hand & Nail Cream make great handbag companions. The Hand Sanitiser is definitely a better option than those chemical drying ones! The Cream is quite thin and runny, but moisturises well. Ah Soy Lites, I love using these moisturising candles in winter, Cupid Touch smells amazing, and I love the luxurious warm feeling of applying hot candle wax after a shower. Lastly I have this *Ugandan Shea Butter from Soil, which has saved my feet this winter!

I have also been trying out a few local skincare brands, and I am impressed! I will have a full review of these products, as well as a giveaway soon, but for now here are my first impressions. I am really enjoying the Skin PhD *Mild Foaming Cleanser and *Skin Protect SPF 30. The cleanser doesn’t irritate or strip my skin, but leaves skin clean and comfortable. Unfortunately the pump is a bit tight, but aside from that no issues. The spf is pretty thick and moisturising, and so I use it over a serum without a moisturiser, it smells amazing too! The dr. dermal *MicroRetinol 5 Rich Repair doesn’t tingle or irritate my skin, but I will have to use it for much longer to notice any results. The Dr. Gobac Exfoliating Masque is one of my favourite exfoliating masques, and the results are amazing! Lastly I have the *Glow and *Smooth serums from Boost! I am loving Glow, although I do find it a bit thick and gloopy and the dropper packaging doesn’t seem ideal. Smooth is a clear liquid that works perfectly with a dropper, and has definitely helped with dry skin and texture.

My fourth treatment at Skin Renewal Bedfordview was the Radiance Peel, which I spoke about here.

June First Impressions

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25 thoughts on “June First Impressions

  1. So many good products in this post! Loving all of the Too Faced and Mixa goodies.

  2. I’m yet to try two-faced, these products sound right up my street though! x

  3. Lauren says:

    I love Too Faced. The setting spray and hangover primer are my faves! I am keen to try the bronzer out next x

  4. Sarah says:

    those cowshed products sound amazing

  5. Totally agree about the Better than Sex mascara, why is it so hit and miss!

  6. Alice Spake says:

    I really like Cowshed products too! Always leave my skin feeling fab and the essentials oils make me so relaxed xx

  7. Gemma Louise says:

    The Too Faced samples are so cute, going to have to pick myself up some! x

  8. Kelly-Anne says:

    Oooh these look good. That clarins wayee lip stain looks so lovely, I’ll have to add that into my wish list for holidays!

  9. shelley says:

    I really want to try more too faced products

  10. Beky says:

    I’ve wanted to try Cowshed and The better than sex mascara for so long – when I’m back rolling in the money (lol) I’m gonna have to pick myself up some finally!

  11. Sharon says:

    Omg I shouldn’t have looked because now I want everything hahaha

  12. Maisie says:

    I keep meaning to try the better than sex mascara! Although until now I’d only heard great things about it! x

  13. Heather says:

    The Woodwick melts sound so nice x

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  14. Mel says:

    I really need to try more Too faced products, the ones you mention sound lovely.

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  15. Rosie says:

    Have all of your photos just gone a whole next level again or what?! Wow! Your snaps are literally more goals than ever. Also I find whatever you recommend I alwahs go and buy literally straight away!
    Rosie

  16. Lady Writes says:

    I’m a big fan of the Too Faced mascaras and want to try the waterproof version on holiday x

  17. The Too Faced better than sex mascara is one of the best!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  18. Annie Qadeer says:

    You’ve tried so many amazing products! I do love Too Faced x

  19. Beautylymin says:

    I love the Mixa body lotions but haven’t seen the cream versions – they would be ideal for winter! xx

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  20. Erin says:

    The Mixa products look really good, I know so many people who have been loving them recently and I need to try them out more.

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  21. R Fourie says:

    Everyone is talking about Mixa !!

    1. admin says:

      Yep! There are quite a few sponsored posts around, but having bought these, I can confirm what they are saying! Amazing!

  22. Nisa says:

    OMG you finally tried it YAY!!! It’s only a pleasure, it’s one of my fave everyday shades too

  23. Candice says:

    I have really been enjoying Mixa skincare

    Candice | Natalya Amour

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