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Monthly Favourites | June


June Favourites

Yet another month has passed and that marks us being halfway through 2014.. how crazy as that? New Year feels like yesterday not six months ago and I can't quite get my head around it. Without further ado here are my June favourites:



June Favourites: Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil

This is a brand I hadn't heard of until recently but without doubt this is definitely the best brow product I have ever tried. In the past I have used brow pencils from the high street and then I turned to powder as it looks more natural but the Universal Brow Pencil by Billion Dollar Brows is the perfect combination of the two. The shade is perfect for my brows unlike any other products I have tried and the product is in a retractable pencil so it is convenient and easy to store and travel with.  The product applies beautifully to my brows, is easy to use and has an extremely natural finish, so much so that you can't even tell I have filled them in. The pencil also sports a brush at the end too.. what more could you ask for?!

I will be writing a full review on this product soon... watch this space.



June Favourites: MAC Black Track Eyeliner

Black Track is a product that shamefully has been in my make-up collection for quite some time but I have been put off using it because it seemed like hard work in comparison to using a pen or pencil liner. How wrong I was. 

Last month I used this product pretty much every day with a slanted brush (MAC 266) and it was extremely easy to apply, if not easier than using a pen. I was blown away by how simple it was and now I really regret not using this product sooner especially to create a flick because you can be so much more precise meaning it is far easier. The only down point about Black Track is that although in the pot it is jet black when you apply it sometimes you can see your eyelid through it so you may need to apply a second coat or set it with black eyeshadow such as MAC Carbon. This can also occasionally rub off a little on my lid so I have to check it throughout the day but I still love it.



June Favourites: Michael Van Clarke 3 More Inches Volumnising Mousse

Over the past few weeks I have been introduced to a new hair care brand by hairdresser Michael Van Clarke. It started with me attending an event (read review) all about the 3 More Inches range which involved a presentation by the man himself and then the following week I went back to the salon to have a haircut (read review) using the diamond hair cut technique.

Since having my haircut at the salon I have been using all of the Michael Van Clarke products, all of which are brilliant but the one that is featured in my blog post today is the Volumising Mousse. In the past I've used mousse to try and create beachy curls or to simply add volume to my hair when blow drying it but I found they were a bit hit and miss and often dried out my hair. The Michael Van Clarke version is different. So far it it hasn't dried out my hair at all and whether I use a small amount of product or a more generous amount it works and doesn't leave my hair sticky or heavy.

The reason why this particular product is featured in my favourites though is because it is the one product I have used and been able to achieve beachy waves with ease. I've literally tried to create this look for months but it's never ended up how I've wanted but finally I was able to re-create it using this mousse and by scrunching up my hair whilst blow drying it. This product also smells lovely although it is subtle.



June Favourites: Taupe Bayswater Mulberry Bag

Last month I did indulge in a very extravagant purchase and that was the Taupe Bayswater Mulberry bag. I had my eye on this bag for around two years and had always been put off by the high price tag but as the Mulberry sale was on I decided to just go for it once and for all so I got it.  The quality of this bag is beautiful. Everything from the design, leather, colour and smell are perfect and the highest quality... I love it. A full review will be up next week.



June Favourites: Origins Intensive Drink It Up Overnight Face Mask


Last month I found my skin getting a little dry so I decided to invest in a new skin care product to help. The one that first jumped to mind was the Origins Drink It Up Facemask so at the first opportunity I had I headed to the shopping center to get it. After using this product just once my skin was left silky smooth and extremely soft. Admittedly, I did use this product more regularly at first than the packaging advised but I wanted to hydrate my skin quickly so I used this face mask on three consecutive nights and have since switched to once a week. I've seen a big difference in my skin and I don't have any dry patches at all. This product is simply amazing.

While I was there I also picked up a sample of their Make a Difference Moisturiser which is designed for people suffering with dry skin. After just a couple of days of using both of these products my dry skin problems were resolved and I have now ordered the moisturiser too!

Reviews on both will feature on my blog soon.

What do you think of my favourites?
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34 comments:

  1. The mulberry bag is so gorgeous! I'm hoping to buy one in the future. I also want to try the origins drink up mask, I've seen so many good reviews about it. It sounds really promising!

    The Sunday Chapter
    Angela xo

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)

      There are two version of the mask, one for overnight (this one) and one you remove after ten mins. I've only tried this one but I LOVE IT X

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  2. I really want to try that Origins Mask x

    Kirsty
    pearlsandsparkle.blogspot.com

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  3. I'm in love with your bag! Also the billion dollar brows looks interesting!
    http://sophielfarrell.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)

      The brow product is sooo good! X

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  4. Such a beautiful bag you have and I love the Origins mask, it is fab xx

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    1. Thanks Rachel!

      I'm glad you like the mask too... Amazing isn't it?! X

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  5. I want the Bayswater so bad!!! So tempted to splurge one day soon lol. Great post x

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    1. Thank you Chloe! I'm glad you like the bag and post! X

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  6. love your bag! Super gorgeous :)
    www.meemmakeup.blogspot.com

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  7. OMG that bag!! its gorgeous. Really like the look of the eyebrow pencil too xx

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  8. Although I am yet to purchase into the world of Mulberry I know that t's the type of brand you just can't go wrong with. It's the pinnacle of style and luxury! Also I would love to try the origins mask. Xx

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    1. I agree, the quality of the Mulberry is amazing, it can't be faulted x

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  9. the Taupe Bayswater Mulberry bag is my fovoutite, i like't verry bad!

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    1. So happy to hear it's your favourite! X

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  10. Your photos look so well taken, also I really want to try that Origins mask, sounds like just what I need.

    Georgia x

    georgiabelle10x.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I'm really glad you like them :)

      The facemask is amazing! X

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  11. Mulberry bag! Wowee.... but a bag like that will last for a lifetime. Enjoy. x

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  12. I hate to think how much that bag cost!

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  13. I love your new Mulberry, it's beautiful.

    xx

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    1. Thank you Jessica, I'm glad you think so x

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  14. The bag is amazing! I want to try that Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil...

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    1. Thank you! The brow pencil is so good! X

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  15. Nice picks, Kimberley! I've been wanting to try that Origins mask for ages- glad you're loving it! Such a stunning bag too :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  16. I use drink up too, it's amazing, love the bag as well

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  17. Oh my, that bag is gorgeous!! :O I love a good taupe bag and this one just hits the spot for me! How much did you pay for it in the end?
    The Origins overnight mask looks pretty great aswell.. I'm currently on the lookout for one and trying the Brand Origins has been on my to do list for quite some time.
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  18. i really like the look of the billion dollar brows, really different xxxx

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