Monday, August 1, 2011

Favorites: July 2011

Hi everyone!

Today is August 1st, 2011 and I'm going to attempt to do monthly favorites from now on, starting today with my July favorites. I don't have too many products to show you this month but I have a few.

- Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in Stray Dog: This came with the 15th anniversary set and is new and exclusive to this set. It's a soft brown/taupe. I love taupe in general and it's just a little different from your average brown. Also, these 24/7 liners go on super smooth and once they've dried they stay on beautifully! 
I don't know if there's a dupe for this colour from a brand that is available internationally but if you live in Europe and Catrice is sold in your country, definitely check out their Kohl Kajal eyeliner in 100 Name It As You Like! 
Urban Decay Stray Dog 24/7 Eyeliner

- MAC Face & Body: My skin is far from flawless and I usually use Revlon's Colorstay foundation which has a really good coverage. I've really been liking my Face & Body foundation this month when I felt like wearing just a light layer of foundation. It's a water-based foundation with a light coverage which you can build up to a higher coverage. I like that it's not a matte finish and that it actually looks like skin (like your own skin but better). It seems pricey ( around €30 / £25.50 /$32.50) but you do get 120 ml / 4.0 fl oz. when most foundations only contain 30ml / 1.0 fl oz. (so  30 ml of this would only be €7,5 / £6,3 / $8.12). Definitely worth the money if you ask me! (I just hope mine doesn't go bad before I can finish the bottle haha)

- MAC Dame Blush: I used to be scared of pink blushes. I always stayed away from them because I didn't wanna look like a Barbie doll. Even though this blush looks like a barbie-pink, it just gives you a soft, healthy flush of colour on the cheeks. It's a satin finish so it's not completely matte and easy to blend, but doesn't leave a lot of shimmer on your face. It has a very sublte blue-ish shimmer to it.

MAC Dame blush

- Babyliss hairdyer: I love this thing. It does take a while to get used to the rotating brush and it takes a little practice but it is so worth it. It's like having two hands in one. No more wrestling with the big round brush in one hand and the hair dryer in the other, this thing does it all for you! My sister got one for her birthday and she loves it too. She's a busy mom with 2 kids so she needs something that will style her hair quickly, and this brush/hair dryer does that for her.

- L'Oreal Perfect Clean foaming gel wash: (This is called Go 360 Clean Cleanser and comes in a different bottle in the US.) I use the purifying one for blemish prone skin. 
What I love about it: it does foam (I don't like cleansers that don't), it cleans my skin without leaving it dry and tight afterwards and it comes with the little "scrublet". The scrublet is supposed to give a deeper cleanse and i believe it does. It doesn't look like it's going to do much but it feel super soft on the skin. I've tried washing my face without the scrublet first and then with the scrublet and a bunch of makeup/dirt still came off! I don't know how to describe the smell of the wash gel but to me it just smells fresh and clean. I plan on trying the other ones soon.

- MAC MSF in Semi Precious Pearl (LE: Semi Precious collection): I got this in the beginning of July when the Semi Precious collection came out. I love the outer part as a highlight and the inner part as a blush. I'm quite pale so I can even mix both as a blush colour for a light shimmery colour. 
MAC Pearl MSF swatches (outside, center, both mixed)

That's all for this month! 

What have you been loving in July?



  1. Lovely products! And I see you love MAC :D

    I've tried MAC Face & Body but I couldn't decide how it really works cuase that day was too hot so I'm waiting a bit normal weather to see how it works for me, but I did like how light it is :)

  2. I do love MAC :)
    I can imagine it not wearing very well in hot weather. I love the natural finish of it!

  3. what shade in mac are you? (for reference) i want to know if the dame blush will show up on me haha

  4. Im pretty pale, so about a NW15-20. For darker skintones i'd recommend something like Pink Swoon or Dolly Mix. I also really like Fleur Power which is a little warmer.