Sunday, July 31, 2011

July Favourites

I know everyone says that the month speeds past them but this month has been quite slow. Most of this month has been holidays and everyone coincidentally was busy whenever anyone tried to organise anything so my holidays mostly consisted of going to my parents' work and working or doing homework. 
Although my highlight would have to be skiing, I went up to the slopes twice these holidays and I'm going up again in a couple of weeks. No feeling can compare to how I feel when I'm skiing, I'm free of worries and I feel like I'm feeling, it's like a dream. 
Now into the shtuff.
Burt's Bees Anti Blemish Solutions Daily Cleanser - Sadly my skin has become immune to the Clinique Anti Blemish Solutions cleanser which I recently finished, and I wanted to try this anyway. It works great! Does the job, pretty well. But I still often switch to the Clinique one too, so I don't get immune to this one too. 
Body Shop Tea Tree Oil - I have tried spot treatments before and they never seemed to work, they even made my pimples worse. But this does not in anyway make my pimples disappear in a day, nothing ever works like that, but it definitely speeds up the time for the pimple to leave my face, and it worked on a pimple that was coming through right in the smack bang middle of my face, so I just applied some tea tree oil to the area with a cotton tip twice a day after cleansing and after about a week, the pimple disappeared, and it didn't even get inflamed which is good. 
Head & Shoulders' Smooth & Silky Shampoo & Conditioner - The Lush shampoo, makes my hair look amazing but doesn't help with my dandruff problem. I tried a salon recommended product for a couple weeks and it didn't make a difference, I decided to go back to the classic anti-dandruff consumer product. My hair isn't as shiny as before, but at least it's not as itchy. 
Soap & Glory Hair Supply - I've been using this as a conditioner when I use the lush shampoo, just for some added shine. And it smells great. 
Soap & Glory Flake Away - This scrub again has the signature Soap & Glory scent, therefore it smells great and it also makes my skin sooooo smooth and soft.
Terry White Chemist's Sorbolene Cream - Being winter time, my skin gets drier, so this just helps with those annoying little rashes or dry patches.
Imperial Leather Foamburst in Moisture Delight - I actually got this for free in January at the Australian Open but I didn't think it was that great. Now I've come back to it and I love it. When it comes out of the can it is a gel consistency but it foams up when you massage it into your skin, super cool concept.
NYX Blush in Peach - One of my first ever NYX products and I'm quite happy. It's a really pretty natural colour and has become one of my go-to blushes. It also has good colour payoff and I like to use it with this brush:
Sigma Large Angled Contour F40 - I like this brush to apply blush. Full stop. 
Covergirl Natureluxe Foundation in 325 Sandstone - This finally was released in Australia, I am quite impressed, it is a good low end duplicate for the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. Although it can be a little greasy, so maybe steer clear of this if you have pretty oily skin, I try to apply less of this to my t-zone. 
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Gel/Cream Liner for Brown Eyes - Wow, what a mouthful of a name. I have come back to loving these this month, the formula is great, it's nice and creamy and doesn't dry out too fast. I think I prefer the brown one over the black because it's more natural, but I just have to note that the black eyeliner, actually has purple shimmer in it which is awesome! It's very subtle though and just brings out the eye colour. The other eye colours have corresponding shimmer too. The brown also has some gold shimmer in it, which you can see in the picture below.
MAC Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Gilded White from the Surf Baby Collection - This is just a really pretty off white champagne colour that I like to use on my waterline to open up my eyes. It is supposed to be waterproof but I don't think it stays on my waterline that long, but it still has better staying power than the Rimmel white eyeliner. 
Ecotools Eye shader brush - This is one of my first Ecotools brushes and I'm quite impressed, it applies product really well and is really dense. 
MAC Fix+ - I don't know if this helps to keep my makeup on for longer, but it's nice and refreshing haha.
I have nail polish favourites this month because it has been the holidays so I am allowed to wear nail polish. 
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat - This top coat is awesome! It dries in 30 seconds and does prevent chipping.
Essie Buy Me A Cameo - A gorgeous nude nail polish, like the MAC Naked Lunch eyeshadow of nail polishes.
Essie Mint Candy Apple - A gorgeous mint colour.
OPI Mermaid's Tears from the Pirates of the Caribbean collection - This is probably one of my favourite nail polish colours. It is a gorgeous mint sea foam green.
OPI Teal The Cows Come Home - I love this fun blue on my toenails. 
OPI Teenage Dream from the Katy Perry Collection - So fun to put on my ring finger.
Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Strips - I don't have a picture but they stay on really well and don't really chip. 
Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream - Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this, but it really moisturises my cuticles, it's great!
Harry Potter, I admit, I'm a Potterhead. And gotta love Tom Felton, one of the most humble celebrities I know.
Surviving High School and Jet Set Go, two fun iPhone apps. Haha. 
Skiing, again, nothing like the feeling when skiing.
Mike Tompkins, this guy does music covers and every single sound in the song is made by his mouth, pretty cool.
Tom Felton, actually use to make music, and it's pretty damn awesome. 
All The Wrong Places - Tyler Ward ft Eppic (youtube)
Party Rock Anthem (rock version) (cover) - Tyler Ward (youtube)


  1. i love harry potter soooo much too. and soooo jealous that you got into pottermoor grrrrrrrr.. so sad its all over thoughh, and tom felton is gorgousss;) i really like the sound of the body shop tea tree oil, great post!;)

  2. i've heard the nature luxe foundations is amazing! haven't tried it though but maybe i will :) love all the shades of nail polish

  3. Hello fellow Aussie blogger~

    I realky really like that NYX blush in Peach~ I want that shade!
    I've been lemming on the PF gel eyeliners. I'm waiting on a sale at Priceline~