Sunday, 4 September 2016

Summer Beauty Favourites

summer, beauty, favourites, skincare, bath, body, makeup, nails

Hi guys,

I haven't done a monthly beauty favourites post for the past few months, so I thought I'd do a Summer Favourites instead.
Of course, I used a lot of products over the Summer but I've chosen six of my favourite, most used products that pretty much lived on my dressing table throughout my favourite season of the year.

kiehls, skincare

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream (£24.00)
I've wanted to treat myself to this for a while now and this Summer I finally did. It is formulated with moisturising squalane and water retaining imperata cylindrica to protect the skin through harsh weather conditions. My skin has felt amazing since I started using it, throughout the day it feels soft, smooth and super hydrated. And I'm confident my skin will be well looked after throughout Autumn & Winter, new favourite moisturiser over here!!

l'occitane, shower oil, bath/body

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil* (£18.00)
I received this sample sized shower oil after the L'Occitane Bloggers Event I was invited to over the Summer. It smells SO good! It transforms into a lovely lather when in contact with water, which feels beautifully soft on the skin. It has that luxury feel of an expensive product! My skin feels really soft and hydrated after use, which is really important for me as I suffer with keratosis pilaris. It's quite expensive for a shower oil, so I'll be a bit gutted when it runs out, [which as you can see will be very soon, boo!] but it'll definitely be on my wish list!

soap & glory, fake tan, skincare

Soap & Glory Glow Job Sunkissed Tinted Morning Moisture Flash (£11.00)
That's a mouth full! Ohhhhhh wait!!... 
They've done that on purpose surely?? Given it that name, for that very response full of innuendo!! Anyway, moving on. I've shouted about this stuff before, but I couldn't not mention it in my Summer favourites as it has been a big fave of mine this Summer. So, Glow Job is a wash off face self tan, mixed with moisturiser. It has cheeky little magic bronzeburst beads, that burst upon skin contact releasing a subtle but buildable colour, leaving a lovely sun kissed glow, which has been perfect over the Summer months. It also includes youth enhancing raspberry stem cells which boost elasticity and skin toning vitamin e, which makes it a pretty amazing product! 

Benefit, make up, eye make up, makeup

Benefit Big Beautiful Eyes Eye Contour Kit (£25.50)
Another product I've mentioned before, but it has been my go-to palette a lot this Summer. It contains Boi-ing industrial strength concealer, alabaster pink base shadow, cocoa shimmer contour shadow and rich chocolate brown liner shadow, as well as a couple of brushes. I'm not sure it's worth the price tag for what it is, BUT it's a pretty good eyeshadow kit to reach for. The shadows are beautifully blendable and used together makes a really lovely eye makeup look. I've used it throughout for the Summer for an everyday eye look and also used it on my friends a few times on nights out. 
Essie, nail colour, nail polish, nails

Essie Nail Colour in Sand Tropez (£7.99/Superdrug)
I'm a big nude nail fan all year round, but this soft, sandy beige shade has been a favourite throughout the Summer. It's probably the name that draws me to it during the Summer months but it's such a good clean colour that goes well with any outfit day or night. I've painted my nails with this a couple of times lately as it's such a complimentary colour.

Elizabeth Arden, skincare, lips

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant (£27.00/Boots full size)
I received this small sample a while ago in a beauty box and I've been using this on my lips as part of my evening skin routine every night throughout the Summer. It has kept my lips feeling soft, smooth and hydrated through the warm nights and I'll be happy to continue using it all year round. I'm not sure I could justify purchasing a full size when I'm on empty though, I'll have to hunt down another sample size!

What beauty products have you been loving using this Summer?

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*I was gifted this item from the brand. 
All other products bought with my own money. 
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  1. Love all of these beauty favourites Lianne! I really want to try the Kiehl's moisturiser now, as I'm trying to use more natural skincare brands

  2. Love your product pics, shows how well loved these products are..

    1. I find it can be difficult to do these kind of posts and get decent pictures with half used products, but thats what its all about right? :)

  3. Such lovely products! I can see how much you love the shower oil, how awful it'll be when it finishes! I'm curious about Elizabeth Arden products as i've heard so much but the price always put's me off..

  4. The Essie polish in Sand Tropez is one of my favourites too. It's lasts for days without chipping!

  5. Never used any of these, but I do love soap and glory. Even just for the sexual innuendos! Xxx

  6. Ooh I love soap and glory but I haven't tried this moisturiser yet so I will be putting that on my list! I also like Benefit but have only ever tried their make up :)


  7. The Benefit eye kit sounds fab, I love their erase paste. :) I've been really boring this summer and haven't really tried any new make up - will have to be more adventurous in autumn! #sundaybest

  8. wow love these products. I love the sand topaz. great review!

  9. I too have the Benefit eyes set, the L'Occitaine shower oil AND Essie Sand Tropez is my fave colour...having said that, I can't remember the last time I painted my nails, wore make up or showered without a toddler at my feet (L'Occitaine is for solo showers only!)

    I'll certainly check out your other recommendations - we obviously have similar tastes! #justanotherlinky

  10. Keeping meaning to buy the Benefits big beautiful eyes and Essie is always my favorite nails polish designer. xx

  11. Loved this! I need some new moisturiser, so I'm definitely going to try out the Kiehl's. Essie is my very favourite nail polish brand, too. I had a similar colour a couple of years back but it was limited edition. #justanotherlinky

  12. Laughing out loud at the name glow job - it would make me pick it up though

    1. It was more the 'ooh thats a mouth full' comment that made me cringe lol

  13. That L'Occitane Almond shower gel is absolutely amazing, ive been through a bottle on my own!

  14. I am a big fan of all things L'Occitane and this shower gel is just divine, I also love Kiehls Face cream as well x

  15. What a lovely selection - that nail varnish is a gorgeous colour. I have been wanting to try a Kheils product for a while now, they all look so great. #lovelythings

  16. Great selection! I need to introduce a regime, but never seem to have the time x

  17. Lovely stuff! Have never used these products before but you got me interested in trying them. Thanks for sharing #lovelythings

  18. I am completely obsessed with soap and glory products but I haven't tried that one yet. I will make a little shopping trip tomorrow ;) #tuesdaytreasures

  19. I love beauty products, but my favourite shower and soaps have to L'occitaine especially Verbena it smells so good x

  20. You always have such lovely products in your roundups hun! Thanks for sharing. xx

  21. Gorgeous! Loving the gold pineapple in the background too!

  22. Great round up of products. I am in love with the nail colour shade
    Thank you for linking up to #justanotherlinky

  23. "That's a mouth full! Ohhhhhh wait!!..."
    Literally wetting myself at this, oh Lianne! The Glow Job does sound amazing though, I need to give my pasty face a bit of a glow for sure!

    Kirstie | Behind The Scent

  24. Lovely selection, I love benefit and kiehls!! Good choices. Thanks for linking up #bestandworst

  25. Totally loling at your comment about the Glow Job stuff haha! I love that Essie polish, I love nudes too, so timeless. Thanks for linking up to #SundayBest x

    1. Hahaha I think they've very cleverly gave it that long name to get that very response!! ;)

  26. these look like some fab products, thanks for joining in with #tuesdaytreasures

  27. Wow gorgeous products I'm certainly
    Going to have a look to see if I can find the glow job (fab name) in Holland. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

  28. Oh I love beauty bits and you've got some lovely ones there, that moisturiser looks fab I may have to try that. Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

  29. I really love the look of the Eye Contour Kit - although I'm not very good with makeup! Thank you so much for linking up to #OurFaveFive


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