01 July 2015

June Beauty Favorites

I honestly think monthly favorites post are my favorite to do. I find making my list and really zeroing in on the products that stood out so much fun. This month had a lot of winning products that are serious staples in my stash now!

Sachajuan 'Hair Repair' : Sachajuan has been a brand that I have followed for quite a bit and always been drawn to, but never had the chance to snag. Back when I was in Richmond the other week I stumbled upon a select of Sachajuan products at Need and was thrilled. I opted for the Hair Repair after reading so many glowing reviews (especially Suzie's from Hello October) and couldn't be happier. This stuff makes my hair seriously silky, like hair commercial silky. I truly look forward to the one night each week I set aside to do use this. This product is nourishing and leaves behind fantastic results. 

MAC Extended Play Lash Mascara : I picked this up on a whim after seeing Tanya Burr talk about it in a YouTube video and have been so pleased with it. I got it specifically for use on my bottom lashes, which are ridiculously long and tend to just create a big mess under my eyes. The brush is longer than the Clinique bottom lash, but just as precise and the comb works well for me. The formula is jet black and wetter than the Clinique - which I prefer - and has really great staying power! It doesn't transfer and budge throughout the day.

L'Oreal Miss Manga Rock Mascara : Another mascara love, this time for my top lashes. This stuff is seriously good! It gives a wet, jet black, super thick finish. It also holds a curl and can be built up really well. You can read more thoughts on this mascara in this post where I compared it to the Maybelline Colossal Chaotic Lash.

Sunday Riley Artemis Oil* : This.stuff. I didn't think I could covet a skincare product this much. I reviewed a first impression of this product at the beginning of the month and the immediate results had me so excited to keep using this one. As time has progressed I'm still just as much in love with it. The smell isn't quite as strong to me anymore either. As I mentioned yesterday my current routine is to double cleanse at night and then add this oil. I do a single cleanse in the morning and then use a more daytime friendly serum. Since Artemis does have a distinct smell and is thicker, I prefer to use it at night. It has done such a great job at balancing my skin-tone and reducing redness. Definitely one that will be sticking around for a while. 

OPI 'Do You Take Lei Away' : Give me all the neutrals this month! I have been on such a neutral nail kick - I'm loving beiges and creamy nudes. They feel super weather appropriate and work with everything. This color is a great sandy nude that isn't too pink or too grey. 

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner 'Trooper' : I had mixed feelings regarding this product when I reviewed it last and my thoughts have now completely turned around. With time the product became less streaky and the finish more of an ink black. It's staying power has also improved (this could simply be because the temperatures have finally cooled a bit). It has definitely worked it's way up there to the top of my eyeliner love list - which currently goes... budget friendly: Maybelline Line Stiletto, mid-range: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, splurge: Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen. 

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush 'Exposed' : The blush I feel every makeup bag needs. It's such a great neutral that works beautifully on so many skin types. This is one that just goes with so many looks and enhances the skin so nicely. The formula is really pretty too and never looks super powdery when applied. For me personally I like to apply this totally alone without bronzer and it's my favorite look!

MAKE Colour Matte/Dewy Duo* : I love the concept of this little palette. One side is a matte-fying formula while the other is a hydrating/highlighting formula. The matte side can be applied to areas where you want to keep oil down and minimize pores while the dewy side can be applied to areas you want to create a super natural looking glow. The formula allows for this product to be applied over makeup and as much as you want without it becoming cakey. I primarily use the dewy side and think it gives the most perfect summer, fresh skin highlight. I love using it on the tops of my cheekbones when I'm doing natural, easy makeup!

What have you been loving this month? Do share in the comments below! I always love picking up other people's favorites to test out!
*Gifted sample


  1. I think you need to create one for hose monthly beauty boxes, but just full of your monthly favourites products (full size please). I swear I need to try everything! I really need to try the Sunday Riley Artemis Oil - everyone is raving about it.


  2. Great picks! Glad the tattoo liner worked out for you cause it's one of my favorite liners. KVD also released liners in different shades and I'm eyeing some of the bright and fun colors, i think it would be a nice pop of color for summer.

  3. Monthly favorites are my favorite posts! I've been hearing a lot about MAKE, but I haven't seen it in any stores, so I haven't bought anything yet. That being said, that little duo sounds awesome! One of my favorites is Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz.

    Adia | beauty luxe life

  4. The Sachajuan Hair Repair does have fantastic reviews! I've seen it in the store but have not yet pulled the trigger. I think you've got me convinced!


  5. I keep hearing amazing things about the Sachajuan range and I need!!!! Exposed is such a beautiful shade. Definitely the blush everyone needs xx


  6. Oh my gosh, that would seriously be the dream! I would absolutely love to do that!! Artemis is amazing - I can't recommend it enough!!

  7. I'm totally obsessed with it now! It just took a bit of using/shaking to get the consistency right! Ooh a gorgeous blue would be awesome for summer!

  8. I'm not sure if they are in stores yet, I've been super impressed with their products though! Ahh I hear so much about the Becca highlighters, I think I need to swatch some on my next trip to Sephora!

  9. It's so good! I used it last night and I'm always so pleased with it's results! You'll have to let me know if you snag it and how you like it :)

  10. I want to try so many more products from Sachajuan! The hair repair definitely lives up to the hype!

  11. You definitely need to try the Becca highlighters. They are so good.

  12. Loving the look of that OPI nail polish! I've been obsessed with "barely there" nail polish shades recently, particularly the Nails Inc x Victoria Beckham nail polish in Bamboo White! xx

    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  13. Exposed is just the perfect blush. I agree - everyone needs it, to be honest. You just cannot go wrong.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

  14. The VB polishes are so gorgeous!! If you like those type of shades check out "Don't Bossa Nova Me Around" by OPI as well!

  15. It just works so well for so many people!!

  16. Loved reading your favorites this month! I am such a fan of the Kat Von D liquid liner and Tarte blush myself, the shade exposed goes with every makeup look. And that Artemis oil sounds amazing, definitely going to give it a try!

    xoxo Nicole


  17. I almost picked up that hair repair this weekend! I wish I had read this post before I hit the mall! also, I love the super light blushes, they are so great for summer!

    xx! Jordan Taylor | petiteMODERN