Friday, July 5, 2013

June Favourites

A few products really stood out to me this month, and I ended up using them over and over as the weeks went by. I also took these along with me for my anniversary weekend away and they served me well.
Samantha Chapman for Real Techniques Stippling Brush
This is brilliant for pigmented cream and powder blushes, and since this month was all about bright cheeks it was in constant use. It buffs out strong pigments so nicely and I’ve also found it great to use with shimmery or sparkly blushes (Milani blushes, I’m looking at you) I am contemplating buying another one of these so I don’t have to wash them as frequently…

BYS Blush Trio in On The Brightside + Coral Me In
I used the first two shades of each palette alternately throughout the month, and these two palettes were the only cheek products I took away with me for the long weekend. I love how the shimmer in some of the shades gives a great glow to the cheeks, and how the lasting power of every shade is just phenomenal!

iPhone quality and not the clearest representation of colour, sorry!

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask
This smells edible and I adore the concept of an overnight mask, as I often dread washing off clay masks etc as they can be quite messy. This gives a really good dose of moisture to my skin, and I’m kinda crushing on the brand at the moment so I’ve been using this each weekend to keep the flakies at bay.

MAC lipstick in Girl About Town
I traded in some empty eyeshadow pots after a big depotting session to get my hands on this bright pop of happiness! I often swatched the shade on counter when browsing but never thought too much about it, until I saw the beautiful Ling of Six Inch Heel wearing it to one of our shopping sessions. It looks seriously HOT on her, and if I do say so myself, looks pretty damn good on me as well! I think the fact that I paid $0 for it makes it even prettier!

Clinique Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta Honey*
This is one of my very favourite nude lip colours, and I can see myself easily reaching the end of the crayon in this lifetime -quite an achievement with a collection the size of mine! The formula of these is ace, and I can’t wait to try out the new Intense colours they have just launched as I do like pigmented products for zee lips.

Whole Lotta Honey, Girl About Town, first two shade of On The Brightside, first two shades of Coral Me In

What were your favourite products in June?
Do you like the idea of blush palettes like these ones?

*I won this Chubby Stick in a Clinique Twitter competition. Honesty, always.


  1. I've also really been liking the stippling brush! I bought three of those BYS blush palettes and adore the colours and pigmentation. Though I do find that because they are so pigmented, they can get really hard to blend? I've been tapping off and taking away excess on the back of my hand too. I've been using the Real techniques blush brush, so I will make sure to try them with the stippling brush!

  2. Girl About Town looks gorgeous!

  3. I love the RT Stippling Brush too, except I use mine for foundation instead. Those BYS palettes look amazing! Is BYS an Australian brand? I don't think we have it in the states, but I'm not sure...

  4. I don't have any blush palettes, but I like the idea of being able to have more options at a glance. Might have to seek those out. Thanks for sharing this post :D

  5. THOSE BLUSHES my gawwd! So pretty! You know, I don't have Girl About Town for some reason! Must fix that!

  6. Where did you get those BYS Blush trios?! I've been looking everywhere! They're so pretty! :D

  7. Love the RT stippling brush, I use it for lots of things!! I have to admit I'm not big on blush but I love the darker of the two BYS palettes!

  8. Those BYS palettes actually look really nice! I'm usually not a fan of the brand but those look lovely so will have to check them out :) x

  9. Girl About Town is gorgeous but I'm hoping my Revlon ColorBurst in Fuchsia is close enough to not warrant any kind of MAC purchase :p I love Real Techniques brushes though I don't use the stippling brush as much as the buffing brush or others. The BYS palettes remind me a lot of Sleek!

  10. Oooh, the blush trios are gorgeous, but I am et to find them in real life!!!


  11. I want to buy another RT stippling brush for the same reason, LOL. At least I know I'm not crazy!

  12. Those blushes look totally incandescent! Super bright, they must be fun to wear :)


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