Wednesday, 4 July 2012

June Favourites

Carmex Moisture Plus Pink
I do love a bit of Carmex and this month I've been addicted to this sheer lip tint. Like the original Carmex formula its brilliant at keeping my lips hydrated. The lovely hint of pink it imparts on my lips is great for daytime wear and it applies really well. I prefer this stick packaging to the pot or tube because its even easier to use.

Jemma Kidd I-Glamour Volume Mascara
I picked this up as freebie in Red magazine. I wasn't sure what to expect really considering it was free but Jemma Kidd products tend to have a good rep so I figured I'd check it out. It is actually a fantastic mascara. The way it separates your lashes makes them look really pretty and its so good at holding a curl. One coat alone makes my lashes look nicely thick and black without being clumpy. I'm really impressed with this mascara and if you can still track down a copy of last month's Red, you should definitely buy one.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer
I first tried this about 6 years ago and absolutely loved it. I can't fathom why I haven't bothered to repurchase it until now (umm the price?!) but I'm so glad that I did. Theres loads of different formulas of this primer so theres bound to be one to suit you but I opted for the original again as my skin isn't particularly oily or anything. Its such a nice primer to use, the smell is really lovely and you only need a small blob to do your whole face. I apply this after moisturiser but you can use it right after cleansing. It doesn't make my face feel really soft like Philosophy's The Present or completely hide my pores like Benefit's The Porefessional but it does make my foundation apply super smoothly and gives it the longest staying power out of any other primer.

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner
If I have a shower at night I've been using my gorgeous new pistachio scented Laura Mercier products to moisturise with but if I have one in the morning, I don't really have much time to faff about with moisturising properly. Thats where this body conditioner comes into play. Its like a hair conditioner but for your body in that you use it after washing yourself with shower gel. You just apply it all over your body, wash it off and dry yourself as normal. It eliminates the need to moisturise afterwards, saving time & effort. Its filled with loads of great ingredients such as argan oil, cocoa butter, almond oil & shea butter so you can imagine how moisturising this product is. The best thing about it is the smell. It leaves your body smelling like fresh roses, in a nice non-grannyish way. I've not been excited about anything from Lush in a long time but this product is just awesome.

Illamasqua Translucent Loose Powder
It's happened. I think I've finally fallen out of love with my MAC MSF Natural as a setting powder. Its still great to use dusted over my whole face with some concealer if I'm in a rush but if I want something just to set my makeup with I've been reaching for this wonderful Illamasqua powder. I was tempted to buy the Laura Mercier translucent powder but I saw Tanya Burr using this in one of her videos and figured I'd give it a go. Plus its a good £10 cheaper than the Laura Mercier one for a bit more product. I have never tried a powder as soft and as silky as this one is. It completely disappears into the skin leaving the area matte and set in place all day long. This product is a godsend if you use a thick concealer like the Bobbi Brown ones. I no longer get any under eye creasing or racooning from my mascara. I also run a small amount over my T-zone to keep shine at bay. I'm just so in love with the finish this powder gives. It comes with a large powder puff but I use this with my Real Techniques Setting Brush which is perfect for precision powdering.

Mirai Nikki
When I was about 13 I used to be totally into anime. Infact my first foray into web design was when I used to create Pokemon & Sailor Moon fansites on Geocities. My love for Japanese cartoons has been reignited ever since I found some awesome anime streaming sites. I've watched through several series in just the past few weeks. My favourite new discovery is a show called Mirai Nikki which means Future Diary. Its in the same kinda vein as Death Note but with a hint of Battle Royale/The Hunger Games in that its a fight to the death. There are 12 competitors and the last one left alive will be crowned as the new God. Each person has a mobile phone which has a future diary on it so that they can see whats going to happen to them next & if they will be the next to die. Its up to them to change what is written in their diaries in order to survive. The main character is a middle school student called Yukiteru who soon becomes the favourite to win the game & the main target of the other competitors. The pink haired girl called Yuno is quite possibly the most psychotic anime character ever created. She falls in love with Yukiteru and will do whatever it takes to make sure that he wins. The twists are really unexpected and the OST is fab too. Its definitely a show I'm going to rewatch because the story is brilliant. I totally recommend watching it if you like anime.


  1. Oh god I used to be so into anime as well! I used to go to the MCM Expo and everything, but NEVER in cosplay hahaha that's a step too far. is a good one for streaming, it's what I always used to use anyway :) I haven't watched any in years though. x

  2. I never got the animie thing, all my old high school friends were obsessed. I tried - I watched countless hours of it with them, and enjoyed some, but couldn't get into the whole 'thing'. Just not my cup of tea, so I'll leave them lot to it ;)
    I really want to try the carmex product - it. Looks great for day wear! Xo

  3. That Ro Argan sounds amazing, I might just have to give it a try!

  4. I really want to try out something from Lush and that body conditioner sounds really interesting; I haven't heard anything like it. I'll keep an eye on it xx

  5. Jealous I've been thinking of buying the illamasque powder for ages.

    Haha I used to be really into anime too :D Not so much now, but it's weird how much its influenced how I dress. Deffs going to watch Mirai Nikki though :D x

  6. I love Ro's Argan, it smells sooo good... like 99% of Lush products do! :)

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  7. I adore Ro's Argan Body Conditioner - it smells amazing. Have you tried rosejam bubbleroon? This is another fab product x

  8. Oh my goodness, Ro's Argan! Is literally the yummiest thing ever! I love the scent, definitely not old granny rose!

  9. oooh the loose Powder sounds good. I have the Sailor Moon song stuck in my head now! xx

  10. I really want to try one of the Laura Mercier primers!


  11. The Illamasqua powder sounds amazing, definitely going to add that one to my wishlist. Think I might have to add the Laura Mercier primer as well, I seem to have a bit of an obsession with primers at the moment! x

  12. i am totally with you on the anime front. i love it, j-dramas too!

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  14. great review! xx

  15. Lots of my friends have also been on about Illamasqua's Translucent Loose Powder, I'm going to have to try it myself I think!

  16. Nice to see other people into anime as well,even though it s a rare subject on fashion/beauty blogs ;)