Tuesday, 29 July 2014

July Favourites ft Real Techniques, The Balm and Tanya Burr

Let me start off by saying- I'm feeling rather poorly today so If I'm not my usually sparkling witty self then that's why haha!

Anyway that aside let's kick off this monthly favourites with the obligatory where the hell is this year going?? It's crazy! 

I've got a few wee bits and pieces to share with you this month and there is a bit of a theme- can't be arsed beauty! If you are in the UK you'll know we've had a tonne of unusual hot weather and when this happens I want products that take minimal effort, maybe so more than one thing and don't melt off. It's because of this, I've arrived at my faves!

The balm nudetude real techniques blusharsh rimmel match perfection

So here we have them, The products are as follows (I'm sure you can figure out which is which lol):

The Balm Nude'tude Palette

This has, for the past couple, taken the place of my trusty Naked 2 palette, the shadows are just so creamy and blendable. It's your typical nudes palette in colour but the finish of the shadows vary from matte to satin and shimmer with some cool and some warm- if you want me to do a swatch and review post/video can you let me know in the comments or on twitter @lozzyloveslippy?

Real Techniques Blush Brush

A more recent real techniques purchase for me but it has not left my handbag (apart from to get a bath). I use it, not for blush, for powder. I find the slightly tapered shape allows to get in under my eyes to set my concealer and it's fluffy enough that it picks up just enough product and doesn't make you all cakey which is great for summer. I've also used it to put on mineral makeup- see multipurpose!

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation 

This stuff really is the shiz! Yes I'm 26 and said 'the shiz' what of it? haha! It's nice and glowy without being too dewy and shiny. It's lighweight but with a decent medium-buildable coverage. It's easy enough to put on with a brush or with your fingers. It's just an all round good foundation and I got it on offer for 2 for £10 in superdrug which made it even better. I've been using it literally all month, I haven't even looked at my wake me up soz wake me up!). It's got SPF18 too which is great for summer- Watch me review and apply it here

Skinetica Anti-blemish Super Toner Make up Base all in one

Holy crapoli that's a mouthful and a half! This stuff is a toner that you use morning and night and from the title you have probable guessed it is a spot fighting dooda! In this muggy, sticky, sweaty (yum) weather I've had a few pesky breakouts in my usually places- forehead being one. This stuff claims to work in 2 days and by jove it did indeed. I've stopped using it daily as it is a teency bit drying but it comes out when a new face demon appears and it works really quickly! Full disclosure- I got this in a gift bag but I'm definitely thinking of repurchasing when I run out!

I've done a wee swatchy of the next few products!

swatch Tanya Burr Picnic in the park

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Tanya Burr Picnic in the Park

Now normally I am a lipstick kinda gal but I did say it's been a CBA makeup kinda month and this, for me, epitomises easy wear. It's a nice light creamy lipgloss, it's not drying, it doesn't need a mirror to apply and it's pretty- what more do you need in summer? Oh and it smells and tastes amazing!

Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Plushest Pink

Oh miss fancy pants budget beauty blogger featuring Clinique in her monthly favourites- yup that's right- it's was a Christmas pressie! I don't really have other pinks like this, it's kind of bright but not and it's in the crayon form that I love which makes it another easy application product. The colour makes it very wearable and it does leave a wee stain so you don't have to worry about always having to reapply. It's nice but honestly cheaper ones do the same job I just like this colour!

Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Pencil in Mink Brown

I showed you this in my mini wet 'n' wild haul a couple of weeks ago. This is another multifunctional pencil. I've been using it as a really simple eye just chucking it along my lash line and smudging it out with my finger. I've also been using it lightly in my brows. It's a wee bit darker then I normally go with my brows but I love the consistency and the minky undertone makes it cool toned enough to work- and it was cheap as chips!

Avon always on point Eyeliner in Teal

This is going to be featured in an upcoming haul video/post (filmed a wee while ago) but I had to show you because I've been using it quite a bit. It's so handy to throw on if you want something a bit more interesting that your usual neutral eye. I've got a few nice compliments on it, i love it on my upper lash line either as a thin line or smudged out, I love it on my waterline too- it pulls out the green tones in my weirdly coloured eyes which I love. It's a lovely long lasting cream formula too.

So that's it for my faves! I hope you have enjoyed. Let me know if you want a full review of anything or if you want to know any more. Also let me know what you've been loving! 


  1. I want Tanya's lippies so bad but the don't they sell it here. Lovely post btw xo