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Stuff I’ve been loving – June Edition

stuff I've been loving june edition

Welcome to stuff I’ve been loving June Edition!! I’ve been trialing and loving so many products in June, it’s unbelievable. Some of the products featured on this month’s stuff I’ve been loving are old favourites whereas some are new. Grab a cup of tea and something to eat, this is going to be a long post. Lets get started!

stuff I've been loving june edition

Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Serum* – I’ve been using this serum for all of June and I must say for a serum that is under $50 this one wins hands down. It keeps my face soft and smooth throughout the night. The serum has a light floral fragrance but fades after a few minutes. In terms of firmness and lines, I haven’t noticed much difference yet and to be honest I didn’t expect it to. These things take a while to correct.

Lancome Bi Facil Eye Make-Up Remover – I received this deluxe sample from my mum a few months ago. I decided to take this on my trip to Taiwan… let me just say this is ah-mazing. It removes waterproof eyeliner sooo well. I don’t use mascara so I can’t tell you how well that comes off. I just soak my cotton pad and press it against my eye. One swipe is all it takes to remove most of my eye makeup.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Swivel Stick* – There are so many uses for this product. I use it on my nose, lips, nails, knees and elbows. There was one night I was sitting in front of the tv, I just used this as a lip balm and noticed my cuticles were quite dry. So I massaged some around my nails and the next day I noticed it wasn’t as dry anymore. Can you believe this multi purpose product is only $3.99 at Chemist Warehouse?

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Extreme Fluid** – A while back I was chatting to a work colleague and she was speaking highly of this sunscreen. She said her dermalogist recommended it to her for sensitive skin. So I went out and got myself a bottle and never looked back. It’s a light texture and doesn’t clog pores or irritate the skin. I use this everyday under my makeup and it has not caused any problems for me. It’s fragrance free and offers a very high sun protection. When I was typing this post up, I realised I actually forgot to take a close up photo of this (sorry!).

stuff I've been loving june edition

Earrings – Since everyone has been loving the rose gold trend, I have decided to follow and bought these rose gold petite cube earrings. I got these from Taiwan for like a few dollars. They are so light, it feels as though you are wearing nothing and they are perfect for work. I did have to coat the back with nail polish because my ears are allergic to anything that is not gold.

Sasatinnie Rosehip Oil Face Mask – If you saw my Taiwan haul post last month, you would have seen I bought a bunch of face masks. I bought 3 boxes of this mask. It was so cheap too, I think it was just under $10AUD per box. Each box contains 10 masks which is equivalent to $1 a mask. This $1 mask does a better job than some of those $20 masks I’ve tried. I wake up with amazingly smooth skin every time I use this.

100% Pure Pot Rouge Blush in Posey* – Don’t let this little jar fool you! I realised after using it that there is so much pigment, a little goes a long way. I’ve been using it about 3 times a week and it has not left a dent in the jar. This blush gives the face a natural flush of colour. Posey is a nice colour that would suit most skin tones. I used my fingers to apply this blush and it is quite blendable. I would suggest to use less and build up as you goes.

Colour Theory Nail Polish in Rose Gold* – My current favourite nail polish this month! You can read all about it on my Monday Mani here.

Colour Theory All Eye Need Palette* – I’m such a badie, I also forgot to take a close up photo!  For a palette that is $10, this is pretty good quality. The All Eye Need contains 5 colours – 4 metallic and 1 slightly shimmery. This little palette can create basic looks and even the smokey eye. Great for travelling if you don’t plan on using much makeup. These eyeshadows can lasts all day on me with a primer underneath.

Tony Moly Petite Bunny Gloss Bar – I bought this from the Tony Moly store in Taiwan. The shade name was attached to the barcode sticker and I ripped it off without realising so I have no idea what shade this is. The Gloss Bar is in between a lip gloss and lipstick. It leaves a beautiful pop of colour and shine. The packaging is also so unbelievable cute, the lid has bunny ears and face. My only regret is not buying more…

stuff I've been loving june edition

Circa Home Scented Soy Candle in Pear & Lime* – I was raving about this candle in my weekly round up post. I find that candles create a warm and homey atmosphere. Circa Home describes the scent as invigorating blend of zesty Mexican Lime, Anjou Pear, warm Vanilla and Sandalwood. Honestly speaking I’m really bad at describing scents but I can tell you this smells sweet and delicious. The packaging is simple yet elegant. The wooden lid and frosted glass can be re-used after you’re done with the candle.

Jane Iredale Pommist Hydration Spray** – Pommist is a facial spray packed of powerful antioxidants and UV protector. The main ingredients of this fantastic spray is pomegranate extract, white tea leaf extract and rosemary leaf extract. All these three combined will help hydrate and protect the skin. The sprayer is very fine so you won’t expect your face to be drenched in mist. The scent is fruity and is on the stronger side. For people who don’t like scented products, you may find this too much for you. I on the other hand love the scent and keep spraying all over my face like a drug. Another benefit of this product is that it can be used over makeup. Sometimes if I over powder my face, I spray a little Pommist over it and it transform my cakey face into a dewy one.

What are some of your favourite products?

Products marked with * have been provided for consideration and products with ** I have since repurchased or purchased it myself to begin with.


Monday Mani featuring Nature Republic in 16

This week’s Monday Mani is a nail polish by Nature Republic in 16. I’m not too sure on the shade name, the sticky label at the back is written in Korean. After researching this polish on google, turns out this is actually a gel nail polish. Nature Republic is a South Korean cosmetic brand. My friend recently came back from Hawaii and bought this for me as a gift. There were a few stores in Taiwan but I didn’t get a chance to go in so I’m pretty chuffed my bud brought this back for me.

Here’s a bit about Nature Republic and I took this off the Visit Korea website:

Nature Republic is a cosmetic brand that focuses on promoting a healthy lifestyle to modern customers through its natural cosmetics. It offers diverse products ranging from skin care to body and hair care. All products contain natural ingredients.

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The consistency of this gel polish is not too thin or thick, pretty much the same consistency as a normal nail polish. The only difference is once it’s applied, it looks ultra shiny. You don’t need a UV lamp with this gel polish which is awesome. Might I add it also dries really quickly too. I applied two coats and it was fully dried within 20 mins.

This pink shade looks really lovely on. I can tell you the photo below doesn’t do it any justice. After 5 days, the polish started chipping slightly but still very wearable.
mani monday nature republic 16

Here I’ve used one coat of Orly Bonder, two coats of Nature Republic in 16 and one coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Flash top coat. Overall, I have really enjoyed using this polish. The formula, wear and consistency was great.

What’s your favourite nail polish colour?

Monday Mani featuring Colour Theory in Rose Gold

colour theory in rose gold

Happy Monday Chickadees!! No work today, it’s the long weekend.. woo hoo!! Did you get up to much? For us, we went to the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show and also went to see Entourage at the movies. My goodness the Good Food & Wine show was so busy, people were everywhere!!

The mani I have on for this post was actually last weeks. I recently received Colour Theory nail polish in Rose Gold in the mail so I had to test the wear of this beautiful polish.

It feels as though rose gold is all the rage right now especially in home interior decorating. I guess it’s the perfect combination of classic and modern all mixed into one shade.

This rose gold shade looks pretty awesome on my nails. After 3 days, the polish started chipping but still wearable. So in my books it wears pretty good for a drugstore brand! The consistency of this polish is perfect for a metallic polish. The polish is a little streaky when applying though but still looks great when dried.

colour theory in rose gold

Here I’ve used one coat of Orly Bonder, two coats of Colour Theory Rose Gold and one coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Flash top coat.

What do you think of Rose Gold polishes?

Colour Theory nail polish was provided for consideration. This has not influenced my opinion in any way.


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