I really like reading other bloggers monthly favourite posts so I thought I’d start my own. I think it’s a nice way to get a quick idea of peoples beauty habits and how they change with the seasons.
Well July will forever be remembered as the ‘Summer of 13’ when the weather in Ireland was completely scorchio and BBQ and alfresco drinking/dining – mainly drinking – became an everyday occurrence! The weather is taking a bit of a turn at the moment but we live in hope that July conditions will return. With the hot weather a key feature, some of my go to picks in July were:
Vichy Mattifying Face Fluid SPF50
I am a paley pale lady so protecting my skin in all the sun has been mucho important. I have been wearing this on my face and chest every day. It is a bit heavier than I would like but it’s great because of the matte effect of it and it keeps shine at bay.
Palmers Natural Bronze Body Lotion
As I said I’m paley pale but have been getting envious of all my sallow ladies who were getting a lovely tan in this weather. I will have a review coming up on this product shortly but I love it. It gives you a tan comparable to some much more expensive tanning products!
Dermalogica Soothing Protection Spray
Instant cooler downer thank you very much! I don’t know about you but the only thing I don’t like about the nice weather is not being able to get cool at night time. I’ve used this spray for years as a way of toning my skin or adding a bit of extra moisture. But I also noticed it’s cooling effect in the hot weather so it has been working overtime and is nearly all used up!
Sure Compressed Deodorant
I love the new compressed deodorants. They’re small bottles you can throw in your handbag but they last as long as the bigger deodorant cans. And its good for the planet too. The little bottle was a godsend in the hot July weather.
Illamasqua Blush in Tremble
I just love it – that is all. Illamasqua blushers rock.
Esteé Lauder Double Wear Light
The weather got so hot that instead of opting for a lighter base, I started to need something that would resist the heat for a full day in work. I decided to dig out my old reliable Esteé Lauder. This stuff really lasts and lasts although it can have a tendency to settle in pores a little. But I could rely on it not to completely melt off.
Catrice BB Cream
If you haven’t heard me go on about this a squigillion times before you’re obviously not following me on Twitter, which you should @beautyangelblog – ha ha twitter plug! At weekends I was wearing this as I don’t need as heavy a base but it gives good coverage and has SPF30. You can read my full review here but it’s only €6.50! You can get it in some Penney’s, Dunne’s and independent chemists.
Rimmel Polish in Instyle Coral
This lovely pale coral has been my staple for my toes in July. It’s so pretty and goes nicely with my (fake) tanned feet. Don’t worry I’m not going to show you my feet, you will never ever see my feet, I promise!
Did you have anything you really loved in July?