July Favourites

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I have an all-beauty favourites for you this month. (And yes, I know it's a little late, but what's a few days between friends?!) As usual, I've kept it brief, limiting my picks to just a few items. Shall we take a look?


Dove Summer Glow Gradual Tanner

I absolutely love Dove as a brand. I nearly always use their shower creams as I find them so gentle and moisturising - likewise their liquid hand soaps. I've also been hearing really positive things about their hair oils, so it probably won't be long before I acquire one of those too! I've tried this gradual tanner before, but forgot about it for a while when I became more focused on "proper" fake tans. I like a fairly deep tan, and used to think you could really only get that from a dedicated tanning product. But they can be a pain to apply, so the last time I was looking for one, I decided to try this again. I went for the medium to dark skin version, even though I'm obviously more light to medium, and applied it every morning for about a week. And voila! A nice deep tan, with none of the hassle. Applying this stuff is basically as easy as putting on moisturiser. And the beauty of it is, you can make it as subtle or as deep as you like depending on how often you apply it. My bottle is almost finished now and I'm definitely going to pick up another one soon.


Rimmel By Kate Nude Collection in #43 and Mac Lipstick in Mocha

I'm loving both these shades at the moment. The Rimmel Kate in #43 is a lovely, wearable nude, whereas Mac Mocha is slightly deeper and packs more of a punch. I can see myself wearing this one a lot through the Autumn. I haven't really worn any brown/coffee toned lipsticks for a long time - I don't think anyone has since the nineties, up until two or three years ago! It makes a really nice change from the usual pinks, peaches and reds. There's not much more to say about these really, just that I love them and will no doubt end up buying a few more that are same same but different!


Real Techniques Starter Set (Eyes) and Bold Metals Pointed Crease Brush

With my sister's wedding fast approaching, I've been practicing my eye makeup a lot this month, and really appreciating having the right tools for the job. The Real Techniques Starter Set has been so useful. There's a firm brush to blend shadow into the crease, a fluffy brush to pack colour on the lid and a tiny one that's perfect for highlighting the inner corner. The Bold Metals pointed crease brush, aside from being a thing of beauty, allows for accentuating the outer corner very precisely - an area I struggle with. I know I've talked about this one very recently, but I just had to mention it again in my favourites because I've so loved using it this month. These brushes are going to be a real lifesaver on the big day!


Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Masks and Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

I reviewed the Kiehl's product very recently here, so I won't go on about it too much. Suffice it to say that I'm still loving this stuff. It feels so light on the skin and my complexion looks nicely "plumped" by morning after wearing it overnight. For an even more intense moisture hit, I've been loving these hydraluron masks by Indeed Labs. I've actually had these for ages, tucked away in a drawer, but I found them when I was tidying up recently and decided to pop one on while I was having a bath. They're those paper masks that make you look like something from a horror movie, but they certainly work well! Again, they have a lovely plumping effect on the complexion and will soften fine dehydration lines - fantastic if you have dry skin.

And there you have my July favourites! Have you tried any of these? What have you been loving this month?

Kate x
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  1. Great favourites! I love the Mac lipstick, and I'm slightly jealous of your real techniques brushes :-)

    http://oliviaredfern.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Olivia! The RT brushes are great - I want some more! x

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  2. I really need to get my hands on Mocha!! It looks amazing!
    Jennie Emma
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    1. It's gorgeous - wearable but a little bit different at the same time. x

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  3. Lovely bundle of beauty favourites! :) I love the Indeed Labs Hydraluron masks! I'm also obsessed with the Rimmel Nude lippies - I have 42 & 48 which I love, but I'm totally going to add 43 to the stash ;)!

    Style Sunrise☀

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    1. Thanks Karen! I want more of the Rimmel Nudes. It nearly killed me just choosing one, but I was trying to be good at the time! x

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  4. I absolutely love Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I must try those Hydraluron masks xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. They're really good! (Even though wearing them tends to frighten dogs and small children!) x

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  5. Loved your favorites, need to get that Kate Moss lipstick for sure! XO -Kim
    www.thethirtysomethinglife.com

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    1. It's lovely - I really want some more from the range! x

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  6. Looking at the Hydraluron mask just pisses me off because I asked my brother's girlfriend to buy it for me from Australia and then I forgot all about it when I moved from Malaysia to Canada! And I didn't even get the opportunity to use it. Pfft! :-(

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Oh no, how frustrating! Perhaps you can find them online? x

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    1. I know - I want all the others! x

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  8. I've got the Dove Summer Glow and I love it too! And I've been wanting to try the new Kate lipsticks, that shade looks amazing!

    Lauren | aestheticalblog.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It is lovely. And yay for Dove Summer Glow! x

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  9. I love the Dove Summer Glow too, it's so easy to put on! :)

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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    1. That's one of my favourite things about it - no effort required! x

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  10. Love your July Faves Kate, I need to buy the 2 nude lippies you mention Mocha looks gorgeous & I love love lovvvve RT Brushes <3

    Serene | I Am Serene L

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    1. I think Mocha would look amazing on you! x

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  11. I've been meaning to buy one of those nude lipsticks - they look fabulous! The self tanner sounds really good too, much more up my street than a full on fake tan as they always go streaky on me! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    1. This one's effortless. It's literally like applying a body cream! x

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  12. Thanks for recommending the RT crease brush Kate, I noticed it's reduced in Boots as well :) I've used the Dove gradual tanner before, think I need to start using it soon before the wedding as my skin is quite pale, haha.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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    1. Yes, I think all the Bold Metals brushes are, now's the time to stock up! Yep, little bit of colour before the wedding can only be a good thing - will be doing exactly the same in time for my sister's! x

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  13. Lovely picks Kate! I really want to pick up one of those Rimmel lipsticks from the Nude collection, they looks so lovely!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  14. amazing post and blog!

    Greetings

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  15. Love the selection.. I am especially fond of the Kiehl's Concentrate and the mocha Mac Lipstick!

    Love Priya

    MyFashionFixes

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  16. I love the Dove Glow, it gives a lovely look to my skin!

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  17. I was in Superdrug just a week ago and almost purchased their new nudes, and then I realized the one I reached for might as well be a revamp of an old Kate nude.. I need to check more, but it definitely made me wonder.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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  18. Those lipsticks shades are gorgeous.

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  19. I have tried Kiehl's midnight concentrate in the past, Kate & repurchased twice before venturing out to other brands hehe. Mac Mocha has a nice brown tone which I think suits you for everyday wear ^^

    Hana | Bold Expression

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