June First Impressions

Monday, 22 Jul 2019

Today I am sharing my June First Impressions, a quick round up of my thoughts on the products I have trying out in the last month.

Jessica Cosmetics Sahara Sun

First up I have this beautiful bright shade from *Jessica Cosmetics called Sahara Sun. It is pigmented, long lasting and is sure to brighten the cold winter days!

June First Impressions

Joburg winter is dry and cold, and my skin is not happy about it. But, I have a few products that make it a bit more bearable. The Lamelle *Serra Lipid Recovery Mask is soothing and hydrating and helps to repair the skin barrier, I have been using it as an overnight mask and it has been a life saver. I am a fan of thick body creams, especially in winter, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well the Lamelle *Soothing Body Lotion locks in moisture while still being light and non-greasy. I have heard quite a lot about Nikel Cosmetics, so I was excited to try out the *Nikelnutris Face Cream and *Cleansing Milk. Both products are gently and nourishing. The Face Cream is quite thick and rich, so not something I use every day, but I like to use it once a twice a week at night to give my skin a nourishing treat. The Cleansing Milk has been my go-to morning cleanser to lightly cleanse the skin without stripping it. I am obsessed with the REN Rose Moisture Defence Oil, and even featured it in my favourites.  The Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist soothes and hydrates and is a lovely scented face mist to use after cleansing and before applying a serum. Lastly, is there anything better than a scented candle? The Charisma Candles Woodlands Collection Crushed Lemongrass and Bergamot Zest smells amazing, burns well, and thanks to the wood wick gives a crackle that adds that extra bit of cosiness.

Fountain of Truth Beauty Review

I received these Fountain of Truth created by Giuliana Rancic products from *Influenster, and I am all for trying new products! The entire range is free from nasties, consists of biodegradable ingredients and is not tested on animals. I adore the Fresh Face Foaming Cleanser, it cleanses well without leaving my face feeling tight, while also providing gentle chemical exfoliation. I am not a huge fan of eyecreams, as I apply my serum all over my face, but the cooling applicator is a big hit. It instantly perks up the under-eye area, and the cream hydrates nicely. The Skin Nutrition Booster Kit is a set of three serums, one for brightening, one for hydrating and one for calming. I love the idea of this kit, it allows for a customised skin routine based on what you skin needs on the day. My favourites are B: Bright containing Vitamin C and Licorice Extract and B: Calm containing Niacinamide and Zinc, I don’t think B: Hydrated does enough for my skin even though it contains Sodium Hyaluronate & Vitamin B5.

Beauty Gen Beauty Greens Review

Last year I changed my eating habits, in an attempt to be a bit healthier, also so that I can fit into my wedding dress! I started incorporating green juice, smoothies and more protein into my diet, and reducing fats and carbs. So I was quite excited when Beauty Gen sent over their *Beauty Greens containing Omega’s, Superfoods and Probiotics. It comes in two flavours, Coconut Vanilla or Blueberry and is available in a tub or handy sachets. I am not a fan of coconut scents or flavours, so I haven’t tasted it, but the Blueberry isn’t bad. I have it mixed in water, but it can also be added into smoothies, oats and yogurt. They also sent over a Wow Jude Facial Cloth and I am impressed, it is soft and works so well to remove makeup with nothing but water, similiar to the Makeup Eraser.

June First Impressions Avon Eve Elegance

I love a good perfume, so when *Avon sent over their fragrance of the month, Eve Elegance, I was happy to give it a try. It is a floral, fruity fragrance that is still classy and well, elegant. With notes of jasmine, amberwood and pomegranate, as well as a musky base, this fragrance lasts all day.

Dior Backstage Review

Aaaahh Dior Makeup! I bought the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palettes, and for once I didn’t hoard and dove right in! The first palette Universal has been around for a while, and is available in SA, unfortunately Glitz is new and hasn’t launched here yet. Universal is definitely more glowy, while Glitz is more shimmery. They are both highly pigmented, and a little goes a very long way! I will have a full review and swatches of these up once I have played with them a little more. I have also been trying out the DiorSkin Nude Air Loose Powder in Light Beige. This is a hit and miss under the eyes, depending on the concealer I use, but as an all over face powder it gives skin a healthy glow while reducing shine. The finish isn’t flat which I love!

I also pulled out these Bobbi Brown Art Sticks to use, and I have a full review and swatches here.

June First Impressions Bobbi Brown Art Stick Review

*Press Sample

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15 thoughts on “June First Impressions

  1. Gemma Louise says:

    Oooh I’m intrigued by the Bobbi Brown art sticks, I’m loving anything BB lately!

  2. Megan says:

    I’m a beautician and we use Jessica in the salon. I love the Jessica brand, the coverage is amazing and there’s such a wide range of colours. I also want to try out the Bobbi Brown sticks, I’m gonna head over to your review post now xx

    Megan Elizabeth

  3. Erin says:

    I really love the bobbi brown sticks, they are such a lovely formula!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  4. ok so anything from Dior is a total win for me! This is such a beautiful and well-styled blog post! Love love love!
    Rosie

  5. Kate Ballamy says:

    Loved reading about your first impressions, so many gorgeous picks here! I especially love the look of the nail polishe you first mentioned, the shade looks so pretty and perfect for the summer months 🙂

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk

  6. Parie Joshi says:

    That nail colour is gorgeous! x

  7. Katrina says:

    Stunning photos and some great products in here! I love the Jessica nail varnish, it is so bright x

  8. Lauren says:

    Ooh I like the sound of the Avon fragrance. I haven’t tried anything from them in years x

    Lauren | http://www.bylaurenmay.com

  9. Joyce says:

    I love that nail colour!!! And that Dior palette is so pretty x

    Joyce | http://www.joycelauofficial.com

  10. April Gant says:

    I absolutely love your photos, so so dreamy! Those Dior palettes look amazing.

  11. Really want to tryThe Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist x

  12. Amy says:

    Those Dior palettes are beautiful and I love the Queen of Hungary mist too, it works a treat.

  13. Rachel says:

    The Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist is one of my faves, I’m on my 7/8th bottle x

  14. Katy Gilroy says:

    that orange nail varnish just screams summer to me!!! x

  15. Siobhán says:

    The Dior products look stunning! Love the sound of the candle and you can’t beat Q of H mist! xx

    Beautylymin

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