Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Loving Lately | Summer Beauty Favourites

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It's been quite some time since we had a chat about my current favourites, so I thought I'd do a recap of some of the beauty bits that I've been using on repeat this summer. While I'm still a big fan of many of my favourites from last summer (IT Cosmetics CC I'm looking at you), I thought it would be more beneficial to go through some of my new discoveries - so let's get cracking!

Shimmer Lights Conditioner | If you're a blonde that prefers a cool toned colour you NEED this in your life. I've been using purple shampoos for forever and found that they did have some effect on my colour, but nothing that comes close to this marvel (even the corresponding shampoo in this line!) It's definitely not a super hydrating conditioner, but it is super potent. The first time I used it I thought I might have accidentally given myself purple hair, but used once per week for 2-3 minutes it is perfection. 

Nails Inc. Mayfair Lane | I went to an event for Yellow Tail & Nails Inc. earlier in the summer and had a manicure done in this colour. After a week of wear it hadn't chipped or cracked (which is usually my problem) and I knew it was going to be my new favourite colour. It reminds me of a slightly less white version of Essie Fiji (and you know I love that colour) but it stays looking great for so much longer!

Touch in Sol Stretchex Mascara | I got this mascara in a kit for Christmas but had so many mascaras open that I didn't get around to trying it until this summer. It's not the most volumizing formula, but it seems to be water resistant without being difficult to remove at the end of the night which has been perfect for the hot humid days. As you would expect it does do a good job at lengthening the lashes, which since I've been wearing minimal eye makeup this summer has been ideal for giving that fresh faced and awake look. 

NARS Laguna/Orgasm Mini Duo | I'm sneaking in this old favourite because this little duo has gone everywhere with me this summer. Between Tyler's, the cottage, and staying with friends I've basically been living out of my travel makeup bag for most of the summer. This is just so compact and works with any look, I think it's such great value!

Too Faced Original Chocolate Bar | Eyeshadow has been a bit of a rarity for me this summer, but when I have been wearing it (like for my engagement photos) it's been this palette. I've never used any matte shadows that blend as well as Too Faced's formula! Plus, like everyone always says it smells like chocolate which I'm not mad at. 

Urban Decay All Nighter | The humidity has been on another level this summer, and while I am prone to getting shiny throughout the day I hate adding layer after layer of powder in sticky weather. I have always been a fan of setting sprays, but I tried the UD version for the first time this summer and I'm loving it! It doesn't feel like it is sucking the life out of my face, but keeps my makeup looking fresh day to night. It does contain alcohol so I don't use it every day, but when I know I'll be out in the heat this is a must-have!

What new discoveries have you made this summer?

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