Monthly Favourites // June 2017

I can't quite believe June is over and I'm writing another monthly favourites! I feel like I'm always doing these because I've been posting less frequently and quite sporadically (which I do apologise for! Y'know though, life gets in the way!), but I try to always do a monthly faves post! ...Which results in every third or fourth post being a favourites haha oops! I'm hoping to get back into the swing of blogging now that I'm on uni holidays - but tomorrow I fly off to Melbourne for a week so I probably won't post then :P . Bear with me! I'll be going skiing this weekend which I'm both excited and nervous for - I've only skied once before and I was a wreck, so here's hoping this time goes a bit better! As for the rest of my time in Melbourne, I'm not sure what I'll be doing actually! Still need to plan some stuff out but I'm open to any recommendations any Melbournians have! Anyway, let's dive into the favourites!

Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot powder
I think it's been a minute since I've featured this powder but it's been getting a workout this month! It's probably my favourite pressed translucent powder (not that I've tried many) that mattifies and sets my makeup without looking dry or powdery. Keeps oil at bay for a pretty good amount of time!

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12hr Blush in Paaarty
This mini is the Sephora birthday gift this year (it comes with a mini Tarteist lip paint) and I'm really chuffed with it! First off, the formula is lovely. I have a couple of these Tarte blushes already and the formula differs on all of them. This one in comparison is a bit softer feeling and a lot more pigmented. It's perplexing really but really nice nonetheless. The shade is such a pretty matte pinky-nude colour that I've been reaching for a lot!

Zoeva Spring Strobe Highlighting Palette
I'm actually quite surprised this is in my favourites but I've been getting more use out of it than I expected! It's a highlighting palette that's comprised of four colour shifting shades, a green, blue, pink and yellow. Apparently this is a really great alternative to the Kat Von D Alchemist palette which is heaps more expensive! Anyway I find these highlighters to be so pretty on! They're fairly subtle in that they're not overly shimmery, metallic or glittery and aren't BLINDING on the cheeks. They give more of an ethereal glow which makes them really wearable considering they're colourful. I love the pink and yellow particularly, but the green is surprisingly wearable. I don't think I can get away with the blue as it's just too jarring against my yellow skintone, but it's also cool to mix the shades!

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Shadow in Bronzed Bell
These guys have gotten so much hype and are perpetually sold out - for good reason! I absolutely love it! I've only worn it a couple of times (not every occasion calls for glitter!) but each time I've been wowed and absolutely in love with the effect. In case you haven't seen these before, it's essentially a liquid eyeshadow packed with glitter. The formula is pretty easy to work with all things considered - I just swipe it on and very lightly blend the edges with a brush. I do get a teeny bit of fallout only from blending when some of the glitter gets dislodged. Bronzed Bell is an amazing warm coppery bronze with silver and copper glitter. All over the lid it looks absolutely stunning - so sparkly and shiny but not over the top!

Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip in Strip
Of all the new Colourpop products I got, I didn't expect this would be the one I would like most! Strip is just a really nice warm nude and surprisingly more yellow-orange-brown than some of my other nudes. That doesn't exactly sound the most appealing but I hope you get what I mean. It goes amazingly with golden and warm looks. As always, the USL formula is super lovely, creamy and comfortable but lasts really well.

Bioderma Hydrabio Serum*
This serum has been sitting in my backups drawer just waiting to be used! I finally finished my last hydrating serum so I cracked this out! I'm really enjoying it - it's a lightweight, hydrating serum that I imagine would work well both morning and night (I use it at night). I don't know that it's made a massive difference to my skin because my skin isn't particularly dry or dehydrated, but it's been a lovely addition to my routine!

Rosehip Plus Nourishing Night Cream*
This is a product I've gotten back into using since finishing my last night cream. I really like this night cream because it's very moisturising, but quite thin, lightweight and fast absorbing. Usually I really like thick, oily feeling moisturisers ('cause I like to be extra), but sometimes it's a bit much on my skin. If you have oilier skin, or really don't like heavy feeling creams - this is the one for you!

*Products gifted for consideration.

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