Summer has officially arrived, July is almost here and I hope it’s going to be a great one! I’ve been really into fresh, minimal make-up in the past few weeks, the reasons are many, some of them not so positive and won’t go into details but my June beauty favourites are here and they will stay with me for the rest of the summer.
I’ve been keeping my base really sheer and lightweight and I’ve already used up quite a bit of the Urban Decay Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector SPF 20*. If you want to know more about it, you can check out my blog post here but essentially, this product is a multi-tasking cream that combines skincare benefits and sheer foundation coverage. It just makes my skin look smoother and better, in general but without being heavy or sitting like a mask.
As you can see I have two blushes in my favourites this month, one is an individual and the second one is in a palette. I just think blush makes everyone look a bit more healthy and youthful but these two shades, especially, are amazing for spring and summer. Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush in 010 Santa Rose gives a subtle pop of peachy pink with a lovely sheen to the cheeks and I’m absolutely in love with it. It’s actually really long-lasting, doesn’t fade easily and the packaging is really portable, although you have to be careful because it’s not very durable.
I adore the whole Estée Lauder Summer Glow Multi-Palette* and the fine and soft texture of all the three products in it. I use them on my eyes, I use them on my cheeks and it just gives me that glowy and sunkissed look without looking overdone. If I want to look healthy (and I’ve been really needing this in the past weeks) but still natural, this is my go-to palette. If you want to see swatches, have a look here.
There are a few fragrances that really get me into the summer mood but the one I’ve been reaching for most of the time has been Flora by Gucci – Gorgeous Gardenia. I’ve said here that this was a surprise love for me because I don’t normally like floral fragrances but it’s not a proper floral fragrance, I think. I find it a bit more sweet and fresh but still elegant and I just love wearing it at the moment although it doesn’t last that long on me, sadly.
Last but not least, a really handy little product that a dear friend sent to me. It’s the Essence Studio Nails Nail Care Pen and I knew I’d love it from the beginning because I already have the Cuticle Remover Pen and the Repairing Nail Oil from the brand and that’s something in between. I use the nail oil at night because it’s a bit more oily but with this pen, I can apply the caring oil right where I need it and not turn everything into a mess, it’s so easy to use and I can continue with the rest of my work! The pen dispenses a small amount of oil that smells wonderful and nourishes my nails ans cuticles really well.
These are the products I’ve been enjoying in the past few weeks and even months, what are yours?