Ebay has ruined my resolve not to spend for the second time this week. Note to self, stay away from the health and beauty section. Today’s purchase was a complete accident. I was scrolling through the health and beauty section of Ebay while I was waiting for the kettle to boil (really), and the Sweet Recipe Ice-cream Nails by etude house popped onto my screen. While I’ve used (and I’m currently loving) an Etude House BB cream, I haven’t tried or even looked at any of their other products and I had no idea they made nail polish. When this collection of polishes appeared I may have squeaked over-excitedly. These polishes immediately reminded me of the speckled polishes from Illamasqua that i’m dying to try. At £3.50 each, Ice-cream Nails are a quarter of the price, a budget friendly alternative to their Illamasqua counterparts and can be purchased from Ebay.
While the Etude House aren’t an exact dupe by any means, they’re similar enough and for the price I’m certainly not going to complain. The four shades in this collection are all fun pastels, each with speckles in complementing colours. I bought the shades Apricot Candy and Strawberry Stars Candy and I can’t wait to try them!
Hey everyone! I loved so many products this month but there were 3 that really stood out for me.
I have to start with the Benefit Moisture Prep Toning Lotion. While I’m not one to get excited by overpriced water (lets face it, many toners are just that), the moisture prep toning lotion by benefit is truly something special. Not only does this product smell absolutely-wonderfully-fresh (yes that’s a word), it feels fantastic on my skin. This actually glides over my skin without any resistance, or drying. I can’t describe the consistency as anything other than slippy. It feels more hydrating than water if that’s even possible and unlike some brands I’ve tried recently (yes I’m talking about you Lancome) that dried out as soon as the touched my face and left my skin feeling tight and dull, I feel this product really did prep my skin to better absorb my moisturiser. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this when it runs out.
After reading countless positive reviews about this product, I finally gave the Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream a try and I have to say I’m not disappointed. This BB cream gives fantastic coverage and blends beautifully to provide a really natural finish. I have awful dry skin and this product doesn’t settle into my dry patches, it gives my skin a nice healthy, dewy glow without appearing oily. This is one of the best BB creams I’ve tried and I’d definitely recommend it to anyone disappointed with western attempts at BB creams or anyone looking to try one for the first time. The only downside to this product is that it’s only suitable for light/medium skin tones. I wear the shade 13 and I purchased it on ebay from seller rubyruby76.
Finally, the Casual Colour Lip and Cheek Coloursby MAC have to be some of the best products I’ve purchased this month. I’m a huge fan of cream blushes but I’m not in love with MAC’s cremeblend blushes so I didn’t expect to like the casual colour lip and cheek colours. I was pleasantly surprised to see these out-performed my expectations. These little beauties were released with the casual colour collection and are brand new, never released before products. They have a lightweight, non-greasy, creamy formula which is nicely pigmented. They blend out really nicely but the colour is also very buildable if you want something a little more dramatic. The product blends really easily with fingers or brushes and gives the face a natural looking glow. I own three of these in the shades; lazy Sunday, have a lovely day and weekend getaway. These are limited edition so get them while you can.
For more of my favourite beauty products for the month of June, check out my June favourites video.