I am late with my monthly favourites and monthly haul again… Sigh!
So, let’s dive right in…
I have a bunch of different products this month, body care, skin care, makeup and hair.
Let’s leave makeup for last…
Windrose Shower Oil, I bought this from Dischem for about R50, and I am so glad I did! It is a luxurious shower oil, which was a great help this winter, when it was too cold to apply body cream. Needless to say I have been neglecting my body recently, but this made life so much easier! It has a grapefruit smell, which I am not a huge fan of (similar to Lipidol Shower Oil) but the silkiness of the oil was worth it. It moisturises the skin, while cleansing too. It is so moisturising I skipped body cream on more than one occasion, tsk tsk… You can also apply a couple of drops to your bath for some extra indulgence.
Next up, *Dermaceutic Activ Retinol 0.5. I have slowly started incorporating this into my skincare routine, I didn’t have any irritation or sensitivity when using it. I think this is a great product to start with when trying out Retinol for the first time. My skin definitely looks smoother, and I haven’t even been using it for more than a month. I will be doing a full review on this once I have used it for a good amount of time.
Next up, *HASK Healing Shine Hair Treatment. Wow, my hair is ridiculously soft after I use this. It doesn’t have the typical argan oil smell, but has more of a pleasant citrus smell. I apply this to towel dried or damp hair, avoiding the roots, and I brush through with my Tangle Teezer. It isn’t a very thick oil and spreads easily without leaving hair looking greasy.
Let’s jump into makeup now!
The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals Cream Compact Foundation in Golden Vanilla. I was pleasantly surprised by this foundation. It comes in a super sturdy and travel friendly compact. Although this is a cream foundation it blends like a liquid foundation, and the coverage is good but buildable, without looking too heavy. It has an spf 15, which isn’t good enough to skip a sunscreen, but doesn’t hurt. It comes with a brush, which I haven’t used, but it makes it even easier and convenient as a compact.
Excuse the swatches above, they aren’t the neatest!
2nd Love Quick Stick Cream Blush in Toffee (center swatch), I bought this a while ago at Dischem, and this winter I really have been enjoying cream blushes and highlighters. It looks less heavy than powder, and makes dry winter skin look healthier and more luminous. This stick is easy to use, blends well, and the colour is a bit of a dark rusty colour that gives skin a healthy flushed look. These are really cheap, I think less than R40. It is a cream version of my MAC Julia Petit Blush.
Yardley Radiant Glo Illuminator. I bought this ages ago, and just rediscovered it. It is so cheap, blends easily, and highlights really well. I love pairing this with a cream blush for a healthy luminous glow. I dot it across the top of my cheekbones, bridge of my nose and forehead and chin, and blend it well. If you are looking for a liquid highlighter and don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, this one is for you!
LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint in Hot Mess, I am very into orange lips at the moment, my boyfriend can attest to this, so can his lips and cheeks! This is a lip paint, whatever that may be. It is a bit like a liquid lipstick, but thinner. I like to layer it over my Revlon HD Lipstick in Gladiola, which I wrote about here. It gives a lovely shiny orange look to the lips.
And those are my July Favourites Ladies!