I can’t believe another month has passed and we are now half way through 2014! Being the end of another month it is time for me to share with you all what I have been loving for the past month so let’s get into it. I know that normally in winter people go for a paler look and darker lips and eye looks but despite the freezing weather I have been loving a really bronzed look the last few weeks so you will a lot of bronze coloured products in this month’s favourites. I probably look very out of place wearing extremely summer friendly makeup whilst walking around rugged up and shivering but oh well it’s just what I have been liking lately.
M.A.C Minerlize Blush in Warm Soul –
The first product I have been loving this month is Warm Soul from MAC. This is a really pretty shimmery bronze blush with hints of rose in it. It looks so pretty on the skin and blends beautifully and has been going really well with my bronzed looks I have been loving.
M.A.C Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden –
I got this bronzer as part of the Alluring Aquatics collection but it is available in their permanent range. When it first arrived I wasn’t sure I would like it because it is quite orange toned and has a lot of gold shimmer in it but with a tan it looks really pretty.
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows in Cocoa Bear, Crème Brulee and Bling –
I have been loving these eye shadows in conjunction with the gold base and shadow that I will talk about below to create a really beautiful warm golden eye. I use Crème Brulee in the crease, the gold shadows below on the lid, Cocoa Bear in the outer v and on lower last line and Bling on the brow bone. It is such a beautiful eye look and really makes my blue eyes pop.
Bath and Body Works Candle in Coconut Leaves –
I am obsessed with this scent! It smells like a tropical heaven to me and I find it so relaxing. The notes in this candle are tangerine, papaya and coconut and it smells so delicious! I have been making my own candles lately as I want to go into business selling them and one of my supplies has found a duplicate for this scent in a fragrance oil so I can try and make my own candles that smell like this. I am so excited to try it out!
Arbonne RE9 Firming Body Cream –
I love using this firming cream on my neck and décolletage as that area along with your hands and the parts of your body that show age first so it is important to look after them. This body cream has a really nice light fresh scent and is made from all natural ingredients. I don’t have any wrinkles or anything like that yet so I can’t really tell if it helps with those issues but it feels and smells really nice and I am hoping it is helping to prevent wrinkles and ages skin.
Essence Fix & Matte Translucent Loose Powder –
I have loved this powder for a long time now, it is so finely milled and I use it every day for setting my under eye concealer but have recently been also using it all over my face and I love it! It keeps me matte for hours and because it is so finely milled it doesn’t look cakey. This powder is really inexpensive so I would really recommend checking it out if you are after a new powder. Because it is translucent all skin tones can use it.
Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner in Black –
This is a sample size that I got for free from beautybay.com when I placed my last order and I have been really loving it this month. The pen has a really fine tip which makes it very easy to get a precise line and the liner is super black and lasts all day long without any smudging at all. I love it!
Maybelline Color Tattoo in 45 Bold Gold and LÓreal Paris Color Infallible Eyeshadow in 027 Goldmine –
As I spoke about before I have been loving using these two in conjunction with the Makeup Geek shadows above to create a really beautiful warm golden eye. I place the color tattoo down first as a base to make the shadow last longer and to make the eye shadow on top pop more. I then place the L’Oreal eye shadow on top and the combination creates the most beautiful gold shade ever!
Tweezerman Leopard Slanted Tweezers –
Let me start by saying I have always hated plucking my eyebrows. I have always just used tweezes from beauty supply stores or Priceline and find it so painful and avoid doing it as much as possible (to the point of letting my eye brows become a disgrace from lack of care!). I have always heard people rave about Tweezerman tweezers but they are soo expensive I took me forever to take the leap and purchase them and I am so glad I finally did. These make plucking my brows a breeze, it doesn’t hurt at all and they are so sharp and slanted that they take out each hair so easily. I love these and wish I had purchased them years ago!
Arbonne Mineral Powder Foundation in Medium Beige and Tan –
I have been loving both of these for different areas, I use the Medium Beige all over my face on top of a CC cream or light foundation and then I use the Tan on my décolletage to give me a tanned look. These have a very slight shimmer in them that gives a really pretty healthy glow. They give a beautiful smooth natural finish and I have been really loving them especially in combination. It gives a lovely tanned glow using the Tan shade down my neck and chest, I highly recommend trying these out. They don’t give enough coverage for me personally alone on my face which is why I like to use a CC cream underneath and the combination gives perfect coverage without being cakey.
M.A.C Matte Lipstick in Enchanted One –
This lipstick is part of the Alluring Aquatic collection and I ummed and arrhed about getting it for ages before going ahead and including it in my order and I am so happy I did. It is a warm peachy/brown nude that I thought would be too dark for me but I actually really love it. The formula is so creamy for a matte and this shade is perfect for everyday and especially with the bronzed looks I have been going for, and who can resist that gorgeous packaging!
That sums up my favourites for this month. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products and also what you have been loving this month, I would love to know.
All products mentioned in this post were purchased by me with my own money. I am not being paid or sponsored to do this review and all thoughts are my own.