I did quite a bit of travelling in June and July and whenever I’m outside Norway, I try to do drugstore shopping. There aren’t many drugstores or drugstore brands in Norway, so I always feel excited to see more affordable brands.
That’s why this month’s favourites are all drugstore!
I went to much warmer climates with up to 40°C during the days, so when I saw the Balea Water Spray for Face and Body on the DM shelves, I immediately picked it up. It’s basically a water mist which feels super refreshing in the hot weather. Sometimes I use it as a toner on a cotton pad, sometimes I spray it directly onto my skin, even on top of make-up. The mist is really fine and feels amazing, it’s my saviour during the hot days.
Another summer essential is a deodorant. I found this CD Pomegranate Fresh Deo that smells so sweet but fresh at the same time and I was very happy to learn that it’s without aluminum, parabens and artificial colourants. It’s more of a body spray and I really like it because the spritz is very light and fine.
In the summer we go through shower gels like crazy and I’m always on the hunt for the best holiday scent. I’m not a fan of the coconut smelling products (most of the time they smell quite artificial) but oh, how I love peach scented ones. The White Peach and Nectarine Shower Gel from Le Petit Marseiliais is the best summer body wash for me! It has a soft texture, it lathers well and leaves an incredible scent. I’ve already used up 2 of these.
In the past couple of months, it was all about bright nails and I was very happy to find the new La Laque nail polish range from Bourjois. I did a review on two of the shades here. Sadly, the pictures don’t do justice to the shade 4 Flambant Rose which is a gorgeous pinky red and I’ve been wearing it a lot lately. I was suprised to see an opaque white nail shade and although I normally don’t like white nails so much, I’ve fallen in love with 1 White Spirit because the formula is great and looks quite sophisticated in the summer months.
I like blushes on other people and not so much on me. If I wear a blush, it’s mostly in the colder months but recently, I saw the famous Silky Touch Blush by Essence in the shade 20 Babydoll and I’ve been wearing it pretty much every day. It’s a super soft blush, it’s not powdery and it’s really pigmented, so I looked like a clown the first time when I applied it. You have to use a light hand with it. It’s a dusty rose shade (if you read my blog, you’ll notice how often I choose dusty rose shades for blushes, lipsticks, nail polishes…) with minimal shimmer. It’s great for the summer and it’s very good quality, especially considering the price.
Another Essence product that I’ve been loving in the past few weeks is their XXXL Nude Lipgloss in the shade 06 Soft Almond. After this I got another one from their XXXL Shine range because they turned out to be amazing lip glosses. I never thought that I’d like lip glosses but in the past couple of years, I’ve come across great ones, so you never know. The Essence lip glosses are very comfrotable to wear, they have sweet but not overpowering scent, they make my lips soft and they’re not sticky. I wear them on their own or on top of lipstick or lip liner.
On my lids, I’ve been wearing only one eyeshadow that I got when I was in Italy and it’s from WYCON, the number is 76 and seems it’s sold out most of the time. I picked it up randomly and I’m sad that I didn’t have more time to be in their stores. The eyeshadow has very nice soft texture which surprised me because normally, when I buy shimmery drugstore eyeshadows, they can be quite scratchy. It’s a beautiful champagne shade with a beige twist that I wear either all over the lid or in the inner corner of my eyes. It’s not very pigmented but for people like me, that aren’t the biggest eyeshadow fans, it could be very good. Adds just a bit of sparkle for looking a bit more awake.
These are my most used product in July, have you tried any of them?