Monday, 15 July 2013

LOVING LATELY







Hi lovelies! Hope you're all having an amazing day, I'm loving this gorgeous weather, hence the massively rare outdoor photos! I really don't think any kind of professional lighting can ever beat a good sunny day. Anyway, in this post I wanted to share a few of my absolute favourite products of the moment, many of which are very summer appropriate! I find I switch up my whole beauty regime in the summer - and by switch up, I mean get hugely lazy with it! Twice weekly exfoliation, twice daily body moisturiser, straighters and a full face of makeup go out the window and in comes tanning lotions, lip balms and natural hair! So, before 8 ramble too much, let's get to the products in question! I will link as many of the products as I can to shopping links for you to check out for yourself.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Edition
I adore this perfume and have already reviewed it in full here. It's a gorgeous, light, fruity/ floral scent, perfect for summer. The description says'Marc Jacobs' Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Edition is a bolder and fruitier limited edition interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance. A playful, fruity, floral fragrance, it features an energetic and addictive fruity top, a breeze of airy floral petals in the heart, and a smooth, velvety base of subtle sweetness.' I love this scent as it's a sweet, girly scent, but as it's a fruity/ floral, it's a fresh kind of sweet, not the sickly, sugary kind, which can be a bit much for summer. The super gorgeous bottle is a massive bonus too, naturally.

Victoria's Secret Bombshell Perfume
Another perfume I've been in love with lately is the Victoria's Secret Bombshell perfume. I picked this up in the Bond Street VS (which, by the way, is amazing, throw in the US prices and it'd be every bit as good as some of the American Stores I've been to!) and I know how hard they are to get hold if in the UK if you can't get to London too easily so I've found an Amazon link for anyone interested. This scent is described as "A glamorous blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la peony and vanilla orchid." So, another fruity floral, no prizes for guessing my favourite type of scent! This one is a little more 'grown up' than Daisy, as it's a slightly deeper scent, but it's still very girly and fairly light, another perfect summer scent - thought I think this one is more 'year round' than Daisy. Definitely worth checking out if you love very girly, fruity scents, but fancy something a little more grown up.

OPI Liquid Sand in Pussy Galore
Again, another product I've reviewed previously, so check that out here for more info and swatches! I love this polish as it's just something a bit different. I don't often wear regular polish on my fingernails, as I usually have gel nails on for work, but I wore this while I was away on holiday and wear it on my toes a lot too. It's an amazing light pink matte, texured polish with little fuchsia glitters in it. It just looks so different and interesting on the nails and I get a lot of compliments on it when I have it on. 

Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion
This is my favourite gradual tanner by far, it's the one aimed at darker skin tones, which I most definitely do not have, but it works perfectly anyway. This is an amazing tanner for several reasons, the first being the colour, it makes my skin such a natural tan rather than that 'fake' tan look. It also smells amazing, light and fruity rather than unbearable biscuit-y smell. It's also super moisturising, so I find I don't need to overload my skin with various body lotions and body butters as this can be pretty sticky business in the summer!!

St Tropez Instant Glow Face Lotion
Another tanning product! I actually got this in the Selfridges Summer Beauty Box and I've been so impressed with it. Even in the summer, my face is always paler than the rest of my body so I use this under my makeup as an extra little boost and it gives my face a gorgeous healthy glow with a hint of tan just enough to even it up with the rest of my skin, but not so much that your face is suuuper dark. Definitely worth a try if you're cursed with white face syndrome like me.

Balance Me Limited Edition Tinted Lip Salve
I haven't included a shopping link to this as I couldn't find it online. I actually got this with Glamour Magazine as they have Balance Me products as freebies this month! I'm actually subscribed to Glamour so it was a bit of a lottery when it came to what sample I was going to receive, but I'm so glad it was this one. The Balance Me Rose Otto Lip Balm seriously saved my lips last winter so this was a fab balm for the summer as it's lighter and has a pretty tint, but also keeps my lips moisturised too. If you haven't got this months Glamour yet, go, go now!

Glo Minerals Water Resistant Mascara*
This was sent to me with a few other samples from a US brand called Glo Minerals, it's a mineral makeup brand so fab for those with sensitive skin types. This has a pretty basic wand with natural bristles as opposed to rubber or plastic and after using Covergirl Lashblast and Benefit They're Real for the longest time, it has actually made a nice change. The product itself is really black and it makes my lashes longer and thicker in just one quick coat - love this!

Denman Bright De-Tangling Brush*
This was another product sent to me for consideration and I've been absolutely loving it! As I mentioned, I don't like using a lot of heat on my hair in the summer, so I've been letting it air dry as much as possible. My hair drys pretty wavy when I leave it tangled after the shower - (but not in a good way!), so de-tangling when my hair is still wet is a must to get it to dry straight. This is perfect because it has a handle and fits perfectly into the palm of your hand, making it really easy to use in the shower. I feel a bit like a horse groomer when I use this, but that's fine. It glides through my hair easily without pulling my hair out while it's still wet. These are only £3.50 each, which is amazing and they come in all different colours - which is even better!

So, those are my favourites of the moment! What are yours?

P.S. I've been shortlisted! Please vote Chloe's Way as 'Best New Beauty Blog' in the Cosmo Blog Awards! here. (page two, don't forget to vote in all the categories then hit submit at the end or your vote may not be valid!)

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18 comments:

  1. I love the garnier moisturiser-especially the smell :) Really need to restock on this during the hot weather!

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  2. love all body products by garnier, they always smell so good! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  3. I also have the Garnier Moisturiser! It's soo good! I'm also liking the sound of the detangling brush.. do they have a website?

    Holly
    www.alongcamehollyblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Oooh I need to try the St. Tropez lotion :)

    sophierosee.com x

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  5. Great post, I need that Denman brush and wow what a steal price :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  6. OPI's liquid sand polishes are amazing! Pussy Galore is gorgeous x

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  7. That bottle of Daisy looks amazing, i really want to try it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

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  8. I love the OPI nail polish - the finish is so unique and really pretty :) I think I definitely need the Denman brush, my hair dries like yours so I think it would come in useful since my Tangle Teezer is dying!
    zara
    x

    lavieenrose-xo.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. Oh I really want to try one of the OPI Liquid Sands to see how they compare to the Barry M dupes!

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

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  10. I want to try out both the perfumes! Love the pictures in this post! Congrats for being shortlisted! Voted! :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  11. lovely post - so many nice products!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc // bloglovin

    ps. check out my new giveaway to win a big goodie bag of drugstore favourites! click here.

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  12. i love the garnier moisturiser, haven't switched to anything else since I've been using it. love the colour it leaves too very natural looking :) great post! Elaine x
    makeupwithellax.blogspot.ie

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  13. I love the OPI Pussy Galore.

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  14. Just scrolled through so many of your posts! Freaking love your blog!!! <3 new follower :) thanks for sending me your link in #bbloggers last night :) xxx

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  15. Balance me! What a great freebie!
    x

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  16. The St Tropez lotion sounds great, my face is always paler! And I have the Glamour freebie too, it's lovely :)

    Kat x Curls and Swirls Beauty & Lifestyle

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  17. I love the garnier summer body too! great stuff :) x

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  18. i wanna try these marc jacobs and victoria secrets perfumes too

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