July Favourites


I can't believe it's nearly August already, this summer seems to have flown by. I went home for another visit this week because my parents got a new puppy (his name is Moss, how cute is he?!) but from now on I'll be in Edinburgh as I start work next week. Anyway, these are some of my favourite products I've been using this month.

Missguided Splash Polish in Misstique:
I got this free with a magazine recently, and I'm really impressed with it. Mostly because of the colour - it's a gorgeous deep turquoise/teal colour. It's really pigmented as well so you only need one coat, and it seems to be pretty good at not chipping. I didn't know Missguided did makeup until I got this, but I would definitely consider buying more things from their range in the future.

Kryolan Anti-Shine Powder:
This stuff is amazing! I remember reading a great review of it on a blog (sorry, I can't remember where I read it, if it was you please link me!) so I decided to order some to try out for myself. I had heard of Kryolan (back in the Livejournal days!) but I assumed it was just a theatre/costume makeup company so none of the products would be useful for everyday wear. But this is so good, it's lightweight and because it's white it doesn't make me look orangey which sometimes happens with coloured finishing powders. I still need to do touch-ups on a night out, but during the daytime I don't need to reapply my makeup at all!

Mama Mio Omega Body Buff:
I did a quick review of this in last month's GlossyBox post but since then I've used it several more times and have fallen in love with it a lot more! It leaves your skin feeling unbelievably soft rather than slimy, which often happens with sugar scrubs or rubbish exfoliators. It's really gentle as the exfoliating 'beads' are tiny, so you can use it on your face too. I'm really glad I found this product through GlossyBox, I will definitely be buying more once this sample runs out.

L'oreal Paris Studio Secrets Resurfacing Primer
I've been using this for quite a while and it's the best primer I've used so far (although I haven't tried very many - which is your favourite?). This one has almost run out, so I will be buying a new one as soon as possible. This stuff is great for smoothing out your skin and hiding your pores before you apply foundation.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Concealer in Light
I was kind of conned into buying this by the scary old lady at the Estée Lauder counter at Boots, but I'm glad I ended up getting it because it's really good. Under-eye circles are my biggest 'problem area' and this really helps to cover them up. I use Double Wear Light foundation, so as this is from the original Double Wear range it's bit thicker and gives more coverage. It's still not perfect though, so at the moment I'm using a combination of this and Benefit Erase Paste.

Rimmel Glam'Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in Black Glamour:
I ran out of this last week so had to use an old Bourjois eyeliner while I was at home, and I hated it! This Rimmel eyeliner is definitely my favourite as it's easy to apply, has a great brush, is long-lasting and is a really deep black colour. I wear liquid eyeliner pretty much every day, so having a good one is very important for me.

What products have you been loving this month?

Gillian x


  1. I really love the Body Buff from last months Glossy Box too, it leaves my skin so soft!

  2. I have some eyeshadows from Kryolan and their products quality it's impressive, need to try that Anti-Shine Powder :) x

  3. I completely agree with the body buff! i tried another cheaper version on dry skin but diddnt have the same effect! i think i will have to pick up another bottle too... xxxxx

  4. love it !

    Klaudia B.

  5. the best primer i've used was a smashbox one.....and shu umera do a pretty good one...been meaning to try the l'oreal one for a while x

  6. I'm in the market for a new body buff...I'll have to hunt this one down and give it a try. I was using Dylan's Candy Shop Ice Cream Sugar Scrub in Chocolate Brown, which was incredible yummy but was just kind of average in the softening/exfoliating department. Lovely recommendations...I am loving that nail polish color!

  7. I need some primer so I might try this one out! I did try Accesorize's primer and that was quite good but you don't get alot for your money :) That body buff stuff lookd good also

  8. Great post, I've been meaning to get that nail polish for ages! xxx

  9. You have pores? :P

    I really need to try out more nail colour brand and stop being such a Barry M addict as everyone is always talking about Eyeko and OPI.

  10. Nice nail colour!


  11. that nail polish is a gorgeous colour for summer. this year i going so quickly, i dont mind if winter here goes quickly though :-)

  12. i got that nail polish too i was really impressed seens as it was freebie :) lovely blog xx

  13. I love that primer, I cannot get over how velvety my skin feels when I wear it!

    Maria xxx

  14. I know, August has come by so quickly! I can't believe the year is almost over... it really has just flown right by us.
    I recently got a pink Missguided nail polish... eager to try it out!

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

  15. I have the nail polish too and it is a really gorgeous colour!

    Dust'N'Diamonds x


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