Today’s post is very exciting because it is the first of my Monthly Favourites. At the end of each month, I will review five or six products that I have reached for again and again during the past four weeks. So here are my most loved products from June:
My first favourite from June is the Perfect Legs Skin Miracle from the brand This Works. The name of this product includes two very big words: ‘perfect’ and ‘miracle’. Even the brand name piques your interest and builds expectation. But I’m happy to say that this product definitely delivers. Summer officially began in June here in the UK and this product helped ease me into those first tricky days of exposing my poor sun-deprived legs in summer skirts and dresses. I am fair-skinned and I have come to accept that, but this stuff just takes the edge off. It is a dark brown gel that sheers out to give you a very natural sun-kissed glow. It describes itself as a serum that smoothes and perfects your legs. I also love the fact that it smells really good so you avoid the horrid biscuity fake-tan smell.
Continuing along the summer theme, my next favourite is also perfect for this time of year. I think jellies are the Marmite of the footwear world; you either love them or you hate them. I loved them when I was little and I couldn’t be happier that it is once again socially acceptable to go out and about with jelly-clad feet (although I think my mum and sister might disagree with me on that one!) I got this pair from Asos and they were only £10. I particularly liked them because the ‘jelly’ has a more purply-blue hue to it rather than the grey ones I have seen around. They are insanely comfortable, sparkle in the sun and they make any colour you’re wearing on your toe nails look incredible.
Next up is the Frat Boy blush from The Balm. I mentioned this blush in a previous post, which you can read here, and I still love it. In fact, I hardly wore anything else on my cheeks all month. It is just so good for brightening up your complexion and giving you that natural, lit-from-within flush. And unlike a lot of powder blushes it doesn’t fade at all – the formula is so pigmented it has an almost buttery consistency and you can still see it on your cheeks at the end of the day. I think this blush would look great on all skin tones.
For me, this next product was love at first smell. I was browsing the minis section in Space NK after work (OMG the minis section – am I right?), I just casually opened this to give it a sniff and I was hooked. I knew instantly that it was coming home with me. The scent is very difficult to describe but it’s absolutely gorgeous; it’s not particularly feminine, in fact a man could definitely use this as well, and it has hints of mint. When you pour it into the bath it fills the whole room with its delicious aroma and it is perfect for a nice, relaxing soak. It doesn’t really create any bubbles and I haven’t yet tried it out on sore muscles so I cannot vouch for the ‘muscle relief’ claims but it is still a really lovely product and I am I keen to try more things from this brand.
My next June favourite is the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I am probably very late to the party with this one but the hype is totally justified. This is hands down (pun intended) the best top coat I have ever used. It dries so fast – we’re talking seconds here! – and it makes your nail polish look so glossy, with an almost gel-like finish. Plus, when I first tried this, my nail polish stayed chip free for a whole week…a week!
My final favourite from the month of June is my gorgeous Charlotte Tilbury makeup bag. There are no words to describe how much I love this makeup bag; it is so sophisticated and luxurious. I adore rose gold and so Charlotte Tilbury’s products always look great to me anyway but I love the lipstick pattern to this and the fun quotation on the back. It is a good size (quite Tardis -like in fact) but it is still squashy enough to be easily packed. I have so far managed to keep the cream material clean but I love the fact that the material inside the bag is black because then the inevitable marks from your makeup don’t show up.
That’s it for my June Favourites, I hope you liked my first post like this. Let me know what you’ve been loving this month.