I’ve read and seen raves about the Armani Eye Tints since they were released a few years back, but for some unknown reason never ended up actually trying any of them. After reading another wave of great reviews for these lately, with the release of the new matte eye tints, I decided it was finally time to see what all the fuss was about.
After trying my first ever eye serum - Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Eye, I was instantly hooked. The difference was amazing and I re-purchased it for years. It was only after finishing my latest bottle I decided I wanted to try something else, if nothing else just to have something to compare the Estée Lauder one to.
I've always wanted to try some Kat Von D makeup, especially with all the constant raves about her products. The brand has not previously been available in Europe, so imagine my excitement when I spotted it in Sephora in Barcelona this summer! I've heard it's about to release in the UK soon as well, so fingers crossed it'll be readily available all over Europe soon enough. For now I've bought two of her infamous liquid lipsticks and cult-favourite Shade & Light Eyeshadow Palette. This time I'll be talking about the liquid lipsticks.
Longtime readers of the blog will know my love for the LING serums. I'm currently on three I can't live without and keep re-purchasing. I've already written full reviews of two of them - the Hi-Vitamin C 12% Anti-Oxidant Brighetning Solution ( here ) and the Oxygen Plasma Potion ( here ). Both have also been featured in several favourites posts, as has the one I will be writing about today; the Hydra Squalane Advanced Nourishment Solution. I thought now was the perfect time to write about it especially, as we are all gearing up for colder months and I know a lot of you will be looking for more hydrating products soon.
I bought this foundation around the time it was released and absolutely loved it since first use. I'm about to finish my first bottle, and, spoiler alert, have already re-purchased a second bottle, so I figured now was a good time to finally write a full review.
I've finished quite a few skincare and makeup items this month, which is always exciting. I'm also downsizing some makeup. There's a lot of samples and smaller option products in here as well, as I did go to Barcelona this month and these are things I brought with me. There will be more of those next month as I still haven't finished all of them. It's amazing how long some samples last. I could probably go months without buying certain items if need be. Either way, here are my empties for July.
July was almost entirely a holiday month for me and while I'm sad it's over, part of me is actually quite happy to get back into my routines and feel a bit productive again. I went to Barcelona for my main holiday this year, and I absolutely loved it. I am definitely going back and if you haven't been yet, I absolutely recommend it, it's an amazing city! For my favourites for the past month there's some new products, some I've talked about in the past, and some I've just written reviews on. Keeping with the summer theme - these are all either bronzy warm shades of makeup, something with SPF, or of course just a light wonderful summery perfume.
Keeping with the SPF trend, I have another SPF containing product to talk about today, a sunscreen to be exact, and this one is by now famous and easily available, french pharmacy brand Bioderma.
It is summer so naturally I've been focusing a lot on using products containing SPF, and the higher the SPF the better in my opinion! One of those products is the Protection Naturelle Powder by Chantecaille with a whopping SPF 46! It has become a go-to for me this summer, now let me tell you why.
There's not that much exciting stuff this month. I actually didn't finish a lot of stuff. For me, at least. I did finish some makeup items, body care and some hair care, the latter being a very welcome edition to my empties as they take ages to finish. No full size skincare this month, which I think is a first. I didn't focus on using stuff up this past month, and wanted more to just use whatever I gravitated towards, which was nice, but I ended up with fewer empties. Lots of things are so close to being finished though, so they will be in next months' empties instead.