Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Most Reached for Products of Summer (So far)

This post would probably be better suited for the end of Summer, however I needed to get a post out soonish because I hadn't posted since the first of this month. I must say this Summer started out pretty crap (rain, rain and more rain), but on those lucky days where we got a bit of sun, I would try and go out with my friends or have a swim in the pool. So, I think it's fair to say, make up wasn't really a focus of mine (that being said, there is one make up item in this list, but nothing new). 

I think everything in this post I have mentioned once before, except for the Blistex Medicated Relief which I purchased because my lips were pretty sunburnt after spending an afternoon sunbathing by the pool without an spf lip balm on! (Oops!) This stuff is amazing because it provides an instant cooling effect which significantly reduced the puffiness of my lips and the chapped feeling. I would apply this every so often along with my Lucas's Papaw Ointment to help seal in the treatment. I think pairing these two products together really sped up the recovery of my poor burnt lips so I could go back to wearing lipstick again! 

Another product I've been reaching for a lot lately has been the Soap and Glory Fab Pore Facial Peel, which I haven't used it quite a while (hence the old packaging). My skin was looking a bit *meh* before using this and I remembered that this was a really good mask to even out and brighten the skin tone. After one use of this (I left it on for 15 minutes to really detoxify my skin) I could already feel the difference in my complexion. The dry patches around my nose and chin were pretty much gone and the pores around my nose had shrunk in size. I couldn't remember why I had stopped using this in the first place! I'm also trying to make the effort to use this mask at least twice a week to really refresh my skin.

The last item I've been loving lately is the MAC eyeshadow in Coquette which I use as an eyebrow powder. Because it's summer, I've been mainly wearing mineral powder foundation instead of my usual Revlon Photoready and Rimmel Match Perfection mix. However my mineral powder doesn't provide as much coverage, so in order to look more put together, I've been taking a bit more time and care with filling in my eyebrows. I think it's amazing how much of a difference slightly filling in or shaping your brows can make in your overall look. I feel a lot more confident with my 'eyebrows on' because I have pretty fair eyebrow hairs and the ends of my eyebrows are quite short, so finding a colour like Coquette which matches perfectly really helps me feel more made up than I may actually be.

I wanted to quickly mention that I WILL be back to filming some more videos for my youtube channel now that my brother has gone back home to Dunedin, (He was staying in our spare bedroom, which is the same room I use to film my videos) so stay tuned for those. Also, I've been on Tumblr a bit more often now that it's the holidays, so if you haven't already, (and if you want to) please follow me here. I really hope you all are having a great 2014 so far! Let me know in the comments below what you did for NYs or link me to your blog if you have one (I'm on the lookout for new blogs to add to my reading list!) or, you know, just say hi or whatever :) 

By the way, I'm listening to the angelic voices of Simon and Garfunkel as I write this post...Bliss


  1. Lucas's Papaw Ointment will always be my never-fail lip product!

    P.S. I always forget how lovely your blog is whenever I come back to it; I must remember to visit more often! ❤


  2. It's so cool how it's winter here where I live and summer where you are! I use a random NYX eyeshadow (from a palette) for my eyebrows, but I'm looking for a new one where I don't have to bring a whole palette with me when I travel. Coquette looks perfect, I'll have to check it out the next time I go to MAC!

    1. Coquette is great because it's got an ash-y tone to it, which makes it suitable for most brow colours and is build-able so you can reach your desired darkness by increasing the amount you use.


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