Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July Favourites


, I can´t BELIEVE it is already the  of July! This year is going ridiculously quickly, and I feel like I haven´t done half of the things I wanted to yet!
Anyway, one thing I have, of course, managed to do, is to buy and to use plenty of beauty products, so without further ado, here are my favourites for this month.


Bach´s Rescue Remedy

I haven´t really mentioned this before on my blog, and I´m not going to go on and on about it here, but for the last year or so I have been suffering from anxiety. It´s not the kind of thing where I feel nervous before a stressful event, or when in a difficult situation - of course, I do feel like that, but this is more of a physical thing where I feel permanently on edge and cannot relax, even when I have no reason to be feeling this way. It´s more a case of my body than my mind (although of course it is probably my mind that is causing it, one way or another), and so this Rescue Remedy, sprayed twice on the tongue whenever I am feeling it, really helps me to relax. It´s not a miracle worker, but knowing that I´ve got it to hand is reassuring. It contains Cherry Plum, Clematis, Rock Rose, Star of Bethlehem and Impatiens, which all have calming properties.

Do any of you study from stress of anxiety? If so, how do you deal with it? I´d love to know if you have any tips!

Caudalie Eau de Beaute Beauty Elixir

I don´t think this one needs much of an introduction, given it´s popularity within the blogosphere. I am quite sure that you will have read at least one post about this before, if not many more!
Anyway, I got my hands on this a couple of weeks ago and have been using it daily ever since. I generally have very good skin, but recently I seemed to have started getting some unexplained breakouts. I´ve found that this stuff has worked wonders in clearing them up, and my skin feels soft and looks radiant after using it. I usually use it after cleansing, morning and night, and find the menthol scent really soothing and invigorating. However, I haven´t had as much success using it as a ´refresher´on my makeup throughout the day, as many people have raved about in their reviews - for me, it doesn´t seem to make much of a difference!

Revlon Photoready Foundation

This has become my daily go-to foundarion and has been a real ´grower´, considering I was on the fence about it in the beginning. I reviewed this product a couple of weeks ago, so if you are interested in reading that then you can find it here.


Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask

This is a product I´ve had for a while, and which, despite my general love for Liz Earle skincare, I wasn´t too impressed with. It´s a mask which is designed to be applied to the face in a thick layer and left for around fifteen minutes after cleansing, and to be honest, I never really noticed much of a difference in my skin after using it. However, recently, I was in need of a face mask as my skin was asking for some TLC, so I decided to try applying this at night and leaving it on while I slept. Well, I´ve got to say, using it like this has made all the difference. In the morning, there is no residue to rinse off as my skin drinks all the moisture up, and is left feeling lovely and baby soft.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous

I´m going to be reviewing this one later in the week, so I won´t say too much now. But I must say, I absolutely love this shade and have been wearing it almost every day since I got it.


Benefit The Porefessional Primer

I wouldn´t say that I LOVE this or find it amazing, but I have been finding it quite useful when applied to my forehead, which can tend to get a bit oily, as this does a good job of mattifying it and creating a better base for my foundation. I also like to use it on my nose, to hide the obvious pores I have there. But I wouldn´t use this all over my face, as I much prefer a dewy, glowing finish.


Benefit Coralista and Benefit Dallas

I´m going to review both of these soon, so again, I´ll save my chatter for then. But I will say that hey have fast become favourites and go-to products in my daily routine, and when I use Dallas as a contour, together they are the dream combination for me.



So, that´s it for July. I have really been genuinely loving all of these products, and it hasn´t been like some months where it´s hard to choose anything that has really floated my boat. To be fair, it might be because I have √°cquired´more products than usual. Not that I´m meant to be on a spending ban or anything. Ahem.

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed having a little peek into my makeup bag and the like. Have you tried any of these products? What are your current favourites?

xx

18 comments:

  1. I use the Rescue Remedy drops in water! I also use the Sleep Rescue Remedy also before going to bed, it helps with a deeper, less anxious sleep.
    Sadly for me I suffer from both anxiety and clinical depression, and like you said, it's not 100% perfect, but it certainly helps - it may just be the placebo effect though, but I don't care! Glad others out there like it too! :)

    All that other make-up also looks fab! I'm definitely looking forward to your Revlon Just Bitten review! :)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry to hear that hun, I had no idea. Good advice, think I will try popping some in some water before bed as I do sometimes have trouble getting to sleep and wake up feeling exhausted! I do think it might be a placebo effect too, but whatever - if it helps, it helps! I find I tend to get more anxious if I know I don't have it on me, and feel more secure when I do.
      My Revlon review will be up within the next couple of days :)xx

      Delete
  2. I had heard of the rescue remedy. Great t know it can help! Always looking for great new shades so I'm excited to read more about the revlon kissable lips!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh good, I was worried people would be sick of hearing about them! Ha. I would have reviewed it anyway though as I love it and can't let it go unmentioned! It'll be up later this week :)xx

      Delete
  3. I love love love Benefit's Coralista too! Very good choices for your favourites ;) xx

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've never tried Benefit's Coralista but everybody says how good it is! I think I'll have to buy it :)


    www.charlotteluie.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ahh, you should, it's gorgeous and a great every day blush as it seems to suit me whether I am looking pale, tanned, tired...anything!xx

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Must agree, I'm loving using it! Now I am going to need to invest in a few more colours, but I think this one will remain my favourite :)xx

      Delete
  6. Okay so I must be the last person in the world to resist the caudalie elixir. I keep getting so tempted :( x

    josieowen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha. I didn't want to mgive in, but when my Liz Earle ran out and I saw it on offer I thought I'd try it. I only bought the small bottle and that one isn't too bad value for money, but the big bottle is extortionate!xx

      Delete
  7. Ive never tried the Porefessional primer but Ive never heard a bad review. Ive just came across your blog & love it! Followed! xox

    My Blog : The Style Khaleesi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aw, thanks lovely :)
      Yeah, The Porefessional would probably good for someone who really has problem pores in general, but as I say, I've only got them on my nose. As a primer, I think I'd probably prefer something like Bad Gal :)xx

      Delete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I really want to try revlon photoready foundation! i've heard great things about it :) rescue remedy got me through my a levels! it really did help with relaxation xxx

    www.jsandmakeup.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is really good, and I find it to be a great alternative to more expensive, high-end foundations. You should give it a go, but if you're after a matte finish then it's not the best choice - it gives more of a dewy glow, which I personally love :)xx

      Delete

Please leave a comment, I read every last word and love hearing your views! It really brightens up my day.

For all PR enquiries, please contact me at: melswallofmirrors@yahoo.co.uk