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July Favourites

Monday, 31 July 2017
July was a pretty busy month for me with my birthday, visiting family and a quick little weekend away. I bought so much new stuff towards the end of the month which means I am going to have a very full favourites next months but this month was more about falling in love with things I already had in my collection after getting more of a chance to test them out.


Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara £6.99
Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara review
I saw Wayne Goss rave about this mascara so of course I had to pick it up when I was in the UK at the start of the year. I loved it from the moment I first used it but this month it was basically all I reached for. It has a small plastic brush with bristles that really separate every lash and build a ton of length. The only other thing I want sometimes is a tiny bit more volume at the roots so I find that it also pairs beautifully with a volumising mascara; I will use the Seventeen one for length and separation and the Maybelline Lash Sensational ($21.95) to add some volume. I know it is super high maintenance to use two mascaras but it really works. I only wish I could get it in Australia!

OPI Nail Lacquer in Tickle My France-y $19.95
OPI Nail Lacquer in Tickle My France-y review nail polish
I am kicking myself for waiting so long to buy this cult favourite shade. I always saw it on Instagram and Pinterest and it was literally on my wishlist for years before I finally picked it up when David Jones had a sale. Oh my god, I am love! It is a great formula that applies well and is opaque in two coats. It lasts a good 3+ days on my nails, making it better than most, and is the most perfect neutral colour that is still a little bit different. It also seems to be one of those shades that looks great on every skin tone. 
OPI Nail Lacquer in Tickle My France-y review nail swatch

Guess 1981 For Women EDT $69
Guess 1981 For Women EDT review
I own a lot of really expensive floral fragrances but lately I have been reaching for this one a lot because it is a bit lighter, fresher and more understated than the others. It is always so hard to describe fragrances but basically this one is bright, summery with a tiny bit of a fruity and floral feel. It is a very nice, uncomplicated scent that is great for everyday. If you are looking for a statement signature fragrance this maybe isn't it, but it is great for someone who wants something understated but still really lovely. 

MAC Lipstick in Modesty $36
MAC Lipstick in Modesty review
I have always been a pink lipstick girl but lately I have been wearing more and more nude lippies. I always go for ones with a pink undertone because I am so pale that true beige nudes usually pull very brown. If you find the same, this might be a great choice for you. Also the cremesheen means that that it is a bit more understated and the perfect formula for everyday.
MAC Lipstick in Modesty review lip swatch

St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Lotion $28.99
 St Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Lotion review
A couple of months ago I got so annoyed that I couldn't use so many foundation and concealer ranges because they didn't go light enough, so I decided to use a fake tanner just to make my skin a tiny bit darker, enough to open up those ranges. I read a crazy amount of reviews and after reading mixed reviews of the cheaper ones, I decided to take the plunge and get the St Tropez one, which I found a little bit discounted at the Chemist Warehouse. I have been really impressed with it and with a few tiny user errors mistake at first, it now looks really natural. Another big reason I chose a gradual tanner was because I didn't want any transfer or fake tan stains on my sheets and clothes. This fits the bill and it doesn't have a guide colour which means zero stains, even though you have to be more careful with application. Using it 2-3 times a week gives me a tiny bit of colour that looks natural and gorgeous but of course, if you want a deep tan it won't be for you. I am going to be picking up a couple of bottles at the Priceline skincare and tanning sale this week.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Bronze $50
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Bronze review
Because I am a little bit warmer, I have been using this bronzer more often and I have fallen even more in love. The highlighter version is my ride or die and I am so glad I picked up the bronzer. It is a great, natural looking shade and has a tiny bit of luminosity without actually being shimmery. Considering I am not really a bronzer lover, the fact that I adore this one says a lot. 

So there you have my July favourites. I would love to hear what you have been loving this month so let me know below. 

Disclaimer: I received the Guess perfume as a PR gift but I paid for everything else myself. As always, my opinions are my own. 
21 comments on "July Favourites"
  1. Great post. That Seventeen mascara sounds really good - wish it was available here.

    Kayte
    www.immbeauty.com

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    1. Me too! Sometimes I get so frustrated at the number of things we can't get here but I suppose it is a whole lot better than it used to be. Thanks for reading :)

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  2. The MAC Modesty lipstick is such a gorgeous shade on you! xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  3. I've never heard of that mascara brand but so intrigued! I wish we could get it here. Also that nail polish colour looks gorgeous!

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    1. It is definitely my new favourite nail polish. You should definitely check it out because I have seen it look amazing on just about every skin tone.

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  4. The OPI nail polish is such a pretty nude shade! I love it! I've been on the hunt for my perfect nude shade and I'll definitely have to look into this one.

    Rochelle || www.simplesocialsister.com

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    1. You definitely should! As well a good greige, it is my favourite go to neutral.

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  5. That nail polish colour is gorgeous! I'm absolutely loving the guess fragrance at the moment too!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.con.au xx

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    1. Haha everyone seems to love the nail polish. Thanks for reading :)

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  6. I am in love with nail polish shades like that OPI one! I have a similar one from the Maybelline Superstay range that I reach for all the time! I don't think I've seen MAC Modesty much before actually - it's such a pretty shade!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. Yeah when I swatched it I knew I had to get it :)

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  7. Great choices. Love everything :)

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  8. That OPI polish looks beautiful!!!!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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    1. Haha everyone loves the nail polish. Thanks for reading.

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  9. Some great picks. The OPI nail lacquer looks so gorgeous. The Laura Mercier baked powder is on my wish list.

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    1. You should definitely pick you up the Laura Mercier if you get the chance. You won't regret it :)

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  10. What a stunning nail colour that is! I love it, great favourites. Need to pick that up ASAP x

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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