Jul 30, 2013

July Favorites

My summer makeup routine is very minimal. Like to wear as little makeup as possible but still look fresh and put together.

This month I am throwing in a non-beauty product in my monthly favorite.

Bath & Body Works London Calling - tea & lemon 3-wick Candle
I stocked up on my summer-scented candles during one of their many summer sales. I ordered mine online when they had the $10 3-wick candle sale. This one is my favorite. I didn't think I was going to enjoy it this much. When it says tea and lemon, I thought how is tea going to scent nice. But it does. I am a coffee-drinker but enjoy tea once in a while. The mixture of tea leaves and lemon just give the right amount of aroma which is refreshing and not too sweet-scented.

Bioderma Sebium Mat- Anti-Shine Fluid 
I enjoy Bioderma Sensibio and thought I would try another Bioderma product. In the summer, I prefer to put on a light moisturizer. I have been looking for a lightweight moisturizer which is moisturizer and also helps with oil-control. This is a very light moisturizer and there is a very light fresh scent. I apply this after I put on my daily face sunscreen. This really helps with oil-control, especially on my t-zone and keep my face nice and matte all day long.

Chanel CC Cream
I think I have talked about this amazing product enough in my blog here. I have been a loyal BB cream user. But ever since I discovered this CC cream, this has been my go-to product throughout the summer. Even though this only comes in one shade(20 beige) which is a wee-bit too light for my skin tone now, I apply a bit of bronzer or my usual setting powder which is closer to my skin tone. This helps control oil much better than my BB cream. This is not yet available in Canada yet(I got mine from a reputable seller on ebay in Asia) but was told by a Chanel makeup associate that this is coming this fall.

Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder in 004 Sandstorm
After I apply my CC cream, I apply this powder on my t-zone only to keep nice and matte. This is such an affordable drug store pressed powder which deserves all they hype it receives.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Medium
Another score from ebay as this is not available here. I love my MAC prolong wear concealer but find this one much lighter and easier to blend. It has a sponge doe foot applicator making it a breeze to apply  evenly.

Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Score
I bought this on my last Hautelook. Not sure if this is going to be discontinued or not as I have seen this on the Urban Decay website on deep discount and have not seen this at any Sephora stores. This is a very creamy coral blush. Like to layer this before I apply my powder blush. Makes my blush last a lot longer.

MAC Temperature Rising Collection Limited Edition Blush- Ripe For Love
I missed out on their online release and it was sold out very fast. Finally got my hands on this and I am so happy. Such a pretty coral shade which glides on cheek effortlessly. I love wearing coral blushes in the summer.

Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya
As if you cannot tell but I love coral. This lip butter has been my go-to lipstick. Goes with anything and so moisturizing. 

What are your summer must-have products?


  1. I've never seen the london calling candle! It sounds like something that would be right up my street! I'll definitley keep an eye out for it! Thanks for the heads up!

    1. it the most amazing scented candles I got in a while. Highly recommend it. Hope you will like it too.

  2. Juicy Papaya is my absolute favorite lip butter!! It is amazing! xox

    1. I just love my lip butter. Wonder if Juicy Papaya will stay on the permanent line.

  3. That candle sounds amazing! I wish we could easily get bath and body works products here in Australia xx


    1. I am so addicted to Bath and Body Works candles. Lucky in a way that the town I live in doesn't have the store, otherwise, I would be in BIG trouble :)

  4. I am also loving Juicy Papaya right now! I have been curious about that candle. It is on sale online right now I think. :)

    The Grass Skirt

  5. That candle sounds amazing...I really need to hit up the BBW by my house!

    Kalyn @ The Scenic Route

  6. Im loving the rimmel stay matte too! I just got it recently and now I understand all the hype. I really need to try that collection 2000 concealer though!

    xox, A Lovely Allure