Monthly Favorites : My June Favorites!

July 1, 2013

I can’t believe that this month has come to an end. I’m not sure if I should be happy or sad about it. A lot has happen during these thirty days: a lot of exams, first part of the baccalaureate (one more year and I’m done!), my birthday, end of school year and beginning of summer sales! I can proudly say that during this month I have mastered the art of multitasking which unsurprisingly lead to several nervous breakdowns. Back to the topic… Behold, my june favorites!

I payed a visit to Bath & Body Works not long ago knowing they had a huge sale going on. I picked up a few candles to burn in my room and came across “Mahogany Teakwood” and Oh. My. God. it smells so good! Are you familiar with the Abercrombie & Fitch “Fierce” perfume? You know, the one they spray in the whole store and on their clothes. It smells exactly the same. It’s that heavenly masculine scent that makes me take a deep breath every time I smell it. I’m quite bad when it comes to describing scents. So if you have the chance to stop by a B&BW shop, make sure you have a whiff of that. You’ll fall in love. 

Next is Boujois’s Regard Effect Metallise eyeliner in Vert Pepite. I’ve discovered this in my mother’s stash and thought why not use it? It gives a beautiful pop of color and an extra oomph to the makeup look. It glides on smoothly and the consistency is very luxurious and buttery. It’s a great change from the traditional neutral eye look. 
Speaking of eyeliners. On casual days, I’ve been going out simply with black eyeliner on my top lash line and mascara. I’ve been using MAC’s Blacktrack a lot as it can last all day without melting away (it rimes, haha!). As for mascara, I’ve been reaching out for Mikyajy’s 3 in 1 mascara from the Sabaya line. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it but it’s doing the job. Another eye product is MAC’s All That Glitters, a very well loved eyeshadow. I’ve been sweeping this very lightly over the lids to add a bit of sheen to the look.
Bourjois released not long ago a summer collection that consists of all type of bronzers. And I was in desperate need of a new bronzer and something to mix up with my foundations as they were all too pale for me. I got the Bronzing Primer which answered all of my prayers. I was so damn impressed when I used it! It’s the softest cream product I’ve ever used. It blends beautifully and seamlessly with the natural skin tone. It leaves a very nice tanned and healthy look that allow you to step out of the house without any other makeup on. However, it doesn’t control oil very well. A good blot is needed. I like to use it on its own or mix it up with foundation for more coverage or apply it to the hollows of my cheeks for a bit of contour. Some compare it to the Chanel Tan de Soleil, which I’m dying to try out and which is tres expensive. 
To avoid any interaction with the bronzy-ness, I’ve been using Benefit’s Dandelion blush which isn’t too overpowering. It adds the perfect touch of pink. I’ve been alternating with MAC’s Lovecloud a lot. There’s something about summer that makes me love this blush. I remember adding it to last year’s summer favorites. I believe it was part of my july favorites?
I’ve shown a lot of compassion towards this next item but I feel that I haven’t expressed much love for it on the blog. The Sigma F35 brush is officially my all-time favorite brush out there! It can be used for cream or powder products, highlighters, bronzers, blush, setting powders, blending concealers… The list can go on and on if you really think of it. This gem has served me so well ever since I bought it. Definitely a must for a starters kit!
Last but not least is the newest member of the makeup family. Please put your hands together for Bourjois’s Healthy Mix Serum! My best friend came back from London and kindly got me this foundation which I was craving. Luckily, the shade turned out to be the perfect one. Words cannot describe how much I love this product. It blends and applies so smoothly and luxuriously. It leaves a flawless dewy finish. What’s not to love? 
So this post turned out to be longer that I thought it would. A lot of products caught my heart, specially the Bourjois ones. This brand has reached the top of my favorites list. I’m definitely going back for more. 
What are you favorites this month? Tried any of the products mentioned? 
– Zein xx

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6 Comments

  • Reply Nida Moughal July 3, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Great picks I am also using Mikyajy’s mascara =)

    • Reply Zein July 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

      Glad you like them 🙂

      xx

  • Reply Hala Ounsi July 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I am in love with MAC’s Bare Again it’s my all time favorite lipstick

    • Reply Zein July 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm

      You’re welcome for the recommendation, haha!

      xx

    • Reply Hala Ounsi July 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Haha! Yeah you have amazing taste 😉

    • Reply Zein July 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

      Thanks! :*

      xx

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