July has been the first proper summer month for me this year with temperatures up to 40 degrees! I’m not really good at dealing with such hot weather but I admit, I needed a bit of warmth to take me away from the rain in Norway.
I did quite a bit of travelling in the past few weeks, I’m spending the summer with my family and my make-up and skincare bags are pretty small at the moment but containing just what I need.
However, I couldn’t leave without my favourite evening cleanser at the moment, Estée Lauder Advanced Night Micro Cleansing Foam*. It’s a very delicate cleanser that doesn’t actually foam up too much and feels luxurious on the skin, almost like an oil. I’ve done a full review on the product here and I’m very happy with how soft and clean my skin gets after using it.
My favourite summer body wash this year must be the Lancôme Bocage Shower Gel. It contains AHAs, has a lovely scent and the skin gets softer and smoother with each use. It’s a treat but definitely worth it.
There are two make-up products that I’ve been loving a lot in the past few weeks, they are real essentials for me and they’re perfect for travelling. I’m in love with the Dior Addict Milky Tint gloss in the shade 286 Milky Plum which is a pretty pastel lilac colour. These glosses are very moisturising, they have a milky finish, as the name would suggest and they make the lips look smoother and plumper. You can see review and swatches here.
A cute little palette made me fall in love with eyeshadows again, thanks to my dear friend who surprised me with it. I love how compact the We Care Icon I Love Tigers Nude Palette (review and swatches here) is and how it has all the shades I need for a presentable but still everyday-appropriate look. The texture of the shadows is amazing, you get both, matte and shimmery shades and it has the tiniest packaging. I have to say, this is the only palette I took away with me and I don’t even need another one.
The adorable pink tin from L’Occitane contains their Cherry Blossom solid perfume that doesn’t leave my handbag. It’s perfect for touch-ups throughout the day, it’s very feminine and fresh and it’s alcohol-free. I tried to get the rose-scented one while I was in Germany a couple of weeks ago but they were all sold out…now I know why, they are simply amazing!
How has you summer been so far and what are your July favourites?