July Favourites!

31 Jul

Hey guys, another month over and another batch of products to rave about! This month I’ve been pretty bold in the spending department and I might  have treated myself to a few cheeky purchases. These are my pick of the best from those purchases and also, the products that I find I couldn’t keep away from for the past month:

My July Favourites (sorry for poor picture quality)

Maybelline Colour Tattoo eyeshadow in Eternal Gold and On and On Bronze: This is another extremely hyped up product in the beauty blogger/Youtuber world… and completely justifyingly (i’m aware that’s not a real word) so. I never usually go for cream eyeshadows, I find that they tend to crease quite a bit on the lid and can look a bit too shiney. Also, of most of the cream eyeshadows I have tried before, I’ve found that the colour pay-off has been really poor.  However, these Maybelline bad boys have completely turned the tables for me! They are extremely pigmented, the right amount of shimmery amazingness and they don’t crease. I find them to be really blendable and the two colours I chose worked great together and complimented eachother to create a really nice smokey eye look.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadows in Eternal Gold and On and On Bronze

On and On Bronze and Eternal Gold

 

Real Techniques Starter Set: I’ve already raved about this new addition to my Real Techniques brush family so I won’t make this too long-winded. Over the last week I’ve been using these brushes none stop and they’ve made my life a lot easier… or at the very least.. my eyeshadow application! They really are all the eye brushes you could ever need and are so soft and gentle on the eyes. I’ve also just recently washed them and I’m happy to report that they wash just as good as all the other Real Techniques brushes.. phew! :) If you are interested in reading my full review of these brushes, have a gander over at this link: http://sleepingbootay.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/review-real-techniques-brushes-starter-set/

Real Techniques Starter Set

Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body shampoo for Fine Hair: I’m gonna say it right now because there is no point in keeping secrets from my lovely subscribers.. I’m a shampoo whore! I never ever really stick with just the one shampoo and I tend to switch between different brands on a regular basis. I find that my hair adapts to shampoo too quickly and becomes immune to their effects, so really I HAVE to change shampoo all the time! (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it) This month I picked up Pantene’s     and I’ve really been enjoying it. It does the basic job of cleaning your hair… but boy does it do it well. It also has a really weightless effect on your hair which suits my fine hair down to the ground. I can’t make any promises but it looks like I might stay faithful to this shampoo for a little while longer…

Pantene Pro-V Volume & Body Shampoo for Fine Hair

Tre Semme 24hourBody Sky High Plumping Powder: I’m pretty sure this little one has cropped up somewhere on my blog before but recently its come back into my life in a big way. I’ve been heading out on the town quite a bit recently and i’ve been experimenting on different “going out” hair looks (yes that exists!) I like voluminous hair..the bigger the better I say so this plumping powder has been my BFF when trying to create this voluminous look! It’s so good that you can say goodbye to damaging back-combing!  The only downside to this powder is that it does leave a strange-ish feel to your hair afterwards.. so be prepared to give it a good wash the next day .. unless of course you like strange-feeling hair. Your call! :)

Tre Semme 24hour Body Sky High Plumping Powder

Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Cuticle & Nail Treatment Pen: This month has been all about nail care! I’ve realised that I paint my nails probably an abnormal amount of times and I’m becoming aware that this might not be the best thing for them. SO.. I’ve decided to start pampering them a tad more. Some nights, I remove all polish so that my nails are completely in the nip and spread some of  the caring oil from the Sally Hansen Cuticle pen all over them. My nails love it and in turn I love my nails more too. In the morning, my nails wake up happier and my nail polish has never looked better! It’s an all around winner! :)

Sally Hansen Magical Growth Cuticle and Nail Treatment Pen

Nars Laguna Bronzer: Ladies and Beauty-product-interested-Gentlemen, I believe I have found another Holy Grail item!! Not only does this product make it into my July Favourites, it also makes it into my “ALL-TIME” favourites… which is a huge honour! I won’t go too much into it as I intend to do a full blown review of it at a later date but gosh I bloody love this bronzer. I will admit, after years of cynically laughing off the idea that this bronzer really was so amazing.. I’m ready to admit that I was wrong. It is very pricey but after just one use I no longer care. It’s the perfect shade for contouring but I love to use it as a blusher to give me a nice “summer glow” in a pretty summer-less Ireland! Keep your peepers peeled for my full review coming soon! Warning: there will be dangerous amounts of gushing!

Nars Laguna Bronzer

Nars Laguna Bronzer

 

That’s all for now guys! Hope you liked it! Please let me know if you’ve tried any of the products that I’ve mentioned OR if you have done your very own July Favourites… link me in the comment section below :)

Hope you all had a lovely July and bring on August!

Kx:)

14 Responses to “July Favourites!”

  1. notquitecarrieb August 1, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    It’s funny how they change the names of products… On and on bronze is called bad to the bronze in America. Lovely post lady!

    • sleepingbootay August 1, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      Yeah I heard that they did that! Have no idea why though! If anything it would make more sense if they just kept it the same! ha! Thanks hun! :) x

  2. webangel81 August 1, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Awesome! I’ve seen the ads for the new Maybelline shadows, but they don’t sell it over here, so I’ve been curious to know how they work. Thanks for letting me know!!!

    • sleepingbootay August 1, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

      No problem! They took awhile to come to Ireland too! It’s annoying when you really wanna try something.Thanks for your comment! :) x

  3. storybookapothecary August 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    nice favorites! Can’t wait for your NARS Laguna review! Been eyeing that one for quite some time!! x

    • sleepingbootay August 2, 2012 at 11:39 pm #

      I’m working on the review now.. and all i can say is that i absolutely adore it! wear it every single day! :) xx

  4. Sophie August 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    Great post! I absolutely love the NARS Laguna Bronzer too, definitely one of my favourites this month as well!

    Sophie
    http://www.anarrangementofnotes.wordpress.com

    • sleepingbootay August 2, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

      Hi thanks so much! I agree, its so amazing! I think its gonna defo be in my 2012 favourites at the end of the year! :) x

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    Hey There! Great post! I’ve nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award! XOXO

    • sleepingbootay August 3, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

      Thank you so much! That’s so sweet of you! Made me all nice and smiley! :) xx

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    • sleepingbootay January 19, 2013 at 1:08 am #

      Hey thanks for the suggestion. I would love to add more pictures and visuals into my blog. Unfortunately the camera I was originally using is broken and I’m currently using the camera on my phone.. so really until I can get another camera.. It’s just gonna be a few pictures. Sorry about that. Thanks for getting in contact though x

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