Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July Favourites

What, It's past half-way through the year ALREADY? This year has flown by so quickly. Soon, it's going to be Christmas again, whaat?!

I love watching and reading about what people have enjoyed using the most throughout the month so I thought I'd do a post about what I have enjoyed too.


Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Cleansing Lotion:
It feels really moisturising and works as both a cleanser and make up remover. You can use it on your eye area to get rid of your eye make up (yes it's dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested!) I've just been using this as a cleanser though. I felt it's really helped to restore moisture on my skin once the make up remover left it feeling dried out.


Nivea Rich moisturising Body Lotion:

Another Nivea product, but this mosituriser is amazing. It's quite think but not oily. I have dry skin and this has definitely kept my skin smooth and hydrated throughout the dry Winter!

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Avado Shower gel in tangerine:

This product is not only organic, it smells amazing. I've been using this product for a while - I'm actually almost completely out. I have eczma, and usually when it acts up, I switch from a shower gel to a wash which is completely soap free. But I haven't switched whilst using this one and I don't feel this has aggravated it at all. To top things, it smells pretty awesome. It's not an over the top citrus-sey smell (I don't actually like strong citrus smells). So it's definitely a winner for me!
Purchase here

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Pieras BB Cream: 

Ok, Soooooooo. I bought this when I was in Hong Kong, and tried it when came back to Sydney, I did not like it. It seemed wayyyyy too white for my skin. I had also bought one for my friend, who told me she liked to mix it with another foundation and it worked well for her. I had offered for her to take it, but she said she wanted to keep trying other BB creams in the market, but otherwise if she still didn't find one.. And I thought, MAYBE when Winter comes, my skin will be lighter from less sun exposure (perhaps a silly thought?) Anyway, later, I read this BB cream is supposed to adapt to your skin colour and give a foundation-like finish. Say, what? I didn't think so. Seeing now it IS July, and the tinted moisturiser I was using had run out, I decided to give it another shot. Yes, a tad white. But not too bad. Not something I could put on and rush out the door with though. However, the next day I applied it, I figured I was applying too much. Hence, it was too white. The BB cream seeps out REALLY easily through the tube, so you tend to get a LOT of product out. But if you learn to control it better and only get what you need - you do see it does blend well to your face. I almost feel like this BB cream deserves it's own post. Maybe I will do a review for it. Yes, I LOVE it. Unfortunately, I couldn't find it for sale on Sasa to repurchase, because I would have snapped up another one. I did, however, find it for sale on eBay, so if you guys are interested, here's the link to the listing.


Forever New Jacket: 

I've had a lot of events or rather, just needed to dress business casual for a lot of July, and found myself wearing this jacket OVER and OVER. I bought this jacket from Forever New last year. It's not on the website anymore, but I love it. It dresses up any outfit, with a pair of straight leg jeans if you're going into work in an office, or could be perfect with a dress or skirt, just for everyday.The jacket's at a good length to create that smart-casual look and the pockets are at a really convenient height. It's also been great at keeping me warm on chilly mornings!

So, what were your July favourites? I'd love to know!


  1. Hello!! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, if you follow this link to my blog the rules will be there for the questions you have to answer :) Make sure to to tell me when you have. - Have fun!!
    xx Chloe

    1. Thank you so much Chloe! I'll do that as my next post!