Monday 25 August 2014

Monthly Favourites

The month of July has been a month of a lot of new favourite beauty & makeup products for me. I love to try out and test new products and this month I tried a lot. 

Firstly I am going to start with something that doesn't generally feature in my favourites - Fake tan. The reason I don't wear fake tan is because I have quiet sallow skin but as I was helping out at an event last month I wanted to have a bit of a sun kissed glow. It had been so long since I purchase fake tan but I had heard nothing but good things about Cocoa Brown Tan, I knew I had to test it out myself. I hadn't a clue what type of tan to pick up from there range of tans but opted for the Night to Day tan. I also picked up the mitt applicator to go with the tan. 

The night before I headed to Galway I applied an even layer of the mousse tan to my entire body. The application was so easy and the tan glided onto my skin. It gave immediate colour and applied very evenly. The was not strong fake tan smell although I must admit I do like the smell of fake tan :) The next morning I woke and felt like a bronzed goddess (haha ok not quiet the goddess but I did feel great) A tan always makes me feel more confident, Who is with me on that one? I noticed how natural the tan looked and I certainly was not tangoed. I showered and was left with a lovely natural glow. I was so impressed with the tan that I have been using it ever since and applying it weekly. I have had many complements on it and even had a customer in work stop and ask me what tan I was wearing. I will definitely be trying more of the Cocoa Brown range. I've heard amazing things about the Though Stuff so I think I will add that to my shopping list.

The next Favourite is a new moisturiser that Suzanne Jackson (SoSueMe) gave me while we were in Galway. It is from an Irish brand that is based in Galway. It is the Kinvara Rosehip Day Cream. I have been using this product for just over a month now and it was love at first application haha. I instantly feel in love with the scent, it is laced in Rosehip, Citrus Limon & Lavender. This moisturiser is a anti-ageing formula which helps leaves the skin moisturised an plump. It gives great hydration to the skin and primes the skin. you can purchase this day cream and check out what other great products Kinvara has to offer here - buy here I cant wait to try more of their stuff.

Keeping with skincare I am going to tell you about an eye cream I have been using and loving the past few months. It is from Boots and it is their own brand vitamin E gentle eye cream. I picked this eye cream up when I ran out of my last one and wanted something that would really hydrate my eyes and firm the skin. This eye cream as done just that. The other thing I love about this eye cream is that it has an SPF of 15 which you don't normally find in an eye cream. You can buy this eye cream here - buy here

The next favourite of mine is this gorgeous mint green nail polish from Wet N Wild. This brand is new to the Irish market and I have to say I am loving it. You can find Wet n Wild in most Pennys and Dunnes Store. It is such an inexpensive top quality brand. I had heard amazing things about this brand from fellow American YouTubers and had to get my paws on it when it hit the Irish shelves. I wasn't disappointed and I am loving the nail polish range. I painted my nails with this gorgeous mint green colour and no joke this bad boy stayed on my nails for a week with out clipping. I was so impressed. The colour pay off and longevity of this polish is amazing for such a low price. Girls please get to your butt near a store and pick one up. You can also find it online here - buy here

Sticking to makeup is an oldie but a goodie. This highlighter was pushed to the back of my makeup collection and it was only when I was reorganising my drawers did I rediscover it again. It is a beautiful golden highlight called Sunbeam and it is from the Topshop makeup collection. I have no idea why I haven't been using this bad boy for the past few years but I am totally obsessed with it recently and especially when I have nice bronzed contoured skin. this is the perfect combination for summer time makeup. Click here to buy buy here

Brows are such a huge trend now. The bigger and more defined the better in my opinion. I have always used an eyeshadow to fill in my brows as it work best for me but in the last few months I have been using a wax and shadow to achieve the perfect brow for me. The Sleek brow kit is the perfect shade for my brows and I absolutely love the wax. Is holds and defines my brows but also keeps them looking natural which I like. Sleek is only recently come to the Irish market but I have been using it for years. It is so affordable but such good quality product. Check sleek out here - buy here

The last favourite of mine was also another gift from Suzanne. It is a product I have never used before. It is a multi-purpose dry oil for face, body & hair. This product nourishes and softens the skin and also give a beautiful glow to the skin and adds a sweet scent. This product is amazing for using down the centre of the legs or arms to give a sun kissed healthy glow to the body. It is a luxury item and smells absolutely divine. Click here - buy here

Let me know in the comments some of your favourite products of the past few months and what you think I need to try.

Love Grace xo

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