Hello, welcome to this post! Today, since we are half way through the year, I have decided to put together a post about my mid- year favourites. This year has gone so fast so far, and I've tried many products, worn many outfits, read many books and blogs and used many apps! For this blog post I will be sharing my favourite beauty products from the last 6 months, a few of my favourite pieces of clothing and lifestyle objects that I love. Enjoy!
Mid Year Beauty Products Review
I've been loving many beauty products for the last 6 months, but I've rounded up my absolute favourites for this blog post. Lets get into it!
I received my Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Blush perfume for my birthday in April and I've been wearing it almost every day since! I think the smell is so perfect for everyday use, no matter what the season.
I naturally have curly, frizzy and dry hair that is super hard to control and many conditioners do not calm my frizz or soften my hair. However, the OGX Coconut Water Conditioner is my new favourite hair product. My hair softens and detangles almost instantly after I massage the conditioner through my hair and forms my curls perfectly.
I have SUPER sensitive skin and many face cleansers break me out or make my skin sting. The Sukin Cream Cleanser is perfect for my sensitive skin as it is made from all natural ingredients and has no hidden nasties!
While I was in South Africa, I purchased the Stila Eyes Are the Window Shadow Palette in Soul as I thought the colours were so gorgeous! I really love this palette, especially the shades Kitten, Heart and Peace (as seen in the swatches below).
My best friend gave me such a gorgeous palette for Christmas, I love it! The Chi Chi Cosmetics Timeless Eyeshadow Palette in Glamorous is such a perfect natural and classy palette that can be used for so many different looks. The shadows are super creamy and quite pigmented. My current quick, go-to look is a light sweep of the 6th shade over the lid, a sweep of the 8th shade in the crease, blended again with the 6th shade and some added sparkle with the 7th shade.
I never used to be a fan of foundation, but recently I purchased the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation for a dance performance and I've been wearing it almost everyday since! This foundation has totally transformed me from a BB Cream lover into a foundation girl! It lasts for ages and blends really well.
To make my foundation (and sometimes BB cream) last longer, I love to use my Benefit Stay Flawless 15 Hour Primer before I put on my base. It makes my base stay on for much longer than usual as well as allowing me to blend my base perfectly.
Personally, I think there is nothing worse than streaky or patchy foundation. My Real Techniques Expert Face Brush allows me to blend and stipple my bases to perfection! The bristles are the perfect density to achieve a flawless, smooth base.
As a major pink/nude lipstick fan, I am constantly on the search for the perfect long lasting, pigmented and creamy nude lipstick. The Mac Cremesheen Lipstick in Pure Zen is such a beautiful nude that looks really lovely on the lip and last for a really long time!
Mid Year Fashion Favourites
Similar to the beauty favourites, there have been a few pieces from my wardrobe that have been staple pieces for the last 6 months! Unfortunately, some of the pieces are no longer available in stores, but I have found alternative options that are extremely similar!
16. Australian. Lover of good food, lipstick and sparkly things. Professional burger eater, coffee drinker and online shopper.