Saturday, August 3, 2013

Monthly Favourites - July

July was an absolute joke of a month for makeup, because I didn't wear a scrap! I spent the first two weeks in Cambodia, bare faced and absolutely loving it, and in the second two weeks I still wore no makeup in order to clear my blocked pores from the abundance of sunscreen and insect repellent it had been subject to! Skincare, the aspect of beauty I had never really cared for, suddenly became my best friend. I have cheated a lot to fit all the categories for this month!

Face: I did a review on the magic of this scary looking cleanser, the Clean and Clear Morning burst skin brightening facial cleanser. It smells amazing, works like a charm and I used this religiously every day this month.

Lips: This product, Nivea's Fruity Shine Pink Guava lip balm, I used all the time. It went everywhere with me because I just love the smell, moisture it gives and slight pink tint. Perfect!

Eyes: This is so not an eyes product, but I did use the Lucas Papaw ointment once on my eyelid when I got an insect bite on it, does that count? An Australian cult product, I also took this everywhere I went in Cambodia and it is good stuff!

Nails: The Swisse hand cream with Vitamin F and Pomegranate isn't really a nails product either, but it goes on your hands so it is basically the same...right?! I haven't completed a review on this yet because I just haven't had the time, but I really like this! I know that many beauty bloggers get samples of this in their beauty box subscriptions, and honestly - use it! It smells like lemonade and does such a good job. I am a huge fan.

Other: My last favourite is the I Love...Mango and Papaya Body Butter. I am a little biased because my Mum gave this to me upon returning from Cambodia. I really didn't want to be home and was desperate to go back, and when I smelled this it was exactly like all the incredible fruit drinks that we had so this reminds me of Cambodia every time I use it! Even if there are no memories attached to this product, it smells absolutely wonderful and feels lovely on the skin.

As you can see, makeup just wasn't something I wore at all this month! I hadn't realised this until I wrote this post but 4/5 of this month's products have a really strong, fruity scent! Clearly I like my smelly products!

I think special mention also needs to go to the B.liv Off with those heads blackhead clearing gel, the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream, and the Formula 10.0.6 Deep Down Detox Mask which have also saved my skin's life.

Are you a fan of any of these products? Know of any fruity smelling products I need to get my hands on?


  1. As usual, I love the photos you've used in your posts.
    I absolutely love that Nivea lip balm. It is saturated with colour and hydration!
    Loving the cleanser as well. I haven't encountered the Swisse hand cream yet but I'm really interested. Hand creams are always welcomed! :)

    1. Thank you Melissa! I had so much trouble waiting for the sun to come out from behind the clouds so that they wouldn't be so is terrible weather here!
      The Nivea lip balm is the greatest, and I totally recommend the Swisse hand cream if you like lemon/citrus scents.

  2. I haven't been wearing makeup all that much last month either!
    Lovely faves :)

  3. Great favourites! I have a feeling that cleanser will be featuring in mine next month. Loving it so far :D


  4. Great picks! I havent tried any of these but they all sound great, especially the facial cleanser, I'll have to look into purchasing it. I love products that smell great too! The Biore Blemish Clearing Scrub smells amazing - a mix of orange and mint.

    1. Oh yum, that sounds awesome! I didn't quite realise how important a fragrant product is for me until this post!

  5. I love yummy smelly products too :) Kit's fresh pear , crisp apple & vanilla body lotion is my fave scent at the moment.


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